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

Monday, November 4, 2019

November 2019

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 15.

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 26.
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 were sent in your child’s white envelope this week.  Please place all orders by Monday, November 11.  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.

Bethany Christian School will be participating in a canned food drive to help our local Neighborhood Services. Collections will take place November 1-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! :)
There is no school on Tuesday, November 5, due to our school being used as a polling location for the election.
Report cards will be sent home via RenWeb on Friday, November 8.  Conferences will be held on Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26.  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 22.  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 3 dozen cornbread muffins. If you are willing to make some or all of the muffins for our celebration, please let me know. Thanks!
There will be no school from Wednesday, November 27, to Friday, November 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Classes will resume on Monday, December 2.  This is a change from the calendar.

Important Dates to Remember:
November 5      ~No School - Election Day
November 8      ~Report Cards issued
November 11     ~Scholastic Orders Due
November 15     ~Commandments 1-4 Due
November 22     ~Thanksgiving Celebration                      

November 25     ~1/2 Day of School
~Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 26    ~1/2 Day of School
                              ~Commandments 5-10 Due
~Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 27-29~No School.  Thanksgiving Holiday
December 2     ~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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