Gwynedd Friends School Happenings

Our first week back

What a wonderful first week back. It has been great to see our old friends return and welcome our new friends to school. Thank you for sharing your children with us! Their laughter and chatter fill our hearts. Our little friends were very busy getting to know new routines while having the chance to enjoy play in the classroom and out on the playground. We couldn't have asked for better weather to enjoy fun on the playground and walks through the woods.

Yearly Lunch Bunch Sign-up

It's not too late! If you would like to enroll your child in our yearly lunch bunch program, the discounted rate will be offered until Monday, September 19th.


During our afternoon programs this year, children will be divided into two groups, the "Littles" (Play Group/Threes) and the "Bigs" (Pre-K/K). We believe that this will enhance our Lunch Bunch experience for all of our students and the enrichment activities we can provide. Afternoon Programming begins on September 19th.


Pricing

Yearly Friends

Discounted pricing (up to 10% off drop-in rates) available if you select 1-5 afternoons for the entire year. When you select Yearly Friends, your child's space is guaranteed for the year even when the daily drop-in is not available.


Daily Drop-in Friends*

Drop in pricing: 12 to 1pm $9.50; 12 to 2:30pm $19.50; 1 to 2:30pm $13.50

*Space is very limited for daily drop-ins and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so please be sure to sign up early. We are sorry but we are not able to guarantee available spots for Daily Drop-in Friends.

*All monthly charges for Daily Drop-in Friends are added to your child's FACTS account.

*Daily drop-in Friends is NOT available on the first Wednesday of each month.


Afternoon Schedule

"Lunch Bunch": 12 to 1pm

Lunch (nut/peanut-free sent in from home) will be enjoyed with friends. Children will then have the chance for self-guided play.


Enrichment "Clubs": 1pm to 2:30pm

Our afternoon friends will gather together for outdoor play from 1 to 1:30pm. At 1:30, the two groups will take part in their Enrichment activities, which are appropriately planned for each age group. A light snack will be served prior to pick up.


Daily "Club" offerings are listed below:

Mondays

"Littles": Little Chefs with Mrs. Wise

"Bigs": Math Club (mind-building games & activities) with Mrs. Wilde


Tuesdays

"Littles": Nature Explorers with Mrs. South

"Bigs": Builders Club with JB


Wednesdays

"Littles": Bookworms with Mrs. Wise

"Bigs": Fine Arts Club (everything from working with clay, collaging, pastels, watercolor, sketching to studying famous artists) with Mrs. Wilde


Thursdays

"Littles": Art for Little Hands ("process art") with Mrs. South

"Bigs": Science and Nature Club with JB


Fridays

"Littles": Fitness Friday with Mrs. South

"Bigs": Fitness Friday with Mrs. M.

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A note about bathroom use

The two bathrooms in the long corridor are reserved for student use only during school hours. Please use our adult restroom, which is located off the main lobby area and through the heavy double doors. Thank you.

A note about the door locks

Just a note about the door locks... Please be sure to enter your numbers slowly. If you have less than 6 digits in your code, you must enter the # sign after the numbers. Once the blinking light turns green, turn the handle all the way until it stops and then pull the door open. If your code doesn't work the first time, wait a few moments before trying again.

A note about our driveways

The driveway entrance from 202/Dekalb is only wide enough to fit one car at a time. We kindly ask that the 202/Dekalb driveway only be used for entering the property during busy times of pick-up and drop-off. When exiting the school, please exit via the Sumneytown driveway only. Thank you for helping to keep our entire community safe.