THE VIKING VIEW

Bayou View Elementary School

The Official Parent News Publication of Bayou View Elementary School

VOLUME 20/ISSUE 19: Dec. 06 - Dec. 10

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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Bravo to these BVE students on their beautiful performance in The Nutcracker ballet this weekend at The Beau Rivage. (Sophia, Sophie, Brynlee, Lana Popova, and Malin)

UP NEXT AT BVE:

Monday, December 6~Winter i-Ready Diagnostics Begin

Monday, December 6~Hallways Decorated Per Country in Preparation for Christmas Around the World/International Festival

Tuesday, December 7~Pearl Harbor Day

Tuesday, December 7~International Letter Writing Day

Tuesday, December 7~PTA Hospitality for Faculty & Staff (4th Grade PTA Parents)

Tuesday, December 7~4th Grade Musical at 1:15 and 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 7~BVE Spelling Bee

Friday, December 10~BVE International Festival/Christmas Around the World Event/Sponsored by GHS Foreign Language Dept. & BVE PTA 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 14~Canned Food Drive Ends (Student Council)

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Christmas Around the World!

We are excited to host the 2nd Annual International Festival this year at BVE! The GHS Foreign Language Department's teachers and students have been working hard to prepare for this event, and so have our students and teachers at BVE. Our hallways are decorated to represent the different countries that our students will "visit" on Friday of this week. Students are finalizing their passports, and they are ready to travel and celebrate Christmas Around the World! Can you tell Mexico is featured in this photo? Feliz Navidad!
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Gingerbread Day at BVE in Kindergarten!

Kindergarten teachers and students celebrated Gingerbread Day this Friday, December 3 and had an amazing learning experience. We made a gingerbread house and wrote about it, sequenced the story of The Gingerbread Man, used STEM skills and made a house for our gingerbread man, and decorated our gingerbread man and described him using our five senses! These little Vikings had so much fun sharpening their reading and math skills during our special gingerbread-themed centers. We even baked our own gingerbread man, but our cafeteria manager, Mrs. Cindy, said he hopped out of the oven and ran away! We made “Missing” posters during writing time, so if you see “Lightening” the gingerbread man around Gulfport, please return him to Room 6.
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Bank Day!

Our most recent Bank Day was a success! We encourage you to have your child become a Super Saver at BVE. Each Bank Day a wooden safe is wheeled down to classrooms for students to make their monthly financial deposit. Our program and partnership with Bancorp South helps build financial literacy in our students' early years. Our next Bank Day is January 14. Enroll your child today!

80th Day of School!

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Designated drop-off and pick-up areas are on the front and back porches of school.

DROP-OFF: begins at 7:00a.m.

There is staff supervision in both areas beginning at 7:00a.m. Student safety is our #1 priority, so please wait until you see a staff member outside before dropping off your child.

PICK-UP: begins at 2:30p.m.

Changes to pick-up must be made prior to 12:00 noon, and students cannot be checked out after 2:00p.m. Please remain in your car and follow in the car-rider line to pick up your child.

Promptness Matters

Schools stress the need for students to get to school and class on time and with good reason. Studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Education on truancy, which is connected with tardiness, show that school attendance is a major factor when it comes to school success and student behavior.


Problems with Tardiness

The most crucial learning hours of a school day are the morning hours, because they are when students are most attentive. Students who are tardy miss the beginning of their morning classes, and they also cause a distraction when they arrive late to class.


Academics and Achievement

Students who are frequently tardy have lower GPAs, lower scores on standardized assessments, and lower graduation rates. Chronic tardiness in elementary and middle school is also linked to failure in high school.


Behavior Problems

In the National Center for Education Statistics 2007 Indicators of School Crime and Safety, teachers surveyed reported that students who are frequently tardy have higher rates of suspension and other disciplinary measures. Tardiness causes students to feel disconnected with school, leading to behavior problems and dropouts.


Job Performance

Students who are frequently tardy to school are also more apt to be fired from a job for showing up late.


Effect on Others

When students are tardy, they negatively impact their teachers and other students. Teachers are often required to allow tardy students to make up work, which often requires them to restructure their lessons or re-teach missed material. Tardiness also takes other students' attention away from a teacher's lesson, leading to more behavior problems and missed instruction.

Christmas Canned Food Drive

Our Christmas Canned Food Drive continues this week at BVE! The BVE Student Council will have boxes posted at all school entry doors. Each grade level will donate a different item. The winning grade level will receive a popcorn party. Daily collection numbers will be announced each morning. Feed My Sheep will pick up on December 15.
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Want to Recognize a BVE Teacher/Staff Member?

Simply fill out the Google form below, and we will pass along your shout-out to our faculty and staff by announcing your message on our intercom system during morning announcements from November 29-December 17!
BVE Faculty and Staff Appreciation Form

Celebrate our teachers and staff with a Staff Appreciation message! Give it a click and share your appreciation!

Help Spread Kindness in December!

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BVE Reading Fair!

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Thank you, Trinity Methodist Women’s Ministry!

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Thank you, Friends of Bayou View Elementary!

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2021-2022 Elementary Student Handbook. Familiarize yourself with this handbook.

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You can find the steps to check your child's grades here! Teachers' grades are expected to be updated weekly each Monday afternoon.

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Revisiting Difficult Learning Standards

If parents need assistance with helping students master difficult learning standards, the GSD maintains a YouTube page entitled "GSD Instructional Programs" that features instructional videos created by our very own Gulfport teachers. Take a look and subscribe!


We currently have 353 instructional videos, and each video provides a great lesson listed by standard for students and/or their parents to view. Parents can also visit the Mississippi Education Series link below to view other recorded lessons by GSD teachers and staff.

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DISTRICT COMMON ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

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Accelerated Reader!

Have your child read books and take an AR test afterwards, so he/she may achieve his/her term AR goal. AR is taken as a daily grade at BVE.

Winter I-Ready Diagnostics Continue This Week!

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i-READY 📖📚👏

Our i-Ready program is up and running. Please encourage your child to complete his/her i-Ready lessons and required minutes each week.

Has Your Child Reached 50% Syllabus Completion for ST Math?

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ST Math!

Students are provided 45 minutes during the instructional week. For students to reach their syllabus goals, they will need to complete additional minutes and puzzles at home.

Our Theme This Year Is...

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Bayou View Elementary PTA Officers 2021-2022

President: Alina Goldin

Vice President: Paula Pettis

Secretary: Morgan McCabe

Treasurer: Yvonne McCabe

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Bayou View Elementary School

Tess Lawrence, Ed. S., NBCT, Principal

Christine Salminen, Ed. S, NBCT, Assistant Principal

Alina Goldin, PTA President

The mission of the Gulfport School District is to inspire each student to become a problem solver, lifelong learner, and productive member of society.

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