August & September 2024

  • 2024 Teacher Home Visits- First Parent – Teacher Conference

Teacher home visits is the first parent – teacher conference done in the child’s comfort environment  of their home, which is when they first meet their teacher in a one on one setting.  Please sign up to your child’s teacher home visit conference held during August using the corresponding links below. Place your cursor over the teacher’s name to access the link: 

  • 2024 Back to School Meet and Greet at Bethany Busy Bee 

Children get to meet their teacher, play with their classmates on the playground while parents mingle with other families. This provides more familiar faces for the first day.  Each class meets separately and plays on the playground, small groups of kids and families will be taken to the classroom for a tour, you may sign up for  volunteer opportunities, and ask any questions you may have.

Please RSVP with this link:   2024 Meet & Greet RSVP 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Classes meets:

    • Monday, August 26th 
      • T/TH Fallt @ 4:00 pm – (Accommodating Teacher’s Schedule)
      • M/W Toddler Ranfranz @ 4:30 pm
      • M/W Fallt @ 5:00 pm
      • M/W/F McGowan @ 5:30 pm
      • M/W/F Hammer 6:00 pm
      • M/W/F Mack @ 6:30 pm           

Tuesday and Thursday Classes meets:

    • Tuesday, August 27th  
      • T/TH Toddler Ranfranz @ 4:30 pm
      • T/TH McGowan @ 5:30 pm
      • T/TH 4-5 year olds class 6:00 pm
      • T/TH Mack @ 6:30 pm  

Friday Classes and Kindergarten meets:

    • Friday, August 23rd 
      • F Toddler Ranfranz @ 4:30 pm
      • M-F Kindergarten Pyne @ 5:00 pm
      • F MDO @ 5:30 pm                                                                                                                  
  • September 2nd – NO SCHOOL, Labor Day                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • September 3rd – Parent Orientation 8:45 am – 10:45 am for all that meet T&TH & Kindergarten                                                                                                                        
  • September 4th – Parent Orientation 8:45 am – 10:45 am  for all classes that meet MW, MWF, and Friday 

Parents and students come at 8:45 am for Orientation, which begins at the sanctuary. The parents and student(s) 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 Toddlers, Mrs. Fallt, Mrs. McGowan and Mrs. Martin’s classes, and the Gym for Mrs. Hammer, Mrs. Mack and the Kindergarten classes. This provides a soft start, easing into the first day of school.

The Director will go over the school 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. School Orientation ends around 10:45 am, parents or guardians will go and pick up their child(ren) 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.  Your key card for the school 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.

The first day of school is from 8:45 am – 11:45 am: (and 8:45 am – 1:45 pm for MDO):

    • September 4th (Wednesday) – First Day of School for Kindergarten                                    
    • September 5th (Thursday) – First Day of School for classes that meet T&TH                            
    • September 6th (Friday) – First Day of School for classes that meet MWF & MDO/Friday only  
    • September 9th (Monday) – First Day of School for classes that meet MW          
  • September 9th (Monday) – Lunch Bunch begins from 11:45 – 1:45 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 1:45 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 $20.00 which can be paid on that day, or with your monthly tuition.  You pick up at 1:45 pm.   
  • September 11th – AWANA WELCOME 6PM                                                                                           
  • September 11 & 12 (Wednesday & Thursday) – Pizza with the Pastors 11:45 to 1 pm. 

Come meet Bethany Pastors and staff while you have some yummy pizza at 11:45 am in the foyer.

  • September 18th & 19th – Fire Safety Talk with the Fire Department at 10:00 am. The fire department comes into Bethany Busy Bee to talk about fire safety such as “crawl low and go!” 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 First Responders as part of our community service opportunity.  The meal will be issued to them at their visit to Bethany Busy Bee on Wednesday, September 18th & Thursday, September 19th. Please RSVP to bring in a dish:  Firefighter’s Meal  

  • September 18th – Women’s Fellowship “The Gathering” Kick Off! 9:30-11:30 am on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings September 2024 through May 2025 
  • September 19th – Lunch & Learn “The Benefits of Family Routines” with Jack Lipski from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. Please join us and RSVP by Tuesday, September 17th. Let us know under comments the names and ages of the children that will be staying for Lunch Bunch or in childcare. Please bring a lunch for the children.  The entire event, food, and childcare is a gift to you, your family and friends. Please use this link to RSVP:  Lunch & Learn September 19th    
  • September 18th & 19th Science: Smokes a’risin!
  • September 23rd thru 27th – Business Table Fair! Bethany Busy Bee families get to display their business information this week. It is free and we provide the tables.  Please RSVP to reserve a table with this link:  Business Table Fair 
  • September 25th & September 26th – Walk-a-thon on the Highline Canal
    • ~ Mrs. Hammer or 4-5 year old class from 9:15 am to 10:15 am
    • ~ Mrs. McGowan from 9:30 am to 10:30  
    • ~ Mrs. Fallt from 9:45 am to 10:45 am
    • ~ Mrs. Mack from 10:00 am to 11:00 am   
    • ~ Ms. Ranfranz from 10:15 am to 11:15 am (bring your strollers, wagons, etc.)
    • ~ Mrs. Pyne from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm (only on the 26th)

We welcome parents, siblings and grandparents to join in and come along the walk-a-thon with the kids.  Please wait at the foyer to meet with your child’s class.  To sign up to volunteer, please use this link:  Walk-a-thon Volunteer

  • September 30th and October 1st – Police Car Visit.

We will also be collecting a meal for the First Responders as part of our community service opportunity.  The meal will be issued to them at their visit to Bethany Busy Bee on Monday, October 2nd & Tuesday, October 3rd. Please RSVP to bring in a dish:  Police Officer’s Meal