7:50-2:01 K-5 Instructional Time
* Wednesday's are Early Out Days - 12:55 pm dismissal for students in K-5th Grade.
* Wednesdays After School Program begins at 12:55 pm
2014/15 School Wide Attendance Rate was 91%
2015/16 School Wide Attendance Goal = 95%
Thank you parents/guardians for getting your child(ren) 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 95% attendance this year.
Please note that students may be rewarded for good attendance throughout the year (Field Trips, Weekly Gotcha Points, and Trimester Awards).
**If your child is tardy or absent, please send a note with your child or call the office to have it excused**
IMPORTANT LEARNING RESOURCES
2. SRC Student (On-line Reading Program)
3. Khan Academy (On-line Math Program)
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 RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, AND SAFE.
(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.)
First Day of School (Meet/Greet at 7:30 am) August 31
Labor Day (No School) September 7
Grade Level Mtg. Minimum Day September 10
Back to School Night October 1 (5:30-6:30)
Staff Development Day (No School) October 2
Parent Conferences Oct. 12-16
Veteran's Day (No School) November 11
Thanksgiving Break (No School) November 23-27
Winter Break (No School) Dec. 21 - Jan. 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School) January 18
Grade Level Mtg. Minimum Day February 5
President's Weekend (No School) February 12-15
Parent Conferences March 21-24
Spring Break (No School) March 28-April 1
Grade Level Mtg. Minimum Day April 15
Memorial Day Weekend (No School) May 27-30
Grade Level Mtg. Minimum Day June 2
Last Day of School June 16
COMMON CORE RESOURCES
Shifts for Parents and Students to Support the Common Core State Standards - simple things you can do to support students
THE NEW DISTRICT POLICY ABOUT CUPCAKES!!!!
STARTING this year, classroom celebrations (birthday and holiday) involving food are limited to one celebration per month for Pre K-12. Classroom celebrations involving food for kindergarten through 5th grade (K-5) occur after the last lunch period. Classroom celebrations involving food may occur throughout the school day for grades 6 through 12 (6-12). Foods and beverages provided for these classroom celebrations will meet or exceed state and federal regulations that pertain to Nutrition Services ( Appendix: Competitive Food Regulations Summary, Appendix: Competitive Food Calculator).
Bess Maxwell's Music Program Got a Big Boost.
-Thanks to Mr. Holland's Opus and Mrs. Heather Clensay-Clark, Bess Maxwell received a $9100 grant to help support our music program. The money used will go towards purchasing new equipment.