Trailblazer Family Newsletter

September 16, 2022

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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 ( 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.

Mr. Horne

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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

Birthday Treats

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!

Part 1:

Part 2:

Visitor Lunch

After a long hiatus, lunch visitors are welcome back at Broken Arrow. Please bring your driver's license to get signed in at the office a few minutes before your students lunch time. Lunch times are different for each class and are listed on our school website here:

Lunch Schedule

From our Social Worker, Mrs. Rogers

Resources available to Families:

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 are good to have on hand at home for when someone gets sick. The school also has some covid tests, if needed.

Covid Guideline and Calculator

SMSD Policy for Illness

District Health Services

Immunizations and Physicals

Allergies and Asthma

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Lady Cougar Basketball Camp

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PTA Clothing Exchange

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Food Service



The school meals menus are on 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: