59 Grand Boulevard • Scarsdale, NY 10583 • 914-472-4777

welcome to creative playtime

Welcome! Creative Playtime is a community program of Grace Lutheran Church. Children of all religious and ethnic backgrounds are welcome to our school. Creative Playtime provides half-day sessions for children ages 2 to 4 years old, as well as a Lunch Bunch hour and Extended-Day options.

We are a New York State Licensed facility in a residential neighborhood, with cheerful, large, air-conditioned classrooms and a fenced, safe outdoor playground. Our curriculum is developmental and age-appropriate, promoting growth, social skills, language and self-esteem, and of course, providing lots of fun and creativity in the process! Our nurturing and caring staff is professional and qualified, and participate in on-going training in the field of early education.

Browse our website for more information, or better yet, schedule an appointment for a tour of our school! We are looking forward to meeting you and your children!

Begins Wednesday 11/30/16 
Registration will be open until all spots are filled    
Saturday Dec. 3rd 9:00am-12:00pm
59 Grand Blvd Scarsdale, NY 10583




Dear Parents,

I first want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their help with our wonderful fundraiser. Thank so much for obtaining all the terrific donations, for buying raffle tickets, and for coming out to Lake Isle in support of Creative Playtime. It was a great night…a big success and we couldn’t have done it without you. Our Fundraising Committee consisting of Deb Ryba, Lindsay Harvey, Michelle Ciabotti, Heather Barker, Tara Denning, Jen Pagliarulo, Carolyn Giannelli, Kyla Murphy, Suzy Cerbone, and Dorothy Leone…went above and beyond to make it such a fun and special night and I am very grateful for all they’ve done. It was truly an amazing evening.

May is here and with it comes the realization that our school year is coming to a close. It’s been a fun and busy year. We’re sad to see our 4’s moving on but we know they’ll do well in kindergarten and we look forward to camp and a fun summer season.

The last day of school for our Tues/Thurs children in the 2’s & 3’s is Tuesday May 30 th . For Mon/Wed/Fri children it is Wednesday May 31 st (for 2’s & 3’s, last day party information check your classroom’s individual newsletters). The last day for the Extended Day #1 (11:30-2:45pm) is Wednesday May 31 st . The last day for the Extended Day #2 (2:45-4:00pm) is Tuesday May 30 th .

Graduation for the 4’s will take place on Thursday June 1 st upstairs in the church. It will begin at 9:30am for the morning children (please make sure to go upstairs and save a seat) and at 12:45pm for our afternoon children. There will be a reception for the children, families, and friends following the ceremony in the Social Hall adjacent to the church. Congratulations Graduates!!

Camp begins on Monday June 5 th and runs through Friday July 28 th (for 3’s) and August 11 th (for 4’s & 5’s). Camp is from 9-12pm and parents may choose either 3 or 5 days a week to attend. If you need a registration form, just let me know. Enrollment packets for the 2017-2018 school year will be mailed out by the beginning of July. They will include the school calendar, medical form, information forms for parents to fill out, information from teachers, parent handbook, ease-in schedules for each class, information/registration forms for enrichment programs (yoga, dance, soccer, violin, drama, and literacy. If you have any questions at all, I will be here for most of the summer and you can always email me as well. It’s been a wonderful year. It’s always bittersweet when it ends as we have enjoyed so much getting to know all the children and their families. Time just flies by so fast. Thank you for making our school year such an enjoyable one. Have a fun and relaxing summer.

Some Upcoming Events:

Community Garden: thank you to those who volunteered to put our raised beds together for our garden. We will meet on Monday May 15 th & Tuesday May 16 th (at 9:00am & 12:15pm…after drop-off) out by the parking lot to get them set up.

Japanese Children’s Day: The children will celebrate Japanese Children’s Day on Wednesday May 17 th & Thursday May 18 th with some Japanese treats and books.

**If you weren’t able to make the fundraiser, you can still support Creative Playtime by going to Skinny Buddha (by the Scarsdale Train Station and Dunkin Donuts) through May and they will give 20% back to the school. They have great smoothies and healthy lunches. Also Garth Rd Inn will give 5% back to the school through July. Kids eat free on Wednesdays. Be sure to tell them you are with Creative Playtime. Submit your receipt to Deb Ryba at: nurishnetwork@gmail.com or put in Elliott Ryba’s mailbox. Thanks Deb….and thanks parents for your continued support.


Gigi Aronoff


Registration for new families begin November 30, 2016
© Creative Playtime 2010
Gigi Aronoff, Director • 59 Grand Boulevard • Scarsdale, NY 10583 • 914-472-4777 • info@creativeplaytimescarsdale.org