Big Walnut Elementary

Parent Update 2.12.16

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  • Important Dates
  • This Week- General Update/Comments
  • Pancake Dinner and Art Show
  • BWE artists featured!
  • Coach Sloth - Author visit
  • Wizards vs. All-Stars
  • BWLS Assessment Survey
  • Literacy Night!

This Week...

Hi All,


HAVE A RELAXING WEEKEND WITH YOUR LOVED ONES.


Special THANK YOU to our WONDERFUL PTO for providing an extra sweet lunch for our teachers! You are appreciated more than you know!


Robin

Important dates:

February 15th - No School - Presidents' Day

February 18th - Columbus Children's Theatre @ BWE

February 24th - Yearbook Class Picture Day

February 25th - Pancake Dinner and Art Show (6pm - 8pm)

February 29th - March 4th - Read Across America

March 2nd - Wizards vs. All-Stars (6:30pm)

March 3rd - Author visit - Jeanette and Christopher Canyon

- Literacy Night

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Pancake Dinner and Art Show

Who: Mrs. Norris

What: BWE student art work, Chris Cakes (chriscakesohio.com) flipping pancakes, Community service opportunity, and raffle baskets!

Where: BWE

When: 6:00pm - 8:00pm *DROP IN

Why: To showcase our amazing artists!

How: (much?) IF you pre-order $5, at the door? $7. (Your children have the form in their take home folders)

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Congratulations to two of our artists! Brielle and Andrew!

The following students at BWE were all selected by State of Ohio Art Education Association to exhibit Art in downtown Columbus exhibits for the month of March! How exciting!


Brielle Fox, in grade 3 - YOUNG PEOPLE'S ART EXHIBIT at Rhodes State Office Tower (YPAE)


Andrew Car, in Kindergarten -CENTRAL OHIO ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION REGIONAL EXHIBITION at Rhodes State Office Tower (COAEA Exhibit)


Thank you for your guidance and expertise Ms. Norris!

Author Visit from Coach Sloth

Wizard vs. All-STARS

During the lunch periods, the Wizards will pay a special visit to BWE! That night, they will take on the Big Walnut All-Stars! Game time is 6:30pm. BWE's Mr. Brodhead and Miss George will be representing us on the court! Show up and support!


Advance purchase: students $10, @ the door $15

Advance purchase: adults $12, @ the door $15

BWLS Teacher Assessment Survey

As a district, we believe that the purpose of testing is to drive our instruction. Unfortunately, the amount of testing being mandated by the State of Ohio has increased. This has caused us to want to do an assessment inventory. In this process we will examine all district-level given tests and make decisions about which tests are high quality and necessary for our students to take and which tests can be modified or eliminated. A committee of teachers and administrators will complete the assessment inventory over the next several months and make decisions about which tests to give as a district moving forward.


This survey is an important part of our assessment inventory. Your responses will help shape recommendations for the future of the district’s testing program. Please know that your responses to this survey are confidential. Thank you for taking the time to give your input!


Click here to complete the survey.

LITERACY NIGHT THEME: "BWE BOOKS and BLANKETS" - Thursday, March 3rd 6:00-7:00pm

SCHEDULE:

6:00-6:30- presentation in the gym from Jeanette and Christopher for all families in the gym.


After the presentation is over, we will announce winners of raffles and on the way to classrooms they may grab a small snack (provided by PTO). THANK YOU!


6:30-7:00- Families will be able to travel to different rooms with blankets/stuffed animals and read with each other. Each grade level will have a basket of library books to choose from.

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Daily themes for Right to Read Week:

Monday, February 29th through Friday, March 4th


Monday- OCEAN/BEACH DAY-On the news we will read a part of the book Over the Ocean, by Marian Berkes, illustrated by Jeanette Canyon. Student and staff attire for this day will be ocean/beach theme.


Tuesday- ANIMAL PRINT/JUNGLE DAY-On the morning news we will read a part of the book, Over in the Jungle by Marian Berkes, illustrated by Jeanette Canyon. Student and staff attire will be animal print/jungle.


Wednesday- COUNTRY DAY- On the morning news we will read part of the book titled, Take Me Home, Country Roads, adapted and illustrated by Christopher Canyon. Student and staff attire will be country.


Thursday- BWE BOOKS AND BLANKETS/PAJAMA DAY- On the morning news we will read part of the book title Grandma's Feather Bed, adapted and illustrated by Christopher Canyon. Students/staff can wear Pajama’s to school. During literacy night they can bring stuffed animals/ blankets. We will also have the author's Jeanette and Christopher Canyon on this day. They will provide four-45 minute sessions throughout the day (schedule TBD), and one-30 minute session for families at literature night.


Friday- 70's DAY- On the morning news we will read part of the book titled, Sunshine on my Shoulders, adapted and illustrated by Christopher Canyon. Student and staff can dress in 70's attire.