IMPORTANT REMINDER TO PARENTS
Elementary Parents — Remember when you pick up your child in a vehicle you must use the parking lot pick-up process. Students using the “walker door” should live in the neighborhoods surrounding the elementary school and walk (not catch a ride to avoid the pickup lane) to their homes at the end of the school day. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.
2017-2018 PARENTS AS TEACHERS PLAYGROUPS
Berrien RESA will be sponsoring the free Parents as Teachers “Read, Play & Learn” playgroups for children 0-4 years old in the Bridgman Elementary MPR from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on the following Thursdays:
September 21, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 16, 2017
January 18, 2018
February 15, 2018
March 15, 2018
April 19, 2018
2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
Fr. May 5 – BCHD Hearing/Vision Screening Clinic for new Kdg/P5 students (in Media Center Conference Room)
Th. May 11 – 4th Grade Concert, Art Show & Awards Night – 6:00 p.m. @ BHS Performing Arts Center
Fri. May 12 – 1/2 Day of School – Dismissal @ 11:10 a.m. – Professional Development Day
Mon. May 29 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day Holiday
Th. June 8 – BES Field Day @ BES Soccer Field / during individual grade levels Specials time (no rain date)
Fr. June 9 – Last Day of School – 1/2 Day – Dismissal @ 11:10 a.m. End of year report cards (including 2017-2018 supply lists) will be mailed home the following week
2017-2018 KINDERGARTEN/PROGRESSIVE 5’S ENROLLMENT
Enrollment packets are available in the school office.
Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017 to attend either Kindergarten or Progressive 5’s
Bring the following items when picking up an enrollment packet:
**Original birth certificate (court-house issued)
**Up to date Immunization Card
**Proof of Residency – deed, building permit, rental agreement, tax statement or voter registration card
**Proof of hearing/vision screening (if done since 3rd birthday)
**Custody papers, if applicable
Current students do NOT re-enroll
Enrollment packets are also available for new students in Grades 1-4 for the 2017-2018 school year.
GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM PRESCHOOL
Free Great Start Readiness Program preschool enrollment is in progress. Students must be 4 by September 1, 2017
Please contact Mrs. Liz Naudi (Bridgman GSRP Director) at (269) 465-6031, Extension 109 for additional information.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
The PTO collects Box Tops for Education as an ongoing school fundraiser. Whenever a student brings in a total of 50 (neatly trimmed) Box Tops in a Ziplock sandwich-sized baggie, they will receive a prize! In order for General Mills to award 10 cents per label, please make sure they are neatly cut out. Please put both the student’s & teacher’s name on the outside of the baggie, to ensure their class gets credit. The class with the most box tops collected each semester will win a special lunch.
CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM IN BERRIEN COUNTY
In November 2014, the Bridgman Board of Education passed the following definition of chronic absenteeism…”as a student who misses ten percent (10%) or more of the enrolled school days in a school year, whether absenteeism is due to unexcused, excused or disciplinary absences.”
Days Missed in September with % of students who go on to become Chronically Absent:
2-4 days absent………..49.5%
> 4 days absent…………87.8%
Click here to view an informative 2-minute video.