Garden City Child Development Center
406 N. 1st St.
Buckeye, AZ 85326
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Monday - Friday
5:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Parent – Teacher Conferences
Conferences are scheduled for October 8 – 12, and our teachers are looking forward to seeing each of you. For some of you, you will be used to setting goals for your child with their teacher. For others, it will be a new experience. Please don’t miss it! This early in the school year, there may not be a lot of history to go from. But there will be time for you to have some uninterrupted time with the teachers, talk about your goals for your children, ask questions about anything school related, and just begin to form a relationship with the school. Our goal is to have every parent attend at least 2 or the 3 conferences this year.
App for Preschool Classes
If you have a child in our Preschool or Early Preschool classes, you know that we have been searching for an app that you can use to keep in touch with what happens in your child’s day at Garden City. We have found one, but have had some technical difficulties getting it up and running. Those have been resolved, so we should be good very soon. We will be using Class Dojo. It is another free app and it is the one used by most of the elementary schools in our district. So, it should make an easy transition when you child goes to kindergarten. Once the teachers have your family entered into the program, you will get an invitation to set up an account and you will be off and running! For the Early Head Start classes, nothing is changing. You are still using Tadpoles.
New Family Breakfasts
Thank you to each of the families that made the effort to join us for breakfast on the 28th! We really enjoyed getting to know you a little bit better, and hope you had the opportunity to get to know other families as well. It is always good to put a face to the people our children talk about!
Thumbs Up Award
Congratulations to Ms. Yolanda and Ms. Julie, this month’s recipients of our Thumbs Up award. This is an award voted on by our team to honor team members who have demonstrated one of our core values. Ms. Yolanda and Ms. Julie demonstrate “giving more than is expected”! As one person put it, they “were everywhere doing everything” this month!
8th - Columbus Day - We are open!
8th-12th - Parent Teacher Conferences
29th-1st - Spirit Week
Garden City is now on Facebook! Look for us and like us there. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-City-Child-Development-Center/629116287192372?ref=hl
We normally update it at least once a week.
Family in Focus
Did you know that we are praying for you? We are. And we draw a name from our watering can every week or so to find a family (or team member) to focus on. When we draw your name, we will ask if there is something specific we can pray for you or your family. Experience tells me, this usually comes at a really good time! The names for the Family in Focus will be posted (without prayer requests) on the board in the entry way, along with the memory verse for the month. That way you can pray along with us and be a part of blessing various families in the Garden City community.
Also, please remember that sandals for school need backs on them to hold them on your child’s feet. The others are not really safe for school.
Scholastic Book Club
Book club is will start back up again in November. Keep your eyes open for those $1 books. Great deals offered especially for upcoming holidays.
Bible Theme – David
David is a great model for us to remember to rely on God when things seems to be too big for us to handle. What is your giant? Is it a problem you are trying to solve? A bill you would like to get off your back? A person you need to confront? A child care center you want to run with excellence? God knows.
David is also a good example of a person who messes up and is still dearly loved by God. We probably won’t go into detail about David’s poor choices at this age. It is good to know, though, that God’s love truly is unconditional.
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