February 2017 Newsletter

Blanche Reynolds Elementary School

February Happenings

Thank you so much for bringing your kids to school on time! We have had a decrease in tardies, and that really helps to create a calm, smooth classroom environment. We are hoping to see a decrease in absences, as less absences allows for more learning time for our kids, as well as more resources for everyone.

This month, PTA is collecting shoes for a fundraiser! So, please drop off any shoes you no longer need. (see details below). We also have 2, 3-day weekends in February!


Each Friday is SPIRIT DAY! Some spirit days are wacky and wild, like our recent Crazy Hat/Hair Day! But, most Spirit Days are school t-shirt days! Please remind your child to wear his/her BR t-shirt on Fridays. If your child doesn't have one to wear, you can purchase one or your child can just wear bright blue!

Crazy Hat/Hair Day was a Blast!

February PTA Information

Feb. 6-17. Shoe Drive. Bring your old, new and unused shoes to school and angel bins will turn them into $ for our kids.

Feb. 14-17. Red Ribbon Week. Campus assemblies and events to promote healthy living.

Feb. 23 & 24. Yogurtland food fundraiser. Go have a delicious frozen treat at Yogurtland and mention it is for a Blanche Reynolds fundraiser to help raise money for our school.

Feb. 27-Mar.10. Mixed-Bag Fundraiser

REPTILE Assembly with Matt

Thanks to your donations and participation in PTA & school fundraisers, we are able to bring in really exciting assemblies for our kids! The kids LOVED Matt and his reptiles!
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Parent Communication

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SPIRIT DAY! Sports' T-shirt Day by Student Council

Friday, Feb. 10th, 8am

Your child can come dressed in his/her sports' uniform, sports t-shirts, sports hats, etc.

No School (Lincoln's Birthday)

Monday, Feb. 13th, 8am

Red Ribbon Week (A week to promote healthy living and positive choices...)

Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 8am to Friday, Feb. 17th, 12pm

No School (Presidents' Day)

Monday, Feb. 20th, 8am

Saturday School

Saturday, Feb. 25th, 8am-12pm

Blanche Reynolds, Rm. 12

If your child has missed at least 1 day of school, please turn in your form to the office by this Friday, Feb. 10. If you need a form, please see Cheri. Saturday School is a day for a student to make up a missed absence. The day is filled with fun, educational activities and kids also receive a snack.

Read Across America - Ms. Curtis-Abbe

Tuesday, Feb. 28th, 8am


Ms. Curtis-Abbe, Anacapa English teacher extraordinaire, will be bringing her kids to our campus to teach & read with our kids! This visit is in honor of Dr. Seuss Day, which is on March 2nd. (Our Dr. Seuss assembly will be on March 3rd.)

Congratulations to our AWESOME ATTENDANCE winners!

Each day, Ms. Judy in our office, calculates the number of students who are in class. She keeps track of all of the classes that have "awesome attendance" each day. (Each time a student is absent, he/she does lose out on his/her learning. We also lose $250 per child, per day that a kiddo is absent, which really affects the programs and resources we can offer. Although, we do thank you for keeping your kids home when they are ill!)

Awesome Attendance CLASS WINNERS for JANUARY:

Tied for 1st Place: Ms. Sarak & Mr. Lewis

Tied for 2nd Place: Ms. Miller & Mr. Bartsch

Tied for 3rd Place: Ms. Toutz-Hager & Ms. Cummings

Mayor For A Moment Season 2 Episode 4 Tessa Shinden Blanche Reynolds Elementary (City Council Version)

Congratulations to Tessa Shinden, Ventura's MAYOR FOR A MOMENT!