The Monthly Bethel Buzz – March 2019

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!
As the children are making strides into their next level of schooling I hope you are too by getting your children registered for the next school year. Our enrollment for the 2019/2020 School year opened to you on February 1st and to the public on February 15th.  I hope you will take advantage of the $10.00 discount on the registration fee by registering your child before March 22nd. Spots are filling up fast and now that it is open to the public, our enrollment will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please be sure to sign up as soon as possible to not lose your space. If you know of any families looking for a preschool, please be sure to let them know about Bethel.
 
Bethel always likes to do something special to honor our parents to let them know how much we love and appreciate them. On Thursday March 7th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. the preschool will be hosting our annual Dads’ Night! All dads and father figures are invited to come and join us in your child’s classroom for a small program followed by crafts, food and fun! We hope you will come!
 
The Pre-K Class will be taking a field trip to Flat Rock Elementary School via a Powhatan School Bus on Wednesday, March 20th. The students will have the opportunity to meet the Principal and Assistant Principal, take a tour of the school and to observe and participate in a Kindergarten classroom. What a great experience to help ease the transition from Preschool to Kindergarten!
 
Our next Chick-Fil-A Night will be held on Wednesday March 20th  at Chick-Fil-A in Westchester Commons. It is so nice to see both church families and the preschool families come together to help support our preschool. Just a reminder that the preschool must be able to make over $300.00 in food sales to continue doing the fundraiser each month so be sure when ordering to tell them it is for Spirit Night! Don’t forget to stop by and spin the wheel for a chance to win prizes. I hope to see everyone there!
 
I know how much you love to have pictures of your children. I am so happy to announce we will be doing Spring Pictures this month. Michelle Proctor of Michelle Proctor Photography will be here on Thursday, March 21st to take your child’s pictures! Additional information will be sent home the week before pictures so please keep a lookout for it.
 
I would like to thank all of you who have supported the preschool by purchasing books from Scholastics. 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.  Because of your help, the preschool has earned so many new books that are free to the school. Thank you for your support. Reading is one of the most rewarding gifts to a child. March Scholastic book orders will be due by March 21st.
 
Please be aware that Chesterfield County Public Schools and Powhatan County Public Schools are doing things a bit different this year. Spring Break will take place the first week of April. Bethel Baptist Preschool will be closed from April 1st through April 5th to coincide with the public schools. I hope everyone will have a wonderful time on their time off!
 
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 Spring Break and we will see you when we get back!
 
Carter Cosgrove
Bethel Preschool Director

Important Dates at a Glance

3/5   Chapel @ 9:45 a.m.; Fire Drill
 
3/7   Library; Lunch Bunch; Dads’ Night 7:00-8:00p.m.
 
3/14    Library, Lunch Bunch
 
3/20   Pre-K Field Trip to FRES; Chick-Fil-A Night 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
3/21    Spring Pictures; Library; Lunch Bunch; Scholastic Orders Due
 
3/26    Music
 
3/28   Library; Lunch Bunch
 
Spring Break: March 29th – April 7th. School Closed.