Bison Beat

October 2021

Message From the Principal

September has been a busy month of learning at the Elementary school. Classroom teachers have been sending newsletters electronically either on weekly basis or monthly about what is happening in their classrooms.

We are preparing for our Family Friendly Walk-through on October 21. This walk-through will give us information about what we are doing well to invite and partner with families to support students, and it will also give us ways to improve as a school. This walk-through consists of a team from the state, 4-6 parents, and 2-3 teachers. The team will look at 4 components in our school to give us feedback about what to improve.

  • Physical Environment
  • School-Wide Practices
  • Learning Connections
  • Written Communication/Technology
If you are interested in being apart of this team, please reach out to Mrs. Karn by e-mail or phone.

Our school is participating in a program that aims to empower families in navigating remote learning options for their children. As a part of the program, we want to hear from you on your thoughts on remote learning. Please fill out this short survey to provide your input.

Mrs. Karn


Fall Conferences are scheduled for October 18 & 20 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Conferences will be held face to face, and we look forward to having families come into the building to see what students have been learning.

This year the elementary school is using Sign-Up Genius for scheduling conferences this fall. Your child’s teacher has shared their link via e-mail or their other communication tool with you. This platform will allow you to choose the date & time that is most convenient for your family. If you have not selected a date & time, the teacher will assign you with what is available by Oct 13 and notify you.

Teacher links can also be found on our school district website. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher or by calling the elementary office.

Save The Dates

Mark your Calendars:

  • October 18 & 20 4:30-7:30 PM Fall Conferences
  • October 19 7:30 AM Coffee with the Principal
  • Oct 18-21 Scholastic Book Fair Board Room Before/After School--All night during conference night
  • October 20 PTA Pizza Hut Day ALL DAY
  • October 21 8:30 AM Family Friendly Walk-Through
  • October 28 6-9 PM Fall Fossil Fright Night in partnership with the Mammoth Site
  • November 11 9:00 AM 3-5 Veteran's Day Performance

We are asking for Halloween Candy donations for the Fossil Fright Night Event. You can send bags of candy to the Elementary School anytime between now and October 28. Thank you for your donation.

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Coffee with the Principal

Tuesday, Oct. 19th, 7:30am

Multi-purpose Room of Elementary School

Come join Mrs. Karn for coffee and snacks in a round table conversation about what is going on at the Elementary School. Topics include:

  • Family Friendly Walk-Through
  • Playground
  • Open Discussion

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

PTA News

PTA Reflections Art Contest is happening now. The theme this year is; "I will change the world by..." if your child is interested in creating art work that relates to this years theme, submit your entry by November 30, 2021. More information check out the flyers attached or request information in the Elementary office.

Support the schools by having pizza on October 20, 2021! In September PTA collected $307 on the Pizza Hut Day. Please think about ordering to support our schools.

Next Meeting Date:

October 25 4:15 in the Board Room