Bright Beginnings Buzz

January 2020

Hello everyone!

Happy New year! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to this brand new year! We are excited to be getting back in the swing of things! :) Many thanks to all of you who spoiled us this Christmas season with all of the gifts and goodies. We are so thankful for them and for all of YOU!! :)

Fruit of the Spirit - Joy

Bible Verse - "There will always be cold & heat, summer & winter, day & night

Special days to be aware of:

January 6 - 10 - Lunch Bunch session 3 registration

January 13 - Lunch Bunch session 3 begins (8 week session)

January 14 & 16 - Children's Church

January 20th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

A.C.E available for registered students only

January 21 & 23 - Remy and Friends visit

January 22nd - Parents night out - Hall around Town Trivia at The Crooked Handle from 7 - 9

January 25th - Chili Cook off

January 27th - Ready 2 Respond CPR Class

January 28 & 30 - Children's Church

January 29 - Registration begins for 2020/2021 School Year for current students

Lunch Bunch Registration

Please note that Lunch Bunch registration for Session III is going on January 6th through the 10th online at (Lunch Bunch Session III will begin January 13). Please see below for pricing information! Let us know if you have any questions.
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We will have registration for the 2020-2021 school year beginning on January 29th at 10 a.m. Everyone who is currently enrolled will be guaranteed a spot for the upcoming year. You just may not get your number one class time. All registration for next year will be done online. Once we have placed all of our current students and their families then we open registration up to our waiting list children and then to the general public. Info on classes, tuition and the registration process will be sent out by the middle of next week. If you have any questions on what your child's next steps may be please let me know. :)

Gingerbread house decorating contest

The winner of gingerbread house decorating contest is..... The Erwin Family, with the Schutte Family VERYYYY close behind! We are so happy to announce that there were a total of $126.81 in donations! We had such a great time at the event and we were able to give the Springboro Community Assistance Center such a nice donations during the Christmas season!

Parent Connection

We had a great month of December! We had such a fun time at our first annual Festive Family Fun night! Our December mission was a huge success for the foster children of the First United Methodist Children's home. The donations were so plentiful and generous that we were able to fill 61 gift bags for ages 6 months to 19 years old. We were so touched by your generosity, thank you so much for donating!


Mondays & Wednesdays - Bright & Fit in the Sanctuary with Fitness Blender - Melt away those extra holiday pounds! - 9 a.m.

January 7, 14, 21, & 28 - Tuesdays at 10 a.m. "Raising Giant Killers" Study (10 week study)

With honesty, humor, and keen biblical insight, bestselling authors Bill and Beni Johnson help you discover the keys to successful parenting in God's kingdom. "Parents, we rule for the purpose of protection, but we also serve with the purpose of empowering," they write. "We want to release our children into their destiny--that's the privilege of parenting."

January 22nd - Parents night out - Hall around Town Trivia at The Crooked Handle from 7 - 9

Come join other parents and teachers for a parents night out and play Name that Tune! Please click on the sign up genius link to register!

January 27th - CPR class - H.O.P.E (Hands Only Practical Experience) + choking class for parents - $10 - click below to sign up! Dinner and childcare is available. Please see below for more information!

CPR Class!

It is something that we should all know, but somehow never get around to learning. Would you be ready to respond in an emergency? We are so excited to host a CPR class taught by Angela Maciukiewicz from Ready 2 Respond Trainings. Please click on the following link to check out her website!

She will be teaching the H.O.P.E. (Hands on Practical Training) course. This course provides hands-on practical experience with a simplified from of CPR using only chest compressions (no mouth-to-mouth breaths). Chest compression-only CPR can double or triple a victim's chance of survival. The class will be $10. Please click on the sign up genius link to register! You are welcome to join us for dinner as well!

She will also be offering several Babysitter Safety Courses over the winter break and in January, at the new Chamber of Commerce meeting rooms at the Performing Arts Center. If you have a tween or teen interesting in getting into babysitting, this is the perfect course for them!

Parents/Teachers Night Out

Are you ready for a fun parents night out!?! Get a babysitter and join other parents and teachers on the Bright Beginnings team for "Name that Tune" trivia on Wednesday, January 22 from 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Scott from Hall Around Town Trivia will be at The Crooked Handle dishing out small samples of today’s hits and yesterday’s favorites. Will you be able to name them all ?!?

Let us know if you can come so that we can call ahead and let them know how many will be in our group! Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 21st. Please click on the sign up genius link to register!

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Best of all, ITS FREE TO PLAY!

Kindergarten Readiness Meeting

Our annual KINDERGARTEN READINESS meeting will be on Wednesday, February 26th at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM. We are so excited to have Carrie Corder, Clearcreek Elementary Principal, will be joining us and discussing what you and your child can expect as you prepare for, enroll in & start Kindergarten. There will be a great deal of information to pass along. This is an amazing opportunity to gather information, ask questions & get answers.

This is always a popular meeting! We will have child-care available at both meeting times. Please let me know if you plan on attending (9:30 am or 1:30 pm) and if you will need childcare by clicking on this sign up genius link:


Many of you have had your winter conferences with your child's teacher and many of you are in the process. Please contact your teacher for scheduling, if you have not yet done so.

Chili Cook Off

Get your aprons out, your best chili recipe ready, grab your favorite game and join us on Saturday, January 25 for the church's annual Chili Cook-off and Game Night. There will be prizes for the best tasting, the most creative presentation, etc. Each entrant will need to provide their own 4x4 card table (decorated of course!) and chili cooked up and brought in warm (there aren’t enough outlets for everyone’s crockpots). For planning purposes, if you plan on bringing a chili, please sign up online at If you are unable to sign up in advance, please don’t let that stop you from joining the competition! Last minute entrants welcome.

Family Life Committee will provide hot dogs and drinks. If you’re not a chili cook, just bring a side or dessert to share. We could also use donations of prizes (gift cards or small gifts). Donations can be dropped off in the church office. Come early for worship at 5:30. The dinner will begin at 6:30. If you can help with this event, please contact Tina Stafford at 937-885-6839. Thanks!

Health & Safety

In order to be pro-active, we have attached our inclement weather policy and illness policy. We want to keep everyone safe and healthy in the new year! :)

Speaking of being safe...please, please remember to park in the side lot off of East Street if walking in to pick up or your child at the end of preschool. We are seeing more and more people parking in the front lot and walking through the pick up line which makes us very nervous as children can dart between the cars. Please also be very cautious in the parking lots and keep a hold of your little ones. They are too little for drivers to spot. As a driver, please be extra vigilant and cautious.

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Financial Peace University

Budget blown for Christmas? Credit card limits maxed? Too much month at the end of the money? It’s a common issue and it’s nearly impossible to tackle on your own. But with some expert help from Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze, and Chris Hogan you can learn how to take charge of your finances in order to live with confidence and joy in today’s complex world.

You’ll learn how to live on less than you make, steadily pay off your debts, and take control of your finances once and for all. In addition to the entire course offering and seven weekly sessions (Jan 12-Feb 23) you’ll get the free app, a workbook of financial tools, access to experienced coaches, live streams that keep you motivated, and courses to help you continue your journey. Contact the church office at 937-748-2612 to register.

Prayer Requests

  • Unspoken prayers
  • Prayers of joy for the Mann Family who welcomed baby Joseph (Joey) on January 2nd!
  • Prayers of healing for Jacob G. as he battles leukemia.
  • Prayers for Becky Webber as she mourns the loss of her sister.