Bailey Bear News
News from the Principal!
We are so excited for you to be a part of our Bear Fair on Sept. 28th from 5:00 - 7:00. This is a fun time for our students to interact with their teachers and play games, throw balls to dunk a few of our teachers, attend a cake walk and auction, play on 6 inflatables and the list continues! More information about this fun night is below! I hope to see you there!
Collierville Schools will be opening a 6th elementary school in the Fall of 2018. We are growing in Collierville and many of our elementary schools are getting crowded. The new elementary school will be at the site of Schilling Farms Middle. Schilling Farms Middle will move to the old high school building and the high school will, of course, move into its new building in the Fall of 2018. This is an exciting time for Collierville schools but with it brings changes that can be difficult. There will be two rezoning meetings held in the Collierville High School Auditorium for parents to find out what areas will be impacted by the rezoning, and meet the principal of the new elementary school Georgette Cleaves (many of you may already know her as she has been one of the assistant principals at Schilling Farms Middle). The first meeting is Sept. 28th at 6:00 and yes it is the same night as our Bailey Fair but Mr. A. said that would be fine because there is another date that parents can come or you can come to the fair and then go to the meeting! The second meeting is on October 5th at 6:00 at the same location. Collierville Schools will present the rezoning plans, will take parent questions, and after hearing from parents the Collierville School Board will make the decisions surrounding rezoning.
Our Grandparent's Day was Sept. 8th and was a huge success! Thank you to Robyne McBride for heading up this day and all the PTA and parent volunteers who helped make this day happen. It takes a team to do everything that is needed to serve over 400 grandparents and I so appreciate all of our parents who help make this day happen. I received so many compliments about our school, teachers and staff and our PTA! We have a great school and we love hearing that we are doing things right at BSE. Thank you again for all your help because without your participation days like this would not happen!
Please call on me if you need anything! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the school number is 901-853-6380.
Our new PTA website can be found at www.baileystationpta.com
To a great school year!
Growth Mindset In The Classroom - Part II
We are reading the book, Growth Mindset In The Classroom by Mary Cay Ricci this year as our book study. One quote from this book sums up what we hope as a faculty we will embrace for every child at BSE. "The focus of a growth mindset is on learning, not looking smart. An educator with a growth mindset believes that with effort and hard work from the learner, all students can demonstrate significant growth and therefore all students deserve opportunities for challenge. Add to this belief an effective teacher armed with instructional tools that differentiate, respond to learner's needs, and nurture critical thinking processes, and you have a recipe for optimum student learning." (Growth Mindset in the Classroom)
Last month I said I would talk about our expectations for children and how to praise or not praise our children as it pertains to academics. Below are two great videos that help explain praise and the best way to use it!
Parent Coffee Chat Opportunities on "Mindsets For Parents - Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids"
Our Part II coffee chats on Mindsets will be on Wednesday, November 15th from 9:15 - 10:15 in Room 200 on the Blue hallway and on November 28th from 4:45 - 5:45 in the library.
In order to have an idea of who will be attending the coffee chats so that I am prepared with enough material, I am asking that you sign up on the excel form that is linked below. You only need to sign up for one coffee chat in October for Part I and one coffee chat in November for Part II.