WEE School

WEE School

The Weekday Early Education program (known as WEE School) at Wynne Baptist Church sets as its purpose 

  • To provide a happy Christian environment in which children can grow spiritually, socially, mentally, and emotionally.
  • To provide opportunities for the church, school, and home to work together in meeting the needs of the child.
  • To help the child develop a good self-concept,
  • To help the child develop his/her ability for establishing satisfying experiences and relationships in working and playing with those of his own age.
  • To provide a stimulating climate for learning with opportunities for self-expression, investigation, and participation in group activities.
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Location and Personnel

Location

The Weekday Early Education School (WEE School) is conducted in the Wynne Baptist Church located at 1200 Bridges Ave E, Wynne, AR 72396. The telephone number is 870-238-8993.

Administration

The WEE School is under the general supervision of the Senior Pastor of Wynne Baptist Church. It is under the direct supervision of the WEE School Director and the WEE School Committee elected by the church membership.

Personnel

The WEE School Director and the WEE School Committee approve all salaried and volunteer personnel. All personnel are responsible to the WEE School Director who is responsible to the Senior Pastor and the WEE School Committee.

The WEE School is operated for children who will be two, three, or four years old by the 1st of August of the school year. All applications shall be accepted on a space-available basis only. Enrollment represents a full year (school term) commitment.

Beth Ratliff Director
Mrs. Renee Office Assistant
Mrs. Jeanette Music
Mrs. Terry 4 year olds
Mrs.Kelly 4 year olds
Mrs. Donna 4 year olds
Mrs. Tracey 4 year olds
Mrs.Leigh 2 1/2 year olds
Mrs. Melissa 3 year olds
Mrs. Dilliu 3 year olds
Mrs. Debbie 3 year olds
Mrs. Kay 3 year olds
Ms. Greta 3 year olds

Registration and Tuition

REGISTRATION

A registration fee of $100.00 is payable with the application for enrollment. Registration forms are available on our church website. All registration forms must be returned before the child may be enrolled. Enrollment for two and three year old class does not automatically enroll the child in the four year old class. Registration fees are non-refundable. Enrollment is on a first come basis.

TUITION

Tutition in the WEE School shall be as follows:

All tuition is used directly for the operation of the School. The church supplements the WEE School through the use of the facilities, utilities, custodial help, etc. The church does not profit from this ministry.

Tuition is based on a full year commitment.

  • 5 Day Students: $1,800.00 (9 payments @ $200)
  • 3 Day Students: $1,125.00 (9 payments @ $125)
  • 2 Day Students: $   900.00 (9 payments @ $100)

August fees are due the day of Meet and Greet. It is a one time fee which includes art fee, snack fee, sundry fee, book fee, weekly reader and t-shirts.

  • 5 day students $290
  • 3 day students $231
  • 2 day students $171

All tuition is due the first day of the month. Even though the number of days of each month are not the same, the WEE School Board divides the fees into nine equal monthly payments. The first payment is due September 1st and the last is due May 1st. There will be a late charge of $1.00 per day added after the 10th day of the month.  (Any tuition payment not paid in full by the tenth of the month is considered past due.) Payments will be made to the WEE School director. Envelopes are provided for your convenience. (WEE School Tax ID Number: 71-0383903)

LATE REGISTRATION

Tuition for a child entering a monthly program after the first of the month shall be figured on a pro-rated basis for the remainder of that month and the regular fee thereafter.

REFUNDS

No refunds or deductions will be made for withdrawal, absence due to family illness or holidays. The tuition charge may be adjusted in the case of an extended illness of the child at the discretion of the Director.

WITHDRAWAL

Notification two weeks in advance of a child being withdrawn gives the school time to process another child's application. If it becomes necessary for you to withdraw your child due to illness or moving out of the area, payment will be expected in full for that month. Due to the budget being based on full enrollment, withdrawal for any reason will still require the full year's tuition, until that vacancy has been filled.

2018-2019 Registration Form

2018-2019 Supply List

 

Hours and Schedule

HOURS OF OPERATION

The WEE School shall operate Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon. The doors will be opened at 7:45 a.m. All teachers will be in their classrooms at 7:45 a.m. Please bring your child/children between 7:45 and 8:00 a.m. For the safety of all children, the doors are locked at 8:15 a.m. and reopen at 12:00 p.m. If you need to come between the hours the doors are locked, please use the intercom at the WEE School door. It is very important to have your child at school by 8:00 a.m. Please be prompt in picking up your child. There may be a fine of 50 cents per minute after 12:15 p.m.

HOLIDAYS, VACATIONS AND WEATHER

The WEE School will follow the Wynne Public School Calendar with a few exceptions (Start Date, Christmas Break and End of School Date). Any time the public schools are closed because of snow and ice, the WEE School will be closed also. Snow and ice closings will be announced on radio station KWYN or will be posted on this website. In the event the public schools will open late because of inclement weather conditions, the WEE School will open late, also. This will be announced on KWYN or on this website. Parents may pick up their children at any time. We ask that you do not call the school at these times unless it is absolutely necessary.

TRAFFIC SAFETY

When bringing your child to school, please use one of the two approaches:

  • Regular traffic pattern by the Intermediate School and parking area located by the Activities Building/Gym.
  • The parking lot on the north side of the building. Approach the carport from the Intermediate School side of the building. Please do not leave your car parked under the carport while you visit or conference with the teacher.

For the safety of the children and to not interfere with the school traffic, we ask that you keep to this one-way traffic pattern when dropping off or picking up your child.

Curriculum

CURRICULUM

The curriculum for the WEE School is carefully planned under the supervision of the WEE School Director. Teachers work from a flexible program, which gives each child the freedom to learn and pursue subjects until his/her own needs are met. Teachers constantly present new and challenging ideas to the children. The children are taught about God as Creator, Jesus as God’s only Son, and the Bible as God's Word. In addition, they have a prayer of thanksgiving before refreshments.

Communication

COMMUNICATION

The Wynne Baptist Church WEE School welcomes scheduled visits anytime. An open relationship with the director, teachers and parents is essential. If you feel at any time there is a problem, it is your responsibility to contact the Director. If any questionable confrontations should occur between a parent, teacher, or director, the problem will be addressed before the WEE School Board by the director and pastor. If the board deems it necessary then they will schedule a meeting with the parent.

Field Trips

FIELD TRIPS

Field trips are planned throughout the year.  A note will be sent home announcing each trip. A field trip permission slip must be filled out for each child at the beginning of the school year.

INSURANCE

The children are covered by accident insurance while attending the School and field trips.

TRANSPORTATION

Due to licensing requirements, no transportation shall be provided to and from the WEE School except in case of emergency.

Guidelines and Discipline

GUIDELINES FOR CHILDREN

Wynne Baptist WEE School children are expected three simples rules:

  • I will not hurt myself.
  • I will not hurt others.
  • I will not hurt anything in my classroom.

DISCIPLINE POLICY

The Wynne Baptist Church WEE School is committed to a method of discipline that shall not be frightening or physically harmful to children. It is expected that parents work with the teachers in developing positive self-discipline.

  • Conscious Discipline is our main policy of discipline in WEE School.  Conscious Discipline is built on the premise of developing discipline within children rather than applying discipline to them. All teachers and substitute teachers have been or are currently being trained in Conscious Discipline.
  • Behavior that is consistently distracting and harmful to the children or teacher will not be accepted and is considered inappropriate behavior. The WEE School teacher will communicate with the parents in the event of any discipline problem.
  • If the problem is not resolved, a parent-teacher conference will be scheduled. If after the conference, the child still displays unacceptable behavior, the child will be dismissed.
Reasons for Dismissal:
  • Consistent unacceptable behavior.
  • Continually disregarding health policies.
  • Ignoring past due tuition payments. (Any tuition payment not paid in full by the tenth of the month is considered past due.)
  • Biting, due to health reasons, is considered unacceptable behavior and could lead to the dismissal of a child from Wynne Baptist Church Weekday Early Education School.

ABUSE AND NEGLECT

All employees of the WEE School are mandated reporters under the child abuse law. If an employee suspects a case of child abuse or neglect, she/he will report this to the Director. The Director will in turn contact the Department of Human Services, or call the Abuse Hot Line.  If a child is suspected of being abused, all children of the Wee School are subject to be interviewed by Childcare Licensing, DCFS Special Investigations and law enforcement for investigative purposes.

CHILD CARE LICENSING UNIT ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

Parents shall be informed in writing upon enrollment of their child that children may be subject to interviews by licensing staff, child maltreatment investigators and or law enforcement officials for the purpose of determining licensing compliance or for investigative pruposes. Child interviews do not require parental notice or consent

TRANSPORTATION

Due to licensing requirements, no transportation shall be provided to and from the WEE School except in case of emergency.

Health and Safety

HEALTH AND SAFETY

All children are required to have a health record form on file before admission, showing that their immunizations are up-to-date.

Any child who shows signs of illness should not be sent to WEE School. Your child should remain home if he shows any of the following symptoms: elevated temperature, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, reddened eyes, rash, or listlessness. The parents shall be notified if his child's physical condition causes the child discomfort or appears to endanger the other children. The parent shall then make arrangements to pick up the child.

If your child has vomited or run fever in the last 24 hours, please do not send your child to WEE School.

If the Director suspects a contagious condition may exist with a child, the parent will be notified.

Although we will do all that is possible to care for a child who becomes ill while at school, we do not have the facilities or extra personnel to care for sick children for an extended time. If you are unable to pick up your child, please make arrangements for a relative or friend to do so.

Head lice checks are done randomly during the school year.  Any child showing signs of head lice and/or nits will not be permitted to attend WEE School. After proper treatment, the child’s hair must be free from lice or nits. The director will determine the child’s re-entry into the WEE School facility.

All children will go out to the playground unless the parent brings a note requesting otherwise. We go outside when it is cold, but will stay indoors during extreme weather.

Medication and special procedures will be administered to a child in the school only by the child’s parent or legal guardian.

In case of slight injuries at the School, a staff member will administer first aid. In case of more serious injury, parents will be notified immediately and necessary steps will be taken to obtain medical aid. The school emergency form serves as a guide in case of illness or injury. It is the parent's responsibility to provide the school with emergency numbers that can be reached at all times.

School - Home Cooperation

SCHOOL - HOME COOPERATION

All WEE School children are to be taken to their room by the parents or designated person upon arrival.  Please be sure your child is in his/her room before you leave. There will be two scheduled Parent Conferences throughout the school year.

The parent is to notify the School of a change in telephone number, job, address or any other information that is different from that recorded at registration. This will ensure prompt notification of parents if the need arises.

The WEE School has no legal authority to refuse either parent the right to pick up their child unless a court has granted temporary or permanent custody to one parent or a third party and the WEE School has been furnished with a copy of such decree.

There will be two scheduled parent - teacher conferences throughout the year. If you would like to have an additional parent-teacher conference, please schedule one with the teacher at a time that will be convenient to you both. A suggested time would be 12:15 p.m.

All children attending WEE School must be potty trained and in underwear. We do not have facilities or staff to take care of these needs. We understand that there are occasional accidents and those will be taken care of by the director.

The WEE School children may purchase WEE School T-shirts to be worn at all school functions. 

CHILD’S PERSONAL DATA SHEET

This form will contain information regarding contacts, pickup authorizations and medical emergency information. Wynne Baptist Church WEE School will explicitly follow these guidelines as you direct on this sheet.  Any changes in instruction during the year must be made in writing.

REFRESHMENTS

Each child must bring a snack to school daily. Please send a nutritious snack—no candy. WEE School will provide juice or milk. Children love to bring snacks or treats on a day near their birthday. We encourage parents to do this for their child. When children bring treats, especially on their birthday, it makes them feel special. If your child has a summer birthday, we would like for you to choose a day during the school year for your child to bring and help serve refreshments for their birthday. Please let us know the week before you plan to do this.

Do not bring your child to school eating food or chewing gum. Please do not allow your child to bring food to school unless they bring enough to serve the entire class. There are exceptions; check with the Director.

TOYS AND PERSONAL PROPERTY

Children are encouraged to bring things to share at anytime during the year, specifically favorite books or items relating to their unit topic.  However, please check with the teacher before sending anything.  No toys from home unless for special day designated by the teacher.  Be sure the item is durable and properly labeled with the child's name. We ask that your child not be allowed to bring personal toys as there will be plenty of toys provided.

Children are asked to dress comfortably. All outer clothing, such as jackets or sweaters, should be plainly marked in order to prevent loss.

Contact Us

We'd Love to Hear from You!

If you are interested in your child attending Wynne Baptist WEE School,

have questions or would like to drop by for a visit, please contact us

anytime Monday through Friday 8am until noon or send us an email

via the link below.

 

Wynne Baptist Church WEESchool

1200 Bridges Avenue East

Wynne, Arkansas 72396

 

phone: 870-238-8993

email: bratliff@wynnebaptist.org

School Calendar

August

12 | Meet & Greet at 2 pm

Parent Orientation

August Fees Due

14 | School Begins ( M-F /T-TH students)

15 | School Begins (MWF students)

31 | Scholastic Book Order Due

September

3 | Labor Day Holiday

4 | September Tuition Due

28 | Scholastic Book Order Due

School Photos TBA

October

1 | October Tuition Due

8 | Staff Development (Monday)

23 | Parent Conferences (4:30 - 6:30 pm)

30 | Harvest Parties 11 am

31 | Harvest Parties 11 am

31 | Scholastic Book Order Due

31 | Harvest Festival at Wynne Baptist

Peebles Farm Field Trip TBA

November

1 | November Tuition Due

2 | Compassion Friday (Zalia)

9 | Operation Christmas Child

15 | Thanksgiving Feast

16 | Thanksgiving Feast

19 | Staff Development Day

20 | Staff Development Day

21 - 23 | Thanksgiving Vacation

29 | EACC Field Trip - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

30 | Scholastic Book Order Due

First National Bank Food Drive TBA

December

3 | December Tuition Due

19 | Christmas Program 11 am

19 | Christmas Vacation begins

January

7 | School Resumes

January Tuition Due

21 | Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

25 | 100th Day Celebration

Scholastic Book Fair TBA

February

1 | February Tuition Due

2 | Groundhog Day

13 | Valentine's Parties

14 | Valentine's Parties

28 | Scholastic Book Order Due

March

1 | March Tuition Due

14 | Parent Conference 4:30 - 6:30 pm

14 | Fall Pre-Registration ( in House)

15 | Fall Pre-Registration

18 -22  | Spring Break

29 | Scholastic Book Order Due

April

1 | April Tuition Due

5 | Graduation Fee Due

17  | Easter Parties

18 | Easter Parties

19 | Good Friday Holiday

Graduation Photos TBA

St. Jude Trike-a-thon TBA

May

1 | May Tuition Due

3 | Memphis Zoo Field Trip

6 - 10  | Teacher Appreciation WEek

14 | End of School Picnic T - TH/M- F Students

15 | End of School Picnic for MWF and all 4's

16 | WEE School Graduation 6 pm

17 | Last Day of School

20 | Teacher close out

* All days missed for inclement weather will be made up the weeks of May 20-31.