2022 / 2023 Calendar

Fall Schedule
August 31 Classroom Visits

September 6th First Day of Preschool for Owls
First day of Preschool for T/TH Bumblebees ending at 11:10am
Please note: T/TH Bumblebees have abbreviated schedules on Sept 6, 8, 13 & 15
7th First Day of Preschool for MWF Bumblebees
14th Back to School Night/Parent Orientation (no children)
19th & 20th School Photos

October 10th Indigenous People’s Day – Preschool Closed
24th Professional Development Day – Preschool Closed

November 10th Teacher Work Day – Preschool Closed
12th Veterens Day – Preschool Closed
17th-19th Book Fair Fundraiser
Hooray for Books
23rd-25th Thanksgiving Holiday – Preschool Closed

December 16th Christmas Music Program
19th – Jan 2nd Christmas Holiday – Preschool Closed
Spring Schedule
January 3rd Preschool Resumes for Second Semester
9th 2023-24 WSUMCP Enrollment Applications Available for Returning Families
16th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Preschool Closed




Presidents’ Day – Preschool Closed

Professional Development Day – Preschool Closed

March 10th Teacher Work Day – Preschool Closed
23rd & 24th Parent/Teacher Conferences – Preschool Closed
Snow Dates, March 24 & 25

April 3rd-10th Spring Break & Easter Holiday – Preschool Closed
11th Preschool Resumes
26th Spring2ACTion

May 1st-5th National Teacher Appreciation Week



Memorial Day Holiday – Preschool Closed

School Resumes after the long weekend

June 7th Last Day of Preschool
Inclement Weather Schedule

Washington Street UMC Preschool generally follows Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) for weather related closings:

  • If ACPS is CLOSED, we are CLOSED.
  • If ACPS begins one hour late, we begin at 10:30.
  • If ACPS begins two hours late, we begin at 10:30.
  • If ACPS dismisses early, we will close at NOON.

Parents and caregivers are responsible for tracking changes in arrival and dismissal times. Please be aware of official announcements regarding delayed openings or closings due to inclement weather particularly should deteriorating conditions result in closing instead of an original delayed opening. At the discretion of Washington Street UMC Preschool, we may choose to close if we find it necessary for the safety of our students and staff. In the event of inclement weather on a day during which ACPS has a scheduled holiday, such as a Teacher Workday or Professional Development Day, Washington Street UMC Preschool will make an independent decision. Families will be contacted by e-mail, by 8:00 a.m. if this occurs. Parents and caregivers are asked to exercise their discretion concerning whether it is safe to travel to Washington Street UMC Preschool on inclement weather days.

In the event of three or more consecutive snow closing days, Washington Street UMC Preschool Board may consider making a decision independent from Alexandria City Public Schools ONLY in a circumstance that does not compromise the safety of our students, their families, and our staff. Families will be notified if such a decision is made.

Make up days due to inclement weather and other closings are not held. Occasionally, there may be other situations that cause a cancellation for safety reasons. In this event, parents will be notified as soon as possible via e-mail.

Please note that teachers will provide detailed monthly lesson plans and newsletters to parents throughout the school year. Monthly Preschool Newsletters also will be emailed to families. All Monthly Preschool Newsletters will be posted on the WSUMCP website. Washington Street UMC Preschool adheres to this calendar as closely as possible; however, revisions may become necessary. In the event that we need to make adjustments to any dates or activities listed in this calendar, we will let you know as soon as possible.  Thank you for your understanding!