News from the Den

Barnett Shoals Elementary Newsletter

🐻 February 12, 2023 🐻

What's Happening in The Den

Black History Month at Barnett Shoals

This year's theme is "Reflect Greatness: It Starts With Me." Each morning during announcements we spotlight notable African Americans while teachers display slide with facts, books that can be checked out in our library, and/or videos.

Our classes also participated in a door decorating contest. Kudos to Ms. K. Johnson's class for winning Best Overall and Ms. C. Johnson & Mrs. Payne's classes for winning Most Creative.

Enrichment Clusters

For the last 4 weeks, scholars have been participating in Enrichment Clusters on Thursdays. The goal of clusters is to develop self-directed learning skills in planning, problem solving, organization, cooperation, self-confidence, and creativity. Clusters topics range from Lego Creations to Zumba to Coding and Farmer Bears and everything else in between. Ask your scholar about their cluster.

Wildly Important Goal (W.I.G)

During the month of January, all teachers met with scholars to create WIGs for reading and math. Scholars will be working throughout the second half of the year to meet these goals. They are tracking their progress through their scoreboards. Please ask your scholars about their WIGs.

BSES takes GMEA Statewide Chorus

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Random Acts of Kindness Week: February 12-18

We celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week from February 14 to February 20 annually. It’s a celebration of all the ways we can become a positive influence in each other’s lives. Even one small act of kindness can mean a great deal to somebody. It is important for us to constantly be reminded to be kind to one another and to give others hope whenever we can. A small and random gesture of kindness can go a long way.

This site is a great resource for ways to incorporate random acts of kindness into your daily lives! Click here!

Help A Child Smile

We are excited for all of the families that were able to register for Help A Child Smile!

Our first visit will be on Friday, February 17th so please make sure that your scholar is in attendance on that day.

⬇️🔗 Link to the District Newsletter ⬇️🔗

Habits at Home

Barnett Shoals is a Leader in Me school! Leader in Me is based off of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people and it is already shifting the mindsets of staff & scholars and the culture of our school.

As a Leader in Me School, one of our 5 Core Paradigms is that families and teachers partner to support the whole child.

Our Habit for the month of February: Habit #6 Synergize.


Family and Community Resources

February Food Distributions List

Below is a photo of the information about Athens Clarke County food resources and distributions. This information is also accessible by clicking this link here.
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Farmer's Market at Fowler Drive Elementary


Please put this on your calendars! Barnett Shoals families are invited to these markets!

These events, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, allow many Athens-Clarke County families the opportunity to receive free food, drinks, house and school supplies, and toys.

The market will be held monthly at Fowler Drive Elementary for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year. The remaining markets are scheduled for:

  • Feb. 22
  • March 22
  • April 26
  • May 17

400 Fowler Drive, Athens, GA 30601

4:00-5:30 PM

**School accessible by bus line!!

BSE Family Engagement Plan and Compact

Please check out our Family Engagement Plan and our School - Family Compact by clicking the ⬇️⬇️ links below ⬇️⬇️