BSE Homegrown

March 21-25

Planting the Seeds of 16-17

In preparation for SLO conferences, we will postpone Planting the Seeds of 16-17 until after Spring Break. At that time, I have a surprise to share with you.......

Weekly Events

Monday, March 21

  • PTA meeting cancelled
  • Dummy Report Cards go out
  • Good News Club Meets

Tuesday, March 22

  • K5 Report Cards due to Kimbrell
  • Guided math visit (Kim Ashby)
  • Art Show Drop-in 6:00-7:00
  • Faculty Meeting with Dr. Hinton and new BSI staff (late Day)

Wednesday, March 23

  • Boosterthon Fun Run (parents are invited, times listed below)
**Feel free to wear comfy clothing, please do not wear fitted or spandex pants or leggings.**
  • RtI/PBIS Team meets 2:45

Thursday, March 24

  • BSE Spring Honor Choir Performance (6:30)
  • WIDA HELP sessioni n Stanford's lab (2:45)
  • Retention Meetings/SLA/SRA during TAP
  • Terrific Kid (8:30)
  • Stress Buster (2:45)
  • Fire/Intruder Drill (we will do this in the afternoon for 4K to be able to practice)

Friday, March 25

  • Club Day
  • Set calendar for 16-17 school year with PTA
  • Report Card/Signed Papers

Need to Know News

Art Show

Just a friendly reminder, we will be hosting an art show drop in on Tuesday, March 22. Music will be provided by Rainbow Lake Middle School orchestra. Feel free to drop in from 6:00-7:00 to enjoy the art, music, and light refreshments. Every student will have their art on display.


Daily Team Huddles (these will take place in the cafeteria)

4K and 2nd Grade-8:30




Fun Run is scheduled for March 23rd. The times are as follows:




Deadline for Pledges

3/31-This is the first count.

4/14-This is the second count.

Feel free to use this in your newsletters:


It is that time to kick off our Spring fundraiser. Boosterthon kicks off tomorrow at BSE. This year, we are excited about the theme "Big World Recess". To go along with this year's theme, we are looking to enhance the recess opportunities for our students. We will be working towards earning the money to get a multi-purpose sports field out back. This will provide not just out students, but the community with space to play more organized games like kick-ball or baseball. We would appreciate your help as we look to enhance recess, health and wellness opportunities for our students.

BSE Information

As mentioned, we will be getting students from Hendrix Elementary School. We have a parent meeting scheduled for March 29th at 6:30. We will need all hands on deck that night. Please mark your calendar to join us from 6:10-7:30. I will give you more information. Keep in mind, this will be the first impression that we make for the new families coming of us from Hendrix. We want to make it count. We are planning, balloons, school videos, school tours, etc. Help us build a great rapport for our future parents.

Due this Week

Late Day Schedule


3:00-BSI Staff Introductions

3:10-Dr. Hinton (District Initiatives Discussion)


K/1-Reading Logs (In Alison Meek’s room)

2/3-work in rooms


2/3-Reading Logs (in Mandy Cashwell’s room)

K/1-working in rooms


Work in rooms (Final Yearbook Review)


We will be finishing our SLO conferences this week.

Report Card Verifications

Please ensure that you check and double check report cards. We will be putting the dummy report cards in your box on Monday. Make sure to take the time to check over them for errors. Do not forget about handwriting and comments (Reading and Math). Please turn in grade verification information to Denise.

Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks will be available for purchase online starting September 14. We will make them available online through March 31. The cost is 15.00. You will need to follow the link below and enter the school code 21001.


Lunch Menus will now be digital. Parents are able to download an app that will allow them to check daily menus. The app is titled NurtiSlice. Parents will search for Spartanburg District Two. They will have the option to choose elementary, middle, or high school. Once you have selected the school, parents will be able to view the breakfast or lunch menu.

Parents are also able to pay their lunch bill online. I have include a link below titled "Pay your Lunch Bill" below.

Upcoming Events

March Events

28-Spring Sing Practice for K5 (8-10), RtI, Discovery Education Presentation in classrooms

29-K5 Spring Sing (8:30), PAWS Store

30-Principal's Meeting, Boosterthon Collection, K5 Spring Sing (8:30), Papa John's Spirit Night

31-Last Day of online yearbook sales, Contracts go out, Yearbook submission, K5 Spring Sing (8:30)

Birthday Wishes Go Out to......


5th-Jamie Smith

9th-Garlene Slone (Chartwells)

19th-Mark Beheler

20th-Dawn Arrington

26th-Tammye Cato and Lauren Brewer

27th-Mandy Cashwell

30th-Courtney Glover

A Day in the Life @ BSE

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