It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas at Gethsemane!
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GatorBytes December 6th, 2018

It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas at Gethsemane! Our students have been practicing every day for their Christmas program next week. We are so excited for you to see all of their hard work. Make sure you sign up for Pizza with Santa in the office before December 20th. We would love to see everyone there! Keep checking your classroom newsletters and Brightwheel to find out what is happening in your child's classroom. Find out what else is happening at Gethsemane by scrolling through Gatorbytes!

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 9th- Coffee with Sandy
January 21st- No School
January 28th-February 1st- Lutheran Schools Week
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! 

Cookie Donations for Christmas Program and Pizza with Santa

We are collecting store-bought Christmas cookies to serve at our Christmas program and Pizza with Santa party. All donations count towards parent volunteer hours. You can drop your donations off in the school office any time before the events. 

Coffee with Sandy

You are invited to join our Administrator, Sandy, on January 9th from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Enjoy some great coffee and talk with Sandy about your questions, concerns, ideas, and awesome things happening at Gethsemane!   

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
The Kindergarten Lion Cubs know that Christmas is more than presents. We know that it is also Jesus' Birthday. We made a Nativity Scene with our art teacher Mrs. Sparenga. Mrs. Lyons read the Nativity Story as we worked. "Happy Birthday" Jesus!
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!


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
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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