4:00 open / silent auction begins
4:15 '70s dress-up station opens
4:30 balloons and face painting
6:15 other kids' entertainment event [TBD]
6:45 silent auction items--tangible items and services--close
6:50 silent auction items--restaurants/hotels/experiences--close
6:55 silent auction items--"our own"--close
7:00 end of silent auction (remaining categories?) / live auction of "made by our kids" items begins
7:15 raffle winners selected
7:20 dancing to DJ Michael Swearingen
7:30 check-out (pick up won items and receive payment) begins
8:30 end of event; clean-up
(includes dinner, drinks, dancing and entertainment)
Pre-sales - $35/adult and $15/child
At the door - $40/adult and $20/child
1st prize is three-$300 gift certificates to wonderful SF restaurants--Incanto, Greens, and Gary Danko
for tickets contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415)664-3005
**Please purchase tickets as soon as possible so we can order food accordingly. Thank you.**
We hope to see you there.
When & Where
Gates and Bridges Preschool
We seek to balance ingredients of a variety of early childhood education philosophies into an exemplary program. We believe that children need many opportunities to play, experience, explore, discover and practice in a safe, child-centered environment. We respect the child's need for both nurturing and independence, quiet and active play, time alone and in group endeavors. We aim to meet these needs by providing opportunities for the children to participate in a variety of activities.
We care for only 16 children with a ratio of one teacher to eight, allowing opportunities for small groupings and individual attention. Our daily program includes language arts, dramatic play, art, music, tactile and sensory exploration, science/math, cooperative games, outdoor play, organized group times meals together, and a rest/nap period. There are opportunities for both structured and spontaneous activities inside and outside. We offer a planned, yet flexible, curriculum geared to the children's common interests and growing competencies. Morning and afternoon programs are often centered around themes and interest topics. Much of the curriculum emerges out of play episodes, books, experiences and conversations that the children share with their teachers and each other. Teachers also encourage each child to pursue spontaneous and individual interests.
On a daily basis, there are structured events such as listening to stories, group singing, cooperative games or dramatic activities during "gathering time" and arts/craft, cooking or science projects. There is also time for a choice of child-initiated indoor and outdoor activities including materials for tactile and sensory explorations, puzzles, games, construction toys, dramatic play, sand and water play, riding tricycles and "sports". Our weekly program includes times for "Show and Tell," a music and movement class directed by a specialist, Soccer Shots and every week we also go to a Tang Soo Do class. Field trips are scheduled throughout the year to take advantage of special events and local destinations. Fees for non-optional program enrichment activities (i.e. Tang Soo Do, Soccer Shots, or other regular instructional specialist) are to be charged as a separate line item in the monthly tuition statement in addition to the monthly tuition. Additional fees for special events or special field trips may also be charged and billed separately on the monthly tuition statement.
Providing consistency and continuity within the children's peers, the staff, and the routine are important features of our program. Through their interactions with each other, children develop the social skills that enable them to function well in a group setting. The children develop listening and sharing skills, respect for each other and learn to solve conflicts, with teacher guidance. The small group size and maintenance of peer groups through the year provide the ideal environment for continued development of these skills. In addition, they learn to follow prescribed routines and acceptable modes of behavior during structured activities such as circle time, meals and rest period.