Hi, WDS Families!
I’m happy to report that the Peer Review Team for the Christian Schools of Florida (our accrediting agency) has recommended continued accreditation for Weekday School for the next five years. During their campus visit last week they surveyed our facilities, observed our school day and met with groups of parents, teachers, and even a group of squirmy 4 Day students pictured below.
While it’s a lot of work to get everything organized and put our best foot forward, it’s actually a very rewarding process because it helps us celebrate our accomplishments and continually improve our school. The Peer Review Team gives us a list of commendations and recommendations to get us started. I thought I’d share a few…
Commendation: The Executive Board and Advisory Board work well with the Director and operate as ambassadors for the school.
Commendation: The staff is connected and supportive of each other. Staff members are nurturing and encouraging to both children and their parents. They have created classroom that are inviting and well equipped with age-appropriate activities and materials.
Commendation: The school environment is positive and loving. Children feel safe and loved. Parents report being happily satisfied at Weekday School.
Gosh, we love hearing these great encouragements. And we’re also chewing on their recommendations which include updating our playground, continuing to provide spiritual growth opportunities for staff, children, and families, and better promotion of Weekday School in the community. We say “yes” to those improvement goals as well.
With the Easter holiday rapidly approaching, I want to invite you to First Presbyterian Church for our Easter services. I’m linking all of the details below. There are several WDS staff members who help out on a regular basis in Sunday morning children’s space - including Pat Walkup and Cathy Knox. On Easter Sunday, I’ll be helping with children during the 9:45 service as well. So come join us!
We do have school on Good Friday (April 19) but we are closed the Monday after Easter (April 22). I’ve dropped some additional resources for a preschool-friendly Easter in “Links We Love.”
I hope you know how much I appreciate ALL the encouragement you give us throughout the year. I am so thankful for our partnership.
“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to God.” Philippians 1:3