Holy Family Glory Bee Preschool - Pre-K 4 - Busy Bees


Welcome to Mrs. Bowen’s PreK-4 Busy Bees Class Page!

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 If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at jbowen@holyfamilydalecity.org. 

We are looking forward to a wonderful school year
with you and your child!

Mrs. Bowen & Mrs. Gomez




October in Pre-K Four





We are off to a great start!  The children are getting used to the routine of our day and are busy exploring and enjoying the different centers, along with the art projects. Our Busy Bees class is also enjoying religion with Mrs. Peacott and music with Mrs. Wolin on Wednesdays.  This coming Thursday we will begin our monthly library visit and Mrs. Gomez will begin to teach the children Spanish every Thursday.  “Happy Birthday” to Tyler who celebrates an October birthday!


Please have your child bring a stuffed animal on Thursday, October 4th, for the Feast of Saint Francis.  Father will come and bless all of the stuffed animals on this special day.


Starting this Friday, October 5th, our class will attend Mass on the first Friday of every month.   After Mass we will take the children to visit the Food Pantry. Please send in a canned good with your child to bring to the Food Pantry.  This is always a wonderful opportunity for the children to be able help others in need.


Throughout October we will be talking about Community Helpers, Autumn,  pumpkins,  and apples. The week of October 9th-12th is our “Color Week.” Please have your child wear something that has the color of the day that is indicated on the calendar for each day. Friday, October 12th, is an 11:30 dismissal for the entire school in carpool.


Glory Bee Preschool will visit Belvedere Pumpkin Patch on Friday, October 19th.  This is a family function.  Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.  We will meet you there at 9:30.  There will not be any school on this day unless it rains and if that happens we will have our regular school day.  Hopefully, Mother Nature will cooperate with us.  More information was sent in Mrs. Peacott’s October newsletter.


Also, on Friday, October 26th, the entire school will be closed so that the staff may attend the Diocesan Institute for teacher in-service.  We always tell the children that this is the day that we go to school.


Mrs. Gomez and I are both enjoying getting to know your children.  We love their enthusiasm and the joy that they bring to the classroom.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns please let us know.


God Bless,


Mrs. Bowen and Mrs. Gomez


Click on the link to look at our class calendar.

October calendar 2018


Our preschool day consists of center time, art, circle time, snack, playground, and we end our day with a story.  Art is done during our center time so that we are able to work with a few children at a time, depending on their needs. During circle time, we will be going over colors, shapes, patterns, prayers, and songs. So if your preschooler tells you that they did nothing at school, believe me they had a busy day!


Busy Bees’ Daily Schedule

8:30-10:15   Arrival, Free Play, Art, and Circle

10:15-10:45   Snack and Bathroom

10:45-11:15  Playground/Gym

11:15   Story and Prayer

11:30   Dismissal for those not staying all day

11:45-12:45  Lunch, Free Play, Bathroom, and Clean Up

12:45-2:00   Rest Time and Wake up

2:00-2:45   Reading Enrichment Program and Activity

2:45  Snack, Clean Up, Pack Up, Activity

3:00 Dismissal—Carpool

Please note: the first week preschool will dismiss at 11:30 for everyone. Our afternoon program will begin on Tuesday, September 20. Your child will need to bring a lunch, labeled with their name. There is an option to order school lunches for your child, but we have found that the children are happy with their lunches from home and tend to not eat the school lunches as eagerly.
Milk and water are provided for the children to drink at lunch.
Please do not send a drink.

Our afternoon program ends at 3:00 and the children are dismissed in the car pool line. We will bring your child out to your car. For those children who are not staying for the afternoon  program, school dismisses at 11:30.
If you would like your child to stay for the Lunch Bunch program,
we will keep them in the classroom with us.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us or send us an e-mail. We are always available. We look forward to a getting to know your preschoolers and enjoying a fun-filled year of learning with them!

Mrs. Bowen & Mrs. Gomez