Theme Verse

Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Scholastic Code: GYCG9

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

November 2018

Dear Parents,                                                                                                                   
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.    
Our Bible memory work for November:

The Ten Commandments 1-4, due Friday, November 9.
1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
2. You shall not make for yourself an idol.
3. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
4. Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.
The Ten Commandments 5-10, due Tuesday, November 20.

5. Honor your father and your mother.
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not give false testimony.
10. You shall not covet.

Scholastic orders for November will be sent in your child’s white envelope next week.  Please place all orders by Monday, November 12.  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.
There is no school on Tuesday, November 6, due to our school being used as a polling location for the election.
Report cards will be sent home via RenWeb on Friday, November 9.  Conferences will be held on Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20.  Dismissal for the students on these 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 these days.  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 Friday, November 16.  We will watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and enjoy a special snack together.  We will also be making butter! If you are able to send in any empty and clean plastic peanut butter jars (or other plastic jars with lids that fit tightly, please let me know how many you can provide. We also need about 30 cornbread muffins. If you are willing to make some or all of the muffins for our celebration, please let me know. Thanks!
The Usborne Book Fair will be set up during conferences.  Your child will have an opportunity to preview the book fair and make a list of books that interest him/her.  Students will not be given an opportunity to buy books. You will be able to browse the shelves at the Book Fair during conferences, and make any purchases then.   
There will be no school from Wednesday, November 21, to Monday, November 26, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, November 27.  
Important Dates to Remember:        
          November 6     ~No School - Election Day
November 9      ~Report Cards issued
                                       ~Commandments 1-4 Due
November 14     ~Psalm 9:1-2 due
November 16     ~Thanksgiving Celebration           November 19     ~1/2 Day of School
~Parent-Teacher Conferences and Book Fair
November 20    ~1/2 Day of School
                                       ~Commandments 5-10 Due
~Parent-Teacher Conferences and Book Fair
November 21-26~No School.  Thanksgiving Holiday
November 27     ~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!

In Him,
Jackie McClure

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