Discovery Day School
Discovery Day School is a ministry of Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Established in 1983, DDS provides a nurturing, safe environment in which children feel loved, respected and valued while they are encouraged to develop to their fullest potential socially, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Children of all faiths and nationalities are welcome.
We believe that each day should be filled with joy in learning, wonder, curiosity, and engaged investigation. We believe that children need time to acquire play skills so that they can learn to investigate, invent and problem-solve with complexity. We believe that the whole child’s body, soul and mind should be nurtured and challenged. We believe that teachers and families working together in partnership provide the highest quality preschool experience.
2017-2018 REGISTRATION OUUMC DISCOVERY DAY SCHOOL/FIRST DISCOVERIES
Please read the following information carefully as our registration process and dates have changed.
Parents of returning DDS or FD (formerly Mother’s Morning Out) students must return completed registration packets between 8:00 AM and noon on either MONDAY, JANUARY 30 or TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 to reserve placement for the 2017-18 school year.
OUUMC members who do not have a student currently registered in DDS or FD, must register on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6 for priority consideration.
Parents who are not OUUMC members and who wish to register a new student for FD or DDS should return registration packets on Wednesday, February 8.
Please note that only returning students have guaranteed placement.
First Discoveries, held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, is open to children who will be 21 – 35 months on September 1, 2017.
Discovery Day School offers the choice of three mornings/week or five mornings/ week for children who will be three years old by September 1, 2017 and a five morning a week program for children four years old by September 1, 2017.
Due to the renovation of one of our classroom hallways, Discovery Day School will begin two weeks later than usual (September 5, 2017) and continue an additional two weeks in May, 2018.
First Discoveries will begin one week later than usual (September 12, 2017) and continue an additional week in May, 2018.
Registration packets will be available on our website (www.ouumc.org). For more
information, or to schedule a tour of the school, please email Susan Phillips, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the preschool office any weekday morning at 662-234-3371.
2017-2018 Discovery Day School and First Discoveries Student Calendar
August 28—DDS Parent Orientation Night @ 6:00-7:00 PM (Parents only)
August 31—FD Parent Orientation Night @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM (Parents only)
September 5—DDS Classroom Visit Day (by appointment)
September 6—DDS First School Day
September 12—FD Classroom Visit Day (by appointment)
September 14—FD First Day of School
September 27—Wonderful Wednesday (1st)
October 6-9—Fall Break
October 11 and 25—Wonderful Wednesday (2nd and 3rd)
October 13, 20, 27—Early Dismissal for SEC home games
November 1, 15, 29—Wonderful Wednesdays (4th, 5th ,6th)
November 17—Early Dismissal for SEC home game / Thanksgiving Feast
November 20-24—Thanksgiving Holidays
December 6—Wonderful Wednesday
December 12—FD Last Day of Fall Semester
December 13—“Happy Birthday, Jesus!” DDS Program @ 9:30 AM/ Last DDS day
December 14—January 9 -Christmas holidays
January 10—DDS First Day of Spring Semester
January 11—FD First Day of Spring Semester
January 15—MLK, Jr. Holiday
January 22—February 2 – DDS Individual Parent Conferences for all 3yo & 4yo
January 29-30—Registration for current students re-enrolling for fall
February 5—Registration for OUUMC members
February 7—Registration for new DDS / MMO families
February 7 and 21—Wonderful Wednesday
February 9—Discovery Day School Art Show
February 19—President’s Day Holiday
March 7 and 21—Wonderful Wednesdays
March 12 – 16—Spring Break
March 30-April 2—Easter Holidays
April 4 and 18—Wonderful Wednesdays
May 2—Last Wonderful Wednesday
May 17—FD Last Day of School
May 23—DDS Spring Musical / Last Day of School