2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
“AWESOME ATTENDANCE AWARD” WINNER(S)
Week of January 15-19:
No winner this week
Wed. 2/07 – Half Day – dismissal at 11:10 AM – Staff Professional Development
Fri. 02/16 – Half Day – dismissal at 11:10 AM
Feb. 19-23 – Kindergarten/P5 Round-up…packets available for pick-up in school office from 8-3 PM daily (see info below)
Wed. 2/21 – Kindergarten/P5 Evening Round-up in school office….5:30-7:00 PM (see info below)
PROGRESSIVE 5’s/KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP
Mark your calendars:
Progressive 5’s & Kindergarten round-up for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on February 19-23, 2018. Enrollment packets for new students will be available during that week. This round-up is for registration paperwork only – a P5/Kdg Open House will be held later in the spring. Students need to be 5 years old by September 1, 2018 to attend either program. Parents/guardians will need to bring the following information for enrollment:
**Original birth certificate (court house issued, with raised seal)
**Up-to-date Immunization card
**Proof of residency – voter registration card, deed, building permit, rental agreement or property tax statement
**Custody papers, if applicable
**Proof of hearing/vision screening (if done since child’s 3rd birthday)
Parents/guardians should also sign up for a readiness screening date & time (to be held in March 2018) when they pick up an enrollment packet.
PRE-SALE ATHLETIC TICKETS
Student tickets are available for $2 each for home sporting events, and may be purchased in the school office.
These are valid for BCS school games only – which includes Berrien Springs, Brandywine, Bridgman, Buchanan, Comstock, Countryside Academy, Covert, Grace Christian, Howardsville Christian, LMC, Michigan Lutheran, New Buffalo, Parchment & River Valley. They are not valid for post-season games.
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 OR attached to our special monthly Box Top forms, 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 identify the baggie/form with the teacher’s name – to ensure their class gets credit. The class with the most box tops collected each semester will win a special lunch or treat.
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:
February 15, 2018
March 15, 2018
April 19, 2018
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.