Broken Arrow Weekly Update

Looking Forward to the Week of MAY 8-12

Message from Mrs. Green

This week was such a phenomenal week! We had 2nd grade have a blast at Deanna Rose Farmstead, we all participated in our last school wide character assembly to learn about our new word of the week, CREATIVITY, everyone completed their Spring FastBridge testing, first grade was visited by a bottle calf, Princess Fiona, Mrs. Bollig and Ms. Self's classes went to Prairie Park Nature Center, our K-2 grade students ROCKED it at Specials Night AND we were quite spirited on the unofficial Star Wars Holiday, May the 4th Be With You on May 4th. WOO WEE, it was such a fun week!!

Please make sure to look over the weekly update below as we have SO MUCH MORE planned and are looking forward to continuing to close the year with pride while we wrap up our learning and celebrate our hard work this school year.

A HUGE SHOUT OUT to the Cans for Community organization and YOUR help in turning in cans during the month of April. Each elementary school across the district, including Broken Arrow, was presented with a $300 check. We are so thankful as this money will go to creating memories for our students as we end the school year.

Teacher Appreciation Week STARTS Monday!

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Mrs. Green and PTA have lots of fun things planned for our “Survivors” (aka the Broken Arrow teachers and staff). Here are some ways for parents and students to get involved:

  • We’ve chosen a theme for each day with suggestions for students, be sure to spread the love not just to the classroom teachers but all the staff in the building!

  • Please consider writing a few words about what makes your students' teacher GREAT! Students could also share their own words. Just CLICK HERE to write your comment about ANY teacher in our building!
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Upcoming Field Trips: Hoy's Class, Kindergarten and 5th Grade

Monday, May 8th: 5th graders will travel to BMMS for a visit...middle school is SO CLOSE! :)

Thursday, May 11th: Ms. Hoy's class will be traveling to SeaLife Aquarium

Friday, May 12th: Kindergarten will be traveling to Deanna Rose Farmstead

Please make sure to reach out to your classroom teachers if you have questions about these awesome field trips!

Congratulations to Marathon Club!

Our last day of Marathon Club was on Thursday. See below for a message from Mrs. Emily Shepherd, our fabulous Marathon Club Sponsor:

We finished a great year of Broken Arrow Marathon Club yesterday. 43 kids finished marathons (26.2 miles) this year at Broken Arrow, and 77 kids finished over a half marathon (13.1 miles)! As a group, the kids walked or ran nearly 2,300 miles. I am proud of all of the kids and will miss seeing them every week.

Congratulations, Eagles!

FRED Book Log Update

Today our PTA and parent volunteers handed out 40 free books to students that completed their FRED book logs! Look at our EAGLE READERS GO!!!
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Please Consider Providing Feedback: Family Survey

Broken Arrow has had 10.3% of families complete the survey that came out from the district office so far! Families, please check your inbox for an email from A reminder about completing the survey was sent on Wednesday, May 3rd! There are 44 questions and it should take about 15 minutes. Even with Broken Arrow closing, this information will be valuable and our current staff will have the chance to view the results and your feedback.

Thank you for your support as we continue to improve and grow!

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We Are Going to UP and AWAY!!

On Monday, May 15th each grade level will be heading to Up and Away for one hour to play and make memories with their friends. This event with be FREE OF CHARGE to students. All we need from parents is to make sure their is a waiver completed for each child attending. The easiest and preferred way to fill out the waiver is to go to the site and electronically If a paper waiver is needed, please contact the office.


Students must also bring SOCKS and we will encourage them to bring a water bottle with them. However, there is a water fountain there, if needed.

Please let me know what questions you have!

May 18th-New Building Tours

The boundary changes are sending Broken Arrow students to Prairie Park, Langston Hughes, Cordley and Schwegler Elementary Schools. We are excited to have the opportunity during the school day for students to visit their new school and meet some new faces and friends.

On Thursday, May 18th, Kindergarten-4th grade students from Broken Arrow will be traveling by bus to their new assigned school for next school year. Students will be accompanied to each building by our Broken Arrow staff and they will be at each school from 9:30-10:30. We will have an altered schedule that day in order to accommodate this trip and also make sure that students are able to attend specials.

Students will tour the school that they are currently assigned to in PowerSchool. Parents should have received and email from Julie Boyle regarding 2023-2024 placements earlier this week. If you have put in for a transfer to a different elementary school, but it has not been approved by May 18th, we will have your student tour the building they are assigned to as there is not a guarantee that transfers will be approved. Please know that building principals will do their best to approve or deny transfers as quickly as possible to try to accommodate the tours.

Students that will not be attending USD497 next year, will stay at the building and participate in a fun activity in the library with Mrs. Robinson. Students that will be attending a school in USD 497 that is not one of the schools that BA students will be attending due to boundary changes (Deerfield, Hillcrest, Sunset Hill, Sunflower, New York, Quail Run, Woodlawn) will also stay at the building and participate in a fun activity in the library with Mrs. Robinson.

If you have moved and have a new address since April 24th, please make sure to provide a new proof of residency ASAP so we can ensure that your student can tour the correct school for next year.

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We are focused on CREATIVITY for the whole month of MAY. Please check out the resources below for specific activities to complete or discuss with your student(s) at home!

City of Lawrence Summer Camp Opportunities

Scan the QR code or CLICK HERE to check out the summer offerings for kids from the city:

Science and Nature camp

Computer animation camp

Dance camp

Skateboarding camp

Rec camp

Lawrence Arts Center Camps

Scan the QR code or CLICK HERE to check out the summer offerings for kids from the Lawrence Arts Center:

Summer Youth Theatre

Visual Arts