Golden Eagle Newsletter
January 6, 2023
Welcome to a new year! Let's make the best of 2023!
As we jump into the 2nd semester, it's a good time to revisit the carloop procedures. There are two lanes to accommodate cars. Hopefully the visuals will help you with the loop. The arrival loop is different than the dismissal, so please take a moment to view both traffic patterns. In the morning, please practice the zipper move and be courteous to those who are entering the lane. This allows us to keep the traffic flow moving and off of 157th Terrace.
For dismissal, students wait in the gym for their names to be called. In order to keep our students safe, I am asking you to follow a few simple guidelines:
At both arrival and dismissal -
1. Please remain patient in the car loop and move slowly.
2. Please exercise extra caution when children are moving around and between vehicles.
3. Please pull forward as far as possible to assist with a speedy arrival and dismissal.
4. Please use the zipper move and allow cars to merge, taking turns, during arrival.
At dismissal -
1. Enter the lane as noted on the diagram based on the way you would like to turn when you leave the school. Please stay in your lane and do not cross over at the exit.
2. Remain in your cars in the car loop. Parking in the parking lot and moving between the cars to retrieve your child is unsafe. When you leave the parking lot in the middle of dismissal it causes an interference with the traffic pattern.
3. Please do not call out to your child and ask them to cross traffic. Remain in the loop and pick your child up in the loading lane.
4. Please do not ask your child to be a walker and then park along the side of the road just north of the school. No parking is allowed in this area where the “No Parking” sign is located. If you park in the “No Parking” area, we are unable to monitor the children’s safety.
5. If you would like to change your child’s transportation arrangements, please notify the office (913-724-3536) prior to 3:00.
Thank you and as always, please contact me with any questions.
One Pill Can Kill
The Basehor-Linwood School District is hosting representatives from the KCK Fire Department as they share their informational presentation "One Pill Can Kill" at BLMS next Wednesday, January 11 at 6:30pm. This powerful learning opportunity will feature personal stories and experiences from the former KCK assistant fire chief, James Zeeb, as well as a demonstration from the Kansas Highway Patrol drug dog.
While the topic of the presentation is heavy and is something nobody wants to think about, it is a reality of our current world. Personally, I have 2 dear friends who have lost their children to fentanyl in recent years; both children taking a pill that they had no idea would kill them. We need to spread awareness and I love that our district is providing this opportunity! I hope that you will be able to join us!
GRE events for the week of January 9, 2023
Monday, Jan 9
6:00 BOE meeting
Tuesday, Jan 10
Wednesday, Jan 11
6:30 "One Pill Can Kill" presentation at BLMS
Thursday, Jan 12
Mr. Patrick visits GRE
Friday, Jan 13
BLHS Mixed Chorus visits GRE
ENJOY THE 3-DAY WEEKEND!
Jan 16 - NO SCHOOL-Martin Luther King Jr Day
Jan 23 - PTO mtg
Jan 27 - GRE family BINGO night
Jan 31 - Eagles Nests
Feb 10 - GRE father/daughter dance
Feb 15-16 - P/T Conferences
Feb 16-17 - NO SCHOOL
Feb 20 - NO SCHOOL; PD/Collaboration day for staff
Feb 27 - PTO mtg
Mar 3 - GRE Books for Breakfast
Mar 5 - GRE mother/son event
Mar 10 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher collaboration/work day
Mar 13-17 - NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK!