Welcome Notes for 2015-2016

We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of your children in September! Below, please find some key dates and reminders for the new school year. Have a wonderful summer!

CALENDAR:
Monday, June 1 ~ Kindergarten Tuition Payment Due
Wednesday, July 1 ~ Kindergarten Tuition Payment Due
Saturday, August 1 ~ Tuition Payment Due
Monday, August 10 ~ Parent Welcome Packets Mailed
Monday, August 17 ~ Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 1 ~ Open House Night for Parents Only at 6:30pm; Tuition Payment Due
Wednesday, September 2 ~ Meet & Greet for Students (9:00am-11:00am)
Monday, September 7 ~ No School, Labor Day
Tuesday, September 8 ~ First Day of School
Tuesday, September 8 – Friday, September 25 ~ Toddlers Gentle Adjustment Schedule
Thursday, September 10 ~ Substitute Teacher Training
Monday, September 14 ~ EXD Begins for 3s, 4s, and K; Noon Carpool Begins for Twos; Board Meeting
Monday, September 28 ~ Morning Carpool Begins for Twos
Tuesday, September 29 ~ Toddlers Begin Full Day Schedule; Spaghetti Supper; Scholastic Book Fair

PRESCHOOL OFFICE SUMMER HOURS & CONTACTS: Starting this week, the Preschool Office will be open Monday-Thursday from 10:00am-2:00pm. Please call ahead if you need to meet with a specific staff member or please contact us via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

DUMCP BOOK BAGS FOR 2015-2016Returning Students:  Please keep your book bag in a safe place this summer and plan to come back to school with it in the fall. You will be provided with a new zipper pouch to attach to your bag.  New Students: All students who are new to the school in the fall will receive a new bag and zipper pouch.  Need a New Bag?:  If you need to replace your bag, the Preschool Office will have extras available for sale.

REQUIRED FORMS FOR 2015-2016:  You can find the forms needed for 2015-2016 online at the following link:  http://www.dunwoodyumc.org/index.php/2015-2016-forms.html.  Please note that the Health History form needs to be signed by your pediatrician. Please also obtain the most recent copy of your child’s 3231 Immunization Form from your pediatrician over the summer. All students must have a current 3231 Immunization Form on file by the first day of school.

EXTENDED DAY – FALL 2015 ENRICHMENT CLASS ENROLLMENT (3s, 4s, & K) – If you would like to check on available spots for a particular class, please contact Debbie Lowrey ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Susan Hotchkiss ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Registration for 2015-2016 & Required Forms

The 2015-2016 school year will begin in September 2015 and run through May 2016. We'd love for your child to join us! Please contact the Preschool Director, Susan Hotchkiss, to inquire about available spaces (770-394-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Class Offerings for the 2015-2016 School Year:

Toddlers (age 1 by 9/1/15) - Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Twos (age 2 by 9/1/15) - Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm 
Threes (age 3 by 9/1/15) - Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Fours (age 4 by 9/1/15) - Tuesday-Friday or Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Kindergarten (age 5 by 9/1/15) - Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm

For more information, please click the link below:

2015-2016 DUMCP Registration Information

2015-2016 DUMCP Kindergarten Application

2015-2016 DUMCP Toddler-Fours Application

2015-2016 Health History Form

2015-2016 Emergency Contact and Medical Release Form

Authorization for Administration of Medication

Allergy Action Plan

 

Our Program

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Our preschool program is available for Toddlers (one year old by September 1st) and up to 5 year olds in our Kindergarten program. Each class is designed to meet the developmental needs of your child. Children flourish in a loving, nurturing Christian environment. “God’s Time” blessings, stories and songs from the Bible are an important part of each day. A developmentally appropriate chapel time is held weekly for our Threes, Fours, and Kindergarteners.

Security. Rest assured that safety is a priority. Every effort is made to provide the safest environment for your child. Strict departure policies and a monitored security door access system are part of this program.

Staff. Our preschool teachers are nurturing, skilled, and experienced early childhood educators. We maintain high standards by attending workshops, seminars, and in-service training classes throughout the year. Each teacher has her own special gifts and talents that make for a loving environment for your child.

Family Oriented. There are many opportunities for parents to be involved in our program. The Parents’ Club is an active organization that supports our program, as well as unites families in our school. We strive to promote a positive relationship with the family through open and ongoing communication and encourage parental involvement. Our active parents make a difference!

Curriculum. Dunwoody UMC Preschool has a dedicated Curriculum Coordinator who develops standards for and ensures that milestones are being met for each age level.

Music Program. Trained music teachers provide a program designed specifically for each age group. Children experience a broad range of music from around the world.

Foreign Language. A native-speaking teacher provides an introduction to Spanish for Fours and Kindergarten through activities, music, and movement.

Kindergym. Creative movement class is always a favorite! Many forms of exercise are enjoyed: stretching, dancing, running, ball rolling, bean bag tossing, and parachute play.

Extended Day. An optional time is offered for our Twos, Threes, Fours, and Kindergarteners in the afternoon. Children enjoy eating lunch, relaxing and socializing with friends. Enrichment programs like Sports, Art, Science, Drama, and Fitness are offered at this time for Threes to Kindergarteners.

Accreditation. Dunwoody United Methodist Church Preschool is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/CASI). The preschool is also a member of the Georgia Preschool Association and the United Methodist Preschool Association of the North Georgia Conference.

Preschool Hours
Preschool: Mon-Fri, 9am to 12pm
Kindergarten: Mon-Fri, 9am to 1 pm
Lunch Bunch (Twos-Fours): Mon-Fri, 12pm to 1pm
Extended Day (Threes-K): 1pm to 2:30pm

For more information about the program, please contact the Preschool Director, Susan Hotchkiss, at 770-394-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Headmaster Online Parent Portal

Headmaster Online Parent Portal Notes

Thanks to all of you for logging on and making payments via DUMCP’s new Parent Portal system. All tuition, Lunch Bunch payments, and other fees will be invoiced to you through the Parent Portal.

Please note that when you log on, your balance will reflect the tuition due for the remainder of the year, EXD/Lunch Bunch calendar fees, and any late fees. To see a monthly break down of what and how much is owed, click on the “my statement” tab above the “make a payment” tab. If you have any questions about the Headmaster Online Parent Portal payment system, please contact Meredith Dunn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To logon go to:  https://secure.headmasteronline.com/hmolweb/login.aspx?sitenumber=106016

Add this link to the Bookmarks bar on your home computer for easy access! 

 

Contact Information

Dunwoody United Methodist Church
1548 Mt. Vernon Road
Dunwoody, GA. 30338

Phone:
770-394-0675

Fax:
770-394-8492

E-mail:
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Worship Times

Traditional Services
9:00 & 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Contemporary Service
9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall