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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

May 2019

Dear First Grade Families,                                                                             

            It is hard to believe that we are now entering our last full month of school!  It doesn’t seem like very long ago when my classroom was full of brand-new first grade students, ready for an exciting new year.  I have enjoyed watching those eager students grow and learn over the past months. 

            Friday, May 3 is our Fine Arts Gala and Open House. The event will begin at 6:00 pm. Our music and art lesson students will be providing entertainment and art pieces for showcase on this exciting evening. The third graders will be playing their recorders (so you can see what fun and excitement you can look forward to in a couple of years!). There will also be performances from our band students. Refreshments will be provided. Please plan to join us for this special evening to support our very talented students at Bethany and invite your friends and neighbors to come and check out our amazing school!

            Thursday, May 9 is our Field Trip to the Chester County Historical Society. Please be sure that your child wears a Bethany Blue T-shirt and brings a fully disposable lunch. If you are joining us for our trip, you may also wish to bring a lunch for yourself. There is no snack bar available.

            The Bulldog Run will be held on Friday, May 17.  All students will be participating and families are invited to come and cheer for the children as they run (or even run with them!).  You are encouraged to sign your child out after devotions (in the church) and spend the day with them. We only ask that you be sure your student is at the starting line when it is our race time. I am trying to get an accurate picture of how the day will work, so I am asking each of you to please let me know if you do or do not plan to attend the race.

            There will be no school on Tuesday, May 21, due to the election on that day.

Just a reminder that there will be  no school on Monday, May 27,  Memorial Day.

            Thursday, May 30 is a Spirit Day for Preschool-8th grade. This month our spirit day will be Decade Day.

            Our final Bible memory work for the year is as follows:
Proverbs 3:3-6
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
                        This will be due on Friday, May 31.

            On Thursday, June 6, we will have Pet Day in our classroom. I will be sending a Sign-Up Genius link for 10-minute time slots to bring pets for a visit. Small, non-furry pets who live in cages or bowls (hermit crabs, lizards, fish...snakes!) may be brought for the day, but furry pets may only come for 10 minute visits. If your child has a rabbit for a pet, please send a picture only. I am very allergic to rabbits and even 10 minutes in the classroom would cause a reaction for me. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Pet Day, please don't hesitate to contact me.

                        Here is a list of important dates to remember in May:
~Friday, May 3 - Fine Arts Gala and Open House, 6:00 PM
~Thursday, May 9 - Chester County Historical Society Field Trip
~Friday, May 17 - Bulldog Run
~Tuesday, May 21 - No School
~Tuesday, May 15 - No School
~Monday, May 27- No School, Memorial Day
~Thursday, May 30 - Decade Day
~Thursday, May 31 - Proverbs 3:3-6 due  
~Tuesday, June 4- Field Day and Run Club Awards
~Thursday, June 6 - Pet Day
~Friday, June 7 - Last Day of School; 1/2 Day of School
                                    Picnic at Nottingham Park

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day, and a beautiful month of May.
In Him,
Jackie McClure        

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