September 15, 2016

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A Message from our Principals…

Wednesday’s Wylie Way Day of Hope was magical! Birmingham Elementary is full of hope and dreams! I’m so PROUD of the work we are doing each day to ensure ALL of our Bears fulfill their hopes and dreams!! THANK YOU so much for your support and love for our Bears! Watch DOGS and MOD squad Kick-off is TONIGHT starting at 6:00. It’s going to be a fun night! See you there!! Mark your calendar…. for our upcoming Fall Family Night on September 29th –5:30-7:30 p.m. We are “Camping In” that evening! Tons of activities for everyone in the family such as: story time, Book Fair, create your own trail mix, get your very own library card from the Smith Public Library, become a member of our FABULOUS PTA, and so much more!!! Thank you for making Birmingham Elementary the next level of GREATNESS!!


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Proud to be a Birmingham Bear!

Mrs. Doolan-Principal & Mrs. Kishindo-Assistant Principal

Counselor’s Corner…

Wow!! What an amazing Day of Hope! I loved hearing all the meaningful and thoughtful conversations from our Bears!! My heart was full of joy listening to students talk about their hopes and dreams for the future. We would love to hear feedback on how those conversations carried over to home! Our Bears have bright futures ahead of them!

I am also into my second full week of guidance classes and it has been so great being back in the classrooms! Topics for this three week rotation are: Kinder and 1st Grade- listening skills, 2nd- Self Confidence and Uniqueness, 3rd-Making Positive Decisions, and 4th – Positive Growth Mindset. Ask your Bears what they are learning from Mrs. Ray.


What’s Coming Up?

September 19-Oct 7Blue Group for Safety Patrol

September 26-30- District ‘Sock’tember Sock and Undies Drive. Bring new socks or undies in your size to support our Wylie Way Christmas.

October 1- Wylie Way Christmas Registration- One Day Only. Be sure to check out the Wylie Way Christmas Flyer about registration details if you are needing assistance during the Christmas season.


Bear love, Mrs. Ray

From the Library…

Red bingo cards went home last week, and I have had a lot of bears coming in and checking out books. Once you read the book, don't forget to write it down. Books that are read in class, by your teacher, to you, or by yourself all count. I want you to get credit for all your books. Also, as a reminder, red cards cannot be turned in until October 3. This is the earliest you can turn it in, but they will be accepted after this date, as well. Once a full vertical column has been filled out, you may come and see me in the library and I'll give you a small prize to keep you going. :)


Happy Reading,


Mrs. April

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PTA News…

Hey Bears! Don’t forget to ask family and friends to support your fundraiser! Lots of fun prizes to be won! Fundraiser packets are due back September 19.


We are spoiling our teachers with a summer themed teacher appreciation lunch on Sept 23rd. Click here to see what you can sign up for to help.


PTA will host a Dyslexia booth at the Family Camp In on Sept 29th. We will also have the Cub’s Den open for your spirit wear needs and you can join PTA if you haven’t already. We will raffle off a $15 Target Gift Card to all PTA members that attend the Family Camp In. Come see us to sign up!


Did you know PTA is not just about volunteering? Although we love our volunteers and they are needed, we understand that not everyone can do it. Joining PTA is more about being a voice for our students at Birmingham and it sometimes is just bringing an item in for a teacher appreciation event.


Upcoming PTA Dates:

9/19 Fundraiser packets due

9/23 Teacher luncheon-summer theme

9/29 Family Camp In (Dyslexia booth)

9/30 Panda Spirit Night

The Wylie Way – Core Values

1st Nine Weeks – Respect and Responsibility

September 14nd – Day of Hope

October 5th – Day of Hope Follow Up

Mark Your Calendars!!

September 20- Mrs. April's Birthday

September 23- Bear Boogie, 2pm

September 26-30- Bookfair

September 29- Title 1 Family Night, 5:30-7:30pm

September 30- Panda Express Spirit Night

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We want to spread the word about the wonderful things happening here at BES each day. When you share about school, your teacher and projects, please use our #1team1dream. Let your GREATNESS shine!! Thank you!