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BJHS Weekly Newsletter for June 5-8 , 2017

UPCOMING BIDWELL EVENTS

June 6 - 8th Grade Dance - Gym - 6:30-8:30pm

June 7 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - MINIMUM DAY (8:10-12:11)

Promotion Practice - Blacktop - 11am - 12:15pm

June 8 - Promotion Ceremony - Blacktop - 8:30am

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS

Promotion Ceremonies will be held on Thursday, 8:30 a.m., on the basketball court area. You are responsible to bring your own seating. The weather on Thursday is indicating possible rain. Rain or Shine, the ceremony will be held outside, so I strongly suggest bringing an umbrella. Our gym would not accommodate the size crowd we expect, so therefore, outside it is. Our hope is the weather will hold off, but who knows. We anticipate the whole program will be approximately 1 hour.

--Stephen Piluso, Principal

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Wednesday, June 7th is our last day of school. This is NOT a Late Start Day, and school will begin at 8:10a.m. It is also a minimum day, and school will be released at 12:11p.m. We hope you have a great summer!
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STUDENTS CREATE "OUTSIDERS" PORTRAITS

Eighth grade English classes just wrapped up reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. This powerful story led the students to explore ideas about prejudice, stereotyping, judgement, fighting, loyalty, family, and growing up. Stay Gold, Pioneers!


Mrs. Hansen’s Portrait Winners

Sodapop: Nick Ruiz

Johnny: Sage Ernest

Ponyboy: Natalie Chavez

Two-Bit: Tyler Teskey

Marcia- Jasmine Rodriguez

Steve-Zach Ratner

Darry-Ilyse Miller

Cherry-Anajoy Machado

Dally- Maryana Brooks

ART STUDENTS

PLEASE REMEMBER to stop by Mr. Riggs' room if you have any artwork you did not get back during the year. All artwork left behind will be recycled. Also, don't forget to download the Aurasma (Or-asthma) app in order to get the most out of your yearbook.

THE LIGHTNING THIEF COMES TO LIFE!

EIGHTH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY

Our Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held Thursday, June 8th at 8:30 on the blacktop behind Bidwell. The following is a list of tips that we hope will help you ensure that your students take care of things that need to be done to ensure a happy last week of school.

  • If your student has any outstanding debts at school they need to be paid or their certificates will be withheld until they are paid. Debts include textbooks, library books, any other charges for lost or damaged school property and outstanding debts to other schools. A list of those who still have debts will be read at promotion practice on Wednesday, June 7th. Students on this list must resolve their debt to receive their certificates on Thursday.
  • Appropriate dress is very important for the promotion ceremony. Formal dress is not allowed. Gentlemen are asked to wear nice pants and a collared shirt. It is certainly OK to wear a tie. Ladies dress in sundresses or something that is of a similar level of formality. High-heeled shoes are not allowed because of safety on the ramp.
  • Students need to report for line-up for the ceremony, Thursday, June 8th by 8:00 a.m. The processional will start at 8:30 a.m.
  • Students must not carry anything in their hands during the ceremony.
  • Parents may not enter the student seating area until after the ceremony.
  • Students must not leave their seat until the ceremony is over.
  • Promotion takes place on the basketball courts. Chairs for the students will be provided but please bring lawn chairs for your family and guests.
  • If possible, please do not bring balloons to the ceremony because they obstruct the views of the audience. If you do bring balloons, please take them to Room 408 and you can pick them up after the ceremony.


STELLAR AR READERS

We had a great year of AR reading at Bidwell! Here are Mrs. Hansen’s top readers. All students who met their AR goal earned a gift certificate coupon to Buffalo Wild Wings. Keep up the reading over the summer, Pioneers!


Period 1:

Carmen Ochoa 309%

Kablia Her 145%

Caidin Sutton 144%

Period 2:

Ilyse Miller 220%

Arika Cunningham 158%

Anajoy Machado 156%

Period 5:

Dominic Mendoza 221%

Austin Needles 168%

Mylynn Phan 158%

YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION

YEARBOOKS will be distributed Monday during first period. They are not allowed to be out during class time unless your teacher gives you permission to do so. Anyone who breaks this rule will have their yearbook confiscated and it will not be returned until after school on the final day of school. No exceptions.
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If you’d like a way to have your student stay current with their math and reading skills over the summer, but aren’t sure to make that happen, consider having them use iReady. While we’ve focused on using iReady as part of our math and reading intervention program, it also makes a great tool in giving students personalized and targeted lessons in areas they need to work in. They can access the program from home at www.clever.com/in/chicousd and login using their Google login information. They can practice both reading and math, but please keep in mind that research has shown the optimal amount of time students should use the program is only 45 minutes per week per subject, so in this case, less is more! Keeping students’ minds engaged over the summer will help them ease back into school life in August, as well as give you something to answer back with in case they utter the most dreaded phrase of summer: “I’m bored.”

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HEY 8TH GRADERS!

Our 8th grade dance is coming up and tickets are free. You can pick them up at lunch today in the covered area.
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PLEASE COME TO THE OFFICE OR CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION!

FIELD HOCKEY SUMMER CAMP

Pleasant Valley High School will be hosting a FIELD HOCKEY SUMMER CAMP for girls grades 7 through 12. For more information, pick up an application in the main office.

PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP

Camp will take place at Bidwell and Marsh this June. Applications with additional information are available in the Bidwell main office.
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2017 YOUNG WRITERS' FESTIVAL

The 2017 Young Writers’ Festival: July 24-July 28, 9am-2pm. For children entering grades 3-7. Come join us for a week-long celebration! Students will participate in exciting activities that celebrate the art and beauty of writing. Each child receives a Writing Festival tee shirt; at the end of the week, each child also receives a publication of all the participants’ stories and poems. For more information and to download a brochure and a registration form, go to the Northern California Writing Project web site (http://norcalwp.org/ncwp/community-programs/). You can also call the Northern California Writing Project at 898-5322, or Anna Moore, the director, at 588-6703.
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SIGN UP FOR REMIND!

Sign up for important Bidwell updates! Simply text @ldebock to 81010 and follow the prompts! You can also sign up for email updates by sending an email to ldebock@mail.remind.com.

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ATTENTION 8th GRADE DC TRAVELERS

We will have a ROOMMATE meeting Thursday, during late lunch in Mrs. Hass's room. This is your only opportunity to choose your roommates for our June trip. Don't miss out!

HARVEST OF THE MONTH!

The May Harvest of the month is strawberries! Come over to the courtyard by the cafeteria at lunch on Tuesday to taste test a locally grown strawberry.