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Fun at Duke Memorial Weekday School - Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten in Durham, NC Fun at Duke Memorial Weekday School - Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten in Durham, NC Carnival Fun at Duke Memorial Weekday School - Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten in Durham, NC Kids at Play - Duke Memorial Weekday School, Durham NC Fun on the Farm with Duke Memorial Weekday School , Durham, NC Fun Times at Duke Memorial Weekday School - Durham, NC Music Class at Duke Memorial Weekday School Fun on the Farm with Duke Memorial Weekday School - Durham NC Fitness Fun at Duke Memorial Weekday School - Durham NC

We welcome children of all nationalities and creeds to our preschool and kindergarten in Durham North Carolina, feeling that the inclusion of a variety of backgrounds provides an enriching experience for students.

At DMWS, our emphasis is on establishing an atmosphere of love, support, and security, and on building self-confidence in our students. This provides the wellspring that slates a child for success as a human being.

A stimulating environment with many and varied activities encourages hands-on experiences, fostering a desire to think, question and discover. Wide ranges of activities that are vitally important to children’s development are lumped together under the word “play”. Through play, children learn and polish social, emotional, physical, and mental skills. Play is children’s work!

We want the preschool experience to be a positive one with success after success to build on, and we strive to provide this experience for our students at Duke Memorial Weekday School.

 

 

2018-2019 Registration Information

As hard as it is to believe, it is time to plan for next school year! During Parent Conferences on January 22 and 23, you will receive an application for each of your currently enrolled children. Applications for siblings will be available in the office.

 

Our registration dates are:

Wednesday, January 24 – Registration Window Opens

Thursday, February 8 – Initial Registration Window Closes

 

Priority for admission is given in the following order:

  • Current students
  • Siblings of current students
  • Children of church members/ministerial staff
  • Children and grandchildren of DMWS faculty/staff
  • Siblings of former DMWS students
  • Children and grandchildren of DMWS alumni
  • Children of current PMO teachers and DMUMC support staff
  • General Public

 

In order to maintain priority, your completed application must be received by the February 8 deadline. Tuition rates for 2018-2019 will be available soon.

 



DMWS Inclement Weather Policy

 

When the Durham Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Duke Memorial Weekday School will be closed.  If Durham Public Schools are delayed, the Director will determine if Duke Memorial Weekday School should be open, closed, or operate on a delay.

Factors considered when assessing whether to close, open on time or on a delay include, but are not limited to: teacher availability to fulfill Safe Sanctuaries requirements, the condition of Memorial Drive/sidewalks along Memorial Drive, and timing of the inclement weather event.  Parents should check for cancellation/delay information on WTVD and WRAL.  Attempts will be made to notify all families by email.  The decision as to whether or not Duke Memorial Weekday School opens on a delay will be made with the utmost consideration of safety for all of our families and staff members. Duke Memorial Weekday School will build up to 4 makeup days into the school calendar.  Use of these makeup days is at the discretion of the Director.



DMWS is Peanut-free

 

No peanuts or peanut butter will be allowed in DMWS classrooms.  Children who bring lunches to school for Kindergarten or Lunch Bunch may use other nut butters (cashew butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, etc).