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Weekly Update Feb. 3

posted Feb 3, 2019, 1:39 PM by Lee Newman

Dear Bon Air Families,

We had a great week at Bon Air Elementary! A HUGE thank you to our PTA for hosting our school dance and Moms & Muffins!  Please click here to see a video with some exciting highlights from this past week. 

One School One Book:  We're excited to begin our second year of One School, One Book. This year our whole school will be reading The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. We start reading February 4th. Look for a reading calendar in your child's Friday Folder, February 1st. We'll read throughout the month of February and host our first One School, One Book Family night on March 6 from 6-7pm. Please see the flyer for more details. We hope to talk with both you and your student sometime this month about Evan, Jessie and their Lemonade War!

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

The 7 Habits and the Leader in Me Program:  Bon Air Elementary is proud to be a Leader in Me school.  We are offering two events in February for our families to learn more about the 7 habits and the Leader in Me program.  Click here for the form in English to RSVP for these events, and click here for the form in Spanish to RSVP for these events. These events include:

Parent Town Hall Meeting- Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM  We invite parents to come learn more about the 7 habits and how to incorporate them into your home. The intended audience for this meeting is for adults, however, children may attend with parents.

Leadership Day- Friday, February 15, 2019- Registration begins at 7:30 AM, program begins at 7:45 AM and concludes at 10:30 AM.  Come see our Leader in Me program in action.

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:


Friday, February 8th-  Report cards go home

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

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

Friday, February 15th-  3-hour early release

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

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

Save the Date-  Field Day:  Field day will be held on Friday, March 15th, and the rain date will be Monday, March 18th this year.  Our main field will be closed beginning April 1st due to construction for the Crestwood project, so we are planning to hold field day in March.  This will allow us to have events on our field before construction begins.

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