It’s hard to believe that this is the last full month of school for the 2017-2018 school year! What a pleasure it has been to work with you and your child this year. It is my prayer that they are not only academically prepared for first grade, but also have grown closer to God and have a deeper understanding of who He is and how much He loves each of us.
Thank you for all your work with your children on Bible verses this year. Psalm 25:21 will be the last Bible memory homework for this year. We will spend the month of May learning the Books of the Bible. This will not be graded or tested. I will be teaching the children songs to help them remember the order. I hope this will help the children become more familiar and able to find verses in the Bible.
We are looking forward to our Race for Education on Friday, May 18th. I encourage you to come and participate in the festivities. It really is a fun day to be at Bethany Christian School! Thank you for all your efforts at gathering addresses and helping with our class basket for the silent auction. Please pray for a sunny day! All Race for Education awards will be given out at the end of the day. Children must be present to receive an award. Run Club awards will be given on Field Day, which is June 5th.
We are planning a picnic for all kindergarteners and their families on Monday, June 11th at the Little Britain Park. This is our special end of the year celebration. It will be the last day of school. Three day students are being asked to join us on the two make-up days at the end of the year. We will need parents to help organize food and games for this event. Please let Katie Arter at firstname.lastname@example.org know if you are willing to help and what you are most interested in helping with.
The last couple of years we have eaten grilled hot dogs, chips, fruit, veggies, drinks, and some type of dessert. We typically assign each family to bring or send in something. We also need parents who are willing to grill the hot dogs, set up the food table and clean up the area after the picnic.
The games are another highlight of this celebration. Before lunch, we play games such as a sack race, water balloons, candy scramble, relay races, and any other games our organizers come up with. Please feel free to share your suggestions. After lunch, the children usually go home with their parents, and this concludes our day. If a parent cannot attend, their child may take the bus back to BCS with us and be dismissed from the school at 12:30.
Dates to Remember
May 15- No School, In-service day for teachers
May 17- Silent Auction Preview 5-8
Book or Movie Character Day
May 18- Race for Education
May 28- Closed for Memorial Day
June 5- Field Day and Run Club Awards
June 7- Full Day with aftercare
June 8- Full Day for all kindergarten with aftercare
June 11- Last Day of School, Kindergarten Picnic, 12:30 dismissal, No Aftercare