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Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Day School
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Philosophy  Since its founding in 1956, the objectives of Quaker Memorial Day School have remained steadfast: · To provide the opportunity for a group experience within the framework of Christian fellowship and to assist in the spiritual, mental, emotional, and social development of each child in that group... · To provide an atmosphere in which each child will develop a sense of love, trust, and self-esteem as his personal domain increases... · To provide a solid foundation for future educational experiences by making each child's first exposure to the school environment a happy and positive one.  
Curriculum   The overall goal of our multi-activity program is to cultivate in each child self-confidence, independence, an awareness of self and the world, creative self-expression, and the desire for learning. Curriculum is designed to provide the following experiences: · Learning Skills & Concepts · Special Units of Study · Monthly Themes · Weekly Chapel · Special Visitors · Visual Aides · Music, Art & Drama · Field Trips · Social Adjustment · Group Play & Participation · Observance of Rules · Library Reading/Literature Appreciation · Safety, Health & Manners · Show & Tell · Learning Responsibility Number & Reading Readiness At Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Day School, we recognize children with special needs and will make every effort to accommodate your special student; further, if we are unable to accommodate your child's special needs, we will be happy to provide you with recommendations for alternative school programs.
Classes Classes are provided for children ages 2 1/2 to 5, in accordance with the requirements of the Commonwealth of Virginia for age, teacher-to-pupil ratio, and health certification. The Two-Day Class is for children who reach the age of 2 1/2 by September 30 of that school year. This class is conducted by a Teacher and a Teacher Assistant, with a maximum of 14 students.. The Three-Day Class is designed for children who reach the age of 3 1/2 by September 30. This class is also taught by a Teacher and a Teacher Assistant, with a maximum of 16 students. The Five Day Class is for older youngsters who turn 4 by September 30. This class is conducted by a Teacher, and if class size allows, a Teacher Assistant. It has a maximum of 16 students. (Although the date of September 30 is used as the cut-off date for each school year, we will be happy to consider reasonable exceptions for your child's enrollment qualification.)
Schedule Two-Day Pre School (2 1/2 to 3 1/2 year olds)        9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesdays & Thursdays Three-Day Pre-School (3 1/2 to 4 1/2 year olds)      9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays Five-Day Pre-School (4 to 5 year olds)                    9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday QUAKER MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN DAY SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR * August 28 7:00 p.m. Parent Orientation August 29 Meet Your Teacher 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – 2-Day Class 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon – 3-Day Class 9:30- 11:00 a.m. – 5-Day Class September 2 First Day of School: 5-Day Class First Day of School: 9:00- 11:00 a.m. for 2-Day Class ONLY September 3 First Day of School: 3-Day Class November 3 Parent Teacher Conferences for 3-Day Class ONLY School Closed for 3-Day Class ONLY November 4 Parent Teacher Conferences for 2-Day Class and 5-Day Class School Closed for Students November 26-28 Thanksgiving Holiday (School Closed) December 19 Christmas Holiday begins at end of school day January 5 School reopens January 19 School Closed for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday April 6-10 Spring Break (School Closed) April 29 (Wednesday) Spring Parent Teacher Conferences for 3-Day Class and 5-Day Class School Closed for Students April 30 (Thursday) Spring Parent Teacher Conferences for 2-Day Class School Closed for 2-Day Class ONLY May 22 End of School Program  * Some dates may change due to weather. .
Facilities  Two classrooms, (each approximately 26 X 14 feet), a well-stocked library, and four rest rooms comprise Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Day School. Also available are a large fellowship hall for gatherings, and ample playground facilities for playtime fun.  
History  IN THE MID-EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, pioneer Quakers settled in the area now known as Lynchburg. One day in 1754 Sarah Clark Lynch invited friends and neighbors to begin worshipping with her in her home and, three years later, the South River Meeting House was organized and a log structure was built on two acres of land donated by Sarah Lynch. In 1768, after this first meeting house was destroyed by fire, a frame building was erected in its place. It wasn't long before the membership, having outgrown this building, made plans for a larger facility. In 1791 John Lynch, who operated a ferry on the mighty James River and who would later become known as the Founder of Lynchburg, gave 10 acres of land... "for the use... of the People called Quakers... to hold, use and enjoy... Build and uphold and repair the premises for the purpose of Divine worship, regulation of church discipline, Burying Grounds and Education of the Youth...." That singular commitment to Christian education of our youngsters continues today on those same historic grounds... at Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Day School.  
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Message from the Director  From the Day School Director:         At Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Day School, we feel fortunate to share in each young child’s formative years.  The Day School offers children an exemplary educational foundation, including alphabet instruction, and a focus on sharing, using fine motor skills, enhancing language, and following school rules and routines.  Creativity and emotional and social development are fostered by providing an assortment of age appropriate materials and abundant opportunities for socialization.  Using age appropriate teaching methods and lesson plans allows us to offer a safe, caring, and child-focused environment.  As a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, I am absolutely committed to utilizing the finest practices on the field of preschool education.  Our program focuses on young children’s total development, using a thematic curriculum that fosters school readiness in an age appropriate manner in each preschool classroom.  Notably, the Day School was awarded an excellent Four Star Rating from the Virginia Star Quality Initiative Program, making us one of the few preschools in the area to hold this honor. Your Child’s Foundation for a Lifetime of Learning is just a phone call away.  Please do not hesitate to call us at (434) 239-2548, send us a message at dayschool@qmpc.org, or mail us the application/enrollment form.  (You can download the form from this page.) You also are welcome to call and arrange for a school visit.  We look forward to getting better acquainted with you and your child! Yours sincerely, Carrie Lewis, Day School Director