Great Beginnings Gazette

Newsletter of the Great Beginnings' Sunbeams -January 2019

Happy New Year

Hello all! Happy 2019...almost!! Hope you had a magical Christmas. Thank you all for the wonderfully generous gifts and cards. We are very spoiled and extremely grateful!!

January at GBP is an exciting time: Early registration begins for GBP and LUMC families on January 14th. GBP parents will be celebrated at our Parent Appreciation Breakfasts on January 9th/10th. LUMC welcomes us for Preschool Sunday and our annual Bake Sale on January 13th. But the headliner is...January 2nd and 3rd are Ugly Sweater and/or pajama days at GBP (more information below)!! Cannot wait to see our Sunbeams and staff in their sweaters and pjs!

Our color and shape for the month of January are white and rectangle. We'll be concentrating on the letters L,M,N and O and the numbers 6 and 13. Our themes this month include: winter/snow, Martin Luther King, Jr, dreams, migration, hibernation and Groundhog Day.

Our January Bible verse is from Isaiah 60:1, "Arise, shine for your light has come". In Music Class, Franz Schubert is our Composer of the Month. We'll be working with rhythm vs. beat and using picture books to make music.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you on January 2nd/3rd!

Let me know if you have any questions!
Best,

Heather

Pajama and Ugly Christmas Sweater Days at GBP

On January 2nd and 3rd, we'll get one more wear out of those Christmas (or any) pajamas and "ugly" or festive Christmas sweaters.

-January 2nd: Pajama Day

-January 3rd: Ugly/Festive Sweater Day.

Our Monkeys and Bears can choose to wear either pjs or sweaters...or both...on their school day.

*If you do not own an ugly or festive sweater, feel free to wear holiday socks, headbands, leggings, etc. instead!

MW Monkey, MWF Bear and Bee Parent Appreciation Breakfast and Hanging with Ms. Heather

Wednesday, Jan. 9th 2019 at 9am

107 West Market Street

Leesburg, VA

GBP's Staff would like to thank our parents/"big people" for all they do. Please join us for breakfast prepared by our staff in Asbury Hall (the meeting hall above the Preschool) after you have dropped your Sunbeams off in their classrooms. Siblings are welcome!

T/TH Monkey, T/TH Bear and Owl Parent Appreciation Breakfast and Hanging with Ms. Heather

Thursday, Jan. 10th 2019 at 9am

107 West Market Street

Leesburg, VA

GBP's Staff would like to thank our parents/"big people" for all they do. Please join us for breakfast prepared by our staff in Asbury Hall (the meeting hall above the Preschool) after you have dropped your Sunbeams off in their classrooms. Siblings are welcome!

Preschool Sunday and GBP Bake Sale, January 13th

January 13th is Preschool Sunday at LUMC. Our Sunbeams are invited to share some songs with the congregation during the 9:45am worship service. Please arrive at LUMC on the 13th by 9:40am and head to the Sanctuary with your child(ren). After the Praise Band's first song, I will call our Sunbeams up to the front of the Sanctuary to share their songs. We will then head to Asbury Hall for Sunday School, siblings are welcome to join us! Nursery is available for children under 5 yrs. old.

Our Annual Bake Sale is always a great fundraiser! Parents and staff provide baked goods and all proceeds go directly to GBP!! A sign-up will be emailed out shortly for bake sale items.

The United Methodist Men (UMM) have invited us to help pack Comfort Cases for local foster children after the 9:45 service on the 13th. Most foster children travel from home to home with their belongings in a trash bag. The UMM have gathered the items needed to pack Comfort Cases for these children to have a proper bag and personal items. The UMM would love to have our help in packing these cases (think assembly line). What a wonderful opportunity to SHINE bright! I will send out reminders and more details as Preschool Sunday approaches.

Application Form for 2019-2020 Registration

Early Registration begins January 14, 2019 for GBP Families and LUMC Members.