Big Walnut Elementary

Parent Update 1.29.16

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  • Important Dates
  • Math Night, Winners
  • Kindergarten Registration (For parents-repeat)
  • Child Check (for parents-repeat)
  • Preschool Registration (for parents-repeat)
  • Assessment Inventory Survey (For parents-repeat)
  • SuperBowl Party - At BW Grill

Important dates:

January 29th - February 5th - BWE Yearbook Sale

February 7th - Superbowl Party @ Big Walnut Grill ($10 tix - can be purchased at the schools or BW Grill)

February 11th - Coach Sloth - Author Visit (2nd, 3rd, 4th)

February 12th - Valentine's Day Celebrations

February 15th - No School - Presidents' Day

February 18th - Columbus Children's Theatre @ BWE

February 24th - Yearbook Class Picture Day

February 25th - Pancake Dinner and Art Show (4pm - 8pm)

February 29th - March 4th - Read Across America

March 2nd - Wizards vs. Staff basketball game @ BWHS (6:30pm)

March 3rd - Author visit - Jeanette and Christopher Canyon

- Literacy Night

This Week...

What a wonderful week at BWE. We had an amazing turnout at our Math Night. Thank you to all who came by the check it out. Miss it? Don't worry! We will have another interactive, fun opportunity during Literacy Night in March. Details to come.

Forgive my repetition with the later announcements regarding K and PreK registration. I will run those a few more times to make sure it gets to everyone it applies to.

Please consider taking the parent survey on student assessments (below). Our district committee will use this information to help drive our conversations.

Enjoy this sunshine!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Math Night!

Math Winners...

Winners from Pirate Night:

Gummy Alligators- There were 42 gummies and Madelyn Delaney in Mrs. Cannell's room won by guessing 42.

Recess cups- There were a total of 42 and Dakota McClain in Mrs. Griffis' class won by guesssing 75.

Golden Coins- There were a total of 126 chocolate coins, Emily May won from Mrs. Tuel's class by guessing 127.

Raffle- Karsyn Klaus from Mrs. Monfort's class won!

Best Dressed- Brennan Tackett from Mrs. Monfort's class won for being the best pirate! Honorable mentions were: Ava Thornhill, Alexis Thornhill, Ava Thornhill, Logan Calkins, Jonah Blackburn, Kayla Ford and Jacoby Hoehn.

Best Dressed Teacher-Mrs. Monfort

Kindergarten Registration - Class of 2029!

Mark your calendars! Kindergarten Registration will be March 7th - 11th at your designated elementary building(s). More information to come. Stay tuned!

Child Check - (For parents)

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Preschool Registration

Preschool Peer Registration Packet can be downloaded from the website or picked up at any of the elementary schools. Registration drop off days will be at Harrison Street Elementary on February 22, 24 and 26th and at Hylen Souders Elementary on February 23 and 25th during school hours.

Assessment Survey - For parents

Staff, we will be sending the following home to our families to get a pulse on how they feel about the assessments. Below is the message going home:

Testing is an inevitable part of the educational framework. As a district, we believe that the purpose of testing is to drive our instruction. Our teachers use a variety of assessment tools in the classroom to determine student needs and design their instruction accordingly.

Over the past few years, unfortunately, the amount of testing being mandated by the State of Ohio has increased. This has caused us to want to do an assessment inventory of all administered standardized tests in the district. In this process we will examine all district-level given tests and make decisions about which tests are high quality and necessary for our students to take and which tests can be modified or eliminated. For more information on which assessments we give as a district, please visit

This survey is an important part of our assessment inventory. Your responses will help shape recommendations for the future of the district’s testing program. Please know that your responses to this survey are confidential. Thank you for taking the time to give your input!

Here is the survey:

Assessment Inventory Parent Survey

Lost and Found - Anything look familiar?

Here are a few items:

Super Bowl Party at the Big Walnut Grill

Come Join Us!

The Big Walnut Education Foundation is hosting a Super Bowl Party at the Big Walnut Grill in Sunbury

Sunday, February 7th Doors open at 6 p.m.

Pizza, Pasta and Salad Buffet

Tickets are $10 each

KIDS 5 and under are FREE!

Tickets are available in advance at the BW Grill, all BW Schools and the BW Superintendent’s office.

All proceeds benefit Big Walnut Education Foundation and provide BW scholarships and teaching grants for BW teachers

Hope to see you there!!