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.
2018-2019 REGISTRATION OUUMC DISCOVERY DAY SCHOOL/FIRST DISCOVERIES
Please read the following information carefully as our registration process and dates have changed.
Full registration information, including enrollment forms, are available below. For a hard copy, or to schedule a tour of the school, please email Susan Phillips, Director at email@example.com or call the preschool ofice any weekday morning at 662-234-3371.
2018-2019 Registration Dates
January 30-31 – Returning DDS and FD students will register between 8:00 AM and noon to reserve placement for the 2018-19 school year.
February 5 – OUUMC members who do not have a student currently registered in DDS or FD, must register between 8:00 AM and noon for priority consideration.
February 7 – Parents who are not OUUMC members and who wish to register a new student for FD or DDS register between 8:00 AM and noon for any preschool openings still available.
First Discoveries, held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, is open to children who will be 21 – 35 months on September 1, 2018. 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, 2018 and a five morning a week program for children four years old by September 1, 2018.
2017-2018 Discovery Day School and First Discoveries Student Calendar
May 2—Last Wonderful Wednesday
May 17—FD Last Day of School
May 23—DDS Spring Musical / Last Day of School
2018-2019 Discovery Day School and First Discoveries Student Calendar
EARLY DISMISSAL (11:30 and 11:45) before first UM home game & SEC home games
August 16 – DDS Parent Orientation Meeting (parents only) 6:00 -7:00 PM
August 23 – DDS Classroom Visit Day (by appointment)
August 24 – DDS First Regular Student Day
August 28 – FD Parent Orientation Meeting (parents only) 6:00-7:00 PM
September 3 – Labor Day Holiday
September 4 – FD Classroom Visit Day (by appointment)
September 6 – FD First Day of School
September 7 – Early dismissal for first UM home ballgame
September 14 – Early dismissal for UM SEC home ballgame
September 12 and 26 – Wonderful Wednesdays
October 5-9 — Fall Break
October 10 and 24 – Wonderful Wednesdays
October 19 – Early dismissal for UM SEC home ballgame
November 2 – Early dismissal for UM SEC home ballgame
November 7 and 28 – Wonderful Wednesdays
November 9 – Professional Development Day (No children)
November 19-23 – Thanksgiving Holidays
December 5 – Wonderful Wednesday
December 11 – FD Last Day of Fall Semester
December 12 –“Happy Birthday, Jesus!” DDS Program @ 9:30 AM
and DDS Last Day of Fall Semester
January 9 – DDS First Day of Spring Semester
January 10 – FD First Day of Spring Semester
January 21 – MLK, Jr. Holiday
January 23 – Wonderful Wednesdays
February 4, 5 – Current students & siblings registration
February 6, 20 – Wonderful Wednesdays
February 8 – DDS Young Artists’ Reception
February 11 – OU Member Registration
February 11-22 – Individual Parent Teacher Conferences for DDS
February 13 – Open registration for new families
February 18 – Presidents’ Day Holiday
March 6 and 20 – Wonderful Wednesdays
March 11 – 15 – Spring Break
April 3 and 17 – Wonderful Wednesdays
April 19-22 – Easter Holidays
May 14 – FD Last School Day
May 15 – DDS Last School Day / Spring Musical