Top Gun News

Weeks of Oct 19th-Oct 30th

News from the Core Classes

Social Studies with Mr. Anderson

Students are working on a unit based on Native Americans for the next few weeks. The will be constructing an individual PBL (problem based learning) project on a certain tribe. The learning inquiry question will be: How did the physical environment help shape a tribe's cultural practices? After their research is completed in class, they will design a technology project and share this at our Native American Museum. The museum will be open to students from WBES and CPES.

We will also wrap our state recognition unit with our final state test on Tuesday October 20th. It is very important that your child reviews for this test on Monday Night. I will resend you a study guide on Monday. The kids will get a grade for state recognition and Aviator Wings for knowing state capitals on this test.

We are also going to start a take home project next week on veterans. This project is done by all fifth graders at BFMS and has become a tradition at our school. We want our students to research information about a veteran and construct a poster honoring that particular veteran. It will be due November 10th and be on display for a week either in front of our school or in the cafeteria. I will be sending you more details next week.

As you can tell......we are busy!

Math with Mrs. Holt

In math we are focusing on division. We will be working word problems that require either division or multiplication.

Remind your child that they are required to do 20 minutes of Moby Max each week. Most are but some are not and it will affect their grade. Their log on information is in their agenda. The school code is AR1353. Today I kept 25 students in during PE to work on Moby Max for last week. If they do not have time or access at home there are several times before school or during PE or recess that they can do it at school. They are responsible for taking advantage of these times. I do not know who needs to do it at school. Also, written homework is given Monday – Wednesday. It is a short review and doesn’t take them long to complete but I have some students not turning it in daily. I want all of my students to be successful and part of that will come from being responsible for assignments. Thank you for your help. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Bainbridge’s Math:

With the start of the second quarter we are going to increase our Moby Max minutes to 30 minutes weekly. The minutes can be in math, fact mastery, or number sense. Don’t forget about our Open Lab on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings 7:10 to 7:30 a.m. This is a great time to work on Moby Max and any homework that didn’t get finished. Teachers are available to help with math if you need the support. We will continue to have homework Monday – Thursday night with a quiz on Friday over our basic homework skills. We are working on using our place value to perform operations with multi-digits. The students are sharing their strategies for multiplication and learning how to write simple expressions that record their calculations.

Science with Ms. Shinabery

Will be updated soon!

Literacy with Mrs. Kendrick

Q2 standards we will address first: Analyze and explain interactions between individuals, determine main idea, write a story using elements such as “Explode the Moment” and “Vivid Verbs,” and spelling skills (prefixes, vowel combinations, syllables). For vocabulary enrichment check out: (Click on grade level, vocab list is on the left, start with “Learn definitions” and then try other sections.) Students may count their time on their reading log. Enjoy the beautiful weather and craft fairs this weekend.

BFMS and Community News

BFMS Dates to Remember…

October 14: End of first quarter

October 15: Breakfast Booktalk in the library

Flu Clinic Our Annual Flu vaccination clinic will be held November 3rd in the BFMS/WES library. Forms are due back to the nurse by October 28th. Please note parents must return the Arkansas Department of Health 2 sided form and the Bentonville Public Schools ½ sheet. They will offer the choice between the flu mist and the injection. If you have any questions please contact Nurse Ilene @

Thank you! Our fall book fair grossed over $24,000 between Bright Field and Willowbrook. This fair was the biggest fair yet. The library was able to purchase over 150 new books for Bright Field as well as purchase new supplies for our future library makerspace. Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers. We could not have survived the week without you!

Odyssey of the Mind Students who may be interested in participating in Odyssey of the Mind this year can drop by the office later this week to pick up a permission form for tryouts, or should stop to see Ms. Calohan (Art) to get information about upcoming tryouts and practice times. Ms. Calohan will be attending two different meetings regarding coaching and setting up teams later this month, so tryouts won’t happen until the end of October. Practice days will most likely be on Wednesdays after school each week.

For general OM information please go to!about_us/csgz

Sharing and Caring

Families may begin applying for Christmas assistance through Sharing and Caring

beginning October 5th and ending October 28th at the dates/times below:

Rogers Central United Methodist October 5th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Siloam Springs Boys & Girls Club October 10th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bentonville First United Methodist October 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Gentry High School October 28th 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you need a copy of the application or have any questions, please contact:

Kristi Foster, School Counselor


Weekly Happenings…


Giving Tree Club room 202 @ 7:20 (Mr. Anderson & Coach Ralph)

Lunch Bunch Book Club Library during 6th grade lunch (Mrs. Moss)

Technology Club room 202 from 2:40-4:00 (Mr. Anderson)


FCA room 104 @ 7:20 (Mr. Knoble)


Young Riders Equine Club gym @ 7:20 (Coach Holland)

Parent Teacher Conferences

Next week are Parent Teacher Conferences. The bulk of them will be on Thursday. Please contact your homeroom teacher if you have not signed up for one. We look forward to meeting with you next week!

Aviator Night

PTO is having Aviator Night on November 12. Please help our classrooms by attending this fun night of food, games, gift baskets, and gift's of time.