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School Portraits on March 5 & 6

School portraits will be held next Thursday and Friday morning (March 5 & 6).  Mr. Dabbs has been our portrait photographer for years and does an amazing job with the children.  He can snap a great photo in seconds! There are many little details to make portrait day a success.  Here is what you need to know. Please arrive at preschool promptly by 9:15 and drop … [Read More...]

FUMP will open at 10am

FUMP wil open at 10am today, Tuesday, February 24th. Be safe on the roads! … [Read More...]

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School Closures and Text Alert System.

There is a winter weather advisory for Austin over the next 24 hours so I wanted to remind everyone of the FUMP policy for severe weather school closure.  We base our status on the Austin Independent School District’s school closure decision. Unfortunately, they typically do not make that call until right at 7:00 am. Here is our protocol: If AISD is closed, we will … [Read More...]

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The FUMP experience

People often ask me the difference between First United Methodist Preschool and other preschool programs, which is sometimes hard to put into words.  After 25 years of association with FUMP, it is like family to me, and so many of our values are intrinsic to me now.  There is so much jargon thrown around these […]

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Welcome to “Preschool Mode”, FUMP’s Unplugged Philosophy

As I write this in a coffee shop, there is a parent with a child who looks to be three years old. The parent is typing and reading on a smart phone.  The child mostly entertains herself.  She calls out to her parent to get her attention.  The parent says yes each time without looking […]

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