St. Philip’s UMC Day School Starts New Semester
It is a new year and that means a new spring semester at St. Philip’s Day School, located at 5501 Beechnut. In addition to the regular curriculum, the school has a number of extra activities planned for the spring semester. First up is “Box Day” in February, where the Fellowship Hall is filled with cardboard boxes and the teaching staff and the children build their imaginations with them. Then there is the annual visit by Dr. Carl Bloom, a pediatric dentist, and his staff, who visit the school to talk about dental health in a fun and easy way that children understand. “Dr. Carl” is located in the community and many of the Day School children are his patients. March brings a visit by Tiny Texas Photography and also the always popular Pony Rides. May is the busiest month.
There is the Mother’s Day celebration where moms and caregivers attend the Moms & Muffins Brunch where muffins, fresh fruit and juice are served and the children present the Mother’s Day Gifts that they have made. There is always a super fun “Splash Day” where splash pools and water toys provide a morning of water play and fun.
A Day School Art Show provides an opportunity for the children to display some of the art and craft projects they have done throughout the school year. The art show begins on a Sunday so the Day School families and the St. Philip’s congregation can visit the art show conveniently. It is also on display during the following week. The Spring Music Program takes place on the last class day of the school year. On that day, children perform a number of songs for the Day School families and church staff.
The school year ends with the Day School Family Picnic where families are invited to get together at one of the local parks for a picnic and morning of fun. That is also when the teachers and staff offer a tearful goodbye to the Pre-K Students that will be moving on kindergarten.
The St. Philip’s Day School has the following classes:
• Mother’s Day Out-Toddler II class (18 months old by Sept. 2016 to 23 months)
• Mother’s Day Out-Twos Class (2 years old by Sept. 2016)
• Preschool Class (3 years old by Sept. 2016)
There are only a few spaces left in the classes. Call the Day School Office at 713-666-2761 for more information or to schedule a tour.
Registration for the Fall semester opens on February 1, 2017.