Transitions: Back to School and Your Kids


(This post was written by Gina McClain, Director of Children’s Ministries)


I go through a mixed bag of emotions this time every year.  I’m not ready for summer to end.  I’m not ready to look toward school again.  Yet, I’m ready for some familiar routine in my life that the return to school always promises.

The summer is quickly coming to a close and Back-to-School is hitting the store shelves.  In just a few weeks our kids return to school.  Whether your child is in public school, home school or private school, we all approach a season of transition… a.k.a. change.

We’ve got some changes coming in fpKIDS, as well.  And you’ll want to know about them.

The weekend of August 6th & 7th our kids PreK to 5th grade officially transition to the next grade.

If your child is entering Kindergarten they will officially begin in the Kindergarten Small Group upstairs.

If your child is entering the 2nd grade this school they’ll officially begin with the 2nd grade Small Groups.

If your child is entering the 4th grade they will officially attend Club 45.

This is the weekend of transitions!  We like to call it Promotion Weekend as each elementary age child promotes to the next grade.

Here are some dates of interest for you.

Blount Campus

fpKIDS kNEXTion:  Are you new to Faith Promise Church and want to know more about fpKIDS?  You are invited to fpKIDS kNEXTion Sunday, August 7th, 12:45 to 2:00pm.  It’s an ‘all swim’ event open for Rising Kindergarten to 5th grade.  Your child will connect leaders, explore their fpKIDS experience and you can ask questions.  Come for some food, fun games and great information that will help prepare you and your child for this new experience in fpKIDS.  Childcare is provided for kids 6 week to PreK.  To RSVP childcare, please contact Mia Hannahs at [email protected].

Pellissippi Campus

PreK to Kindergarten Transition:  If your child is moving into Kindergarten then you don’t want to miss our Kindergarten kNEXTion.  August 4th, 6-8:30pm, we invite you and your rising Kindergartner to come enjoy pizza, games and a good dose of our elementary experience.  This is a great opportunity to help your rising Kindergartner explore and experience our elementary service and to learn more about it yourselves.  Childcare is provided for kids 6 week to PreK.  To RSVP childcare, please contact Gina McClain at [email protected].

Club 45 kNEXTion:  Your new 4th and 5th grader are entering a new fpKIDS environment… and a new season in life.  And so are you as a parent.  We invite you to come enjoy some fun, food and crazy games with your 4th/5th grade student.  September 9th, 6-8:30pm.  Childcare is provided for kids 6 week to 3rd grade.  To RSVP childcare, please contact Gina McClain at [email protected].