Blue Ash Elementary Newsletter

January 14, 2021

Specials Schedule Week of January 17th - 21st

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Upcoming Dates

January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No School

January 18 & 19 - Teacher Collaboration Days. No School for Students

2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration

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Girls on the Run

Attention 4th Grade Girls!!!!

Girls on the Run is coming back to Blue Ash Elementary

Season Dates: February 14 – May 7

Tuesdays and Thursdays afterschool from 4:00pm to 5:15pm

5K: May 7

Girls on the Run is the nation’s leader in girl programming that focuses on the whole girl: mind, body, spirit. Register your girl for a season of learning important skills, setting and achieving goals and starting healthy habits for life. At Girls on the Run, we focus on more than running. This is not a running club. We focus on unleashing confidence and kindness in ALL girls.

Registration will be open January 24 at 10:00 am through February 2 at 11:59 pm. If more than 16 girls apply, a random lottery will be conducted on February 4. If less than 16 girls apply, all girls’ registrations will be processed on February 4.

Registration through the Girls on the Run website: or directly at

Look for the flyer going home with 4th grade girls next week.

Contact Karen McCarthy 630-430-4528 (cell) with any questions.

Notes from our Nurse

Prevention is the Best Medicine: Good handwashing and covering your cough and sneeze are best practices to prevent the spread of illness especially the Flu!

It’s time to start thinking about getting your Flu Shot for this Flu season! The CDC recommends Flu Vaccine for all individuals 6 months and older. Check out the CDC website for more information regarding the Flu and the Flu vaccine at

Clothing Needs: Children come to the clinic with wet clothing from recess play outdoors, spills as lunch or other mishaps.. The clinic has a limited supply of clothing. Please consider sending in a 2nd change of clothing for your child to keep at school or in their backpack. If you would like to donate gently used clothing, there is a need for boys and girls pull on stretch pants sizes 8 through 14.

Please contact our School Nurse, Mrs. Wyrick, RN at 513-686-1713 or if you have any questions.

Staff CAT Ticket Drawing

The week of January 24th, students will be awarding CAT (Caught Acting Terrific) tickets to our staff when they demonstrate the 4 Be’s! (Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be a Problem Solver)

There will be a drawing at the end of each day for staff to win prizes.

It would be greatly appreciated if families could donate to help spoil our amazing staff members!

Possible Ideas:

Gift Card (any domination!)



Bag of candy

Seasonal item

Learn Sign Language with Us!

We are so fortunate to have a sign language interpreter supporting one of our children at BAE again this year. Nicole Schum has been busy teaching all of us sign language! If you would like to join in the learning from home, please CLICK HERE for the Flipgrid account.

Once you log on to Flipgrid, the code for Blue Ash Sign Language is: baesign

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Click HERE to access the menu.


Chess Club

Registration is now open for the Winter session of Blue Ash Chess Club! It is designed for all 1st through 4th graders. Participants will learn all the basics as well as get ready to play chess tournaments if they would like.

The club will be held virtually using Zoom and online chess tools. Beginners classes will be on Thursdays afternoons, 5pm to 6pm from January 20th to March 31st.

Intermediates classes (now is closed class is full) (no class when school is closed).

The cost for this session is $100.00 you can pay via Venmo or Check. For more questions and send you the registration form please email Gina Bourchid at


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