Special Events


The Weekday School offers many opportunities for children and their families to enjoy special events together, as well as offering several opportunities for parents to benefit from social gatherings and parent education and training.

Family Events:

Pancake Breakfast and PJ Party

Parents, grandparents, and children come together to enjoy a delicious breakfast, a pajama dance party, and trips to the book fair.  












Family Fun Night

An evening in November for families to gather for a box supper and an entertaining concert by a children’s musician (performers have included Roger Day, Thomas Moore, and Peter and Ellen Allard).      










Music Program and Luncheon

In April, the children of the 4's and TK classes present a spectacular musical performance for their parents and grandparents in the Sanctuary.  The program concludes with a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall.  In late April, the children of the 3's classes also perform a spectacular music program for their parents and grandparents on the stage of the Fellowship Hall, followed by lunch.










End of Year Picnic for 4's and TK Families 

A fun and special way to celebrate the end of the school year on the beautiful and spacious front lawn of the church.  The 4's and TK children bring their parents and siblings to enjoy an inflatable jump castle, inflatable giant slide, and inflatable obstacle course.  Many other outdoor games and contests are offered as well, and the evening ends with a fried chicken picnic supper on the lawn.
 













Class Gatherings  

Throughout the year, parent classroom coordinators organize events for children and parents to get together outside of the classroom.  These gatherings build community and further develop friendships within the class.  This includes events such as visiting Discovery Place, meeting at the park, and going to lunch.

 









Parent Events:

Speaker Programs

The Weekday School offers a variety of educational programs for parents to explore and discuss topics of interest to parents of young children.  Some of these topics have included sibling rivalry, positive discipline, sensory integration, and speech and language development of young children.  These programs are presented by professionals who specialize in these different areas.





Kindergarten Readiness Program

A program for parents of 4's and TK students to inform and prepare them for the kindergarten search process.


Parent Social 

In the spring, the school sponsors a party for parents at the home of one of our WDS parents. Heavy hors’douerves and beverages are provided by a caterer. These parties provide a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and be with lots of old friends and have a “night out” without the kids!



















Other School Events:

 
School-Wide Drives to Serve the Community 

Each spring, our school launches a big campaign to collect new and gently-used books to donate to local schools in our community who serve some of Charlotte’s neediest children.  The Weekday School also collects art supplies and snacks for Freedom School, a summer school housed at First Presbyterian to serve elementary-age children who need an “academic boost” during the summer months.  Our school also collects coats, hats, gloves, and backpacks for the homeless shelter each fall, and collects food for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry located at our church.  These drives give our families the opportunity to give back to the community and for young children to learn to share with others.

 

Field Day 

Each spring the 4's and TK children gather on the front lawn of the church for a fabulous day of games, events, contests, and popsicles.  Event stations are located all around the front lawn, and the children have the grandest time participating in all these fun games!

 

Week of the Young Child 

A week designated by NAEYC to focus on education opportunities for young children.  The WDS offers many special events during this week for the children and the parents.


Click here for a full list of the events offered at the Weekday School.