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
7:50-2:01     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 

Technology and Learning Survey Grades 3-5 Bess Maxwell           
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 Please complete the appropriate survey by June 3rd



Attendance Matters!!


2014/15 School Wide Attendance Rate = 91%
2015/16 School Wide Attendance Goal = 96%

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 96% 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**


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 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.)


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

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 14
Memorial Day Weekend (No School)                                 May 27-30
Grade Level Mtg. Minimum Day                                                  June 2
Last Day of School                                                                           June 16

COOL PICTURES


        
      

COMMON CORE RESOURCES
CURRENT NEWS....

June 13th-16th will be minimum days.  School is out at 12:55 pm.

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. 



4-29-16  STATE TESTING STARTS NEXT WEEK.  FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF MAY, 3-5 GRADE STUDENTS WILL BE TESTING.  PARENTS AND GUARDIANS, PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY EAT HEALTHY AND GET PLENTY OF REST.  BESS MAXWELL STUDENTS ARE AIMING TO BE THE BEST. GO DOLPHINS!!!

4-29-16  Student of the Month Awards Assembly is taking place today in the MPR from 1-2 pm.  K-2 grade is from 1:30-2:00 and 3-5th grade from 1:00-1:30.  The students who receive an award this month were shown to be the "MOST HELPFUL" in class.

4-19-16    Thank you so much to the PTSO for making STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK so wonderful.  It concluded with a wonderful superhero cake on Friday.


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

3-23-16    ELAC Meeting at 5:30 in room 7.

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.

1-19-16    Parents and Caregivers of students currently in transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade are being asked to attend a FAMILY NIGHT on Monday, January 25th from 5:30-7:30 pm.  The event will be held at the Family Resource Center on Pacific Ave.  SNACKS AND CHILD CARE ARE PROVIDED.  To register, please call Jacki or Tonya at 464-0210.

12-4-15        Congratulations to Mrs. Davidson for being elected as Bess Maxwell's employee of the Month.  She goes out of her way to help kids and will do what ever it takes to see them succeed.  

12-4-15        Congratulations to the Bess Maxwell for winning the Pine Grove attendance challenge.  Last week, Mr. Hartwick (Principal of Pine Grove) had to take 11 pies to his face for coming up short in the contest.  He was a very good sport and congratulated Bess Maxwell for a job well done.  Mr. Ball (Principal of Bess Maxwell) is so proud of our students.  We look forward to the next trimester's attendance challenge.  

BESS MAXWELL BEATS PINE GROVE IN ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE