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1•5•10 Community Newsletter School Year 19: Issue 10

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#FallYall

It sure felt like FALL was here a few mornings this week! I love the cooler temperatures and crisp mornings....but I do NOT miss snow and it was snowing back in Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa last week! We are so lucky to live on the coast!


Because of Hurricane Michael and our no school day, we sent progres reports home Friday. If your child has still not gotten their progress report, please contact your child's homeroom teacher.


The first week of Quarter Two was ELITE! There were a lot of great things happening in our classrooms! We are ExExExCited for the next eight weeks!

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Sleep Guide for Scholars!

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#ThisWeek


Monday- #CelebrateMonday-10/15

  • Girls Basketball TryOuts Begin - after school
  • PBIS Scholars of the Month Announced
  • Principal's Advisory Council- Announced

Tuesday- #TerrificTuesday-10/16

  • Girls Basketball TryOuts

Wednesday #WinWednesday-10/17

  • Girls Basketball TryOuts

Thursday-#ThankfulThursday-10/11

  • Girls Basketball TryOuts

Friday- #FocusFriday-10/19



Upcoming:

Boys Basektball Tryouts the week of October 22nd

BCMS Hosts the School Board Meeting- October 25th

Red Ribbon Week: October 22- November 2

Door Deocrating Week the week of 22nd

Dress Up Week the week of 29th

BOO at Bryan County Middle School- Week of October 29th

Four Square Tramua Informed Twitter Chat: November 1st

Fall Athletic Banquet: November 7th

Saturday Spectacular- Beginning January 2019- details coming!

#ReadersAreLeaders (The 5) WIN!

WIN time Works!

How you can support WIN time at home:

We are proud to offer WIN time daily to our scholars to grow a culture of readers!

1. Encourage reading at home!
2. Help your child find a great book

3. Go to the library

4. Get on your iBooks and download samples of some classics! I just downloaded James and the Giant Peach by Ronald Dahl!
5. Do a read aloud together!


Please support your child in the #OctoberSelfieReading Challenge! Prizes for all who participate! #ReadersAreLeaders

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Notes from Ms. Raeburn (The 10)

We are ready and ExExExCited to kick off the second quarter!

The second nine weeks is a critical time period in the school year because scholars are in a routine and have been in school now for 9 weeks. We will be taking MAP in December and two reading inventory assessments to track progress of our scholars. It is important for us to do these measures to make sure our instructional practices are meeting the needs of our scholars.


Also this month is Red Ribbon week and we have lots of exciting events planned, including dress up days that are consistent across Lanier, BCES, and BCHS. Stay tuned for information about those days, including an Anti-Bullying day during that week.


This week I want to highlight an article that was shared via twitter about social media and what our children are doing and learning on social media. I have three children, they all have iPhones. They all have SnapChat, Twitter, InstaGram, Facebook accounts. Do I know what they are doing at all times on social media? Probably not. Do I know who they are talking to all the time? Probably not. We definitely try to stay on top of the social media craze at BCMS- we know about secret apps that our kids use to hide when they are on-line or hide pictures.

Social Media is not going away. In the middle level years, social media can dominate or devastate a middle level scholar. Please take the time to read the article and stay on top of your child's social media accounts.


In January we are going to kick off a new event at BCMS: Our Saturday Spectacular!
We will be offering Math Enrichment and Literacy Enrichment for scholars on Saturday from 9-12 as well as a Parent University from 9-10 to go dissect the Extended Writing piece on GMAS. We are looking forward to offering Saturday opportunities to grow our scholars and to support our families! Stay tuned for more details!


The peeks of the week are listed under our "weekly updates" tab on our website. We hope you are finding this information helpful in keeping up with the day to day of your child and what they are doing at school.


Other #BeBCMS Nuggets:

E+R=O

I hope you have noticed the posters and visual reminders around our school. E+R=O is a simple skill. The E stands for the event (what happened), the R stands for how your responded (your action) and the O stands for the Outcome (what did you get). We are helping our scholars to think about E+R=O in every situation. Our goal is to help our scholars begin to see and understand that the better their R is, the better their O will be!


PLEASE sign up to use Powerschool. PowerSchool is our grading and information communication system. Sign up is EASY! Stop by the front office and we will get you signed up and get you a login. You can use it on your phone and from an app! Never wonder again about missing work, upcoming work, or grades! It's all at your fingertips in Powerschool!


Thank you for being proactive and for supporting our school and our passion work! I am proud to be your principal and would love to hear from you! Please know that if you have a concern or if you hear something that doesn't feel right, contact me! eraeburn@bryan.k12.ga.us or 912-626-5050 or 912.255.0630 (Cell).


ELITE Level Learning Happens HERE!

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Looking for some enrichment for your child? Check out Khan Academy!

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Your Administration Tribe

  • Ms. Liz Raeburn• Principal• 912•255•0650
  • Mr. Abram Scott• Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Donny Sikes• Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
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