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Bayyari Elementary School Newsletter, Springdale, AR

2020-2021, Issue 13, November 21, 2020

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Mrs. Johnson's Journaling

Creating Traditions

We spend a lot of time talking about our families and things we like to do in class. It is important to build traditions and family memories with your kids. Talk to them about the things you enjoyed as a child and try to do those things with them. Even the smallest thing can become the most amazing, memorable tradition. Get them involved in your holiday and family events. They love to help and enjoy the experiences!

Lexia Update

This week we had 98 students grow one level in Lexia Core 5! We are so proud of all the growth our students are making.

As always, we are here to help! Please contact us at (479)750-8760 or email us at

Mrs. Johnson

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Lost and Found

Please have your students check the lost and found if they are missing a jacket, lunchbox, or other item. Also, if you write your child's name on their things it makes it easier to get it back to them.


1) Please wash your child's mask daily. They can put their cloth mask in the bathtub or shower with them to wash and then hang to dry.

2) If your child is tested for coronavirus, please DO NOT send them to school until their test results are back. Please call the school with your child's test results.

3) If you are positive or your family has been exposed to coronavirus, please call the school at 479-750-8760 to let us know and also fill out the online COVID form at The school nurse is happy to help you fill out this form via phone.

4) Remind your child to be sure to wash their hands often, especially before they eat.

Nurse's Update

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There are many different types of masks. Most of them are efficient if you wear them correctly. Medical grade masks are designed to be the most efficient. However, I have seen several medical/surgical masks worn the wrong way. The metal bar needs to go at the top to seal the area around your nose. Also, the BLUE has to be on the OUTSIDE of the mask. Wearing the mask with the white on the outside decreased the filtration of air particles. If you do choose to wear a medical mask, be sure the COLOR is on the OUTSIDE.

School Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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Counselor's Corner

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving During A Pandemic

Holidays have changed for most of us. We all want to stay safe, but at the same time we still want to be able to celebrate the holidays. I found an article at titled “How to talk to your family about Thanksgiving and COVID 19”. I found this article to have extremely good suggestions about staying safe during Thanksgiving.

· Limit the number of guests that you have over at one time (If you are hosting). If you are going to another location, ask how many will be attending. Use your comfort level to decide if you are comfortable with the size of gathering.

· Try to have air circulating (even if it means having an outdoor Thanksgiving dinner). If this is not possible, keep some windows or doors open to circulate the air.

· Wear a face covering when you are not eating. Encourage others to do the same.

· If you are hosting, put house rules into place. Let the guests know the rules ahead of time.

Game for Remote Learning Days - Video Explanation

Springdale Sonics Basketball

Springdale Sonics is looking for 5th grade boys and 2nd - 5th grade girls that are interested in playing in the Sonics league beginning January 9th at the Springdale Recreation Center. Anyone interested can contact League Director, James Dean at as soon as possible.

4th and 5th Grade Passion Project

Upcoming Dates


23 - Remote Teaching and Learning from home

24 - Remote Teaching and Learning from home

25-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday No School