AUGUST FAMILY NEWSLETTER
WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING?
Hello amazing Astro families! We are looking forward to a great start to the school year where students are energized, excited, happy, and ready to get started. I can always tell when students had some fun and adventure with their families over the summer because I hear them telling stories and see them writing about it in class. If you did not travel, we hope you were able to stay cool and relax a bit during our extremely hot summer! Welcome back.
The custodial staff has been hard at work deep cleaning rooms and furniture, stripping and sealing floors, and maintaining our beautiful atriums. We owe them a big thanks and shout-out for always keeping our aging school looking as best as it can.
We are proud to announce that our Middle School will be a full honors and accelerated middle school with a GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) focused Science classroom. We hope students are ready for this challenging curriculum and ready to work hard. We want them ready for any high school they may want to attend.
If you’re new to Borman K-8 and Tucson, welcome! Tucson is a beautiful city
with a lot of fun and interesting places to explore. It’s the only place in the world
where you can go from the desert to mountain pines in only 45 minutes! We also
have some of the best restaurants in the country. We have a lot of great
things planned for the year for school events. Our Borman K-8 School Facebook page
has the most up to date information. I also use the ParentLink app to send mass emails and text message reminders, so please make sure you have selected to receive communication from the school and district.
SPECIAL DATES FOR AUGUST
7/28 - Pizza with the Principal and AP Fundraiser at Peter Piper 4:00-7:00 PM
8/02 - Meet the Teacher Event 1:00-3:00
8/07 - Fall sports begin (boys' basketball and girls' volleyball)
8/11 - Fire Drill
8/14 - GATE pull-out classes begin
8/18 - Lock Down Drill (students will be prepped)
8/23 - No School – teacher professional learning day
8/30 - Open House 4:00-5:30
NEW TEACHERS AND STAFF UPDATES
- Assistant Principal – Michelle Weisbrod
- Kinder – Sue Ellison & Ania Zamora
- First – Erin Campbell & Giselle De Villa
- Fourth – Lisa Stachowiak
- Fifth – Tracee Anderson
- 6-8 Science - Jenny Ryan
- 6-8 Math - Michael Doyle(returning)
- Exed Resource Teacher K-3 – Robin Plouffe
- Primary TA – Jessica Birkholz
- Intermediate and MS TA – Jessica Doherty
- Part-time campus monitor (K-5) – Alicia Shipp
- MS Campus Monitor - Lacey Brooks
- Psychologist – Jacklyn LoRusso
School Start and End Times/Traffic
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, school ends at 2:30 for K-5 and 3:15 for 6-8. On Wednesday, school ends one hour earlier for teacher PD and planning. Please pick your students up promptly as our monitors leave soon after school ends each day.
You will see a new look this year with the front pick-up and drop off area. The cones are now blocking off the inside of the arch so we can fit more cars in the outside of the arch. Please remind your child to not cross the yellow line until cars have stopped. Please be patient when dropping off or picking up your student/s in the round-about. Pull forward as far as you can and have your child exit or enter the vehicle as quickly as possible. If you are stuck in traffic along Lightning Drive, please do not drive down the opposite lane to go around. The jam usually moves along in a few minutes. Also, please do not park in the staff parking lot unless you have business in the front office. There is plenty of parking in the dirt outside of the staff lot and across the street.
From the Health Office
BUILDING PROJECT UPDATE
Would you like to volunteer on campus or help a teacher? You can help with student supervision, work in classrooms, and help with events. Please let us know if you're interested then click on the link and fill out the volunteer form and we will let you know how you can help!