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2626 Arizona Street Northeast
Albuquerque, NM, 87110
United States

(505) 883-0496

To nurture and support children and families, and to provide a high-quality Preschool experience in a Christian environment.





St. John’s Preschool Plus

December2017 Newsletter


The holiday season can become so hectic and overwhelming that we miss the most important piece of the true meaning of Christmas. I would like to encourage families to simply breathe and consider the great truth that we have already been given the best gift ever and that is Jesus Christ. Enjoy this time with your children and make sweet, messy memories that your family will hold on to for years to come.

Some of our thematic units include Christmas, family traditions, stars, and Jesus’s birthday.

Food Donation

Thank you so much for sharing the love of Jesus to those who are less fortunate than we are. We collected four boxes of Thanksgiving food/goodies and two turkeys that went specifically to families from Zuni Elementary.

December Center-Wide Activities

Our center-wide activities this month will include a special chapel time celebrating Jesus’s birthday, a visit from Santa Claus, and our annual Christmas program.

Our lovely Ms. Barb has titled the Christmas Program, “Let There Be Peace.” Pastor Craig will play the role of Jonathan the story teller. Mark your calendar for Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center (gym). Students need to arrive at 5:45 p.m. Please take your child to their classroom, manually sign them in and then join us in the gym. Our toddler students do not take part in this program.

We ask that every family bring in a tray of finger foods or goodies to share at the reception that follows.


The United Methodist Women have gifted the preschool program with $300.00 to purchase new outdoor picnic tables for both playground areas. This is a perfect Christmas gift for our preschoolers.

Safety Reminder

For the safety of all our students we remind families not to prop or keep the preschool door open. If you do not recognize an adult that is wanting access to the preschool wing, please call the preschool office at 883-0496 or ask the individual to check in at the church office and a church volunteer or employee will walk the person to the preschool office.

Snow Policy

Preschool Plus will modify its schedule based upon how APS makes its decision. If APS closes school, preschool will close also. The day will not be made up, and there will be no tuition adjustment for the day. If APS has a delay, we will not offer early morning extended care, but will open for preschool at the normal time.

Up-coming Activities

Dec 7 - Christmas program at 6:00 p.m.
Dec 10 – Tuition is due
Dec 11 & 12 – Birthday party for Jesus!
Dec 13 & 14 – A visit from Santa
Dec 18 – January 2 – Christmas Break
Jan 2 – Staff Development Day
Jan 3 – First day of second semester

I would like wish every family a joyful Christmas and Happy New Year!

In His love,
Carmen Vargas

Preschool Director