October Newsletter


Happy Fall!

Welcome to our October S'more Newsletter! Parents please read the following to keep yourselves up to date on many things that will be happening in October and looking ahead to the end of 2023.

There are many items to keep an eye out for:

Please note that GEARS Kids Center will be closed on Monday, October 9th, 2023 for a Staff Professional Development Day. GEARS will open on Tuesday, October 10th at usual time.

Please also note that you must sign up your child for Non-School Days and Early Dismissals throughout the year. We give ample time for parents to register on the Google Links. We need to know the correct number of children so we can plan our staffing for those days to secure our ratios for the day.

Starting on October 10th we will be hosting our Holiday Fundraiser. We are selling Cookie Dough just in time for the upcoming Holiday Season. Look for more details in the next few weeks..

Most folks have already seen the "Thanksgiving Luncheon" Donations for the planned meal on November 21st. Thank you for considering to donate. Items can be dropped off in our office.

Please join us for "Fall Fest" at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 21st from 10 to 2 pm. Senior Center and Kids Center will be helping our Rec Center to provide a great day of family fun! See you there!

Please read our individual site newsletters, there is lots of information in those documents pertaining to which site your child attends. We are also starting to recognize our PATH Kids in the October Newsletter.

It is that time again to recognize special teachers in our Center. This year Kelly and I will be choosing two teachers each month and celebrate them. We could not prosper without the caring and loving staff that care for your children each day. The bulletin board in the hallway will show who are the "Teachers of the Month" for September 2023.

Take a peek at the "The Information You Need", we subscribe to HealthyChildren.org. Each month is a different topic relating to various health tips or suggestions.

Thank you for reading our news!


Wendy Musser, Kids Center Director


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November Non-School Days 11/1, and 11/20, 21, 22, 27, 2023 sign up on the link below!


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GEARS is Closed on November 23 and 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday!

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Come out and play "Pumpkin Golf" with Kids Center Staff!

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Holiday Parade 2023

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October Activity Calendar

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October Snack Menu

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Healthy Kids Corner

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Preschool Newsletter

Kindergarten Newsletter

Bainbridge Newsletter

Bear Creek Newsletter

East High Newsletter

Teachers of the Month for September 2023

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Ms. Donalyn

Ms. Donalyn celebrated her 25th year of working at GEARS Kids Center this year. She currently works in our Kindergarten Wrap Around program. Donalyn communicates well with all families and takes care of her co-workers with her positivity. She has also spent some time with our Before and After school students in the past as well. Donalyn lives in Elizabethtown with her two sons and husband. She is also an avid Disney Fan and loves her collection of "Mouse Ears"! Please help us in congratulating her on a job well done!
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Ms. Rhonda

Ms. Rhonda has worked at GEARS Kids Center for over 6 years. Rhonda is our Site Director for our Bainbridge Before and After School site. Rhonda communicates well with her children in her care, her co-workers and parents. She is currently working on her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and will graduate in December 2023. We are so proud of her. Rhonda lives in Middletown with her husband and her beloved cats. She has two daughters and one granddaughter. Please help us in congratulating her on a job well done!
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PATH KIDS for the month of September 2023!

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Kindergarten PATHS KIDDO!

Kennedy Weidman

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Bainbridge PATHS KIDDO!

Melia Waters

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Mason Myers

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News from our Recreation Department! Mother and Son Fall Ball!

Contact: Karen Eberly <kareneberly@getintogears.org>

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Thank you for reading our Newsletter!