Eagle Update: November 13, 2020

Barton Hills Elementary

Hello BHE Families:

This week we celebrated Coordinated School Health. I've copied the announcements below in case you didn't see them in the BLEND announcements and because I missed a day :).

AISD updated the Open for Learning Plan with some additional information. For a quick look at the updates, please click here. For access to the completely updated plan visit www.austinisd.org/openforlearning.

Have a fantastic weekend and thank you as always for your continued support of our school!

Kati Achtermann

A Note from our Counselor, Mrs. White

As you prepare for the upcoming holidays, please consider sponsoring a family for the Families Helping Families program at Barton Hills Elementary. Families Helping Families is a confidential program designed to assist families in the BHE community during the holiday season.

This program allows one Barton Hills’ family to adopt another Barton Hills’ family for the holidays. Due to complications with COVID, we will be asking sponsors to provide gift cards for the families in need instead of actual gifts. We suggest a $75-$100 gift card for the family and a $20 dollar gift card for each child in the family. Walmart, HEB, Target, and Visa/Mastercard gift cards are preferred. You are welcome to give more too!

If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Ms. White by filling out this google form by December 1st.


Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids will be delivering jackets to families individually this year. You can find out more about the Coats for Kids drive, how to donate coats or money to this cause or how to request a coat HERE. You can also use the links below to fill out your information if someone in your family is in need of a coat this year.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiiEJ0gfJNbo2sPNt7ur9s86I2ijG3DnrUpyTAN6YPkvssqw/viewform for English

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenaKd_YDwz8arO3vho3QQbnJLSi4A33OykQwVCJz8yh8Z8tg/viewform for Spanish.

Coordinated School Health Announcements

Monday: “Today’s Coordinated School Health focus is maintaining a clean, safe school or home environment. Thank you to our Custodial staff and Office staff for keeping the school clean and in working order. The pledge for today is, ‘I commit to cleaning up after myself and helping keep my school clean and safe.’ For students participating in remote learning, the pledge is, ‘I commit to cleaning up after myself and helping my family keep a clean and safe home.

Tuesday: “Today our Coordinated School Health focus is Nutrition. Thank you to our cafeteria manager and staff for serving us delicious, nutritious meals every day. The pledge for today is ‘I commit to eating at least 5 fruits and vegetables every day.’ For students participating in remote learning, the pledge is, ‘I will give thanks to the person or people who prepare my meals.’

Wednesday: “Today our Coordinated School Health focus is on Social Emotional Learning. Thank you to our counselors, librarians, music, and art teachers because they see all of the students in the school and are here to support them in everything they do, especially SEL. The pledge for today is ‘I commit to managing my own emotions and solving conflicts peacefully.’

Thursday: “Today our Coordinated School Health focus is on Hydration and Sleep. Thank you to our school nurses and family members who help keep us healthy and respond to our health needs. Hydration is making sure you drink enough water throughout the day. Students, you should be getting between 8-10 hours of sleep every night. The pledge for today is ‘I commit to staying hydrated throughout the day and getting 8-10 hours of sleep every night.’

Friday: “Today our Coordinated School Health focus is on Physical Activity. The more we move, the healthier and more focused we will be. Thank you to our PE and Classroom Teachers for providing us with opportunities to stay active throughout the day. Thank you to the district’s Employee Wellbeing Department, for encouraging our teachers and staff to be active, be well, and continue to do good things. The pledge for today is ‘I commit to being physically active during PE, WOW, and brain breaks because it helps me to be a healthier person and helps me to be ready to learn.’

If Your Chid is Returning to School In Person: Before You Arrive to School Everyday:

When You Arrive at School

Health Guidelines

Please review the attachments below to learn more about how to respond if you believe your child has a positive COVID case and general guidelines for when to keep your child home from school. If you have any questions, please contact our school health room at 512-414-2013. Thank you!

Dogs on Campus

We respectfully request that dogs not accompany you or your child to school for arrival or dismissal. While your dog may be the best for your family, not everyone is comfortable around them and and not all dogs do well in the arrival/dismissal setting. Thank you so much!

Upcoming Dates

November 23 - 27 - No School for Staff or Students - Thanksgiving Break Week

December 18 - No school for students/ Teacher Staff Development Day (Not on AISD Calendar)

January 5 - No School for Students/Teacher Staff Development Day (Not on AISD Calendar)

April 30th - No School for Students/ Teacher Staff Development Day (Not on AISD Calendar)


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