BES Railway News
September 13, 2017
WELCOME TO THE START OF THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR!
Our school newsletter will be posted to our website as well as sent out through Find Out First Notification to your text or email preference. If you have not created for updated your Find Our First account, please see the directions below. A print copy of our bimonthly Newsletter will be sent home Sept. 13 & 27 and Oct. 11. Beginning with the October 25 Newsletter, the only print copies that will be sent home will be for those families that have submitted a request to opt in for the print version.
Justin McConnaughey & Heather Putnam
BES GETS "CHALKED" WITH POSITIVITY
Please note sessions for BTS Nights begin at 6:00 & 6:30.
Monday - 9.11
6-7 pm - Back to School Night - 4th & 5th Grades
Tuesday - 9.12
9 am - BES PTO Meeting - Cafeteria (next meeting Oct. 3 @ 6:30 pm)
6-7 pm - Back to School Night - PK, K, & 2nd Grades
Thursday - 9.14
6-7 pm - Back to School Night - 1st & 3rd Grades
Saturday - 9.16
9 am - 3:00 pm - BES Day to Serve
Tuesday - 9.19
BES Chorus Begins - for students in Grades 4 & 5
Wednesday - 9.20
4th Grade Field Trip to Great Frederick Fair
Thursday - 9.21
Schools Closed - Rosh Hashanah & Fair Day
1ST AND 2ND GRADE LUNCH SCHEDULE CHANGE
Recess - 11:40 - 12:00 pm
Lunch - 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Recess - 11:20 - 11:40 am
Lunch - 11:40 - 12:10 pm
BRUNSWICK DAY TO SERVE @ BES - 9.16.17
SEPTEMBER GRADE LEVEL NEWSLETTERS
Second Grade: COMING SOON!
Third Grade: https://www.smore.com/g3f6k
Fourth Grade: COMING SOON!
Fifth Grade: https://www.smore.com/z962r
ONLINE FREE AND REDUCED APPLICATION
PARCC REPORTS SENT HOME
Students who took the 2017 PARCC* assessments last spring (when they were in grades 3-5) brought home their scores last week on Friday, September 8.
The PARCC reports will allow parents to see their child's academic growth from one grade to the next and to monitor their child's progress toward college and career-readiness. FCPS has posted resources at www.fcps.org/PARCC where you will find more information about the PARCC score report and how the results will be used.
The reports provide a useful snapshot to identify where there is room for growth, to spot strengths and help the teacher tailor instruction to student needs. It is important to remember that each state assessment provides just one measure of your child's performance.
It is not the only indicator of student progress. As always, we welcome you to contact your child's school with questions or to engage in a conversation about your child's academic progress.
*Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
FIND OUT FIRST
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