GatorBytes: Happy Fall Y'all!
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GatorBytes September 20, 2018

 Happy Fall everybody! The first day of Fall is September 23rd and we are so excited to learn about the different seasons and hopefully start experiencing cooler temperatures while we are playing outside!
Make sure to mark you calendars for Peter Piper Pizza night on October 4th and Fall break October 8th-12th! There has been a change to the school calendar and we will now have regular school days on November 19th and 20th before Thanksgiving Break.

Next Wednesday's chapel will be led by Miss Bonnie. 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. 

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!

Plants- We planted radish seeds about 1 1/2 weeks ago. 100% of our seeds grew! Yeah! Yeah!

Our star letters and sounds for the week are long and short A. 

Last week our class was responsible for the chapel presentation. They did a great job. Our theme was, "Jesus is my Best Friend."

My "guys" are a joy to work with and have already come so far!

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!
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
September Preschool Theme
This month our preschoolers will be talking about simple machines, construction, dirt, apples, trucks, and rocks.
September Lunch Menu

Click Here for the September Lunch Menu
Introducing our Teachers!
This week we will learn a little more about Miss Paulina!

I was born in Tucson, Arizona and moved from Chicago to Phoenix when I was five. I’ve been dancing since the age of three and it is easily one of my favorite things to do! I have been working at GCA since April of 2016 and have been incredibly blessed with the experience of working with the amazing kids and staff here. I recently graduated with my bachelors degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University in order to become a speech pathologist for children and am currently applying to get into a masters degree program in the field. 

When I’m not working or studying, I enjoy playing with my two dogs, reading, traveling, dancing, spending time with my family, or watching Disney movies. I’m also currently planning my wedding for November of next year! 
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.
Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson, money-management class taught by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. The classes will be facilitated by Tony Arnold every Wednesday for 9 weeks. Childcare will be available upon request.

For more information and to register visit

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 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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