2023 – 2024 Calendar

Fall Schedule
August 31 Classroom Visits

September 5th First Day of Preschool for Owls & 5 Day Bees
First day of Preschool for T/TH Bumblebees ending at 11:10am
Please note: T/TH Bumblebees have abbreviated schedules on Sept 5, 7, 12 & 14
6th First Day of Preschool for MWF Bumblebees
13th Back to School Night/Parent Orientation (no children)
19th – 20th School Photos

October 9th Indigenous People’s Day – Preschool Closed
30th Professional Development Day – Preschool Closed

November 10th Teacher Work Day – Preschool Closed
12th Veterens Day – Preschool Closed
16th-18th Book Fair Fundraiser
Hooray for Books
22nd-24th Thanksgiving Holiday – Preschool Closed

December 14th Christmas Music Program
18th – Jan 1st Christmas Holiday – Preschool Closed
Spring Schedule
January 2nd Preschool Resumes for Second Semester
9th 2023-24 WSUMCP Enrollment Applications Available for Returning Families
15th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Preschool Closed





Presidents’ Day – Preschool Closed

Professional Development Day – Preschool Closed

March 8th Teacher Work Day – Preschool Closed
25th – April 1st Spring Break – Preschool Closed

April 2nd School Resumes
11th-12th Parent/Teacher Conferences
24th Spring2ACTion

May 6th-10th National Teacher Appreciation Week




Memorial Day Holiday – Preschool Closed

School Resumes after the long weekend

June 5th 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. 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!