The Monthly Bethel Buzz – November 2017

October is coming to an end while November is just on the horizon. We have so much to do and so little time to do it in but the kids will be troopers and carry on like champs. With November, ends the excitement from Halloween and begins the excitement for the upcoming Holidays. November is the time for being Thankful for what we have which can be an abstract thought for children at this age. We will be focusing on this important concept this month.

I would like to say thank you to all of the families who helped make the Preschool’s 4th Annual Yard Sale such a success. The preschool raised $345.75. This money will go toward the Preschool Scholarship Fund. Way to go Bethel! Parents, please be aware that Bethel Preschool follows the Chesterfield County School Systems Calendar. The preschool will be closed on Monday November 6th and Tuesday November 7th for Elections. If you have the chance, take your preschooler to vote with you. Their minds are like sponges and are open to new experiences. Let your child see what elections are all about even if they don’t understand in full. This is an amazing learning opportunity for them. Another huge thank you is in order. Our Chick-Fil-A Night which was held Wednesday October 18th at Chick-Fil-A in Westchester Commons was a huge success. Both church families and the preschool families came together to try and help the preschool reach our goal which we were just shy of. This is such an amazing fundraiser for the preschool. The preschool receives a percentage of the food sales which will be put into our scholarship fund. Our Chick Fil-A Night for November will be held on Wednesday November 16th from 5:00p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Let’s see if we can reach our goal! Come and show your support by having dinner at Chick-Fil-A. Remember to say you’re there for Spirit Night so Bethel can receive the credit and don’t forget to stop by and spin the wheel for a chance to win prizes.

Bethel Preschool’s Picture Day went off with a bang. All the children looked handsome and beautiful dressed in their finest. Photographer Michelle Proctor of Michelle Proctor Photography has all of the school pictures up and live on her
 (contact us for the password). Please place your orders today! Michelle even offers specialty items that would be perfect for the holidays.

By ordering books for your child not only are you encouraging learning and reading but you are earning free books for your teachers and their classrooms to be shared by all. Reading is one of the most rewarding gifts to a child. November Scholastic book orders will be due by November 16th to ensure delivery in time for the Holidays. Please take a look and begin that love of reading with your family. A reminder to all that the Preschool Outreach Program items are due this month. Operation Christmas Child items are due November 9th and Powhatan Christmas Mother items are due by November 16th. This is a great way to teach your child how to do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Thank you for those who have already sent in items. The preschool has filled two shoeboxes for children of the Operation Christmas Child and one box with items asked for by the Powhatan Christmas Mother. Keep up the good work!

Carter Cosgrove
Bethel Preschool Director