HUMC Preschool plans many special events throughout the year. We are happy to have parents participate and/or help out at many of these events. In addition to those seen on our website, we hold many "spirit" days throughout the year.
Family Fun Night
Family Fun Night is typically held in March and is planned and carried out by our Preschool Parent Association (PPA). It is what it's name implies, a fun night for the whole family! It offers a chance to meet and socialize with other preschool families in a safe, fun enviornment. There are games & activities, a pizza dinner, a moon bounce, face painting, balloon animals, a silent auction and more! It is a night not to be missed!
Pumpkin Patch Day
Each year in October we hold our very own Pumpkin Patch Days. Children are treated to a hay ride, then are taken to our very own Pumpkin Patch where they may select their very own pumpkin!
HUMC Preschool celebrates Halloween with our annual Halloween Parades. Children (and staff) wear their Halloween costumes and parade past their parents and guests. Following the parade, parents are invited in to the classrooms for a few Halloween songs and to help their children change into their normal preschool clothes so that they may continue with their day. It's a great photo op and fun morning for all!
Fire Safety Puppet Show
We are very fortunate to be treated to a Fire Safety Puppet Show each year by the Fairfax County Fire Department. When we are really lucky and there are no emergency calls, the fire fighters and paramedics show up in their fire trucks and ambulances! It is so important for young children to become familiar with fire fighters and other emergency responders so if they are ever in an emergency situation, they know who to go to for help.
Veterans Day Celebration
Since 2010, the Herndon United Methodist Church Preschool has been hosting a Veterans Day celebration to honor our country’s Veterans. We feel it is important for our Preschoolers to understand the great service the members of the military have provided to our country. We would like to have as many members of the military attend our Celebration as possible.
In November we hold our annual Thanksgiving Gatherings for the children. Classes all gather for a Thanksgiving story, then share a snack together.
Parents, grandparents, siblings, families and friends are invited to join our Christmas Sing-A-Longs. Our Preschoolers sing a few Christmas songs on, followed by a sing-a-long with their families. It's a special time for all. We wrap up our Christmas Sing-A-Longs with a special visitor and a punch and cookies reception.
PJ's and Pancakes
Each year on or near Dr. Seuss' birthday we hold our PJ's and pancakes day. Children (and staff) are invited to come to school in their pajamas and have a fun day filled with Dr. Seuss style learning. A special pancake snack is provided by the office staff. It's a fun day for all of us!
Every year the preschoolers have an opportunity to compete in our Preschool Olympics. The events vary from summer to winter events. Our events have included our version of a triathalon, skiing ( on cardboard skis), soccer, ice hockey, figure skating, volley ball, discus throwing and may more. All of our preschoolers are number 1 and receive gold medals!
Easter Egg Hunt
Our Preschool Parent Association (PPA) coordinates an Easter Egg Hunt for all of our Preschoolers at Easter time. Sometime they even get a very special visit from the Easter Bunny!