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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

February 2019 Newsletter


Love is the air at Preschool Plus. The children will celebrate Valentine’s Day, friends, and God’s love. Some of our thematic units include Presidents’ Day, dental health, pets, and shapes.

Center-wide Activities

Our first center-wide activity will be a visit from a local musician. Aina Olonade joined the staff of SJUMC as Organist/Pianist in 2018. He earned a master’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Texas-El Paso, and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Central Missouri. Prior to that, he studied organ and church music in his native Nigeria. Aina will do a short presentation for our students on Tuesday, February 12, at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. The children will listen and hear many different organ sounds and then have some sing-along time. 

Our second center-wide activity will be on Friday, February 15, at 10:00 a.m. in the Son Shine Café.  A team from Route 66 Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics will be on site sharing with the children the importance of taking good care of their teeth.

2019-2020 Preschool Registration

Registration packets for the upcoming school year will be sent home on February 19th. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To ensure a slot for your child, you will need the registration forms completely filled out, a current shot record and the registration fee of $175 at the time of enrollment. Registration dates are as follows:

  • Members of St. John’s UMC

Registration will take place on Sunday, February 24th between services. We will have two stations: the hospitality area and the Family Life Center.

  • Currently Enrolled Families

Registration begins Monday, February 25th at 8:30 a.m. in the Son Shine Café.

  • General Registration

Registration begins March 4, 2018.

Usborne Book Fair

Our Usborne Book Fair will take place the week of February 4-8 in the Son Shine Café from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Usborne Books has a huge variety of early-learning & non-fiction books for our students. Here is your chance to support the preschool and shop for some great books for the entire family. If you would like to purchase a book for your child’s classroom, there will be a basket filled with books for each teacher. These baskets contain each teacher’s wish list of books they would like to add to their classroom library.

MOPS at St. John’s

MOPS, or Mothers of Preschoolers, is a group of moms who need some love, support, friendship, and camaraderie in this beautiful and difficult life that we call motherhood. This groups meets twice a month on Wednesday mornings. For more information visit or email Melissa Madara at


Facebook Account

In the near future we plan on posting community events that are taking place throughout the city along with family play dates that will take place at local parks, the zoo, and other venues where families can get together for a fun day of fellowship. Be sure to check out our FB page for more info.

NAEYC Family Surveys

All families have been asked to fill out the “Self-Assessment Family Survey.” Please take the time to complete and return it in the attached envelope that was provided. You may drop them off at the preschool office. We have a basket labeled “Family Surveys” available for you. Surveys are due by February 8th. We appreciate your feedback.

Dates to Remember

Feb 4-8 – Usborne & More Book Fair

Feb 10 – Tuition is due

Feb 12 – Organist Presentation

Feb 13 & 14 – Classroom Valentine’s parties. Check with your child’s teacher for more information.

Feb 15 – Route 66 Children’s Dentistry 

Feb 18 – Presidents’ Day (school closed)

Feb 24 – Registration for church members

Feb 25 – Registration for enrolled families

March 4 – Open enrollment

March 8 – P/T Conferences (school closed)

March 11-15 – Spring Break

If you have any questions, or concerns please feel free to stop by the preschool office.

In His love,

Carmen Vargas