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  • Health Department urges parents to immunize kindergarteners The Washington County Health Department is encouraging parents to have their children immunized for the 2018-2019 school year now to avoid the rush. Parents of kindergartners, seventh graders and ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2018, 7:39 AM by Granger Meador
  • School Supply Lists for 2018-2019 CLICK HERE for the Richard Kane School Supply Lists for 2018-2019. Pack the BackpacksThe annual Washington County School Supply Drive provides school supplies for those needing assistance for ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2018, 3:41 AM by Granger Meador
  • Cub Camp for incoming 6th Graders on July 30-31, 2018 Cub Camp / Transition Camp is designed for incoming sixth-grade students to become familiar with Central Middle School before school actually starts. This will be an opportunity for students to ...
    Posted May 21, 2018, 1:23 PM by Granger Meador
  • Sign up for July STEAM Camp All second and third graders currently enrolled at Jane Phillips and Richard Kane elementaries are invited to attend the first-ever elementary summer STEAM camp on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 9:19 AM by Granger Meador
  • Sign up for Elementary Summer Reading Partners Program All students who are currently enrolled in an elementary school in the Bartlesville Public Schools are invited to participate in the first-ever Elementary Summer Reading Partners Program.This exciting ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 8:51 AM by Granger Meador
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Health Department urges parents to immunize kindergarteners

posted Jul 5, 2018, 7:38 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 5, 2018, 7:39 AM ]

The Washington County Health Department is encouraging parents to have their children immunized for the 2018-2019 school year now to avoid the rush. Parents of kindergartners, seventh graders and students entering college, please review your children’s immunization record to ensure they are ready for the upcoming year.

Back-to-school vaccinations help protect Oklahoma’s children and families from the spread of infectious diseases. Vaccines help develop immunity to countless infectious diseases by enabling the body to recognize and fight vaccine-preventable diseases. The following vaccines are required for Oklahoma children entering or returning to school in the fall:
  • Kindergarten — DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), IPV (polio), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and Varicella (chicken pox), HepB, HepA
  • Seventh grade — Tdap; and CDC recommends the meningitis vaccine and HPV vaccine
  • College entry — Meningitis
For more information, see the state health department's webpage about school vaccinations.
If your child is due for a vaccination, visit your child’s healthcare provider or the Washington County Health Department at 5121 SE Jacquelyn Lane in Bartlesville from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The health department is closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m. and clinic hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Washington County Health Department is having a day just for school shots on Monday, July 30, 2018, but due to staff shortages you can call and make an appointment now at 918-335-3005.

Immunizations

School Supply Lists for 2018-2019

posted Jun 21, 2018, 12:24 PM by District Webmaster   [ updated Jul 10, 2018, 3:41 AM by Granger Meador ]

School Supply Lists
CLICK HERE 
for the Richard Kane School Supply Lists for 2018-2019.

Pack the Backpacks

The annual Washington County School Supply Drive provides school supplies for those needing assistance for the 2018-19 school year. Because of rising prices, the program asks that participants consider making a $5 donation per family when picking up supplies. On average, the supplies and backpack would cost about $50 in the stores. Without sufficient funds, the program may not be able to continue.

Apply from July 2-28, 2018 at
  • Concern - 333 Penn, Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Agape Mission - 309 Bucy, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Mary Martha Outreach, 1845 SW 4th St, Monday-Wednesday, 9-11 a.m.; Thursday 12-2 p.m.
Completely fill out the application you pick up, and turn it in to a WCSSD representative at one of the above locations during normal business hours. Do NOT try to just “drop it off”. Note that only Agape Mission will be open on July 27 and 28. Backpacks will be distributed at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8th and Dewey, on Aug. 6 from 8:30 am to noon and from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Click here for a flyer on the Pack the Backpacks program, including Spanish translation

YOU CAN HELP

Visit PacktheBackpacks.org for more information, including how you can volunteer

If you would like to make a donation to support the program, you can donate online at their website or send your donation to:

Washington County School Supply Drive
P.O. Box 2031
Bartlesville, OK 74005-2031

Cub Camp for incoming 6th Graders on July 30-31, 2018

posted May 21, 2018, 1:22 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 21, 2018, 1:23 PM ]

Cub Camp / Transition Camp is designed for incoming sixth-grade students to become familiar with Central Middle School before school actually starts. This will be an opportunity for students to explore the unique and exciting adventures that await them in middle school. Students will meet their new classmates and start building friendships and relationships with them. Students will also be able to meet with teachers and enter into mentor situations with upperclassmen.
 
Dates, Schedule, & Meals
Cub Camp is scheduled for July 30 - July 31. Free breakfast will be served daily at 8:30; free lunch will be served at 11:30. Our camp will start at 9:00 a.m. and will end at 3:00 p.m.
 
Registration
Registration forms must be returned to your elementary school office or the Central Middle School office before the last day of school.
Transportation
Transportation will be provided. Bus pick up will be at centralized locations. Those locations will be determined and posted on Central's website at bpscentral.org and its Facebook page.
 
Cost
There is a registration fee of $10 to attend Cub Camp but scholarships are available for anyone who needs assistance.  A T-shirt is included.  Cash or check must accompany the registration form; checks should be made to “Central Middle School”.  
Please contact Heather DavisAllison Ebert, or Keri Gardner at Central Middle School for more information.
 
Cub Camp Location
Cub Camp will be at Central Middle School, 815 SE Delaware, Bartlesville, OK 74003, 918-336-9302.
Flyer

Sign up for July STEAM Camp

posted May 14, 2018, 9:19 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 14, 2018, 9:19 AM ]

All second and third graders currently enrolled at Jane Phillips and Richard Kane elementaries are invited to attend the first-ever elementary summer STEAM camp on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Classes will be held at the Westside Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, July 9-12, 2018. Students will be welcome to eat lunch at Jane Phillips Elementary School starting at 11 a.m., then ride a bus from the school to the Westside Community Center.

Snacks will be provided for free each day at the Westside Community Center, and all participants will receive a free T-shirt if they attend all four days.

There is NO COST to this camp.

To enroll, please download and fill out the registration form:
Then detach and return the completed form to your teacher no longer than May 30 to ensure enrollment.
STEAM Camp

Sign up for Elementary Summer Reading Partners Program

posted May 14, 2018, 8:51 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 14, 2018, 8:51 AM ]

All students who are currently enrolled in an elementary school in the Bartlesville Public Schools are invited to participate in the first-ever Elementary Summer Reading Partners Program.

This exciting program is intended to motivate and inspire students to keep reading all summer. Highly qualified teachers will read with and encourage students to continue reading throughout the summer. Teachers will meet with students at specified locations and provide books for students to read at their level.

The sessions will be held at Hoover Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Elementary, Jane Phillips Elementary, Bartlesville Boys and Girls Club, and the Bartlesville Public Library. The times will vary depending on schedules. 

There is NO COST for attending. The program is made possible via funding from Bartlesville Education Promise/Bartlesville Community Foundation.

Please download and fill out the registration form:
Then detach the form and give it your teacher no later than May 30 to ensure enrollmentalthough enrollment will remain available throughout the summer.

For additional information about the Summer Reading Partners Program, please contact Therese Rawlinson, rawlinsontd@bps-ok.org or Kirby Lowry, lowrykm@bps-ok.org.
Summer Reading Partners

Duncan, Reimer, and others recognized

posted Apr 3, 2018, 2:53 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 2:54 PM ]

On March 27, various district staff were recognized, including various teachers from Kane.
Karie Duncan
1st Grade teacher Karie Duncan was recognized as Kane's Teacher of the Year. She was introduced by student Harper Williams.
Karie Duncan



Krista Reimer
3rd Grade teacher Krista Reimer was recognized as Kane's Rising Star Teacher. That award recognizes someone who has exemplified excellence in their entry years of teaching.  The Schmoldt Family Foundation for Education awarded $100 to a Rising Star Teacher from each school site.

Children's author Polacco coming to Kane on March 6

posted Feb 26, 2018, 3:52 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 3:53 PM ]

Patricia Polacco, a well-known author of children's books, will be in Bartlesville from March 6-9, 2018. She will be giving presentations at all six of the district's elementary schools throughout the week, and will be presenting at the Bartlesville Public Library on Friday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Ms. Polacco will spend Tuesday, March 6 at Richard Kane. She will meet with PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students at 9:15 a.m., then meet with 1st and 2nd Grade students at 10:30 a.m., and finally with 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade students as 1:45 p.m.

Ms. Polacco's visit is part of an Experts in Residence grant from the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation. The Foundation has partnered with St. John Catholic School and the Bartlesville Public Library to bring additional presentations to those sites. The BPSF grant was prepared by Principal Shelly White and kindergarten teacher Emily Voelkers of Richard Kane Elementary School.

Ms. Polacco has shared, "I wasn't a very good student in elementary school, and had a hard time with reading and writing. I didn't learn to read until I was almost 14 years old. Reading out loud for me was a nightmare because I would mispronounce words or reconstruct things that weren't even there. That's when one of my teachers discovered I had a learning disability called dyslexia. Once I got help, I read very well!"

Her book Thank You, Mr. Falker is Polacco's retelling of this encounter and its outcome. She is the author of over 60 other books, including Mr. Lincoln's Way and The Lemonade Club.

Ms. Polacco also illustrates her books. She shared, "I came from a family of incredible storytellers, but I didn't start writing children's books until I was 41 years old. Drawing, painting, and sculpture have always been a part of my life, though. My family always encouraged my drawing ability. Kids in school who teased me about my reading would get out of their seats and stand behind my desk as I worked and go, 'Wow, you can really draw.' Later, I earned a degree in Fine Art, and got a Ph.D. in Art History."
Patricia Polacco
Patricia Polacco (photo credit to Donna Claar 07)

Polacco Books
Some of the children's books written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco

5th-8th Grade Softball Clinics and Tryouts

posted Feb 1, 2018, 9:51 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 9:51 AM ]

Starting on Monday, March 5, 2018 the softball coaches will be conducting one-hour clinics on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 p.m. at the Lady Bruins Field just west of Madison Middle School. The program will run through March and April, excluding Spring Break, for 12 practices.

The clinics are open to anyone in grades 5-8 and will cost $1/week, whether a player shows up for one or both days that week.

The funds will go to restocking and updating the concession stand. 

Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25 from 3:45-5:45 p.m. They will post who made it on the website.

If the weather seems problematic, call Madison or Central middle school to check if a clinic or tryout will be taking place.

from Coach Hampton, Coach Showler, and Coach Nease

Questions? Please email Craig Hampton, Head Softball Coach, at HamptonCA@bps-ok.org
Softball

Ms. Spina is a District Teacher of the Month

posted Dec 19, 2017, 7:43 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 19, 2017, 7:43 AM ]

Jennifer Spina, who teaches kindergarten at Richard Kane Elementary School, has been named one of the Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month by Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet Buick. Ms. Spina was presented a plaque and a $300 check by Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank Marketing Manager, and David Oakley Jr., owner of Oakley Chevrolet Buick.

Ms. Spina has 13 years of classroom teaching experience. This is her third year of teaching kindergarten, and she has also taught first grade.

As crucial as academics are, she knows a child must feel safe, valued, and equipped before demonstrating growth in subject areas. In a trust-filled environment, she shows her students that she believes in them. She said, “I want my students to understand that the classroom is a place for them to discover who they will be and how they will change the world.”

Mrs. Spina was influenced by her own first grade teacher to choose this career path. “Ms. Bishop created, intentionally, an environment especially for me in which I could thrive,” Spina said. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to pass that gift to other children.”

As an avid reader, Spina enjoys literature about methodologies, philosophies, strategies, successes, and theory from others in the field. She also recently completed her Master in Education degree in Educational Leadership, which she feels has given her a broader understanding of public education system as a whole.

Bartlesville Public Schools is proud to join Arvest Bank and Oakley Chevrolet Buick in honoring Jennifer Spina as a Bartlesville Teacher of the Month.
Jennifer Spina

Trick or Trot 5K Race & Fun Run on Friday, 10/27/2017

posted Oct 3, 2017, 10:23 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 10:24 AM ]

Richard Kane Elementary will hold a "Trick or Trot" 5K race and fun run fundraiser on Friday, October 27, 2017. Costumes are encouraged, and folks can come early or stay late for carnival games and food.

The one mile Fun Run costs $15 and will begin at 5:30 p.m. while the 5K Race costs $25 and will begin at 6:00 p.m. Kane is located at 801 W 13th St.

You can register online at runsignup.com/kaneelementarytrickortrot. Early packet pick ups will be on Thursday, 10/26 and packet pick up on race day will start at 4:00 p.m. Prices increase $5 on race day, so register online!

Questions can be submitted at the online site.
Trick or Trot

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