November 2021

Children of Faith Newsletter

November Announcements:

The last few weeks have passed so quickly, I can't believe we are preparing for Thanksgiving already!

October was a very busy month! We want to thank Hemby Bridge VFD for visiting and providing some hands on learning during our fire safety month. We also want to thank everyone who participated on our Trunk-or-Treat! It is one our favorite days here at the preschool.

It's fall y'all! Please remember as the temperatures change, to label your child's jackets, coats, etc...

 

2021- 2022 Enrollment:

All classes are fill and on a waiting list. Registration for the 2022-2023 school year will begin in January.

Employee Opportunities:

Thank you for those who contacted us about joining our sub list and we can use a couple more. If you are someone you know may be interested please contact me at 704-882-5583 or email us at: preschool@faithisalive.org. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am-1:15 pm.

Veteran's Day: COF will be closed on November 11, 2021.

Thanksgiving Break: COF will n=be closed on November 24th through November 26th for Thanksgiving . Enjoy a safe a holiday with your families!

SCHOLASTICS:

Book orders are starting to come in. We apologize for the delay as they were experiencing shipping/ supply issues.

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 DATE:

7th: Daylight Savings Time

8th-10th: Music

11th: CLOSED (Veteran's Day)

24th- 26th: CLOSED (Thanksgiving Break)

      

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