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 & School Office are open Monday through Friday from 9 am-3 pm and closed daily for lunch at 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Your calls and emails are very important to us. We can be reached by emailing from this site or
    leaving a phone message 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.

GREAT NEWS!!
GPP&K OFFERS A LONGER DAY!!!
ENROLL NOW IN THE NEW
ENRICHMENT PLUS CLASS
FOR FULL DAY SCHOOL
!

With the new Enrichment Plus class, time at school may be extended from 1 pm to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, with any combination of 1 to 5 days!  Rates found by clicking the 'Tuition Rates' link. Enrichment Plus curriculum will offer an array of interactive, academic learning experiences, featuring hands-on science
experiments and exploration, language arts, cooking and craft projects along with games, snack time, indoor or outdoor large motor activities and lots of fun!!! Please see 'Classes Offered' or 'Tuition Rates' or email from any page of this website for more information or to sign up! There is also a 'drop-in' option!!!

OCTOBER HAPPENINGS!
Donuts for Dads - Thursday 10/17 &
Friday 10/18 (9-9:30am)
Individual & Class Picture Days - Thursday 10/24 & Friday 10/25
Kindergarten Conference Days - Tuesday 10/29 & Wednesday 10/30
FYI - Friday November 1 SCHOOL CLOSED

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.

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

TUITION QUESTIONS
If you have questions about your tuition payments, your PIN, or need a 2019 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, GPP&K Bookkeeper and include your PIN (Personal Identification Number) on your payment.

 PAY TUITION ONLINE WITH CREDIT CARDS
We are excited to announce that you may use a credit or debit card to pay tuition online through Plastiq.com.
Using Plastiq.com, a third-party service provider, you can pay with MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express:
— Go to https://GPPK.plastiq.com and register with Plastiq to create an account.
— Tell Plastiq the amount you want to pay and when you want to send it.
Please note that payments may take 2-3 business days to process and that a Plastiq service fee will be applied (2.5% for credit cards, 1% for debit cards).

HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR PRESCHOOL/PRE-KINDERGARTEN?
REGISTRATION  IS OPEN AND ON-GOING FOR  2019/2020 SCHOOL YEAR?
Classes are filling 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 us with questions.

WHAT IS THE 11:30-1 p.m. 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 activity, 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!

M/W/F 4 YEAR OLD CLASSES
Consider adding Thursday, 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.

'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!

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