Thank you to all the families who participated in our TUITION ROUND-UP in January to benefit the Playground Fund. This fundraiser will continue for the remainder of the school year, so if you’re able to “round-up” your tuition, please do and know that your money is going to something special! Speaking of… PLAYceMaker, LLC presented their new plans to the playground committee in January and they were unanimously approved. The theme of the new playground will be “The Creation Story as seen through the lens of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.” The playground plans will be hanging in the entry way next week. Please take a moment to check them out!
Mark your calendar for Friday, April 12th for a Silent Auction/Dinner Playground Fundraiser!
LET’S CONNECT! LUNCHEON SERIES
The CDC is absolutely delighted to partner with Hannah Kline, Parent Coach and Educator. Hannah will join us once a month to share, connect and learn together. She’ll bring a topic to discuss each month, but will mostly provide a safe and informal space for parents to support and get to know each other!
Our first LET’S CONNECT luncheon will take place on Tuesday, February 19th from noon – 1:00 in the Parish House. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org or Leigh at email@example.com
To learn more about Hannah, click here.
We hope you can join us on the 19th at noon!
Registration for the 2019/2020 school year will begin next week. Current families will receive an e-mail on Tuesday, 2/12 with PDF writeable registration forms. Forms and registration fees will be accepted on Thursday, 2/21, Friday, 2/22, Monday, 2/25 and Tuesday, 2/26 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Current families are guaranteed enrollment at their current schedule but may increase or decrease days if space allows.
Community registration will begin on Monday, March 4th.
Registration for our preschool summer program will also begin on March 4th. If your student is a full day student, they do not need to reenroll for the summer. If your child is a preschool student, you do need to register for the summer program!
WOOT, WOOT, WEBSITE…
The CDC is on the world wide web!!! Check it out at www.firstunitedmethodistchurch.org/preschool.html
Follow us on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/knoxvillefumccdc/
Follow us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/cdc_at_fumc_knoxville/
SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS…
… are due on Friday, 2/8. If you need a catalogue, there are extras on the entryway table! The more books you order, the more books we earn! 😉
The CDC is closed on Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Wednesday, 2/20/19 is World Social Justice Day. During chapel, Brittney will be talking to the kiddos about equality, fairness, standing up for others and promoting acceptance! Want to talk to your children about social justice? Check out these books!
Registration for Parents Night Out on Friday, 3/1/19 is due by Friday, 2/22/19. Please e-mail Leigh Feld at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Spring Break is scheduled for Monday, March 18th – Friday, March 22nd. We are open to full day families but closed to preschool families during Spring Break. FULL DAY FAMILIES: If you are NOT going to be here during Spring Break, please let Leigh or Melanie know ASAP.
NEW FACES AROUND THE CDC!
We are delighted to welcome several new teachers to the CDC!
Becca Lewis is our new floater/breaker on Mondays from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Becca is a junior at UTK majoring in Child and Family Studies. She is from Franklin, TN and previously worked at the Childcare Center at Franklin High School, Rolling Hills Church Nursery and at the Franklin YMCA. On Monday mornings, Becca will be supervising the early care kiddos in the Fellowship Hall so pop in and introduce yourself!
Zachary Day is our new floater/breaker on Tuesdays – Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to noon. Zachary is a senior psychology/biochemistry double major from Memphis, Tennessee. Zachary plans to attend medical school and specialize in pediatrics. Before joining us at the CDC, Zachary worked with children as a counselor at Camp H.U.G.S, as an Ignite Camp Counselor and as a volunteer at Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy. If you see Zachary floating around, take a moment to say hello!
Deirdre Waters has joined the 2’s team as an afternoon teacher on Tuesday and Fridays. Deirdre is a sophomore at UT, majoring in Supply Chain Management. She’s originally from Roswell, Georgia where she worked as a nanny for two young boys, was a lifeguard and volunteered with Catholic Heart Work Camp. Deirdre also taught Sunday School and has a twin brother! Welcome to our Terrific Two’s Class, Deirdre!
Mia Lawson will work as an afternoon teacher in our 3’s classroom on Tuesdays and in Pre-K 2 on Fridays. She is a freshman at UT, majoring in Therapeutic Recreation with plans to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. Mia is especially interested in working with children with exceptionalities, has experience as a babysitter and a nanny. The three-riffic kiddos had a great first day with Mia yesterday!
David Neubauer joins us as a regular substitute teacher. So far, David has worked in Pre-K, Older Toddlers and 2’s. David has a master’s degree from the University of Alabama and most recently worked on the coaching staff at Appalachian State University. David relocated to Knoxville recently and was recommended to us by our fabulous 2’s teacher, Ms.Kailey. David is amazing with the kiddos and we feel so fortunate to have him! Chances are you’ll see him soon in your child’s classroom!