Early this afternoon, Teacher Clarice related to me the drama that happened in her Pre-K class yesterday. Apparently, she started teaching her boys (all of our Pre-K students were boys!) their song and dance presentation to their Moving Up (“Graduation”) this March. Teacher Clarice told them that in about a month, they’ll be saying goodbye to one another as the boys will be entering different schools for kindergarten.
Gymboree Sta. Rosa’s “big boys”!
All of them reacted with disbelief, bewilderment, and grief. They took turns in expressing how much they wanted to stay at Gymboree, and looking for ways and excuses to stay. Not long after, several of the boys started to cry. As in one of the boys started really sobbing, while the rest were crying silently, tears just rolling down on their cheeks. Teacher Clarice reported that my son Raviv was bravely fighting back tears. His eyes were red because he kept on dabbing on his eyes so no tear would fall. All Teacher Cla could do was tell the boys not to cry, because she herself was choking back tears. In fact, as she was narrating the events, I saw how misty-eyed she was.
I could understand why our Pre-K boys were sad like that. Almost all of them were transferred to Gymboree because they were not compatible with their previous schools. Many of them had a phobia of going to school, as in they did not want to go to school at all. Their parents reported that the children would cry everytime they were brought to school. So their parents pulled them out of their schools and discovered Gymboree.
I am glad to say that all of them stayed. Oh, their parents reported that they still cried—but this time, they would cry during typhoons when classes are suspended. In fact, some of them would go to Gymboree even during class suspensions and play on the Gymboree playfloor!
The Pre-K Class’s Science Experiment this morning
Despite this being our first year of operations, the teachers and staff of Gymboree Sta. Rosa are very happy that we are doing well. Of course, there are both hits and misses, but we sure are doing our best to bring out the best in our every student by making learning fun.
Actually, not just for our students but even the parents of our students!
Mommy Talk with the Gymboree Sta. Rosa Preschool Parents with Mommy Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan
As early as the last quarter of 2015, some parents have started inquiring about our preschool for SY 2016-17. There are a lot of different questions, such as how each class is conducted, who are the teachers, what do the students learn, etc. We do our best to describe our program, but we deem it better to present everything in a coherent and concise Parent Orientation. Moreover, it would be best if the children themselves experience Gymboree Preschool, even for just an hour or so.
And that is why Gymboree Play & Music Sta. Rosa is going to conduct its first ever GYMBOREE STA. ROSA PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE!
We invite all parents who are considering enrolling their children (must be 1.10-4.11 years old by June) to Gymboree Sta. Rosa Preschool to attend our Open House on February 27 (that’s a Saturday). This is your chance to get to know why children love going to Gymboree Preschool, who are the people behind Gymboree Sta. Rosa, check our award-winning and therapist-recommended playfloor, and many more.
And here’s another bonus: If you and your child attend our Open House and you reserve a slot for your child on the same day right after the Orientation, you automatically get up to 10% discount on your child’s annual tuition fee!
Slots are limited, so do drop by our center ASAP to reserve a slot for you and your child. More details will be given when you reserve.