It is hard to believe 2017 is almost over! The kids and teachers have had an exciting month. Parties, making special gifts, practicing and performing and the list goes on! The fours and TK children did an amazing job on their Christmas program. They have been very diligent in learning sign language and handbells. If you have ever tried to learn either, they are not easy especially when you add in the lyrics!
Last Monday and Tuesday, all classes heard the story of Mary and Joseph’s travels to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus Christ.
Please note there have been some updates to the December menu for next week. The updated menu is on our website and posted on the bulletin boards on the first and ground floor.
FUMC will begin our building expansion after the start of the new year. To help MCC be prepared for changes that will be happening around the campus, we will begin our playground move next week. Beginning Monday, December 18th, our playground (at it’s current location) will be closed for everyone. The chain link fence and all of the play equipment will be moved in stages throughout the week. Our temporary, new playground space will be located on the large, grassy lawn across the parking lot from the church building. The fence will be moved Monday and Tuesday followed by the playground equipment later in the week. Even with playground equipment still on site through the middle of the week, the playground will remain closed.
The temporary playground at this site will remain in place until it is safe to move the equipment back to where it is currently. We don’t have a concrete timeline; it will be determined when the church breaks ground on the expansion. All classes will continue to have their required physical activity time and each class will have assistance crossing Waldo Street.
Enrollment Request Forms will be sent home Wednesday, January 3, 2018 and Thursday, January 4, 2018. Every child will have one form sent home in their school bag. In-House forms can be returned the week of January 8, 2018. Public forms can be returned the week of January 16, 2018. The link to the Enrollment Request Forms will be available on the website Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Extra forms can be picked up in the office or retrieved from the website after January 2nd. A registration packet will be provided once you have secured a spot. The completed registration packet along with the registration fee are due to the MCC Coordinator by Friday, February 2, 2018.
Upcoming Events at First United Methodist Church
MCC families are invited to attend any event at the church anytime during the year. If you are looking for a church family, we would invite you to attend any one of our services this holiday season. The 4:00pm service is a family friendly service and all ages are invited and welcome.
Upcoming Calendar Events:
- Tornado Drill, Monday, December 18th
- Thursday, December, 21st – last day of school for Christmas break
- Tuesday, January 2, 2018 – first day back from Christmas break
- Wednesday, January 3rd and Thursday, January 4th – Enrollment Request Forms sent home to students who plan to register for the 2018-2019 school year
I wish you and your family and great holiday season and Merry Christmas!