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October Update

Hello families,

Happy Fall! We hope that you and your little ones are settling into the school routine and enjoying the experience. We are looking forward to a lot of fun during October! :) We will have our very own "Pumpkin Patch" for the children to enjoy (thanks to so many of you who have volunteered to help!), complete with a hay maze, pumpkins, and festive games and stories. We end our month with our annual costume parades and parties! :) Thanks to all of you for your time and donations that help make our fall fun successful. Please read on for more October news.

October at a glance

Theme: Fall


Bible Verse: "I trust in God and am not afraid" (Psalm 56:4)

Our little ones began meeting for Children's Church in the Sanctuary with Pastor Amy in September and really enjoyed it! :) During the month of October, Pastor Amy will review our bible verse, talk about the difference between reality and fantasy, and teach children to trust in God. We will be singing fun songs including "Awesome God" and also collecting our change for our children in Africa.


Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

Encourage your child and engage yourself in activities that manifest positive energies such as donating to charities, helping your friends and neighbors, keeping in touch with loved ones. When your child sees you helping others and extending kindness, he/she will follow suit.


OCTOBER

7 - 11 - School Pictures (information will come home with your child)

8 & 10 - Children's Church

14 - Springboro schools are closed, but Bright Beginnings is OPEN. No Kindergarten Exploration though. ACE is open for registered students only.

21 - 25 - Pumpkin Patch at school

21 - 25 - Lunch Bunch session 2 registration

22 & 25 - Children's Church

28 - Lunch Bunch Session 2 begins (6 week session - no classes week of November 25th)

29 & 31 - Halloween parties & parades for all classes (information will come home with your child

Parent Connection

October

Mondays - Bright & Fit in the sanctuary - Don't miss a monday, come work out with us!

October 1, 8, 15, & 22 - "Mom set Free" study continued.

October 2nd - Parents night out at Heather's - Please use the sign up genius to register!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ea5af29a2fb6-parents


We had such a great turn out for our first special event of the year, a parenting workshop taught by Dr. Jenni Jacobs! We will be continuing the study Mom set free. We are enjoying diving into this study and learning how to lean on God to help in this season of parenting! Our second special event of the year will be on Wednesday, October 2nd at Heather's cafe for "Name that Tune."

Lunch Bunch

Our session I Lunch Bunch is off and running! :) We hope that those of you participating have been having a great experience. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Halloween parades and parties

We look forward to celebrating Halloween here at Bright Beginnings! :) We utilize this time to teach lessons about fantasy vs. reality and how we trust in God and do not have to be afraid. With that being said, we ask that you stay away from scary costumes for your child. Please, no scary masks and no accessories such as swords, wands, etc. that may become broken, lost or used as weapons.


Our Halloween parades will take place on:


  • Tuesday, October 29th for all M/T classes. (AM- 30 students), (PM- 30 students)
  • Thursday, October 31st for all W-F, (AM- 80 students), (PM- 95 students)


During the parade, parents may line the main hall to watch and pass out candy. If you choose to bring candy to pass out (not required) you may bring it for just your class or all of the classes coming through. We ask that any treats you bring to pass out be peanut/ nut free due to severe allergies.


Our Kids Morning Out classes do not participate in the parades...it can be over-whelming for some of them, but they do have little celebrations in class. (More details will come home from teachers)

Pumpkin Patch

Ida sent out an e-mail regarding our pumpkin patch, but if you have questions please let us know. It is a fun week for us as we have a straw maze, games, face painting, cookies and juice, read the Pumpkin Parable and get to pick out a pumpkin! Some of the pumpkins in years past weigh as much as our children! :) All of the festivities happen the week of October 21st - 25th, with each class allotted a special time. Here is the sign up genius link in case you missed Ida's email! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45aaa72ea7fc1-pumpkin6

Movie Mania

Every other month, beginning in October, we get together for a movie event on a Friday night. Kim will send out an email blast and you can respond to register by emailing her back. Space is limited and the age is limited to age 4 years - through 5th grade (friends and family members are invited! :). The cost is $10 per child and dinner (pizza) and activities are provided. This is a great time for you to have a date night and your little ones to get out and have fun with their friends. There will be an email going out with more information. The first movie night will be Friday, October 11th from 6-9.

Pictures

School pictures will be taking place the week of the 7-11th. Information will be coming home with your child, please let us know if you have any questions!

Illness Alerts

We have had strep in the building! :( We pray that everyone stays healthy, but wanted to give you a heads up. We will continue to sanitize our spaces and alert you when we have illnesses to look for. Please let us know if your child is ill so we can pray for them and alert others to possible illnesses going around.

Coffee in the lobby!

Please stop by our coffee bar in the morning when you drop off your kiddo. Enjoy fresh brewed coffee or tea and a granola bar!

Mission

Please see our display in the lobby for this month's mission! We are hoping to scatter kindness in the month of October, so please take a leaf from the tree, each leaf has an idea for different ways to show kindness! This is such a great thing to do as a family to spread love and teach our little ones how a little bit of kindness can go a long way!

Pick-up

If you come in to pick up your child, please don't take your child from their class, or thier line until you have made contact with the teacher so that they know that you are taking your child.Thank you so much for your help with this!

Prayer Requests

  • Please pray for the healing of Hanna M. as she recovers from surgery.
  • Prayers for the Fondaw family.
  • Prayers for Miss Amy's friend, Maddie as she battles pediatric cancer for the second time.

Marriage Date Night tour coming to 2 Ohio cities!

We are pleased to announce that Marriage Date Night is coming to Loveland AND Kettering in November. Although it’s still a few weeks away, we wanted to get this onto your calendars. The lineup for both events include comedians Amberly Neese and Leland Klassen plus recording artist Jonny Diaz. We hope you can join us for one of these amazing nights with your spouse!


For tickets and more information, please see their website! http://marriagedatenight.com/