Let Love Grow This Year at Busy Bee

by Ric on September 8, 2019

As we embark on the excitement of a 37th school year here at Busy Bee, I can’t help but reflect on the success of the past. Last year was truly a fantastic year at Busy Bee. Our classes transformed into happy little families as the year went on and our days were filled with smiles, learning and memorable experiences. As always, our triumphs in the past keep us positive in the present and brightens the horizons towards our future.
So begins a new day at Busy Bee!!!!!! With it comes many returning students and families who are ready to pick up where we left off in June. Plus a fresh batch of new Busy Bee’ers excited and eager to join the fun. New beginnings for a new year……..so we welcome in September.

For the first time in 30 years the lovely Miss Sue will not be there to great us all on the first day but we are happy that Miss Michele will be joining Miss Donna in our 3 year old class. The goal of the first few weeks of the school year is to get everyone settled in their new school routines, adjust to all of the transitions of the day and to create a fun, happy, loving atmosphere in our rooms.

When families arrive at Busy Bee tomorrow you will notice a large tent near the front entrance of the school. The Germonds Church had their homecoming today and the tent was part of the celebration. Please be aware that the tent company might be there taking it down during morning dismissal or afternoon drop-off. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Families will be receiving a packet with your calendar and lots of other information over the first two days but I wanted to share some other things as well. Getting all of the children used to using the potty and giving lots of bathroom reminders is another focus at the beginning of the year. Please speak to your child’s teachers about the potty and any information that you think might lead to success in bathroom.

Busy Bee will be providing snacks over the first few days and families will be finding out about their snack days on your child’s calendars. Again this year Busy Bee will be offering only water to drink at snack time not juice. It is not necessary to send your child with a water bottle to school. Please also label any items that belongs to your child (backpacks, clothes, jackets, hats) so we can ensure all items go home with the correct child.

Please inform your teachers if anyone other than yourself will be picking up your child from school. Also at drop-off and dismissal please, please be careful when driving in the parking lot at school. Inform all babysitters, grandparents or anyone else that might be dropping or picking up your child about the safety concerns when driving in the lot. Many families also do choose to use the playground before and after school. Of course we love to see everyone using the playground but please do watch your children in the back of Busy Bee and on the playground. Also please take all clothes, backpacks, water bottles and trash out of the playground when you leave.

Tuition for the year is normally due by the 10 of each month. Each classroom has a tuition envelope for you to drop off tuition. Tuition can be placed in the envelope, given to your child’s teacher or directly to me. Busy Bee accepts checks and cash for tuition payments.

Each year at school we try hard to develop a special theme right from the first day of school that develops with the school year. Our theme for this year will be ‘Let Love Grow’ and I am super excited to see how all of us Grow Together over the next 10 months.

Here is to another Magical Year at Busy Bee and I am excited to share this time with you all.

Mr. Ric


This Week at Busy Bee

by Ric on March 17, 2019

Hi Everyone and Happy St. Patrick’s Day,

Hope you all are having a nice weekend. Before I focus on the excitement of the upcoming week I want to reflect on a very fun and busy week that just happened at school. Double Dance Day’s with Miss Donna was a blast. Library time and a special visit from our good friends at La Petite Dent Pediatric Dentistry were also a big highlight. The ladies from La Petite Dent put on a great demonstration for the children and the children were talking about the visit and good dental practices the rest of the week. Many of the parents who use La Petite Dent, rave about how happy they are using them as their dental practice.

This week the classes will continue to work on their special Rainbow Shape Collages to decorate our rooms for the spring. The children will also begin work on another great activity that we hope will usher in spring the right way. This week will also be letter K week at school.

We have one more week till our second annual Busy Bee Dance Festival… and all of the dancers are doing such a great job. Please remember that all children are welcome to attend school the day of their classes dance time and families are more than welcome to attend as well. We are asking that families dress the children in Black and Yellow for the day!!! This is the schedule for the Festival:

Tuesday March 26 9:20- Miss Sue’s Class
Tuesday March 26 11:00- Miss Dawn’s Morning Class
Wednesday March 27-11:00- Mr. Ric’s Morning Class
Wednesday March 27- 12:45- Mr. Ric and Miss Dawn’s Afternoon Classes.

This week the classes will be doing another Double Dance Day with Miss Donna on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Miss Dawn’s Morning Class will also be visiting the library this week on Thursday. Families are welcome to join us for Story Time at 11:10. Please do try and return your child’s library book before Thursday of the this week so the children have plenty of choices. There is a good deal of books that have not been returned to the library in a few weeks, so please check and see if you have any at your home.

This week will be the 8 week of the Winter Session of Gym. Gym classes that were missed due to snow days are are not counted as gym weeks, so there are three more weeks left in all three gym class days.

Thank you everyone who has shown interest in the Busy Bee Summer Program. A number of the weeks are almost filled up already. So if you are interested in having your child attend camp this summer please let me know or return your application. Please also return your application for the 2019-2020 school year if you have yet to do so.

Thanks everyone and have a great day,
Mr. Ric


Winter Fun at Busy Bee

January 27, 2019

Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a nice weekend. We are all set for a very fun week as we get ready to say goodbye to January. The classes are continuing to work on their own personal narratives about what they would like to do on a Snowy Day!!! It will also be letter I […]

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Happy New Year

January 6, 2019

Hi Everyone and Happy New Year. It was a very fun first three days back at school last week as the children all seemed to be so very happy to be back with their friends at Busy Bee. Tomorrow starts our first full week of school in 2019 and the teachers are looking forward to […]

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A great start to our new year!!!!

September 16, 2018

Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a nice weekend and are looking forward to an almost full week of school. The whole staff is very excited about how well all the classes are doing after the first five days. This week the goal is to continue to build on our success of the first few […]

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Bee Kind

September 11, 2018

Hi Families, Hope everyone had a nice long weekend and Happy New Year to all those families who celebrate Rosh Hashanah. It was a real fun first two days of school and I hope you are excited to get back to our three day week. The goal of the next three days of school is […]

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“Think and wonder, wonder and think.” Dr. Seuss

February 25, 2018

I Hope everyone enjoyed their shortened Mid Winter Break and are excited to get back to school this week…. and boy do we have a fun week ahead of us!!!! I always say that February and March are two of my personal favorite months of the year at Busy Bee. Visiting the classes during this […]

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This Week at Busy Bee

January 15, 2018

It was another fantastic week at school last week as the kids are doing a super job signing in, our portraits for January are finished and on display and we are in the process of creating our name snowman projects. The teachers have also been trying to add some new centers into the rooms as […]

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This Week At Busy Bee

September 24, 2017

I hope you all enjoyed a long four day weekend and are ready for what is going to be a very busy week at school…. Gym Classes, Field Trips, Special Visitors and new cool things to learn and observe!!!!! Tomorrow starts the fall session of Gym Classes on Monday, Thursday and Fridays. Gym is a […]

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Caring Hearts and Helping Hands (Day Camp in the Park and the Germonds Presbyterian Church)

September 18, 2017

You all know that we are excited about this new theme for the year of Caring Hearts and Helping Hands at Busy Bee. Last year we were fortunate to become involved with a local business whose caring hearts are on par with our school, Day Camp In The Park. Karl, Ken and Paul from Day […]

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