The Bledsoe Beat

Growing students socially, emotionally, and academically.

Bledsoe Teacher Highlight of the Week

Teacher Highlight of the Week - Mrs. Robinson

Mrs. Robinson teaches fourth grade at Bledsoe. She grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2004 (Boomer Sooner!). Shortly after she graduated she moved to Texas to begin her teaching career. Mrs. Robinson taught 4th grade in Coppell for eleven years before moving to FISD. This is her third year teaching 4th grade at Bledsoe. Mrs. Robinson enjoys watching OU football, local sports teams, running, baking sweets, watching movies, and hanging out with family and friends. She is grateful to work with an amazing team and awesome students
https://youtu.be/ZmJg-D9l4ts

Teacher Highlight of the Week - Leigh Logan

Leigh Logan teaches 3rd grade at Bledsoe. After spending five years in the education field from a business standpoint, She developed a passion and desire to transition into a career that let her interact with kids through education on a more meaningful, hands on level. This is her third year in third Grade at Bledsoe.


Leigh is passionate about helping students develop their independence and enhance their love for learning. She is committed to bring her love for teaching and enthusiasm for learning into the classroom every day.


Leigh grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from the University of Cincinnati (GO BEARCATS!). She moved to Texas six years ago and currently lives in McKinney with my husband, Jesse and our daughter, Taylor. Leigh is so proud to call Texas her home and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else!

https://youtu.be/5PMFVYlcYEE

Bledsoe Picture Day - September 26th

We are scheduled for pictures at Bledsoe on Tuesday, September 26th. Parents can order portraits by filling out an order form and returning it to the photographer on picture day or by ordering online using the school code 1718-0042. When placing orders online, parents will receive an email confirmation which completes their transaction. They do not need to send any paperwork with their child on picture day when ordering online.

Carpool Safety Tip

When picking up and dropping off your child, safety is our TOP priority. We know how precious your cargo is and want to ensure both students and staff are protected.


If your child rides in a car or booster seat, we recommend that it is placed on the passenger side of the vehicle. This ensures they exit nearest to the sidewalk avoiding moving vehicles and traffic in the outside lane/s.


Thank you for your support in keeping Bledsoe students safe during arrival and dismissal!

PTA

PTA MEMBERSHIP

Don't forget to be a team player and join the PTA! A contest is being held between the grade levels for the highest percentage of memberships received by September 20th. This year, we will award THREE grade levels! The winners between Kinder and 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and 4th and 5th will be receiving a popcorn party! Don't forget to send in your form, or join online at www.bledsoepta.org. Thank you for your support!


5TH GRADE PARTY MONEY

5th Grade celebrates the end of the year with a party off campus at Main Event. Although the PTA covers the cost of the Winter and Valentine’s Party, there is a $25.00 party fee for the end of the year party. This $25.00 covers unlimited bowling, laser tag, ropes course, two slices of pizza, a soft drink and a $10 game card. Payment for the End of Year Party can be made online on the Bledsoe PTA website under the Store tab or at the link ­­­­ http://bledsoe.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=6. Make sure you type in your student’s name and there is a drop down box to select your homeroom teacher. Payment is due by September 29th.


FUN RUN

Mark your calendars for our annual fundraiser which will be held on Friday, September 29th on the Pearson track. Our Fun Run kick off will be at GMB on Friday, September 22nd. To join the Fun Run committee, volunteer, sponsor or donate please contact Jill Goldberg at fundraising@bledsoepta.org.



SIP N SNIPS

Our first Sip n’ Snips of the year will be held on Friday, September 22nd. It will take place in the cafeteria after Good Morning Bledsoe. Enjoy time with fellow volunteers as we “Sip” some coffee and “Snip” projects to help our teachers! Everyone is welcome! The only requirement is that your background check has been completed. Please contact Julie Anderson at volunteer@bledsoepta.org with any questions. See you there!


ARTS IN EDUCATION

PTA Reflections Program: Within Reach:

“We’ve always been told to reach for things: Reach for the sky. Reach for the stars. Reach for success. Each of us then reaches for things in our own special way. There is a wonderful way you can tell more about that through dance, film, literature, music, photography or visual arts in the PTA Reflections Program. No experience is required to participate! Choose the arts category you’re interested in, create an original piece of artwork based on the theme: “Within Reach” and be recognized as an artist in our school & community!” Entry forms and guidelines can be found at: http://bledsoe.my-pta.org/ content.asp?PageID=27. All entries are due Friday, October 27 and must be turned into the Bledsoe Library. Questions? artsineducation@bledsoepta.org


PARENT PROGRAM:

ABC’s of the Birds and Bees

Does the thought of having THE TALK with your child make your heart pound? Then come have fun while you learn easy, creative ways to talk about this sensitive subject with toddlers to teens from Lori Kuykendall, Executive Director of Aim for Success, Inc.

It’s a fact - children are learning about sex at an extremely early age. The internet, television, movies, and your child’s peers will lead the way in defining your child’s values unless you become proactive and start educating your child about the Birds and the Bees. In this one-hour, motivating presentation, Lori will help you open the doors of communication as you learn to share age appropriate information.

You are encouraged to attend this parent’s only program:

Location: Bledsoe Elementary- Library

Date: September 28, 2017

Time: 8:00am-9:00am

Come find out

* What talk every parent needs to have with their preschoolers

* How to open the doors of communication and answer those

dreaded questions with ease.

AIM for Success, Inc. is America’s largest provider of live health educational programs in the state. Their programs have educated and motivated more than 2.5 million students, parents and educators since 1993.


IMPORTANT PTA CALENDAR DATES:

Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20- Your Pie Spirit Nights

Friday, September 22- Sip N Snips

Thursday, September 28- ABC's of the Birds and the Bees- Bledsoe Library (Parents only program)

Friday, September 29-Bledsoe's Annual Fundraiser- Blast-a-Thon Fun Run on Pearson track

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Important Dates

September 12th - PTA Meeting & Health Fair

September 25th - Flu Clinic Families 3:30 - 5:00

September 26th - Bledsoe Picture Day

September 26th - K- 2nd Curriculum Night 5:30 - 6:30

September 26th - 3rd - 5th Curriculum NIght 6:30 - 7:30

October 4th - Walk to School Day and Name &Need

October 6th - Staff PD Day

October 9th - No School (Columbus Day)

October 10th - PTA Meeting

October 11th - CIT Meeting