Barbara Morgan S.T.E.M Academy

Parent Newsletter ~ November 8

Important Dates

November:

9 - T2 (A Special)

9 - Team 2 at school, Team 1 at home remote learning

10 - ALL students in all grades are attending IN-Person within the building (See below for more information)

16 - This is our first Early Release Monday (see below)

23-27 - No school K-12 due to Thanksgiving break

Please be aware of the significant elementary schedule changes listed below:

Monday, November 9 - Alternating Schedule

Tomorrow, Monday, November 9, Team 2 will be attending school in our building and Team 1 will be at home with remote learning. It will be a full day from 9:05am to 3:55pm and will be an A Special.

Tuesday, November 10 - ALL Students Attending In-Building Every Day

Beginning Tuesday, November 10, the elementary schedule will change, with ALL Kindergarten - Fifth (K-5) attending school EVERY DAY. We will no longer be on the alternate Team schedules. Please send your child to school daily beginning Tuesday, November 10.

No more "Late Start Wednesdays"

We will no longer have the "Late Start Wednesday".

On Wednesdays, students will be allowed on campus at 8:45am and will begin school at 9:05am.


*Note: Wednesday, November 11 is NOT a late start. School begins at 9:05am.

Beginning Monday, November 16 - "Early Release Monday"

Instead of "Late Start Wednesday", we will have "Early Release Monday". This means, on Mondays, beginning Monday, November 16, students will be released from school at 2:10pm.


Monday's Early Release Schedule for Grades 1-5:

8:45 a.m. - Student Drop Off

9:05 a.m. - First Bell

9:10 a.m. - Tardy Bell (Students dropped off after the tardy bell must enter through the main office to check-in.)

2:10 p.m. - Release



So, below is the Weekly Schedule (which begins Tuesday, November 10) with ALL students (K-5) in the building, with in-person learning:


Monday:

9:05 a.m. - 2:10 p.m. (Mrs. Becker's morning and afternoon kindergarten Monday schedule is below)


Tuesday:

9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.


Wednesday:

9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.


Thursday:

9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.


Friday:

9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Mrs. Becker's Morning and Afternoon Kindergarten Schedules:

For those students in Mrs. Becker's morning or afternoon Kindergarten, below is the Monday schedule to follow which begins November 16:



Mrs. Becker's Morning Kindergarten Monday Schedule: 9:05a.m.-11:20a.m.

9:05 a.m. - First Morning Kindergarten Bell

9:10 a.m. - Morning Kindergarten Tardy Bell (Students arriving after 9:10am must check-in at the front office.)

11:20 a.m. - Morning Kindergarten Release


Mrs. Becker's Afternoon Kindergarten Monday Schedule: 11:55a.m-2:10p.m.

11:55 a.m. - First Afternoon Kindergarten Bell

12:00 p.m. - Afternoon Kindergarten Tardy Bell (Students arriving after 12:00pm must check-in at the front office.)

2:10 p.m. - Afternoon Kindergarten Release



Below are Mrs. Becker's Morning and Afternoon Kindergarten schedules for Tuesday - Friday

*(Remember, no more "late start Wednesday", so the following will be the Tuesday through Friday schedule. The Monday early release schedule is above.)


Mrs. Becker's Morning Kindergarten Tuesday-Friday Schedule: 9:05am-12:07pm

(Students arriving after 9:10am must check-in at the front office.)


Mrs. Becker's Afternoon Kindergarten Tuesday-Friday Schedule: 12:57pm-3:55pm

(Students arriving after 1:02pm must check in at the front office.)

Specials Schedule has Changed:

Please see the Specials Schedule below:

*Because we will have all students attending in person everyday, beginning November 10, the Specials schedule will go back to the ABCD rotation.
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Please support our Book Fair


BMSA’s Book Fair is in progress...

Book Fair dates: November 1-14


Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/bmsa



We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Online Book Fair from November 1st-14th!


The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters—helping them become lifelong readers.


You’ll love the new option to experience the magic of the shopping experience through a Virtual Book Fair!


Plus, enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Access to over 6,000 products
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards


Thank you for continuing to support our school.

Happy reading!

November & December Assistance Programs

Thanksgiving Food Boxes

St. Vincent de Paul is offering Thanksgiving food boxes to families in need. If you'd like to enroll to receive one, you may request a form from Counselors Lindsay or Kristin or print the Thanksgiving Food Box enrollment form here.


BMSA Giving Tree

BMSA families take care of each other! For the 6th year in a row, we'll be matching family needs with those able to give through our Giving Tree program. To enroll as a recipient, you may request a form from Counselors Lindsay or Kristin or print the BMSA Giving Tree Enrollment form here.


Counselor Lindsay: wright.lindsay@westada.org

Counselor Kristin: wright.kristin@westada.org

Counselor's direct line: 208.855.4432

We need you...

We are in desperate need of some noon duty coverage. This position only requires 1.75 hours daily to help supervise students while they eat and play at lunch time. For more information, please contact Sarah Brown at 208-855-4430 or brown.sarah@westada.org.

We are looking for someone to support our PBI students and classroom.

PBI Paraprofessional:

37.5 hours per week

In this position, you would be working directly with our Positive Behavior Intervention (PBI) teacher to support individual students as they work towards social and academic goals. Certain qualifications apply. Please contact Principal Wright for more information: 208-855-4430 or wright.lauri@westada.org.

Substitutes Needed

BMSA is in need of Substitutes. If you or someone you know is interested in working at BMSA or within other WASD schools as a substitute, please click here or copy and paste the link below:


https://www.westada.org/SubstituteInfo