May News

It is hard to believe the last few weeks of school are here! Our last regular day of classes will be May 17th and our spring show and family picnic will be on May 18th.

May 18th schedule:

Sunbeams and Backyard Buddies will have a regular day from 9:15-11:30. Parents should pack a lunch, and join their child for the picnic from 11:30-12:15. If you are not staying for the picnic your child must be picked up at 11:30. Sunbeams and Backyard Buddies will not be singing in the spring program.

Preschool Pals, 123 kids, and ABC kids will have a regular day from 9:15-11:00. At 11:00 parents will return to BCP for the spring show in the FLC from 11:00-11:30. Each class will sing a few songs and our children moving onto kindergarten will receive a certificate. The picnic will follow from 11:30-12:15. If you are not staying for the picnic your child must be picked up at 11:30.

 BCP will close at 11:30 for the picnic and all children must be picked up at this earlier time.

All Bethel Preschool Families are invited to join us in the back playground area for our annual Family Picnic. The picnic is from 11:30 to 12:15 and families are asked to bring a picnic lunch, drink and blanket or chairs. It is a wonderful opportunity for the children to get together with their families to say good-bye to school friends, make plans for meeting over the summer, and visit with all the teachers.

We will meet in the Family Life Center in case of inclement weather.

Deposits for the 2017-18 school year are due May 1st (See enrollment form for amounts).

We still have a few spots available in all of our classes for the fall.

 

 

 

April News

April is going to be a very busy Month here at BCP!

Eggstravaganza

BIUMC will be hosting their Eggstravaganza Easter event on April 8, from 10:30-12:00. There will be games, crafts, and an Easter egg hunt. This event is free. Bring your Basket. We hope to see you there!

Vision Screening

The OSU College of Optometry will be here on Monday April 17, from 9:15-11:00 to conduct free vision screening for our Preschool Pals, 123 Kids, and ABC Kids. This screening will be done without the use of dilation drops and will test the children’s:

·       ability to see at a far distance and reading distance;

·       ability to discriminate colors and perceive depth;

·       eye alignment;

·       refractive error, or need for glasses; and

·       over all eye health.

If you do not wish to have your child participate please fill out the Opt Out form that was sent home and return it before April 17. If your child does not normally attend school on Monday, but you would like to have him or her tested, you are welcome to come at 9:15 to room 9/10 to have the screening completed.

The Turtle Lady

The turtle Lady will be coming to BCP on April 25 and 26, from 9:45-10:30 to share her turtles, snakes, lizards, and frogs with the children. This is always a great event! If your child does not normally attend on these days you are invited to join us from 9:45-10:30 so that they can share in the fun!

Reminder: Deposits for the 2017-18 school year are due May 1, 2017.

Butterflies

Our caterpillars have arrived! This month all of our classes will observe the amazing metamorphosis of our caterpillars into beautiful painted lady butterflies. Once they have all emerged, and we have had a chance to study them, they will be released on the playground.

Wishing you all a very happy spring!

 

 

March News

It is hard to believe it’s already March!

We are getting very excited for some sunny spring days here at BCP.

Spring Break will be March 13 through the 16th. School will resume on March 20th.

There are still spots available for the 2017-18 school year.

Call or email Heidi to schedule a tour.

BCP is cordially invited to join Bethel International United Methodist Church

for their annual Easter Eggstravaganza April 8th from 10:30-12:00.

There will crafts, games, and an Easter egg hunt.

Email Brooke Bevins brooke@mybethel.org to RSVP or to get more information.

 

 

 

 

February Newsletter

Registration for the 2017-18 school year is under way and our classes are filling up. Be sure to get your registration forms in as soon as possible!

February is going to be a busy month. Our preschoolers will be having their Valentine’s Day parties. See your child’s teachers for more information on the days and times. 

We will also be having Special Person Day for our Preschool Pals, 123 Kids, and ABC kids. This is a very special day in which the children invite a special adult in their life to come and join them for a craft and a snack here at school.  You will be receiving invitations for this event soon.  

We will be closed February 20th in observance of Presidents day.

 

 

January Newsletter

We hope that everyone had a wonderful winter break!

Registration for the 2017-18 has begun for currently enrolled families and will open up to the public starting January 17th. Registration forms can be found on the forms section of this website or can be picked up in the office. 

Prospective families are invited to call Ms. Heidi 614-451-1117 to schedule a tour.

BCP will be closed Monday January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Happy New Year!

 

December Newsletter

BCP will be closed for winter break from December 19 through January 3. Classes will resume January 4. Registration for the 2017-18 school year will begin on January 4 for currently enrolled students. Registration will then open to the public January 17. Registration forms may be found under the forms tab on this website.

In the event of inclement weather BCP follows Upper Arlington for school closings (see Policies tab). In the event that BCP has to close it will be posted on our Facebook page, and a notice will be sent out on remind. You may also check ABC6 or FOX28 for school closings.

Have a wonder winter break! 

 

 

November Newsletter

Thank you to everyone that came out for our Trunk or Treat event! Pictures from this fun evening have been posted on our Facebook page.

The 123 Kids and ABC Kids had their first chapel with Pastor Mike this month. During chapel they learned about the importance of being thankful. Ask your child if they remember the song pastor Mike taught us. The next chapel will be on December 1 and will focus on the Christmas story.

We will be open on Election Day, November 8. BIUMC is a polling location and voters will be using the front entrance. Because of this we ask that the preschool families please use the rear entrance of the church on this day.

Parent teacher conferences are on November 17. There is no school on this day but childcare will be provided during your scheduled conference time. See your child’s teacher to sign up for a conference. *Sunbeams do not have conferences and will have class on this day

BCP will be closed on November 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving break. School will resume on November 28.

 

Tuesday November 8

Election Day

BCP will be open

Bethel International United Methodist church is a poling location (room 9/10). On this day we ask that families enter the building from the rear entrance of the church. Voters will be using the main entrance and the hall will be blocked off. On this day we will keep the classroom doors closed and locked.

Thank you! 

 

October News

Happy fall! The temperatures are cooling down and the children have settled into their new classrooms. It is a joy to see their smiling faces each morning! Here at BCP we know how important outdoor playtime is and we send the child out as often as possible. Please send your child to school in weather appropriate clothing each day. October and November are going to be exciting months! We are preparing to begin some of our enrichment activities like music and movement, lunch bunch, and chapel.

Music and movement with Ms. Jeanne will be starting this month! Ms. Jeanne will be coming to BCP once a week to sing, dance, and do yoga with the children. Ms. Jeanne will be visiting on different days each week to ensure all the child get a chance to sing and dance and learn with her.

Lunch Bunch also starts this month. We currently only have two children enrolled and need at least two more to keep this fun enrichment opportunity available. Lunch Bunch is from 12:15-1:15 Wednesday in the 123 Kids classroom with Ms. Andrea, and 12:15-1:15 Thursday in the ABC Kids room with Ms. Melissa and Ms. Hana. The cost is only $7 a session. This is a great opportunity for our 3 year olds to meet the teachers they will have next year at BCP, and to spend time in their future classroom. For our four year olds it’s a great opportunity to extend the school day and prepare for kindergarten. Plus Lunch Bunch is fun! Stop in the office to pick up an enrollment form.

Chapel with Pastor Mike Pratt will begin in November for our 123 Kids and ABC kids. Please turn in your permission forms as soon as possible. Chapel will be on the first Thursday of each month from 9:40 to 10:00. During Chapel the children will visit BIUMC’s beautiful sanctuary and spend time singing songs and hearing a wonderful faith based children’s message from Pastor Mike. Diane Pratt, Pastor Mike’s wife, is a retired kindergarten teacher and helps to plan the chapel time activities.

Halloween! You are invited to join us for BIUMC’s annual Trunk or Treat event on October 30 from 5:30- 6:30 pm in the church parking lot. Wear your costumes and go trick or treating from trunk to trunk during this fun family event. You will be receiving more information about classroom Halloween parties from your child’s teachers. Halloween can be over stimulating and frightening to toddlers. Because of this we do not celebrate Halloween in our Sunbeam or Backyard Buddies classrooms.

Reminders:

·         We will be open on Columbus Day October 10.

·         Tuition is due on the first of each month

·         Please hold your child’s hand in the church parking lot. We want to keep them safe!

 

 

  September News

 

The first day of school is September 12th

It’s hard to believe the first day of school is finally here! We are excited to welcome you all to another wonderful school year here at BCP.

Please remember to:

·         pack a snack

·         bring your completed paperwork (You can drop off your enrollment and medical forms in the basket outside of the office. The rest of the paperwork will be turned into your child’s teacher).

·         have your child wash their hands before entering the classroom

The teachers will open the classroom doors at 9:15 to welcome your children into the rooms.

Ms. Alison will be ready to welcome the Early Birds at 8:15 in room 12.

Pick up time is 12:15 (Sunbeams and Backyard Buddies will be picked up from their classrooms. Preschool Pals, 123 Kids, and ABC Kids will be picked up from the playground).

See you next week!

 

The playground and courtyards have fresh mulch and sand, the teachers have been busy getting their classrooms ready, and staff orientation is underway. The only thing missing is the children! We can’t wait to see you all at our first event of the year, the play-date on the playground, September 1st, from 10:00-11:00. (This event will be cancelled if it rains)

By now you should have received a letter from your child’s teacher’s giving the day and time for your child to visit the classroom. If you have not received it please call the office. Your August payment and supply fee should be paid at this time. The second tuition payment is due September 1st. (There are 9 equal tuition payments paid August-April)

All parents and guardians are asked to attend the parent orientation on September 6th to learn about the new and exciting changes here at BCP, meet the teachers, and to get more information about the upcoming visitation days and first day of school.

We hope that you are enjoying your last days of summer and look forward to another exciting year of playing, learning, and growing here at BCP!

 

August Newsletter

Here at BCP we are busy planning for another exciting school year! We welcome Alison Katz, Melissa Barker, and Hana Cho to our teaching team. Check out their bios in the meet our staff section. Another exciting change is that we are adding a music and movement class this fall with Jeanne Kirkpatrick. Jeanne has years of experience working with young children and has a background in music and movement therapy. Her class will certainly enrich our program!

    Our teachers will be meeting this month to get their classrooms ready, have orientation, and take CPR and Basic First Aid. Your child will be receiving a welcome letter from their teachers the last week of August. The letter will include information on the day and time of your child’s classroom visitation day in September.

There is still time to enroll your child in our Lunch bunch and Early Arrival programs. You can find more information and the enrollment forms in our Forms section.

Important dates:

August 1                                    First tuition payment and supply fee due

August 29-31                           BCP Staff Orientation

September 1                             Play date on the playground 10:00-11:00

                                                  (will be canceled if it rains)

                                                  second tuition payment due

September 6                            Parent Orientation 7-8 PM

                                                  (Parents only please)

September 7-8                        Classroom visitation days 

                                                  (Parents remain with child)

September 12                           First day of school 9:15-12:15

 

BCP 2016-17 enrollment: We still have a few spots available for the fall! Call the office to schedule a tour.