BME Staff Update

October 29- November 2

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Team Meadow -

One of the other principals shared the quote which is posted above, and I had to use it too. It's important for all of us to keep in mind.

We have another great week ahead of us as the school year continues to move so quickly. It's hard to believe that we already find ourselves on November's doorstep. The new month brings many exciting experiences, so please note the calendar and upcoming events.

Body Safety - Chaucie's Place - Due to recent legislation, body safety will be taught to all grade levels. This is a shift from previous implementation which occured in K, 2nd & 4th. Please note: A copy of the parent information letter and classroom schedule is located in this update. In addition, I will be sending a SchoolMessenger to all families which will include the parent letter, as well as, instructions should families prefer their child to opt-out of the body safety session. All children will participate unless as parent "opt-out" is given to the school. We will have copies of the opt out letters available in the office. If a family should request one, just pick one up and send home with the child, or have the family pick one up at the office. I will also provide an electronic copy to families via SchoolMessenger.

Veterans Day -

  • Program/celebration will be November 12th @ 1:30 PM. A reception will follow.
  • We have ordered wristbands for students that have permission to attend the reception with guests and/or ride home with their special guests. More info to come.
  • I will also be providing you with family messaging to include in your weekly newsletters. This will help emphasize pre-registration and reception/dismissal procedures on that very special day. Once again, more info to come.

ZEF Book Talk- (November 14th) - Information has been shared with families, and more info is to come as we get closer to the date. Thank you to the amazing Kim Gray as she leads through this unique family/student experience.

STEM/Robotics Schedule - Thanks to Kara and all the teams that shared information as we worked on schedules for robotics learning opportunities. The third grade team will be launching into this first round of lessons beginning next week on November 5th. It was interesting to see the approaches of the teams for co-teaching and collaborative opportunities.

Here's to a fantastic week.

Thankful for you,


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YouTube videos you may want to preview/share as you explore Veterans Day with your students.

Chaucie's Place - Body Safety Information

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Important Dates & Information


29th - Tom out in AM for Elem mtg

30th - ZEA/District discussion @ 4:00

31st - Halloween (if families/children should ask, we do not wear costumes @ school)


1st - Kindergarten Field Trip to Children's Museum

5th & 6th - Lauren out for School Safety Specialist training

6th - Tom Out; Election Day

7th - Chaucie's Place Parent Night @ ESC

7th - Diwali (Hindu Festival of Lights- One of the most significant festivals in Indian culture, Diwali, the festival of lights, results in firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world every autumn. The festival is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, although the main theme which runs throughout is the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. To celebrate, houses are decorated with candles and colorful lights, and firework displays are often held while families feast and share gifts. It is also believed by many that deceased loved ones may visit families during Diwali, and the lights provide a signal for them to get home.)

10th - ZEF Barn Bash

12th - Veterans Day Program @ 1:30 in gymnasium. Reception to follow.

14th - ZEF Family Book Night @ BME & SGE

17th - 3rd Annual BME Talent Show

21st-23rd - Thanksgiving Break


3rd - Hanukkah begins

5th-7th - Body Safety lessons (see schedules above)

13th - Boone Meadow Voices concert

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Personal Business Leave Requests

For Certified Team Members:

To requests "personal business days," please complete the following process.

  1. Go to the following link, and complete the "personal business request" form.
  2. Once the form is completed, please send a brief email to me (Tom) that includes the date(s) of your request(s).
  3. Enter your upcoming absence in AESOP as soon as possible. (It can always be deleted later should plans change.)

Thanks -

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