GatorBytes: Happy Mother's Day!
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GatorBytes May 9, 2018

We love moms at GCA! Not only are we thankful for the many hours you put in helping at our school and with other activities, but we are grateful that you let us spend time with your great kids everyday! None of this would be possible without you! We have a lot of activities happening for moms at GCA this week and many other activities happening as we finish out the school year! Check out everything that is going on at GCA below! 
Happy Mother's Day!

Important Information!
  • The last day of school is Thursday May 24th. 
  • Please don't leave valuables in your car or leave your car running and unlocked during pick up and drop off.

  • School and preschool begins promptly at 8:30. Please have your children in class on time.

  • Each family is required to do 10 hours of volunteer service. This can be done by helping with events, in the classrooms, or by making donations. Talk to your child's teacher about how you can help out!

Get more information below to stay up to date on all that is happening at GCA! #GoGators!
Mark Your Calendars!
2/3 Tea on the Titanic- May 10th
8th Grade Trip- May 13th-16th
Casual Day- May 18th
Middle School Field Trip to Skateland- May 21
4/5 Field Trip to National History Museum- May 21
Graduation- May 23rd
Picnic Lunch- May 23rd
5th-7th Grade End of the Year Celebration- May 23rd
Readathon- May 23rd
Year Book Signing- May 23rd
Awards Assembly- May 24th
Free Casual Day- May 24th
End of 4th Quarter- May 24th
Half Day- May 24th
No Daycare-May 28th
Summer Camp Begins- June 4th
No Summer Camp- July 4th-5th
  • Miss Bonnie's students made posters for the Sunwise Poster Contest! 13 of her students were winners and received special certificates! Congratulations! Max, Eva, Mateo, Wyatt, Jonah, Drew, Tori, Owen, J.J., Juliette, Dylan, Kiptyn, and Vander!
  • All Preschoolers love their moms! Moms and grandmothers are to be honored during Mother's Day celebrations!
    • Pre-K- May 16th at 10:15 am in the Commons
    • Preschool Yellow- May 11th at 10:00 am in the Gym
    • Early Preschool Orange- May 14th stop by for a muffin and coffee at drop off. 
  • The last day of school and End of the Year party will be on May 24th. 
    • Pre-K will be at 10:15 am in the Commons
    • Preschool Yellow at 10:30 am in their classroom
    • Preschool Red at 10:00 am in their classroom
    • Early Preschool Orange will be on May 23rd at 11:00 am in their classroom
Last Day of School!
The last day of school is May 24th. 
Summer Day Care!
We will be open for Daycare May 25th and May 29th-June 1st before Summer Camp starts. You can sign up in the school office or by emailing Miss Caitlin. Daycare is by reservation only if you do not sign up for daycare but bring your child they might not be allowed to stay as we have to staff for students according to state guidelines.The cost of daycare is $20 for a half day or $40 for a whole day.
No Lunch during Summer Camp!
No lunch is available during summer camp. Each student needs to pack a morning snack and anyone staying for lunch should bring a cold lunch with them that they can eat at school. You can sign your child up for pizza on Fridays. 
Congratulations Jimmy!
Jimmy Twombly placed 1st in the softball throw and 3rd in the 60 meter dash at the BCAL Track Meet on April 21st!
Summer Camp Packets
Due May 11th!
Summer Camp 2018's theme is STEAM! Campers will be exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and math in different and exciting ways each week. Summer camp is open for Preschool through 5th grade students. You can pick up an enrollment packet in the school office or sign up online by clicking here!
Please turn in packets by May 11th
Last Day of Dance Classes!
The last day of dance classes will be May 17th. Thank you Miss Paulina for all of your hard work!
May Lunch Menu
Library Information!
 All books are due back by May 15th. Students who have read over 100 books will get to attend an ice cream float party to celebrate a great year of reading!
Half Day Kindergarten

We are thrilled to announce the addition of half day kindergarten to our school!  Students should be five years old by September 1st of the school year.  Full Day and Half Day students will be taught academic curriculum per state standards and Lutheran Schools curriculum.  Our reading and math programs are both researched based.  For additional information, please contact the school office.
8th Grade Graduation!
Congratulations to our 8th graders who will be graduating on May 23rd! Graduation will be held at 6:30 pm in the Worship Center. 
GC Kids Summer Musical
Mark your calendars for this year's GC Kids Summer Musical, "O Chicken of Little Faith." The musical is open to all kids ages kindergarten - 5th grade. 

Rehearsals will take place during our regularly scheduled children's ministry program at 10am on Sundays, June 3rd through July 29th. There will also be a few roles for middle school students by audition. To register your child, email

We are looking to fill several speaking parts. If you have an incoming 3rd thru 8th grader that is interested in a speaking part, please email Scarlet at 

Participation in the musical is FREE (there may be a small costume fee) and is open to all interested kids. * You do not need to attend Gethsemane Church or School to participate.
It is sure to be a fun and memorable event!
All kids 3yrs old (and potty trained) - entering 5th grade are invited to join us for our FREE VBS. June 4-8th 9:00 - 11:30am. Kids will have a blast learning to "Live Fully Alive" with Jesus! Register today at! Questions? Email Cristy Schmidt at
Enrollment Packets 
Re-enrollment packets have been sent home with each child and are available in the school office. If you child will be entering Kindergarten they will need to fill out a new K-5th grade enrollments packet. Turn your packets in as soon as possible; classes are filling up fast!
2018-2019 School Calendar
May Birthdays!
Happy Birthday to all of our Gators who have birthdays in May!
Mateo, Daniella, Judah, Sofia, Tori, Griffin, Clara, Quinton, Zoe
Moms Group

Join us for our Bible study for moms with kids of all ages to help you go from surviving to thriving. This group will meet once a month at 10am or 7 pm. Upcoming dates include June 6th. Contact Cristy Schmidt to reserve childcare



Day Care will be available May 25th and May 29th through June 1st




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