The Monthly Bethel Buzz – October 2018

Well September has come and gone and we are already into October! Wow how time flies! Everyone has settled into their routines in their classrooms and all is going great! With October comes the celebration of autumn and fun events for the children!
The first Preschool event will be a field trip to Lloyd Family Farms Pumpkin Patch! Everyone who has paid will meet at Lloyd Family Farms located at 12204 Pinhook Road in Rockville, VA 23146 at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9th. Please do not be late. Our tractor ride will leave at 9:30 a.m. on the dot. Our students will take a ride throughout the working farm and see all the sights the farm has to offer. All children who have paid will be able to pick their very own pumpkin! All adults may pick a pumpkin if you like and pay at the entrance of the hayride when finished. Please bring a packed lunch to eat with your friends after the explorations have commenced. Please note that due to limited space there can be only one adult per child.
Secondly, the preschool will be holding our fith annual Yard Sale to benefit the preschool. The yard sale will be held at Bethel Baptist Church Saturday October 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tables are still available for purchase if you would like to sell some of your items. Tables are $20.00 per table. Just let me, Carter Cosgrove, know as soon as possible if you are interested. Otherwise come and shop the exciting things the yard sale has to offer. All proceeds from table sales and from the Preschool’s tables will go directly to the Preschool Scholarship Fund! Come join us and help support the preschool!
Let’s not forget the best part of October. Our Preschool Picture Day will be held on Tuesday October 16th. Dress up your child in their finest to have pictures taken by Michelle Proctor of Michelle Proctor Photography. We will be taking individual and class pictures at this time. Pictures can be seen and purchased on-line via a special access code for safety. Michelle even offers specialty items that would be perfect for the holidays. An order form will be sent home the week of pictures.
Chick-Fil-A Night will be held Wednesday October 17th at Chick-Fil-A in Westchester Commons from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Please come out to have dinner and support the Preschool. The preschool earns a percentage of the sales from all meals purchased as well as 100% of the money earned from spinning the wheel.  When you place your order just say it is for Spirit Night. Each spin of the wheel costs a dollar in which you can win free food and small prizes.
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. October Scholastic book orders will be due by October 25th. Please take a look and begin that love of reading with your family.
What is October without a little fun and games in a safe way?! Bethel Baptist Church will be holding their annual Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday October 27th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for your child. Food, fun and games are to be expected so look out for more information to come soon!
October will finish with classroom fall treat parties on Tuesday, October 30th or Wednesday, October 31st. Each class will have their own special celebration so please look out for additional information from your teacher regarding your class party.
One final note, this month the preschool will begin their Library times on Thursday October 4th. Every Thursday your child will be able to check out two library books to enjoy at home to be brought back the following Thursday to repeat the process. This is so exciting for our children. They love this special time in our library. Secondly, we will begin music class once a month beginning on Tuesday, October 30th for our 3-year old and Pre-K classes with Mrs. Gayle Taylor. Gayle is Bethel Baptist Church’s music director. The class will include learning about rhythm, note recognition, different instruments and singing and dancing. We will explore our world through music and movement. Lastly, the preschool will begin offering Lunch Bunch weekly to those children who are 3 and up and are potty trained. Please be on the lookout for the Lunch Bunch schedule.
Thank you so much for sharing your children with Bethel. It is a privilege and an honor to teach your child and to get them ready for their next milestone in life.
Carter Cosgrove
Bethel Preschool Director

Important Dates at a Glance

10/2 – Chapel; Fire Drill
10/4 – Library; Tornado Drill; Lunch Bunch
10/9 – Lloyd Family Farms Pumpkin Patch Field Trip 9:30 a.m.
10/13 – Preschool Yard Sale 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
10/11 – Library; Lunch Bunch
10/16 – Preschool Picture Day
10/17 – Chick-Fil-A Night at Westchester Commons 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
10/18 – Library; Lunch Bunch
10/25– Library; Lunch Bunch
10/27 – Annual Trunk or Treat 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
10/30 – Music