Bess Maxwell Elementary School
"Home of the Dolphins"

1124 El Dorado Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone (707) 464-0310
 Fax (707) 465-5024  
 

School Hours

7:20-7:45     Breakfast
7:50-12:55    Kindergarten
7:50-2:10     1st-5th Grades *

*12:55 pm dismissal for all K-5 on Wednesdays and Early Release Days
 (After School Program begins at 12:55 daily for Kindergarten and on Wednesdays and Minimum Days for 1-5 Grade Students) 

Technology and Learning Survey Grades 3-5 Bess Maxwell           
Technology and Learning Survey Parent/Guardians Bess Maxwell        
Certificated Staff Tech and Learning Survey for Bess Maxwell

 Please complete the appropriate survey by June 3rd




Attendance Matters!!

2014/15 School Wide Attendance Rate = 91%
2015/16 School Wide Attendance Rate = 94%
2016/17 School Wide Attendance Rate = 95%
2017/18 School Wide Attendance Goal = 97%

Thank you parents/guardians for getting your children here to school on time each and every day.  Studies show that there is a direct correlation between a child's attendance and their grades.  If they attend school regularly, academic success increases.

Please help us to reach our goal of 97% attendance this year.  

Please note that students may be rewarded for good attendance throughout the year (Classroom competitions, Trimester Awards).

**If your child is tardy or absent, please send a note with your child or call the office to have it excused**


WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP YOUR CHILD IN READING AND MATH???  
IF SO, CHECK OUT THESE SITES.
2. SRC Student (On-line Reading Program)
3.  Khan Academy (On-line Math Program)

DEAR PARENTS


Dear Parents,


We need your help.  Research shows that your child's success hinges on your involvement in their life, in particular; school.  We would love for you to be a part of Bess Maxwell.  How do you do this?  Volunteer.  Talk to your child's teacher or speak with the principal on ways you can get involved.  I want Bess Maxwell to be the best.  The teachers and I need you in order to do this.


You can also help support your child and the school by reinforcing our school's goals at home.  Below are the goals for this year:


1.  IMPROVE OUR MATH AND READING SCORES. (Read and/or practice math fact for 20 min. a night.)

2.  IMPROVE OUR ATTENDANCE RATE. 

(Make sure your child attends school.  If he/she is sick, call and send a doctors note to school with your child the following day.)

3.  TO BE SAFE, RESPECTFUL & RESPONSIBLE.

(Practice saying please and thankful at home.  Teach your child to do the right thing even when no one is looking.)

4.  HAVE FUN.

(Celebrate successes, even small ones.  "That a boy's" or "High Fives" go a long way.)



Important Dates

Bess Maxwell School

Events Calendar

2018/19

August

8/13              Bess Maxwell Office re-opens

8/21         Special Education teachers report for 18/19 school year

8/22         General Education teachers report for 18/19 School Year

8/22              Class lists posted (5:00pm)

8/24              Parent/ Student Meet & Greet (2:00-3:00pm)

8/27              First Day of School (7:50am)

8/28         Rules Rodeo

September

9/3                No School- Labor Day

9/6                Back To School Night (5:30-6:30pm)

9/10         Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

9/10              PTSO Meeting (5:30-6:30pm)

9/11         Rules Rodeo

9/18              School Site Council Meeting (2:30-4:30pm)

9/24              Early Release- Staff Development (12:55pm)

9/28              Student Awards (Grades K-2 8:30am) (Grades 3-5 1:30pm)

October

10/1         Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

10/1              PTSO Meeting (5:30-6:30pm)

10/5              No School- Staff Development Day

10/8-10/12    Early Release (12:55pm)- Parent Conferences

10/12 PTSO Event (6-7pm)

10/16            School Site Council Meeting (2:30-4:30pm)

10/22 Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

10/26            Student Awards (Grades K-2 8:30am) (Grades 3-5 1:30pm)

November

11/5              PTSO Meeting (5:30-6:30pm)

11/9         PTSO Event (6-7pm)

11/12            No School - Veterans Day

11/13            Early Release (12:55pm)- Staff Development

11/16 End of Trimester 1

11/19-11/23 No School- Thanksgiving Break

11/26 Rules Rodeo

11/26 Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

11/27            School Site Council Meeting (2:30-4:30pm)

11/30            Student Awards (Grades K-2 8:30am) (Grades 3-5 1:30pm)

December

12/3              PTSO Meeting (5:30-6:30pm)

12/7         PTSO Event (6-7pm)

12/10 Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

12/12            Primary Winter Music Concert (6:00-7:00pm)

12/18            School Site Council Meeting (2:30-4:30pm)

12/19            Upper Grade Winter Music Concert (6:00-7:00pm)

12/21            Student Awards (Grades K-2 8:30am) (Grades 3-5 1:30pm)

12/24-1/4      No School- Winter Break

January

1/8         Rules Rodeo

1/8                PTSO Meeting (5:30-6:30pm)

1/11         PTSO Event (6-7pm)

1/14         Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

1/15              School Site Council Meeting (2:30-4:30pm)

1/21              No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

1/25              Student Awards (Grades K-2 8:30am) (Grades 3-5 1:30pm)

1/28         Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

February

2/4                PTSO Meeting (5:30-6:30pm)

2/8         PTSO Event (6-7pm)

2/11         Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

2/15-2/18      No School- President’s 4-day Weekend

2/19              School Site Council Meeting (2:30-4:30pm)

2/22        Student Awards (Grades K-2 8:30am) (Grades 3-5 1:30pm)

2/25         Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)


March

3/4              Early Release- Staff Development (12:55pm)

3/4                PTSO Meeting (5:30-6:30pm)

3/8         End of Trimester 2

3/8           PTSO Event (6-7pm)

3/18         Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

3/19              School Site Council Meeting (2:30-4:30pm)

3/25              No School Staff Development Day

3/26-3/29      Early Release(12:55pm)- Parent Conferences

3/29              Student Awards (Grades K-2 8:30am) (Grades 3-5 1:30pm)

April

4/1                PTSO Meeting (5:30-6:30pm)

4/5         PTSO Event (6-7pm)

4/8         Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

4/11              Spring Open House (5:30-6:30pm)

4/16              School Site Council Meeting (2:30-4:30pm)

4/19              Student Awards (Grades K-2 8:30am) (Grades 3-5 1:30pm)

4/22-4/26         No School- Spring Break

4/29         Rules Rodeo

4/29         Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

May

5/3                Spring Music Concert Primary (6:00-7:00pm)

5/6         Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

5/6                PTSO Meeting (5:30-6:30pm)

5/10         PTSO Event (6:00-7:00pm)

5/15         Spring Music Concert Primary Grades

5/20         Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

5/21              School Site Council Meeting (2:30-4:30pm)

5/22              Spring Music Concert Upper Grades (6:00-7:00pm)

5/24-27            No School- Memorial 4 Day Weekend

5/31              Student Awards (Grades K-2 8:30am) (Grades 3-5 1:30pm

June

6/3                Early Release (12:55)- Staff Development

6/4         Certificated Staff Meeting (3-4pm)

6/7         PTSO 5th Grade Promotion Event

6/10-6/13      Early Release- Last Week of School

6/10              Multicultural Day

6/10                PTSO Meeting (5:30-6:30pm)

6/11              Reading Picnic

6/12              Field Day

6/13              Last Day of School

6/14         Certificated Staff Work Day






        
      

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