Celebrating 43 Years
Nurturing Children!

1976-2019

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 calling the school office 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!

IMPORTANT DATES -
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Conferences are coming up at the end of March/beginning of April. Sign-up sheets are now posted on Teacher Bulletin Boards. Please sign up and make a note of your day/time.

LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL
Easter/Spring Break-SCHOOL CLOSED
Monday April 15 through
Monday April 22

REGISTRATION IS OPEN AND ON-GOING FOR SEPTEMBER 2019
Classes are filling for next school year and waiting lists are forming. Click on the link 'Registration/Forms' for details and Application Forms. Also 'Tuition Rates ' and 'Classes Offered' will provide more information. Don't hesitate to contact the school office with questions.

LABEL BELONGINGS!
Parents, please be sure to label anything your child brings to school, such as coats, jackets, rain gear, school bag, and lunch bag. This ensures that your child comes home with the correct items!

GPP&K BAD WEATHER CLOSURE POLICY
GPP&K Emergency Closure policy can be found in your Parent Handbook, page 7.
 
*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.

SCHOOL HOURS
Parents please be advised that we cannot let anyone in the building before 8:55 a.m. for the morning 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.

TUITION QUESTIONS
If you have questions about your tuition payments, your PIN, or need a 2018 Tax Statement, 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. 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.

M/W/F 4 YEAR OLD CLASSES
Consider adding 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 see their classmates from their M/W/F class.

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