🍂What's happening this Fall at Gethsemane 🍂
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GatorBytes September 27, 2018

We have had a great week at GCA! Our classes have been learning all about apples and our Kindergarten class even made their own applesauce! Next week on October 4th is our Family Fun Night at Peter Piper Pizza. We hope to see you all there! Remember to sign your child up for Childcare during Fall Break and to pack them a cold lunch if they will be staying for full days. Next Wednesday's chapel will be led by Mrs. Rogers. Family and friends are always invited to attend! Make sure you are reading your teachers newsletters and checking Brightwheel to keep up with all the exciting things our classes are doing! Keep scrolling to learn about what else we have going on at GCA this week!

Mark Your Calendars!

October 4th- Peter Piper Pizza Night
October 8th-12th- Fall Break, No School 
October 18th-19th- Parent Teacher Conferences
November 9th- Veteran's Day, No School
November 14th- Picture Retakes
November 21st-23rd- Thanksgiving Break, No School
November 22nd, 23rd- No School or Childcare
Fall Break!

Fall Break is October 8th-12th.
There will be no school or preschool during the break! Childcare is available by reservation only. There is no hot lunch available over Fall Break.

Parent Teacher Conferences!

Parent Teacher Conference will be October 18th and 19th. Sign up with your child's teacher for a time slot!

GCA Night at Peter Piper Pizza

Join us Thursday October 4 for a Family Fun Night at Peter Piper Pizza. You can hang out and play games with other GCA families or order a pizza for take out! 
We hope to see you there!

Highlights from the Kindergarten Lion Cubs!

We finished our study of Johnny Appleseed and apples this week! We made applesauce from and it was very good. We may have some chefs in the group!

The Lion Cubs continue to work very hard and it shows. I am very proud of them all!

October Lunch Menu

Click Here for the October Lunch Menu
Dance Classes
Miss Paulina will be offering ballet and tap dance classes for GCA students after school on Thursdays starting October 16th from 3-4 pm. The class costs $30 a month. Please email Miss Caitlin if you would be interested in your child participating in a dance class, space is limited!
Karate Day
Sandoval Karate has given our students the opportunity to participate in a karate class on October 24th students age 3 through Kindergarten are welcome to try the class! Each student will participate in a 30 minute session and begin to learn the basics of karate from one of their excellent teachers. Sign up sheets will be sent home with your child soon. Please turn them in to the school office by October 17th! 
It’s that time again! Come and enjoy the beer garden, German food, music and dancing. There will also be plenty of fun for the kids. Invite your friends to this fun fall event! We are also looking for volunteers for set up, tear down, ticket sales and in several other areas. If you are interested in volunteering, please email
Childcare October 8th-12th
Childcare is available for Fall Break, October 8th-12th. Please email Miss Caitlin if you would like your child to attend on any of those days. 
Childcare is by reservation only
$20 for a half day
$40 for a whole day
Updated 2018-2019 School Calendar
Click Here for the 2018-2019 School Calendar
September Preschool Theme
This month our preschoolers will be talking about simple machines, construction, dirt, apples, trucks, and rocks.
Introducing our Teachers!
This week we will learn a little more about Miss Scarlet!

I have been working in the classroom for 5 years now. I started teaching as an assistant in Pre-K at the East Valley JCC and was promoted to lead teacher after receiving their Teacher of the Year award. I have attended multiple Conscious Discipline courses taught by Dianna Brown as well as Early Childhood Development classes around the valley.

Other Subjects or Extracurriculars: Miss Scarlet is also the lead Children's Ministry teacher at Gethsemane Church.

My family includes:
My Husband, Benjamin, my daughter Olivia and our two dogs; Schatze and Berkley

My favorite subject in school was: Science. I particularly enjoyed Astronomy and Earth Science because I love to explore and discover new things that God created for us on and around our Earth.

A Bible verse I turn to time and time again is: 
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Something fun you don’t know about me is:
I used to be a Ballerina. In my spare time I enjoy camping and adventuring around Arizona. I also enjoy going to the Ballet.
GC Moms Group
All Gethsemane Christian Academy Moms are invited to join us for a Monthly Moms Group. We will gather  with other moms for Fellowship, Teaching and Connecting. We offer FREE childcare and have a group that meets at 10am OR 7pm. Our first meet up is Wednesday October 3rd, at 10am or 7pm in the Gethsemane Church Commons. Email to RSVP for childcare.
GC Men's Study
MEN’S STUDY• 6:30A • OCTOBER 3, 2018
Pastor Troy will be leading a new study designed for men on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:30a in the commons. We will be meeting monthly and working through a study by Mark Patterson called “Play the Man.” It looks specifically at the confusion that exists around manhood today and what it means to be a faithful man of God.
GC Women's Night
Postino’s is coming to us! Join us for a girl’s night under the stars enjoying your favorites from Postino’s. We will have bruschetta, cheese boards and more! You won’t want to miss this evening. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine and a friend! This event is for those that are 21 and older; please bring $10 for food.



  • Classes begin at 8:45 am
  • Pick up for half days is at 11:30 am
  • Pick up for Kindergarten is at 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday am and 2:00 on Fridays
  • Lunch starts at 11:30 am
  • Before and aftercare is available for $8 an hour




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