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. However, I think that the playground is the biggest hit so far!  Our Busy Bees class is also enjoying music on Wednesdays with Mrs. Wolin and Spanish with Mrs. Gomez on Thursdays. Also, this month we will begin our religion program with Mrs. Peacott. “Happy Birthday” to Luca, Blake and Hines who all celebrate October birthdays!

Starting this Friday, October 6th, 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, colors, fall, and apples. The week of October 9th-13th 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.

Glory Bee Preschool will visit Belvedere Pumpkin Patch on Thursday, October 24th. 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 will follow.

Also, on Friday, October 27th, 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.

We are looking forward to the fall weather and plan on taking our class out to the playground whenever the weather cooperates. Sometimes if we cannot go on the playground, we are able to go outside for a walk to get some fresh air. Please send a jacket or sweater.

Mrs. Gomez and I are both enjoying getting to know your children and love their enthusiasm. I am looking forward to starting to do some experiments with them during our circle time and watching their reactions. As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

God Bless,

Mrs. Bowen and Mrs. Gomez



October Calendar 2017


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!

Pre-K Four Busy Bees Daily Schedule

8:30 Arrival

8:30-9:45 Free Play and Art

9:45-10:15 Circle

10:15-10:30 Snack

10:30-10:45 Bathroom

10:45-11:15 Playground/Gym

11:15 Story

11:30 Dismissal

11:30-3:00 Afternoon Program

1:00-2:00 Rest Time for Afternoon Program

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