Join us at Peter Piper Pizza Tonight!
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GatorBytes October 4, 2018

Tonight is GCA's Family Fun Night at Peter Piper Pizza. We hope to see you there! Next week is Fall Break, if your child will be attending childcare please make sure that you let Miss Caitlin know what days they will be attending. Remember there is no hot lunch available next week. October 17th's chapel will be led by Mr. Dave. 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 17th- Kindergarten/Kinder-prep trip to Tolmachoff Farms
October 18th-19th- Parent Teacher Conferences
October 26th- Preschool Red,Yellow, Blue, trip to Mrs. Rogers Farm
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
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!

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.

Field Trip to Tolmachoff Farms!

Our Kindergarten and Kinder-Prep classes will be taking a field trip to Tolmachoff farms on October 17th. Permission slips went home with each student. Make sure to turn them in to the school office or to your child's teacher. 

Parent Teacher Conferences!

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

Highlights from the Kindergarten Lion Cubs!

Lots of new things have been happening in Kindergarten lately. We started having homework this week and everyone has been doing a great job.
We also have been studying Christopher Columbus. We learned that he was looking for a shorter path to the West Indes but he found something else. Ask a Lion Cub if you want to find out what Columbus found.

October Lunch Menu

Click Here for the October Lunch Menu
Dance Classes
The days of Dance have changed to Monday and Wednesday afternoons 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
October  Preschool Theme
This month our preschoolers will be talking about "experimenting with pumpkins", "what is a solid, liquid, or gas?", and "circus and wild animals". 
Introducing our Staff!
This week we will learn a little more about Miss Kailee!

I have been working at Gethsemane for 2 1/2 years but that's not where my journey began. I went to school here starting in 2001 (in Mrs. Rogers's class) and graduated 8th grade in 2012. I feel extremely blessed to be a part of the staff that helped me become the person I am today.

I am currently enrolled at Mesa Community College, working towards my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. Science is one of my favorite subjects because there are SO many things to learn and it is constantly changing. Taking care of people (especially the kiddos) has always been second nature to me and I am so excited to be able to use that gift in my career. 

When I'm not working or studying anatomy, I enjoy drinking coffee, trying new things I find on Pinterest, working out, hanging out with my friends and family and taking spontaneous trips to Disneyland. 
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 November 7, at 10am or 7pm in the Gethsemane Church Commons. Email to RSVP for childcare.
GC Men's Study
MEN’S STUDY• 6:30A • NOVEMBER 7, 2018
Pastor Troy will be leading a new study designed for men on Wednesday, November 7th 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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