Junior Raider Family Newsletter


Click above for our Staff Appreciation Video from our students!

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6/5 4th Grade Pool Party 12-2pm

6/5 Kinder Pirate Day

6/5 5th vs. 6th Obstacle Course 8:30AM

6/5 4th - 6th Academic Excellence Pool Party

6/6 Kinder Pajama Day

6/6 Spirit Assembly 1:30PM

6/6 Yearbook Distribution

6/6 Yearbooks for sale in the office $25

6/6 Last day to pick up Lost & Found

6/6 Spainhower's Kinder Play 6PM

6/7 1:15 Dismissal

6/7 10-12PM 5th Grade Pool Party

6/7 6th Grade Fly Up Assembly 11:50

6/8 1:15 dismissal

6/8 Picnic Lunch Day (bring a towel)

6/8 Clap it Out Parade 8:30AM

6/8 TK/K Track and Field Day 9:00AM

6/8 Pool - 11-1 6th Grade

6/8 6th Grade Promotion 5:00PM

6/9 1:15 dismissal

6/9 Talent Show 8:30

6/9 Principal Challenge 10:30

6/9 Staff vs. 6th Grade Kickball Game 9:30

6/9 4th Grade End of the Year Nacho Bar

6/12 Kinder Water Day

6/12: Report Card

6/12 Last Day 1:15 dismissal

Revised 2023-2024 Calendar

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There will only be one bus running next week. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you can pick up~ we would greatly appreciate it.

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Yearbooks will be arriving soon! You can purchase them in the office beginning Tuesday for $25.
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Summer School Registration

Project SHARE summer school registration:




The link will lead parents to the main Project SHARE site with summer information. Parents can then choose their school location and complete the registration accordingly.

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No Pokémon cards at school~

Parents and Guardians~ We would like to remind you that Pokemon cards are not allowed in school. Please note that Pokemon cards may not be traded at school and are not allowed in the classroom, on the playground or the bus. If any child is found to be in possession of Pokemon cards, the cards will be confiscated and returned to a parent at an arranged meeting with the principal. They are causing disruption from learning and a lot of tears over unfair trades and/or damaged cards. Thank you for your understanding.
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Parking Lot Safety~

Parents and Grandparents~ Getting on and off of the school bus shouldn't be risky, but the area 10 feet around the bus is actually the most dangerous for children! The bus drivers cannot see you if you are closer than 10 feet!

When you are picking up in the afternoons, please teach your children they should ALWAYS stay ten feet away from the school bus. Please do not walk in the small parking lot ~ walk around by the grass to pick up.

Reminder~ there is no car drop off and pick up in the small parking lot by the Kinder playground.

Remember to stop for school buses and stay alert for kids crossing the street. #SchoolBusSafety

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Care Solace - Resource to our families!

Fall River Joint Unified School District believes that your child's mental health and well-being is a vital part to their success at our school. With this in mind, we have partnered with Care Solace to provide an extra layer of support to our entire community.

Fall River Joint Unified School District students, staff members, and their families can use Care Solace to quickly find verified mental health, behavioral health, and substance use treatment options matched to their needs, regardless of circumstances. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.

If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365
  • Visit www.caresolace.com/frjusd and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

Sleep -

For school-age children ages 6-12 years, the National Sleep Foundation recommends 9 - 11 hours of sleep per night. Implicit in that recommendation is the recognition that sleep empowers effective thinking and school performance.

Please make sure your Jr. Raiders are getting enough sleep.

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Friday’s are spirit days! Wear green, gold or BES swag!

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Jr. Raiders Rock

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Virtual spirit wear store is now OPEN! Shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, shirts and more! Select the design, select the item you want, and have it delivered directly to your house! You can even have it personalized with your name!

  • Go to www.burneyspiritwear.com
  • Scroll down to “Choose Design”
  • Select your design
  • Select your product
  • Pick size
  • Add to cart
If you want to add your child’s name or last name to the back of the item:
  • Go to www.burneyspiritwear.com
  • Scroll down to “Choose Design”
  • Select your design
  • Select your product
  • Pick size
  • Click Customize Design
  • Click Back of T-shirt/Sweatshirt
  • Click Add text
  • Type it in
  • Click Buy
  • Click Checkout
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Breakfast is in the cafeteria served from 7:45AM - 8:00AM

Please be here by 7:45AM if you plan to have breakfast in the cafeteria~

Healthy Snack Donation Request

We are requesting healthy snacks to keep up our students' energy throughout our school day!

Childhood is a critical time for growth and development, and healthy snacks provide important nutrients that learners need to stay focused.

Having healthy snacks such as granola bars, fruit snacks, clementines, goldfish, crackers, and animal crackers, takis, string cheese, jerky etc. available to students will promote healthy nutritional habits.

These snacks may also make the difference in a focused child vs. one who is hungry and who is unable to concentrate and work. School is a place kids spend most of their time.

Help us provide them with snacks that will help power their brains and bodies for a great day of learning by sending in a snack donation with your child for their classroom!

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Stay Connected!

FRJUSD schools utilize this texting tool. If you did not receive the "alert" inviting you to join, you can join this way!

2023-2024 Tentative Save the Dates~


8/15: New School Year’s Eve 5:30pm

8/16: TK/K Meet the Teacher 11AM

8/17: First Day of School 1:15pm Dismissal

8/17: Raider Rule Round Up 9am

8/18: 1:15PM Dismissal

8/24: Jog Your Brain

8/24 Back to School Night 6PM (TK - 2), 6:30PM (3-5)

8/30 Early Release

TBA: Spring Rivers


8/31-9/4: No School

9/5 Rule RoundUp Take 2 9am

9/11: Patriot Day (full school flag salute 8:15am)

9/25 NWEA Window opens

9/28: Student Council Spirit Assembly 1:30

9/29: Evacuation Route Drills

9/7, 14, 21, 28 Jog the Brain

TBA: Student Council Election

TBA: Jr. Raider Conflict Mediator Applications & Training

TBA: Spring Rivers

TBA: Crew Applications


10/4 Walk to School Day

10/9 Picture Day

10/9-13: Conferences 1:15 Dismissal

10/18 School Site Council 3:15

10/19 Great California Shakeout

10/26: Student Council Spirit Assembly 1:15

10/27: Halloween Family Dance 5:30-7:00

10/31 Halloween Parade 8:30AM

10/5, 12, 19, 26: Jog the Brain

TBA: Walk and Roll to School


11/7: Mock Election

11/10: No School

11/15 School Site Council 3:15

11/16: Student Council Spirit Assembly 1:15

11/17: End of Trimester One

11/17: Turkey Tango Performance 8:30AM

11/20-24 Thanksgiving Break

TBA: Read for the Record


12/1 Send Report Cards Home

12/13 Picture Retakes

12/18-20 Spirit Week

*12/19: Student Council Spirit Assembly 1:15

12/20 Early Release

12/21-1/7: Winter Break

TBA: Book Fair

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No limits on learning at BES!

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