Bison Brief

September 24, 2023

Principal's Message

Good afternoon BTES Families,

After school programs begin on Tuesday, when we return from a holiday weekend. Our teacher sponsors are looking forward to working with the students in a variety of fun and challenging activities. Thanks in advance for being on time to pick up your child/children. if you are going to carpool, please send in a note to your chld's teacher so we know who is authorized for pick up.

I also hope you've found some fun ways to spend time indoors as we experienced the rainstorms this weekend. Cooler temperatures this week mean sweaters and jackets for students. Please be sure to put your child's name in their belongings so we can return them if they get left behind. We do have a lost and found to look for things that are not otherwise identified.


Mrs. Rogaliner,


This Week on the Trail

Monday, September 25—HOLIDAY- School Closed

Tuesday, September 26 – After school clubs begin for registered students. Kinder math assessments begin.

Wednesday, September 27– After school clubs

Thursday, September 28–Afterschool clubs

Friday, September 29 -Regular School Day. Back to School Bash 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.!!

Save the Dates

Oct 4- SEAC presentation @ 6p.m. in Ashburn

Oct 5- Kindergarten Apple Day

Oct 6- First Grade Field Trip

Oct 9- School Holiday.

Oct 17 – School Spirit Day Grade level competition. Spirit Night at Fosters

Oct 18 – Fall Picture Make ups and retake day. End of Kids Heart Challenge.

Oct 20 – Fall Bookfair opens. 3rd grade field trip to the National Zoo. Lightridge HS invites the community to their 2nd annual Homecoming Parade. The parade route will start at Willard Middle School and end at Lightridge High School Athletics Lot and will run from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Oct 27 - End of First Quarter - All grades due today. Book Character Dress up Day.

Oct 27 – Story Book Bingo Night – Family Book Fair Finale (evening hours)

Oct 30 & 31- Student led Conferences with parents & teachers. School Holiday for students.

School News


· Family responses to supply goodies in the teachers' lounge has been very kind. Teachers are very appreciative of these pick-me-ups that are being shared! The amazon wish list is still available at : You can use the school address for shipping purposes. 42190 Seven Hills Drive, Aldie VA, 20215

  • Most recently, Anand Kumar supported the team! Thanks so very much!
  • To Mr. and Mrs. Srour and family For the kindergarten courtyard donations! The students really love the kitchen set up, large building blocks and a bean bag toss game. What great things to share with our youngest bison and a great use of our school courtyard.

3. After school programs begin on Tuesday. Teachers are very excited about these wonderful extension opportunities for the students. Parents, please remember to be on time for student pick up!

4. CAR RIDER/ Walker ALERT – Did you know:

  • U turns are not legal in the middle of a street?
  • Crossing the street is only legal at road way intersections and/or where the road is designated as a cross walk?
  • Students may not cross Seven Hills alone? They must have an adult’s assistance.
  • Students should never be dropped off in a turn lane?

Yet. sadly, these things sometime happen outside our school at morning arrival. Please keep our students, staff and yourself safe by following traffic laws and school safety protocols.

5. Back to School Bash is really coming this week! Thanks again to our PTA Board, Admin team and fabulous parent and teacher volunteers for a wonderful event!! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the great food and catch up with your school community neighbors!

6. Pets not allowed on school property. We love seeing pictures of fur babiies and sharing fun stories about them. Unfortuntely, they should not be visitig the school during school hours or school events. Noise, crowds and excited children can be traumatic for pets. It only takes one time for a negative reaction, and someone could be hurt. Please keep pets and students safe by keeping pets at home.

Community Connections

Please visit the provided links for meeting calendars, meeting minutes, and monthly updates for these important committees. Delegate messages will be provided at various times throughout the month.

FAMILY LIAISON PROGRAM- Family community support beyond school hours.

School Liaison: Mrs. Ginny Beers

Contact Information:

MSAAC- Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee

Sapna K. Hencinski - MSAAC Delegate

SEAC - Special Education Advisory Committee


Laura Dolan - SEAC Delegate.


1.There are currently two open membership positions on the Committee if you're interested! Download the application here:

2. Join us online or in person for our next presentation:

October 4 at 6pm: Specialized Reading Instruction Updates in LCPS and Identifying Struggling Reader, followed by our business meeting.

3. Meeting Minutes are attached to this brief.

- Loudoun Education Alliance of Families


Ginny Beers - LEAF Delegate

Awesome kindergarteners wrapping up a great week on the Trail!

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This is the end of the Brief. Have a great week!

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