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
7:50-2:01     1st-5th Grades *

*12:55 pm dismissal for all K-5 on Wednesdays and Minimum 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 Goal = 96%
2016/17 School Wide Attendance Goal=97%

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 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.)


THANK YOU

4-29-16    A special thanks to our PTSO group for making staff appreciation week so wonderful.  The theme was "We are all superheros."  Below is a list of the week long superhero treats that all staff members received.

Monday- Coffee Day (Superhero Pick me up)
Tuesday- Superhero tools for success (pens/pencils/cleanex/hand sanitizer)
Wednesday- Super snack day (superhero fudge/toffee)
Thursday- Superhero lunch
Friday- Superhero cake

1-25-16     Thank you to Mrs. Jennifer Mobley (PTSO President).  She is constantly in the classrooms helping out where needed.  She has been a great benefit to the people in the office; running errands here and there.  We are so lucky to have someone like her on board.

12-9-15    Thank you to Del Norte Office Supply for supporting Mrs. Kime and other teachers here at Bess Maxwell.  Your generosity does not go unnoticed.

12-1-15    Thank you to Gene Graves for volunteering and supporting our school.  She's copying paper, helping the principal, creating art classes, supervising students, and etc.  She is an amazing woman who donates hours and hours of her time to make sure that Bess Maxwell student's succeed.  

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER OR GET INVOLVED IN AN ORGANIZATION SUCH AT PTSO, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL AT 464-0310.


Important Dates

President's Weekend (No School)           February 17 & 20
Minimum Day                                                 March 6
Staff Development (No School)                March 27
Parent Conferences (Minimum Days)      March 28-31
Spring Break (No School)                               April 17-21
Grade Level Mtg. Minimum Day                    April 14
Memorial Day (No School)                              May 29
Minimum Day                                                        June 5
Last Day of School (Minimum Day)              June 15



        
      

COMMON CORE RESOURCES
CURRENT NEWS....

5-25-17

Student
of the Month and the Awards Assembly has been changed from 5/20 to 6/9. K-2nd Grade Assembly from 1:30-2:00 pm. 3rd-5th Grade Assembly from 1:00-1:30.

Don't Forget- No School 5/27 and 5/30.  MEMORIAL DAY.  

5-9-16    Congratulations to Paul Harden for being named the employee of the month of April.  Paul works hard everyday to support all staff members at Bess Maxwell.  He cleans unusual things, fixes things that are broken, never says "no", and always does it with a smile.  We are so lucky to have him on our team.  Thanks Paul for all that you do. 


4-18-16   We had our Dolphin Pride Pod Party day.  Thank you to Mrs. Robles and Mrs. Mobley for making it fun.  We had over 80 students participating in relay activities, board games, and dance sessions.  Students also got to enjoy pizza for being such responsible, respectful, and safe students at Bess Maxwell.  Our next DPP Party will take place on June 10th.  We will be headed to the swimming pool.  Please remind your child to bring their DPP badge.  No badge, no party.

 4-13-16     Lock down drill on 4/13 from 10-11 am.  Parents, please be patient if you are picking up your child during this time.  
  
4-11-16     Minimum Days on 4/13 and 4/14 this Week.  Students are released at 12:55 pm.  State Testing for our 3rd/4th/5th graders starts in May.  Please make sure your child eats well       and gets lots of rest.  
  
Important Dates to Remember for the Month of April:

     4/18/16- Dolphin Pride Pod Party from 12-2 pm.  Students must have their badge on them in                         order to attend the function.   
    4/15/16-Trimester and SOM Assembly is being held in the MPR.  1-1:30 3-5th grade and 1:30- 
                   2:00 pm for K-2 graders.  
    4/8/16- Smoke the Bear is coming to visit Bess Maxwell

3-28 to 4-1    NO SCHOOL

3-23-16    Thank you to Mrs. Paxson and her class for helping support the American Heart Association's annual fundraiser.  If you would like to support this great cause, donations can be made on line at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Giving/ForIndividuals/JoinanEvent/Jump-Rope-for-Heart-Event_UCM_315609_SubHomePage.jsp

1-25-16    Great Kindness Week Challenge........  This week, students will be dressing out to show their school spirit.  All the students made a pledge that they will be kind to others, even if people are mean to them. 

Monday (70's clothing)-Bess Maxwell believe in Love and Kindness. Tuesday (Sports)-Score pts. by helping others.  
Wednesday (Pajamas)-Even in our dream, we are kind to others. Thursday (Crazy socks and/or hair)-We are crazy for kindness. Friday (Wear Blue)-We are riding the wave of kindness.

BESS MAXWELL BEATS PINE GROVE IN ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE