a word from Mr. Jerrell
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!
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 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.
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: https://sites.google.com/cms.k12.nc.us/bain-lost-found/home
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!
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
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.
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
Ashley Arno - Alvarez
Ryder Morphis - Armstrong
Nilah Sawyer - Curtis
Adelae Holsinger - Gerspach
Lena Tapia - Kerr
Livia Macey - Picado
Lukas Perry - Wilson
Lulia Gebrehiwot - Winborne
Sophie Johnson - Arthus
Jaslyn Riley - Hamilton
Madison Barrett - Hardister
Sofya Patotskaya - Hay
Adley Hucks - Holmes
Jackson Frey - Joyner
Serena Hudson - Langmeyer
Chrisniel Monteagudo - Leon
Emily Boyko - Austin
Bryson Woods - Bevis
Chloe Willis - Clenney
Emmaline Tringali - Dalesandro
Aaron Mock - Hicks
Adrienne Hamons - Jain
Jack Fitzgerald - Jordan
David Hernandez - Schutrum
Makailah Reyes - Boulware
Summer Bryan - Cannon
Sara Kate Land - D'Ambrosio
Naomi Pratt - Franks
Brooklin Harding - Montgomery
Ellery Pannier - Spilde
Emma Soto - Bendis
Jackson Stewart - Brock
Noah Bonham - DeSeve
Alexandra Ray - Gregory
Tolu Adewuyi - Hayes
Memo Mabiku - McElrath
Sunny Mullis - Treadwell