March 2017 Newsletter

Blanche Reynolds Elementary School

March Happenings

We are wrapping up Trimester 2, and moving into the last trimester of the year! There are many exciting happenings in March, and we would love to have you join us!

First off, we are happy to invite you to participate in parent-teacher conferences March 9, 10, 13 & 14. If you would like to meet with your child's teacher, please touch base with him/her to schedule time to talk. (And, just a reminder that pick-up is noon on those days!)

We have our Awards Assembly this Friday, and Debbie in our office has been calling to invite families. We are excited to celebrate your children and their achievements!

During March, we also have our PTA Scholastic Book Fair, PTA Mixed Bags fundraiser, Project Palooza, Skate Night, Saturday School and our Talent Show! We have a lot happening, and we encourage you to come out and join us.

Upcoming Events & Activities

Mar. 9, 10, 13, 14 –Conferences/Noon Dismissal

Mar. 10 – Awards Assembly 8:15-9:00

Mar. 13-16 – Scholastic Book Fair

Mar. 14 – Monthly Morning Assembly K-2 8:15-8:40

Mar. 15 - Monthly Morning Assembly 3-8 8:15-8:40

Mar. 16 – Project Palooza 5-7 pm

Mar. 20 – Skate Night 6-8

Mar. 25 – Saturday School 8-12 (Invites due Friday, March 10)

Mar. 29 – Talent Show ("dress rehearsal" for students) 8:30-10 am

Mar. 30 – Talent Show 6-7:30 pm

Apr. 3-7 – Spring Break!!!

May 1-12 – BR state testing (make ups to 5/19)


VUSD elementary teachers are working with a new English Language Arts curriculum this year. We are ecstatic to have new materials that are all aligned to the Common Core State Standards, embed tons of technology and offer a wide variety of books in all reading levels. As we learn this new curriculum, teachers have been collaborating with each other, visiting other campus', visiting each other's rooms and learning so much in order to teach our kids in the most engaging ways possible! If you are interested in taking a look at the new materials, feel free to ask us in the office and/or talk with your child's teacher. There are many wonderful components that we would love for you to see!
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Each Friday is SPIRIT DAY! Some spirit days are wacky and wild, like our recent Pajama Day/Dr. Seuss 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!

Pajama Day and Dr. Seuss Day!

PTA Information

Feb. 27 - Mar. 10 - Mixed Bags Fundraiser

Mar.13 - Mar. 16 - Scholastic Book Fair

Mar. 14, 6 pm - PTA Meeting in the cafeteria

PTA is looking for board members for the 2017-18 school year!

Please attend the March 14th meeting if you are interested. WE NEED YOU! Thank you!

Our Kids Loved Red Ribbon Week!

We had a fun week celebrating our healthy lives, and learning how to make good choices! Thank you to PTA for helping us organize the week!

Parent Communication

"Like" our "Blanche Reynolds Elementary School" FB page.

"Friend" me (Principal Hatton) on Facebook.

Visit our school website

Join up for "Remind" to receive weekly info from me. Text "@blanchere" to 81010.

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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 about $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 FEBRUARY:

1st Place: Mr. Lewis

2nd Place: Mrs. Sarak

Tied for 3rd Place: Ms. Flynn & Mrs. Peoples

Congratulations to Tessa Shinden, Ventura's MAYOR FOR A MOMENT! An extended video about our fabulous school!

Mayor For A Moment Episode 4 Tessa Shinden Blanche Reynolds Elementary VUSD Version