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!
We have fresh new books in the Family Lending Library! Stop by the office to borrow one of these titles or any of other book of your child’s choice.
Download the October 2019 edition of the GSLP Home + School Connection Newsletter for fresh book recommendations, info on Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences, a list of ways to communicate with the preschool, and info on Child Find and Infants and Toddlers, two community resources that can help any child with a developmental delay become ready for kindergarten.
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.
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.