Bobcat Bulletin

December 2018

A Word From Mr. Jerrell

Dear Bain Families,

It’s hard to believe that it’s already December! Our 2nd quarter progress reports will be coming home soon. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s progress, please feel free to reach out directly to your child’s teacher.

Every night, we request that our students read for 20-30 minutes each night. Even more, we request that our families read together. As a parent myself, one of my goals with my children is for them to see me reading in my spare time (the little bit that I have!). Part of modeling good reading habits is modeling the intentional use of your time to sit and read (fiction or non-fiction) for pleasure or for information.

In a recent Charlotte Observer article, the non-profit organization READ Charlotte encouraged parents to begin what they called active reading with their children. Active reading is more than reading to your students. Active reading encourages parents to ask questions about what happens next, act out difficult vocabulary words, or ask simple comprehension questions. Free workshops are available through the Read Charlotte Website.

As always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We value the opportunity to work together with our community to challenge and prepare all students for future success.


Michael Jerrell


December Events

December 5 - Early Release Day - Dismiss at 12:15
December 13 - 3rd Grade Winter Music Program - 6:30
December 17 - Winter Celebrations 1st (12-1), 2nd (1-2), 3rd (1:30-2:30)
December 18 - Winter celebrations K, 3 and 5 (1:30-2:30)
December 18 - 4th and 5th Grade Chorus Program at Philadelphia Presbyterian - 10:50-11:45
December 19 - January 2 - Winter Break

Spelling Bee Winners!

The 2018 Bain Spelling Bee was held on Monday, November 19th. Charlize Ramirez was our winner and Alexandra Ray was the runner-up. The winning word was diminutive. Charlize will compete in the Southeast Learning Community Spelling Bee on Thursday, December 6th at Jay M. Robinson Middle School. Good luck to Charlize!

Third grade Winter Music Program

Please mark your calendars for the Third Grade Winter Music Program. It will be on Thursday, December 13th at 6:30 pm. Third graders will meet their classroom teacher in the media center at 6:15 pm. Please have your child wear nice clothes in holiday colors. It will be very warm on the stage, so please do not wear heavy fabrics like sweaters and velvet. Some ideas for the boys are golf, polo, or short sleeve collar shirts with nice pants and shoes, and short sleeve dresses, or tops with a skirt or nice pants for the girls. We hope to see you there!!

Fill The Box

The 21st Global committee would like to thank teachers and parents for their support during the Fill the Box campaign. We collected more than 50 shoe boxes filled to the rim with joy for children. Thank you to Mrs. Pereira for delivering the boxes. Great Job everyone!

My Energy Kit

Thank you to everyone who signed up for their kit and made a difference for our community. Bain is in 3rd Place and we could win $2500 for our school if we have the most families sign up for a FREE Energy Kit by December 31st. Please help us out by signing up for your FREE Energy Kit and crediting our school. Go to or call 1-855-386-9548.

Lost and Found

Please check out our Lost and Found for missing items! Please write your child’s first and last name in all items- bookbags, lunch boxes, coats, etc. This will assist us in finding owners of found items.

November Terrific Kids


Cook - Mason Olin

Floyd - Kalynne Porter

Hartis - Addison Cochran

Leaver - Sophie Nelson

Pereira - Paul Gula

Van Horn - Dami Adewuyi

Wade - Kayden Bryley-Willis

Weber - Alexandria Wright

First Grade

Armstrong - Manuel Rosado

Curtis - Liam Nelson

Guevara - Sophie Johnson

Hay - Gavin Johnston

Kerr - Kaedyn Ingram

Morgan - Lilly-Mae Byrnes

Wilson - Macy Wrangham

Winborne - Eva Wilde

Second Grade

Arthus - Alyssa Jackson

Hamilton - Camille D'Elia

Hardister - Willow Suppa

Holmes - Alexis Fritz

Jain - Charlie Russell

Joyner - Harper Nau

Leon - Aiden Hunt

Marwitz - John Pimienta Morales

Third Grade

Austin - Jessica Hardy

Bevis - Jamir Massey

Clenney - Harrison Hartley

Dalesandro - Selena Winn

Hicks - Keira Vogel

Jordan - Bersabeh Abay

Trawick - Julie Weston

Fourth Grade

Boulware - Precieuse Mabiku

Cannon - Laila Khan

D'Ambrosio - Matthew Bennett

Franks - Lucas Moise

Langmeyer - Talaya Parker

Montgomery - Brady Kelly

Spilde - Chloe Cipcic

Fifth Grade

Brock - Georgia Rose Pickard

DeSeve - Jack Manella

Gregory - Hailey Pharr

Hayes - Sebastian Castillo

McElrath - Hilary Chen

Treadwell - Montana Hayes