As the days begin to get cooler, I’m realizing that the year is progressing very quickly. We have been very busy in first grade, and time seems to be flying!
With the weather growing colder, please keep in mind that the children should be dressed appropriately. We do go outside on cold days; children should be wearing coats that can button or zip, and a hood or a hat.
There is no school on Tuesday, November 3, due to our school being used as a polling location for the election.
Scholastic orders are due by Monday, November 9. If you are sending an order to school for me to place, please make checks payable to Jackie McClure. Please do not send cash. If any items are gifts, please let me know, and we will arrange for you to pick up the order in the office or in the classroom.
Monday, November 9 is also Teddy Bear Day! Children are invited to bring a favorite Teddy Bear (or other stuffed animal) to school for the day.
Our first Bible memory work for November:
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.
This will be due on Friday, November 13.
Bethany Christian School will be participating in a canned food drive to help our local Neighborhood Services. Collections will take place from November 2-November 15. First grade is asked to bring in 1 lb. cans of green beans. Please make sure to mark your items with a ‘B’ for boys or a ‘G’ for girls - we have a school-wide competition! :)
Report cards will be sent home via RenWeb on Friday, November 20. Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 24, which will be a half-day of school. Dismissal for the students on half days will be at 12:30. We do not eat lunch at school on half-days, but children will need to bring a morning snack. Please consider sending a larger-than-usual snack, as our tummies will be hungry before 12:30. There will be no aftercare on November 24. There will also be an opportunity for a conference on Wednesday, November 25 from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm for those who are unable to attend on Tuesday. I am very much looking forward to this opportunity to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress and to get to know you as well.
We will be having a small Thanksgiving celebration on Monday, November 23. We will be making turkey pumpkins with Charlie’s mom. If time allows, we will watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving after making our pumpkins. There will be no school from Wednesday, November 25, to Monday, November 30, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, December 1. This is a change from the calendar.
We have two students celebrating birthdays this month.
Savannah - November 9
Hans - November 23
Happy birthday, Friends!!
Important Dates to Remember:
November 3 ~No School - Election Day
November 9 ~Scholastic Orders Due
~Teddy Bear Day!
November 20 ~Report Cards issued
November 13 ~Proverbs 19:21 due
November 23 ~Thanksgiving Celebration
November 24 ~1/2 Day of School
November 25 ~No School’
November 26-30~No School. Thanksgiving Holiday
December 1 ~School resumes
As always, feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns as we partner together in your child's educational experience at Bethany!