PreSchool Newsletter
February|2018
A Note From the Teachers:
God Bless you and your family! ~ Preschool Teachers & Staff

A Message from God's Word: "Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4
Parent Information:
Registration for Fall 2018:
We have been working on registration for Fall 2018. Please make sure to return your desired schedule ASAP. Openings will fill quickly. If there is a sibling that you would like on our waiting list or registered for next year, please let us know.

Valentines Exchanges:
February is Love and Friendship month. We are having a valentine exchange in the classrooms on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 13th & 14th. If you would like to bring valentines, please bring enough for each child in the class. (Happy Hoppers-25, Helping Hands-19, Busy Bees-17, Shining Stars-18). If your child comes Monday-Friday, just bring valentines one day. Have your child sign their name on the valentines, but do not address names of the other children in class. This is a great way to have your child practice writing their name! We are also asking each child to bring, on Monday or Tuesday, February 6 or 7, a decorated box or bag for their valentines to go in on the 13th or 14th. This is a great opportunity to spend time with your child creating artwork together!

Tuition Rate Deadline! Friday, February 2nd, is the last day to secure this year's tuition rates for the 2018/2019 school year! If you have returned your child's desired schedule and registration fee, you will receive a 2018/2019 enrollment packet in your child's folder soon. If you do not pay the registration fee, your child's spot will not be saved. State licensing says that we must have all children's files updated yearly. We would like to have all packets turned in ASAP. Thank you in advance for keeping your child's file up-to-date. If you have any new phone numbers or address changes since the beginning of this school year, please let the office know and we will be happy to update them.
Mission: To glorify God by loving and teaching His children to grow in wisdom, in stature, and favor with God and man.
Important Reminders:
Fun Pasta Fundraiser:  
Our Fun Pasta Fundraiser is here! We are selling fun pasta to earn money for laptops & tablets, to integrate more technology into learning in the classroom. If every school and preschool student sells 10-20 bags of pasta, we can reach our goal of raising $3,000-$4,000! The pasta products are super fun shapes that are reasonably priced, and should be easy to sell. Sales can be made through brochures or online, and we get 40-50% of every purchase! We will have incentives for kids and classes to earn along the way, but the greatest prize will be meeting our goal and seeing the kids learning more, as we continue to improve technology in the classroom! Please take time to go through the packet that comes home Friday, and have fun helping your child sell pasta !

Parent Teacher Conferences: 
Conferences for preschool children will be Thursday, February 15th. Please make sure you are talking with your child's teachers about what skills they could be working on to get ready for Kindergarten. We are here to help give your children the tools to be ready, but it is also important they are being reinforced at home. We may give suggestions on whether we feel your child is ready for Kindergarten, but the decision is ultimately yours. Please note that your child must be 5 by August 15 to attend Kindergarten at BCS.

Appreciation Lunch for Teachers:
PTF will be providing lunch for the teachers this day, to show our appreciation for all they do. If you would like to contribute please sign-up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545ACA923AAFA7-teacher

Class Pictures:
Class pictures will be on Friday, March 23. We hope all children will be able to make it in for their class pictures. We would like to have the children dressed in a navy blue polo for this photo. They may bring a change of clothing for individual pictures.

Tooth Fairy:
The Tooth Fairy will be in the Preschool classes on Tuesday, February 20, to talk to the children about oral hygiene.

Treasure Box:
We are still in need of the Treasure Box items for the classrooms if you would like to donate.

Amazon Smile: Did you know shopping on Amazon can earn money for BCS? Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ and select Bookcliff Baptist Church as your charity of choice. A percent of all of your purchases at Amazon Smile will be given to BCS!
Reminders:

  • Please put your child's name on backpacks, coats, lunch boxes, sleep toys, etc. The preschool is not responsible for lost or broken items.

  • Please make sure that your child takes home their projects, coats, and backpacks. Our cubbies and lockers are becoming over-crowded. Remember also to check your child's folder daily for letters, notices, billing, etc.

  • Toys should NOT be coming to school with your child.

  • Parents are invited to join us in prayer. Please join us in the library on the third Thursday of each month, at 8:00am. If you can’t be present, consider setting an alarm and praying from wherever you are.

  • Did you know that you can find a school calendar, portal to Headmaster, and much more school info on our website? www.bcsbobcats.org





Upcoming Dates:

2/2 -2/16 -  Fun Pasta Fundraising!

2/5 - Sports Dress Day

2/6-7 - Valentine Boxes Due

2/7 – PTF Meeting @ 11:30
2/13-2/14  – Valentine Exchange
2/14 – Wear Pink or Red Day

2/15 - Parent Teacher Conferences (preschool closed)

2/16  - No School

2/19 - No School - Presidents' Day

2/20 - Tooth Fairy visits classrooms

2/23 - Free Dress Day!

3/23 - Class Pictures

*Thursdays –order pizza for Fri
*Fridays -jeans & school shirt