Have you Signed Up for Remind?

Dear GFCC Families, Remind is a safe, free, easy-to-use communication tool that helps administrators and teachers connect instantly with parents. It is a one-way text messaging and email system. It will be a good way for the office to alert our parents through texting of school closings due to severe weather or any other announcements as the needs arise. If you have not done so already, please follow these steps to subscribe. We will be sending a test text soon. We would like to have 100% of our GFCC families as subscribers to Remind. Step 1 Simply text our class code: @49d27 to 81010 (Trouble using 81010? Try texting @49d27 to (919) 229-8401) Step 2 Reply to the message from the Remin

Wonderfully Wacky Whatnots

GFCC's teachers and staff are different and unique, But when we all come together to teach, mentor, Care for and love our wonderful GFCC students, The picture is colorful, and bright, and C O M P L E T E ! Each Wednesday, we will feature one of our teachers or staff and be able to find out some "Wonderfully Wacky Whatnots" about them. This week we are featuring: Cathy Turner What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Coffee Do you like blue cheese? Yes; I like most cheeses. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee, tea, juice or Coke Zero What's your favorite piece of jewelry? Wedding rings Favorite hobby? Music and dance Middle name? Anne, after my grandmother Name three things yo

Vote for GFCC as Best Preschool

Voting is now open for Cary Magazine's 2017 Maggy Awards The Maggy Awards are a readers-choice award to name the Best services and businesses of Western Wake. This is the most popular feature of the year for Cary Magazine. Please Vote for Greenwood Forest Children's Center as Best Preschool Of Western Wake Click on this link and vote today!! Votes for the 2017 Maggy Awards are being accepted through the official online ballot only. Only one survey per email address will be counted. Vote now through Thursday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. EST. To vote for Best Preschool, go to the Lifestyle page and type Greenwood Forest Children's Cent

Buzzing With the Busy Bees

The Busy Bees have been eagerly working in their new hive these last few weeks. They have been learning the daily routine, how to sit and participate in circle time, how to walk in a line, and how to clean up after snack and centers. Topics that the Busy Bees have talked about are: The color yellow and school buses Circles Stop and Go They have also been using science tools such as a microscope, a light box, and ramps and cars to explore the concepts of Stop and Go. The Busy Bees have also been learning how to count, so to assist them, they have been using a math board to help them count objects. Enjoy these pictures of the Busy Bees at work and play!!

Wonderfully Wacky Whatnots

GFCC's teachers and staff are different and unique, But when we all come together to teach, mentor, Care for and love our wonderful GFCC students, The picture is colorful, and bright, and C O M P L E T E ! Each Wednesday, we will feature one of our teachers or staff and be able to find out some "Wonderfully Wacky Whatnots" about them. This week we are featuring: Becky Waight What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Chocolate, but a Hot Fudge Sundae is my favorite ice cream dessert. Do you like blue cheese? No What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Decaf coffee with half and half or milk What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding ring Favorite hobby? I don't really have one. Mid

Welcome New Staff Member Corrie Devlin

Corrie Devlin grew up in a small town in Central New Jersey. After graduating from high school, she worked in various fields including assembly, hospitality and bookkeeping. Corrie has been married to her husband John since 2000. They live in Cary and have four children. Three of the younger children all attended preschool at GFCC. Corrie and her family are parishioners at St. Michael the Archangel which is also where her children attend school. Corrie joined GFCC in August of this year, but while her children were enrolled here at GFCC, she was a substitute teacher who was called upon regularly. In her spare time, Corrie enjoys going to the shore, traveling, the outdoors, and spending tim

Shout Out From Sandy -- Carpooling Now

Note to Parents About New Carpool Visuals Dear Parents, In order to help with morning and after-school carpools, we have created a visual chart for classes that are currently carpooling. These visuals are paper classroom mascots that adhere to the first outside pole of the canopy. There is a sign that says, "Carpooling Now." When carpools for the morning start, the first teachers will take out their classroom mascots and adhere them to the pole. (This will be the Yellow Bear and Blue Bear teachers.) When the teachers finish carpool, they will take down their mascots and bring them inside the building. The next group will put up their mascots until the carpool is over . . . . and so on. I

"Let's Eat Out" at Goodberry's

"Let's Eat Out" at Goodberry's Frozen Custard and Raise Money for GFCC WHEN: 12:00 - 9:00 pm on Thursday, September 15, 2016 WHERE: 1146 Kildaire Farm Road When you present this flyer or tell them you are a GFCC parent, they will donate 30% of your sale. Click on the link to download the flyer and print it. Goodberry's Eat Out in September Flyer Download Thank you for supporting Greenwood Forest Children's Center!!

Children's Book Drive

GFCC is sponsoring a book drive in conjunction with Project Enlightenment of Wake County schools. Let’s fill the blue barrels in our hallway with children’s books we no longer need or use. Many children need books in their homes and this is a golden opportunity to help children learn to read and love books! Please help us fill the barrels with gently used Baby and Toddler books, Preschool books, Early Reader books, and books in Spanish.

In Memory of Former GFCC Director, Jean Schilawski

Our GFCC family was saddened to learn that Jean Schilawski died on September 6, 2016. Hear these words from our current director, Sandy Duncan, about Jean Schilawski: Jean was the first director/teacher at Greenwood Forest Children's Center. She was at GFCC for about 18 years before retiring, and then became the director of Christ the King Preschool for another 6 or 7 years. Jean did a wonderful job of getting GFCC started with a firm foundation in curriculum and age level goals. She ran a tight ship but was always ready for a good laugh and a joke. Jean's self-given nickname was "Mean Jean," and she proudly had this on her customized license plate. Jean was one of a kind and will be mis

GFCC -- A School Full of Smiles

Busy Bees Apples Leap Frogs Blue Puppies Orange Bears Yellow Puppies Super Stars Penguins Building Blocks Crayon Kids Yellow Bears Blue Bears On Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 2, the staff and teachers of GFCC were thrilled to welcome the new classes for the 2016-2017 school year. The children were smiling. The parents were smiling. The siblings were (mostly :-) smiling. The staff and teachers were smiling. Just think . . . all of these happy faces were on display, and we haven't even had our official first day of school. We can't wait to see what the year will hold as we all . . . "Put on a Happy Face!"

Sunshine Bags and Stayin' Alive at GFCC

This week at GFCC, our teachers have returned to their classrooms and are preparing for a great year. On Monday, the teachers and staff were welcomed back with a Bag of Sunshine from our director, Sandy Duncan. She is a very creative and talented lady, and she spoils us with all of her special touches and awesome treats. As the saying goes, Love is in the Details! We all LOVE you too, Sandy! On Tuesday, our staff had CPR training and also learned what to do if someone is choking. From the American Heart Association (AHA): Hard and fast: That's the rule to remember when compressing the chest during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The AHA recommends pressing a depth of at least two i

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