SGPS Director Job Posting

February 26th, 2017

Our Preschool Director will be retiring at the end May 2017 and our Board of Directors are seeking a replacement.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of young children?

SGPS, a ministry of SSUMC, is currently seeking a qualified part-time Director for a year-round program. SGPS provides an enriching, caring, and safe environment where children blossom.

The Director’s responsibilities include over-seeing programs, supervising staff and managing daily operations.

A degree in Early Childhood Education and administrative experience is preferred.

Please submit resume and letter of interest to SSUMC, 300 West Valley Drive, Bristol, VA 24201, Attention: Tracy Griffith or email

SGPS Summer and Fall 2017 Registration Reminder

February 26th, 2017

Spring Garden Preschool will open registration for both Summer and Fall to the public beginning March 1, 2017. Our Summer Program will start on Thursday, June 1st and will be in session for 8 weeks; ending on Friday, July 21st.

The Preschool will be closed for our Summer Break from July 24th through August 4th. We will re-open for our Fall Session on Monday, August 7th on a regular schedule; including early morning (7:30am opening) and extended afternoon services (1:00pm – 4:00pm).

Currently enrolled children should have their registration forms returned to the Preschool Office by Tuesday, February 28th to reserve a spot for Summer and/or Fall 2017.

Important Dates – March 2017

February 26th, 2017

March 2nd – Read Across America/Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
March 12th – Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 15th – Scholastic Book Order Due
March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Leprechaun Visit
March 21st – SGPS will participate in the Virginia Statewide Emergency Preparedness Drill
March 22nd – Farmer Larry Visit beginning at 10:00 am

No Pack Lunches – March 2017

February 26th, 2017

March 7 – Tuesday – Burger King Chicken Nuggets
March 17 – Friday – Little Caesar’s Pizza
March 23 – Thursday – Taco Bell Soft Shell Tacos
March 29 – Wednesday – Hardee’s Ham & Cheese Sandwiches

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

February 26th, 2017

To honor Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd, Spring Garden will be celebrating “Read Across America Day” with special readings and a special treat!!

March 2017 Birthdays

February 26th, 2017

Alex 3/1
Dr. Seuss 3/2
Madison 3/5
Amelia 3/10
Levi 3/13
Parker 3/16
Annleigh 3/19
Finn 3/21
Charlotte H. 3/23
Michael 3/31

SGPS Regular Schedule for 2/20/17

February 19th, 2017

Spring Garden Preschool will operate on a regular schedule for Monday, February 20, 2017.

SGPS Closure on Friday, February 17, 2017

February 16th, 2017

Spring Garden Preschool will follow the Bristol Va City School System closure. Our cleaning team will be there to clean and sanitize our preschool during our absence. Thank you, Preschool Office

SGPS Closure on Monday, January 30, 2017

January 30th, 2017

Spring Garden Preschool will be closed on Monday, January 30, 2017 due to inclement weather.

Healthy Heart Week Activities

January 27th, 2017

The week of February 13th through February 17th, we will be celebrating “Healthy Heart Week”. This year our special heart mission will be to collect backpack items for the Bristol VA School System. They will need non-perishable foods/snacks. Please bring these items by February 17th, if you would like to donate. There will be a drop off box located on the table by the Preschool Entrance.

The list of activities are listed below:

Monday, Feb. 13 – Special Music with Mrs. Jen
Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Special Valentine Stories with Mrs. Cindy
Classroom Valentines’ Day Parties
Wednesday, Feb. 15 – “Heart Art” with Mrs. Jen
Thursday, Feb. 16 – “Cooking with Heart” with Mrs. Wilma
Friday, Feb. 17 – Excercise/Movement with Mrs. Jen