Brunswick Acres Parent Newsletter
A newsletter for the Brunswick Acres community
We have lots of events happening soon, including our Science Fair, Drama Club performance, and PTO Zoo Day. Please see the Upcoming Events section and mark your calendars!! Looking forward to a great winter here at BA!
As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Our teachers, secretaries, and administration are here to help!
Please take a moment to mark your calendars for all of the important dates below.
February 1st - Global Play Day
February 7th - Early Release Day, 1:40 Dismissal
February 9th - 1st Semester Report Cards posted on the Genesis portal
February 16th - Drama Club Performance, 7pm, BA Goes Wild
February 17th - Early Release Day for Elementary students, 1:40 Dismissal
February 20th- No School, President's day
February 21st - PTO Zoo Day after school
March 1st - PTO Science Fair @ BA, 6:30-8:30pm
March 2nd - Early Release, 1:40 Dismissal
March 27th - Early Release, 1:40 Dismissal, Parent Conferences
Please help us make Brunswick Acres a happy and safe place for all of our children!
Please have a conversation with your child about the types of language and words that are ok for school and what is not. Unfortunately, our children are exposed to many things and they sometimes need reminders that what they hear is not always ok to repeat, especially at school, and especially at their age. We would really appreciate your help with this by having a conversation at home so that they know that this is important to you, also.
Additionally, we are getting more and more reports from bus drivers about students getting out of their seats on the bus, using bad language, and putting their hands on other students on the bus. We will be reminding all students again about our expectations on the bus, but we would love it if you could also have this conversation with your child if he or she rides the bus.
Thank you for your assistance with this! When students know that we are all here, sending the same message, it can make powerful change in their behavior!
Arrival & Dismissal - Please do not Double Park in the Lot!!
Double parking holds up traffic in the lot and makes for a dangerous environment. Other parents and staff trying to leave are unable to do so, as well, and this keeps spots from opening up. If people are able to pull out, then other people can access those spots.
This has become a large enough problem that I now need to make this written request. Please be considerate and arrive early to get a spot, or be patient until one opens up. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Remember that you can also use the car loop if your children are able to get in and out of your car on their own. The line builds up, but it moves quickly!
Global School Play Day ~ February 1st, 2023
To learn more about this movement, check out the Global School Play Day website at: https://www.globalschoolplayday.com/ or follow them on Twitter @GSPlayDay or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/globalschoolplayday/
SB Invention Convention & Upcoming BA Science Fair
If you'd like to participate in a similar experience, keep an eye out for information about the BA Science Fair, coming up on March 1st!
Student Cell Phone & Smart Watch Use
Lost and Found!
Please write names on lunch boxes, water bottles and jackets. This way we can identify lost and found items and return them easily!
Some Reminders to help us!
- Forgotten items drop off: If your child has forgotten an item that they need for the school day, items will be left on the shelf in the vestibule. We will not disrupt class to call students down to pick up their items, but they may retrieve them when they are free.
- Please remember to use our Dismissal Change form if your child is going home early, or going home a different way than usual. Please fill it out by 11:00 am or at least 2 hours before your child is leaving. A written note is ok if you don't have internet access. Do not email or text the teachers as they may be absent and then no one will know. Of course, you may reach out to them in addition.
- Please use the Genesis system only for absences. If your child is going to be late, please call the attendance line. If they are leaving early, please use the Dismissal Change Form.
- Please check Genesis to make sure that all of your emergency contacts are updated. You should have at least one emergency person who can get to the school within 20 minutes in case of a call from the nurse or if you can't be located in an emergency of any nature.