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Nov.19 Weekly Update and Grandparents' Day Schedule

posted Nov 19, 2018, 8:38 AM by Lee Newman

Dear Bon Air Families,

We had a great week at Bon Air Elementary!  Please click here to see a video with some exciting highlights from this past week.

 We have REALLY amazing student leaders at Bon Air Elementary!  Below you can find information from some of the fantastic projects they are leading.  

Dear parents, our school is donating soda bottle tabs to the Ronald McDonald House. Please remind your kids to bring them in. Thank you, Danny and River 

Hello,

My name is Austin  and I am in Mr. Zulauf’s fourth grade class.  As many of you know, every December I do a food drive. I make fliers and pass them out to people in our community and collect as much food as I can for FeedMore.  Sadly, one in six children in central Virginia do not receive the necessary nutrition. I have been doing my food drives since I was three years old, and with the help of my community, have collected over 10,000 pounds of food during this time.  

This year, I am asking our Bon Air community to help.  Please drop off any non-perishable (no glass) items to our school anywhere between Monday, December 3rd through Wednesday, December 19th.  Boxes will be labeled in our school for drop off. Thank you for pitching in and helping to make such a HUGE difference in our community this holiday season!

Sincerely,

Austin 

Girl Scout Troop 94 is having a winter clothes drive. The reason we are having one is because we have handed out blessing bags to homeless people and the first thing they have been interested in was the socks. Since winter is coming we are collecting NEW, ADULT socks, gloves, and hats. We are trying to collect 500 items to help the homeless people of our community. Please put your items in the box in the front lobby before December 14.

Important dates to remember:

 Tuesday, November 20th-  Grandparent’s Day

Wednesday,  November 21st- Friday, November 23rd-  No School- Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 27th-  PTA Spirit Night at Wood & Iron from 4 PM-10 PM

Tuesday, November 27th-  Old Hundred redistricting meeting 7:00 PM at Watkins Elementary School  (This is a change from the previous location).  

Wednesday, November 28th-  PTA board meeting at 6:30 PM in the BAES library.  Dr. Siddiqi will be in attendance to speak about the Crestwood/Bon Air project

Thursday, November 29th-  Kindergarten and 3rd grade Vision and Hearing screening

Friday, November 30th-  VPI Parent Workshop from 9:40-10:10 in the cafeteria

Thursday, December 6th-  Fall make-up pictures

Thursday, December 6th-  First grade to Swift Creek Playhouse for Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Thursday, December 6th-  Barnes and Noble Night 5:00-6:00 PM

Thursday, December 6th-  Chick-fil-A PTA Spirit Night from 5:00-8:00 in the Chesterfield Towne Center’s food court

Friday, December 7th-  Town hall meeting day

Friday, December 7th-  Interims posted on Parent Vue

Monday, December 10th- Wednesday, December 19th-  Mid-year MAP assessment for grades 3-5

Tuesday, December 11th-  PTA meeting and third grade musical “Crazy Carols”
 

 

Important updates:   

Grandparent’s Day:  

We are so excited for our upcoming Grandparent’s Day on Tuesday, November 20th.  The schedule of activities is listed below.  If you would like to volunteer to help during Grandparent's Day, please click here.

Time

Activity

8:00

Check-in

8:15-8:35

5th grade classroom visits

8:40-9:00

3rd grade classrooms visits

9:05-9:35

Grandparent Gathering in the gym

9:40-10:00

2nd grade classroom visits

10:05-10:25

1st grade classroom visits

10:30-11:00

Grandparent Gathering in the gym

11:05-11:25

4th grade classrooms visits

11:30-11:50

Kindergarten/Pre-K classroom visits

12:00

Program ends

Training Opportunity for Parents:  Click here to see a training opportunity for parents of students with disabilities.  In order to ensure that parents have the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), through grant funding provided by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD), has created a training program entitled Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities.  The purpose of this training program is to assist families in understanding four things: (i) what are the keys to their child’s academic success; (ii) what decisions will they need to make regarding their child’s educational path; (iii) at what point will they be making these decisions; and (iv) what information will they need so that they can make the most well informed decisions possible for their child?

 

Gifted Referral Deadlines:  The follow dates are deadlines for referrals for gifted identification referrals:  

January 15th- 2nd-4th grade

March 15th- Kindergarten- 1st grade

 

Social Media:  You can now find Bon Air Elementary School on social media!  We are excited to use social media to communicate about upcoming events and highlight the great things that are going on at our school! Please pick the method below that is most convenient for your family and like us or follow us!

Facebook:  Bon Air Elementary School

Twitter:  @BAES_Eagles

Instagram:  baes_eagles

 

If you have any questions or if there’s anything I can do to help, please reach out to me.  Thanks so much for all of your support. Working together, as a team, we will make each day a great day for learning at BAES!

 

Best regards,

Heather Gentry

Principal

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