February 2021

Children of Faith Newsletter

February Announcements:

Thank you all for your continual support for the preschool. We are running low on frequently used items such as Lysol, disinfecting wipes, and household paper towels. Any donations will be appreciated!

Opportunities within COF:

We are currently looking for warm, talented staff to join our COF team. Hours are

Monday through Friday from 8:30am-1:15 pm. Please contact the preschool office at 704-882-5583 or email us at: preschool@faithisalive.org.

We would like to officially welcome Ms. Brianna and Ms. Lauren to our wonderful team!

Vacancies: 

We have a limited availability, with an immediate start date, in our Three’s, Four’s, and TK classes. Please contact the preschool to learn more.

Covid Protocol: 

Please be mindful that school openings/ closings are subject to change at anytime! We are still dealing with a national pandemic and cases continue to soar across our county and state. REMEMBER what we do outside of preschool, staff and our families included, will affect our ability to remain open. It takes only one case to cause a domino effect. If a staff member or child test positive, we will have to shut down that class, classrooms, and possibly the entire preschool for at least two weeks! Thank you for working so closely with us during these difficult times. My main priority is to keep everyone as safe as possible.

  

 

IMPORTANT DATES

1st: Community Registration Opens

3rd- 5th: Speech Screenings

11th: Class Parties 1

1th/25th: Music

 

Employment Opportunities:

Children of Faith is currently seeking to fill a Teacher Assistant position as well as our substitute roster. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 1:15pm. If you are or some you know has a desire to work with young children, exhibits patience, is loving, has a minimum of high school diploma, and looking for part time work, please have them contact the preschool office at 704-882-5583 or via email at preschool@faithisalive.org.

      

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.

REGISTRATION:

Please note community registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open!

We have immediate, but limited availability in our Three's, Four's, and TK program. Please contact us to learn how to register for this current school year!

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

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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