Boyertown Area School District - Home of the Bears
NHUF NEWS: September 1, 2023
September 1 - NO SCHOOL - Office Open
September 4 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day - Office Closed
September 6 - District Wide ELD Orientation @ BES - 4:15 PM
September 6 - "Meet the Instrument Night" @ MSE Cafeteria - 6:30 PM
September 15 - Constitution Day
September 20 - Early Dismissal Day - 12:25 PM
September 21 - Author Book Order Forms Due
September 25 - Fall Picture Day
September 27 - PTCA General Meeting - 7:00 PM - Virtual
September 28 - Author Day
We will be following a 6-day cycle again for school this year. Your child's special schedule will be based on the cycle days rather than days of the week. Below are the cycle days for the next two weeks.
Sept. 5 - Day 4
Sept. 6 - Day 5
Sept. 7 - Day 6
Sept. 8 - Day 1
Sept. 11 - Day 2
Sept. 12 - Day 3
Sept. 13 - Day 4
Sept. 14 - Day 5
Sept. 15 - Day 6
The PTCA will be providing spirit day shirts for all students free of charge. The email to sign up was sent out on August 22nd. We will be having a spirit day 1 or 2 times per month all year. Below is the schedule. Please encourage your child(ren) to wear their shirt those days.
Attention Kindergarten Parents
The district will no longer accept calls or emails to building secretaries in order to add/remove someone on your child's green kindergarten transportation form. A new form must be completed if you would like any changes made. Please contact the office if you need a new form. Thank you.
Attention 4th and 5th grade parents! Elementary Band sign ups are happening now!
This week, the elementary band directors, Mrs. Mumie and Mr. Yoder, visited each elementary building to share information about joining the band. During their presentation, all of the band instruments were demonstrated, and all students were invited to “Meet the Instrument Night.”
On Wednesday, September 6 at 6:30 PM in the Middle School East Cafeteria, we are proud to present “Meet the Instrument Night” in partnership with Zeswitz Music. This event is designed to give students the chance to try out different instruments on sterilized mouthpieces and learn more about the band program. Representatives from Zeswitz Music will share information about their rental programs and the Boyertown Music League will have a treat for students as well! If you are interested in hearing more about the band program, please fill out the interest form at this link: bit.ly/BASDElemBandInterest Final registration for the band program will take place during “Meet the Instrument Night.”
We hope to see you all there!
Attendance is an important factor in educational success.
Parents are required to do one of the three procedures written below. Please read them carefully:
- Parents/guardians may send an email to attendanceNHUF@boyertownasd.org from the email address of the parent/guardian on file with the district by 9:00 AM on any day that their child will be absent or tardy. This form of communication will not need a phone call or follow-up handwritten note.
- Parents/guardians may use the district website/app and fill out the absence note by 9:00 AM. This form of communication will not need a phone call or follow-up handwritten note.
- Parents/guardians may call the attendance line 610-754-9599 by 9:00 AM on any day that their child will be absent or tardy. However, absences must be followed up with a handwritten parent note or doctor's note within three days of the student's return to school. Failure to submit the appropriate note within three days will result in the absence being coded as unlawful, and this coding cannot be reversed even if a note is handed in after the three day window. Once a student has received three unlawful absences, a truancy elimination plan may be enacted. This plan could lead to a citation from the District Magistrate.
Educational trip forms must be completed and submitted for approval at least 2 days prior to the trip. Trip forms are available in the school office as well as on the BASD website.
Annual First Day Student Paperwork
Below is the link to our district website for all of the first day paperwork that was emailed to parents and guardians. Please be sure to return the Limerick form (all students) and the Technology Fee form (students in grades 2-12) promptly.
District Wide K-5 ELD Orientation
On Wednesday, Sept 6th there will be a DISTRICT WIDE K-5 ELD orientation for parents and students 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. All English as a Second Language parents and students are welcome to attend this “welcome” session being held at Boyertown Elementary School which will include student activities and parent information.
Early Dismissal Days
Please mark your calendars for the following Early Dismissal Days this year:
November 20, 21, 22
May 28, 29, 30, 31
From the Nurse's Desk - September
Below you will find information regarding health room procedures. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the health room nurses at 610-473-1770.
Physical & Dental Forms: All state mandated Kindergarten and 3rd grade private dental forms and all Kindergarten private physical exam forms are due now. If you have an upcoming appointment, please notify the health room of the appointment and we will make note of the date in your child’s record.
Medication Information: If your child requires prescription or over-the-counter medication while at school, a medication authorization form (found on the BASD website) must be completed by your physician. Once completed, please submit the paperwork, and then contact the health room to schedule an appointment to drop off your child’s medication. Prescription medications must be in an original pharmacy labeled container. Over-the-counter medication must be in original packaging. Please refer to the BASD website for more information.
Returning Paperwork: Please return any health room forms (Physical, Dental, Medication) via email if possible. You can scan and email the original document or email a photograph from your phone to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Change of Clothing: Please consider keeping a change of clothing in your child’s backpack. Clothing can become soiled due to a bathroom accident, fall outside in the mud, or because of spilling food/drink. The health room may not have appropriately sized clothing, so if your child does have an accident of any sort, a parent will be called to bring clothing in for the child.
FROM THE PTCA
The PTCA needs YOUR help! Your help and support are vital to making our events a success…and do we appreciate it! If you wish to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please visit our Crews Volunteer page by clicking here.
**To find out more about volunteer requirements, please visit the District's Volunteer Information page.** Applications are taking approximately 10 business days!
PTCA General Meeting - September 27 - 7:00 PM - Virtual
Please join us for our first meeting of the new school year.
To Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 960 5897 9577
PTCA Happening Now/Upcoming:
*Spirit Day Shirts: The PTCA is offering ONE free Spirit Day Shirt for all students. Additional Spirit Day Shirts after the free shirt will be $7. Must be completed, even if you student does not require a new shirt. Please visit here to order the Spirit Day Shirts. DEADLINE to order 9/5/23.
*Gift Card Give Away: We are giving away $100 in gift cards to some NHUF parent/guardians. Here's how YOU can be entered into the drawing. (no purchase necessary)
** Having an "Active" account on the PTCA website = 1 entry
>>>Log in or create an account and make sure your "Family Information" is correct. Click here to access our home page.
** Every $10 donation to the PTCA = 2 entries ($20 donation = 4 entries, etc...)
>>>Donate online or in person at the PTCA table during the Book Fair/Ice Cream Social Night.
** Attend the Book Fair/Ice Cream Social Night event on 9/13, check-in at the PTCA table = 1 entry
** DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES - 9/22/2023
** Winners will be announced at the virtual PTCA General Meeting, September 27th at 7pm.
*Ice Cream Social Night 9/13 - The PTCA is sponsoring an Ice Cream Social!!! Come with your NHUF student and family to enjoy some Bruster's Ice Cream. For more information hop over on the our page for the Ice Cream Social. We will have a notary present to notarize the Act 153 Affidavit for volunteering.
*Fall Book Fair 9/13 - Same night as the Ice Cream Social. Step inside and check out the Scholastic Fall Book Fair. Books for ALL ages & interests. Check out the Book Fair page to see what's new and get some sneak peeks. We are also in need of volunteers to help set-up, work the fair and breakdown. Please note that if you are setting up, you are required to have clearances. Volunteer needs for the Book Fair can be found here.
**To find out more about volunteer requirements, please visit the District's Volunteer Information page.**
*Fall Fest: Friday, October 20th 5:30p-8:30p
*AR Workshop: Tuesday, November 7th
*Collegeville Pizza Kit Night: TBD
Community Bulletin Board
BASD is proud to host our online Community Bulletin Board. The electronic bulletin board features district and community activities, events, clubs, resources, and more. The board is updated regularly and is an excellent source of information regarding things happening throughout our community and beyond. Be sure to check it out regularly!