The children adjusted well to their teachers, new friends and BUMNS school routine during September. They are enjoying adventures to Music, KIM and of course, the playground. Game Room is buzzing with activity. The Game Room’s soft academic environment gives the children an introduction to pre-reading and pre-math concepts. Thank you to the Game Room volunteers who assist teachers in the Game Room.

Our youngest 2’s are feeling secure and safe in school. Early tears have dried and the children have become accustomed their classrooms. As the year progresses, the 2’s will enjoy socializing that begins as parallel play.
October brings cooler weather, colorful leaves and exciting events at BUMNS. October is Fire Safety Awareness month. 5 Day classes will walk to the Berwyn Fire Station for a tour and lesson on fire safety. The 3 & 4 Day children will have a visit from the Fire Company’s truck and firemen. The children learn that firefighters are helpful heroes. All classes will practice a fire drill at school.

Thank you for supporting BUMNS school fundraisers. The Mod Pizza fundraiser was a huge success. Twenty families had lunch at Mod Pizza on the 4th. More enjoyed dinner in the evening. Good food and fun was had by all. 20 % of the money spent went to BUMNS.
Pizzas and Stromboli’s are being offered by A Casa Pizza during October. The pizzas will be delivered in time for Halloween.
Fall photography mini sessions are being offered by Ashley Suchecki on October 15th and October 16th. 100% of monies raised goes back to BUMNS. The cost is $50 for a 20 minute session with 5 edited images. Saturday’s session will be at Frank Johnson Park and Sunday’s session will be at Hilltop House in Berwyn. Email the office for information on signing up. The Yankee Candle fundraiser is ongoing.

I am occasionally asked why fundraise at BUMNS? Fundraising helps distinguish our preschool from other schools in the area. Monies raised have built our playground, given us funds to add new educational tools to our Game Room and classes, installed a security system, painted classrooms, bought music instruments and KIM equipment. Fundraising helps support our school environment. Tuitions do not cover the full cost of education. Fundraisers help BUMNS offset the costs of providing a high-quality learning experience to children. Fundraising enhances a child’s early education experience.
Our largest fundraiser is the annual BUMNS Silent Auction and Dinner. This year the event will be held at 30 Main in Berwyn on April 1st. The support of BUMNS families has been phenomenal.

BUMNS Parent/ Teacher Board does not only plan and chair fundraisers, they have organized many social events for our school family. Play date socials have been well attended this fall. The BUMNS Parent/ Teacher Board Happy Hour will be held at 30 Main on Thursday, October 13th.