BE in the Know ~ April 14, 2023
A Community Committed to Learning!
Spring has sprung and excitement is in the air! As a parent myself, I understand the busyness of spring with all the end of year happenings, celebrations, sporting events, and so much more to juggle as a family! So, in effort to keep you well informed, organized, planned out, engaged, and in the know of all things happening at school, please read below and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions!
Thanks for sharing your child(ren) with us and helping us finish the school year strong and connected!
Dr. April Hawkins
You are invited to our Block Party next Friday night ~ Bring the whole family!
Outstanding 3rd grade leaders of strong character and learning honored!
These learners were honored this past Wednesday at the Junior High Student Council Character Breakfast by Dr. Hawkins, representing Buchanan Elementary for their character, leadership, and educational excellence.
Other things to BE in the Know on...
School start time and spring testing
Just a friendly reminder, learning starts promptly at 8:40 a.m. each day! Please help us get your learners off to a great start by helping us ensure they are seated and in class by 8:40 a.m. each day! If you arrive after 8:40 a.m., we'll need you to escort your child into the building and ensure we get them checked in!
Thanks so much!
3rd graders prepare for Missouri Assessment Program (aka MAP testing)
*Click the images for larger copy of the informational letter
If families ordered online, the yearbooks will be shipped to the buildings and we will distributed soon after. Per Jostens, the books are scheduled to ship the first week of May.
Online ordering for the PreK-6 yearbooks has now closed. However, Buchanan Elementary will receive some extra copies to sell to families for $25 each, cash only, first come, first serve.
Dates to put on the calendar...
18 3rd grade field trip to Wonder Works (rescheduled from the week March 23)
21- BE Block Party (Bare Books will be on showcase that night so learners will need to have them completed by that day)
1 3rd graders tour Buchanan Intermediate
5 School Lunch Hero Day
8-12 MAP testing for 3rd grade
11 All School Art Show 6-7 p.m.
10 Nurse's Day/ 2nd grade field trip to The Meadows Theater and Rec Plex Park (9:15a-2p)
18 2nd Grade Business Days (afternoon)
19 3rd Grade MAP Celebration (9-11a)/Student Chromebook collection (afternoon)
22 Field day
23 Rain date for Field Day/ K Practice for Graduation 12:30-1:10 in the gym
24 K graduation/last day of school
Field Day Details ~ May 22
Hot tips from Dr. Hawkins- Please be sure your child(ren) come to school with sun block on (K & 1st graders if necessary) or for 2nd and third graders, have some available to put on in the afternoon if you deem appropriate for your child. A few other items you might want to make sure your children have for field day are as follows:
- change of clothes (We will have water events)
- water bottle
FIELD DAY TIMES:
FIRST GRADE: 10:30-11:45
SECOND GRADE: 12:30-1:45
THIRD GRADE: 2:00-3:15
CHANGE IN LUNCH TIMES on field day:
First Grade: 12:00
Second Grade: 11:00
Third Grade: 11:30
*Lunches are grab & go style and will likely be eaten outside with their class
Summer School is so Cool! Enroll Today!
Engaging course offerings, free breakfast and lunch, and seeing your friends Monday through Thursday: Summer School 2023 registration is now open! The district will offer a variety of learning options, from traditional seated instruction, to online learning. Branson Public Schools will also partner with Bridge of Faith in Rockaway Beach and Elevate Branson to host elementary summer learning opportunities.
Elementary Summer School will be held Monday through Thursday from June 5 through June 29, and is open to any student entering grades K-6 for the 2023-2024 school year. Grades K-6 will be hosted at Cedar Ridge Elementary and will be in session from 7:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.
Secondary Summer School is available for students entering 7th-12th grade. Grades 7-12 will be held at Branson High School and will run from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. beginning June 5 through June 22.
Breakfast and lunch will be served free of charge for students who participate. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Enroll today and Sail Into Summer with Branson Schools!
Want to help your child show some love during Staff Appreciation Week, May 1-5?
Pirate Praise to our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for help with Book Fair!
Muffins with Mom (Again, special thanks to PTO for your help!)
Thanks for the parenting partnerships!
Thanks to all the parents who helped make our 1st grade hunt Egg-cellent!
Next Year's School Calendar has been set!
Semester Update from Superintendent, Dr. Brad Swofford
Thanks for partnering with us!
Enjoy the sunshine,
Dr. April Hawkins