September News

2022

Happy Back to School Everyone!


We are so excited to get back into a routine for the 2022-23 School Year! Our staff are busy with extra children on their rosters, as we are serving more children than last year. We enjoy getting to know our new families and working with our veteran families!


We would like to remind our parents to communicate with Kelly or I if any changes in schedules, pick-up changes or any other information that we need to know about your child's time with us. We need this information to keep abreast of any changes that would be crucial to the safety of your children and communication with the elementary schools that we reside in for before and after care. Simply call us at 717-367-0119 or send a quick email to alert us of changes. Thank you for your cooperation!


The month of September is filled with many fun activities for all children. Please check out the attached Activity Calendar for September. A reminder that we are closed on September 5th in observance of Labor Day. There are two non-school days in September. Kelly has already sent the sign-up sheet through Google Docs for September 2nd. The non-school day sign-up on September 21st is attached here. Please note that this year there is an extra fee for non-school days of 20.00 for the before and after school students.

Please sign up by September 9th. https://forms.gle/VAkZ3it2gYPnHBEt8


A quick note about proper footwear while attending GEARS, please so not send your children in flip flops or open toes shoes to play on the mulched playground. We ask this to prevent falls, splinters or any tripping hazards for your children. We also ask that your preschooler or kindergartener to please keep a change of clothes in case of spills or accidents here at the Community Center. We may never need the extra clothing but it will avoid us having to interrupt your work day to bring items to your children if an accident occurs.


For student drop off points at Community Center, East High, Bainbridge and Bear Creek, please utilize the parking spaces allotted at each site. Parking at the curb is prohibited, as vans, mini busses and large busses use the curbs for pick- up and drop off other students attending the elementary schools. Thank you!


GEARS tuition payments are due by Tuesday at 6 pm each week. A late fee of $20.00 will be charged for payments not received on a Wednesday morning. Please reach out to our office if you have any questions regarding payment.


We are excited to introduce our first "Fundraiser of the Year"! Marianna's Subs and Pizza order forms will be sent home this week! See the label on the order forms for when the sale begins, ends and when money is due! Thank you for your support!


Our next fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 at the Fall Fest at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds from 10 to 2 pm. We will be pre-selling Kauffman's Barbeque Chicken Dinner tickets. Dinners will be available for pick-up on October 22nd. More information about ticket sales will be coming soon!


We thank you again for allowing us to care for your children!


Warmly, Wendy Musser, Kids Center Director

September Activity Calendar

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Celebrating Grandparents Day with the Sr Center! 9/9/22

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Kangaroo Visit September 21st!

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Lunch-Wednesday, September 21st Non-School Day!

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September Snack Calendar

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GEARS Kids Center Closed Days 2022-23 School Year

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Parent Referral Program 2022-23

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Health and Safety Reminders 2022-23 School Year!

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Healthy Lunch Suggestions!

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Preschool News

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Kindergarten News

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Bainbridge News

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East High News

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Bear Creek News

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Marianna's Subs and Pizza Sale

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Mark Calendars for October 22nd Fall Fest at the Fairgrounds!

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