Welcome to GMA's Pre-K (4)!

Summer 2022

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Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary has bundled tuition which includes field trips, school pictures, yearbook, and most student school supplies. In addition, copy books, folders, rulers, and other materials will be distributed to students. Below is the list of supplemental supplies students will need for Pre-K (4):


  • Blue 2" Avery Blue Binder
  • Chalk - Crayola - Assorted Colors - 12 Pack
  • Colored Pencils - Crayola - 12 Ct
  • 3 packages Crayons - 24 Ct
  • 1 Dry Erase Markers - Expo - 4 Color Set - Fine
  • 4 Dry Erase Markers - Expo - Black - Chisel
  • 2 Eraser - Magic Rub - White
  • 1 Yellow Pocket Folder
  • 2 Packages of Elmers Washable Glue Sticks (3 each)
  • Markers - Crayola - Classic - 8 Ct - Thick
  • PlayDoh - 1 Pack - 3 oz - Asst Color
  • Scissors - Fiskar - Kids - 5 Inch - Blunt
  • 100 - Count Tissue Package
  • Package of Baby Wipes
  • 1 pair of headphones (not earbuds)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Yoga mat
  • Complete change of clothes (please place in separate gallon sized bag with each item labeled with your child's name)
  • Optional: Individual or pocket-sized hand sanitizer


Please be sure all items listed are labeled with your child's name.


Gwynedd-Mercy Academy is an environmentally friendly school. Please be sure lunches are packed in reusable lunch bags with two cloth napkins for use. Snacks may be in their original packaging or in reusable containers/bags. We appreciate your attention to this as we all work together to care for the Earth.
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CLICK HERE~ MRS. PHIAMBOLIS'S SUMMER READING CHALLENGE!

Each year, Mrs. Phiambolis, our Librarian, creates an *optional* reading challenge for students. Check out some of the books below for some additional recommended titles! Have fun!

Keep your child reading with some of these recommended titles!

The following list of books will help you select reading material that has been highly rated by reviewers, librarians, and children.


Selections from the Best of the Best PA School Librarians Association

Pre-K-3rd Grade


Author/Title/Grade Level

Barnett, Mac How this Book Was Made: Based on a True Story; Pre-K-4

Beck, H.W. Glow: Animals with their Own Night-Lights; 1-3

Brown, Lisa The Airport Book; Pre-K-3

Carbon, Elisa Diana’s White House Garden; 1-3

Chabbert, Ingrid & Guridi The Day I Became a Bird; 1+

Drummond, Alan Green City; Pre-K-3

Macy, Sue Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber; 1-4

Pak, Kenard Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn; Pre-K-3

Rex, Adam School’s First Day of School; Pre-K-3

Schwartz, Corey Rosen and Rebecca J. Gomez Hansel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks; Pre-K-3

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro I Used to Be Afraid; Pre-K-1

Verde, Susan and Peter H. Reynolds The Water Princess; Pre-K-3

Wenzel, Brendan They All Saw a Cat; Pre-K-3



Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program

Pre-K-3rd Grade


Author/Title

Corey, Shagins, Ryan T. Mother Bruce

Kennedy, Anne Vittur Ragweed’s Farm Dog Handbook

Kleber, Dori More-igami

Macy, Sue Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story Of Sportswriter Mary Garber

McCloskey, Kevin We Dig Worms!

Miller, Pat The Hole Story of a Doughnut

O’Neal, Shaquille Little Shaq

Rockliff, Maria Anything but Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Hermann, Queen of Magic

Schnell, Lisa Kahn High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs

Torrey, Richard My Dog, Bob

Urban, Linda Weekends with Max and His Dad



Caldecott Medal Winners


Author/Title

Steptoe, Javaka Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Mattick, Lindsay Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

Santat, Dan The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

Floca, Brian Locomotive

Klassen, Jon This Is Not My Hat

Raschka, Chris A Ball for Daisy

Stead, Philip C. A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Pinkney, Jerry The Lion & the Mouse

Swanson, Susan Marie The House in the Night

Wiesner, David Flotsam



Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award Winners

Pre-K-3rd Grade


Author/Title

Dutcher, Jim & Jamie Dutcher A Friend for Lakota: The Incredible True Story of a Wolf Who Braved Bullying

Bloom, C.P. The Monkey Goes Bananas

Rubin, Adam Dragons Love Tacos

Reynolds, Aaron Creepy Carrots

Scillian, Devin Memoirs of a Goldfish

Barton, Chris Shark vs Train

Watt, Melanie Chester

Watt, Melanie Scaredy Squirrel

Levine, Ellen Henry’s Freedom Box

Stevens, Janet & Susan Stevens Crummel The Great Fuzz Frenzy

Gottfried, Maya Good Dog

McCarthy, Meghan Aliens Are Coming

Schachner, Judy Skippyjon Jones

Buehner, Caralyn Super Dog: the Heart of a Hero

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