Gilbert Preschool School Newsletter
December 2018
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! 

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

There will be no homework calendar this month. The children will receive a book called "Advent A to Z" along with an Advent A to Z paper chain to read and put together at home! Christmas break will be from December 20th - January 6th. School resumes Monday, January 7th!

  • PreK students, please remember to register for Spring Lunch Bunch if you're interested.
  • Register for Spring Parent Tot! Classes are Wednesday or Thursday from 9-10:30am
  • Preschool Registration starts in January for the 2019-2020 school year, tell a friend!
  • Look for Kindergarten registration to begin in East Valley school in January or February.
  • Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
   
Lora Norris , Administrative Director
Adrienne Mesa , Educational Director  

PreK Fall Market
The students enjoyed learning about apples in November, including what they look like on the inside and outside.
Turkey Headbands
Christmas in Our Jammies!

Our annual Christmas program will be on December 13th, at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. This year we'll be performing "Christmas in Our Jammies!" And you guessed it, we would like the children to wear their special Christmas jammies that night! They can be last year's jammies, a borrowed pair from a friend or sibling, or new for this year. Everyone is welcome to join in the jammie fun! 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 contributions to the care package for one of our former parents, Andrew Weimers, who is a soldier in the AZ National Guard. Thank you for helping us support our serviceman!

This month we will collect new socks for men, women and children to donate to Save the Family. Please bring donations to the preschool office by Tuesday, December 18th.

Thank you!
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.
2019-2020 Registration
Registration for next school year will begin on January 14th for current and former families. Open enrollment for new families will begin on January 22nd. 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 2019-2020 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. We'll add your name to a drawing for a fun Family Game Night basket! We'll pull the name of the lucky winner in January!

Thank you for your review!
Important Dates
November 29 or 30 - Silly Sock Day, wear some fun socks to school!
December 4, 5, or 6 - Christmas Lunch Bunch for both 3s and PreK
December 13 - Christmas Program in the Sanctuary, 6:30pm
December 17 or 18 - Graham Cracker houses, see your class newsletters for details
December 20 - First Day of Christmas Break
December 20- January 6 - Christmas Break
December 25- Merry Christmas!
January 7 - First Day Back!
January 8 - First Tuesday Lunch Bunch
January 14 - Pre-registration for current and former families
  • Parent -Tot and first Thursday Lunch Bunch begin this week
January 21 - No School , MLK Holiday
January 22 - Open Registration
January 22 or 23 - Donuts with Dad, 8:15-9am

Please remember to receive the first tuition payment 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!

Everyone is welcome!
Sunday worship times:

8am- Childcare, Choir
9am - Childcare, Choir, Sunday School
11am - Childcare, Praise Band

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