Bobcat Bulletin

March 2020

a word from Mr. Jerrell

Hello Bobcats!

We had a great turnout for our first spaghetti dinner with the principal on Thursday, February 27th. Our PTA worked hard to create multiple dishes of pasta, garlic knots, and meatballs for our families. I had the privilege of presenting a brief presentation on the shifts that have taken place in math instruction the last ten years as well as answered questions from our families. I am currently working on uploading the video to youtube and sharing it with our families. I want to send a big thank you to Lexi McKinney, Lisa Rondinelli, Carmen Yasmine, Kelly Land, and Donneka Byrd for their hard work for putting on the evening as well as our cafeteria manager, Christy Davis, for helping the ladies set up in the cafeteria.

I want to thank our families for their patience and trust on the severe weather day on February 6th. We were in a tornado drill position for about 1 hour. Our teachers were incredibly flexible and willing to do what it took to keep students safe and comfortable, our cafeteria staff changed their entire menu to enable a grab and go style lunch after the storm, our front office staff fielded questions from parents on the phone and in person, and my leadership team helped make important decisions about a safe and orderly dismissal in the middle of severe weather. It was days like that that make me proud to be a part of this amazing community.

We only have 3 months of school left in the 2019-2020 school year. We are nearing spring break and end of grade testing. I want to emphasize for our 3rd - 5th grade families that the End of Grade tests are one measure of student success and are incapable of measuring kindness, service, critical thinking, writing, creativity, responsibility, and the ability to work with others. Those qualities, along with academic proficiency, will be necessary for all students to succeed and contribute to their communities.

Let’s finish the year strong and continue to grow as people!

Bain Proud,

Michael Jerrell

March Events

March 3rd -12th - Boosterthon

March 2nd - 6th - Spirit Week

March 4th - Early Release Day 12:15

March 12th - Boosterthon Fun Run

March 19th - STEAM NIght (Food Trucks @5:30, Events 6-7)

March 26th - 4th Grade Recorder Concert 6pm

March 27th - Teacher Workday/No school

March 31st - 5th Grade Field Trip to the Symphony

Boosterthon Fun Run News

Parents and families—this year’s main fundraiser is the Bain Bobcat Fun Run! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a pep rally on Tuesday, 3/3. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the Bain Bobcat Fun Run, which will happen on Thursday, 3/12. This year our goal is to raise $35,000 for Books & Technology, and we need your help! We’ve asked the experts at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more profitable, and more fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK: WILD WEST! Booster’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they're teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Donations will go toward Books & Technology and the entire two-week experience. So please help our school by getting pledges from family and friends and entering them on FUNRUN.COM. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on our students at the Bain Bobcat Fun Run. Thanks so much for your support!

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2020/2021 school year is now open. If you have a child that will be age five by August 31st, 2020 we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Help us spread the word by telling all of your family, friends and neighbors that have Kindergarten age children. Visit the CMS website for more information and enrollment documents.

5th Grade Chorus Concert!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

4th and 5th grade chorus members, please come to the music room at 5:30 pm. Performance begins at 6:00 pm in the gym. Wear your chorus t-shirt, blue jeans, and sneakers.

4th Grade Recorder Concert!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

4th gr. students, please bring your recorders (if it is not already at school) and report to your designated classroom at 6:15 pm. Performance in the gym starts at 6:30 pm. Wear any Bain shirt or Bain colors (red, black, white), blue jeans or dark pants, and sneakers. Boulware/Cannon/D’Ambrosio - Media Center, Franks - Art Room, Montgomery- Music Room, Spilde- STEAM Room/Barnhardt.

Author "Visit" with Mike Lowery!

Thank you to our generous PTA for bringing in author, Mike Lowery, to Skype with our second graders! Second grade has spent second quarter studying paleontology and dinosaurs. Mr. Lowery has written a book about dinosaurs and prehistoric animals. In his talk, he discussed what drew him to the profession as well as many fun aspects to being a researcher and writer! Students went home with an autographed copy of his newest book.

Lost and Found

Has your child lost something at school? A coat, sweatshirt, hat or lunchbox? You and/or your child can now claim lost items online. Browse the color photo gallery of lost and found items. If you find something that belongs in your home, submit an online claim ticket at the bottom of the site and your child will be reunited with their belongings! The site is updated regularly so check back often. Please visit our new, online "Bain Lost & Found" at:

Bain Library Birthday Book Club

Celebrate your child’s birthday by joining the Library Birthday Book Club and donate a book to the school library in their name during their birthday month! Each child who participates will have their name inscribed on a bookplate on the front end paper of the donated book. We will take a picture of the birthday child holding their donated book to share with you and/or the community. We are now taking birthdays for March and April!

Click on this link for the full flyer!


Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math

(STEAM) Night

March 19, 2020

5:30 pm Visit the Food Trucks

6:00-7:00 pm Visit various classrooms to participate in different science and math activities.

Join us for a fun family evening! You and your

family can have dinner from one of the food trucks, get raffle tickets for cool kits and enjoy great

science activities throughout the school.

This family event will make you and your children excited about science and math.

Medications at school

Parents, to ensure the safety of all our students, this is a reminder that students are NOT permitted to bring or take medications at school until written parent/guardian consent and a completed Medication authorization from a healthcare provider licensed in North Carolina is received.

If your child needs medication of any kind during the school day, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol, eye drops, allergy or cough medicine, you have the following choices:

You may come to school and give the medication to your child when it is needed.

You may speak with your healthcare provider about giving your child the medication before or after school.

OR-if your child does require ANY medication to be taken during school hours: Per CMS policy, Medication Authorizations are required for administering prescription and over-the-counter medications to students at school (CMS Policy JLCD/Regulation JLCD-R). Additionally, each medication must be in the original labeled container from the pharmacy or healthcare provider’s office.

Please contact the school nurse, Michel Smith, MSN, RN at 980-343-6915 if you have any questions. Thank You for your support in helping ensure the safety of all our students.

Preventing Flu

Flu season has begun! Let’s take this opportunity to prevent the Flu at Bain by the following:

1. Get the Seasonal Flu vaccine! The number one way to prevent getting the flu is still to get the vaccine.

2. Stay at home if you are sick!!

3. Avoid contact with people that are sick.

4. Perform hand hygiene: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.

7. Wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.

8. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, i.e. doorknobs, phones, keyboards, mouse devices, touch screens.

*If your student has a fever, s/he must stay home. Student’s may return to school once fever free for 24 hours, without fever reducing medication.

*If your student is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, s/he must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Please help us keep students and staff at Bain ES well.

February Terrific Kids


Viana Young - Colagerakis

Reagan Rea - Floyd

Noah Sanders - Hartis

Loklan Windon - Leaver

Ryker Hawthorne - Pereira

Maxwell Ny - Van Horn

Salome Segovia - Weber

First Grade

Ashley Arno - Alvarez

Ryder Morphis - Armstrong

Nilah Sawyer - Curtis

Adelae Holsinger - Gerspach

Lena Tapia - Kerr

Livia Macey - Picado

Lukas Perry - Wilson

Lulia Gebrehiwot - Winborne

Second Grade

Sophie Johnson - Arthus

Jaslyn Riley - Hamilton

Madison Barrett - Hardister

Sofya Patotskaya - Hay

Adley Hucks - Holmes

Jackson Frey - Joyner

Serena Hudson - Langmeyer

Chrisniel Monteagudo - Leon

Third Grade

Emily Boyko - Austin

Bryson Woods - Bevis

Chloe Willis - Clenney

Emmaline Tringali - Dalesandro

Aaron Mock - Hicks

Adrienne Hamons - Jain

Jack Fitzgerald - Jordan

David Hernandez - Schutrum

Fourth Grade

Makailah Reyes - Boulware

Summer Bryan - Cannon

Sara Kate Land - D'Ambrosio

Naomi Pratt - Franks

Brooklin Harding - Montgomery

Ellery Pannier - Spilde

Fifth Grade

Emma Soto - Bendis

Jackson Stewart - Brock

Noah Bonham - DeSeve

Alexandra Ray - Gregory

Tolu Adewuyi - Hayes

Memo Mabiku - McElrath

Sunny Mullis - Treadwell