Gerner Cub News

December 2014

New Preschool 3~4 Room Opening in January! (FREE REGISTRATION*)

Due to a current waiting list for new students enrolling for the 3~4 room, we are opening a classroom starting January 5th. If you have younger children turning 3 in January through March, we are offering *free registration for our current preschool families with enrollment. First come, first serve.

FROZEN! PTA Parent's Night Out ~ Friday, December 5th!


Drop your child off for a night of crafts, games, pizza and the movie, Frozen, for $25 while you dine, shop and enjoy a night on the town!

Register through April or Mandi in the front office. Children ages 3 and up (must be toilet trained unless in the ECSE program). We will have ECSE classrooms available for a sensory friendly environment. Children with allergies to pizza and popcorn may bring their own snack and dinner to the event.

Funds will be used to purchase SMART boards for Preschool Room 111 (Mrs. Powell) and our new ECSE Room 188 (Mrs. Olson's) classrooms.

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Community Events December

Trek With Santa - Saturday, December 6th!

Where: Parkville Nature Sanctuary (12th Street & 9 Hwy)

Make a birdfeeder and walk and talk int he winter woods with Santa!

Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, December 6th!

Where: Parkville American Legion ~ 8 a.m.

Santa's Workshop ~ Saturday, December 6th! 9-1 p.m.

Where: Pine Ridge Presbyterian

Small Mall, Crafts, Games, and more!

Santa's Workshop ~ Saturday, December 13th~ 10-3 p.m.

Where: North Heartland Community Church

Small Mall (all items under $5), Frozen Crafts with Dr. Currey, Games, Free Picture with Santa, Olaf and more!

Celebrate 2015! 18th Annual Drug- and Alcohol-Free New Year's Eve Party for Everyone in Your Family! - Wednesday, December 31st!


Ice Skating (1:30-4 p.m. at the Community Center)

Family Movie (4-6 p.m. at Hope Fellowship Church - move to start at 4:15 pm)

Family Fun (4-6 p.m. at Harmony Vineyard - toddler-friendly activities and crafts)

Roller Skating (6-8 p.m. at river Roll Skate Center)

Family Party (7-11 p.m. Platte County Community Center South)

For more information call Matt Mann at 816-505-2622. Ticket booklets are $5 per person (cash/check only) and include all activities. Children under three get in free. Tickets are available three weeks prior to the event at Platte County Community Center South.

Project Based Learning during Interest Areas

Grocery Store ~ Mrs. James

Students in Mrs. James' 3-4 class incorporated the block and dramatic play area to create a grocery store. Students build the shelving units, pulled together the items for the shelves, and even played the role of cashier and shopper. The only thing missing was the credit card swiper, according to one of the students!
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Mrs. Goin ~ Dramatic Play

Mrs. Goin's PreK students brainstormed different ideas using a quality tool to see what type of store they wanted to create. After deciding on a restaurant, they created jobs, a job chart for students to place their pictures on, and materials to use with ease without staff needed to guide them through play. Students integrated all developmental standards through the development of the pizza shoppe and extended that learning through play in a developmentally appropriate way!

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Mrs. Dakin's Block Area

Students in Miss Dakin's PreK room worked to build a teepee modeled from a book by working collaboratively with the resources and using trial and error. Miss Dakin used high level questioning to expand mathematical skills with students in the block area!

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PHHS Cheer Clinic

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