Great Beginnings Gazette

Newsletter of the Great Beginnings' Sunbeams-February 2019

Early Registration 2019-2020

Early Registration for the 2019-2020 school year ends Friday, February 1, 2019. Early Registration is available to current GBP students, GBP alumni and LUMC church members. To register, submit your Application Form (link below) with your $75 Registration fee.

Open Registration begins Monday, February 4, 2019 at 9:45am via sign-up genius link on our homepage.

February 2019

Hello all! The first month of 2019 was a great one! Hopefully you were able to enjoy our Parent Appreciation Breakfasts. We are so grateful for all you do and blessed to have each of you with us!

Thank you to all who participated in our Parent Survey. The GBP Staff and Preschool Committee are reviewing the results. We look forward to sharing what we learned and appreciate your feedback and kind words. It is our pleasure to serve our families and community.

In January, we enjoyed learning about hibernation/migration, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and dreams, winter and snow (maybe too much snow?!).

Can you guess our color and shape for the month of February? If you answered pink and heart, YOU ARE CORRECT!! We will also concentrate on the letters P, Q, R, S and the numbers 7 and 14. Our February curriculum themes include: Dental Health month, Groundhog Day/shadows, counting, number recognition, measurements (all things numbers), Valentine's Day, patriotism/President's Day.

Duke Ellington is our Composer of the month in Music Class. Improvisation and syncopation give jazz music its unique sound. I always enjoy sharing this genre of music with our Sunbeams!

Our Bible verse is found in 1 Corinthians 16:14, "Let all you do be done in love". We will follow Jesus' teachings and prepare for Lent.


Important Dates:

  • February 13/14, 2019: Valentine's Day parties at GBP
  • February 18, 2019: NO SCHOOL President's Day
  • February 20, 2019: Ready, Set, Kindergarten Event
  • February 27, 2019: M/W Monkey, MWF Bear, Bee Special Chapel
  • February 28, 2019: T/TH Monkey, T/TH Bear , Owl Special Chapel

Valentines Day at GBP

We are looking forward to celebrating Valentine's Day at GBP! Valentine Parties are organized by the teachers/party planners but some policies are school-wide. We do not allow candy of any kind with our valentines. If you would like a fun addition to your Sunbeam's valentines cards, pencils, temporary tattoos, erasers or stickers are fun options.

Any food items for parties must be checked in my office prior to entering the classrooms. Please contact me with any questions regarding valentines themselves or allergies. Party related questions are best answered by your child's teacher.


  • February 13, 2019: MW Monkey, MWF Bear Valentine's Day Parties
  • February 14, 2019: T/TH Monkey, T/TH Bear, Bee and Owl Valentine's Day Parties

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 9:15am

107 West Market Street

Leesburg, VA

Questions about Kindergarten? Let's get some answers! GBP invited representatives from local Elementary Schools to join us for an informal meet-n-greet prior to Kindergarten pre-registration (which begins February 21, 2019).

This event will be held in the AG (AldersGate) Building on the corner of Liberty and Market Streets. Look for the balloons and green awnings.