Trailblazer Family Newsletter
November 10, 2023
Thank you for your ongoing support of our school through our recent PTA fundraisers. Our PTA goes above and beyond to support our students and staff. If you haven't already done so, please consider joining our PTA.
Although we would love to have you attend our BA PTA Meetings, you don't have to attend meetings to make a difference in supporting our school.
Sign up for PTA by clicking here.
Our next meeting is this coming Monday, November 13 at 6:00 in the BA Library.
Have a great weekend!
10: Kindergarten Field Trip to Fire Station & Shawnee Hy-Vee
13: PTA Meeting, 6pm, Library
14: 4th Gr Field Trip to Mahaffie Farm
15: Walk to School Day, 7:30 am
15: StuCo Sock Drive ends
16: Pickup Cookie Dough Orders in the Cafeteria, 3:30-6pm
17: 1st Gr Field Trip to the KC Zoo & Aquarium
20-24: Thanksgiving Break, No School
Walk To School Day, Nov 15
Please join us as we participate in Walk to School Day! This is the second of four Walk to
School Days of the year.
Teacher teams will begin at the intersections noted below and will walk to school along the
routes. Students and family members can join at the starting point or join as the group walks along their route.
Teams will walk the highlighted routes ONLY! If you do not live on one of the highlighted routes, please meet us on any of the highlighted streets!
Be at the meeting place or along the route by 7:30 AM to start the walk to school.
The routes will enter the school grounds on Oakview, by the playground, meeting on the basketball courts. All routes should arrive at school by 7:50 AM and will have at least 2 teachers walking them.
Online map access: https://bit.ly/3BTtjMQ
CLUB CALENDAR DATES
- Mon/Tues- Grades K-3
- Thurs/Fri- Grades 4-6
- No Club on Wednesdays
6th Gr ASL Club, Thursdays from 3:10-4:00 pm in the Library
- November 30
- December 14
Choir, Mondays or Wednesdays in Rm 227
- 4th Gr, Mondays, 3:10-4:10 pm
- 5th & 6th Gr, Wednesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm
4-6th Gr Math Club, Mondays, 3:10-4:00 pm in Rm 218
- November 27
- December 11, 18
- January 8, 22
Good News Club, Mondays 3:10-4:00 pm in Rm 121
- Pre-Registration required
- Meets every Monday that school is in session, starting October 2
STUCO, Thursdays 7:15-8:00 am in the Library
- Leadership & Reps: Nov 16, Dec 7
- Leadership Only: Nov 30
Thank you so much for supporting our fundraiser!
FROM OUR SOCIAL WORKER
Inclement Weather Procedures 2023-24
As the winter months approach, it is especially important for our community members to be aware of inclement weather procedures and how to receive an alert if plans for building closures are announced.
If conditions make it necessary for SMSD to close schools, the district will implement one of three plans: A, B, or C. Click here to view the plans.
Inclement Weather Announcements
If plan A, B, or C is announced, this information will be shared broadly. Staff and families can receive direct emails, texts, and voice messages. Families can sign up to receive alerts in the manner that works best for them. Click here for details on how to sign up for alerts.
MY VOLUNTEER PAL (MVP) TRAINING
Volunteer Pals are utilized for a variety of in-school activities including:
- Classroom or school volunteering
- Sharing career interests or special talents with students
- Chaperones for Shawnee Mission School District approved field trips
Please visit this link for more info on how to become a MVP.
FOOD SERVICE NEWS
The school meals menus are on https://www.schoolcafe.com/SHAWNEEMISSION. To log on, select View menus (as a guest). 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.
Families are encouraged to complete an application for meal benefits- free or reduced priced meals as part of the Online Verification. The link to the Child Nutrition Program Meal Benefit Application is available on Skyward or the online application is on School Cafe. Contact the Food Service Office by calling 913-993-9710 for questions on the meal benefit application.
Need to add breakfast or lunch money to your student's account? Bring cash or check to the office - be sure to write your students name & class code on the envelope. Payment by card can be made online or by calling the Food Service Office at 913-993-9710.