The Monthly Bethel Buzz – March 2020

February was an unusual month. We have had both extreme cold weather and wonderful warm weather. I am hoping that March will come in like a lion and bring warmth and springtime with it. March is such a busy month for the children. Not only are the seasons beginning to change but our children are making a transition into the next level of learning! There is so much excitement in the air this time of year!

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 2020/2021 School year opened to you on February 1st and to the public on February 14th.  Please 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 5th 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 18th. 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 18th 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. Unfortunately, we are at risk for losing our fundraising status with Chick-fil-A if we do not meet our goal of $300.00 in food sales for March. Please come and support the preschool and our scholarship fund by having dinner with us. Please 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. Jennifer Gavin of Jennifer Gavin Photography will be here on Thursday, March 19th 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 24th.

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 3rd through April 13th 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

3/3   Chapel @ 9:45 a.m.; Fire Drill; Tornado Drill

3/5   Library; Lunch Bunch; Dads’ Night 7:00-8:00p.m.

3/12    Library, Lunch Bunch

3/18   Pre-K Field Trip to FRES; Chick-Fil-A Night 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

3/19    Spring Pictures; Library; Lunch Bunch

3/24    Scholastic Orders Due

3/26    Library: Lunch Bunch

3/31   Music

Spring Break: April 3rd – April 13th. School Closed.