Black Bob Family Newsletter

December 2015

From the Principal...

I was in our 1st grade classrooms this week as they were sharing their Holiday Tradition writing piece they have been working on. It was fun to read and listen to their family traditions. I hope that each of you will get to have a special tradition or start a new one with your children.

On behalf of the staff here at Black Bob, we wish you a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends.

Trisha Putthoff

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Recess Guidelines

Outdoor Recess: Outside air temperature and/or wind chill is greater than 20 degrees F. No falling precipitation.

Limited Outdoor Recess: Outside air temperature and/or wind chill is between 10 and 19 degrees F.

Inside Recess: Outside air temperature and/or wind chill is below 10 F or if there is falling precipitation.


The Olathe Public Schools provides various tools to keep parents informed about what’s happening in the district. This is done through the district website, social media, brochures, newsletters and other communication pieces. The district works closely with schools to assist with issues that occur. One question that has arisen recently concerns when and how information is dispersed about “stranger danger” incidents. When these types of incidents occur, we encourage parents to contact the police. The school and district works closely with local law enforcement on these incidents. Law enforcement investigates and consults with the district if they feel communication to the wider community is necessary. As a district, we take our cues from law enforcement as we want to make sure that when we communicate about unusual activity in the area, it is because our law enforcement partners truly feel there is an issue of concern.

Classroom Holiday Parites

Thursday, Dec. 17th 2015 at 3pm

14701 Brougham Dr

Olathe, KS

We will have a special Mad Science Assembly at 2:15. Parties will begin at 3:00. Thank you to all the parents who have donated treats, crafts, and their time to make this a fun day. Parents are welcome to arrive at 2:15 to start setting up for the party or to watch the assembly.

Teacher Wish Lists

This holiday season is a great time to say THANK YOU to those staff members who do so much for our children!

A few of their favorite things, under Staff Favorites, or a specifics classroom needs, under Staff Wish List, are posted on - check them out!

You can also go directly to the Wish List link:

Black Bob PTA

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Congratulations, Xander Cha on 1st Place and Tsidk Mekuriachew on runner up for our Spelling Bee.

Library News

We want to send a HUGE thank you to the Cub Scouts for their donation from their bake sale to our library. Thank you families and boys!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday Dec. 16 B Day

3:30-4:00 Student Council Meeting

Thursday Dec. 17 C Day

Last day for Pennies for Shoes! 25 cents earns a chance to play "Pie Face" with Mrs. Putthoff

Spirit Day: Ugly Christmas Sweater

School Holiday Meal

2:15 Mad Science Assembly

3:00 Classroom Parties

Friday D Day

End of 2nd Quarter

Spirit Day: PJ day

Monday Dec. 21- Tuesday Jan.5 Semester Break/ NO School

Wednesday Jan. 6 E Day

Students Return to School

Thursday Jan. 7 A Day

6:30 Planning Meeting for Fun Fair

7:00 PTA meeting

Friday Jan. 8 B Day

Report cards are sent home with students

Thank you for your support!

5th Grade Bake Sale was a huge success. Thank you for purchasing items before the Thanksgiving Holiday.

We had a wonderful turn out at our Holiday Mart with more vendors than we have had before. The 5th grade did great with their donuts and hot chocolate sales, too.