The Bee's Knees
Message from the Principal
Aimee Rhodes will be filling those shoes. Aimee has been an active supporter of our school. She was the BEC PTO Vice President during the 18-19 school year. Her daughter started Kindergarten this school year, so she had to step down from the PTO board but that also provided Aimee the ability to work full time. While we will certainly miss JoAnn we are fortunate to have Aimee join our administrative team.
The change we are all excited about is the completion of our four classroom addition. At present, we expect construction to be completed near the end of February. Today, January 10, the brick work on the exterior was completed! The scaffolding and most of the heavy equipment was loaded on trucks and removed. We want to return to the normal flow of traffic (using the road behind our school) for both AM and PM classes as quickly as we can. BUT, the road behind school is extemely muddy and in need of repair before we can allow our partons to drive on it. The road had to be cut and a large drain pipe was laid to take the water from the rooftops to the newly enlarged detention pond. The heavy equipment that made countless trips around the building also rutted the road. When we re-paved our parking lot in the summer of 2018 we intentionally did not pave the back half because we anticipated this. The plan is to patch the road next week to make it usable by the end of the week and wait to re-surface the lot over the summer. For the time being please continue to pick up and drop off students on the North side of the building. As always, thank you for your patience!
Celebrating JoAnn's Retirement
Board Approves New Boundaries
The WSD is building a new high school and a new elementary school to meet the needs of our growing District. Part of that process included adjusting elementary, middle and high school boundaries. The 2019 Boundary Committee met five times from May through November 2019 to develop new boundaries.
On December 19, 2019, the Board of Education approved the boundaries recommended by the committee. Click here for details.
1/17 No Classes
1/20 No Classes
2/6 BEC PTO Meeting 6:00
2/10 BEC Re-Enrollment for Returning Students (Details to follow)
2/11 BEC Parent Group: Behavior Strategies, 5:15 to 7:00. Click here to sign up!
2/17 No Classes
My name is Crissi Runner and I’ve been a nurse for 11 yrs and have been at Barfield since last school year. My family and I moved to Wentzville from West Virginia 4.5 years ago. I’ve been married to my husband, Larry, for 11 years and we have a 10 yr old son named Owen and an 8 yr old daughter named Kate.
As a family, we love sports and enjoy cheering on my alma mater, WVU, and my husband's alma mater, Virginia Tech. We spend many hours at the soccer field with my son and look forward to catching some St. Louis MLS games in the future. We also enjoy traveling and visited Italy, Greece and Croatia last summer. Rounding out our family is a small zoo, three dogs – Max, Jasper, and Sadie, and 1 cat – Otis. My daughter is lobbying hard for a ferret but I have remained strong up until this point.
I look forward to being at Barfield for many more years to come. We have an amazing staff and it’s a joy to come to work. I’ve loved getting to know the students and their families.
* Allow your child to help you make healthy meals. They are more likely to try new things when they had a hand in making it.
* Have healthy, easy snacks readily available. Some examples are carrots, sliced apples, and string cheese.
* Milk and water are healthy drink choices. Soda, fruit juice, and sports drinks add extra calories and can be damaging to teeth.
* Encourage active play! Preschoolers should get at least 120 minutes of active play a day. This can be planned adult-led physical activity and unstructured active free play.
* Limit screen time to 1 hour a day.
BEC Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest
Rylee Buchheit, the Newest BEC Chili Cook Off Champion
Checkouts will resume when school is back in session on January 6, 2019. Please remember to return all library books that were checked out over the "Winter Break."
Just a friendly reminder to leave all book repairs to the Librarian. We know accidents can happen and pages will get torn. I have special materials here to fix those kinds of problems. Per school policy, any fines for "lost/damaged books that is not paid will result in students not being able to check out books here and in future grades. If you pay a fine and the book is found and returned within 60 days undamaged, your money will be refunded. If you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (636) 561-5757 Ext:19235
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family and friends.
BEC PTO Buzz
- BEC PTO board members