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Weekly Update Feb. 11, 2019

posted Feb 11, 2019, 7:24 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.

Dress for Success:  We are excited to show off our Leader in Me program to our parents and the community on Friday, February 15th.  This day will be a “Dress for Success” day at Bon Air Elementary. Our students are encouraged to dress up for our visitors.  

Valentine’s Day:  We love to celebrate special days at school.  As Valentine’s Day approaches, this is a reminder about sending in treats with Valentine’s Day cards.  As stated in our Parent/Student Handbook, “If you wish to send treats for other students, that regardless of whether for a birthday or any other celebration, you can send non-food treats such as pencils, bookmarks, etc.”

Early Dismissal:  On Friday, there is a 3 hour early dismissal for students.  Dismissal will occur at 11:15 AM.

Pre-K Information:  Chesterfield County Public Schools offers prekindergarten at several elementary schools to provide school readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. Children who will be four years old by Sept. 30 and who live in the school’s attendance zone may apply for prekindergarten.  Acceptance into the program is based on need and not first come, first serve.  Click here for more information.

Student placement for next year:  As the first semester concludes and we begin to plan for next year, please see the information below about student placement:

The administration does not accept parental requests for specific teachers; however, every child’s placement is extremely important to us. All staff members who work with a child have input as to the best placement for him/her. The child’s current teacher(s) recommends to us the type of class to which he/she should be assigned based on the child’s achievement, behavior, and other factors. The administration reviews all recommendations and adjusts the class rolls as appropriate, based on student enrollment. If you desire a particular teaching style for your child, you may submit a letter to the principal by March 1st. Although, realistically, no promises can be made in terms of honoring such requests, they will be considered during our placement process. Requests for your child not to be placed with another student, for whatever reason, should be noted in writing to your child’s present classroom teacher and the administration.


Important dates to remember:

Monday, February 11th-  Parent town hall meeting- 7 Habits 6:30-7:30PM

Wednesday, February 13th-  PTA board meeting at 6:30 PM in the library

Thursday, February 14th-  Dads and Donuts A-L at 7:00 AM

Friday, February 15th- Dads and Donuts M-Z at 7:00 AM

Friday, February 15th-  Leadership Day!  Students “Dress for Success”

Friday, February 15th-  3-hour early release (Dismissal occurs at 11:15)

Monday, February 18th-  Student/Teacher Holiday- No School

Wednesday, February 20th-  Talent Show dress rehearsal from 5:00-6:00 PM

Friday, February 22nd- PTA spirit night at Chuck E Cheese from 3:00-9:00 PM

Thursday, February 28th-  Talent Show at 6:30 PM

Friday, March 1st-  Interims posted on ParentVue

Wednesday, March 6th-  Lemonade War family night 6:00-7:00 PM


Important updates:   

Save the Date:  The Bon Air PTA 5K will be held on Saturday, April 27th.  More information will be coming soon!

Safe Routes to School:  Please click here and here to view the Safe Routes to School January/February updates.

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

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