The Official Parent News Publication of Bayou View Elementary School

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VOLUME 21, ISSUE 6: August 29 - September 2, 2022

Our Theme This Year Is GAME ON!

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Each week, Ms. Billings creates a video that is shown in the cafeteria during lunchtime throughout the week. Enjoy this week's edition of BVE TV!

We can help you wish your child a happy birthday with a special message in our weekly video!! The cost for a special slide in the video is $5.00. We can design the slide for you, or you may design it yourself. We can also display a Happy Birthday message for your child on our BVE PTA sign post in the front or back car line. The cost for this service is also $5.00. Please email Ms. Billings at for both services.

The money raised for the birthday messages will help us provide enrichment curriculum for our Quest program. We thank you for your support!!!

Cafeteria TV 8/29


Literacy Night: Tuesday, August 30, from 5:30--6:30 p.m.

Bank Day: Friday, September 2

Labor Day Holiday--NO SCHOOL: Monday, September 5

Grandparents Day Lunch: Friday, September 9 (Tickets for lunch will be presold. Information will be sent home with students this week.)

School Picture Retakes: Tuesday, September 13

5th Grade Field Trip to the Courthouse: Wednesday, September 14

BVE Open House: Tuesday, September 13, from 6:00--7:00 p.m.

International Dot Day: Thursday, September 15 (Wear dots!)

GSD Term 1 Intersession: Monday--Thursday, September 26-29

Kindergarten Dyslexia Screeners: Monday, October 10--Friday, October 21

Why Is There a "1" on My Child's Progress Report?

Progress reports were sent home last week, and we want to ensure you understand the grading process. If your child has a 1/100 anywhere on the progress report, this means he/she has a missing assignment and/or test. This DOES affect the grade in that subject, so it is imperative that your child communicate with the teacher to get that missed work made up as soon as possible. We use a -1- as a placeholder so that parents and the student are aware that work is missing and that students have the opportunity to make up this missed work. However, the grade is not permanent; once the work is completed, the grade will be replaced with the grade the student earns. Please check your child's progress report and communicate with the teacher to help your child get any missing work completed. Working together, we can teach our students to take responsibility for their learning.
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Join Us at BVE This Tuesday Night for Literacy Night!

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Grace Harris, Maddox Rudolph, Rachel Switzer, Matteo Sandoval, Sofia Ruiz, Tucker Gardner, Naomi Johnson, Angus Buckner, Cole Taylor, Elizabeth Kintner, Merritt Bell, Olivia Bradford, Evelyn Caswell, Maleah Agee, Rhett Safley, Ryman Cullinan, Tariyah Hatcher, Charleston McGuffee, Fallon Drake, Emerson Vallejos, Cooper Danzey, Emma Usey, Minnie Mazzola, Cooper Stevens, John Patrick Sullivan, Asher Rosenblatt, Clifton Michael, Lowe, Maya Bennett, Abbey Coomer, Jayden Davis, Crew Smith, Andrew Estes, & Lennon Blackwell

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Lanny James Sullivan, Hailey Hairston, Barrrier Johnson, Hendrix Lucas, Mia Storie, Madelyn Stevens, Addalyn Reid, Jaxon Myers, Emma Li, Cole Naron, Tess Lawrence, Walker Herndon, Lily Bradberry, Isabella Hathcock, Juliet Dedeaux, Anna Leigh Foster, Austin Ogans, Avery Pollard, Patrick Salber, Bo Thibodeaux, Maddie Relyea, Janiyah Nora, Leo Slowikowski, Riley Lacy, Alexander Mei, Braylyn Hurst, Annaleese Noeng, Cooper Powell, Rosie Waddell, Naomi Whitfield, Isabella Mei, Audrey Bell, & Maverick Buckner
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Volunteers Needed!

Do you have 30 minutes a week available to help students improve upon their reading skills? If so, BOOST needs you! BVE strives to be a top school in the state, and our volunteers are an integral component of our success. Being a BOOST mentor is a rewarding experience for both you and the student. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or finding out more about the program, please contact our BOOST teacher Beth Liberato at
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Do You Love Your Career?

Children are never too young to explore what they can do when they grow up. As we give them the academic foundation they need to enter college and the workforce, we also want to give them opportunities to research and learn about professions they never considered or knew existed. We want to expose them to career fields that inspire them to be problem solvers, lifelong learners, and productive members of society. We want to help them tap into their talents to realize their dreams. Here's where you come in...

Come to the classroom and share your expertise with our students. Contact Lisa McLoughlin, our school counselor, to make arrangements to speak to a class or two about your job and career field. Thank you for supporting our students and helping them to dream big!

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HOMER is an early learning program that builds skills for school and life for your children to use at home! And it is FREE, paid for by the Mississippi Department of Education. The HOMER Learn & Grow app takes kids on a personalized learning journey that boosts their confidence and grows with them. Please follow the instructions in the link below to create your account for at-home use!

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International Dot Day!

Bayou View Elementary will be celebrating International Dot Day on Thursday, September 15. International Dot Day is a celebration of creativity inspired by The Dot written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. It is a day to think about ways in which we can use our special talents to make the world a better place. BVE definitely needs to LEAVE OUR MARK on the 2022-2023 school year instead of it leaving a mark on US! How will you leave your mark?

Great Ideas to Help Your Child Manage His/Her Time Effectively!

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Check Out the Information Below!

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From Nurse Huffman:

If your child receives prescribed medication or treatment during the school day, please reach out to your school nurse to update health records and drop off medications. The health and well-being of your child is a top priority.

Check Out This Information for Using Google Classroom!

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Ever Get Bogged Down with Your Child's Homework?

Don't miss out by forgetting to use Paper's free tutoring help for grades 3-5! If you aren't taking advantage of this free resource, you are missing out and adding stress to your already-full afternoons and evenings. Try it!

Two resources that are so helpful this year are Paper's online tutoring program and the PowerSchool app you can download on your phone to keep track of your child's grades. Built for convenient access to real-time student information like grades, assignments, and attendance, the PowerSchool Mobile App provides enhanced functionality for parents, guardians, and students.

PowerSchool is the leading K-12 education technology provider of solutions that improve the education experience for 100 million students, teachers, and parents in over 70 countries around the world.

Busy moms and dads definitely need these tools!

Get FREE homework help for your child in Grades 3-5, 24/7 with PAPER, an online tutoring program.

If you ever need help with your school work, there’s a live tutor available to help you 24/7 on Paper, if your child is enrolled in grades 3-5.

Available anytime, anywhere, no matter what you’re working on, you’ll be able to connect with an expert tutor instantly. These are real people who are friendly, approachable, and want to help you succeed. To learn more about Paper and how you can get started, visit the MDE + Paper Website and check out the student resources.

To get started with a tutoring session all you have to do is log in, ask your question, and they’ll give you a helping hand. To login:

  1. Visit PAPER’s student login page

  2. Type your school’s name

  3. Log in via Google using your school credentials

Once you let a tutor know what you’re working on, you can expect them to ask you questions about what you’ve tried, what you understand, what you don’t understand, and from there they’ll talk you through the steps. Paper is a place for you to improve, and that doesn’t happen when you just look up answers.

If you have any questions about your account, please ask your teacher.

School Hours & Arrival/Departure Times

School is in session from 7:28 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

ARRIVAL: The earliest students may begin arriving on campus is 7:00 a.m.; once on campus, students will go to the cafeteria to get breakfast or report directly to the classroom. This year, there will be a charge for breakfasts and lunches to students. Please complete an application for Free/Reduced Lunch. We will send these forms home with students. We encourage you to have your child get a breakfast since breakfast is such an important meal for our students. Our cafeteria crew provides a delicious breakfast!

IMPORTANT: All outside building doors are shut and locked at 7:28 a.m.; after this time, a student MUST be signed into the front office by an adult.

Announcements will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. Students are tardy if they are not in the building by 7:28 a.m. AND seated in their respective classrooms by 7:30 a.m. We strongly encourage all students to be seated and ready to learn by 7:30 a.m. so as not to miss important information during announcements and not to disrupt others from listening as well.


We dismiss kindergarten and first-grade car riders (those who do not have older siblings) to the front porch shortly before 2:30 p.m. If a student is not picked up by 2:45 p.m., he/she will be escorted by staff to School Plus, our after-school program. There is a charge for School Plus.

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Please Follow Our Map During Drop Off and Pick Up

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Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures!

If it is raining at 2:15 p.m., all park-walkers will be considered car-riders and need to be picked up in their respective car-rider lines. We will send a message via School Status if this occurs. We appreciate your cooperation keeping students safe AND dry.

Tennis Shoes Are Required for PE!

As a reminder, all students must wear tennis shoes to participate in P.E. If a student forgets, he/she will not be allowed to participate. Thank you for helping us protect students from getting injured at P.E.

NEW Bus Stop Guidelines for K-2 Students

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Please contact Child Nutrition to obtain a refund for monies you deposited in your child's e-fund account.

THIS WEEKS MENUS...September menus have not been posted yet.

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The best place for our students to be is in class. We have instructional gaps to close and need our students present, more than ever before. Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time each day. Try to keep check-outs to a minimal. If your child is absent, do your best to help them get caught up on missed work. Good attendance is crucial to student success! We strive for 97% attendance every month. Please review the school district attendance policy. If you have further questions/concerns, call the office for assistance.
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New GHS Football Game Procedures & Expectations!

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Go Admirals! Are You Ready for Friday Night Lights?

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Gulfport School District 2022-2023 School Calendar

Are you ready to plan and schedule your upcoming vacations? Please use our GSD calendar to help you plan effectively. Click the link above to view our district's calendar.

Important Information:

PARENTS, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS A CHANGE OF CLOTHES AT SCHOOL. Bathroom accidents are not the only spills that happen here at school. Although we do have a clothes closet, with gently used clothes, it is for emergencies. In the event that your child’s clothes get soiled here at school and he/she does not have a change of clothes, we will let them borrow clothes from the closet (if available). If you do not wish for your child to borrow clothes from the closet, please have a change of clothes at school and send a note to your child’s teacher stating that you do not wish for your child to borrow clothes from the closet.

Thank you

Help the PTA by Collecting Box Tops & Coke Bottle Tops! It's easy to do!

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Bayou View Elementary School PTA Officers 2022-2023

President: Paula Pettis

Vice President: Elizabeth Wise

Secretary: Beth Thomas

Treasurer: Yvonne McCabe

Our 2022-2023 Schedule for District Common Assessments

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Thank You to Our Business Friends of BVE!

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Bayou View Elementary School

Tess Lawrence, Ed.S., NBCT, Principal

Christine Salminen, Ed.S, NBCT, Assistant Principal

Paula Pettis, 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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