The Monthly Bethel Buzz – May 2019

Another school year is almost at its end. We have so much enjoyed being with your children this year. Every minute has been filled with exciting adventures, lots of fun and tons of love. We hope that you and your child have had a wonderful experience here at Bethel. To those families who would like for your child to continue their journey with our preschool, please remember to register him or her for the next school year as soon as possible for spaces are filling up. To those families whose children will be graduating from Bethel, we wish you the best on your next stage of your educational journey. We know you will do awesome!
In the month of May, we like to celebrate some very special women in our lives. On Thursday May 2nd we would like to celebrate all the moms and mother figures in our lives. Each class will be hosting a Muffins for Mom event. Please join your child at 9:45 a.m. for a brief program presented by the class followed by a small reception in the classroom. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Bethel Baptist Preschool will be going on their annual Richmond Metro Zoo Field Trip on Tuesday May 7th at 9:45 a.m. This is such an exciting time for our students and families to explore the amazing world of wild animals in a safe environment. Additional information will be sent out separately pertaining to this event. Please be on the lookout for it in your child’s folders.
 
Our next Chick-Fil-A Night will be held on Wednesday May 15th at Chick-Fil-A in Westchester Commons. I would like to thank both church families and the preschool families for coming together to help support our preschool. This Wednesday will be our last Chick-Fil-A Night for the preschool for this school year. Let’s see if we can make it our best one yet! Come and join us for food and fun and don’t forget to stop by and spin the wheel for a chance to win prizes. I hope to see everyone there!
 
May Scholastic book orders will be due by May 14th. This will be our last chance to order books for this school year. With the summer months just around the corner, this is an amazing way to keep your children “learning” and engaged during this time. Help support the love for adventure, education, and imagination by purchasing a book from Scholastic.
 
Bethel Baptist Church is our biggest supporter of the preschool. They love the program and the children, families and staff within this preschool. On Sunday, May 19th during the 10:30 church service, the preschool will be recognized by the church. This is such a wonderful event for the preschool. The entire service is about the preschool and its students. The children will perform two songs for the congregation and their families followed by a “graduation” for the Pre-K classes. After the service a luncheon will be held in honor of the preschool. We look forward to seeing you on Preschool Recognition Sunday.
 
Our last day of preschool will be Wednesday, May 22nd. On Thursday, May 23rd there will be no school. Instead we would like to invite all the preschoolers and their families to join us for our annual school picnic. Please come at 10:30 a.m. and meet us out at the playground where we can talk and have lots of fun. Please be sure to wear sunscreen, bring your lunch and a drink. I will be providing a huge birthday cake to celebrate all my kids who have summer birthdays! We can’t wait to see you all there.
 
If you are wondering what to do with your children during summer vacation, look no further. Bethel Baptist Preschool will be hosting a camp this summer. Bethel Secret Spy Camp will be held from June 3rd – June 6th and is open to all preschoolers who are potty trained and will be three by September 30th. The camp is $90.00 and will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a lunch break. We will be sending out registration forms with additional information on it for your consideration. All registration forms must be turned in no later than May 23rd. We are so excited to be able to bring this fun filled camp to you and your child and look forward to seeing you there!
 
As always, thank you for sharing your children with us. It has been a privilege and an honor to help them grow into the young people they are today. Please have a wonderful and safe Summer Break and we hope to see you again in the Fall! To all my soon to be Kindergartners, we wish you the best in Kindergarten!
 
Carter Cosgrove
Bethel Preschool Director

Important Dates

5/2  Muffins for Mom 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Library; Lunch Bunch

5/7   Richmond Metro Zoo field trip 9:45 a.m.

5/9   Tornado Drill; Library; Lunch Bunch
 
5/14   Chapel @ 9:45 a.m.; Fire Drill; Scholastic Book Orders Due
 
5/15  Chick-Fil-A Night 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
5/16   Library; Lunch Bunch
 
5/19   Preschool Recognition Sunday 10:30 to 11:30 with Lunch following.
 
5/22   Last Day of Classes
 
5/23    NO SCHOOL; Class Picnics 10:30 a.m.