B.B. Owen Elementary

October 18 - 22

B.B Owen Families,


I hope you had a nice week.


To do this week:


  • If your child qualified for the Big Kahuna Party Bus ride on 10/21, please make sure that you return the permission form on Monday. Contact Mrs. Bennett at 469-713-5950. Students will not be able to go unless this is submitted.
  • Big Kahuna products will be sent home on Thursday. If it is a large order, you can pick up the order between 2:00 - 5:00 behind the school building in the gym. Contact your child's teacher if you are unsure if your child will be bringing the items home in their backpacks.
  • PTA meeting and 3rd grade program is next Thursday,. Third graders need to report to Ms. Crandell's classroom at 6:15. The PTA meeting will start at 6:20 and the program will start at 6:35.
  • Start getting costumes ready for Book Character Day (Friday, October 29). All students in all grade levels can participate in the parade that day at 8:15.
  • Start working on decorating pumpkins for the Storybook Pumpkin Contest. (flyer at bottom of newsletter)
  • Please share information on the Thanksgiving Food Blessing (flyer at bottom of newsletter) with those who could benefit from this opportunity. The deadline to sign up is approaching.
  • Follow us on our B.B. Owen Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bbowenes .
  • Check your child's grades for the first nine weeks in Skyward at https://www.lisd.net/Page/9363 . Contact the office if you need assistance. Schedule a parent/teacher conference if you have any concerns. Our teachers can hold in-person, virtual or a phone conference to accommodate your schedules.


Current Volunteer Opportunities at B.B. Owen are listed in Voly, LISD's Volunteer Database. To find out the current volunteer opportunities at B.B. Owen:


1. Click on this link: https://lewisvilleisd.voly.org

2. Click on Menu and then Schools.

3. Find and click on B.B. Owen.


Start getting your book character costumes ready! We are having an outdoor Book Character Parade on Friday, October 29 at 8:15 for all Pre-K through Fifth Grade students. Students are encouraged to bring the book if they have it although this is not required. The front drive will be blocked off at 8:00 a.m. Bring lawn chairs and see our Bobcats show off their favorite book character costumes and books. Students will exit Door #2 and then walk in front of the school and will then enter back into the building at Door #15. Please note: no scary costumes, fake weapons or blood will be allowed.


Pre-K will have a Pumpkin Patch on Friday, October 29 after the parade in the pre-k playground. Please send $3 to your child's teacher this week to cover the cost of the pumpkins.


Please make sure your child has a reusable water bottle each day. The district has turned off all water fountains at schools. We have 3 water refill stations on campus where students can refill their water bottles.


Attendance

  • Please contact Amanda Rabjohn, our attendance clerk, at rabjohna@lisd.net if your child is going to be absent from school. You can also contact her at 469-713-5950. If your child will be absent for a trip, family reunion etc, a Pre-Planned Absence Form should be filled out. You can request one from Mrs. Rabjohn. Please do this 1-2 weeks in advance of a planned absence.


Counselor Newsletter:

  • bit.ly/counselcorner


A Note about Health and Safety

  • Please be diligent about monitoring for signs and symptoms of Covid. Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well or if there is someone in your household who has tested positive for Covid.. Please email Nurse Smith if you have questions at smithv@lisd.net.
  • Covid information and elementary mitigation levels: https://www.lisd.net/covid .
  • Students will continue to receive hand sanitizer upon entering the building and teachers will encourage good hand washing throughout the day.
  • Parents may request a desk shield for their child to use during the school day. Just email or send a note to your child's teacher.
  • If you would like for your child to wear a mask at school, please touch base with your child's teacher so that the teacher can remind your child to have it on during the day.
  • Students need to bring a reusable water bottle each day. We have 3 water refill stations that students can use during the day to refill their water bottles.
  • Our staff continues to monitor for social distancing in all classrooms and in common spaces on campus.


I have compiled important information and resources for families below. Please email me at spitzerj@lisd.net if you have any questions or give our office staff a call at 469-713-5950 if we can be of assistance to you and your family.

Upcoming Dates (Additional events/dates/times will be added as details are finalized.)

Monday, October 18

  • Third Grade Water Safety Program begins.


Tuesday, October 19

  • Sprinters Club begins. Grades 2-5. 7:10 - 7:35.
  • Tuesday Tutoring 3:05 - 3:35.


Wednesday, October 20

  • Southwest Dairy Farmers: Halle the Dairy Cow comes to visit!


Thursday, October 21

  • Third grade students arrive and report to Ms. Crandell's classroom at 6:15.
  • Big Kahuna Party Bus ride for students who qualified.
  • Pick up large Big Kahuna orders from the gym between 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. today.
  • PTA General Meeting at 6:20 p.m. Election of new Board Members and highlights of upcoming events.
  • Third grade program at 6:35 p.m. (B.B. Owen cafeteria)


Friday, October 22

  • Bobcat Den Meeting - last period of the day.


October 25 - October 29

  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Storybook Pumpkin Decorating Contest Week.Students can decorate a pumpkin like a storybook character. Please do not cut the pumpkin. Real or fake pumpkins of any size can be used.
  • LISD Stuff the Pantry Canned Food Drive. We will be donating to the North Texas Food Bank here in TC. (Ends November 12)
  • Ramen Noodle Food Drive benefiting Love Pacs here in TC.(Ends October 29)


Monday, October 25

  • Give drugs the boot. Wear any type of boots to school today.


Tuesday, October 26

  • Tuesday Tutoring 3:05 -3:35.
  • Sprinters 7:10 - 7:35
  • Wild about being drug free. Wear animal print or camouflage to school today.


Wednesday, October 27

  • From head to toe, we're drug free. Wear crazy hair/hats/socks to school today.
  • PTA grade level membership awards given out today!


Thursday, October 28

  • Your future is key. Be drug free. Wear college spirit wear or dress as your future career.


Friday, October 29

  • Book Character Day. All students can come dressed to school as their favorite book character. Students are encouraged to bring the book to school. No scary costumes, fake weapons, fake blood, etc.
  • Storybook Pumpkin Contest - stay tuned for details!
  • Pre-K Pumpkin Patch - stay tuned for details.
  • Outdoor Book Character Parade for Pre-K - Fifth Grades and B.B. Owen Staff - in front of school. 8:15. Front drive will be blocked off. Bring a lawn chair and see our Bobcats show off their favorite book characters and books. Students will exit Door #2 and then enter back into the building at Door #15.


Tuesday, November 2

  • Tuesday Tutoring 3:05 - 3:35
  • Sprinters 7:10 - 7:35.


Thursday, November 4

  • Fourth Grade Field Trip to LISDOLA.


Friday, November 5

  • Student of the Month for October will be posted on B.B. Owen Facebook page.
  • Virtual Parent Coffee with the Counselor: Gratitude and why it matters (self-care) 8:30 a.m. Webex link will be emailed out.
  • PTA Pickles and Popcorn $1 each.


November 8 - November 12

  • Scholastic Book Fair Week (Library)


Tuesday, November 9

  • Muffins with Grands 7:15 - 7:45 (library and cafeteria) (Grab and Go). Students may bring someone "grand" in their life to the event.
  • Tuesday Tutoring 3:05 - 3:35
  • Sprinters 7:10 - 7:35.


Thursday, November 11

  • Veterans Day Parade. Front circle drive 8:15.
  • Wear red, white and blue to school today.


Friday, November 12

  • Donuts with Grands 7:15 - 7:45. (Grab and Go in Library) Students may bring someone "grand" in their life to this event.


Tuesday, November 16

  • No after school tutoring today.
  • Sprinters 7:10 - 7:35.


Wednesday, November 17

  • Staff Turkey Bowling Tournament after school today.


Thursday, November 18

  • Kindergarten Performance of the Turkey Tango (6:30)


Friday, November 19

  • Staff Pie Day. Parents donate pies that are store-bought or from bakeries to B.B. Owen staff.


November 22 - November 26

  • No School. Thanksgiving Week.


Friday, December 3

  • Student of the Month for November will be posted on B.B. Owen Facebook page.
  • Coffee with the Counselor: Volunteer assistance with the Angel Tree (cafeteria) 8:00.
  • PTA Pickles and Popcorn. $1 each.


Tuesday, December 7

  • Tuesday Tutoring 3:05 - 3:35.
  • Sprinters 7:10 - 7:35.


Friday, December 10

  • Bobcat Dens - last period of the day.


December 13 - 17

  • No Sprinters or tutoring this week.


Tuesday, December 14

  • Fifth Grade Program. 6:30 p.m.
  • Sprinters 7:10 - 7:35.
  • No after school tutoring today.


Wednesday, December 15

  • Multicultural Day


Thursday, December 16

  • Holiday Parties 2:00.


Friday, December 17

  • Early release day 11:45
  • Morning pre-k attends 7:45 - 9:45
  • Afternoon pre-k attends 9:45 - 11:45


December 20 - January 4

  • Winter Break

Parent Resources


Did You Know?

  • School hours are 7:45 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Breakfast and lunch are FREE for ALL students again this year.
  • Free and Reduced Program and Benefits: https://www.lisd.net/Page/22804 (see added benefits in screenshot below: reduced fees on iPads and ESD, plus many more)
  • Students may purchase snacks and ice cream. You can add money to your child's lunch account at Meet the Teacher Night, the first day of school, by sending money in an envelope with your child's first and last name and Cafeteria. The link on the LISD Website to add money to your child's account will be available for the 2021-2022 school year soon: https://www.lisd.net/childnutrition.


Additional Parent Resources:

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