Broken Arrow Weekly Update

Looking Forward to the Week of February 20-24

Message from Mrs. Green

We had a blast this week celebrating our Friendship Spirit week. Students and staff alike were showing their spirit wearing hats, twinning, showing BA pride and much more. Our classroom parties were a super fun success! Huge shoutouts go to room parents and classroom volunteers for their help to make these parties successful. We appreciate everything you do to partner with us to create memories for our students.

There is quite a bit coming up of the next few weeks including a day off for elementary students on Monday, February 20th. Teachers have a professional development day and will be in training sessions all day to grow their skills and craft.

Next week we will have our February Eagle Nest time on Wednesday that will wrap up our learning about Honesty. We also have a FREE FAMILY BINGO NIGHT scheduled for Friday, February 24th. See information about this and much more, below!

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There is NO SCHOOL for elementary students on Monday, February 20th. Teachers will be at school participating in Professional Development. We look forward to seeing all students back on Tuesday!

Staff Spotlight: Ms. Hull

Welcome to our new music teacher, Ms. Hull! We are so excited she is a part of our team. Learn more about her, below!

"I recently graduated from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin with a degree in K-12 music education and vocal performance. I am excited to be joining the Broken Arrow team and can't wait to get to know and make music with your students. I grew up in the USD 497 school district and it is a dream come true to return to the district as a teacher. Outside of school, I love spending time with friends, family, and my two cats."

JOIN US! February 24th 6:30-8:00pm for BINGO!

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There is NO SCHOOL on the following days:

Monday, February 20th- Staff Professional Development Day

Friday, March 3- Teacher Conference Prep Day

Thursday, March 9- Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, March 10-Parent Teacher Conferences

The week of March 13-17-Spring Break

Conferences are Right Around the Corner!

Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner. Conferences will take place on Wednesday, March 8th from 3:30-7:30 and Thursday, March 9th all day. Please be on the lookout for conference sign ups from your student's classroom teacher.

Also, check out the graphic below for a FUN and INTERACTIVE learning activity that will be happening at conferences: Cooking with Math!

We can't wait to see you all there!

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Marathon Club Begins Again on Monday, March 20th

The Spring season of Marathon Club starts on Monday, March 20th. We are excited to see all Fall Marathon Club members back to earn more miles on their pursuit to walk/run a full marathon. Marathon Club is on Monday and Thursdays from 3:05-3:35pm.

The purpose of Marathon Club is to work towards or achieve the goal of running/walking the number of miles in a marathon (26.2 miles). To achieve this, most students need to focus on their goal and attend the Fall and Spring Marathon Club sessions. Due to this, there is usually only one opportunity to sign up for Marathon Club in the Fall.

However, this Spring, Marathon Club will be open to new students even if you did not attend Marathon Club in the Fall.

Please note: It is highly unlikely that students will be able to achieve the miles needed to earn marathon status if they did not attend the Fall sessions. But, if your student is looking for a great way to exercise this spring, Marathon Club will be welcoming new students.

Please remember that Marathon Club is for 1st-5th graders only. Kindergartners can participate if their guardian attends with them. If you would like to sign your student up for Marathon Club, please ask the front office for a registration form.

Please send any questions to

Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of more parent volunteers for Marathon Club. Would you like to get some steps in and support your Broken Arrow Marathon Club? Reach out to Emily Shepherd at to express interest and learn more about this wonderful opportunity.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR A FREE EVENT on March 21st: Conscious Discipline Parenting Class

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Broken Arrow Yearbook Ordering

The Broken Arrow 22-23 Yearbook ordering portal is open for orders. Go HERE to complete your online purchase. Yearbook ID Code is 9628232. .The full-color 16-page yearbook with a soft cover is $12. Optional personalization is available for $5. The order deadline is Spring Break.

Or you may go to and search the code by choosing KS, Lawence and Broken Arrow. There is an link to check if you have already ordered.

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We are focused on HONESTY for the whole month of February. Please check out the resources below for specific activities to complete or discuss with your student(s) at home!

Congratulations to our Perseverance Eagles of the Week!

Brain Builders Video Series

Brain Builders is an animated video series that you can watch with your student to help them understand what the brain does in order to read. Join Minh on his journey as his babysitter, Tamara, helps him cultivate a love for reading and understanding the Science of Reading. Check out the final episode, number 13, below! If you missed any of the videos or would like to watch them again, CLICK HERE for all of the videos.
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