The Monthly Bethel Buzz – April 2019

Spring has sprung and with it comes warmer weather, April showers, longer days, budding flowers and trees and of course allergies!  April is always an exciting time for the preschool. The children will begin to learn about the season and what it brings with it. The life cycles of animals, insects and plants will be studied. Students will learn ways to take care of their environment and celebrate Earth Day. Our Pre-K class will also be getting ready for Kindergarten Registration which will be held at all Elementary Schools on Thursday, April 11th. And of course, the biggest thing in April is EASTER! April is a very busy month for everyone here at Bethel!
Please note that the Preschool will be closed for the week of April 1st through the 5th in observance of Spring Break.   We will see you back on Monday, April 8th.
 
This year, I have a very special surprise for our classes. I always like to do a lifecycle experiment with the children so this year we will be planting our very own vegetable garden. The school has been gifted a clear garden boxes to plant carrots and green beans in. As the plants root and sprout the children will be able to watch each step through the clear box! If my plan works, the children may be more interested in eating their vegetables after seeing them grow!
 
I would like to remind all parents of those children who are rising Kindergartners that Kindergarten Registration will take place on Thursday April 11th. Please be on the lookout in the mail for a postcard from your school district. The post card will tell you which school to register your child in, the times you may come to register and what items you may need to bring with you at time of registration. The preschool will still be open on that Thursday with the understanding that children in the Pre-K class will be coming and going due to their registration times.
 
Our next Chick-Fil-A Night will be held on Wednesday April 17th 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. 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!
 
All classes will be learning about the true meaning of Easter this month.  Each class will hold their own individual party on Thursday April 18th in their classrooms. Along with the party, each class will have their own Easter Egg Hunt on sectioned off parts of the Bethel Grounds. Please be on the lookout for additional information from your teacher.
 
April Scholastic book orders will be due by April 25th. Every time a book order is placed through Scholastic, the preschool earns a free book for the classroom. Children love books because they can transport them anywhere, to any time or place. It becomes a magical exciting adventure for them. Help support that love for adventure, education, and imagination. Purchase a book from Scholastic.
 
As always, thank you for sharing your children with us. It is a privilege and an honor to help them grow into the young people they are to be. Please have a wonderful and safe Easter Break and we will see you when we get back!
 
Carter Cosgrove Bethel Preschool Director

Important Dates

4/1-4/5   Spring Break- SCHOOL CLOSED 4/9   Chapel @ 9:45 a.m.; Fire Drill 4/11   Library; Tornado Drill; Lunch Bunch; KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 4/17   Chick-Fil-A Night 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 4/18   Library; Easter Parties; Lunch Bunch 4/25  Library;  Lunch Bunch; Scholastic Orders Due 4/30  Music