Happy New Year
The New Year has begun, and it is typically time for extreme temperatures. Children may need heavier coats and hats for outside play. Please check to see if they need a warmer set of change of clothes for the classroom.
For inclement weather, we typically follow Gwinnett County Schools for severe weather. We will publish school closings via the Remind message system, ClassDojo and email. If you have not yet signed up to get updates through Remind, please do so. Text @stmatts22 to 81010 to receive Remind updates.
Reminder: Sick Policy
Thank you to the parents who keep their children home when sick or are exposed to Covid-19, the flu or RSV.
As a reminder: children should be kept home if they have any flu/covid/illness symptoms: fever, chills, new cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, runny nose, congestion, sore throat, or headache. If in doubt, please review the CDC’s Covid guidelines regarding if and for how long your child should stay home from school. Contact Juanita if you have additional questions.
Christmas Basket Update
Our Christmas Basket Auction was a huge success. Thank you to ALL of our families that donated and to our auction winners! We were able to raise $1,300 for the Preschool. Thank you for your support!
Registration for next year will begin on January 25th. Registration will be held online through our website. In order to hold a spot, you must complete the registration form and pay the registration fee at the same time. We will offer the following classes for the next school year:
T/Th Toddlers (8 openings)
T/Th 2’s (10 openings)
MWF 2’s (10 openings)
MWF 3’s (12 openings)
M-F 3’s (12 openings)
M-F 4’s (28 openings)
Kindergarten (12 openings)
Registration fee is $190 for 2 & 3 day students; $240 for 5 day students and $290 for Kindergarten. New this year: a 5% discount for each additional child after the first registration.
You may notice that registration fees have increased from previous years. We have not raised registration fees since 2017. To help our families during the pandemic, we had decided not to do so before now. However, due to rising inflation and payroll costs, we find that it is time to do so.
For your convenience, you may pay ½ of the registration fee as a deposit; however the balance must be paid by April 28th in order to secure your child’s spot. If you choose to pay the deposit, monthly reminders will be sent home until paid in full. Activity and Snack Fees are included in the registration fee.
Registration for non-preschool families will begin on January 26th so be sure to secure your spot before then.
Come dressed in your favorite PJs and bring a special stuffed animal. Pajama Day is scheduled for Tuesday, 1/10 & Wednesday 1/11. If your child attends both days, check with your child’s teacher to see which day they will be wearing their PJs.
We are having a Sweetheart Dance
Friday, February 10, 2023
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Friendly DJ
Cost: $4 / per child age 10 & under
$7 / per person age 11 & up
All members of the family and friends are welcome to join us for a fun night. Tickets available to purchase by submitting order with payment (see flyer going home) Tickets must be purchased by Monday, February 6th.
School Events to Know:
Tue 1/10-Pajama Day
Wed 1/11-Pajama Day
Fri 1/13-Tuition Due
Mon 1/16-No School-MLK Day
Thurs 1/19 – SPIRITWEAR
Fri 1/20-Puppet Show @ 10:30 am
Wed 1/25 – Registration 2023-2024 for already enrolled families
Thurs 1/26-Registration 2023-2024 opens to the community
Fri 1/27 – SPIRITWEAR
Tues 1/31 – 100th Day of School
Friday, 2/10 – Sweetheart Dance