The Official Parent News Publication of Bayou View Elementary School

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VOLUME 21, ISSUE 18: DECEMBER 05--09, 2022

Our Theme This Year Is GAME ON!

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Each week, Ms. Billings creates a video that is shown in the cafeteria during lunchtime throughout the week. Enjoy this week's edition of BVE TV!

We can help you wish your child a happy birthday with a special message in our weekly video!! The cost for a special slide in the video is $5.00. We can design the slide for you, or you may design it yourself. We can also display a Happy Birthday message for your child on our BVE PTA sign post in the front or back car line. The cost for this service is also $5.00.

Submissions are due the week prior to your child's birthday week. Birthday messages cannot be added to signs and/or videos the week of their birthday. Please complete this google form for either service.

The money raised for the birthday messages will help us provide enrichment curriculum for our Quest program. THANK YOU for your support!!!

Cafeteria TV 125 V2


Winter i-Ready Diagnostics: Monday, November 28 --Friday, December 16

Student Council Food Drive Begins: Tuesday, November 29--Thursday, December 8

Running Club: Every Wednesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

4th Grade Holiday Musical: Tuesday, December 6 at 1:30 & 6:30 p.m.

Term 2 DCAS: Monday--Friday, December 12-16

Term 2 Ends: Friday, December 16

Christmas Holiday & Winter Break: Monday, December 19--Monday, January 2

Winter Intersession: Tuesday--Friday, January 3-6

Term 3 Begins: Monday, January 9

Term 2 Report Cards Go Home: Wednesday, January 11

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3rd Grade Parents, Please Read:

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Flu Season Is Here! Help Us Prevent the Spread of the Flu at School!

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Help Us Reach Our Goal of 97% Attendance for the Month of November!


Our strongest push for ATTENDANCE is for October and November, as these months are our ADA funding months. Our goal is 97% ADA. Currently, we are lingering around 95% ADA, and we need YOUR HELP! National-level research has found that students who miss even just 9 days of the school year have lower grades and score lower on standardized tests.

Follow these tips for improving your child's attendance:

  1. Set a regular bedtime.
  2. Prep clothes and backpacks the night before.
  3. Only keep children home if they are truly sick.
  4. Have a back-up plan for getting to school on time.
  5. Avoid scheduling doctor’s appointments and trips during school hours.

Please help us by getting your child to school on time and at school each school day!


The best place for our students to be is in class. We have instructional gaps to close and need our students present, more than ever before. Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time each day. Try to keep check-outs to a minimal. If your child is absent, do your best to help them get caught up on missed work. Good attendance is crucial to student success! We strive for 97% attendance every month. Please review the school district attendance policy. If you have further questions/concerns, call the office for assistance.
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The Reading Fair brought out the creativity in our students! There were so many interesting and creative boards completed by individuals, groups, and families. Enjoy previewing some of the work done by our students.

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We are very excited to be getting closer to the completion of the addition to our school. One classroom has everyone super excited.....the outdoor classroom!!!! We will be selling engraved brick pavers that will placed as the floor of the outdoor classroom. You may purchase a 4x8 or 8x8 paver. This is the perfect chance to commemorate our time at BVE! Ordering is super easy by clicking on the link . Please be sure to double check your spelling so that the engraving is correct! The deadline for purchasing a brick has been extended. This fundraiser may be extended by the PTA!


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Parents, please check your child's clothing before sending him/her to school in the morning. If a student's clothing is deemed inappropriate, you will be asked to bring a change of clothing to the school. STUDENTS WHO ARE OUT OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE DRESS CODE POLICY WILL BE PUT IN ISS (IN-SCHOOL-SUSPENSION) UNTIL A CHANGE OF CLOTHES IS BROUGHT BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN.

Please review our handbook online regarding dress code. Thank you!!


BVE PTA is selling spirit t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and water bottles. Check it all out here:

Orders are due by November 18.

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Don't forget to take advantage of FREE homework help for your child in Grades 3-5, 24/7 with PAPER, an online tutoring program.

If you ever need help with your school work, there’s a live tutor available to help you 24/7 on Paper, if your child is enrolled in grades 3-5.

Available anytime, anywhere, no matter what you’re working on, you’ll be able to connect with an expert tutor instantly. These are real people who are friendly, approachable, and want to help you succeed. To learn more about Paper and how you can get started, visit the MDE + Paper Website and check out the student resources.

To get started with a tutoring session all you have to do is log in, ask your question, and they’ll give you a helping hand. To login:

  1. Visit PAPER’s student login page

  2. Type your school’s name

  3. Log in via Google using your school credentials

Once you let a tutor know what you’re working on, you can expect them to ask you questions about what you’ve tried, what you understand, what you don’t understand, and from there they’ll talk you through the steps. Paper is a place for you to improve, and that doesn’t happen when you just look up answers.

If you have any questions about your account, please ask your teacher.

Instruction: i-Ready at Home Resources!

If you are looking for a way to support your children with the ready curriculum, check out the

parent letters, tutorials, and extra practice offered from Curriculum Associates, the parent

company of Ready and i-Ready.

To Access the Tutoring Support Packs:

1 Go to the Tutoring Support site.

2 Enter the following password: TSp89TC.

3 Download the relevant subject and grade-level ZIP files for your


4 Upload the files to your learning management system.

To Access the At-Home Learning Resources:

1 Go to the At-Home Learning Resources site.

2 Enter the following password: AHrs54.

3 Download the relevant subject and grade-level files.

4 Make materials available to students by printing or uploading to your learning management system.

School Hours & Arrival/Departure Times

School is in session from 7:28 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

ARRIVAL: The earliest students may begin arriving on campus is 7:00 a.m.; once on campus, students will go to the cafeteria to get breakfast or report directly to the classroom. This year, there will be a charge for breakfasts and lunches to students. Please complete an application for Free/Reduced Lunch. We will send these forms home with students. We encourage you to have your child get a breakfast since breakfast is such an important meal for our students. Our cafeteria crew provides a delicious breakfast!

IMPORTANT: All outside building doors are shut and locked at 7:28 a.m.; after this time, a student MUST be signed into the front office by an adult.

Announcements will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. Students are tardy if they are not in the building by 7:28 a.m. AND seated in their respective classrooms by 7:30 a.m. We strongly encourage all students to be seated and ready to learn by 7:30 a.m. so as not to miss important information during announcements and not to disrupt others from listening as well.


We dismiss kindergarten and first-grade car riders (those who do not have older siblings) to the front porch shortly before 2:30 p.m. If a student is not picked up by 2:45 p.m., he/she will be escorted by staff to School Plus, our after-school program. There is a charge for School Plus.

Transportation Changes & Student Checkouts--Here Are the Procedures to Follow--

If you have any transportation changes to make for your child or children, please notify the office staff via e-mail by 12:00 p.m. Please e-mail Mrs. Leah McClain (Records Clerk) at OR Mrs. Alicia Lawrence (Secretary/Bookkeeper) at Transportation changes must be made and documented by the front office staff, not with the classroom teacher. We do not take transportation changes after 12:00 p.m., nor do we take them over the phone.

We do not allow student checkouts after 2:00 p.m. Please understand that parents who enter the office after 2:00 p.m. requesting to check out their child or children will be asked to get back into the carline for student pick-up. We also do not take checkouts over the phone to have students waiting for the parent to arrive in the office. Students are called to the office for checkouts only if an approved adult is present in the office BEFORE 2:00 p.m. to check them out. We thank you for your cooperation in helping us protect instructional time.

Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures!

If it is raining at 2:15 p.m., all park-walkers will be considered car-riders and need to be picked up in their respective car-rider lines. We will send a message via School Status if this occurs. We appreciate your cooperation keeping students safe AND dry.

Take time to enjoy some of the following holiday festivities across the Coast with your family and friends!

For more information, check out Coastal Mississippi's website:
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Gulfport School District 2022-2023 School Calendar

Are you ready to plan and schedule your upcoming vacations? Please use our GSD calendar to help you plan effectively. Click the link above to view our district's calendar.

Important Information:

PARENTS, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS A CHANGE OF CLOTHES AT SCHOOL. Bathroom accidents are not the only spills that happen here at school. Although we do have a clothes closet, with gently used clothes, it is for emergencies. In the event that your child’s clothes get soiled here at school and he/she does not have a change of clothes, we will let them borrow clothes from the closet (if available). If you do not wish for your child to borrow clothes from the closet, please have a change of clothes at school and send a note to your child’s teacher stating that you do not wish for your child to borrow clothes from the closet.

Thank you

Help the PTA by Collecting Box Tops & Coke Bottle Tops! It's easy to do!

Bayou View Elementary School PTA Officers 2022-2023

President: Paula Pettis

Vice President: Elizabeth Wise

Secretary: Beth Thomas

Treasurer: Yvonne McCabe

Our 2022-2023 Schedule for District Common Assessments

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Thank You to Our Business Friends of BVE!

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Bayou View Elementary School

Tess Lawrence, Ed.S., NBCT, Principal

Christine Salminen, Ed.S, NBCT, Assistant Principal

Paula Pettis, PTA President

The mission of the Gulfport School District is to inspire each student to become a problem solver, lifelong learner, and productive member of society.

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