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!

The School AND School office are CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER BUT WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!!!
Your calls and emails are very important, although we are closed for the summer,
 we can ALWAYS be reached by emailing from this site.

You may also call the school office to leave a message at
301-977-5787.
 You will get a timely response, generally within 24 hours, Monday through Friday during school hours.

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

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!

MEDICAL FORMS
Medical Forms were due on August 1st. If you have not mailed your child's completed and signed by the doctor medical forms, please do so immediately! Your child can not attend school without the Maryland State form in the student file. Medical Forms can be found and printed from this site, under the 'Registration/Forms' tab.

PARENT SUMMER LETTERS
All enrolled families should have received their Parent Summer Letter this week.  If you have not received your letter in the mail, please email the school office ASAP, (schooloffice@gppk.com) or click on the link at the bottom of each page of this site, to confirm your address. Your Parent Summer Letter will name your teachers, provide you with information regarding the Parent Night Meetings and beginning weeks of school, and will have your Tuition Statement from our bookkeeper, with your PIN (Personal Identification Number) for your records.

PARENT NIGHT MEETINGS
School opens in September, on Wednesday evening, September 4th, with Parent Night! These meetings are for Parents only, no children. Parents are invited to come to school at 7 pm, meet in the Church Sanctuary for a brief informational meeting, then go to your child's classroom to meet the teachers who will provide information, expectations and an overview of the school year. You will also complete important forms. You should plan to  be at school for approximately 45 minutes. Details in your Parent Summer Letter.

 HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR NEXT YEAR?
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 us with questions.

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).

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.
Please contact us ASAP if you are interested in an '
Optional Tuesday' class as well!! We are considering offering this additional day to give parents a 5 day Four Year Old Pre-K experience.

'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