Towslee Family Newsletter
January 20, 2023
Jan 25 Reading MAP Test K-5
Feb 1 Math MAP Test K-5
Feb 6th Kindergarten Registration Opens
Feb 8th No School for Students
Feb 9th Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:30
Feb 11 BCSD Excellence Showcase
Feb 14th Valentine's Day Classroom Parties
Feb 16th 5th-grade music recruitment trip to the high school
Feb 20th No School
Feb 23 5th Grade Music Recruitment Parent Meeting
Feb 27 BCSD Family First Night
Important Highlights from PTO Newsletter:
Towslee Winter Spiritwear Sale
We have started our Winter Spirit Wear Sale through Key Profits! All items will be distributed to your child in school. The store will close Sunday, January 29th at 11:59 PM.
Please use this link to order.
Dairy Queen Celebrity Scooper PTO Fundraiser on Tuesday January 24th from 5-8pm in Brunswick.
Reminder deadline to order tickets for our Towslee PTO night at the Monsters is next Thursday Jan 26th. TIckets are for Friday Feb 24th 7:00pm game.
PTO Newsletter for Jan 20, 2023
Camp Invention’s new Wonder program will take place at Huntington Elementary School the week of June 12-16, 2023. It is open to Brunswick City School District students entering grades 1-6. Nearly 500 students participated over the past two years, and the camp has proved to be AWESOME! Camp Invention is a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experience. This year, the Brunswick City School District is able to offer it to our Brunswick students at a reduced tuition rate of $130. Please follow this link to register your child. Questions? Contact Ellen Foster at 330.273.0444 or via email at email@example.com.
Welcome to 2023!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break! I have completed the first half of the Second Step lessons with all fourth and fifth grade classes. These students learned about Skills for Learning (focusing attention, listening, being assertive and using self-talk) and Empathy (understanding or feeling what someone else is feeling). All of these things equal respect! The next round of lessons for kindergarten and first grade will be held this month.
For all grade levels, there are activities and explanations of the Second Step lessons online. Please see the parent links below for more information and how you can work with your child on these concepts at home.
Establish Daily Routines to Start the New Year
No one has to nag most of us to brush our teeth. It’s part of our regular routine. Routines can make it much easier for your kids to do their chores without nagging. Once a job becomes a regular part of the day, it will usually get done without much comment or complaint.
Here’s how to set up a routine:
Talk about a problem at a time other than when it’s happening. If you’re yelling about unfinished homework, it’s not the time to come up with an action plan.
Involve your child. You might say, “I’m sick of nagging you about homework. I’ll bet you’re sick of it too. Let’s figure out a way to get it done without so much conflict.”
Put your plan in writing. Create a checklist for things your child should do after school.
Be patient. Your child will take a few days to get into a new routine. He/she may slip up a time or two.
Review and change. If your child has made a good faith effort and the plan still isn’t working, it’s time to make some changes. Keep trying and you will have a routine both you and your child can live with.
Source: Chores without Wars. Prima Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
The Second Step Program has a link that parents can utilize to reinforce the skills that their children have learned for the week. All you need to do is the following:
Use this link www.SecondStep.org then enter the following Activation Key:
Kindergarten- SSPK FAMILY70 Look for Lessons under Home Link
1st Grade-SSP1 FAMILY71 Look for Lessons under Home Link
2nd Grade-SSP2 FAMILY72 Look for Lessons under Home Link
3rd Grade-SSP3 FAMILY73 Look for Lessons under Home Link
4th Grade-SSP4 FAMILY74 Look for Lessons under Home Link
5th Grade-SSP5 FAMILY75 Look for Lessons under Home Link
Families, at times, struggle to make ends meet. See links below for local food distribution centers and food banks.
Please contact me via the Mach Form attached to the Principal’s newsletter if you have any questions or concerns about your child. In addition here is a link to outside counseling services.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me :-)
Brunswick City Schools
Hickory Ridge Elementary School
Towslee Elementary School
330-225-7731 ext. 1518
Towslee Breakfast Menu
Towslee Lunch Menu
Pictures from the Week
An Opportunity to Recognize Our Staff
"B" 4 Excellence allows employees and community members to recognize BCSD employees who are working hard to serve our students. This award seeks to recognize staff members who exemplify the BCSD commitment to excellence and the pillars of our strategic plan: empower, nurture, inform and grow.
To nominate a deserving employee, please complete the short NOMINATION FORM.
Mrs. Selby's Website
Car Rider Procedures Reminder
Car Rider Procedures
Car Rider Arrival
Cars will enter the high school lot closest to Towslee off Excellence Drive. Please note on the map the preferred route to access this entrance to prevent back-up on Excellence Drive. Cars will loop through the Tri-C lot. Cars will turn right into the Towslee lot. (This entrance will be blocked until 8:45). Cars will make a loop around the perimeter of the lot and pull up to the area where students will exit the car. Cars will be in a single file line.
The first car will pull up to the Gaga pit. We will have six cones to indicate stopping points for students to exit. Students should exit from the passenger side of the car.
The six cars will exit the Towslee lot and turn right into the high school parking lot.
The next group of cars will pull up to the first cone and the process will continue.
Car Rider Dismissal
Cars will enter the high school lot closest to Towslee off Excellence Drive. Please note on the map the preferred route to access this entrance to prevent back-up on Excellence Drive. Cars will loop through the Tri-C lot. Cars will turn right into the Towslee lot in a single file line. (This entrance will be blocked until 3:25). Cars must have the provided orange sign on the dashboard. A staff member will use a walkie to read the name of the student and assign a cone number (Ex: Trujillo Cone 1). Cars will make a loop around the perimeter of the lot and pull up to the assigned cone. Students will be waiting at the assigned cone.
Students will enter the car from the passenger side.
Cars will continue straight and exit the Towslee lot making a right turn only into the high school lot.
Town Hall Meeting
Town Hall Meeting - New Facilities Page on Website
On Monday, August 29th, BCSD hosted a Construction Bond Town Hall. The goal of this event was to share the project's scope and cost with our community so they can make an informed decision on November 8th. In July, BCSD was notified by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) selected BCSD as one of five districts in the state of Ohio to receive funds to offset the cost of constructing a new high school. The OFCC will pay 39% ($42.6 million) of the proposed high school construction project if the community can raise the local share. This bond issue will cost homeowners in our district $7.14 monthly for every $100,000 of home value.For more information, please watch the archived version of the Town Hall (click HERE) or read an article in the Medina Gazette that provides a summary of the Town Hall (click HERE).
Free/Reduced Lunch Application
Free/Reduced Lunch Application
During the past two school years, the Federal Government provided funding for free breakfast and lunch for all students. That funding is no longer available. As a result, many families will no longer have access to free breakfast and lunch. BCSD will continue to provide free/reduced lunches to students who meet eligibility criteria. To determine if a student is eligible to receive free/reduced lunch, please use this LINK to complete the application. In addition, students who qualify for free/reduced lunches may also be eligible to have their school fees waived. Please reach out to our Nutrition Services Coordinator Karen Becker with questions.
BCSD Family Resources Page
Please refer to the approved calendar when making plans throughout the school year.
Safety Tip Line
Safety Tip Line
The Brunswick City School District is proud to partner with SaferSchools Ohio to provide our families with a free resource for keeping our schools safe. The anonymous tip line service helps alert local law enforcement to potential school safety crises. By calling or texting the statewide tip line - 844-SAFEROH - you can report anything suspicious or endanger to you, your friends, or your school. No tip is too small. Click here for more information
Principal Read Alouds
Please feel free to have your children use the above link to listen to previously shared "Principal Read Alouds." I will add them throughout the year! Our first day of school read aloud and the books I shared to help introduce PRIDE during spirit week are in the virtual library. Students watched these videos in class already as their teachers used them as starting points for their classroom discussions and instruction.
Towslee House Website
Brunswick PRIDE: Performance, Respect, Integrity, Determination, & Effort