The Golden Pond School

The Golden Pond School

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My kids are 12/13/15 now but whenever we are anywhere near Golden Pond....we have to do a drive by! Every time!!!
This is Karen-Ryan’s wife. I received the email from the school regarding the generous offering to refund tuition back to the parents of enrolled students. Although I am appreciative of the generous offer, I would rather pool my refund and give to my kids’ teachers to continue the virtual education for this school year. I have been overwhelmingly impressed with the proactive nature our teachers have taken in making sure to provide challenging curriculum. They have adapted fast and my kids are responding amazingly. I would prefer to have my kids attend in person but see so much value in continuing in a virtual means vs. not at all. I am happy to coordinate with anyone else who would also like to explore ways to support our teachers in this very difficult time. The Golden Pond School
Hi Golden Pond Families! Curious if anyone has found a good camp for their Pre-K Kiddos for the upcoming Nov 4-5 holiday. Thanks in advance.
Five years ago, after being a Golden Pond parent for 9 years, I started to entertain the idea of returning to the classroom. When the opportunity arose, the decision was easy. Golden Pond had become a second home to my four children, and now it would become mine. No two of my kids are exactly the same, but this magical place supported, educated, and enriched them all. I look at their years on “The Pond” as a gift, and am happy to be paying it forward to so many new families. Here’s to another great school year!
This will be our family’s 6th (and likely last!) year at Golden Pond. All three of my kids have gone here. My eldest did Kindergarten Enrichment while my middle did the 3s class and 4s class. My youngest did the 3s and 3.5/Explorers class and is now in the Jr Kindergarten extended class. GPS is PHENOMENAL. I am emotional just writing this because no words could truly describe how lucky our family has been to be a part of this amazing school. The teachers, admin, staff and families are incredible. For those families of kids with allergies (mine have airborne nut allergies), your child is safe! For all kids in general, your child is not only safe but loved, nurtured and encouraged. I am so grateful to Golden Pond School for inspiring my children to love to learn. Thank you!
Golden Pond has been tremendous in teaching and developing my oldest daughter. I look forward to sending my other daughter and son to Golden Pond in the future.
This was one happy kindergartener this morning ❤️🍎 The Golden Pond School
The JrK bears want to wish their beloved Abbey Leigh Robison the happiest of birthdays! Thank you for everything you do Mrs. Robison for the kids, they all LOVE you! 🐻 ❤️🎂
We are looking forward to a great event with our Golden Pond families!
I just love Golden Pond’s Thanksgiving celebrations! Thank you for allowing us parents to be part of such sweet event. My son has been attending since he was a baby, so I guess it is part of our Thanksgiving traditions by now! ❤️
Golden Pond - you have a special place in our hearts. Today, we said goodbye to our home away from home - a place that has helped us nurture 3 children through preschool for the past 11 years. You have helped shape their little minds, groom them into smart, inquisitive, kind beings and instill in them a love of learning. I am in denial that we will no longer walk the halls of this special school and see the smiling teachers greet us with nice words and big hugs. To our teachers (those who are no longer there and the ones who still grace this school with their presence) - there are no words to express our gratitude for blessing our children's lives with your warmth, kindness, and passion for teaching. You are beautiful souls...we love you and will miss you. THANK YOU for all you have done for my family and all the other families who have been lucky enough to call this place their school!

GPS is an accredited private Preschool, Kindergarten, After School Enrichment & Summer Camp for ages 2-9, 7am-6pm with Part-Time and Full-Day options.

Golden Pond School specializes in early childhood education, offering a variety of part-time preschool programs and a full day kindergarten course. This school also offers a kindergarten enrichment program for children attending public schools. The curriculum involves introductory academics and Spanish. Children also engage in music and arts activities. Enrollment information is available on its website

Mission: To educate the whole child in a developmentally appropriate manner using brain based principles through an integrated curriculum.

Breakfast just got a little bit more fun! Learn letters and sight words with pancakes! 🥞

Tip: keep the heat low, use a squeeze bottle, write the letters backwards in the pan to get the color just right

We sure do miss seeing our students on stage tonight at Spring Sing. Enjoy this little butterfly and her beautiful voice!

Go on a Rainbow Scavenger Hunt today in your house and show us what you find! ROYGBIV

Ahoy matey! These sweet students made tinfoil boats and then used a straw to see how wind moved the boat. They then added coins to the boat to see if more weight made it easier or harder to blow around showing how wind can be used as energy! You can make this at home too!

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March 27, 2020

Story time with Mrs. Kinstle!

https://youtu.be/wSxm5qbdIWM

Thank you for sending us photos of your children - they brighten our days! We miss the laughter in the halls, the smiles at circle time and the little hands in ours.

Make an easy bird feeder today!

- Cover a toilet paper roll with peanut or sun butter.
- Roll it in seeds or cheerios.
- Tie a string around the feeder and hang it in a tree!

Hora del cuento con la Señora Avilés!

Hora del cuento con la Señora Avilés!

Alumni story time! Great job - we are so proud of you! Keep reading!

Mrs. Gulosh knows a fun song about triangles! Can you find triangles in your house?

A 3-sided triangle is easy to make!
Slide down, across, and up and you’ve made the shape!
Find the triangles, just look and see!
A pizza slice, a flag, and a sailboat on the sea.

Learn a magic trick with a GPS Alumni!

Learn a magic trick with a GPS Alumni!

Cool moves while counting by 2's with Mrs. Kareem!

Cool moves while counting by 2's with Mrs. Kareem!

Did you know that oviparous animals reproduce by laying eggs? Make your own frog eggs with Mrs. Robison!

Mrs. Nowlin, After School Enrichment Lead Teacher, says it's your turn to be an Inventor! Invention is something new that has a purpose. A pulley system for your staircase? A new way to hold snacks? Check out this two-story home for Beanie Boos!

Step 1:
Think (what would you invent)

Step 2.
Plan (make a blue print)

Step 3.
Build it (find all your materials and get started)

Step 4.
Share your idea (with a sibling or a pet)

Step 5.
Publish (present to your parents)

ABC Pattern!

Mrs. Young and her daughter, a GPS Alumni, show us how to make an ABC pattern from items found on their family nature walk. What can you make?!

It’s snack time - try some Apple nachos!

Creating a self-portrait improves a child's hand and eye coordination, finger muscles plus observation and focusing skills. Look at these beautiful drawings from Alex & Emma! Great job! 🖍👂👀

Story time with Mrs. Shah!

Story time with Mrs. Shah!

We've got spirit yes we do, we've STILL got spirit - how about you?! Post your Virtual GPS Spirit Day photos below!

GPS is so very proud of our students for the kindness they are putting into the world. Letters to veterans, baking muffins for friends..tell us the thoughtful things your family is doing?

Story time with Mrs. Greenberg!

Story time with Mrs. Greenberg!

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Cloud Experiment

Start your day with a precipitation and condensation experiment with Mrs. Gulosh! Check the comments for a non-fiction story about raindrops. For the experiment you will need:

- A clear glass of water
- Shaving cream
- Food coloring

https://youtu.be/XlUVsURqtHQ

Story time with Mrs. Janice Manthe’!

Grab a ball and skip count as you throw, bounce or catch! 2-4-6-8 - our parents are doing really great!

Practice fine motor skills with a strainer, pipe cleaners and pretzels! Have fun!

Preschoolers are very helpful in the kitchen!
2 year-olds
- Shake in a closed container
- Scrub fruits and vegetables
- Carry unbreakable items
- Break bread into pieces
- Dip foods

3 year-olds
- Throw away items into trash
- Wash and tear salad greens
- Spread butter
- Knead dough
- Set the table
- Mix batter

4 year-olds
- Peel fruits and vegetables
- Cut soft foods with a plastic knife
- Measure dry ingredients
- Serve food
- Crack and beat eggs

Grab your markers and go on a Color Tally Hunt with Mrs. LaBillois after an artistic story time!

Try This At Home!

The Kindergarten class has been studying Jack and the Beanstalk. Here is one special kid making his own Jack parachute with items found around the house! Try this at home!

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Story time with Mrs. Sestak!

https://youtu.be/-aH-zNS0rgc

Make a stained glass puzzle with craft items you have at home!

Find your blocks and create a racetrack for your cars! You can also make a garage with a shoe box, plastic cups and some glue!

Driveway Chalk!

A driveway chalk activity from a GPS alumni!

Alumni story time!

It's Fancy Friday! Put out your candles and flowers for snack time just like Mrs. Young and Mrs. Kim do every Friday!

Story time with Mrs. Robison!

Story time with Mrs. Robison!

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Hora del cuento con la Señora Avilés!
Learn a magic trick with a GPS Alumni!
Cool moves while counting by 2's with Mrs. Kareem!

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43940 Farmwell Hunt Plz
Ashburn, VA
20147

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Monday 07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00
Thursday 07:00 - 18:00
Friday 07:00 - 18:00
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