Trailblazer Family Newsletter
September 16, 2022
Message from Mr. Horne
Broken Arrow Families,
We are excited to have kicked off a new initiative at Broken Arrow this school year to further strengthen relationships within our school. Trailblazer Families" are made up of a student representative from every grade level and an adult. They spend time together once a month participating in team building activities and learning more about one another.
Trailblazer Families kicked off on Wednesday, August 31 with an assembly explaining the purpose to students followed by the first family meeting of the school year. During the meeting families introduced themselves to one another and then created a "secret hand signal" that they could share when seeing one another around the building. This was a wonderful kickoff and we are all looking forward to our second meeting of the school year scheduled for Tuesday, September 27.
We continue to welcome MVP's (volunteers) back into our school this year. If you have received the MVP Volunteer training we are ready to put you to work supporting students in our school. Please reach out to me or to Mrs. Rogers, our social worker, if you are willing to donate even just an hour a week. If you have not yet received the training please reach out to Mrs. Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get set up for the short training and background check. We would love to see you soon at our school!
Have a great weekend.
21: Choir Practice, 3:10-4:00pm
22: ASL Club, 3:10-4:00pm
23: 3rd-6th Grade Panorama Survey
23: PTA Cookie Dough Fundraiser
26: Math Club, 3:15-4:00pm
28: Choir Practice, 3:10-4:00pm
29: ASL Club, 3:10-4:00pm
30: 5th Grade Field Trip to Ernie Miller Nature Center
5: Choir Practice, 3:10-4:00pm
6: ASL Club, 3:10-4:00pm
10: Math Club, 3:15-4:00pm
11: Picture Retakes
12: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Faulkner's Ranch
12: Choir Practice, 3:10-4:00pm
13: End of 1st Quarter
13: ASL Club, 3:10-4:00pm
13: 5th Gr Band & Strings Concert, BA Cafeteria, 7:30-8:00pm
14: No School, PreK-12, Teacher Workday
17: Beginning of 2nd Quarter
20: Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00-8:00pm
20: PTA Souper Supper for Staff, 5:00-7:00pm
21: No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences
24: Math Club, 3:15-4:00pm
28: 1st Grade Field Trip to KC Zoo
31: Halloween Parade & Parties, 2:00-3:10pm
Fall Conferences PTA Souper Supper
We absolutely understand the importance of celebrating a birthday, but due to allergies and other health factors, we ask that you do not bring treats or food of any kind to the school for a student's birthday. Alternatives might be toys, trinkets, pencils, stickers, etc to share with the class. Click here for the district's Wellness Plan.
Thank you for your cooperation & helping us keep our school safe!
School of Excellence Survey
Did you know Broken Arrow was one of only two SMSD schools recognized by the National PTA for strong school-family relationships, earning the National PTSA School of Excellence designation for the past 2 years?!
We are again working on pursuing being a PTA School of Excellence this year and need your help! Our project this year is increasing volunteer opportunities and fun educational experiences. Be on the lookout for upcoming field trips and other ways to get involved! Additionally, please fill out a quick survey either the online version below (both parts) or return paper survey when it comes home this week. Thank you for helping make the BA community a great place!
Sickness & Covid Guidelines
Please keep your child home from school when sick to help prevent spread of germs. See SMSD policy for Illness And Covid guidelines. (linked below) Several different viruses (including covid) are already going around the school/community. Encourage your child to have good hand hygiene to help prevent sickness. You can request free covid tests from https://www.covid.gov/tests.They are good to have on hand at home for when someone gets sick. The school also has some covid tests, if needed.
Lady Cougar Basketball Camp
PTA Clothing Exchange
The school meals menus are on https://www.schoolcafe.com/SHAWNEEMISSION. To log on, select View menus (as a guest). From there, select a date, a school and what meal you would like to see. There are daily, weekly and monthly views and the views can include entrees only or all items. School Café also show allergen and nutritional information.
Did you know filling out the Free or Reduced Lunch Application helps with more than meals? Applying and qualifying can benefit families and students with reduced fees, transportation, broadband, and other discounts. Please see flyers for more info: