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Celebrating 42 Years
Nurturing Children!

1976-2018

610 South Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-1297
Email:
schooloffice@gppk.com
301-977-5787

Preschool & Kindergarten News:

THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR WEBSITE!

*FOR TUESDAY JANUARY 9, 2018*
MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAS ANNOUNCED A DELAYED OPENING DUE TO ICY CONDITIONS

THEREFORE - GPP&K WILL OPEN AT 10 A.M.
(Pick up time remains the same. Lunch Enrichment and afternoon Pre-K Plus begins on time.)

GPP&K BAD WEATHER CLOSURE POLICY
GPP&K Emergency Closure policy can be found in your Parent Handbook, page 6 and on the front page of your December and January Newsletters

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Register for Montgomery County Alerts*
https://alert.montgomerycountymd.gov/register.php.
If MCPS are CLOSED - GPP&K WILL BE CLOSED!
If MCPS Delay Opening - GPP&K Opens at 10 a.m.
If MCPS Close Early, GPP&K Closes at 11:30 a.m.
Details can also be found on the front page of your December and January Newsletter

SCHOOL OFFICE
The Preschool, Kindergarten and School Office are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until
2:45 p.m. and closed daily from 11:30 a.m. to
12:15 p.m. for lunch.
However, your emails and calls are very  important to us!
We can be reached by emailing from any page on this site or by leaving a phone message at
301-977-5787
.
 You will get a timely response, generally within 24 hours, between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
    Monday through Friday.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Parent Reminder - Tuition Was Due on the first of January! Please pay ASAP to avoid the $10 late payment fee.

JANUARY NEWS!
Book Orders Due - Thursday January 11

No School - Monday January 15 MLK Holiday

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2018/2019 REGISTRATION
GPC Member Priority
- Friday February 16
In House Current Families
Registration Opens:
Tuesday February 20
Alumni (Former Families) - Thursday
February 22 - 9:30  to 11 a.m.
Public Registration Opens - Thursday
February 22 - 11:00 a.m. - thereafter

STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR 2017/2018!!!
Please click on our 'Registration' tab for more information and to print forms. As you shop for a Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten for your 3, 4 or 5 year old child, please click on the links to the left to view our school philosophy, class choices, rates and general information. Don't hesitate to email should you have questions! We have openings remaining for the 2017/2018 school year in  many of our classes. We'd love to hear from you!!

ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
The Enrichment Program is designed to extend the time at school by an hour and a half (from  11:30 am to 1 pm) with extra curriculum and LOTS of FUN!!! Children eat lunch together, enjoy another circle time,  story and planned activities such as a game, art project, community caring project, and indoor or outdoor large motor skill activities. The children have a Theme or an 'Author of the Month' for Enrichment in addition to their 9-11:30 a.m. curriculum.  There are still openings in both the Tuesday/Thursday & Wednesday/Friday enrichment classes . Please email from any page of this website for more information or to sign up! The Afternoon 'Plus' classes have the option of signing up for 'Lunch Enrichment' on T/T and/or W/F from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Please see Cathy or Amy for more information or to sign up!

M/W/F 4 YEAR OLD CLASSES
We have openings in our 'optional fourth day' for your pre-kindergartener! The Thursday class offers a busy day working on lots of curriculum items that may need extra review as well as offering lots of new and exciting activities and topics! This class is a wonderful compliment to your M/W/F class and helps to better prepare your child for Kindergarten next year. The children will have the opportunity to meet a few new friends as well as classmates from their M/W/F class. The tuition to add Thursday from 9-11:30 is an additional $70 per month. You can add enrichment on Thursday from 11:30 to 1 pm with extra curriculum as well for $40.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
GPP&K offers parents the opportunity to order quality children's books at a good price. You can find information on the Welcome Desk as you enter the school with flyers for a variety of ages and the monthly due date posted. Please help yourself!!  Orders may be placed by completing the order form and putting in the tuition box with your check payment or you may order on-line at - 
www.scholastic.com/bookclubs. You place your order through the school, GPP&K, DO NOT use a specific teacher's name. The GPP&K code is - H29YX.

 'INSIDE LOOK'!
For families seeking a school, we invite you to get an 'inside look' at the Preschool & Kindergarten by viewing recently taken photo's of the inside of the building, classrooms and the outside/playground areas. Please click on each picture to see what we look like!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR
GPP&K MERCHANDISE PAGE!

NEWEST COLOR TEE SHIRTS -
ORANGE!!
(NOT PICTURED)

 

 
GPP&K IS A NUT-FREE SCHOOL!
WE DO NOT ALLOW PEANUT BUTTER OR NUTS OF ANY KIND IN THE SCHOOL.
Please remember when PACKING LUNCHES, or baking for class parties to read labels!

 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS PURCHASING AN EPI-PEN

You may want to review the attached  article with suggestions for parents facing the high cost of purchasing an Epi-Pen for their child. We hope you might benefit from the advice given in this article from a local allergist.   https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolinekee/how-to-save-money-on-epipens?utm_term=.slEAJZQ36y#.qjmgbeMBEo

 

PARENTS - FOR YOUR INFORMATION
If you are submitting a tax form #2441 you will need the school EIN which is: 52-0819028