2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Oct. 16-20…Scholastic Book Fair in BES Media Center (hours to be posted soon)
Wed. Oct. 18 – 1/2 Day -dismissal at 11:10 a.m. / Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-7 p.m.
Thurs. Oct. 19 – 1/2 Day – dismissal at 11:10 a.m. / Parent-Teacher Conferences 12-3 p.m. & 4-7 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 20 – 1/2 Day – dismissal at 11:10 a.m.
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, 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.
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:
October 19, 2017
November 16, 2017
January 18, 2018
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.