Principal's Page

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       June 2017

Dear Bakersville Family and Friends, 

It is hard to believe that this school year is coming to an end. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued hard work and support in helping us to educate your children this year. It is this collaborative effort that truly makes the difference in the children's lives. We have had the privilege of watching the students grow and learn this year and overcome obstacles and challenges along the way. We have succeeded in fostering and expanding upon our parent and community relationships and restored our phenomenal Parent Teacher Group. I could not be more proud to say that I belong to the Bakersville School family!

Although summer is upon us, the learning must continue! We will be hosting a variety of fun summer learning opportunities for the children here, which many of you have already taken advantage of. We will host a Ready for Success program for grades K-2 as well as our Summer Science Camp for grades 3-5. These programs run July 10th-August 3rd, Mondays-Thursdays. We are also fortunate to be able to extend programming for additional support as needed. Additionally, the library will be open to all this summer on Wednesdays starting July 12th-August 16th from 8am-12pm. Please call the office for more information. Please note, the 21st Century Program will run their summer program out of Hallsville School for our students this summer due to construction in our building. 

Please don't forget to take part in the summer reading initiative #Bookedforsummer. Our district has created mock passports for the children to keep over the summer to log reading activities. Bring them back to school in the fall for raffles tickets and entry to win prizes! Please see the website for more details at:  https://sites.google.com/mansd.org/bookedforsummer . Read, read, read! 

Looking ahead, please save the date of August 30th for our second annual Welcome Back Picnic, which is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever! It is a fun, positive way to kick off the school year and visit with friends, family and teachers, old and new. Also, please anticipate letters from your child/children's classroom teachers arriving sometime in late August welcoming them back to school and detailing some initial expectations. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns or feedback you may have. The main office will suspend regular hours effective 6/26/17 and will re-open on 8/21/17 but I am available via email (kjosef@mansd.org) throughout the summer. 

Thank you again for a wonderful school year. Have a safe and happy summer! 

Ms. Josef
Principal