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BJHS Weekly Newsletter for February 12-19 , 2018


February 12 - PTA Meeting - Library - 6:00pm

February 16 & 19 – Lincoln’s Birthday observed & Presidents’ Day (No School)

February 22 - 8th grade High School Visitation Day - 8:30am

February 24 - Career Trek - Butte College - 8:30am

March 8 - Spelling Bee


Dear Bidwell Jr. Parents,

As part of Chico Unified School District’s 1:1 Chromebook initiative, we are now prepared to issue Chromebooks to Bidwell Junior High students on February 21, 2018. This personally assigned, school-issued Chromebook is for educational use only and will not access any social media sites. In addition, if the Chromebook is lost or stolen, it will be disabled (making it not usable) as soon as the loss is reported to the school. Please review the following documents with your student regarding the rules and care of their Chromebook. These documents can be viewed via the links below or at .

Qualifying families can apply for low income internet services at

On February 21th, your student will receive the following.

HP G5 Chromebook

HP Charger unit

Chromebook protective cover

Thank you,

John Vincent
Director of Technology, Chico Unified School District
1163 East Seventh Street Chico, CA 95928


Don't miss the PTA meeting on Monday, Febrary 12th at 6:00 in the library!


Please do not exit Bidwell through the main office after school. Instead, please exit through the outside gates. Thank you for helping to keep the main office quiet for office staff.


On February 3rd, Chico State hosted STEM Girl Mayhem, a fun-filled, learning-filled, inspiration-filled day for middle school girls (grades 6-8) to see first-hand just a few of the possibilities for a future in the field of SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH.

A group of incredible STEM professionals shared their passion for their careers and fields of study and provided insight into their chosen fields. Girls rotated through three Exploration Stations throughout the day, as well as sharing a special lunch session with a panel from


A couple weeks ago your son or daughter took the i-Ready diagnostic in both reading and math. Students take this test 3 times a year, and it helps us identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. We are making a concerted effort this year to make sure your child’s data gets back to you. Please help us verify that your child shared their data reports with you by signing the signature page they'll bring home with their score reports. Math and English teachers will be checking to make sure the reports have been seen.

If you notice that your child is 2 or more grade levels below in both Math and Reading, please know that they will be placed in an intervention class during Primetime to get some extra support. If your student is below by only 1 grade level, or 2 or more grade levels below in either Math or Reading, we are excited to offer an after school i-Ready class on Mondays and Thursdays in the Tech Lab with one of our teachers. You can also support your student by having them work on i-Ready from home for 45 minutes a week per subject. Go to: to log in at home.

To receive more information about the after school i-Ready class, or to sign your student up for it, you may contact your student's counselor or the teacher hosting the sessions, Ms. Berg (


Chico state is partnering up with BLAST to start a Femineer Robotics Club at Bidwell. It will start February 26 and run for six weeks. The club will meet every Monday of those 6 weeks from 3pm-5pm. Please read through the application to see if you're interested. The application is due by February 21 to room 402 or the main office. Contact Stephanie Johnson ( if you have further questions.
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The deadline for the PIONEER DAY PARADE STUDENT ART CONTEST is Thursday, February 15th. This is an opportunity for a CUSD student to win $300 and have their artwork displayed on the community poster. For more information visit or check out the flyer hanging in the main office.


ATTENTION PIONEERS, you currently have 4 weeks left to meet your AR goal. Keep reading both at school and at home. Remember that AR reading is worth 10% of your English grade. Keep up the awesome reading!


THE 34TH ANNUAL CHICO SCIENCE FAIR will be February 26th thru March 2nd at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. If you are interested in this event, please check out the flyer hanging in the main office or visit
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Would you like to have hot soup and an opportunity to help others? The 17th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraising Dinner will be held Thursday, March 1 in the Chico High School Cafeteria/Lincoln Center. This meal is sponsored by CUTA, CUSD, Noon Rotary and Slater & Son. Tickets are $12 in advance ($15 at the door) and include a student-made ceramic bowl, soup made by a variety of local restaurants, bread, and water. Dessert and coffee are available for a donation.

Purchase your tickets for either the 5:00pm or 6:30pm seating at Bidwell Main Office, Zucchini & Vine, or Christian & Johnson. The proceeds of this event will benefit the Torres Community Shelter.


Don't forget to join Remind! Text @bidwellp to 81010 to have important Bidwell updates sent straight to your cell phone!