Blue Jay Tweets

October 2021

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Fist Bump Friday

BES will host its first ever Fist Bump Friday on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 7:10 - 7:45 AM. This day will consist of welcoming BES students to school by waving, giving them a fist bump, or simply a hello to encourage them to be Blue Jay leaders and to show them how proud we are of them!

If you are available to volunteer, we would definitely appreciate your help! A form was sent home with all BES students on Thursday! Please complete and return the form no later than Thursday morning.

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Please Join Us!

BES has entered 3 "trunks" to this event!! We are looking forward to seeing all of our Blue Jays there!

To ensure that we will have enough "treats," we are asking that each student donate at least ONE large bag of candy! However, donating MORE THAN ONE large bag will get you a DRESS DOWN PASS!

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Yearbooks are On Sale!!

Students in our Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades are currently voting on this year's cover design in the Computer Lab. You should have received a blue Flyer that was sent home on Monday October 4th with information on how to purchase the yearbooks. Please visit www.balfour.com to order your yearbook online; or you may order by phone by calling 1-800-balfour (1-800-225-3687.) You may also fill out the bottom portion of the flyer and mail the payment to the Balfour Yearbook company as it was listed on the form. *Please do not send yearbook payments to the school. All purchases must be made through the Balfour Yearbook company.


If you visit our BES website https://www.effinghamschools.com/bles you can find the link for ordering your yearbook in the Upcoming Events section or by scrolling down to the Headlines section and clicking on the one that says "Yearbook Sale".

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BES enjoyed Pre-K Week!

October 4 - 8, 2021 was Georgia Pre-K Week! The goal of Pre-K Week is to emphasize the importance of quality early childhood education by providing opportunities for leaders to engage with Pre-K classrooms in their local communities.

Thank you to the various visitors that came to read to our Pre-K students during Pre-K Week!

Updates

Health Safety: We would like to continue to thank you for a job well done to assist us in keeping our students healthy and educated!!


Masks are no longer mandatory for the BES faculty/staff, but remain highly encouraged amongst the adults entering the building.


Thank YOU: Thank you for continuing to follow the Car Rider procedures in the morning and afternoon! As we continue to work out the minor issues/concerns, the process is getting smoother.


School Uniforms: Please remember navy blue is not a school uniform color for our Blue Jays! Also, any unnatural hair color is prohibited.

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Save the Date......

October 2021

7 -12 - Fall Break - NO SCHOOL

13 - Last Day of the 1st Nine Weeks (WOW!!)

15 - Fist Bump Friday

17 - Pasta Day

21 - 1st Nine Weeks Report Cards issued

23 - Truck or Treat @ 4:00-6:00 PM

25-29 Red Ribbon Week

30 - Candy Corn Day

31 - Happy Halloween!


November 2021

3 - BES is Thankful Community Event

4 - BES STEAM Night @ 6:30 PM

5 - BES is Thankful Community Event

18 - 2nd Nine Weeks Progress Reports Issued

22-26 - Thanksgiving Holidays - NO SCHOOL

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Leader in Me News

Habit 1 - Be Proactive

Discuss the benefits of taking time to focus on your breathing. Mindful breathing helps people to be proactive because it allows space to pause and take time to be aware of our actions and choices. Practice mindful breathing with family members.


Video

https://www.leaderinme.com/resources/habit-1-proactive-vs-reactive


Important Information

-Fist Bump Friday - October 15th

-We are Thankful - November 3rd and 5th

-STEM/PTO Family Night - November 4th

-Christmas Around the World - TBA

-Leadership Roles Applications are due soon! Please talk to your child about his/her application(s).

-The Adult Learning Action Team is excited to partner with our families and community stakeholders in the upcoming months, there will be numerous ways to get involved. More information will be sent out soon about each event.

Leader in Me Staff of the Month

BES Staff of the Month - Mrs. Amy Moseley

Mrs. Moseley is a 4th Grade teacher at BES! Mrs. Moseley represents Habit 1 - Being Proactive by stepping up for the grade level by organizing meetings and completing things for the grade level without being asked. Mrs. Moseley gets the job done! :)

Counseling Corner by Mrs. Watson

October classroom guidance lessons are focused on making good choices.


Red Ribbon Week - October 25-29, 2021

Theme: Drug Free Looks Like Me

Students and Staff may wear the color of the day from head to toe.

Monday, October 25, 2021 - Red Day

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - Orange Day

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - Green Day

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - Blue Day

Friday, October 29, 2021 - Rainbow Day


If you plan to Volunteer at BES, here is a new procedure:

Go to https://effinghamcounty.compliancedirector.org/

Register an account, use your person information and the Required Keyword: Assessment

Click on “Mandated Reporter” ONLY

Complete the Mandated Reporter Training (20-25 minutes).

Complete the personal information at the end of the training.

You will receive an email confirmation that you completed the required training.

Forward the email to Mrs. Watson at BES. Please include your child's or children’s homeroom(s) email is ewatson@effingham.k12.ga.us.

If you have any questions, call Mrs. Watson, Counselor, at 912-826-4200

Remember, Every Year Mandated Reporter Training is Required to Volunteer at BES

From the Desk of Nurse Rebecca....

Medical Home



A medical home is a trusting partnership between you, your child, and your pediatric primary health care team. Your pediatrician can help you and your child access and coordinate specialty care, other health care and educational services, in and out of home care, family support, and other public/private community services that are important to the overall well-being of you and your child.

Go to https://www.healthychildren.org/english/family-life/health-management. You will find health and wellness articles and resources for your child.

What's happening at BES....

A Google Calendar for BES Special Events has been created and is accessible to all Blue Jay families! This will help everyone be aware of when we have Special Events at BES (International Arts Festival, Leader Day, Picture Day, etc.).

Please click on the link below to join our BESt of BES Blue Jays calendar!


https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=Y184dXRwYWNzc3RsYmM5am9vcHA5djQwZTloMEBncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t

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