BIJOU'S WEEKLY UPDATE

June 13th-17th

BIJOU CARNIVAL BASH

Bijou's PTA will be hosting an end of the year celebration for our school! We are in need of volunteers to help with set up and clean up, face paint, picture taking, run carnival games, hand out popcorn, sell otter pops and fruit, and also help set up the DJ/dance area. Thank you for your support!! Please click on the link to volunteer. Bijou Bash Volunteers
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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL



Last day of school will be Wednesday, June 22nd. All students will be released at 12:30 pm.

5TH GRADE END OF YEAR ACTIVITIES

  • June 13th- Tonarelli to Ski Run Marina-9:15-1:00 pm

  • June 15th- Cayabyab/Tonarelli to Taylor Creek- 9:30- 12:30 pm

  • June 21st- 5th Grade Promotion- 9:30 am

  • June 22nd- Last day of school- 12:30 pm dismissal

SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY: TWIN DAY

Friday, June 17th will be Twin Day.

FROM THE NURSE

Dear Bijou Families and Caregivers,

Please pick up your child's medication on the last day of school. If you would like to leave it here, I will lock it away for the summer. For fifth graders, any unexpired medication will be sent to STMS if not picked up.

Please see the district email sent 6/9/2022 or click here for details on upcoming COvid-19 vaccination clinics at the Public Health Department. walk in options are available. I have home antigen tests for any families in need.

Thank you!

THIS WEEK

Week of 6/13-6/17/22


Monday, June 13th

  • Tonarelli’s Class to Ski Run Marina-9:15-1:00 pm

Tuesday , June 14th

  • 3rd-5th Grade Reclassification Assembly- 9:15 am

Wednesday, June 15th

  • Cayabyab/Tonarelli to Trout Creek-9:30-12:30 pm
  • 1st Grade to Library- 9:00-1:00 pm
  • Early Release Wednesday-All students dismissed at 1:55 pm

Thursday, June 16th

  • Kinder- 2nd grade Field Day- 9:00-11:00 am

  • 4th Grade to Rec Center- 10:30-1:30 pm

  • Bijou Carnival Bash at the playground- 6:00-8:00 pm

Friday, June 17th

  • School Spirit Day-Twin Day

  • 3rd- 5th grade Field Day- 9:00-11:00 am

HOUSEHOLD INCOME SURVEY FOR SCHOOL FUNDING

Please take a few minutes to ensure that maximum school funding is obtained for your schools. Every family that fills out this form before the last day of school will receive free Chromebook Insurance for each child ($35 per student) in the 2022/23 school year! Additionally, families who qualify as “low income” will receive free or reduced bus transportation and a discount on the Driver’s Education Program. In the past, schools collected income data through the School Lunch Program but now that meals are free for all students, districts are required to collect the data by alternative means. Without this data, the district will lose significant funding (Covid waivers for funding are going away this year) but by taking this survey, you will allow the district to qualify for its regular level of funding. It only takes a few minutes to complete and the information you provide is considered a confidential educational record under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Here is a link to the survey. Thank you for your time!

2022-2023 Enrollment Survey

Please complete the survey below or click on this link to help us prepare for the upcoming year!

JOIN BIJOU PTA BOARD 2022-2023

PTA is the only nonprofit in the world whose sole purpose is to work to better the lives of all children, and being involved in this organization — no matter how small of a time commitment you may have – is so rewarding in the smile of every child you touch.” — Mary Galuska, 2015 – 2017 Vice President for Leadership Services

Are you interested in joining Bijou PTA for the 2022-2023 school year? Have you been a general member for a year? If you like to plan events, volunteer your time and get to know more about Bijou-then you should come and be on the Board.


If you are interested, please email Cinnamon Pakes at cinny97@aol.com for more information.

VOLUNTEERS

We are excited to invite volunteers back into our classrooms beginning March 28, 2022. This assumes that our school COVID numbers remain at an acceptable level. All volunteers must complete the following volunteer registration tasks prior to starting:


  • Volunteer Registration Form

  • Code of Conduct/Confidentiality Form

  • Sex Offender Check Authorization Form (to be checked via Megan’s Law)

  • Copy of Current ID

  • TB Questionnaire (Can be completed with an appointment with our school nurse)

  • Copy of valid COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card


This packet is available at the school or you can access the packet here. Volunteer Packet


Please note that this entire packet must be completed and cleared prior to any volunteering (turn in to your school secretary at least a week before your first volunteer day).


You must arrange a designated time for volunteering with your child’s teacher.

COVID TESTING

FREE COVID TESTING for Staff and Students: Here are the registration links for the Al Tahoe testing site: Staff URL Student URL Symptomatic/Exposed testing should occur on Days 3-5


Testing takes place at the Early Learning & Alt Ed Center at 1021 Lyons Ave. (Formely "Al Tahoe)


  • Monday- Off
  • Tuesday- 7:30-2:00 pm- Lunch from 11:00-11:30 am
  • Wednesday- Off
  • Thursday- 7:30-2:00 pm- Lunch from 11:00-11:30 am
  • Friday- Off

NEXT WEEK

Week of 6/20-6/24/22


Monday, June 20th

  • 4th Grade to Aloha Ice Cream and Lakeview Commons-11:00-1:30 pm

  • Kinder’s End of Year Celebration- 2:00 pm

Tuesday, June 21st

  • School Spirit Day-Pedro Lopez Day

  • 5th Grade Promotion- 9:30 am

Wednesday, June 22nd

  • School Spirit Day-Hawaiian Luau

  • Last Day of School- 12:30 pm dismissal

Thursday, June 23rd


Friday, June 24th


CAFECITOS

Cafecitos is a group to discuss and hear news and updates about schools and the community. Parents meet Thursday afternoons on Zoom at 5:30 pm. The meetings are conducted in English and Spanish and are open to everyone!


AROUND THE COMMUNITY

Disney High School Musical!

  • Join STHS Drama for their production of Disney High School Musical on June 9-11 at 7pm and June 12 at 2pm. All the singing and dancing you enjoyed in the movie is coming your way next week in the South Tahoe High School Theater. Songs like "We're Breaking Free", "Stick To The Status Quo", and "We're All In This Together" will bring back memories of the smash hit movie. Tickets are available at sths.myschoolcentral.com, at South Tahoe High School, and at the door. Don't miss this fantastic summer tip-off!

AYSO SOCCER SIGNUPS

AYSO Soccer spring/fall season signups are here! Registration Closes June 12

Summer B&B 4 Kids program

  • Bread & Broth is gearing up for the start of the "Summer B&B 4 Kids" program for the summer of 2022. We are planning on giving out free, nutritious kid-friendly food every Wednesday beginning on June 29th and continuing through August 24th at St. Theresa Church's Grace Hall (1041 Lyons Avenue) from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to any child up to the age of 18. See attached flyer.

Sierra Tahoe Children’s Theater

The popular Sierra Tahoe Children’s Summer Theater Workshop is back. It is the perfect way to kick off the summer for those entering 1st grade through those entering 9th grade. Participants work on acting, singing, dancing, auditioning and more. As always, everyone will be cast in the production. See the flyer for information or email stwkshop@gmail.com.

South Lake Tahoe Library Summer Reading Challenge

  • Join the El Dorado County Library's Summer Reading Challenge! This free challenge runs from June 1st - August 31st and is open to all ages. All reading counts, read your favorite story again, listen to a new audiobook, or read a funny graphic novel. Sign up and log your reading online at eldoradolibrary.beanstack.org to earn badges and enter drawings for fantastic prizes!

Lake Tahoe SUMMER CODING AND Outdoor Exploration

  • Lake Tahoe's first ever Coding/STEM & Outdoor Exploration Camp! Taught by School day Teachers with a curriculum designed by Stanford University, our program provides students with an appreciation of nature while learning invaluable skills of the future. Projects include coding websites that catalog plants/insects found nearby, coding a video game about the historical "tahoe tessie", and Lake Robots!

US Youth Volleyball Sign Ups-

U.S. Youth Volleyball is offering our summer program in Lake Tahoe this June, and we are looking for kids 7 – 15 years old who want to work on and learn their basics and fundamentals of volleyball in a fun, safe, and noncompetitive environment. We are an outdoor grass league and are for beginner and intermediate players.

Missoula Children’s Theater

Tahoe Arts Project will once again be presenting Missoula Children’s Theater this summer. July 11-15th at Tahoe Valley Elementary. There are over 60 roles available. Grades K-12 are welcomed, you must have completed Kindergarten and be 5 years old. The cost is $50 and scholarships are available through Tahoe Arts Project. We look forward to seeing you perform. For more information contact Peggy Blowney at tahoearts@aol.com.

LTCC Youth & Teen Summer Camps

  • LTCC Youth & Teen Summer Camps accepting registration now. Welcome to CONNECT Summer Camps! The attached listing includes many of your favorites and also a fresh look at others. Be sure to check out the new design format for our middle school STEM Camp Medley, acting, art, outdoors, and much more!

STEM Camp Medley

  • Back by popular demand, CONNECT is offering a Stem Camp Medley this Summer. This camp includes topics such as what it takes to become a future doctor, practical applications of chemical reactions and drones. Spaces are limited. Sign up now to reserve your children’s spot. www.ltccConnect.com or call 530.541.4660 X 717

K-12 Math Tutoring at LTCC is back!

  • Drop in on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 3 - 5pm in the reading mezzanine inside the main entrance and directly upstairs. Tutoring is free and tutors can assist with any K-12 math level - all students are welcome!

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KID ZONE EARLY BIRD CHILDCARE

We are excited to inform you that the Kids Zone Program will be available at our site this school year. The Kids Zone Program is an Early Morning Childcare for grades K-5th and will run from 7:00-8:15 a.m. starting on Monday, August 30th. If you are interested in enrolling your child/children please click on the Kid Zone Application link and complete the application and stop by the office to submit payment. There is a $30 enrollment fee for the first child and $10 for each additional child. The daily fee for attendance after enrollment is $5 or $25 per week. Please note that students not enrolled in the Kids Zone Program may not be dropped off before 8:15 a.m.

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