Bauer Bits

May 12, 2023

From the Principal's Desk

Tech Traps

The world we’ve created has many technological marvels which add to our quality of life. With that said, it is also important to be careful and guard against pitfalls which technology can present.

Because of certain technology, we live with the illusion of immediacy. Devices have trained us to touch your phone or tablet and ‘something’ happens. When we transfer that to people it is dangerous because when people do not immediately meet our needs we tune them out. Additionally, as we engage via email, chat, post, etc. we must be aware that a culture of rapid responding prizes shallow reactions over deep reflection. We shouldn't mistake promptness for politeness. If a message isn't urgent, it's not rude to take a day or two to reply. It's better to be slow and thoughtful than fast and careless.

Make it a great day, or not. The choice is maybe make it just a bit slower!

Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, May 16th - BPC Meeting (7:30)

Friday, May 19th - Beach Day and Popcorn Friday

Friday, May 19th - 4th Grade Celebration

Tuesday, May 23rd - Hearing/Vision Makeup and Rescreening

Tuesday, May 23rd - Watch D.O.G.S. Appreciation Cookout

Wednesday, May 24th - 5th Grade Celebration

Thursday, May 25th - ALL Library Books Due!

Friday, May 26th - Monday, May 29th - NO SCHOOL!

P.E. Update

As we get closer to wrapping up this school year, we are finishing strong (literally) in PE. On nice Spring days, you will find the PrK, K, and 1st graders taking some of their PE time to participate in the mileage club on the Bauer track. Each mile they put in, earns them a foot token that they will be bringing home to show off at the very end of the school year.

Our 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are wrapping up their post-fitness testing for the year. Our fitness tests will show how much they have grown in areas of strength, speed, and endurance. They too will be bringing home evidence of this at the very end of the year.

Lastly, if you have a 4th or 5th grade student stay tuned for more information coming your way about 4th and 5th grade Field Day @ Eagle Stadium on Monday, June 5th. It is a blast!

May Meeting

Please join us for the final Bauer Parent Club meeting of the year next Tuesday, May 16, 7:30 - 8:30pm. We would love to have as many parents there as possible - your contributions make a difference! We will hear updates from staff, review our budget, discuss year-end events, recognize our wonderful volunteers and celebrate another year serving our Bauer school community!

Watch D.O.G.S. Appreciation Cookout

Dear Watch D.O.G.S.,

We would like to extend a warm invitation to you and your student(s) to our upcoming End of Year Volunteer Appreciation Cookout! Join us for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship, as we show our gratitude for your hard work and dedication to our school.

We will be hosting the event at Bauer on Tuesday, May 23rd from 6:00-7:00 pm. On the menu, we will be serving hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, water, Gatorade, and ice pops. There will be something for everyone to enjoy, so come hungry and ready to have a good time!

Even if you were unable to volunteer this year, we would still love to have you join us to learn more about the program and meet other Watch D.O.G.S. To help us with planning, please RSVP using the Google Form link below by Wednesday, May 18th.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our school community. We hope to see you at the cookout!

5th Grade Celebration Sign Up

The BPC is very excited to host the 5th Grade Celebration for our 2030 class. We are looking for volunteers and donations to make the day a success — thank you for helping us celebrate our last outgoing class of Bauer 5th graders!!

Bauer Bash

Please mark your calendars for our FIRST annual Bauer Bash! All current (and incoming ‘23-24) families and staff are invited to gather together as a school community on Friday, June 2nd, 5 - 8pm.

We’re excited to welcome the following food trucks:

  • Blackhawk BBQ will be serving up pulled pork, burgers, fries, gyros, hot dogs, cheese curds and more.

  • RDR Concessions will have tasty corn dogs, elephant ears and slushies.

  • Ice Box will bring mini bars, full bars, ice pops and cotton candy.

Bring some chairs and blankets and enjoy a fun food truck picnic with your Bauer pals!!

PK/K Registration

PK/K enrollment for the 2023/24 school year is open! Enroll online today!