BSE Homegrown

December 7-11

Weekly Events

Monday, December 7

  • No Good News Club until after the holidays
  • MAP Testing Continues
  • Class Spelling Bee Begins
  • RtI Meetings
  • Rock Hill Visit

Tuesday, December 8

  • Faculty Meeting 3:00-4:30 (all staff needs to attend including assistants)
Teachers and Assistants-please bring all of your emergency information.
  • Faculty Christmas Party @ Woodfin Ridge (5:30)
  • Rock Hill Visit

Wednesday, December 9

  • Dental Screening information goes home
  • Rock Hill Visit

Thursday, December 10

  • Chick-fil-a Spirit Night (homework passes will be given away) 4:30-8:00

Friday, December 11

  • Spirit Day
  • Signed Papers go home
  • MUSE performance at school for 3rd Grade
  • Dental Screening for K4-3rd

Need to Know News

Early Morning Drop Off

Please remember that the school building open at 7:00 am. The tardy bell rings at 7:40 am. Students must be in the classroom by 7:40. If you do not see an adult outside on duty, please walk your child into the front office to sign them in.

Afternoon Pick-Up

We have certainly improved our pick-up time since the beginning of the year. Parents-please keep in mind that we are finishing up with dismissal at 2:35. We would encourage your to be in line no later than 2:30. At 2:35, we will be taking students to the front office and you will need to pull around front, park, come into the office, and sign your child out. We would certainly appreciate your help in getting our students loaded in a timely manner.

Due this Week

-Keep in mind that all Christmas decorations will need to be down before we leave for the holidays.

-Go ahead and start planning for another club is scheduled for December 17th.

SLO Conferences

What to Expect: SLO conferences will be held over the next two weeks.

· The purpose of SLO midyear conferences is to monitor progress towards SLO goals and adjust instructional strategies accordingly.

· Teachers should gather evidence of student progress and be prepared to review data and identify which students are progressing toward their growth targets and which are struggling.

· Teachers and evaluator(s) can work together to consider potential strategies that the teacher might implement or how instruction can be adjusted for students who do not appear on track to meet their growth goals.

· Teachers should bring to the conference reflections and root causes for off-track performance, strategies that have been attempted for addressing those needs, and plans for addressing learning needs in the future.

· If it is determined that a student target must be revised, then the revisions must take place with full adherence to the administrator’s expectations and district policy.

During the conference:

· Review data and discuss which students are making progress towards their growth targets. Please have this information in chart form.

· Discuss which students are not making progress towards their growth targets

o What seems to be the root causes for off-track performance?

o What strategies have been attempted to address the needs of students not making progress?

o What is the plan for addressing the students’ learning needs in the future?

o We will work together as a team to consider how instruction could be adjusted and any other instructional strategies that could be implemented to meet the needs of the students.

o For students whose growth targets you are proposing to revise due to lack of progress, please make sure that you have the following data with you:

1- How do you progress monitor these students.

2-The following data: (this info is only based on your SLO)

  1. MAP Data
  2. 100 BC Level or Math Fluency information
  3. Current Grades
  4. Trends in HW
  5. Conference information (either from guided reading or guided math)
  6. Progress Monitoring (to include work samples)

  • We will also review your professional development plans. You will need to bring evidence of your participation. You will not need to provide any written documentation on your part, but be prepared to discuss how this professional development has changed your instruction. This is discussion only.

What's Going on in Classrooms at BSE

-Sometime reading response can get a little old and repetitive. This week, in third grade, I saw students summarizing their reading through Chatterpix. I have seen many of you using Chatterpix in your classes. The students took a pic of the cover and did a summary of the book. The teacher randomly selected who would share using the Apple TV.

-In TAP, two weeks ago, second grade was planning lesson on researching different inventors. As a culminating activity, they had to present their project using Adobe Voice. I had never heard of this app before, but to see the final product.....WOW!!

-In third grade, we have a class that have planted a garden and manages it throughout each month. This past week, they were able to harvest the garden. This made me think about the hands on experience and how we could duplicate this in the class with day to day lessons. You know, we can easily show pictures of things that we are learning about, but really being able to let them look, see, feel, touch, and hear or should I say "EXPERIENCE" takes learning to a whole new level. I often think about how many of you want to "GO" and "SEE" or "EXPERIENCE" classrooms where learning is taking place in a different way. Hence, why we have went to Chesnee, Rainbow Lake, and getting ready to attend Rock Hill. If this is the best type of learning for us, why not provide this experience this type of learning for our students.....challenge yourself to provide learning experiences for your students.

Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks will be available for purchase online starting September 14. We will make them available online through March 31. The cost is 15.00. You will need to follow the link below and enter the school code 21001.


Lunch Menus will now be digital. Parents are able to download an app that will allow them to check daily menus. The app is titled NurtiSlice. Parents will search for Spartanburg District Two. They will have the option to choose elementary, middle, or high school. Once you have selected the school, parents will be able to view the breakfast or lunch menu.

Parents are also able to pay their lunch bill online. I have include a link below titled "Pay your Lunch Bill" below.

Upcoming Events

December Events:

14-100 Book Challenge Scavenger Hunt Begins

15-1st Grade Christmas Performance 8:30 (see newsletter for specific class performance)

PBIS/RtI Team Meets 2:45

Attendance Conferences with Teachers

16-1st Grade Christmas Performance 8:30 (see newsletter for specific class performance)

Tacky Christmas Sweater Day

Attendance Conference with Teachers

17-1st Grade Christmas Performance 8:30 (see newsletter for specific class performance)

SIC Meets (3:00)

Club Day

Polar Express Day

18-Half Day

Holiday Party (10:15)

End of Winter MAP Testing

December 21-January 5-Holiday Break

Birthday Wishes Go Out to......

To be filled in...

A Day in the Life @ BSE

Remind 101 for Teachers

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