Bear Business

2019 - 2020 Issue 5, September 16, 2019

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Counselor's Corner

Do you know how much sleep your child needs? According to The American Academy of Pediatrics:
  • Infants 4 months to 12 months should sleep 12 to 16 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
  • Children 1 to 2 years of age should sleep 11 to 14 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
  • Children 3 to 5 years of age should sleep 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours (including naps) on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
  • Children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.
  • Teenagers 13 to 18 years of age should sleep 8 to 10 hours per 24 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health.


Kids need enough sleep to be able to pay attention, make good choices, learn, remember things, regulate their emotions, and stay healthy. In addition to these recommendations, the AAP suggests that all screens be turned off 30 minutes before bedtime and that TV, computers and other screens not be allowed in children's bedrooms. For infants and young children, establishing a bedtime routine is important to ensuring children get adequate sleep each night.

Meet Our Bears!

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Mrs. Monica Burchfield

Every week we want to introduce you to a fabulous Bear that works at Bayyari. We have some of the best teachers and staff in the world and we can't wait for you to get to know them!


Monica Burchfield comes to us from McGehee, AR. This is her twenty-seventh year teaching. She graduated from University of Arkansas, Monticello with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Burchfield is a 2nd grade teacher at Bayyari.


When Mrs. Burchfield is not teaching, she enjoys shopping, cooking, decorating, reading, crafts, swimming and traveling. She has two great kids of her own who are both in college. It is hard for her to believe they are all grown up! Luckily, she gets to spend her days teaching and learning with the great students at Bayyari.

Upcoming Dates

September

16 - Parent Teacher Conferences until 7 pm

16 - Lunch with Loved Ones Kindergarten 10:30 4th Grade 11:15

17 - Parent Teacher Conferences until 6:30 pm

17 - Lunch with Loved Ones 1st Grade 10:45 3rd Grade 11:45

18 - Parent Teacher Conferences until 4:30 pm

18 - Lunch with Loved Ones 2nd Grade 11:00 5th Grade 11:30

16 - 19 Book Fair in the Library

27 - Bear Bash

27 - Chuck E. Cheese Night 3 - 9 pm

October

2 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Lake Fayetteville

3 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Lake Fayetteville

11 - End of 1st Quarter

14 - PTA Meeting 5:30 pm and 4th Grade Music Program 6:00 pm

18 - Fall Break for Students/Flex Day for Teachers

21 - Fall Break for Students/Professional Development for Teachers

28 - Picture Retakes

29 - Parent University

31 - Fall Parties