Opening In September

As you can imagine, COVID-19 has created challenges and obstacles for our church and preschool but we are happy to say that we WILL be opening our doors in the fall! We will be practicing a number of new and enhanced sanitation and health procedures to keep our students, staff, families, and church members SAFE. For more information on what we’re doing to keep your children safe, please call or email.

We are gearing up for the new school year and are so excited to see our students’ smiling faces in September!

Update on COVID-19

Thank you all for your patience, understanding, and overwhelming support during recent months. We could not be prouder to be a part of the FUMC Preschool family!

Unfortunately, we did not get to finish the school year the way that we intended but, in the face of adversity, we are choosing to stay positive. We are choosing to persevere. Our students, staff, and church family members have stayed safe and healthy – and that’s all that matters!

Instead of a traditional graduation ceremony for our 4 year old’s, we will be holding a graduation parade through downtown Mt. Holly on Thursday June 4th. The celebration begins at 6:00 pm and we invite everyone to line the Main Street and cheer on our graduates – social distancing style!

Thankfully we’ll be hosting summer camp in June and July of 2020! Please see our Summer Camp page for more details!

 “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5

March News

Thank you, parents, for the Valentine cards and goodies you sent in! We had wonderful Valentines celebrations! Dr. Seuss week is March 2nd – 6th we will be celebrating with daily themes. March Madness week will be March 9th-12th; students can wear their favorite basketball attire all week and enjoy fun basketball themed activities!

1 yr old classes: The one year olds are focusing on the color yellow, the square shape, and their Bible story this month focuses on Baby Moses. Expect to see Dr. Seuss themed artwork such as, a fish bowl with hand print fish, Cat in the Hat, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 masks. Other artwork will include marshmallow print shamrocks, toilet tube bunnies, 3 crosses on a hill.

2 yr old classes: The two year olds are focusing on the color green, the diamond shape, the numbers 7 and 8, and letters s,t, and u. Look for Dr. Seuss, March Madness, and St. Patrick’s Day themed artwork!

3 yr old classes: The threes will be focusing on the color green, the rectangle shape, the number 9, and letters u, v, w, and x. Crafts will include Dr. Seuss themed artwork, rainbow, leprechaun, shamrock, flowers and the weather. Bible focuses will be “Jesus Comes Alive” and Noah’s Ark

4 yr old class: Our 4’s will be focusing on letters r, v,
w, n, and m. Their main concepts will include
the different between few and many, empty and full
and will continue focusing on sequencing and categories. Other themes this month include Dr. Seuss, dinosaurs, spring, plant life cycle, Easter.

Bible Verse: “God causes the wind to Blow”
Psalm 147:18

Don’t forget that we are Collecting the Gold this month!!! Stay tuned to our Facebook page for ongoing updates on this fundraiser!
Important Dates: March 13th Preschool is closed for a teacher workday
March 19th and 20th Dough-nuts for Dad/Granddads, (More information to come).
We will have a special snack for St. Patrick’s day and a surprise visit from Lucky the Leprechaun. Mark your calendar for April 26th. That is Preschool Sunday; our students will perform and hear a special message from Pastor Mike!

Fall registration is still open but classes are filling up fast! If you have not registered for fall or for summer camp, please
do so soon. Thank you parents for all your donations and support; without you we couldn’t do what we do!

February News

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thank you for your patience regarding the Valentine’s Program for our 3’s and 4’s. We are working with the church schedule to find a time to have our program and will keep you updated!

Here is what to expect this month:

1 yr old class: The one’s are working on a special “Be mine” valentine canvas, finger painted scriptures, art, scratch n’ sniff jello art, and hearts stamps. 1’s Frog class will be working on a “shake it” heart painting, rainy day hand prints, strawberry hand print, and caterpillar.

2 yr old class: The two’s are working on the color pink and the heart shape. They are focused on the number 6, letters: P, Q, R. Expect to see art and crafts including heart shaped animals, owl, hippo, Valentine gift for parents. Also, we will be working on Dr. Seuss crafts as we prepare for Dr. Seuss week in March!

3 yr old class: The 3’s are focused on the heart shape, the colors pink and purple, the number 8, and letters Q, R, S, T. Expect to see artwork including heart groundhog, quilt craft, marble heart, heart stain glass, ladybug, Lorax craft.

4 yr old class: The 4’s are working with letters B,R,V,W. Our themes are “Love ourselves”, Valentine’s day, “Love others”, community helpers, and are continuing to work on patterns begin working on sequencing.

Dr. Seuss week – Feb. 25th – March 1st
Bible Verse: “Love one another” 1 John 4:7

Pajama week was so much fun! Thank you to all who participated!

Teacher Workday February 17th – no school for students. We’ll have a spirit night February 27th at Brightstar Grill.
Open House is February 18th, 6:30-8:00 pm
Summer camp registration is open! There is information on our website at
Looking ahead – Dr. Seuss week will be the first week in March (more information to follow)

Open registration starts February 18th! In case of bad weather check social media, email and now our closing will be listed on WSOC. We will also post events and any closings on our website:

December 2019 News

Christmas is just around the corner and there are lots of fun things going on in preparation! We are collecting for CRO and all of our classes are creating Christmas cards to send to community members who receive Meals on Wheels service from FUMC. We are gearing up for our Christmas parties and will send additional information regarding those dates and events!

We would love for parents to join us for the Christmas Party! Check your child’s folder over the few weeks for a formal invitation with the date for your child’s class listed. (This is also listed on the calendar you received at the beginning of the year) Specific parent volunteers are bringing cookies, chips and punch but if you would like to send in additional snacks, you are welcome to do so! Good options include: cheese cubes/string cheese, fruit trays, goldfish, etc. Please send only store bought snacks and be mindful of peanut/tree nut allergies. There will be activity centers at the party and each child will need to bring a plain t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc. to decorate. You will continue to receive information regarding the party via your child’s folder and email over the next few weeks.

1 year old classes: The one olds are focusing on the color green and the star shape. Their Bible story is the birth of baby Jesus and the meaning of Christmas. Look for Christmas themed artwork like Christmas Tree, stained glass nativity scene, finger paint reindeer ornament and a special Christmas gift and card.

2 year old classes: The twos are focusing on the color red and shape star. Their letters are J, K, L and number 4. Class artwork will focus on Christmas theme, wise men, elf, nativity, Santa and the true meaning of Christmas.

3 year old classes: The 3 year old’s are working with letters K, L, M and learning about the star shape between the two classes. Their color is red and they are spending time talking about the Christmas story. These classes will be doing seasonal artwork and themes. The focus is on the birth of Christ.

4 year old classes: The 4 year old’s are working on repeating patterns and letters O and Q. In addition, they are working with the numbers 7 & 8. Their class theme is Christmas. Keep an eye out for a sweet Christmas keepsake from your child.

Upcoming Dates: Lunch Bunch-December 4th
Christmas Parties: December 18th & 19th
Christmas Break: December 20 – January 3rd

Student evaluations were completed in November and will be going home with students next week. These evaluations were completed in a variety of was to ensure that every child had the opportunity to show what they have learned. These methods include: reviewing the evaluation sheet with the teacher, identifying a color, number, letter, or shape in the classroom, stating the color or shape of a toy while the child is playing, etc. This is ONLY an opportunity for parents and teachers to see what a child has learned and what they are still working on so that they can tailor lessons to student needs.

November 2019 News

Preschool is closed November 11th for Veterans Day and November 27th – 29th for Thanksgiving. We will have the Lunch Bunch on November 14th from 12:30-1:30. If you are not familiar with this event, you send in a lunch with your child and $10.00. We go down to the fellowship hall for lunch and fun activities! You gain an extra hour in your day! We dismiss from the fellowship hall at 1:30.

Our color for the 1’s class is brown and we are focusing on the square shape. You can expect to see artwork like squishy paint fall tree, paper bag scarecrow, fall wreath, potato masher turkey, footprint turkey, Q-tip leaf, pom pom drop, color mixing. They will read books and sing songs about fall and giving thanks.

Our 2’s class is focusing on the color brown and the triangle shape. Their artwork is a fall tree, turkey, and acorn. Books will focus on fall and Thanksgiving and what we are all thankful for.

The 3’s class is working on the color yellow and numbers: 4 and 5. They will be learning letters H, I, and J and the triangle shape. Artwork will be fall centered and focused on Thanksgiving.

Our 4’s class is working on letters F, E, H and numbers 4, 5, and 6. As a reminder we have Show and Share every Friday. In November we’ll be talking about nocturnal animals, being thankful, Thanksgiving and being proud to be an American.

As a reminder we go outside everyday weather permitting, please send appropriate clothing, coats, shoes, etc.

October News

Thank you for all the supplies that have been donated; it is so appreciated! And, thank you for all your support with t-shirts orders; your child should have received their t shirt by now. As a reminder,the gates and doors are closed and locked at 8:45 am. If you run late please park in upper garden parking lot and walk up to the side door. If you’re in the car line for pick-up please stay in your car – the teachers will put the children in the car as you pull up. This helps the car line to move quickly. Thank you for your help with this!

There is a teacher workday on October 11th – school will be closed. October teacher birthdays: Ashley Hicks 10-25. We would like to welcome Jess Hall to our 3’s class the with Ms. Berkeley & Ms. Brittany! Also, “thank you” to Mrs. Kelly Carr for helping out in our 1’s classroom. We appreciate all of our teachers!

Our 1’s are working on the shape triangle and the color orange. Expect to see artwork such as footprint firetruck, color mix bags, fall leaves, bats. Our books will be fall related and our Bible stories will be related to our bible verse.

The 2’s will be working on the color orange, letters D-E-F, the number 2, and the square shape. Artwork will be fall Lego pumpkin, pumpkin pie and stories will be Spooky the Square Pumpkin and other fall related stories.

The 3’s will be working on the colors Orange and black, number 3, shape square, letters C-G. Artwork and stories will be fall related.

Our 4’s will be working on the diamond and oval shape and they are focusing on the colors green and purple. Their letters are I, L, T, and their numbers are 1,2,3. Their stories and art will be fall/autumn themed.

Our Bible verse: “God cares about you” 1 Peter 5:7

Fall Festival: Oct. 3rd and 4th @10:00am
(Parents are encouraged to attend)
October 15th and 16th Firetruck and fire safety
Pictures: Oct. 24th & 25th
Fall celebrations: Classroom parties October 30th and 31st

September News

We are off to a great start and looking forward to a wonderful year!
We will be learning our colors, shapes, and working on our skills with safety scissors. We are also learning to follow classroom directions. For those in p-k we look forward to working with your child and preparing them for kindergarten!

Our 1’s are beginning to adjust to a new routine. Ms. Kim, Ms. Katie and Ms. Laura will be working on the circle shape, color red and working on circle time. Artwork: Red hand print with bible verse, red apple, red circles, color mix baggie, footprint police car.

Our 2’s will be working on the color yellow and shape circle, number 1, letters A,B,C. Stories and crafts will be fall and the beginning of school.

The 3’s are working on daily routine and circle time.
They will be learning numbers: 1-5 and letters: A-B. They will also be reviewing colors every day. They will be working on name recognition, making new friends, sharing and feelings. Activities will be fall themed.

The 4’s class will be covering all shapes and colors for the month of September. They are focused on daily routine and following directions.

We are very appreciative of all the supplies and snacks sent in. Your kind generosity is truly a blessing.

Please put your child’s name on coats, book bags and clothing. Please send your child in tennis shoes due to the playground mulch. Reminder: We follow the GCS system school calendar for all teacher workdays and major holidays. In the case of inclement weather we will use our own judgement and post on our Facebook, Instagram, WSOC, and our web page You will also receive an email. Upcoming events: Police visit Sept. 19&20, Pumpkin Patch/Fall Festival Oct. 5th – more information to follow

Thank you for your patience in car line and gate pick up. Your child’s safety is our utmost concern. If your child comes to early drop off please use the side door at the upper parking lot. Early drop off is 8:05-8:10. School line begins at 8:30.
Thank you!