January 19 – January 25
January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School
January 23 – Donut Benefit Sale
January 24 – BBS Spelling Bee
January 31 – Parent Coffee Seminar
February 1 – Tutus and Tennis Shoes Ticket Deadline
On Wednesday, January 23, some of our 4th grade students will be selling warm Krispy Kreme donuts for $1.00 each. This project was developed by some of our 4th grade students who want to help a BBS family with out of town expenses during an extended hospital stay at St. Jude. Donuts will be sold where Chick-fil-A biscuits are passed out on the Kindergarten hall. Contact Dr. Corcoran if you would like to pre-order a dozen so that he can plan accordingly.
Students in 3rd-5th grade will have the opportunity to participate in the BBS Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 24, at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Parents are welcome to attend. The top three finishers of the school bee will participate in the zone spelling bee on Thursday, February 7, at St. Nicholas School.
We are very excited about this year’s auction! Students received information and tickets for a raffle that is being offered as part of the auction. The winner of the raffle can win $5,000 cash or a full year of BBS tuition. Tickets are $50.00 each, or 3 for $100. Each child who turns in $250.00 or more will have a civilian week, get a free t-shirt and will participate in a luau breakfast with Hawaiian ice and donuts. The top seller will receive $100 cash.
Lauren’s Kids – Safer Smarter Kids is an evidence-based curriculum for elementary school aged children teaching the importance of safety rules, boundaries, identifying a safe adult, and how to act in an unsafe situation. Safer Smarter Kids is designed to have a different, more advanced lesson for each grade level. Each lesson is paired with a short video and interactive activity.
Parents are invited to come learn from Jessica Bastianelli from our local Child Advocacy Center on January 31, at 8:30 a.m. in room #207. She will share with us more about Lauren’s Kids and the role you play in keeping your kids and other kids you know safe.
Brainerd Baptist School offers need-based financial aid for students in K5 through 5th grade on a yearly basis. Financial aid applications are now being accepted via FACTS. It is very important for parents to complete the application before January 31. No late applications will be considered. Click here for the link and more information.
Fifth Grade Overview
January 18, 2019
Graduation Information: In this past Tuesday folder there was a list of our students’ first, middle, and last names. We only need a few more returned so please check the list for your child’s correct order and spelling. This will be how their name will appear on the graduation diplomas. No nicknames. Please return that paper asap. Also, students will receive a Bible at graduation, just in case you were thinking of buying them one. One last bit of information, girls are required to wear a white dress for graduation. It should be appropriate length (no more than 2” above the knee) and not have spaghetti straps. I know it’s too early to start looking for it, but thought I would let you know ahead of time. Boys will wear white dress shirts with the BBS tie and khaki pants. No flip-flops for anyone.
Middle School Visit Days: Middle school visits should be very close to winding down, but please remember to email your student’s homeroom teacher with the date and time. Letting us know ahead of time allows us to create a makeup memo of your child’s missed work. Would you please send us a reminder a day or two before the actual day? This will help us since we have a lot of students to keep up with. We will get a makeup memo to your student the day before with work expected to be completed and returned the day after the visit. ALSO, FYI - WE HAVE RECEIVED MANY REQUESTS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS, BUT NOT EVERYONE HAS MADE THOSE REQUESTS. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE TAKEN ALL THE STEPS TO GETTING YOUR CHILD INTO THE SCHOOL OF THEIR CHOICE FOR NEXT YEAR.
Tybee Island: The next payment of $30.00 is due Friday, January 25, 2019. There will be one more payment on February 22, 2019. If you would like the balance due for your child, please email Mrs. Ledbetter with that request. ALL BALANCES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY FEBRUARY 22, 2019.
Bible: We are working to tie together our memory passage. We've reviewed and tested each verse. The big test for 5B will be on Monday, January 28th, and for 5A on Tuesday, January 29th. "Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV)
Music: Parents, we are beginning to work with recorders during music class as of this week! I will be going over the rules and expectations of playing recorders with the students during our class time. Please remind your student to bring them to school each time they have music class (Day 2 or Day 4). I am excited to begin teaching more about music theory as the students begin to play the recorders!
F&F: We have begun the unit on Compare & Contrast. Students will once again have required reading at home each night. Also, remember to have your child reading to earn the 60 points on AR so they will be included in the AR reward day in May. We will be going to Superfly, out to lunch, and then to Heritage Park. It’s a super fun day, and I want everyone to be able to attend.
Spelling: Unit 9 words will be given out on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The unit 9 test will be on Friday, February 1, 2019. These words are in preparation for the Social Studies unit on WWI.
English: We are continuing our focus on some basic conventions of writing. In this unit, students will work with abbreviations, comma usage, interjections, quotations, and correctly writing titles of written works.
Math: We will be working on fractions for the next few weeks. If your child gets discouraged, particularly as we begin adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators, encourage them to hang in there - I am certain they will get it!
Science: We will review chapter 15 on Tuesday. The test over this chapter will be on Wednesday, January 23. We will then focus on magnets. If your child is going to enter EPB’s Black History Month Poetry contest, I need the poems by Tuesday, February 5.