by Jenni on August 4th, 2020

Supply List
Our Preschool Children use a lot of consumable supplies during the school year!!
It would be helpful if you can donate the following materials.
We prefer the brands that are listed.
It is easier for us if all the children have the same brand and the brands listed work well for us.

 
Young 2’s and 2’s classes:
1 roll of paper towels
2 packages of baby wipes plus another when it is your week to bring snack – tubs or refills are OK
2 – 4 oz. bottle of Elmer’s white glue-all
1 box of tissues                      
1 box of Jumbo washable Crayola markers or crayons
Gallon Zip top Baggies
Disinfectant spray or wipes

3’s classes:
1 roll of paper towels
2 - 4oz bottle of Elmer’s white glue-all and 1 fat Elmer’s glue sticks      
2 packages of baby wipes – tubs or refills are OK  
1 package of Play-doh     (Play-doh brand is best - 4 cans)
1 box of tissues                      
1 box of regular size washable Crayola markers and crayons
1 package white or colored copy paper
Disinfectant spray or wipes

4’s and young 5’s classes:
1 roll of paper towels
1 box of fat Crayola washable markers
1 package of baby wipes and 1 box of tissues
2 – 4 oz. bottle of Elmer’s white glue-all and 4 glue sticks
1 package of Playdoh  (Play-doh brand is best-4 cans)
1 package white or colored copy paper
Disinfectant spray or wipes

by Jenni on July 31st, 2020



Teacher Communication- You will receive an email from your child's teacher the first week of August.  We have had to make several adjustments in our classes over the past few weeks

August 17, 2020 Open House- We will provide each family with a video open house.  Each class will create a video sharing everything that they would normally cover during open house.

August 18, 2020 Student Open House- Each family will be offered a time to come in as a family and meet their teachers. on August 19  We want to show you our classes and answer any questions that you may have.

August 19, 2020 First day of School Every family will come through the carpool line at 9:00


by Jenni on July 31st, 2020

Dear St Andrew UMC Preschool Family,

We have been working diligently with the Preschool board to create a safe plan for reopening while maintaining the play based learning environment that we all love.

Health Screenings:
All teachers and students will have a health screening each morning.  We will screen for elevated temperature, as well as, other known symptoms of illness prior to entering the building. Our teachers will come to your car with a no touch thermometer.  We will check your child's temperature and ask you a couple of questions.  Anyone exhibiting symptoms or with a temperature greater than 99 degrees will not be allowed to enter.

Masks: Teachers must wear masks during carpool, while in the hallway, while setting up lunches, and when they are in close proximity to children.  Our teachers will be able to chose if they would like to wear a mask while in the classroom during other times.  We also had a generous donation of face shields for each teacher.  Some teachers may chose to wear those. We know that speech and expressions are a very important part of preschool development. We are working hard to create the safest and most child friendly plan. Children three and over will be permitted to wear a mask if desired.  We will ask you to send in a few masks to change as needed.

Adults in the building: Bright from the Start, the Department of Health, and the CDC all stress the need to limit the number of adults entering the building.Therefore, parents will not be allowed in the halls.  Every family must do carpool.  If you arrive late or need to leave early you will be able to call my cell phone and i will walk your child out to you.  We will only have necessary church staff and preschoolers in the building each day.

Cleaning: We have very specific cleaning regulations set by NAEYC.  We will increase the frequency of cleaning each classroom with enhanced sanitizing procedures throughout the day.  Each classroom will also be sanitized and disinfected at the end of each day.  We will limit the use of shared spaces and sterilize between each class.We will continue to enforce hand washing. throughout the day.

What will happen if someone at preschool (student/staff) tests positive for COVID 19?
1.Current guidelines suggest that the student/staff member who tests positive for COVID 19 will be required to quarantine for 14 days, or until cleared by a doctors note to return to school
2. The affected classroom will be closed for two consecutive days minimum for cleaning/sanitizing/ disinfecting and to receive further guidance from the health department
3. Families will be informed of a positive diagnosis within the building, but no identifying information will be shared in accordance with HIPPA law
4. Families will also be informed if a family member outside of our building has a positive diagnosis
We will seek guidance from the Health Department for guidance in all cases

How Can You Help?
This is a hard time for our preschool.  We ask for your prayers and support as we try to navigate and plan.  We will also be very thankful for any and all cleaning product donations.  
We also ask for you to encourage hand washing, social distancing, and health transparency.  We will do everything in our power to keep your child safe and happy.  We are excited to come back and cannot wait to welcome all of our sweet preschoolers.


by Jenni on March 31st, 2020

Dear Preschool Families,

Foremost I hope this letter finds you and your family well.

As you know the safety of our students and staff is our top priority.   We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation.  We will continue to follow Cobb County Schools for closures.  We will reopen when Cobb schools do if there are no identified cases of COVID-19 among the preschool student body or staff.

We understand that this closure is disappointing and inconvenient for many families.  I have been so impressed with how the teachers have stepped up and tried their very best to remain an active part of your child’s daily learning. We miss your sweet families and are in constant conversations about how we can best serve you while keeping everyone safe.

We would like to address the aspect of our financial responsibilities. As a non-profit preschool, we pay our teachers only when we accept tuition.  To keep tuition low, we operate on very thin margins.  Each year we calculate the money we will need to pay teachers, buy supplies, and keep the building open.  We then divide this expense by 10 months of expected tuition.  The teachers are also unable to collect unemployment because we operate out of a church.  We will continue to pay them as long as the school is financially able to.

For us to continue to pay our teachers we need your help.  I am asking, if you are financially able, to continue paying as if we were not impacted by this unprecedented pandemic.  You may mail the check to 3455 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA 30066 or pay through Venmo. Our Venmo account is @StAndrewUMC-Preschool . Please reach out to us if we can answer any questions.

I know that some of you may only be able to pay partial tuition right now and some of you may be able to pay a little extra.  Everything helps. We will be happy to provide tax receipts to any parent, alumni, or friend of St. Andrew that would like to provide some extra assistance during this difficult time. We will do all we can to support your family and wonderful children through this pandemic.

Please direct all questions and concerns to jenni.sapreschool@gmail.com as I will continue to check this email often.

Thank you in advance

by Jenni on February 24th, 2020

We are currently registering for the 20-21 school year.  Please call us at (770)592-7250 to schedule a tour.





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