2019-2020 EVENTS:

 

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THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION – Tuesday, Nov. 26

Preschool parents are invited to return at 10:45am for a special Thanksgiving presentation and snack with their preschoolers. Dismissal is at 11:30am. No Lunch Buddies this day.
 
Elementary students (K-5) will have their Thanksgiving celebration in the afternoon. Parents are encouraged to help them dress up for this celebration. Teachers will send home additional information about this event.
 
 
 

THANKSGIVING BREAK – Wednesday, Nov. 27 – Monday, December 2.

 
 
 

PRESCHOOL GINGERBREAD HOUSES – Thursday, December 12.

Parents are invited back at 10:30am to help your child decorate their Gingerbread house. If you sign up to volunteer, please arrive by 10am.
 
 

 

 
 

 

ELEMENTARY (K-5) CHRISTMAS PARTIES – Thursday, December 19.

More information will be coming home about this event from your child’s teacher.
 
 
 
 

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PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM – Thursday, Dec. 19

You are invited to join us for a special Christmas program event!  Children need to arrive by 6pm. The programs begin at 6:30pm. Please bring along any family or friends as well. There will be light refreshments after the program. Doors open at 5:45pm. We have costumes for preschoolers to wear.
 
 

manger scene

ELEMENTARY (K-5) CHRISTMAS PROGRAM & ART SHOW – Friday, Dec. 20

You are invited to join us for a special Christmas program and Art Show event!  Children need to arrive by 6pm. The programs begin at 6:30pm. Please bring along any family or friends as well. There will be light refreshments after the program. Doors open at 5:45pm. All Elementary students are to dress up for this event – collared shirts, ties/bow ties, dresses/skirts, etc. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PAST EVENTS:

 

FIELD TRIP: Brown’s Orchard – Thursday, September 20

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More information coming soon!
 
 
 
 

FALL FESTIVAL & BOOK FAIR -Thursday, Oct. 24

All students will be participating in our Fall Festival event! All Preschool and Kindergarten students will have some fun activities in
the morning from 9am-11am, while the Elementary students (grades 1-5) will have their Fall Festival fun in the afternoon from 1:30pm-2:45pm. ALL PARENTS are welcome to join their children for this event. There will also be an Usborne Book Fair as part of this event. Below are links to the Schedule of Events for each group:
 
 
Preschool and Kindergarten Schedule of Events
 
Elementary Schedule of Events

 

 

“BOUNCE FOR BUCKS” Fundraiser  (part of the Fall Festival)

All students will have the opportunity to “bounce” for the “bucks” their sponsors sent in for them. There will be a bounce house as one of the stations at this event. We would like to thank CMT Contractors, Inc. for being our Bounce House Sponsor this year!
 

 

 
Picture Day

PICTURE DAY – Thursday, October 31 (These make great Christmas gifts!)

LifeTouch Photography will be coming out to our preschool to take pictures of our preschool classes and any individual pictures requested by parents. LifeTouch will be in direct communication with parents about picture orders. A flyer will also be sent home from the school with additional information.
 
 

 

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES – Thursday, Nov. 7 (NO preschool; half-day for elementary)

Please be sure to sign up to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss their progress in school. If there is not a time slot that works for you, please let the teacher know and they will schedule a time to meet with you. There will be no childcare during the conferences. Please arrange for your children not to attend with you. The sign up forms will be available at the Fall Festival.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Fire truckFIELD TRIP: Hellam Fire Station – Thursday, October 11

ADDRESS: 163 E Market St, Hallam, PA 17406.

PK-3 class – arrive at 8:45am
PK-4 classes – arrive 10am
 
Meet at the Fire Station at your class’s designated time as listed above. Students will have a chance to meet and hear from real firemen, see them in their gear, and take a close look at a fire truck. Due to limited space at the fire station, please limit attendees to preschoolers, necessary siblings, and a parent or guardian.
 
Please park in the rear parking lot behind the fire station off of Cherry Avenue. If you are heading easton Market Street (towards the river) to the fire station, turn up N. Prospect Street, then turn right onto Cherry Avenue. If you are heading weston Market Street (away from the river) to the fire station, turn up N. Wilson Lane, then turn left onto Cherry Avenue. If this parking lot is full, there are two parking lots on the opposite side of Market Street down Friendship Avenue behind the church.
Don’t forget to have your child wear their preschool t-shirts!
 
 
 

 

FALL FESTIVAL & BOOK FAIR!! – Thursday, October 25 @ 10am

You are invited to join your preschooler for a day of fun fall events and activities! There will also be a pot-luck meal afterwards. The teachers will have food signups forms available. Preschool not begin until 10am and end after lunch around 12pm. New this year will be a book fair as well for you to enjoy!

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS BREAK: DECEMBER 20-JANUARY 1 (NO PRESCHOOL)

First day of preschool next year will be Tuesday, January 8.
 
 
 

Fundraiser February – Sandwich & Sub Sale

Our preschool is partnering with Sue’s Food Market for a delicious sub and pretzel sandwich fundraiser. This was a very popular fundraiser last year! There are five different options for 12” subs and four options for pretzel sandwiches, each costing $5.
 
The DEADLINE to return the completed order forms along with the money is: Tuesday, February 12.
All sandwiches will be available for pickup at the preschool on Tuesday, February 19.
 
Our goal is to raise $1500! If each family sold at least 18 subs or sandwiches, we can reach this goal! Everyone needs to eat, so why not offer your friends, neighbors, or coworkers one of these delicious subs or pretzel sandwiches that also benefits a great ministry – our preschool.
Thank you for helping us reach this goal!

 

 
 

Valentine’s Day – Thursday, February 14

During class, your children will have the opportunity to exchange valentines with each other as a way of showing appreciation for one another. There will also be some fun activities planned for them on this day. This is not an event open to families.

 

 

Daddy Date Night – Thursday, March 21 (6pm-7:30pm)

(Make up date is March 28)
 
We will have dinner, dessert, and some fun games planned for this evening. We appreciate dads and their important influence on their children. We hope you are able to join us!

 

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences – Thursday, April 4 (No school)

Please be sure to sign up to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss their progress in preschool. If there is not a time slot that works for you, please let the teacher know and they will schedule a time to meet with you. There will be no childcare during the conferences. If possible, please arrange for your children not to attend with you. The Sign up forms will be available towards the end of March.
 
 
 
 

Grandparents’ Day – Thursday, April 11

Grandparents are invited to arrive at 10:00am to spend the day with their preschooler and participate in some special things we have planned for that day.
 
 

 
 

Easter Egg Hunt – Thursday, April 18

All families are invited to return at 10:45am for our annual Easter Parade and Easter Egg Hunt. (We may rope in some of you to help hide the eggs beforehand :o)

 

 

 

Field Trip: Lake Tobias – Thursday, May 2

All Preschoolers are invited to join us for an exciting trip to see all the animals at Lake Tobias! More information will be coming out in April regarding this event.
 
 

 

 

Mother’s Day Tea – Thursday, May 9

All mothers are invited to stay for a special time with their preschoolers as we honor all “mommys” with a special presentation and treat.
 
 
 

Preschool Picnic – Tuesday, May 21 (10-12pm)

Preschool will run on a modified schedule for today (10am-12pm). Please be sure to sign up to bring a side dish. Sign up forms will be available a few weeks before the event. We will enjoy a day of fun activities, including a bounce house, snow cones, face painting, and much more!
 
 
 

Last Day of School/Preschool Program – Thursday, May 23

We will have a regular day of preschool on this day. Everyone is invited to attend our “End of the Year Preschool Program” this evening at 6:30pm. ALL STUDENTS MUST ARRIVE BY 6PM.

 

 

 

Family Orientation Night (Elementary) – Friday, August 16

More information coming soon.

 
 
 

Family Orientation Night (PreK and Kindergarten) – Thursday, August 29

More information coming soon.

 
 

FIELD TRIP: Flinchbaugh’s Orchard – Tuesday, September 24

Join us for a fun time celebrating fall as well take a tour of the farm at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard. Enjoy a hay ride, and pick some yummy apples and pumpkins to take home! Preschool parents (and Kindergarten parents who notified us that they are driving separately) are to meet us at the location at 9:15am on the grass next to the pavilion. Any other kindergarteners who arrive at school first will be transported to/from Flinchbaugh’s by either Mrs. Horvath or another approved volunteer driver. The tour begins at 9:30am and ends around 11am. Preschoolers will enjoy a lunch together afterwards under the pavilion at Flinchbaugh’s. Kindergarten students will return to school for lunch at the remainder of the school day.

 

 

GOLF FORE GRACE fundraiser – Friday, Oct. 11

On Friday, October 11, Grace Academy will host a golf tournament fundraising event at Heritage Hills Resort. Registration opens at 7:30am with complimentary range balls to get some early practice for the course. Golfing begins at 9am with a shotgun start. The 18-hole course consists various special prize and challenge holes. There will also be an awards banquet afterwards. If you know someone who loves to golf or may be interested in being an event sponsor, please share this information with them. Here are links to event flyers for more information:
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

FALL FESTIVAL & BOOK FAIR!! – Thursday, October 26 @ 10am

You are invited to join your preschooler for a day of fun fall events and activities! There will also be a pot-luck meal afterwards. The teachers will have food signups forms available. Preschool not begin until 10am and end after lunch around 12pm. New this year will be a book fair as well for you to enjoy!
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Are you interested in an opportunity to save some money on your May tuition payment? You can do so by helping us sell raffle tickets for our Preschool’s Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Friday, July 7, 2017. We have 6 wonderful raffle prize options. For every 10 tickets you sell, you will earn a $10 discount on May’s tuition. Also, if you love to golf, don’t forget to sign up to golf on July 7 as well.
 

 

Field Trip – Turkey Hill Experience – Tuesday, April 18

All Preschoolers are invited to join us for a fun, ice-cream filled experience at Turkey Hill! Parents, please complete the “Field Trip Information form” and return it, along with payment, to us by Tuesday, April 11. ONLY preschoolers, their parent chaperone(s), and necessary siblings are permitted to join our group for this field trip.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences – Thursday, April 6 (NO PRESCHOOL TODAY)

Parents, please be sure to sign up for your parent/teacher conferences.
 
 

 

 
 

WEATHER DELAYS AND CANCELLATION INFORMATION:

In the event our preschool has a delay or cancellation, we will post the information by 8am on the following locations:
 
– WGAL Channel 8 (online only)
– FOX 43 (Website and TV)
– WJTL Radio
 
This year we also started using CallMultiplier – a system that allows us to send out mass text messages or voicemail messages. You should receive a notification on your cell phones as well.
 
ALL INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED BY 8AM.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Easter Celebration – Thursday, March 29

If you would like to help us hide eggs for the Easter egg hunt, please arrive by 10:30am. Everyone else will then be welcome to arrive by 10:45am for the Easter parade followed by the Easter egg hunt.
 
 
 

Snow Make up Dates – March 20, 22, April 17, 19, 24, 26

On these dates, we will extend the preschool day to make up time missed for snow days earlier this year. Preschool will run from 9am-12:45pm both Tuesday and Thursday. Please send in a packed lunch for your children. They will eat lunch in their classrooms, followed by additional times of instruction with their teacher. This extension of time is optional, but if you plan to pick up your child at the normal time of 11:30am, please let us know in advance. Here are the other snow dates (All Tuesdays and Thursdays until 12:45pm): April 17, 19, 24, 26. (PK-4 parents, please do not pack anything with Peanut Butter in lunches for these days due to peanut allergies in this class. Thank you.)
 
 

Parent/Teacher Conferences – Thursday, April 5

NO preschool this day. There will be sign up sheets at preschool the week before so you can sign up for a time that works for you. If there is not time slot that works, please communicate with the teacher directly to work out a time.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Archived Events:

 

 

Baltimore Zoo Field Trip: Tuesday, May 15 (Rain Date: May 17)

Come out for a fun day at the zoo! Everyone is to meet at the main gate by 9:45am. Be sure to bring hats, sunscreen, snacks, water bottles, and anything else you might need. If you have a zoo membership, you get in free!

 

BALTIMORE ZOO FIELD TRIP! – Rescheduled for Thursday, May 19 due to inclement weather

Cost: $11.25/adult, $9.50/student (All children under the age of 2 is free)
Payment & final count deadline: Thursday, May 12
Please meet at the Baltimore Zoo entrance at 9:45am so that the teachers can make a final count.
This field trip is ONLY extended to the siblings and parent chaperone(s) of our preschool students. If you have questions, please email Mr. Lehman at: GraceAPreschool@gmail.com.
 

 

 

EASTER FLOWER FUNDRAISER!!SKH
 
Flowers are a wonderful reminder that Spring has arrived, and with it, the joy of new life! How appropriate for the celebration of Easter to correlate so perfectly with Springtime! Therefore, we are partnering with Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill to offer a beautiful assortment of easter flowers (bulbs included) including:
 
– Yellow Daffodils
– Tulips (assorted colors)
– Hyacinths (purple, pink, white)
 
For $8, you can get a 6″ pot with 3 stems of any of the above listed flowers. $3 of every pot sold goes to support our preschool. Our goal is to raise $1000, which equates to about 334 pots! You can place your order through one of the families who currently attend our preschool OR you can order directly from the school. To order directly from the school:
 
1) Click Here to print the order form.
 
2) Fill out your order form.
 
3)Mail the order form and check directly to us at Grace Academy Preschool:
 
Grace Academy Preschool
3930 Farm Drive
York, PA 17402
*Please make all checks out to “Grace Academy Preschool
 
Deadline to submit order forms and money is: Tuesday, March 15.
 
Thank you for helping make our preschool as success!
 
 
 

 

Picture Day

PICTURE DAY!! – Thursday, October 22 (These make great Christmas Gifts!)

Scott Failor Photography will be coming out to our preschool to take pictures of our preschool classes and any individual pictures requested by parents. If you would like your preschooler to have individual pictures taken, please complete the form we sent home and return it along with the payment on this date.
 
 

 

Open House

There will be an open house for all enrolled children on
Monday, August 31 from 6-7:30pm
. Come out and meet the Grace Academy Preschool teachers and staff as well as other families enrolled in the school. You will have an opportunity to tour the facility and ask questions as we prepare for a year of fun and learning. Refreshments will also be provided. If you have any questions, please contact us at: 717-755-6438. Hope to see you there!

 

 

Special Events

We will have special events throughout the school year such as field trips, class parties, special days such as Grandparent/Parent days, and school programs. Parents and grandparents will have various opportunities to be involved. More specific details will be provided in the Parent Information Packet and/or upcoming newsletters.