Welcome to the 2019/20 First United Methodist Church Preschool of Upland Family!

Mark your calendars! Back to School Night, Wednesday evening September 4th at 6:00 P.M. (*Note: the PM families will meet in their classroom at 5:30 P.M. and then proceed to the hall at 6:00 P.M. for the meeting.)  We begin in Fellowship hall and then excused to your child’s classroom with their teacher.  We offer 2 Parent Service Hours towards your 10-hour commitment for the school year when you attend this meeting. Due to limited space, this will be an “adults only” evening. There will be no childcare offered.  

Thursday, September 5th and Friday, September 6thParent Participation Meeting with Robin at 9:00 am. You will be selecting room parents and signing up for parent work hours.

Sunday, September 8th the church warmly invites the preschool families celebrating Back to School with the Blessing of the Backpacks and/or Lunch Boxes.  Join us at 9:30 am in the sanctuary and bring your lunch boxes and backpacks to be blessed by Pastor Catie.

September 13th – FAMILY EVENT AND DINNER: LEGO NIGHT!!!  The Church and Preschool extend an invite to all Preschool families for a night with Vince’s Spaghetti dinner and dessert, Lego games and Lego activities!!  This night is a great night to socialize with other preschool families and have fun with your own family!!  Doors open at 5:00 pm in Fellowship hall. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. Games begin at 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Tickets for Vince’s spaghetti dinner are $5.00 per adult. Kids eat FREE!  I will have tickets in the office for you to purchase and give you your RSVP for fun!

Security: Please remember to double check the entry gate is latched each time you use it. If you do not know a person and they do not have our code, you can escort them to the office or come get a staff member.

Sign In/Sign Out – We hope all parents remember how important it is for you to sign in your child in the morning. Legally, the Preschool is not responsible for your child until you have signed them in. In addition, the Preschool is responsible for your child until you sign them out!   Please sign your legal full name NOT JUST INTITALS, this is a state regulation and the Preschool is fined when a full signature is not used.

Preschool Staff – Over the summer, we said goodbye to Marilyn Granger and wished her safe travels as she retired to travel and camp with her family.  I warmly welcome Samantha Dendekker as the Assistant to Melanie Mason in the Blue Apron classroom.  She has been our break person and the 1# sub last year.  Another welcome to, Bridget Burns as our break staff person. 

We are blessed with an awesome Teaching and Support Staff! Teachers…Wendy Allen, Melanie Mason, Danielle Blancarte, Tammy Avila and Susan Nicholson.  Teacher Assistants: Stacy Ventura, Samantha Dendekker, Intisar Abdelkader, Victoria Garcia and Joe Boccolucci.   Preschool Office Manager Debbie Roppel will be joining me in the school office Monday thru Thursday. Debbie can help you with any questions or concerns about tuition and Lunch Bunch.  Rose Heredia is our Bookkeeper and is here on Friday’s.  Pastor of this church is Catie Coots. We welcome Rev. Blair to our church staff.

Robin Kerber, Preschool Director

Debbie Roppel, Office Manager

Rose Heredia, Bookkeeper