Gilbert Preschool School Newsletter
December 2019
Bible Verse this Month
"For God so Loved the World that He Gave His Only Son" John 3:16
Christmas
During November, we learned about apples, made many Thanksgiving projects, and shared things we are thankful for. In Chapel, we learned the meaning of each letter in the word "JOY", Jesus, Others, You! PreK students shared a Thanksgiving feast together and the 3 year old classes made Turkey headbands!

The month of December will be focused on learning the story of Jesus’ birth. As we prepare for the Christmas program, “The Colors of Christmas", we’ll always have in mind the reason for the season: Jesus!

There will be no homework calendar this month. The children will receive an advent paper chain called "His Name is Jesus" that they can cut and glue together. Each ring contains a bible verse and an advent prayer.  Christmas break will be from Thursday, December 19th - Sunday, January 5th. School resumes Monday, January 6th!

  • PreK students, please remember to register for Spring Lunch Bunch if you're interested.
  • Register for Spring Parent Tot! Classes are Thursdays from 9-10:30am. With enough registrations, we'll also have a Tuesday class.
  • Preschool Registration starts in January for the 2020-2021 school year, tell a friend!
  • Look for Kindergarten registration to begin in East Valley schools in January or February.
  • Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
   
Lora Norris , Administrative Director
Adrienne Mesa , Educational Director  

PreK - write the room!
Just hanging out on the playground!
Our little explorers!
Christmas Lunch Bunch is this week. Please remember that Lunch Bunch is nut free!
The Colors of Christmas

Our annual Christmas program will be on December 12th, at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. This year we'll be performing "The Colors of Christmas!"  We would like the children to wear their Christmas best that night! That can be any nice dress or skirt or a nice shirt and pants. Everyone is welcome to join in, wearing their best Christmas clothes! Please bring students to the activity center by 6:15pm and then take a seat in the sanctuary. The program will conclude by 7pm and the children will be brought back to the activity center to be picked up. There will be a picture backdrop in the activity center to be used either before or after the program. Please reach out to Adrienne Mesa if you have any questions. Merry Christmas!
Mission this Month
Thank you for your donations of new underwear for students at Gilbert Elementary, a neighboring Title I school on Elliot Rd! We had around 100 pairs of underwear donated! Thank you for your generosity!
There will be no mission collection for December.
During the last few weeks of the session, the Darling Dragonflies participated in fun apple activities and celebrated Thanksgiving. Registration for the Spring session began in November. Registration packets are available in the preschool office. We have a few spaces available, spread the word and bring a friend by for more information. Spring classes begin in January.
Please contact Mrs. Scharff if you have any questions.
2020-2021 Registration
Registration for next school year will begin on January 13th for current and former families. Open enrollment for new families will begin on January 21st. Look for registration packets to go home right after Christmas break or pick one up in the preschool office.
For more information, look on our website on the Registration page.
We Need Your Reviews!
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year begins in January and we need your help to spread the word about our wonderful Christian preschool! Write us a review on Facebook, Google, Yelp, or Great Schools and let us know in the preschool office.
Thank you for your review!
Important Dates
December 3, 4, or 5  - Christmas Lunch Bunch for both 3s and PreK, pickup is at 1:30pm. If you have signed up, please remember your nut free lunch!
December 12  - Christmas Program in the Sanctuary, 6:30pm
December 16 - Graham cracker houses in the activity center, see teacher newsletters for more information.
December 17 - Christmas activities in Mrs. Slater's class
December 19 -  First Day of Christmas Break, no school
December 19- January 5 - Christmas Break
December 24- Christmas Eve services, everyone is welcome!
December 25- Merry Christmas!
January 6 - First Day Back!
January 7 - First Tuesday Lunch Bunch
January 9 - Parent -Tot and first Thursday Lunch Bunch begins
January 13 - Pre-registration for current and former families
January 20 - No School , MLK Holiday
January 21 - Open Registration
January 22 or 23 - Donuts with Dad, 8:15-9am

Please remember that tuition payments are due on or before the 15th of each month. Tuition can be paid online . Check or cash can be brought to the preschool office. Please label payments left in the office with your student’s name.  Thank you!

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
When: Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Where: Sanctuary
4:00 pm:  Family Candlelight Service with Handbells and Live Nativity
6:00 pm:  Traditional Candlelight Service with Choir and Organ
8:00 pm:  Traditional Candlelight Service with Choir and Organ
10:00 pm: Contemporary Service with Praise Band
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