The Broken Arrow Trailblazer

March 2, 2020 #210


Breakfast: 7:40 AM - 8:00 AM

School Hours: 8:10 am - 3:10 pm

Office: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

913-993-2300 (Office)

913-993-2388 (Attendance Line)

Principal — Mr. Ryan Horne

Broken Arrow Elementary School WEBSITE

Tons of great information for Broken Arrow families.

Principal's Message (Ryan Horne, Principal)

I would like to recognize our Broken Arrow community partners who serve as a part of our Broken Arrow Caring for Kids Team. The following community partners have supported BA in many ways throughout the 2019-2020 school year and we thank them for their continued support of our initiatives:

  • Community Life Church (Shawnee): Provided holiday gift baskets to families, donated crackers, granola bars, and fruit snacks for students, teacher treats as part of “The Kindness Cart”, and teacher snacks as part of “You Can Make It Week!”

  • Shiloh Community Church (Shawnee): Donated teacher snacks as part of “You Can Make It Week!”

  • Community America Bank (Shawnee): Donated snacks for our students participating in our after school tutoring program

  • City of Shawnee: Donated snacks for our students participating in our after school tutoring program

  • Country Financial: Provided entertainment at our Winter Fest (The Polar Express) and Dr. Seuss Night (Dr. Seuss)

Thank you so much for all you do for Broken Arrow!

Ryan Horne, Principal

Attendance Matters!

If your child is not going to be attending school for the day, please call the attendance line or the Office to let us know. The Attendance Line is available 24/7.

Our Attendance Clerk spends upwards of 1.5 hours each morning attempting to verify our students’ absences. Your student may be ill, at a doctor’s appointment, running very late, or you may think they are at school and we have them marked as absent. This would be a very scary situation.

Please keep these phone numbers handy and/or place them in your phone under Broken Arrow so you can easily call and let us know if your student is not going to be in school.

Broken Arrow Attendance Line 913.993.2388

Broken Arrow Office 913.993.2300

Broken Arrow Nurse’s Office 913.993.2302

If you have not done so already, please read the District’s Attendance Policy. Below is a brief summary:

· If the student is not in their seat by 8:10 a.m., they are tardy

· If the student arrives to school after 8:45 a.m., they are marked as one-half day absent

· If the parent does not provide a doctor’s note or valid reason, as stated in the Attendance Policy, the absence will be marked unexcused

· If a student is signed out of school before 3:10 p.m., they are marked as tardy

· If the student leaves before 2:15 p.m., they are marked as one-half day absent

· If the parent does not provide a doctor’s note or valid reason, as stated in the Attendance Policy, the absence will be marked unexcused

· 10 tardies = 1 day unexcused absence

· Please read the Attendance Policy for truancy laws regarding unexcused absences.

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Visit the PTA Website!

PTA Website

Our PTA has a great website with upcoming school events, volunteer opportunities, and more. Check it out!

March 2020 Calendar

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April 2020 Calendar

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PTA President's Message

Dear Broken Arrow Families,

We have a busy second semester coming up! We have our final general PTA meeting on Thursday March 5th at 6:30pm. We will be nominating our board members for next year, as well as looking for volunteers for the upcoming spring events. If you would like more information on how you can help, please make sure to join us!

Thank you,

Sarah Alberico

PTA President

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Did You Know???

Our Broken Arrow PTA was able to fill a teacher need and provide 200 headphones for classroom use this spring!

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Restaurant Nights!

Remaining Plate It Forward dates for the year:

  • Tuesday, March 10th @ Panda Express (all day)
  • Wednesday, April 8th @ Johnny's Tavern (all day)
  • Monday, May 4th @ Panera (4-8pm)

Thank you for your participation in our restaurant nights this year! So far we have been able to raise $2,466!

Springo Flingo Bingo!

Please join parents and teachers at our new spring event, Springo Flingo Bingo! This adults only event will include bingo, a silent auction, and yard games. Please bring drinks, adult beverages, and snacks to share! Suggested donation is $5 in advance and $7 at the door, but we would love for you to donate more!
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Box Tops For Education

Box Tops:

Please keep sending in your Box Tops! Every clip counts! Also, you can now scan your box tops with any smart device to earn money for our school. This is one of the easiest ways for any family to help us reach our fundraising goals for the year!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Sarah Alberico

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Kindergarten Round Up

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Keep watch for an email for important information about

Kindergarten Round-Up scheduled for

Thursday, April 16 • 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Music Happenings

3rd Grade program: Third Grade students will present “Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.” at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2 in the gym during the Fine Arts Festival. Enjoy viewing your child’s artwork before heading to the gym for the performance. Students should be in their places on the risers at 6:50 pm dressed in nice school clothes for the program. Look for more information to come soon. I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

Fine Arts Festival Recital: If your student is currently studying an instrument, please consider signing him or her up for the recital being held during the Fine Arts Festival. The recital will be at 6:00 pm on April 2. A sign-up sheet will be available soon.

Thank you, parents, for your support of the music program throughout the year!

Lorinda James

Music Teacher • Broken Arrow

Fifth Grade Fundraising

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Please encourage your students to check the Lost & Found for lost coats, hats and gloves. We have an abundance just waiting to be claimed!

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2019-2020 Broken Arrow PTA Executive Board