Bear Bulletin

Week of January 24, 2022

From the Principal


Dear BES families,


I can’t believe how quickly the school year is passing! We are officially halfway through the school year! Despite the challenges that Covid continues to throw our way, we have had a wonderful first half of the year and I am very excited about what the second half will hold. We have some fun activities planned this week as part of The Great Kindness Challenge! From themed dress up days to special classroom activities, there will be a whole lot of kindness at BES! See the flyer below for specifics on the dress up days.


The weather has definitely shifted to cooler days. Please make sure children are dressed appropriately for the school day – especially recess! Layers are recommended! As you are pulling out jackets and hats, take a moment to write your child’s name or initials in them so if they are misplaced, we can easily get them back to their owner. Reminder that this is the LAST WEEK to come look through the Lost & Found for items that may have been misplaced. You can enter through the doors closest to the cafeteria from 3:00 - 6:00 daily.


Finally, the 2nd Quarter Parent Survey will also be closing this week. It is very important for the staff at Ballentine Elementary to get feedback on our efforts of meeting the needs of our students and their families. In order to do this, we need your input. You can help us by taking a few minutes to fill out this brief survey. Your thoughts and suggestions are important to us and we appreciate your feedback! The link to the survey can be found below.


Robin W. Bright

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We Want Your SNOW Pictures for the Yearbook!

We rarely get the white, fluffy stuff, so we want to make sure we include it in our memories from this year in the yearbook! Send us your pictures of your kids making the most of the short-lived snowfall. Pictures can be emailed to abeasley@lexrich5.org

For Your Calendar

  • Wed, Jan 26 - BES School Improvement Council Meeting (virtual) - SIC Meeting 7:00am (open to all BES families!)
  • Mon, Jan 31 - Report Cards sent home
  • Friday, Feb 4 - PTO Mtg (virtual) 9:00am (open to all BES families!)
  • Wed, Feb 9 - Early Release Day
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Ok, we mean it this time - LAST CALL :-)

Our Lost & Found is quite full. Please stop by any day after school between 3:00 - 5:30 if your child is missing a jacket or coat. Use the entrance near the cafeteria where the afterschool Safari program is. Any items remaining on January 25 will be donated to charity.

Cafeteria Menu Changes

With recent supply issues, we have had to adjust our weekly menu in the cafeteria. To help your family plan accordingly, here's what you can expect this week.


***Please note that salads will not be a daily option.


MONDAY:

Popcorn chicken

Wow sandwich

Yogurt & cheese

Fruit & vegetable served with all meals


TUESDAY:

Pull-aparts

Wow sandwich

Yogurt & cheese

Fruit & vegetable served with all meals


WEDNESDAY:

Supreme chicken sandwich

Wow sandwich

Yogurt & cheese

Fruit & vegetable served with all meals


THURSDAY:

Mini corn dogs

Wow sandwich

Yogurt & cheese

Fruit & vegetable served with all meals


FRIDAY:

Pizza

Wow sandwich

Yogurt & cheese

Fruit & vegetable served with all meals

A Peek at Our Week

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How to Reach Us

Parent input and feedback are always appreciated as we work through new routines and procedures. Whether through a phone call or an email, we welcome your thoughts and ideas. The Administrative Team at BES is always available to help in any way we can! You can contact us by calling the main office at 476-4500 or emailing us directly.


Principal Robin Bright rbright@lexrich5.org

Assistant Principal Zach Keister zkeister@lexrich5.org

Assistant Administrator Allison Babb ababb@lexrich5.org


Follow us on social media as well!

Facebook @BallentineElementarySchool

Twitter @BallentineElem


Thank you for your continued support as we work together to make this our BESt year yet!

Our Mission…

The mission of Ballentine Elementary School is to join together community, staff, students, and families to ensure that all students are provided a world-class, rigorous education.


Our Vision…

In partnership with the community, staff, students, and families, Ballentine Elementary School will exemplify excellence in education in a positive, safe and nurturing environment in order to prepare our students to be fully participating citizens and leaders. We will foster the development of creative thinking, encourage curiosity and problem solving, promote respect for individual differences and uphold high ethical standards.