Bici South Principals' Corner

August 13, 2021

Hello, South Families.

We had a great first week of school! It has been great to have all of our Bici Bears back in the classrooms. Teachers have jumped right in with their instruction. Over the next few weeks, all students will be participating in a variety of assessments. This data will allow our teachers to make data driven decisions regarding their instruction and know students' areas of strength and where support is needed.

A reminder that students should not be arriving to school prior to 7:45 a.m. There is no supervision before that time. We appreciate your cooperation with this.

It was great to see so many of our students participating in our first spirit day by wearing their Level Up shirts. Check out the pictures below.

Thank you for your continued support. Have a great weekend!

Ms. Laser & Mrs. Morrison

Yellow Car Signs

If you are picking your child up in a car, please be sure you have your yellow sign visible. This helps us to have your child ready when you pull up to your designated spot. If you have not received a card, please contact your child's teacher.

Fry's Community Rewards

Here is a great way that you can support our school. If you shop at Fry's please consider linking your VIP card to our school and help us to earn money that goes directly to supporting our students. Click on the link below for additional information:

Reporting Student Absences

Daily school attendance creates good habits for children and has a positive impact on student learning. It is also the law. GESD implements a truancy suppression program, C.U.T.S., in partnership with Maricopa County Juvenile Courts. A letter explaining about this program is attached. It will also be sent home with your child on the first day of school.

All student absences must be reported. You may email Mrs. Sanchez at or you may call our attendance line, 623.237.5208

Coffee Talk

Friday, Aug. 27th, 8:15am

7240 West Colter Street

Glendale, AZ

Mark you calendars! The first Coffee Talk of the school year will be held on Friday, August 27 at 8:15 a.m. in the library. Come and join the Principals of Bicentennial North and South. This will be an important year of collaboration with all of our stakeholders as we prepare to transition our two schools into one K-8 school for the 2022-2023 school year.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Important Dates

August 18~ Early Release Day, 12:15 dismissal

August 18~ Kona Ice Fundraiser @ dismissal, basketball courts

August 25~Early Release Day, 12:15 dismissal

August 27~ Coffee Talk, Bici South Library

August 30~ Fall Pictures

August 31 ~ Peter Piper Pizza Night, 67th Ave/Indian School

September 1~ Early Release Day, 12:15 dismissal

September 3~ Teacher Professional Growth day; no school for students

September 6~ Labor Day: No School

September 16~ Family Math Night

2021-2022 Parent Calendar

Below is the Parent Calendar for the school year. Please keep in a handy place for easy reference.

Marquee Fundraiser

Give a Shout Out or a Happy Birthday wish to your child via our school Marquee for $5 while supporting our PTO and our students. Forms are also available in the front office.

GESD Is Hiring!

Be a part of a GREAT organization. See the flyer below for additional information.

News From Our Social Worker

Please see the attached newsletter from our Social Workers.