August & September 2018

  • Back to School Meet and Greet at Busy Bee Playground

Children get to meet their teacher, play with their classmates in the playground and parents get to mingle with other families. This provides more familiar faces for the first day. You may turn in your school supplies (list on supply list tab), play in the playground, have a preschool tour for those who would like one, you may sign up for snacks and volunteer opportunities, and ask any questions you may have. You are welcome to bring fresh fruit to share. The dates are listed below:

  •  NO SCHOOL, Labor Day – September 3rd
  • September 4th and 5th – Parent Preschool Orientation 9:00 am – 11 am

Parents and students come at 9 am for Preschool Orientation, which begins at the sanctuary. The parents and student will then be dismissed to meet at the child’s classroom where the teacher will conduct a classroom orientation. Parents will return to the sanctuary while the students stay in the classroom to have a snack and play on the playground for Mrs. Fallt and Mrs. McGowan’s classes and the Gym for Mrs. Mack, Mrs. Haun and Mrs. Cain’s classes. This provides a soft start, easing into the first day of school.

The Preschool Director will go over the preschool handbook in the sanctuary. Both returning parents and new parents are required to attend, as new state regulations will be covered along with new and updated policies and procedures. Preschool Orientation ends around 11 am, when parents or guardians will go and pick up their child from the classroom. This is not a full day or the first day of school. A parent or guardian is required to attend the entire orientation. School supplies may be turned in, if you haven’t done so yet. Your key card for the preschool front entrance will be issued on this day in a packet along with a printed school calendar, class roster, and other information about upcoming school events.

September 4 – Students that attend Tuesday and Thursdays (TTH) Classes meet at 9am in the sanctuary.

September 5– Students that attend Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays (MW, MWF, and MDO) Classes meet at 9am in the sanctuary. Mrs. Mack’s MDO class will meet in the Walker Room by the alcove as her classroom for this day only.

  • September 7th, 8th, and 11th – First Day of Preschool
The first day of preschool (from 9-12 noon and 9-1:30 pm for MDO) is:

September 6 – TTH Classes

September 7 – MWF, and MDO Classes

September 10 – MW Mrs. Fallt’s Class

Please have your child use the bathroom and wash their hands prior to taking your child to the classroom each day, even if this was already done at home. Hand washing before entering the classroom has been proven to keep children and staff healthy throughout the school year. Also, parents are to apply sunscreen prior to dropping the child off at school. We appreciate your help with these daily practices.

Classroom doors open at 9:00 am. Children are dropped off inside the classroom at 9:00 am, parents or guardian must sign in daily.

Pick up time is 12 noon (or 1:30 pm for Friday MDO Class), parents or guardians must sign out daily.

  • September 10 – Lunch Bunch begins from 12 – 1:30 pm.

Lunch Bunch is an optional extended day available to children enrolled any day from Monday through Friday. Bring a lunch and the child stays until 1:30 P.M. The children eat lunch with the teacher and their friends. This time is an ideal opportunity for social conversation as well as learning to use good table manners. Art projects, science, cooking, or games are planned as well as time for free play. The cost of Lunch Bunch is $10.00 which can be paid on that day, or with your monthly tuition.

The process is simple, just write LB on the sign out section when dropping off your child in the morning to indicate that they will be staying for Lunch Bunch instead of your initials. You pick up at 1:30 pm and the children will be either at the playground or in the gym where you will sign out your child then pick up their backpack from their classroom.

  • September 12 & 13 – Pizza with the Pastors 12 Noon to 1 pm. 

Come meet Bethany, Calvary, and Vida Nueva Pastors while you have some yummy pizza at 12 noon in the foyer.

  • September 19 – L.I.F.T. from 12:00 – 1:30 pm “STRANGER DANGER SKILLS FOR CHILDREN”, Presented by Jack Lipski, M.A. Marriage and Family Therapist

Ladies In Fellowship Together (L.I.F.T.) includes complimentary childcare, light refreshments, fellowship and an encouraging speaker. You may bring a friend. Please R.S.V.P. for childcare.

To R.S.V.P. Please click on this link for the Evite Stranger Danger

“STRANGER DANGER SKILLS FOR CHILDREN”Presented by Jack Lipski, M.A. Marriage and Family Therapist

WHAT?               A “hands on” training session to help kids recognize and avoid dangerous strangers.  Plus, handouts and information for parents.

WHO?                 Children ages 4 to 9 and their parents.   (Parents must attend with their children)

WHEN?               Wednesday, September 19,2018 from 12-1:30 pm

WHERE?            Busy Bee Preschool

WHY?                  Help your kids find answers to the following questions:

–Who is a dangerous stranger?

–What are the two tactics strangers always use on kids?

–How can kids recognize and resist a lure?

–What can kids do to protect themselves?

–What is inappropriate touch?

Kids will have opportunities to practice and role-play real life situations to help them remember and have the courage to protect themselves.

FEEL FREE TO INVITE A FRIEND TO ATTEND WITH YOU! The entire event including food, beverages, childcare or lunch bunch is all a gift from Busy Bee! Please RSVP with this link:  Stranger Danger

John (Jack) Lipski has 41 years of experience in education and counseling.  He is a former public school educator teaching in both Junior and Senior High as well as Special Education.  He is a Regent Scholar at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Currently, Jack serves Shepherd of the Hills Church and School as a Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado in the area of Marriage and Family Therapy. He also serves as School Counselor and writes a bi-monthly parenting article entitled “Jack’s Corner.”  Jack is a Certified Love and Logic® instructor and teaches parenting classes in the south Denver area.  He speaks at Regis, Arapahoe Community and Metro Universities to Child and Developmental Psychology classes.  He is the Chairperson of “Safeguarding Our Children,” an organization dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse and educating churches and schools in policies and procedures regarding this issue.  Tuesday evenings, Jack volunteers at the Denver Federal Correctional Institution leading Community Bible Study.   Susan and Jack met in the third grade, later married and are the parents of adult children Lauren and Nick.

  • September 19 & 20 Science: Smokes a ‘risin!
  • September 24 & 27th  Walk-a-thon from 10 to 11:30 am

Come walk with your Busy Bee friends and family along the Highline Canal.  We will start at Busy Bee and end at Milliken Park.  In efforts to start a healthy school year, and provide an opportunity for families and class friends to bond together, we are creating a Busy Bee Walk-a-thon!  Studies show the more opportunities to fellowship in a fun, safe environment, the faster the bond is created.  The earlier on during the school year we allow families and children to bond, the better the learning in the classroom and overall improvement on social and emotional skills. Donations may be collected but not necessary to join in the walk.  Proceeds will go to teaching material and equipment in the classrooms.

  To volunteer please sign up with this link: Walk-a-thon Volunteering

  • Fire Safety Talk with the Fire Department at 10:15 am

The fire department comes into Busy Bee to talk about fire safety such as stop, drop and roll and fire drills. This is a great way to introduce fire drills and the importance to practice fire drills at least once a month.

We will also be collecting a meal for the firemen as part of our community service opportunity.  If you would like to participate please sign up to bring an item with this link:

September 26 – MW, MWF, and (MDO Kids can come in and participate on either day)

September 27 – TTH classes and (MDO Kids can come in and participate on either day)

  • September 27 – Parent Resources from 12 – 1:30 pm “Anxiety & Attachment Parenting” with Whitney Dittmar

    Come learn more about anxiety in children and its effect on the brain and body as well as attachment parenting. We will talk about supports and ways to practice better self-care to help manage all the stressors children and families are facing in today’s culture. As well as strengthening emotional resilience, working to better understand how to nurture your child, and how raising a secure child can be helpful in addressing anxiety, or just helpful as a a parenting perspective. Mrs. Dittmar is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 11 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Her sons attended Busy Bee.

Includes complimentary childcare, light refreshments, fellowship and an industry professional speaker. You may bring a friend. Please R.S.V.P. for childcare with this link: Anxiety & Attachment Parenting

  • September 28 – Bethany Busy Bee Preschool Reunion Celebration

Please join us for a Family Potluck Dinner and entertainment from 6 -8 pm. Current and past families are welcome!  Entertainment with Merry Andrew Afoot, gym play & a Silent Auction.

Please RSVP with this link: Busy Bee Reunion Potluck Dinner Celebration