News from the Den

Barnett Shoals Elementary Newsletter

🐻 March 19, 2023 🐻

What's Happening in The Den

Busy in the Den

Hello Barnett Shoals Community!

We’ve been busy in the Den since we last spoke! Cluster Fair, Reading Day, Masquerade Ball, Stroll or Roll, Spring Conferences, and Book Fair were all successful events! Thanks for your participation and commitment to helping make Barnett Shoals a school of pride and excellence.

Mr. Barrett has shared several albums via Dojo of the events. Please check out our school story on ClassDojo for links to the pictures.

Can you believe there are only 43 days left in the school year? Yes, only 43!

We still have plenty of teaching and learning that needs to be done between now and the last day of school. Please continue to encourage your scholars to finish strong.

We also have plenty of engagement opportunities that are scheduled to take place during this quarter. Last Wednesday you should have received a calendar of events(pictured) that we would like for you to hang on your refrigerator as a reminder of all of the Barnett Shoals’ happenings. From events to assessments and everything in between. Please get this document from your scholar’s folder.

We are happy with our progress thus far, but still have a few more turns before we reach the finish line.

We are continuing along our R.O.A.D to success so that we can Reach Our Academic Dreams.

Autism 5K

Barnett Shoals Elementary School


APRIL 28, 2023 5:00PM – 9:00PM


LOCATION: Barnett Shoals Elementary School, 3220 S. Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605

EVENING ACTIVITIES: Lots of fun activities for children!

Registration and Packet Pickup begins at 5:00PM Walk / Run begins at 6:00PM

REGISTER: $25.00 before April 1st, 2023, $30.00 April 1st and through race day

Three easy ways:

1) On-line at or

2) Mail in the form below before April 15, 2023.

3) On-site registration begins at 5:00PM at the school

T-SHIRTS: Register by April 10 to be guaranteed a t-shirt

AWARDS: Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in standard 5-year age groups.

QUESTIONS: For more information contact Tiffany Davis, e-mail: or Carole Black, email: . ===================================================================

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MAC Fest 2023

You are invited to contribute to an event on Friday, April 21st at 5pm!

We are calling this event MAC Fest! This is a celebration of Music, Art, and Culture. This event features student artwork shown throughout our school building, a musical performance, and so much more. This will be an event you don't want to miss!!

What makes Barnett Shoals special?

You do.

Think about the wonderful foods, songs, traditions, crafts, and activities that make your home an incredible place to be. Those are the things that make our Barnett Shoals family and culture such a unique experience every day. You are invited to shine a spotlight on these amazing practices and share them with our school family.

What do you bring to the BSES table?

Please take a moment to submit digitally using our Google form.


Square 1 Art Fundraiser

Hello Barnett Shoals Bears,

I am so excited about this year's Square 1 Art Fundraiser. Many of our families have already ordered beautiful keepsakes with their scholar's art! If you have a media release on file with our school, your child's custom catalog for the Square 1 Art Fundraiser went home in Wednesday folders. You can order using the catalog or online.

If you do not have a media release on file - you can upload art you have at home to order here:

Upload additional art if you like, using Art Upload!

If you lost the catalog but would still like to order art, it's simple. Simply search for your child's art using Art Search, and enter the state, school name, and your student's name. Your student's art and code will appear, and you may order!

Order by: 3/31/2023

If you have questions or need anything at all, contact customer care online.

Thank you for supporting our school!

Betsy Bush

Square 1 Art Fundraiser Coordinator

Barnett Shoals Elementary

Jittery Joe's Coffee Fundraiser

Kindergarten Coffee Fundraiser for 2022-2023!

Choose between ground or whole bean Jittery Joe's Create Blend coffee.

All bags are $12 each.

You can print your own form (see PDF attachment below this post) or request a form be sent home with your scholar.

Parent Name: ____________________________

Student Name: ___________________________

Homeroom Teacher: ______________________

Create Blend Qty: ______ Bean _______ Ground

Payment method: ____ Cash ______ Check

Checks Payable to BSES

$12 per bag

Delivery method: By student or Pick up at school

Contact Jennifer Armstrong at or call (706) 357-5334 for any questions

CCSD Youth Art Month Exhibition

CCSD Youth Art Month Exhibition

March 4- March 31

Reception March 26, 1-3pm

@ Lamar Dodd School of Art,

UGA 3rd Floor, Art Education Area

270 River Rd, Athens, GA 30602

Help A Child Smile

You can still register online to have your child be seen at school by mobile dentists via the Help A Child Smile program!

Click here to register!

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 March: Habit #7 Sharpen the Saw

Family and Community Resources

Legal Pop Up Clinic


Attorneys in Athens are offering FREE legal help and guidance in all areas of the law, including FAMILY LAW (Divorce, Legitimation, Child Support), RECORD RESTRICTION, PROBATE, LANDLORD/TENANT, PERSONAL INJURY, DISABILITY LAW, SMALL CLAIMS, AND GENERAL CIVIL.

Do you have a question or need a referral? Come visit us at our POP-UP LEGAL CLINIC.

TIME: 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM*



Bring your important papers with you! *No admittance after 10:50 a.m.

This clinic is sponsored by the Western Circuit Access to Justice Initiative in coordination with Georgia Legal Services. Attorneys are available for brief legal help and referral only. They do not represent you. You may be referred to another service provider. For more information about legal services to low-income people in civil matters, please contact Georgia Legal Services at 1-800-745-5717 or

March 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:

  • March 22
  • April 26
  • May 17

400 Fowler Drive, Athens, GA 30601

4:00-5:30 PM

**School accessible by bus line!!

⬇️🔗 Link to the District Newsletter ⬇️🔗

BSE Family Engagement Plan and Compact

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