April 2019 Newsletter

Mrs. Coates and Mrs. Hull


Dear Parents,


Spring is in the air! It is so hard to believe that we have already completed twenty-three letters of the alphabet. It gives us great pride to see what confidence this knowledge gives the children. This month we will complete the alphabet (We don’t envy the parents that get stuck with those last few letter bags – they’re tough ones!) Our unit focus this month will be on butterflies and insects – with some worms thrown in for good measure. Of course we will continue with our journal entries.


The spring excitement will continue to spill over into the classroom with lots of fun things to see and do! We will be experiencing the butterfly life cycle in our classroom, watching our own butterflies go from larva, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly. Each child will be able to name their own “Painted Lady” butterfly. As always, please stop in to experience our excitement and our beautiful bug infested room!


Our last Art Masterpiece of the school year will take place on Wednesday, April 24th!   Art Masterpiece ran so well this year! Thanks to all that participated in this program!


We will enjoy a field trip to Butterfly Wonderland on Thursday, April 25th. We will leave Benchmark no later than 8:15 so that we will be on site by 8:50 to receive our wristband and briefing. Our tour begins promptly at 9:00. We realize that some of you will have to arrive at Benchmark earlier than usual, but this was our only option. Please let us know if you are able to help with transportation to the event. The cost of the field trip will be $11.00 per child and $16.50 per adult. Also, let us know if you will be using season passes for this event. All money must be turned in by Wednesday, April 17th.


Next week, we will have a sign up on the cart for volunteers to plan the end of the year class party which will be on Tuesday, May 21st. It’s hard to believe this is the last party!



Warmest Regards,


Mrs. Coates & Mrs. Hull




                            April 15-18 -- Book Fair

                              Friday, April 19 -- Early Dismissal

                             Monday, April 22 -- No School

                             Thursday, April 25 -- Butterfly Wonderland  


Looking Ahead: Thursday, May 16 -- Parent Tea

     Tuesday, May 21 -- End of the Year Class Party

                              Friday, May 24 -- Last Day/BenchmarkWater Party/Early Release