Welcome Back!

Hello FPC Preschool Families!

I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer.  We are excited about the 2016-2017 school year at First Presbyterian Church Preschool!  We are thrilled to welcome many new families to our preschool this year and we would like to welcome back all of our returning families.  It is going to be another exciting year at FPC Preschool as we continue our Kindermusik@school program with Mrs. Gina Terry and our Letterland child-friendly phonics program, both school-wide.   

 I would like to start off by introducing myself to new families.  My name is Falon Speaks and I officially took over the Preschool Director role in July 2014.  I grew up in Statesville, NC and attended Statesville Senior High School.  I completed my BA in Communication Studies and Journalism from UNC Charlotte in 2006.  I worked in non-profit for four years and then returned to UNC Charlotte to obtain my Master’s Degree in Education.  I taught Kindergarten in Iredell-Statesville Schools for two years and then took a year off to stay at home with my daughter.  My family and I are members of First Presbyterian Church and we live in downtown Statesville.  My husband’s name is Clay and we have a 4 year-old daughter, Harper, who attends FPC Preschool.  We have a 9 year-old black lab named CJ.  I feel very honored and blessed to have been led to this role and to be a part of the FPC Preschool family.  Our preschool was founded in the fall of 1965, and two years ago we celebrated our 50th anniversary in which we have continued to have a happy and fulfilling relationship with the community and with our preschool families. 

 This year’s Open House will be Wednesday, August 31st, from 6:00-7:00.  You may drop by at your convenience to visit your child’s classroom, meet their teachers and pick up your handbook and other forms.  Class rosters will be posted as you enter, and I will be available to introduce myself and to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.   

September tuition is due by August 15th in order to secure your child’s place in our preschool.  Please pay promptly so that classes can be adjusted accordingly before school starts.  Attached are the monthly tuition rates for each class.  Payments may be sent to First Presbyterian Preschool, 125 N. Meeting Street, Statesville, NC 28677, dropped by the church office or preschool drop box or paid online through our website (if paying by online, debit or credit, please note our new policy on the tuition page of this website).  Please mark your child’s name on the check (or in the note box online), and make it payable to FPC Preschool.  Our first day(s) of school will be Tuesday, September 6th and/or Wednesday, September 7th.    

 I believe that communication is key to your child’s success and to a great parent/school relationship.  It is the goal of our preschool for your child to have a successful year here at FPC Preschool and to create an environment that will foster an interest in learning and help each child grow socially, academically and spiritually.  I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have at any time throughout the year.  I will also do my part by sending home a monthly school newsletter to keep you up to date on all of the exciting things we are doing. 

 I look forward to seeing you soon and beginning our preschool adventure with your child, and family. 

 To Many Happy Days,

Falon C. Speaks, Director