March 2022

Children of Faith Newsletter

March Announcements:

As the weather warms and our preschoolers gather to play after school, remember someone dedicated their time to plant and tend to FUMC'S garden. Please help us teach our preschoolers to be respectful and courteous of another's hard work by not allowing them to 'play" in a way that will damage the garden area.

Please be reminded that we clean and sanitize the preschool daily in preparation for the next day. Once children are released to their parents or guardians, they will not be allowed to re-enter.

 

2022- 2023 Enrollment:

Six of seven classes are on a waiting list for the 2022-2023 school year. We have four openings in our TK class. Please contact the office to learn more information.

Covid-19 Policy Update: 

The  Preschool Advisory Committee (PAC) has voted to update our policies to reflect the recent changes recommended by the NC DHHS and the CDC. We will no longer do formal contact tracing. Children/ Staff who have symptoms should stay home. Persons with COVID-19 must be excluded for five days and can return if they are fever free without fever reducing medications for 24 hours, all other symptoms have improved, and they wear a mask for an additional 5 days to minimize risk of infecting others. Mask will continue to be required for persons 5yrs old and above until further notice.

  

 

IMPORTANT DATE:

1st-4th: Dr. Seuss Week

7th- 9th: Music

13th: Daylight Saving's Time

16th: Chapel Chat

17th: St. Patrick's Day

21st: Closed for Teacher Work Day

      

Daily Health Screening:

Daily health screens and temperature checks are required for all persons entering the preschool. Mask are required for children 5 & up per the NCDHHS. Please complete your daily questionnaire by 7:45am, if you choose virtually. Emails have been sent out with information.

Flu/ Cold Season:

Please help us keep everyone healthy by keeping well your child home if they are displaying any of the following: fever, diarrhea, drainage that’s not clear, or unidentifiable skin rashes. Children must be symptom free for 72 hours without medication before returning.

Carpool Reminder:
Rules exist to help us keep everyone as safe as possible. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE U-TURNS or TURN AROUND IN THE CARPOOL LINE! If time is of the essence, please come inside to pick up your son or daughter.

Nut Free Zone:

COF Preschool is a nut free zone. This includes all nuts, nut spreads, and butters!

Arrival/ Departure:

Hours of operation are 9am-1pm (doors will open at 8:55am). Pick-up is no later than 1pm.

*Late fees will be applicable

Current Parents, please join us on Facebook @ Children of Faith Preschool- Indian Trail, NC. 

                    

A Few Reminders:

  • Tuition is due by the 5th of each month.  Checks are made payable to FUMC.

  • A TEXT alert system for getting emergency information to you has been set up. To be a part of the text alert system, you need to:  Text PRESCHOOL to 43506.  This will automatically add you to my Preschool List.  You can add as many cell numbers as needed (mom, dad, grandmother, babysitter, etc) for those people that would need to know if we are delayed or have to close for an emergency.  I will still continue to post weather delays and closings on our website, Facebook page and WSOC TV’s website

  • Please do not park on the street side of the church in the afternoons, as we have a car rider line for two of our Fours classes.  Street congestion is heavy on the street with cars pulling in and out of the parking lot.

  • Drop Off is at 8:55am and Pick-Up is at 1:00pm. Late pick-up is subject to a fee.  Please see the Parent Handbook for the late fee schedule.

  • Please remember to keep a change of clothes for your child in their backpack.

  • Please write your child’s name on their items (sippy cups, lunch bags, etc).   

  • The best shoes for your child is closed-toe shoes.  We go on the playground every day, and mulch can cause splinters on bare feet.  Also, flip flops are hard to run in…and we want the children to be able to run around on the playground!

  • You can link our school to Harris Teeter VIC cards!  Our number is 8652.  You can either go online at www.harristeeter.com or sign up at your Harris Teeter store.

 

Thank you so much for sharing your children with us.  It is a blessing and a privilege to have your children with us this year.   Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

God's Blessings,

Sonya Russ

preschool@faithisalive.org

704-882-5583