April 2017 Newsletter

Mrs. Harmon and Mrs. Coates


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 26th!   Art Masterpiece ran so well this year! Thanks to all that participated in this program!


As we have previously informed you, we will enjoy a field trip to Butterfly Wonderland on Thursday, April 27th. We will leave Benchmark no later than 9:00, so that we are ready to start our tour by 9:30. Please let us know if you can help out with transportation to the event.  The cost of the field trip will be $9.00 per child and $13.00 per adult. Please let us know if you will be using season passes for this event. We would appreciate all money turned in by Friday, April 14th.


Warmest Regards,


Mrs. Harmon & Mrs. Coates






Looking Ahead: Friday, April 14 -- Early Dismissal

                              Monday, April 17 -- No School

                             Thursday, April 27 -- Butterfly Wonderland

                              Friday, May 12 -- Parent Tea

                              Friday, May 19 -- End of the Year Class Party

                              Tuesday, May 23 -- Last Day of School/Benchmark Water Party