Bushy Bear Tales
Edition 11 - January 22, 2020
We are Halfway There!
It is hard to believe we are wrapping up the second quarter and reaching the halfway point in our school year this week!
Our teachers are continuing to engage your children in engaging instruction while preparing to communicate with you about your child's progress on second quarter report cards, which will be sent home on February 3. In addition, winter parent/teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14. The focus area for these conferences will be in the area of mathematics. To schedule your conference, please log in to your HCPSS Connect account. You will see the availability listed for your child's mathematics teacher. If you need assistance logging in or scheduling your conference, please contact the front office.
We are excited to announce that our PTA is offering a drop-in Valentine's workshop on the afternoon and evening of February 13. Our hope is that your children will be engaged in a fun Valentine craft while you are able to focus on your parent/teacher conference. Please stay tuned for more information, including how to sign up!
We hope to see many of you at tomorrow evening's International Night! We look forward to celebrating the many cultures and traditions within our community.
Julia Bialeski, Principal
Keith West, Assistant Principal
1/23 - PTA International Night, 6:30-8:30pm
1/24 - Last day of 2nd marking period
1/27 - Schools Closed for Students
1/28 - Winter Concert, 6:00pm
1/29 - Winter Concert, 6:00pm SNOW DATE
1/30 - Parents may begin scheduling February conferences (through 2/11)
2/3 - Quarter 2 Report Cards issued
2/4 - Schools & Offices Closed
2/5 - Save Me a Seat Family Book Club - 6:00-7:30pm
2/11 - Last day to schedule February conferences
2/12 - Save Me a Seat Family Book Club - 6:00-7:30pm
2/13 - Early Dismissal (12:50pm)/Parent Teacher Conferences
2/13 - PTA Valentine's Drop-In Workshop - 1:00-7:00pm - Cafeteria
2/14 - Early Dismissal (12:50pm)/Parent Teacher Conferences
2/17 - Schools & Offices Closed
2/19 - Save Me a Seat Family Book Club - 6:00-7:30pm
2/28 - Spirit Day: Wacky Tacky/Crazy Hair Day
Notes from the Health Room
It is also requested that parents refrain from bringing their sick children to after school events or into the school building or office, when the child is too ill to attend school. Children with symptoms of acute illness such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, and persistent coughs are considered contagious and should not be brought into the school building.
Learning Together Program - Pre-School and Prekindergarten
All applications must be returned by Friday, February 28. A limited number of openings are available for children without disabilities. Children are selected based upon screening information given on the application form, completion of the “Ages and Stages Questionnaires,” and observations of the child’s participation in a playgroup.
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Hereth at (410) 442-2448.
BPES Winter Concert
4th grade students in band, orchestra, and chorus should arrive and be ready for warm up at 6:15 pm. The 4th grade concert will begin at 6:30 pm and conclude by 7:15 pm.
5th grade students in band, orchestra, and chorus should arrive and be ready for warm up at 7:15 pm. The 5th grade concert will begin at 7:30 pm and conclude by 8:15 pm.
Parents of musicians, please look for more detailed information from your child’s performing arts teacher.