Our PreKindergarten classes enjoyed their first field trip of the year on Tuesday! They caught the Cap Metro bus and rode to Zach Scott Theater. They enjoyed the children’s performance of “Brother Bear.” Be sure to check out their photos on our FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages. The oldest classes will have Stretch-N-Grow with Coach Bob on Monday. This week, some of our classes will celebrate the costume season by hosting a PJ day! This allows a little bit of merriment, but we don’t risk damaging or soiling those precious costumes on the big night. Watch your email for an announcement from your child’s teacher. Also, FUMC collects extra Halloween candy for the Mobile Loaves and Fishes program. There will be a collection box outside the preschool office for donations.
Reminder: The Texas Book Festival tents will be taken down this morning. When you arrive, you will still need to enter our area from Lavaca St, turning at 13th. The area should be cleared by pick up time. Thanks for your patience.
Thank you to all of the families who have participated in the Annual Fund! This is our one fundraiser of the school year, and it is no-hassle; no selling gift wrap to family and friends, just one simple payment to FUMP. The Annual Fund will be remain open through November 5, so you are welcome to add your donation to your November tuition payment. You may also make a monthly contribution to the Fund, which is easier for some families to manage. We greatly appreciate all of the support from our parents, as it allows us to continue the outstanding curriculum we provide at FUMP. For more information about the Fund, check out our ANNUAL FUND WEBPAGE.
Save the date for our parent education seminar on Wednesday, November 6 from 11:30-12:30. Jennie Buckely will present a parent workshop entitled “The Gifts of Misbehavior.” We hope you can join us.
Director’s Blog. FUMP: Where Art is not just Art. I had a wonderful conversation with a parent recently. It started with her revealing to me that she had been thinking about moving her daughter to another preschool. Day after day, her neighbor‘s child was coming home from their preschool with elaborate craft projects and worksheets filled with shape drawings. Her thought was that she really liked FUMP, but her neighbor’s child was bringing home so many great things and perhaps her own child was missing out.
She reached out to a friend and blogger who is very knowledgeable about child development. Her friend began asking questions about FUMP. Do they send home scribbled art work? Do they have sensory tables in the classrooms and change the materials in them regularly? [Read More…]