Great Beginnings Gazette

Newsletter of the Great Beginnings' Sunbeams

Pictures, Recess Run and Halloween!

Happy Fall Y'all! We had a wonderful September getting to know you and your wonderful Sunbeams!

A visit from Fire Station 20 kicked off what is sure to be an outstanding October! We are looking forward to class and individual pictures October 8/9th with Ms. Blaire. Our Recess Run 5k and Fun Run is quickly approaching on October 19th! I am sure everyone is excited to celebrate Halloween at GBP! More details on these events below.

We're looking forward to concentrating on the following themes this month: Farm, Fall, Halloween, pumpkins, camping, color orange, circle, letters C, D, E and F.

In Music Class, we will continue to explore beat vs. rhythm and note value. Our composer of the month is Edvard Grieg. We will take a close listen to his In the Hall of the Mountain King (so Halloween-y). We will also listen to Morning Mood. Both of these pieces by Edvard Grieg were written for Ibsen's play Peer Gynt. In Chapel, we will use the stories of Moses, Samuel and David to discuss how we can share God's love with others. Our bible verse for the month of October is found in 1 Samuel 3:9, "Speak Lord for your servant is listening".

Pictures with Blaire Ring

Class and individual pictures are October 8th and 9th with Blaire Ring of Second Ave Photography. Our pictures are taken outside, rain date is October 22/23.

Picture Day Schedule:

October 8: T/TH Monkeys, T/TH Bears and Owls

October 9: MW Monkeys, MWF Bears and Bees

GBP Recess Run 5k and Fun Run

Saturday, Oct. 19th, 9am

19623 Evergreen Mills Road

Leesburg, VA

Lace up those running shoes and dust off your Halloween costumes! Its Recess Run time! We are excited to see our GBP friends, sponsors and community members at Evergreen Sportsplex on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The 5k begins at 9am and Fun Run at 9:45am. We will have games set up on the soccer field during the 5k for the kids to enjoy. Our Fun Run will take place on the soccer field as well!

Join our Race Facebook Group for Sponsor, Door Prize and Race updates and details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1327883813905148/

Click the link below to register!

Halloween at GBP

Wednesday, October 30th: MW Monkeys and MWF Bears Halloween Parade and parties

Thursday, October 31st: T/TH Monkeys, T/TH Bears, Bees and Owl Parade and parties


Halloween at GBP is quite an event complete with a costume parade and trick-or-treating! Drop off as usual in your child's classroom and head up to the Sanctuary. At 9:15am, our Sunbeams will parade through the Sanctuary in their (preschool-appropriate) costumes. Halloween Party and trick-or-treating details vary by class, please keep an eye out for more information from your child's teacher, party planner, or CC (classroom coordinator).

Please note: Halloween at GBP is candy-free. All food items for parties must be approved by the Preschool Office before entering the classroom. Trick-or-treat items may include Halloween -themed pencils, erasers, temporary tattoos, rings, etc.