Coat and Boot Collection for Judy Center

Brrr, it’s getting chilly out there! GSLP is collecting gently used warm coats and boots for our friends at the Gaithersburg Judy Center. As you pull out your children’s winter gear this year, consider donating any outgrown items, especially items sized for children birth to age 5. Look for the donation bin next to Ms. Fischer’s office door. Thank you for your generosity!

Posted on October 14, 2019 .

October Picture Book Recommendations

By Colleen Fischer, Educational Program Director

Giggle, Giggle, Quack, by Doreen Cronin: This goofy story features poor Bob, who is tasked with watching Farmer Brown’s farm and one very mischievous duck while the farmer’s away on vacation. See how long it takes your kids to realize who’s really writing “Farmer Brown’s” notes on taking care of the animals! Find this book in our Family Lending Library or purchase it for only $1 from Scholastic Book Club in October.

The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark, by Deborah Diesen: Mr. Fish is back in another rhyming tale, this one about facing a big-big fear. Mr. Fish makes a promise to find Ms. Clam’s lost pearl but wavers as he realizes that his quest will take him into the dark-dark trench. But with a little help from his friends, Mr. Fish realizes that together, we can be bigger than our fears. Find this book in our Family Lending Library or purchase it for only $1 from Scholastic Book Club in October.

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, by Joe Troiano: Spookley, the hero of this rhyming tale, is different from the other pumpkins—while they are round and have fun rolling around the pumpkin patch, Spookley has edges that keep him in place. But one day during a fierce storm, Spookley learns the value of being different as he saves the other pumpkins from rolling into the sea. Find this book in our Family Lending Library or purchase it for only $1 from Scholastic Book Club in October.

Posted on October 4, 2019 .

Back to School Night on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6:30-7:30 PM

Please join us for GSLP's annual parent meeting, Back to School Night, this week!

  • Learn What’s New for 2019-2020 at Our Parent Meeting

  • See Photos from the Beginning of the Year

  • Sign Up for a Fall Parent-Teacher Conference

  • Meet with Your Child’s Teachers

The Parent Meeting begins promptly at 6:30 PM in the church sanctuary (where we held Parent Orientation). At the conclusion of the Parent Meeting, parents will meet with their child's teachers in their classrooms.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6:30-7:30 PM: All Tuesday/Thursday classes

  • Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6:30-7:30 PM: All Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Monday-Friday Classes

Please note that Back to School Night is a caregivers-only event. There will not be activities for young children.

Posted on September 30, 2019 and filed under Events.