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!

SCHOOL OFFICE
  The Preschool, Kindergarten and School Office are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. till 2:45 p.m. and closed daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
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, Monday through Friday during school hours.
We look forward to hearing from you!

SCHOOL HAS BEGUN FOR THE 2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR!
Parents please be advised that we cannot let anyone in the building before 8:55 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. for afternoon classes.
  Also, please be sure to pick your child up on time to avoid upsetting your child when all the other children are gone and they are the only one left waiting for you.

HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR SEPTEMBER?
Registration is open for the 2018/2019 school year! We have openings in most classes. Email from this site or call the school office for more information!

ALL THREE & FOUR YEAR OLD CLASSES
For the remainder of September, ALL 2+1/2 hour classes will meet for their entire 9-11:30 a.m. or 12:15-2:45 p.m. class times.

ENRICHMENT MEET AND GREET!
Families enrolled in the Enrichment Program will receive your Enrichment letter later this week, naming your teaching staff, enrichment room number and general information regarding Enrichment. You will also be invited to a brief Meet & Greet on Thursday 9/27 & Friday 9/28 at the 11:30 a.m. pick up time for about 15 minutes. Please also be reminded to begin including your Enrichment tuition amount to your monthly tuition beginning with your October 1 payment going forward.

2018 PARENT HANDBOOK
Please read your emailed Parent Handbook. On the last page, please print & sign the last page and turn that form into your child's teacher.

TUITION QUESTIONS
If you have questions about your tuition payments or your PIN, please contact our bookkeeper, Jan Rex by email at accounting@gppk.com or by phone, 301-977-5729. When mailing your tuition payment to the school address, please mark payments to the attention of Jan Rex, bookkeeper.

 '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 the 'Inside Look' and then click each picture to see what we look like!

WHAT IS THE 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 email or call the school office for more information o
r to sign up!

M/W/F 4 YEAR OLD CLASS
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 - SEPTEMBER DUE DATE: Thursday September 20
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.

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