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1•5•10 Community Newsletter School Year 19: Issue 12

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Trick or Treat!

Welcome to Red Ribbon Week and Trick or Treat!

This week, BCMS will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week with five ELITE dress up day! We love full school participation so put your creative, thinking caps on!

Also, we will be announcing our Red Ribbon Week Door winner-- the doors are amazing! And we will be honoring our September Scholars of the Month with their celebration party and announcing our October Scholars of the Month on Friday.


Also, this week our Book Fair opens! The online link is on our web page, but scholars will be able to visit the book fair during breakfast and lunch and classes will make a visit! This is a great fundraiser for our school and an awesome way to encourage more reading!


Wednesday, Kona Ice will be on campus so bring your cups and your bucks!



We have so much ExExExCitement happening at BCMS! We are looking forward to having another Parent University in December, opening our classrooms up again to highlight the elite learning that is happening!


Please make sure to check out the grade level Peeks, listed on our website. Also, please check us out on Facebook!

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Sleep Guide for Scholars!

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#ThisWeek


Monday- #CelebrateMonday-10/29

  • Red Ribbon Week Dress Up
  • Basketball Practices, After School
  • Book Fair OPENS

Tuesday- #TerrificTuesday-10/30

  • Red Ribbon Week Dress Up
  • Basketball Practices, After School
  • Book Fair continues!

Wednesday #WinWednesday-10/31

  • Red Ribbon Week Dress Up
  • Basketball Practices, After School
  • KONA ICE!
  • Book Fair continues!
  • Turn in your October Selfie Reading Challenge Cards!
  • September Scholars of the Month Celebrated!

Thursday-#ThankfulThursday-11/01

  • Red Ribbon Week Dress Up
  • Basketball Practices, After School
  • Book Fair continues!

Friday- #FocusFriday-11/02

  • Red Ribbon Week Dress Up
  • Basketball Practices, After School
  • Book Fair continues!
  • October Scholars of the Month Announced


Upcoming:

Red Ribbon Week: October 22- November 2

Dress Up Week the week of 29th

Kona Ice Oct. 31

Fall Athletic Banquet: November 7th

Saturday Spectacular- Beginning January 2019- details coming!

#ReadersAreLeaders (The 5) WIN!

WIN time Works!

How you can support WIN time at home:

We are proud to offer WIN time daily to our scholars to grow a culture of readers!

1. Encourage reading at home!
2. Help your child find a great book

3. Go to the library

4. Get on your iBooks and download samples of some classics! I just downloaded James and the Giant Peach by Ronald Dahl!
5. Do a read aloud together!


Please support your child in the #OctoberSelfieReading Challenge! Prizes for all who participate! #ReadersAreLeaders

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Check in with your child! How are they doing on the Reading Challenge? Prizes for ALL!

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Notes from Ms. Raeburn (The 10)

Red Ribbon Week is here! A huge shout out to our Student Council for planning ELITE dress up days! Our schoolhouse is rocking!


The state will be releasing CCRPI (College and Career Readiness Performance Index) scores soon. This year, CCRPI was measured using a different formula. That means you can not compare the CCRPI scores of the past (2013-2017) to this year's score. The way the state calculates the score is based on these areas:


1. Content Mastery: What "level" each scholar scores on GMAS test (1-Beginning Level, 2-Developing Learner, 3-Proficient Learner, 4-Distinguished Learner)

2. How much growth (progress) did your child make compared to statewide peers.

3. Is your child hitting the marker in the Lexile Reading Bands.

6th 997 and up

7th 1047 and up

8th 1097 and up

4. How did the school perform in sub-groups: did our sub-groups meet their goals to earn a green flag. Examples of subgroups are: White/Black/Hispanic/Multi-Racial/ED/SWD/


As soon as CCRPI is officially released I will have a public meeting to discuss all components and answer all your questions.

We are proud of our scholars and our schoolhouse and we know that a "letter grade" or a "score" doesn't tell the whole story-- but this year's data tells us we are doing the right work to grow our scholars.


Bryan County Schools is taking part in an AdvancED review this school year. The AdvancED process helps our district with accreditation and also gives us valuable data and information that we can use to reflect and plan as we grow to be the very best school district we can be! This week, I am launching the parent survey for our families to take. This is a very brief survey and it is anonymous. If you could take the time to complete it, our school would appreciate it! The link to our survey is here:

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/84647/23501


Look for our next Parent University to be held in December!


In January we are going to kick off a new event at BCMS: Our Saturday Spectacular!
We will be offering Math Enrichment for scholars on Saturday from 9-12 as well as a Parent University from 9-10 to go dissect the Extended Writing piece on GMAS. We are looking forward to offering Saturday opportunities to grow our scholars and to support our families! Stay tuned for more details! The first session will be Saturday, January 26th and transportation WILL be available! Scholars who are interested and qualify will be contacted in January.


The peeks of the week are listed under our "weekly updates" tab on our website. We hope you are finding this information helpful in keeping up with the day to day of your child and what they are doing at school.


Other #BeBCMS Nuggets:

E+R=O

I hope you have noticed the posters and visual reminders around our school. E+R=O is a simple skill. The E stands for the event (what happened), the R stands for how your responded (your action) and the O stands for the Outcome (what did you get). We are helping our scholars to think about E+R=O in every situation. Our goal is to help our scholars begin to see and understand that the better their R is, the better their O will be!


PLEASE sign up to use Powerschool. PowerSchool is our grading and information communication system. Sign up is EASY! Stop by the front office and we will get you signed up and get you a login. You can use it on your phone and from an app! Never wonder again about missing work, upcoming work, or grades! It's all at your fingertips in Powerschool!


Thank you for being proactive and for supporting our school and our passion work! I am proud to be your principal and would love to hear from you! Please know that if you have a concern or if you hear something that doesn't feel right, contact me! eraeburn@bryan.k12.ga.us or 912-626-5050 or 912.255.0630 (Cell).


ELITE Level Learning Happens HERE!

#WeAreRising

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Congratulations again to our ELITE Teacher of the Year, Ms. Sunny Beasley!

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Looking for some enrichment for your child? Check out Khan Academy!

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Your Administration Tribe

  • Ms. Liz Raeburn• Principal• 912•255•0650
  • Mr. Abram Scott• Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Donny Sikes• Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
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