6/5/19 - Last BearMail of the Year!

June 5, 2019

Dear BCE Families,

Our last day of school is tomorrow Thursday, June 6th.  TK and kindergarteners are out at their regular time.  All students in grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 12:15 pm.  5th grade advancement will be at 9:30 am in the MP room.  Report cards will be sent home with students on the last day.  If your child still needs to return a library book, the report card will be kept at school until the book is returned or paid for.

Important schedules and days for the 2019 - 2020 School Year:

Mon., Aug. 19 = First day of School and all regular days

             TK and Kindergarten 8:20 am - 12:20 am

              *PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES*

             Grades 1-3    8:30 am - 2:44 pm

             Grades 4-5    8:20 am - 2:59 pm

Wed., Aug. 20 = Early Out Day Schedule

              TK and Kindergarten 8:20 am – 12:20 am

              Grades 1-3    8:30 am - 1:15 pm

              Grades 4-5    8:20 am - 1:15 pm

Mon., Sept. 2 = Labor Day - No School

Tues., Sept. 10 = BCE Back to School Night

Mon., Nov. 11 = No School – Veterans’ Day

Nov. 18-22 = Family Conference Days - minimum schedule

                Kindergarten   8:20 am - 12:10 am

                  Grades 1-3    8:30 am - 12:10 pm

                  Grades 4-5    8:20 am - 12:15 pm

Nov. 25-29 = No School - Thanksgiving Break

December 20 - January 3 = No School - Winter Break

Next year, BCE will continue to have Early Out Days on EVERY Wednesday.  All students in grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 1:15 pm every Wednesday, except conference week and the last week of school.  Our on-campus YMCA program will be available (for a fee) to provide daycare on Early Outs for families that just need Wednesday care.

Class placements will be posted outside the office at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 16 Please note, if your Power School registration is not complete, your student’s immunizations are not up to date or you are missing other registration paperwork, your student’s class placement may not be assigned until all necessary documentation is in order.

That’s enough for next year…let’s finish out this year….

Thank you all so much for the support you’ve provided BCE during this past year.  With the generosity, support and dedication we’ve received from the BCE community it’s been an amazing year and I’m so proud of our students and our school.

There are so many people in the background who make our school run.  On behalf of the staff and district, I would like to thank all of you.  Our Learning Community thrives because of all of our work together.

Also, I would like to thank you for all that you have done this year to support the learning of our students.  Our end of the year assessments suggest a positive correlation between student reading at home and overall reading growth.  I would like to encourage you to support your child in their summer reading by helping them choose “just right” books and providing time in his/her day for reading.  Your child’s report card will indicate the end of the year reading level.  You can use www.scholastic.com/bookwizard to help choose books.

Finally, I would like recognize and thank three of our amazing staff members who will be departing BCE this year.  Lorraine Krilanovich will be retiring after 31 years of service, Judy Wels is retiring after 22 years of service and Laurie Conrad will be retiring after 19 years of service to SLVUD. These three women are dedicated, talented educators who have had a positive impact on the lives that they have touched and taught.  We will miss them and wish them good health and happiness.

Have a Wonderful Summer Break.  Enjoy the time with your children as they grow up so quickly.

Denise

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