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Sept. 30 Weekly Update

posted Sep 30, 2018, 2:23 PM by Lee Newman

Dear Bon Air Families,

We had a fantastic week!  Thank you for sharing your children with us every day.  Please click here to see a video with some exciting highlights from this past week.   

Last week we enjoyed spending some time getting to know our amazing bus drivers.  We are so thankful for everything our bus drivers do everyday to safely transport our students to and from school.  We have the best bus drivers at BAES!

Important dates to remember:

Monday, September 24th- Tuesday, October 2nd- Fall book fair

Tuesday, October 2nd-  Book fair/dessert food trucks 4:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, October 11th-  PTA Spirit Night at Bell Greek from 4:00-8:00 PM

Friday, October 12th-  Three hour early release for students/teacher professional development day. Students will be dismissed at 11:15.

Friday, October 12th-  Town hall meeting day

Monday, October 15th-  Deadline for gifted identification referral (5th grade)

Saturday, October 20th-  Bon Air Village Fair!  10:30 AM- 3:00 PM

Thursday, October 25th-  Fall picture day

Tuesday, October 30th-  Pizza and Pumpkin Night and Book Exchange

Monday, November 5th-  Student holiday/teacher workday

Tuesday, November 6th-  Student holiday/parent-teacher conference day.  Conferences will be scheduled from 10 AM-6 PM.

Important updates:   

Reflections:  Are you creative?  Do you enjoy art, music, dance, photography, writing, or filmmaking?  Then submit an entry to PTA Reflections! It is easy! This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me.”  Show us what this theme means to you by drawing a picture, writing a song, taking a photograph, choreographing a dance, writing a poem, making a short film.  Pick up an entry form and guidelines from the front office or email Erin Lowery at erinlowery1@gmail.com.  Deadline for submissions is October 26.

Series Reading Kick-Off:  Monday, October 1st is the kick-off for our Series Reading program at BAES.  Series reading is a great way to get students hooked on books. Our goal is to develop a love of reading and develop lifelong readers.  Click here to read the parent letter with more information that will go home with students this week.

PTA Membership:  Become a Bon Air PTA member today!  Membership is only $5.00. Click here for the link to register online.  Click here for the paper registration form in English and click here for the paper registration form in Spanish .

Bon Air Elementary School Running Club:  The Bon Air Elementary School Running Club meets before school on Wednesdays at 7:00 AM.  (If it is raining or below 32 degrees, running club we will not meet and Friday will be used as a makeup date.)   Students run around the track in front of the school for fun and fitness. We keep an individualized log of the miles that they run each week.  PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO STAY AND WALK/RUN WITH THEIR CHILDREN, but please do not leave your children unattended before 7:00 AM. CONTACT: David Kane (kanedb@verizon.net)  if you have any questions.   Click here to register your student (or students) on-line. Children must be registered to participate.  

MAP Assessment Data:  Our 3rd-5th grade students have finished taking their beginning of the year MAP assessments in Reading and Math.  This data will help teachers plan instruction that meets the needs of each of our learners. MAP data will be shared with parents on parent-teacher conference day.  If you are unable to attend parent-teacher conferences, your child’s data will be sent home with them the week of conferences in Friday folders.

Safe Routes to School:  Safe Routes to School is a grant through VDOE that we are excited to be participating in this year.  Click here for more information about the grant program. Click here for safety tips for the month of October.

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

October 15th-  5th grade

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