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

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The Monthly Bethel Buzz – September 2018

Welcome parents to the Bethel Preschool Monthly Newsletter. This newsletter will be sent out every month to inform you of all of the events within the preschool as a whole. For individual classroom information, please check your child’s folders for their teacher’s newsletters and or calendars.

Fundraising

Fundraising is an important part of the preschool to raise money for fun events for the children and specific needs of the preschool. We have several easy ways to help out our program.
 

Scholastic Book Club

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. Each month a new Scholastic form will be sent home. Please take a look and begin that love of reading with your family.
 
Chick-Fil-A Night. On the third Wednesday of every month, the Preschool will host a fundraiser night at Chick-Fil-A at Westchester Commons from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. When you place your order just say it is for Spirit Night. The preschool will receive a percentage of the food sales from our night. When you finish eating, come and visit me to take a spin on the wheel to win prizes. Each spin is a dollar. Every dollar made from the wheel goes directly to the preschool!
 
Yard Sale. The preschool will be holding our fifth annual Yard Sale to benefit the preschool. The yard sale will be held at Bethel Baptist Church Saturday, October 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tables can be purchased 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 the sale of table spaces and from the Preschool’s tables will go directly to the Preschool! Come and help support the preschool!
 

Special Events

Please join me in the People of Hope Center on Thursday, September 20 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. for our annual Welcome Back Parent Coffee. I would love to have the opportunity to talk to you one on one and answer any questions you might have about our program, your children, the teachers and to get to know you better.
 

Field Trip

The Preschool will have its first field trip of the year on October 9th at Lloyd Family Farms in Rockville, VA. We will be going to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins and then have a chance to explore all the fun sights of an actual working farm. Please be on the lookout for more information to follow soon. We can’t wait to see you there.
 

School Pictures

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 before pictures.
 
One final note, I would like to introduce to all my families our new teachers. Nancy Dewire will be teaching our 3’s class. Nancy is a member of Bethel Baptist Church and comes to us with over 30 years of experience. Amy Powell will be the assistant teacher in our Pre-K class. Amy is also no stranger to Bethel Baptist Preschool. Amy has had one of her children come through our program and has been a substitute teacher for our preschool in the past years. We look forward to them being a part of our preschool family.
 
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

9/19 – Chick-Fil-A Night at Westchester Commons 5:00 p.m.-8:00p.m. 9/20 – Welcome Back Parent Coffee 9:45a.m. – 10:15 a.m. in POH Center 9/20 – Visit from Co. 5 Fire Station with Fire Truck 10/2– Chapel 9:45 a.m.; Fire Drill 10/4 – Library; Tornado Drill 10/9- Field Trip to Lloyd Family Farms 9:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 10/13 – Preschool Yard Sale 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 10/16 – Preschool Picture Day 10/17 – Chick-Fil-A Night at Westchester Commons 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Lunch Bunches: 10/4; 10/11; 10/18; 10/25.


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