BVL Family News

Edition 15- Friday, June 11th, 2021

Principal's Corner

Dear BVL Families,


This week was super special for BVL students and staff, it marked the first time we were able to see each other in person; live and not on Zoom. Thank you to those who were able to come on Thursday and join the celebration. Between badminton, frisbee throwing, chalk art, hula hoops and so much more, we heard laughter and friendship throughout the event. We know some of you were not able to attend, we missed you but also understand.

Thank you for celebrating with us!


Your proud principal, k

Returning Student Devices and Other Materials

All student laptops are being collected for the summer for important cleaning and reimaging maintenance.


What is being collected?

All of the technology items and AE Novels that your family checked out for use this past year.


These might include:

  • Laptop
  • Laptop case
  • Laptop charger
  • Digital pen
  • Hotspot
  • Headphones
  • For 4th and 5th graders – novels (2)
    • 4th Grade: The Year of the Dog / Ban this Book
    • 5th Grade: Chester and Gus / The City of Ember


*If your family is leaving town before the dates below, please take your student device and materials to the District Office (see below for address and instructions).


When and where can you drop off these materials?


OPTION #1

Wednesday, June 16 from 9-10am or 4:30-5:30pm

Bellingham Family Partnership – Larrabee Building – 1409 18th Street


OPTION #2

Thursday and Friday, June 17 and 18th from 8:00am to 4:30pm

District Office – 1306 Dupont Street

Drop off at our CSA Technical HELP Desk

Please park in the parking lot between our building and the fire department

Please walk to the back of the building

Our Technical Help Desk office is located in the back of the building in a "U" shaped parking lot

Technical Staff Members will be available to assist you


OPTION #3

Drop off at student’s neighborhood school.

Please contact your school first to determine their procedure for collecting devices.


Files saved to the student’s OneDrive will be accessible next school year. If the student saved files to the Desktop or Documents folders on the PC, and they want to save those files to their OneDrive (otherwise they will be deleted during reimaging) please follow the directions in this video to move the files to OneDrive. Click Here

SUMMER 2021 MEAL BOXES

This summer, Bellingham Public Schools will offer free, seven-day meal boxes to all children 0 to 18, as well as students in Community Transitions.


Please note: Meal boxes will not be distributed during the first week of summer break on Wednesday, June 23.


Meal box distribution will resume on Wednesday, June 30 and continue every Wednesday this summer through Aug. 18.


Boxes will be given out between 12 and 1:30 p.m. at the following locations:


Geneva Elementary School, 1401 Geneva Street

Happy Valley Elementary School, 1041 24th Street

Roosevelt Elementary School, 2900 Yew Street

Shuksan Middle School, 2717 Alderwood Avenue

Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck Street

Regency Park Apartment Complex, 2050 Fraser Street

Bakerview Mobile Park, 4015 Eliza Avenue

Summer Resources

  • Whatcom Kid Insider provides a list of summer camps in Whatcom County (tip: must click on yellow buttons/camp categories for camp listings to display)
  • Bellingham Playbook Spring/Summer 2021 (formerly known as Leisure Guide) lists information about some summer camps
  • The Arc of WA has a list of summer camps across the Northwest that are specific for children with special needs or children who have a diagnosis
  • Center for Children with Special Needs has a summer camp directory, you can filter by diagnosis, concern, region, etc.
  • Childcare – please click link to find the Childcare FAQ on BSD's website


Check out the Bellingham School District Family Support Services Resource Page for other resources available to families such as energy and housing assistance.

Summer Reading

Looking for a little motivation to get started on a good book? Here are some local summer reading programs.


Bellingham Library -Chart Your Path and create a keepsake of your reading adventures!


Bellingham Bells Reading Club - earn 2 Bells tickets and a pizza from Coconut Kenny's!


Launching Success Learning Store - earn a prize and a chance to win a grand prize!

Wild Whatcom

Registration for 2021-2022 programming will open on June 14th. During Wild Whatcom programs, participants connect with the natural world and each other by exploring the changing seasons, developing naturalist knowledge, practicing wilderness skills and, of course, playing games!


Neighborhood Nature is an after school program for grades K-6 that meets at local parks Monday-Thursday. Learn more and register online at https://www.wildwhatcom.org/after-school.


Financial assistance is available. Need assistance with online registration? Give us a call at 360.389.3414.

Contact Information

Kate Baehr

Principal
360-676-6470 ext. 6424

kate.baehr@bellinghamschools.org

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