WHAT A GREAT START TO OUR NEW YEAR!
You would never know it’s only day seven! The kiddos are settling into their new classrooms and routines, meeting new friends and greeting old ones! Thank you, parents, for practicing short and sweet drop-offs, for sending healthy lunches, for providing extra sets of clothes, sending water bottles and for (most importantly!) sharing your sweet children with us.
THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING WITH US!
We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our new year than by opening our new playground. Thank you to all who joined us for Celebration Sunday! It was a wonderful day for FUMC and First Church Preschool. The children have LOVED their new playground space. YOU are all responsible for their joy because you supported this project from start to finish. Prior to our spring fundraiser, we believed we would need to borrow $30,000 to complete Phase I of the project. Because of your generosity, we funded Phase I AND Phase II completely and only need to borrow $22,000.
Our plan is to pay off that loan as quickly as possible. We will begin Parents’ Night Out in October and begin “Tuition Round-up” in September. All monies raised from those endeavors will go to pay down the loan.
OPEN HOUSE: THURSDAY, 8/29 FROM 5:30 – 7:00
Please join us for our annual OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, 8/29 from 5:30 – 7:00. Parents will have an opportunity to visit their children’s classrooms, meet with enrichment teachers and much more. Children will play a fun game of First Church Preschool Bingo as they travel with their families throughout the campus and be rewarded when they hit BINGO!!!
We’ll begin our Let’s Connect parenting meetings with the fabulous Hannah Kline in October. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 22nd at 5:30 in the Parish House. Childcare will be provided! More info to come!
Gym Bus began on Monday for our children 18 months and older! If you haven’t signed up for Gym Bus, but want to, please find the registration form on our website and return to the Gym Bus box (located above tuition drop box). Music and Movement, Sign Language, Yoga, Chapel and Kidsercise begin the first week of September.
YARD SALE THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH
FROM 8 - 12
FUMC is hosting a Yard Sale this Saturday and all are encouraged to come shop! Additionally, gently used treasures are being accepted through Friday afternoon. If you’ve fallen off the Marie Kondo-wagon, get back on by cleaning out your attics and basements and donating your old stuff to the Yard Sale!
TUITION DUE BY THURSDAY!
Please pay August tuition by Thursday, 8/15 in order to avoid a $20 late fee. Checks should be made payable to FUMC or you may pay via Venmo @CDCKnoxville.
Thursday, 8/29 – Open House 5:30 – 7:00
Monday, 9/2 – FIRST CHURCH PRESCHOOL CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
Thursday, 9/12 – SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS DUE!
Tuesday, 10/22 – Let’s Connect @ 5:30 in the Parish House
Tuesday, 10/29 – FALL FEST!!!