Bobcat Buzz

Vol.1: Week 2 September 15, 2017

Welcome to Our House "Where Character Matters"

WE HAVE CHARACTER, YES WE DO!

Dear Botsford Families,

We have had dozens of students recognized for showing good character in these first two weeks of school. Students are being presented with "Character Matters" cards when they are seen showing 1 of our 8 qualities of good character. Our focus as we begin the year is on KINDNESS. Extending kindness to everyone we meet is an act we will never regret. As a Botsford Community let's use our words and actions to build each other up. Our words have power. Perhaps we will forget tomorrow the kind words we shared today, but the recipients may cherish those words over a lifetime. Choose Kindness!

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Botsford Open House and Curriculum Night

Monday, Sep. 18th, 6-7:15pm

19515 Lathers Street

Livonia, MI

This is an opportunity for parents to meet their child's teacher and see the classroom. The event will be broken up into three sessions of about 20 minutes each. Families can choose where to start. You may visit the classroom first or meet with Mrs. Teff in the media center. Our students can report to the gym for games and prizes with Mrs. Greg and our Clarenceville High School NHS students. We look forward to seeing all of our 1st-5th grade families! Sessions run fromm 6:05-6:25, 6:30-6:50, 6:55-7:15.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September, 2017

WEEK OF September 18th-22nd "Wild West" Book Fair in our library 8:30-4:15

Monday, September 18th 6:00-7:15pm Open House and Curriculum Night

Tuesday, September 26th 6:30pm "Coffee with the Superintendent"

Friday, September 29th 8:45-9:20am Botsford Den and Student Showcase Assembly


October, 2017

Tuesday, October 3rd PICTURE DAY

Wednesday, October 4th Count Day

Tuesday, October 10th 6:30pm BEST PTO Meeting

Thursday, October 12th 6:30pm Board of Education Meeting

Friday, October 13th Clarenceville High School Homecoming Parade and Football Game

Friday, October 13th 8:45-9:20am Botsford Den and Student Showcase Assembly

Saturday, October 14th Clarenceville High School Homecoming Dance

Tuesday, October 24th 6:30pm "Coffee with the Superintendent"

Thursday, October 26th 6:30pm Board of Education Meeting

Friday, October 27th 8:45-9:20am Botsford Den and Student Showcase Assembly

Friday, October 27th 6:00-8:00pm B.E.S.T Harvest Festival


November, 2017

Tuesday, November 7th NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, November 14th Full Day of School PM Conferences

Wednesday, November 15th 1/2 day of School Afternoon and PM Conferences

Let's Welcome New Staff To Botsford Elementary

WE LOVE VOLUNTEERS AT BOTSFORD

If you are interested in volunteering at school you need to complete an iChat form. These forms are available on our office. You will need to submit a copy of your driver's license for a brief background check. Volunteering includes assisting in the classroom and participating on field trips as a chaperone.

JOIN OUR Botsford Elementary Families REMIND MESSAGE GROUP

Enter this number 81010

Text this message @fk99c7

Stay Connected with your Child's Teacher and Classroom

Teachers in grades 1st-5th are all using Class DoJo to communicate with families. Teachers can share classroom stories, celebrate individual student stories, notify you of upcoming events and keep you informed regarding your student's behavior. Please get connected!

https://www.classdojo.com/

Elementary School Hours-Reminder that EVERY MINUTE MATTERS!

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8:35am-3:43pm

  • Students are allowed to enter the building before 8:00am if they are registered for our Latchkey program.
  • The front door is opened at 8:00am. Students are escorted to the gym for the Wiggle Walk. Students are invited to eat breakfast at this time.
  • Students are dismissed from the Wiggle Walk at 8:30am. They are escorted to classrooms by safety patrol students.
  • 8:35am Instruction Begins
  • 8:40am Students are considered tardy and must be signed in at the office. WE HAVE HAD VERY FEW STUDENTS TARDY SO FAR THIS YEAR-THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
  • 3:43 Dismissal, please be prompt when picking up your child. Our office closes at 4:00pm.

Calls to the office at the end of the day to change dismissal plans are discouraged. Please make every attempt to make plans with your child or classroom teacher via email, note or DOJO exchange before dismissal.

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What does it mean when my child says he belongs in a house at school?

Something new and exciting is happening at Botsford this year! You might have heard your son or daughter talk about an assembly where the staff were divided into 4 colored houses. Our colored houses are red, yellow, blue or green. Each house represents two qualities of good character and each house will be responsible for teaching all the Bobcats about the qualities of good character at our biweekly den meetings. Your son or daughter is assigned the same house color as his or her den leader. This is part of PBIS and will help us to continue to build a positive culture and sense of shared community at Botsford. Our next den meeting is September 29th 8:45-9:20. You are welcome to attend and hear more.
https://youtu.be/WKelWdIeAE8

Be a Force for Change, Choose to be Kind Disney Channel Video