February 8, 2016

Learning Opportunity for Me!

I will be at a Shaping Student Mindsets: Promoting Academic Attitudes, Persistence and Performance conference with a few other school administrators this week (Wednesday-Friday). Thank you to our PTO for supporting me on this trip! I will be checking in with Mr. Darnell, who will be at Mt. Healthy Monday - Friday this week, and with Mrs. Speaker on a daily basis. Have a great week!


BCSC is changing its pre-school program. We need to know NOW if you are interested in sending your child to pre-k at Mt. Healthy - or to the Johnson Center. We want to be able to offer pre-k to your child Monday - Friday all day next year but need to know the interest NOW. PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION AT THE LINK BELOW.

Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Round-Up is scheduled to begin the week of March 7th. Register between 9:00 and 2:00 in the office Monday through Friday or come see us Monday, March 7th between 6:00 and 7:-00.

If you have a child you feel would benefit for early Kindergarten enrollment, you can view the application materials online beginning Feb. 1st. The deadline to turn in applications for early Kindergarten enrollment is April 1st. This is only for students younger than 5 by August 1st.


Important Dates

February 12 - Yearbook order forms DUE!

February 25 - Math bowl

February 29 - March 11 - ISTEP+ window for grades 3-6 (More specific dates coming soon!)

March 7 - 6:00 - 7:00 Kindergarten round up

March 7 - 11 - Kindergarten registration continues in the office during school hours

March 8-9 - IREAD testing for 3rd graders

March 14-18 - SPRING BREAK

March 24 - IN SCHOOL - Snow day #2 make-up

March 25 - IN SCHOOL - Snow day #1 make-up


Universal Design for Learning - Representation

Universal Design for Learning is a framework for creating instruction that focuses on the “what,” the “why” and the “how” of learning. Employees in BCSC use this framework to design everything from classroom lessons to faculty meetings to parent newsletters. This week, let's look at the “what.”


What does content look or sound like? We provide options for PERCEPTION.

For example, a student can read a paperback or hardback book from the library, or

an eBook downloaded from sites like myON, Kindle or Bartholomew County Public Library. Many e-books offer audio tools or in-text vocabulary help.

Home connection: Ask your child about his or her preferences for reading. Technology permitting, explore the links above together and talk about the different ways text is represented. Your child may surprise you with some interesting contributions to this discussion!

myON: FREE Access to Thousands of Digital Books

Through the Hoosier Family of Readers initiative, students and their families across the state will have unlimited access to reading material on myON, giving families an opportunity to share rich literacy experiences together regardless of their socioeconomic status or whether or not there is a proficient reader in the home.



How to Log In to myON

1. Go to

2. Enter the School Name: Hoosier Family of Readers (The School Name will automatically populate as you type)

3. Enter the username read and password read.

4. Click the green Sign In button.

Calling all 6th Graders!

Central Middle School /Central CSA

February 17th

CSA PBL demonstration 5-6 p.m.

Sports/Clubs available- 5:45-6:20 p.m. Commons/Cafeteria

Presentation/Tours 6:30 p.m.

Information on Academic Challenge (AC) and earning high school credit available.

Science Saturdays

Great Opportunity!

REMIND ME! Join the MTH Community to receive EMERGENCY and EVENT information!

Click on this link to get connected - OR you can text the message @7443k to 81010.

Remind is safe, simple and free PERSONAL PHONE NUMBERS ARE NOT SHARED Remind messages are not sent from personal cell phone numbers. Students and parents who sign up to receive messages...will never gain access to...personal cell phone numbers, nor will [anyone gain] access to a student or parent’s cell phone number. More information on how this is safe -


On February 25 at Southside Elementary School, our math bowl team, coached by Mrs. Yates, will compete. Our team members are as follows:

Zachary McLean, Kingen Burbrink, Nadia Harris, Walker Savage, Trenton McCain, Andrew McLean, Zackary Bowman, Luke Chandler, Carson Shoup, Emma Long, Grace Barkes, Adah Newman-Stump, Allison Craig, Isabelle Sully, Corbin East, Parker Smith, & Malcolm Stevenson.


  • Did you know that the meal assistance is not just about lunch?

    If your family meets the income qualifications for free or reduced lunch, and even if your child brings his or her lunch to school, there are several benefits that may be available for your family:

    • Textbook Assistance: For financial assistance with textbook fees, check the box on the back of the free/reduced lunch application
    • Elementary Backsacks Program: For weekend food, see school counselor
    • High School - ACT/SAT Testing Fees: See school counselor
    • High School - Dual Credit/AP Courses: See school counselor
    • Discounted Internet service :$9.95 per month through Comcast — Internet Essentials — 1-855-824-8376
    • Discounted Computer: $149.99 through Comcast — Internet Essentials — 1-855-846-8376
    • Discounts for Sports Program Fees: See school Athletic Director
    • iCare afterschool program: limited scholarships available - See BCSC website
    • Click here to access this information on the BCSC website.

Links to GREAT Information - More than Lunch 2016

Spanish version Spanish, More than Lunch

Questions? Please contact: Suzi Bruin, BCSC Nutrition Assistance Coordinator, at 812-314-3851 or


Attendance is crucial to your child's academic success. Not only do students win by being involved in every learning experience but they can also win a cool prize. As we told all students, having 100% attendance takes some luck - since we can't control germs - but also takes students and parents being committed to attending school each day. Another attendance competition will be underway for second semester!

Connect with our PTO!

Email the group:

Reid's Race - Support SID's Research

Saturday April 30, 2016 at Ceraland Park

8:00 Registration Opens

8:30 Raffle Ticket Sales Open

9:00 5K Start Time

10:15 Kids’ Fun Run

5K Walk/Timed Race • Kids’ Fun Run • Raffle Prizes


On September 19, 2011, tragedy struck the Bozell family when Megan and Kevin Bozell suffered the heartbreaking loss of their beautiful and dimpled baby son Reid Clayton to the dreadful mystery that is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.

To honor Reid, the Bozell family is working with the help of the CJ SIDS Foundation to organize the third annual Reid’s Race 5K. Proceeds from the event will help promote research and awareness for the terrible mystery that is SIDS.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Reid’s Race 5K has been an exceptional success:

● More than $27,000 raised for the CJ Foundation for SIDS in the last 2 years!

● Family friendly event including kids’ activities sponsored by Columbus East Key Club, DJ Sean, a balloon release in memory of Reid, raffle prizes, and a bouncy house!