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February 2023

Principal's Message

It's clear that COVID is in the rearview mirror! Despite some illness that we're still seeing from the flu, colds, other viruses, and even COVID, no longer are we locked down and focused on distancing. Instead, Baggett Elementary School is bursting with engaging activities that continue to give students a reason to say, "I love coming to Baggett Elementary School!" One must only look at the month of February and all of the activities going on to know that we are excited to provide students with multiple opportunities to shine and our community opportunities to come together and connect with one another.

This Thursday night, February 2nd is our musical production, Blast Off!, taking place at Discovery High School. Our arts and science educators have been hard at work supporting our amazing student performers and the show as a whole. Next week, on February 7th, our basketball and cheerleading teams take the floor for some exciting competition. Join us here at the gym! And how about PTA! They are putting together a wonderful evening on February 10th, our Father-Daughter Dance. Please keep in mind that girls can certainly bring their father figures (grandfathers, uncles, step-fathers, adult friends of the family, older brothers). Dinner is included in the price of the tickets. And soon thereafter, we'll be holding auditions for our 1st Annual Talent Show! We're looking for musicians, dancers, poets, jugglers, comedians, actors, magicians, or any other talent you think might be great to show on stage. The 1st Annual Talent Show is scheduled for March 30th. It should be a great night! Join us for dinner and a show!

There is so much going on at Baggett Elementary! Our efforts are to become the school of choice, where families choose to move to our area because of the amazing programs that we have going on BES! We hope you're seeing our school as the center of our community! Join us in building our school of excellence!

To Meaningful Collaboration!

Mitch Green


Baggett Elementary School

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Upcoming Events

February - Month-long Black History Month

February 1 - Kindergarten Field Trip - Aurora Theatre

February 2 - Blast Off! Baggett's Musical Theatre Production at Discovery High School - 6:30 PM

February 6 - 2nd Grade Field Trip - Fernbank Science Center

February 6 - 10 - Canned Food Drive

February 7 - Baggett Basketball Games 4:30 and 5:30 PM

February 10 - School Council 9:00 AM

February 10 - Father (figure) - Daughter Dance - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

February 13 - 15 - 1st Annual Talent Show Auditions

February 16 - 20 - February Break - No School

February 23 - PTA Spirit Night - Stevie B's

February 24 - Coffee & Conversation - 8:45 AM

March 1 - 2 Early Release Conferences

MAP Results

MAP results from students' mid-year testing will come home on Thursday, February 2nd in Friday Folders. These results show a student's achievement and growth in both Reading and Math. Please see the links below for more information about MAP. A portion of the Parent/Teacher Conferences on March 1st and 2nd will be dedicated to reviewing your student's MAP results.
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Come check out our Lost and Found!

Our teachers and students have gathered multiple racks of clothing: jackets, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, etc. Has your child lost something? Please come by the front office and ask to visit the Lost and Found by the cafeteria.
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Policing Ourselves

Over the Winter Break, our morning police officer, Officer Vargas, was transferred to a different school. He's therefore unable to support us in the mornings. Gwinnett School Police is acitvely working to find someone else who is interested in picking up this additional shift. Unfortunately, for the past month, they have been unable to secure anyone.

Just so you are aware, Baggett ES pays for the police officer to be out there every day. This is not something that the district pays for. For the school, this translates to roughly $8,000 per year to have the police officer there every morning. As you can imagine, we would much rather use that money for something that directly benefits our students, like building a labitat to raise fish from eggs, providing better funding for our arts and athletics programs, putting money aside for an overnight field trip for our 5th graders, or saving for an expansion to our playground equipment.

What can you do? The most important thing that you can do is simply to act as if there is a police officer there every morning! Make sure you arrive at school prior to 8:10 AM to drop off your child. Don't park and let your child out on the street and ask him/her to walk to the entrance. It's not safe to do so. Follow the expectated procedure. When you exit the parking lot, take a right. The sign says to do so. You know what you should do, so simply do the right thing. Teach your child one of the most important lessons in life - who you are is what you do when no one is watching you. Follow our first and second expectation of being a Baggett Titan - Be Responsible and Be Respectful!

Thank you for policing yourself!

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Gearing Up for Black History Month

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