Black Bob Family Newsletter

February 2016

Principal's Corner

With conferences just around the corner, I wanted to encourage you to take time with your child's teacher and your child to focus on your child's successes. Sometimes we forget to focus on how much they've grown and learned since walking through those doors in August.

I loved the idea from Jon Gordon about 5 ways to develop positive kids. One of the ideas was to focus on their Success of the Day.

Success of the DayEach night before bed, at dinner or while taking an after dinner walk ask your children their success of the day. The success could be a great conversation, an accomplishment at school, something they are proud of, a situation where they helped someone, etc. The important thing is to help them focus on accomplishments instead of failures. When we help our children expect success, look for success, and celebrate success they find more success and gain more confidence. Of course they need to learn from their mistakes and failures, but let’s help them to not dwell on them.

I hope you can also walk away with 1 or 2 takeaways to focus on. Takeaways are things that you as a family can do to move things forward in the areas of academics or effort.


Please use the link below to check your conference time. Thank you for your support!

http://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/33776DC01A2CAECC60-parent

Just a reminder:

1st -5th grade Conferences will be held Wednesday Feb. 10, 4:30-8:30 PM.

Preschool and Kindergarten will not have school on Wednesday Feb. 10 and their conferences will be from 8:00 AM-8:30 PM.

PreSchool-5th Grade Conferences will be held Thursday Feb. 11, 11:00 AM-8:00 PM.

No School for all Students

Front entrance security

Please remember that you will need to show ID every time you enter the building during school hours. Even if we know who you are, we will still ask for ID.

The doors will be unlocked during arrival and dismissal, with staff members around the front doors. We will no longer be propping them open at the end of the day, but you are still welcome to wait inside for your child.

Kindergarten Round Up

All Olathe Elementary schools will have kindergarten roundup on the same date and during the same time for the 2016-17 school year. Kindergarten roundup will be on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm at each school.

There will be no Kindergarten classes on this day.


If you are enrolling your child in either half day AM or Fee Based Full Day Kindergarten you will want to do that on this day. Only five sites (Madison Place, Regency Place, Millbrooke, Sunnyside, Manchester Park) will offer PM kindergarten and there is an application for it that will be included in your roundup materials. No fees will be collected at this time. You will need to bring the following:


  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Must be 5 on or before August 31, 2016.
  • proof of residency is very helpful

Valentines Day Party Sign Up Reminders

Click on the link to review what you signed up for. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aafaa2ca2f94-2016
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Hatching of our new Thunderbird Mascot!

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We love our new mascot!

February Boundary Meetings

February Boundary Meetings. Each high school will host an informational gathering regarding boundary options with the opening of Olathe West.

Olathe East – Feb. 8

Olathe South – Feb. 16

Olathe North – Feb. 24

Olathe Northwest – Feb. 25

Time: 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Parents and staff are invited to attend at any site.

Black Bob PTA

Check out information about yearbook, Fun Fair, and lots more!

Boots, Chaps, and Cowboy Hats at Black Bob's Wild West Fun Fair 2016

Friday, March 4th, 6-9pm

14701 Brougham Dr

Olathe, KS

Pre-Sale of Wristbands are on sale now until March 2nd.

District Parent Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Each year we seek input from the parents/guardians of the students in our district. Your input helps us target areas of improvement. Survey results are analyzed district wide, results are provided to the Board of Education, and we will receive and analyze the results from our school. If you have a specific concern, I encourage you to speak directly with someone, such as the person(s) with whom you have the concern, your student’s classroom teacher, or with me.

The anonymous survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. You may access the survey by clicking on the link below.

The survey is intended to allow for one response per household. If you receive the survey link from multiple schools, you only need to complete one survey. You may also complete the survey onsite at the upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences on February 10th or 11th. Computers will be available for accessing the survey at each building. Additionally, accessing the survey via a QR code will be an option for parents who wish to complete the survey on any Smartphone or other portable device.

Thank you for taking time to provide your feedback. We value your input.

Survey in English : Click Here for survey


Trisha Putthoff


Apreciados Padres/Guardianes:

Cada año buscamos la opinión de los padres/guardianes de los estudiantes de nuestro distrito. Sus comentarios nos ayudan a enfocarnos en las áreas de mejoramiento. Los resultados de la encuesta son analizados a nivel del distrito, los resultados se proporcionan a la Directiva de Educación, y recibiremos y analizaremos los resultados de nuestra escuela. Si usted tiene una preocupación específica, le animo a hablar directamente con alguien, como con la(s) persona(s) con quien tiene la preocupación, el maestro de salón de clase de su estudiante, o conmigo.

La encuesta anónima debería tomar aproximadamente 10 minutos para completarla. Usted puede acceder la encuesta mediante hacer clic en el enlace abajo.

La encuesta intenta permitir una respuesta por familia. Si usted recibe en enlace de encuesta de múltiples escuelas, usted solamente necesita completar una encuesta. Usted también puede completar la encuesta en la escuela, en las próximas Conferencias de Padres Maestros el 10 o 11 de febrero. Computadoras estarán disponibles para acceder a la encuesta en cada edificio. Además, acceder a la encuesta vía código QR será una opción para padres que deseen completar la encuesta en cualquier Smartphone u otro aparato portátil. Valoramos su aporte.

Gracias por tomar tiempo para ofrecer su comentario. Valoramos su opinión.

Haga clic AQUÍ para iniciar la encuesta en versión español.

Haga clic AQUÍ para iniciar la encuesta en versión español: Click Here for Spanish

Trisha Putthoff

Upcoming Events

Feb. 4-- Mascot Valentines Fundraiser ends

Feb. 5--No School/ Staff Professional Day

Feb. 9 -Valentines Parties 2:45

Feb. 10 Conferences/ No PreSchool or Kindergarten Classes

Feb. 11 Conferences/ No Classes

Feb. 12 No School

Feb. 15 No School

Feb. 24 Student Council 3:30

Feb. 25 Kindergarten Round Up 1:00-6:00 No Kindergarten Classes

Feb. 29 Last Day to order yearbooks