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The Weekday School

Fostering the mental, physical, spiritual, and experiential growth of children in a loving, Christian environment.
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A ministry where:

Children thrive

spiritually, socially, and emotionally.

Children develop

physically and intellectually.

Children grow

in faith and discipleship.

Children begin

a lifelong love of learning.

Our philosophy is based on how children learn rather than what they should know. We believe that children learn most effectively through a play-oriented approach, with a curriculum specifically suited to each developmental level, as well as to the needs of the individual child.

Half-Day Ministry

For ages: 12 months through 60 months

Hours: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Classroom ratios:
Toddlers – 2:10
Twos – 2:12
Threes – 2:14-16
Fours – 2:18
TK – 2:20

Full-Day Ministry

For ages: 6 weeks through 60 months

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Classroom ratios:
Infants – 1:4
Toddlers – 1:5
Two – 1:8
Threes – 1:9
Fours – 1:12

Tours

* The Weekday School is currently closed to visitors in response to local and state COVID-19 regulations. All tours have been canceled until further notice. 

Tour our award-winning programs on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in room B105.

Please complete the following registration form to sign up for one of the tour dates below.

Tour Dates:

TBD

COVID-19 & Sick Policy

During cold and flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask all families to self-report any signs of illness to either the Half-Day or Full-Day office.

The Weekday School no longer accepts negative rapid COVID-19 test results. We are only accepting PCR test results to return to school.

Keep your child home if you answer “yes” to any of the following:

  • Has anyone in your household been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 10 days?
  • Is anyone in your household waiting for COVID-19 test results?
  • Has anyone in your household had close contact (within 6 ft for a cumulative total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period) with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Has anyone in your household been advised to quarantine?
  • Does the student have any of the following symptoms?
    • Fever of 100.4 degrees or more
    • Signs of fever (chills, warm to the touch, flushed appearance)
    • Shortness of breath
    • Difficulty breathing
    • New cough
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose with yellow or green (not clear) mucous
    • Headache
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Vomiting or diarrhea
    • Yellow or green eye discharge or red or pink eye
    • Unexplained rash
    • Lice

 

Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum System for Preschool is an award-winning curriculum system for preschool success. Using exploration and discovery as a way of learning, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool:

  • Based on 38 objectives for development and learning.
  • Presents knowledge-building volumes and daily practice resources in tandem, giving every educator the “what,” “why,” and “how” of early childhood education.
  • Offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction, helping teachers meet the needs of every type of learner.
  • Addresses all the important areas of learning from social-emotional and math to technology and the arts and incorporates them throughout every part of every day.
  • Offers daily built-in opportunities for observation, helping teachers and administrators clearly see the strong relationship between curriculum and assessment.

Development assessments are conducted twice a year. This helps teachers focus on what matters most to children’s success by:

  • Developing a profile of each child to answer the questions, “What does this child know? What is he or she able to do?”
  • Understanding how their observations relate to important objectives for development and learning and use that understanding to scaffold each child’s learning.
  • Assisting to determine if a child is making progress and compare the child’s knowledge, skills, and behaviors to those of their peers.
  • Recognizing children who might benefit from special help, screening, or further early intervention evaluation.

Christian education and faith formation are incorporated into the curriculum in both intentional and integrated ways that reflect the pervasiveness of God in all of life. As we expand the Weekday School ministry, we are making plans for including faith moments in the curriculum that reflect the goals and priorities of our covenant. Whether in weekly Chapel or prayers in the classroom, your child is learning the language of faith and growing in their love of God and neighbor.

Inclement Weather Policy
  1. If the Myers Park Presbyterian Church administrative offices are closed, the Weekday School will be closed.
  2. The Weekday School (Full & Half-Day) will follow the Charlotte–Mecklenburg School’s (CMS) closing policy for the first inclement weather day.
  3. If CMS is scheduled to be closed for additional days due to the inclement weather, the decision on whether or not to close will be determined by Weekday School administration on a day-to-day basis.
  4. In the event of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) delayed opening, the Half-Day program will remain closed, and the Full-Day program will operate either on the one or two-hour delay.
  5. To ensure proper and prompt notification of parents and staff as to the closing or delayed opening for the Weekday School, the administration will send the information out using Remind 101.

Remind 101 offers a service that will send you a push or text message if the Weekday School posts any closings or delays. We recommend that you take the following steps:

If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. Open your web browser and go to the following link.

For Text messages:

  • Half-Day – text @halfdaypa to 81010
  • Full-Day – text @fulldaywds to 81010
Employment

Employment

We are currently accepting applications for both Full-Day (full time) and Half-Day positions. Submit an Employment Application.

Half-Day Enrollment

2021-2022 Registration for Enrollment:

  • CURRENTLY ENROLLED WDS FAMILIES:  Online registration opened January 11-15.
  • NEW FAMILIES:  Online registration opened January 19-22. 
  • Our annual registration window is now closed, and there is a waitlist in every grade level. CLICK HERE to add your child to the waitlist.

Enrollment Choices:  The classes listed are subject to change due to updated COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Toddlers: 
    • 2 days T/Th ($308/month) or 3 days MWF ($370/month)
    • Must be 12 months by August 31, 2021
  • Twos: 
    • 2 days T/Th ($308/month), 3 days MWF ($370/month), or 5 days M-F ($471/month)
    • Must be 24 months by August 31, 2021
  • Threes:
    • 4 days M-TH ($410/month) or 5 days M-F ($471/month)
    • Must be 36 months by August 31, 2021
  • Fours:
    • 5 days M-F ($471/month)
    • Must be 48 months by August 31, 2021
  • Transitional Kindergarten:
    • 5 days M-F ($502/month)
    • Eligibility Requirements: Successful completion of a 4-year-old class

A curriculum enrichment fee of $125 will be charged to students in Twos-TK for our Specials (Godly Play, Music & Movement, STEAM Lab, and Library).

When determining classroom placement, consideration is given to age range, boy-to-girl ratio, teacher recommendations, and overall class dynamics. We will do our best to accommodate first enrollment choices whenever possible. The final placement of children is carefully determined by the Weekday School administration. Teacher and classroom assignments will be communicated to parents in August.

Enrollment Process:

Interested families register through the link on this webpage during their applicable registration window. Please have your MPPC Member Portal login information ready or register for an account prior to your registration period. Walk-in or mail-in registrations will not be accepted. 

A non-refundable registration fee of $105/student is required. Payment options include Visa and Mastercard. Because many employers have firewalls that prevent online payments, please use a personal computer, tablet, or smartphone to register. If you are registering more than one child, the total amount paid will reflect the number of registrations received (1=$105, 2=$210, 3=$315).

Letters of intent will be emailed in February to all successfully registered and waitlisted families. If accepted, signed letters of intent along with the first month’s tuition will be due within one week of the acceptance date.

Priority For Enrollment:

  1. Currently enrolled Half-Day Weekday School students – Currently enrolled Half-Day students are guaranteed a spot in the upcoming school year but not necessarily their first choice of days if registered during the registration period.
  2. Siblings of currently enrolled Half-Day Weekday School students
  3. Myers Park Presbyterian Church members not currently enrolled
  4. Currently enrolled Full-Day students who have been enrolled at least 12 months
  5. Myers Park Presbyterian Church non-members

Waitlisted Families:

Families for whom there is no immediate space available will be placed on the appropriate waiting list in order of registration date and time. Should space become available, you will be contacted regarding the opening and asked to complete a letter of intent to attend and submit the first month’s tuition to accept the space. 

 

Full-Day Enrollment

Registration:  Ongoing

How It Works:

All families interested in attending the Myers Park Presbyterian Church Weekday School are encouraged to attend a scheduled tour (please refer to TOUR link for dates and tour registration.)

Full-Day Program registration is open only to families with two full-time employed parents (or full-time employed single parent).

Tuition: 

  • Infants/Toddlers:  $1,267/month
  • Early Preschool/Preschool/PreK:  $1,143/month

Priority For Student Enrollment:

  1. Currently enrolled Full-Day Weekday School students
  2. Siblings of currently enrolled Full-Day Weekday School students
  3. Myers Park Presbyterian Church members not currently enrolled
  4. Currently enrolled Half-Day Weekday School students who have been enrolled at least 12 months
  5. Myers Park Presbyterian Church non-members

How to Apply:

To complete a Full-Day enrollment application, a $105 non-refundable registration fee is required.

What Happens Next:

Once you are notified of an opening by the Weekday School Administration, you will have 7 days to accept, complete, and return your letter of intent. After the Weekday School receives your letter of intent, you will receive a registration confirmation and enrollment packet.

Summer Weekday Wonders

iscover all the fun your child can have this summer at Weekday Wonders summer camps. Our themed weeks are designed to be educational as well as tons of fun for the children!

Camp is open 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. for rising kindergartners through rising 5th graders. Children may be dropped off and picked up any time within that window subject to off-campus field trips. We will have one or two field trips per week that go along with our theme. Camp is $260.00 per week per camper with a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee paid up front and the remaining paid the week your child attends camp. Please visit www.myprocare.com to register for specific weeks email sleary@myersparkpres.org with questions.

2021 Summer Camp Dates:

  • Week 1 – June 7-11: We’ve Got Game-  
  • Week 2 – June 14-18: Earth Works! Incredible Geology –
  • Week 3 – June 21-June 24:  Water Works-
  • Week 4 – June 28-July 2: Pee Wee Picassos-
  • Week 5 – July 6 -July 9: Stars and Stripes-
  • Week 6 – July 12-July 16: Spies Like Us-
  • Week 7 – July 19-July 23: Super Science-
  • Week 8 – July 26-July 30: Fantastical Adventures-FULL
  • Week 9 – August 2-August 6: Glow Up-
  • Week 10 – August 9-August 13: The Wildlife: Pollinators-

To register for weeks, go to www.myprocare.com

register for an account then you will need to go back in and register for desired weeks.  Please reach out to sleary@myersparkpres.org if you have any issues.

Upcoming Events

* All upcoming events are tentative and subject to change depending on the current COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time. 

April 1-9:  Half-Day closed for Easter holiday and spring break

May 27:  Last day of school for Half Day classes

 

Support the WDS

Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser

Limit our Lost & Found by labeling all of your belongings.  Click HERE to order waterproof and dishwasher safe labels.  Search for “MPPC Weekday School (Charlotte).” The Weekday School will receive a portion of proceeds. 

Minted Fundraiser

Receive 20% off Minted cards and gifts throughout the year when using promo code FUNDRAISEMYERS at checkout. The Weekday School will received a portion of the proceeds.

Link Your Harris Teeter VIC Card Today

Did you link your Harris Teeter VIC card to support the Weekday School this year? You must relink your card each school year. Tell the cashier at check out our number, 4351.

Support MPPC on Amazon Smile

Shop Amazon through Amazon Smile, and 0.5% of purchases will be donated to MPPC. Visit smile.amazon.com and select “Myers Park Presbyterian Church.”

Administrative Staff

Kim Vanover

Kim Vanover

Weekday School Director

Caroline Broadfoot

Caroline Broadfoot

Weekday School Half-Day Director

Lora Connor

Lora Connor

Weekday School Half-Day Administrator

Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor

Weekday School Full-Day Program Coordinator

Shannon Leary

Shannon Leary

Weekday Wonders School Age Summer Camp Program Director