What's Happening in December at Gethsemane?
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GatorBytes November 29th, 2018

Can you believe November is almost over? We are gearing up for an exciting month of learning all about Christmas and celebrating with our friends. Our students have been hard at work practicing for the Christmas program on December 12th. They love singing their Christmas songs everywhere they go! We are also excited about "Pizza with Santa" on December 20th.  Make sure to check Brigthwheel and your classroom newsletter to know what is going on in your child's classroom. Keep reading to see what else is happening at Gethsemane!

Mark Your Calendars!
December 12th- Christmas Program (6:30 PM)
December 20th- Pizza with Santa
December 21st-Jan 4th- Christmas Break
December 24th-25th- No Childcare
January 1st- No Childcare
January 7th- Welcome back!
January 21st- No School
January 28th-February 1st- Lutheran Schools Week
Christmas Break Childcare
Christmas Break is December 21st-January 4th. There is no childcare available on December 24th, 25th, and January 1st. There is no hot lunch over Christmas Break. If you need childcare please sign up in the school office or by emailing Miss Caitlin. Childcare sign-ups must be in by December 19th.
Childcare is by reservation only.
$20 for half-day care
$40 for full-day care
Kindergarten News
Christmas is in the air for the Kindergarten Lion Cubs. We made the Christmas Tree puppets shown in the picture. We are writing our own original stories about our trees. 
Pizza with Santa

On December 20th from 11:15-12:30 we will have Pizza with Santa! Students and parents are invited to join us for pizza in the gym! Santa will be there for photo opportunities with your child. Stop in the school office to let us know if you will be eating pizza. 
Phoenix Rescue Mission Donation Drive

We are partnering with Gethsemane Church to collect new, unwrapped, toys for Phoenix Rescue Mission. Please keep toys in the original boxes and do not wrap them. Also, label the age group on the toy or bag. Please drop off your new toys and household items by December 7th. For a complete list of items click here.

Christmas in the Courtyard
We hope you and your family can join us for this year's Christmas in the Courtyard at Gethsemane Church. We will have cookie decorating, hot cocoa and crafts for the whole family. The event starts after our 10a worship service so you can worship with us and join us for the fun after. Invite your friends!


GCA Christmas Program

Join us for our annual Christmas program on December 12th at 6:30 PM in the Worship Center. Our students will present an "old-fashioned" Christmas Pageant including traditional Christmas songs and the telling of "The Christmas Story". We look forward to seeing you on this special night! 

Holiday Events at Gethsemane Church

 Join us for all of our fun family events and services at Gethsemane Church.

  • Christmas in the Courtyard 12/16 after the 10 am service
  • Christmas Eve Service 12/24 at 5 pm, 7 pm, and 11 pm.
  • Christmas Day Service 12/25 at 10 am
Dance Class
Miss Kailee will be offering a dance class starting after Thanksgiving Break. The class will be on Monday and Wednesday from 3-4 pm and costs $30 for four weeks. If you are interested in participating you can email Miss Kailee
December Lunch Menu

Click Here for the December Lunch Menu
Updated 2018-2019 School Calendar
Click Here for the 2018-2019 School Calendar



  • 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, and 2:00 on Fridays
  • Lunch starts at 11:30 am
  • Before and aftercare is available for $8 an hour




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