December Update
December 1, 2017

Christmas Parade

GCA won 1st Place Our GCA float was selected by the judges to receive 1st place in the Williamsburg Christmas Parade. A big “THANK YOU” goes to Mr. and Mrs. Taylor who designed and built our beautiful float. The float featured their family's carriage which was built in 1814 and once carried a Governor of Virginia. Of course, the precious faces of our GCA students stole the show. Additional appreciation goes to the following parents and staff who helped us: Tanya and Pat Collins, McKenzie Morrow, Melissa Dallas, Allyson Griffith, Brian Mucci, Kimberly and Travis Baskins, and Karen Hibbard. We also thank the parents who helped get the children in costume and then cheered us on along the parade route.

Fruit Sale Cancelled

Unfortunately, we were not able to reach the minimum order of 100 cases. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. This was our first attempt at selling holiday fruit and with this particular company. Our plan for the future is to explore other options.You may order at OR you may return the order form to the school on or before Monday, Nov. 6th. Our GCA Group Number is 990069898. This is GCA’s number all year, so whenever you shop, make sure to use it, so our school gets credit. The catalog offers some great Christmas gift selections.

Christmas Programs

Friday, December 15th

ALL students (Preschool-7th grade) will be dropped off at their regular time on Friday, Dec. 15th at the Crosswalk Church-King's Way campus. The PRESCHOOL students will practice at 8:30 am, the doors will open for their guests at 9:00 am with their program beginning at 9:30 am. After the program, the preschool students will be dismissed to go with their parents. There will be no afternoon PEEPs nor childcare. The ELEMENTARY program will start at 11:00 am with the doors opening for the guests at 10:30 am. after a dress rehearsal. After the program, the school will be closed for the holidays, and child care services will not be available after the program.

Parent/Teacher Fellowship Meeting

Tuesday, December 12th at 6:30pm

Mrs. Ryerse's students will demonstrate the new Shurley Grammar curriculum followed by an introduction of the new capital campaign with the tentative plans for the next school year. Childcare provided for 2 yrs. old - 6th grade.

Important Dates

December 2 - Williamsburg Christmas Parade - Look for the GCA float!

December 8 - Schoolwide Pajama Day

December 12 - Parent/ Teacher Fellowship Meeting - 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM - Childcare provided for 2 yrs. old-6th grade.

December 15 - Preschool Christmas Program - 9:30 AM - Elementary Christmas Program - 11:00 AM - After the programs, the school will be closed for the holidays and childcare will not be provided that afternoon.

January 2 - School and childcare services resume.