April 2019 Newsletter
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Come one, come all, to the WDS Carnival!  

 Wristbands for carnival events will be on sale each morning before and after school during the week of April 1.

Volunteers needed during the Carnival. Each shift is one hour.  Click 
HERE to volunteer.

SALE!  We need plenty of sweet items for our cake walk and bake sale. 
HERE to volunteer to bring yummy treats!

Week of the Young Child™

At the end of the week, you will see an art gallery emerging in the Atrium to kick off the Week of the Young Child™.

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 50 local, state, and regional Affiliates. 

NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child™ in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children's success in school and later life.

Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children's earliest years in shaping their learning and development. Yet, never before have the needs of young children and their families been more pressing.

The Week of the Young Child™ is a time to recognize that children's opportunities are our responsibilities and to recommit ourselves to ensuring that each and every child experiences the type of early environment—at home, at child care, at school, and in the community—that will promote their early learning.

Church Playground

The UPUMC playground is a favorite gathering places for after school fun. We love to see so many children playing together and using the facility!
In order to keep this a safe place for all children, and to protect the landscape, equipment, and structures of the playground, please note the following:
1. No dogs are allowed.
2. Playing in and tearing branches off of the bushes is prohibited.
3. Standing and climbing on the storage sheds is not allowed. 
4. Bikes and toys are for use during school hours only.  Please do not attempt to open the locked sheds.
5. The sandbox must remain covered. 

Please review these guidelines with your children and any caregiver who might be with them on the playground.

Class Placement 2019-2020 School Year

The Weekday School works hard to create balanced, compatible learning spaces.  The current teacher, the age level team, the Early Childhood Education Coordinator, and the Director meet to determine the class rosters.  Each child is individually placed, taking into consideration learning style, gender, birthdate, special needs, recommendations from teachers and professionals, and social opportunities. The placement process is not done quickly, or taken lightly.  We look forward to another successful year in 2019-2020.

WDS Parking Lot Reminders

Please be mindful of children when in the parking lot.  This is especially important during the high traffic times of drop-off & pick-up. 
Drivers should reduce their speed significantly and watch closely for children and families.  Please do not park in front of the Atrium and red awning doors. Parents should hold children by the hand and/or use a stroller when crossing the parking lot.
As a reminder, UP Police patrol our parking lot from time to time.  We have been made aware that parking violations will be ticketed. 


Join us June 10 - 14 (9am-12pm) as we dig into God's Garden and learn what it means to be rooted in love and growing in faith!

All children 3 months to 5th grade are welcome!
(Children that are not 4 years old by June 1st, 2019 MUST be accompanied by an on-site adult volunteer.)

Click to register

Parent Portal
Check the parent portal for updates from your classroom!  If you have lost your password, you may ask your teacher or email Kathy Champion.
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The purpose of The Weekday School at UPUMC is to build a strong, Christian foundation of love and learning in every child through nurturing and challenging them appropriately in all developmental areas."

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