The Yellow School

 

Serving Children Three Years through Kindergarten

Founded in 1974 as an extension of the Christian Education ministry of the church, The Yellow School is an early childhood program for children 3 years old through kindergarten. Recognizing that the early years of a child’s life are the most important for laying foundations of faith and for social, emotional and cognitive development, the school provides each child with acceptance, respect and love in a Christian environment. Following the state guidelines for curriculum and building on the latest research, the school provides an environment in which each child is free to explore experiment, discover, make decisions and problem solve. We encourage curiosity and independence as the children learn and develop the skills necessary for future school success.

We believe the love of God binds us together. In that love we welcome and respect children of all faiths and we provide a welcoming and loving community in which the children work and play together and learn of God’s love for us all.

The Yellow School curricula are developed using guidelines set forth by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the findings of the latest brain research. Curricula is written to address the needs of each individual and the class as a whole. Learning activities appropriate to the developmental levels of the children are designed to teach reading and language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, Spanish, and the development of fine and gross motor skills, as well as faith development. Kindergarten children attend a computer class weekly.

The Yellow School is a “peanut free” facility.

Enrollment
The Yellow School maintains a low teacher/child ratio, providing each child with ample space and adult attention. A maximum of 8 children is assigned to 1 teacher, or 16 children to 2 teachers.

Fees and Tuition
All fee amounts are set each year by the Yellow School Advisory Committee. For more information, please contact Candice Alexander at 713-490-9267.

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Yellow School Application Information
Looking Ahead…Yellow School 2017-2018 School Year

We began registering families who are new to Yellow School, or who do not currently have a child attending Yellow School, on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

If you have a child who will be eligible for the kindergarten next year, please note that, if that child is not currently at Yellow School, you are asked to schedule a morning visit in the kindergarten class prior to placement.

We invite you to read the Parent Handbook found on the Yellow School website for additional information about the school.

If you have not visited the school, you are welcome to do so at any time. If you have any questions, contact Candice Alexander at 713-490-9267.

Families with children currently enrolled at Yellow School may register their children (current students and their siblings) on Thursday, January 26, beginning at 6:00 AM.

Registration Fee – A Registration Fee must accompany your application. This fee is non-refundable unless a space is unavailable and you make a written request for a refund. All requests for eligible refunds must be made by November 1, 2017 and are subject to a $25.00 administrative fee. This fee is non-transferable.

Reservation Fee – Once your child has been accepted, a reservation fee equal to one month’s tuition must be paid. This fee becomes next May’s tuition payment. The reservation fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Program Fee – A program fee, which covers a school t-shirt, yearbook, screenings, field trips, etc. is due with the Reservation Fee. The Program Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Discounts – Some discounts are available.  Please contact the school for more information.

Scholarship Funds – Scholarship funds are available for families needing financial assistance.

The following is our tuition information for the 2017-2018 school year.
2-day 3-year-olds – $310.00/month
3-day 3-year-olds – $400.00/month
3-day pre-k – $410.00/month
5-day pre-k – $535.00/month
PM Class, 3 days a week – $410.00/month
PM Class, 4 days a week – $485.00/month
PM Class, 5 days a week – $535.00/month
Kindergarten – $550.00/month

Registration

Register now for the 2017-2018 school year. If you do not have a child attending Yellow School at this time, this is your opportunity to register for next school year. If you do have a child currently enrolled, your registration for that child and/or any siblings will be on January 26, 2017.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis, according to the stated priorities.

Summer School 2017 

Fine Arts in Summer School

Summer at the Yellow School will be full of creativity! The children will write stories, choose actors, and see their words come alive as their classmates dramatize their stories. There will be singing and dancing and art of various kinds. You may be the recipient of a Monet inspired painting or a Miro inspired sculpture. It is sure to be a fun and inspiring month!

Fall 2017 Registration

2017-2018 Application for Families New to Yellow School
2017-2018 Application for Currently Enrolled Students and their Siblings 

This application will ask for the “attendee’s” name. The attendee is your child.  Please enter your child’s name.  It will also ask for the “attendee’s phone number and email address”.  Please enter your preferred phone number and email for contact purposes. If either parent is a member of MDPC, don’t forget to check the little box for your discount. If you are applying for more than one child, when you get to the end of the first child’s information, there will be an opportunity to apply for additional children.    

If you have any questions, please contact the school as soon as possible.

Yellow School Classes Offered

Three-Year-Olds
Three class options are available for children who are 3 years old on or before September 1. Children must be toilet trained.

2-Day Class (Monday, Tuesday)
Monday hours: 8:45 to 11:45 AM
Tuesday hours: 8:45 AM to 2:30 PM

3-Day Class (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Monday hours: 8:45 to 11:45 AM
Tuesday hours: 8:45 AM to 2:30 PM
Wednesday hours: 8:45 to 11:45 AM

3-Day Class (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Wednesday hours: 8:45 to 11:45 AM
Thursday hours: 8:45 AM to 2:30 PM
Friday hours: 8:45 to 11:45 AM

Optional lunch bunch/extended days are available, at an additional charge, until 2:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and until 3:30 every day. (Tuesdays and Thursdays are built-in long days.)

Four-Year-Olds
Three class options are available for children who are 4 years old on or before September 1. Children must be toilet trained.

3-Day Pre-K - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Wednesday hours: 8:45 to 11:45 AM
Thursday hours: 8:45 AM to 2:30 PM
Friday hours: 8:45 to 11:45 AM

5-day Morning Pre-K - Monday through Friday
Monday hours: 8:45 to 11:45 AM
Tuesday hours: 8:45 to 11:45 AM
Wednesday hours: 8:45 to 11:45 AM
Thursday hours: 8:45 AM to 2:30 PM
Friday hours: 8:45 to 11:45 AM

Optional lunch bunch/extended days are available, at an additional charge, until 2:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and until 3:30 every day. (Thursdays are built-in long days.)

Afternoon Class - Monday through Friday Afternoon
Monday hours: 12:30 to 3:30 PM
Tuesday hours: 12:30 to 3:30 PM
Wednesday hours: 12:30 to 3:30 PM
Thursday: 8:45 AM to 3:30 PM
Friday: 12:30 to 3:30 PM

The afternoon class is a multi-age class of almost 4, 4 and young 5 year olds. This class meets daily, but 3 and 4-day options are also available on either Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday or Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. This class, a pre-k/bridge class, is taught by the same teachers who teach the 5 day morning pre-class class and is designed to meet the needs of 4 and 5 year old children.

Optional extended mornings are available, at an additional charge, for the afternoon class on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM.

Kindergarten
For children 5-years-old on or before September 1.
5-day - Monday through Friday
Monday hours: 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday hours: 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday hours: 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday hours: 8:45 AM to 2:30 PM
Friday hours: 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Optional extended days are available, at an additional charge, until 2:30 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and every day until 3:30 PM.

Optional Extended Day

There is a per-semester fee for the optional extended day that is offered each day from 11:45 AM to 2:30 or 3:30 PM. Children in the PM class are offered an optional extended morning from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Fridays.

In order to be guaranteed a place in any of the extended day sessions, you must sign up at the beginning of each semester. Drop-ins are accepted only if there is a space available.

Exact cost will be found on the applications forms.

Required Forms & Important Documents

Confidential Introductory Information
This form can be completed electronically, saved as a PDF, and emailed to Candice Alexander.


Medical Information 
Photo Release
Permissions and Emergency Information Form
These forms can be partially-completed electronically, but then must be printed out, signed (by parent and/or a physician), and returned as hard copies.

Optional Forms

Sign Up for Monthly Auto Pay 2017-2018
Parent Interest Form/Talent Survey
Room Parent Sign-up
Bag Order Form
Complete these forms electronically, save, and email the PDFs to Candice Alexander.

REACH Class Escort Permission Form
Can be partially-completed electronically, but then must be printed out, signed by a parent, and returned as a hard copy.

First Semester Extended Day Forms (2017-2018)

Kindergarten Extended Day
AM Class Extended Day (Additional afternoon session)
PM Class Extended Day (Additional morning session)

2016-17 Calendar
Parent Survey

Every year we ask our families to complete a questionnaire about their experiences at the Yellow School. We hope you will give us your honest opinions and any suggestions your might have. The questionnaire may be submitted completely anonymously or you may add your name in the space provided. The questionnaire is available from April 1 through April 29. We look forward to hearing from you.

Chapel Chat

We are so happy to have the opportunity to share God’s word with your children during Chapel Time!   Your preschooler will join us as we walk through the Bible and discover the love of Jesus Christ while hearing and participating in interactive Bible stories through age appropriate songs, rhymes, and games.  Families and friends are always invited to join us for Chapel!

The lessons taught during Chapel Time are from the Tru Resources Curriculum. During the year we will teach stories from the Bible hearing about  how God loves us, how God takes care of us, and that He gave us Jesus. Christmas is always a special time of the year as we study about the birth of Christ from the books of Matthew and Luke, and we are thankful that God loves us so much that he sent His Son. In spring we will explore the Easter story and the new life we have through Jesus Christ. By following the example that Jesus set for us, we can share our time, treasure, and talents with those in need and make a difference in our world today. As adults, we have the chance to model kindness to others and continue to set good examples for our children just as Jesus has set for us!

Our hope and prayer is that Chapel Time will be a fun place for your children to learn and grow in the love God has for each of them, and combined with the monthly newsletter articles specifying the subjects covered, will serve as an opportunity for conversations between you and your child. MDPC Children’s Ministries knows the value and importance of sharing the word of God with His littlest lambs and we thank you for sharing your children with us!

Rachel Poysky
Children’s Ministries Pastor

Becky Funderburk
Preschool Ministries Director

Parent Handbook
Outreach Opportunities

The Yellow School has many outreach opportunities throughout the year to help the children learn about helping others. Among them are: purchasing Christmas gifts for underprivileged children; earning money by doing chores at home to purchase books at our annual Book Fair for the children of underprivileged children; drawing pictures and/or making cards for our servicemen and women. Families are also encouraged to donate toiletries, snacks, magazines, books, games, etc. for care packages to send along with the children’s work. Through these and other “hands-on” activities the children develop a clear understanding of helping and sharing with others.

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