Sep
30
6:30 PM18:30

Parent Group Meeting

Want to help “behind the scenes”? Please join us for our First Parent Group Meeting of the school year! Monday, September 30, 6:30pm. This is a great way to meet other parents and help out the school. We meet periodically throughout the school year to discuss policies as questions arise, ways to support the preschool, volunteer needs, etc. Consider this our version of a small PTO type group. Even if you can’t attend, summaries of each meeting are available within a week after the meeting. Watch for a sign up to be posted near the preschool office.

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Oct
10
5:15 PM17:15

Windmill Farm Market Family Outing

A Great Start Preschool Family Outing to Windmill Farm Market

1454 E. St. Rt 73 (corner of St. Route 48 and 73) Springboro 45066

Thursday, October 10, 5:15pm

*Please arrive on time for check-in. Wagons will depart at 5:30!  Late arrivals may not be accommodated, so please arrive on time and check in with Christina for your hayride tickets near the front wooden play area!  Have you ever been to Windmill Farms? This is an adventure you won’t forget! A 30 minute (approx.) hayride will take you up and down hills, through the mud, and to the pumpkin patch where you climb out of the wagon and the kids get to pick their own pumpkin.  **This is a very bumpy (but fun) ride, and it is important that you follow the rules presented by the driver- such as keeping arms, legs, and heads inside the wagon. 

There are animals, a playground area and don’t forget to browse the country store!

 Cost:  $10.00 per child-all ages (Includes Hayride, Pumpkin, & Cookie)

& $7.00 per adult (Hayride & Cookie)

(Siblings and friends invited too!)

 Rain or shine!!  Permission form and fees are due by Sept 27 

(Sorry, no refunds after Sept. 27)

Download RSVP Form Here

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Oct
16
to Oct 18

Fall Pictures with Beth Phillips Photography

Fall Pictures with Beth Phillips Photography! Wednesday, October 16- Friday, October 18, during preschool hours. We are excited to have our preschool mom, Beth Phillips, back with her amazing talent! Watch for your child’s class assigned picture day to be posted in October. Individual and class photos will be taken. About 3 weeks after picture day, you will receive a secure link to view our school photos online, and order if you choose. Check out the super cute backdrop our Parent Group has picked!

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Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Decoy Art Center Family Fundraiser Event

Wednesday, November 13, 2020 from 6-8pm, we will have a fundraiser with Decoy Art Center!

Download Flyer here.

During this event, Projects are painted and then left for Decoy to fire in their studio. Firing is required and is food safe. Items will be returned to us for pick up 10-14 days after the event in labeled bags for easy distribution. 20% of sales will benefit AGSP! https://www.decoy-art.com/

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Dec
10
9:00 AM09:00

Tuition Payment Due *

*For those who have not already made their 4th payment (those who enrolled in July or later), payment 4 of 9 is due on December 10th. For those who made their first payment August 10th (and have already made 4 payments), there is no December payment due. Please see Christina if you have any questions.

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Dec
12
9:00 AM09:00

Winter Program

Winter Program (recital) for Tuesday/Thursday Smart Start and Little Learners Classes Thursday, December 12, at 9:30am for morning classes and 12:30pm for afternoon classes. Children should be dropped off to their classroom at normal time, and families should join us in the Sanctuary for our program to begin at 9:30/12:30. A brief reception with cookies will follow in the Community Room. More details to come closer to the date.

*Those in our Mon/Wed/Fri and 5 day classes, as well as Ms. Sally’s Tues/Thurs Preschool Plus classes and the MW & F Little Learners, will perform in the End of Year Program and Graduation on May 20th.

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Dec
12
10:30 AM10:30

City Barbeque Restuarant Fundraiser

Eat at City BBQ (Centerville) all day long on December 12, show them the flyer, and AGSP will get 25% of sales! This is a super easy fundraiser for our school! Dine in or carry out- pick up a meal for your work or for your family! Don’t forget to show the flyer when you pay. More details to come.

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Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Late Night Date Night

Back by popular demand, A Great Start Preschool has tentatively scheduled “Late Night Date Night” on Friday, December 13, 2019 and Friday, March 13, 2019, from 6-9pm, for a small fee. Your children will be cared for by our highly qualified staff while you enjoy a kid free evening- perhaps some dinner, a movie, or shopping! While you are enjoying some time to yourself, we will be eating dinner, doing a special art or craft project, and playing with friends. Siblings of all ages welcome! More information will be posted closer to the dates.

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Dec
23
to Jan 3

Winter Break AGSP Closed

A Great Start Preschool will be CLOSED Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 3, for Winter Break. There will be no classes or Extra-Curricular classes when AGSP is closed. Classes will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

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Jan
19
9:00 PM21:00

Fall Registration Begins Soon!

Registration for the September 2020-May 2021 school year will begin soon! Registration forms and dates of registration will be posted the week of January 20th. There are 3 rounds of registration:

Round 1- Registration Open to Currently Enrolled Families

Round 2- Previously Enrolled Families, Southminster Church Families, and Waiting List Families

Round 3- Registration Open to the Public

*Watch for more details to be posted during the week of January 20th!

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Mar
2
4:00 PM16:00

Family Outing @ Skateworld of Kettering

A Great Start Preschool

Family Outing @

Skateworld of Kettering

1601 E David Rd, Kettering, OH 45429

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

4:00-6:00pm

Cost is $4.00 per skater (includes admission, free skate rental, and soft play)

Please RSVP by February 21st  

 Everyone is invited to attend! Siblings and friends may come as well!

This is a Private Event for AGSP, and the facility is closed to the public.

(An adult must accompany your child at all times during this event)

**Concessions will be open.  All you can eat pizza for $5.50 per person! 

A limited number of“Skate Mates” can be rented for $5 each**

*RSVP Form will be published closer to the event

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Mar
9
to Mar 10

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10 from 8am-5pm. Watch for sign up sheets to be posted in February, and sign up for a 15 minute conference with your child’s teacher on their corresponding work day. There will be no Preschool or Kindergarten Classes on either conference day.

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Late Night Date Night

Back by popular demand, A Great Start Preschool has tentatively scheduled “Late Night Date Night” on Friday, December 13, 2019 and Friday, March 13, 2019, from 6-9pm, for a small fee. Your children will be cared for by our highly qualified staff while you enjoy a kid free evening- perhaps some dinner, a movie, or shopping! While you are enjoying some time to yourself, we will be eating dinner, doing a special art or craft project, and playing with friends. Siblings of all ages welcome! More information will be posted closer to the dates.

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Mar
27
to Apr 3

Spring Break AGSP Closed

A Great Start Preschool will be closed for Spring Break Friday, March 27 - Friday, April 3, 2020. Classes will resume on Monday, April 6, 2020. There will be no classes, including Extra-Curricular Classes, when AGSP is closed.

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Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

Annual Consignment Sale Fundraiser!

A Great Start Preschool’s Annual Consignment Sale Fundraiser, Saturday, April 18, 2020. This event is open to the public! Sign up beginning in January to sell your gently used and new infant, children’s, junior’s, and maternity items, toys, costumes, and some household items too. A Great Start Preschool receives 30% of the selling price, and the consignor receives 70%. We need over 100 volunteer slots to be filled in order to make this event a success! Volunteer sign ups will be posted in March, and volunteers are needed April 13th-April 24th, during preschool and evening hours, as well as sale day. More details will be posted in January.

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May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Last "regular" day of school for MWF Classes

Monday, May 18, 2020 will be the last “regular'“ day of school for Mon/Wed/Fri classes, including MW Little Learners. On Wednesday, May 20, we will have our End of Year Program and Graduation*, and Thursday, May 21 will be our End of Year Celebration Carnival for all students. There are no classes on Friday, May 22.

*Only those students in our Mon/Wed Little Learners, Fri Little Learners, MWF Smart Start, ALL Preschool Plus including Tues/Thurs and 5 day Preschool Plus, ALL KinderStart, and Kindergarten will participate in the End of Year Program. The Tues/Thurs Smart Start and Little Learners classes participate in a Winter Program in December.

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Last "regular" day of school for Tues/Thurs and 5 day Classes

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 will be the last “regular'“ day of school for Tuesday/Thursday and 5 Day Classes. On Wednesday, May 20, we will have our End of Year Program and Graduation*, and Thursday, May 21 will be our End of Year Celebration Carnival for all students. There are no classes on Friday, May 22.

*Only those students in our Mon/Wed Little Learners, Fri Little Learners, MWF Smart Start, ALL Preschool Plus including Tues/Thurs and 5 day Preschool Plus, ALL KinderStart, and Kindergarten will participate in the End of Year Program. The Tues/Thurs Smart Start and Little Learners classes participate in a Winter Program in December.

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May
20
9:00 AM09:00

End of Year Program and Graduation

End of Year Program and Graduation (recital) for all Monday/Wednesday/Friday Classes, all 5 day classes, Ms. Sally’s Tuesday/Thursday Preschool Plus, and MW & F Little Learners will be on Wednesday, May 20, at 9:30am for morning classes and 12:30pm for afternoon classes. Children should be dropped off to their classroom at normal time, and families should join us in the Sanctuary for our program to begin at 9:30/12:30. A reception with cookies will follow in the Christian Fellowship Center (Preschool Gym). More details to come closer to the date.

*Those in our Tues/Thurs Smart Start and Little Learners Classes perform in the Winter Program held in December.

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Sep
4
9:00 AM09:00

First Day of School Family Orientation

First Day of School Family Orientation for all Mon/Wed/Fri and 5 day Classes, including MW and F Little Learners. Tuesday, September 3, 9-10am for morning classes and 12-1pm for afternoon classes. A parent (or another adult) should plan to stay with their child, for the first 20-30 minutes, and then join me in the Sanctuary for a parent meeting. We will dismiss at 10am/1pm.

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Sep
3
9:00 AM09:00

First Day of School Family Orientation

First Day of School Family Orientation for all Tues/Thurs Classes. Tuesday, September 3, 9-10am for morning classes and 12-1pm for afternoon classes. A parent (or another adult) should plan to stay with their child, for the first 20-30 minutes, and then join me in the Sanctuary for a parent meeting. We will dismiss at 10am/1pm.

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May
23
11:00 AM11:00

End of Year Celebration Carnival!

Join us for our End of Year Celebration Carnival- rain or shine!  This event will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 11am-2pm (come and go anytime during those times!).  We will have special games, vendors, food, and prizes.  Parents (or another adult) must attend with your child.  This is a family friendly event- siblings, family, and friends welcome!  There will be no regular classes, as our teachers will be working the carnival.  This is our official last day before Summer Break, as there are no classes on Friday, May 24. We hope to be outside, but have provisions to move indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate. Download RSVP Form (Due May 15th)

2 Food Trucks! Good Golly Miss Molly’s Food Bus MENU AND Rock Stop-N-Roll Food Truck MENU

Skull Dollz Face Painting https://www.facebook.com/pg/skulldollz/

Ninjobstacles https://ninjobstacles.com/ Print Ninjobstacles Waiver

Olohana’s Polynesian Dance https://www.facebook.com/olohanapolydance/

Game Truck https://www.gametruckparty.com/dayton

Bounce a roo Dayton https://www.facebook.com/daytonbouncearoo/ Print Bounce a roo Waiver

Soccer Shots https://www.soccershots.org/miamivalley/

Ultimate Leadership Martial Arts https://www.ulmahq.com/

Dayton Parent Magazine https://daytonparentmagazine.com/

Goldfish Swim School https://www.goldfishswimschool.com/

Carnival Games, Photo Booth, and more!

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May
22
9:30 AM09:30

End of Year Program and Graduation

MWF Classes (including Mon/Wed and Friday Little Learners), MWF Smart Start, all KinderStart, Kindergarten, and all Preschool Plus Classes (including Ms. Sally's Tues/Thurs Preschool Plus Classes) will perform in an End of the Year Program and Graduation on Wednesday, May 22 (9:30am for morning classes and 12:30pm for afternoon classes).

** The Tues/Thurs Little Learners and Smart Start Classes perform in the Winter Program Recital in December.**

More details about each of these programs will be sent home closer to the dates. 

Download RSVP Form (due May 15th)

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May
21
9:00 AM09:00

Last "Regular Session Day" for TR and 5 Day Classes (see details)

The last "Regular Session Day" for Mon/Wed/Fri Classes will be on Monday, May 20th (9-11:20, 12:00-2:20).  The last "Regular Session Day" for Tues/Thurs and 5 Day Classes will be on Tuesday, May 21st (9-11:20, 12:00-2:20, 12:00-3:00 Kindergarten).  Don't say goodbye yet- there are still 2 more special events this week!

On Wednesday, May 22, we have our End of Year Program and Graduation for all MW & F Little Learners, MWF Smart Start, All Preschool Plus, All KinderStart, and Kindergarten Classes (more details to come).

On Thursday, May 23, we will have our End of Year Celebration Carnival for all students from 11am-2pm (more details to come).

There are no classes on Friday, May 24, 2019. 

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May
20
9:00 AM09:00

Last "Regular Session Days" for MWF (see details)

The last "Regular Session Day" for Mon/Wed/Fri Classes will be on Monday, May 20th (9-11:20, 12:00-2:20).  The last "Regular Session Day" for Tues/Thurs and 5 Day Classes will be on Tuesday, May 21st (9-11:20, 12:00-2:20, 12:00-3:00 Kindergarten).  Don't say goodbye yet- there are still 2 more special events this week!

On Wednesday, May 22, we have our End of Year Program and Graduation for all MW & F Little Learners, MWF Smart Start, All Preschool Plus, All KinderStart, and Kindergarten Classes (more details to come).

On Thursday, May 23, we will have our End of Year Celebration Carnival for all students from 11am-2pm (more details to come).

There are no classes on Friday, May 24, 2019. 

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May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Late Night Date Night

Download RSVP Form here (Due by May 1st)

Late Night Date Night At A Great Start Preschool

Friday, May 10th, 2019 6pm-10pm

A combination of Preschool Teachers and Youth Helpers will care for your children.  

The night will consist of free play, a pizza dinner, and we may end the night with a short movie.  Please return this form and fees due to the Preschool office by May 1st to reserve a spot for your children.

Pajama night!  Your children can come dressed in their pajamas, and may bring a small pillow or stuffed toy.  Please bring a bag with any diapering necessities, and don’t forget bottles and baby food as necessary.  This event is open to kids of all ages- AGSP enrollees, siblings, and friends! (Please keep in mind that you must provide your own nursery provisions, as we do not have infant equipment). 

Please RSVP by May 1st

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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Annual Consignment Sale Fundraiser

A Great Start Preschool's 15th Annual Consignment Sale Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 9am-2pm. This event is open to the public!  Infant, Children's, Maternity Items, toys, children's games, some household items will be sold.  AGSP will receive 30% of the selling price of items sold!  For more information about selling, donating, or volunteering, please email aGreatStart@aol.com.  More information will be sent home with students in January. 

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Mar
12
8:30 AM08:30

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, March 11 or Tuesday, March 12 (depending on your teacher's schedule).  Watch for sign ups to be posted closer to the date. We hope every parent will sign up to meet with their child's teacher for a 15 minute conference.  Phone conferences can be scheduled if it is not feasible to meet in person. 

There will be no Preschool or Kindergarten Classes in session on March 11 or March 12.  Watch closer to the date regarding any changes in the Extra-Curricular Class schedule. 

*Kindergarten Conferences March 11, Kindergarten In-service date March 12*

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Mar
11
8:00 AM08:00

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, March 11 or Tuesday, March 12 (depending on your teacher's schedule).  Watch for sign ups to be posted closer to the date. We hope every parent will sign up to meet with their child's teacher for a 15 minute conference.  Phone conferences can be scheduled if it is not feasible to meet in person. 

There will be no Preschool or Kindergarten Classes in session on March 11 or March 12.  Watch closer to the date regarding any changes in the Extra-Curricular Class schedule. 

*Kindergarten Conferences March 11, Kindergarten In-service date March 12*

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Jan
29
5:00 PM17:00

Family Outing @ Run Around Fun Town

A Great Start Preschool is going to Run Around Fun Town!  Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 5-8pm.  Cost is $6.00 per person admission. Concession stands will be open for purchase. This is a private event for our school, and limited to 200.  RSVP by January 16th.  Download RSVP form.

http://www.runaroundfuntownxl.com/

Run Around Fun Town 4401 Lyons Road Miamisburg, Ohio 45342

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Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Monday, January 28, 2019

 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Woodbourne Library- Community Room

Annual Community Event hosted by the Washington-Centerville Public Library.

How can you help prepare your child for school? A panel of local kindergarten teachers will share advice on ways to get your soon-to-be kindergarten student ready for the beginning of the school year. For Adults Only. 

Event Type(s): Programs

Age Group(s): Adults

Jamie Battaglia

(937) 433-8091 ext. 3

cvjuve@wcpl.lib.oh.us

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Late Night Date Night

A Great Start Preschool staff and youth helpers will provide care for our preschoolers and their siblings on Friday, January 25, 2019, from 6-10pm! This is a great opportunity for respite for parents, to go on a “date”, go to the grocery sans kids, or just enjoy a quieter, child-free evening. Dinner and activities provided. Please see RSVP form for more details.

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Dec
24
to Jan 4

AGSP Closed

A Great Start Preschool will be CLOSED Monday, December 24 through Friday, January 4 for Winter Break.  Classes and extra-curricular classes will resume as scheduled beginning Monday, January 7, 2019.

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Dec
10
9:00 AM09:00

Tuition Payment Due *

For those who made their first tuition payment in August, 4 of 9 payments have already been received and a December payment is not needed.  For those who enrolled in July or later, December 10th is the 4th tuition payment.  *Please see Christina if you have any questions about payments. 

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