March 19 – March 23

March 19 – Girls Basketball Sports Pictures

March 22 – Spring Sports Pictures

March 26-30 – Spring Break

April 6 – BBS Spirit Day

April 16-20 – Scholastic Book Fair

April 20 – Grandparents’ Day – ½ Day of School

  • The BBS Online Auction will open on Monday, March 12, at 8:00 a.m. and will close at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 17.  The BBS Live Auction, Light up the Night, will be on Friday, March 16, at the BX.  Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Live Auction at 7:30 p.m. Childcare will be on the main school campus.
  • FACTS has enhanced their system to allow our families to print their payment history for the 2017-year tax season.  Simply follow these instructions:

           1.   FACTS customer will sign into FACTS at

           2.   Payment Plan and Billing select ‘View Details’.

           3.   Under Activity Details select ‘View Payment Summary’. Page will open in another window or tab.

             4.   Select the year & then ‘Print’.

           NOTE: This report will show the total paid for each of the accounts (i.e. Tuition,

           After School Care, etc.). You can select a year or a date range for this summary.

           This will also include the Schools Federal Tax ID and address.

  • Camp Bobcat

           If you're looking for a one-week day camp, or for most of the summer, check out Camp

           Bobcat. For the first time, we will be offering choices of one-week experiences for campers

           entering 1st grade through exiting 5th grade, showcasing our very own BBS teachers!

           Included will be the regular schedule of daily fun plus a session each day led by the 'expert'

           of the week.  

           Currently scheduled options; more to be announced soon:

           June 4-8:  Reading Expert - Mrs. Ledbetter (3rd-5th)

           June 11-15:  Math Expert - Mrs. Gruner (3rd-5th)

           June 18-22:  Cooking/Science Experts – Ms. Billie & Son (1st-5th)

           July 9-13:  Art Expert - Mrs. Williams (1st-5th)

           July 23-27:  Music Expert - Mrs. Breedlove

           A $25 (per week) registration fee will hold your child's spot. The weekly fee is $110 for less

           than 20 hours; $160 for 20 or more hours. 

           For your child to participate in all or most of the summer, don't miss the best price registration that ends March 30 - $125 for all 10 weeks!  After March 30, registration goes to $175. Registration covers 2 snacks a day plus all the activities. Click here for more information and to register. 

  • Holiday Childcare will be available by reservation only during 4 of the 5 days of Spring Break.

           March 26-29.  No childcare Friday, March 30.

           Open 7:30 - 5:30.

           Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. No lunch provided.

           No-shows will be charged a minimum fee of $15.  Sign Up Here

First Grade Overview

March 19th-March 23rd  


Phonics review and practice. Easter Focus.

No tests this week in phonics.

No spelling this week!

Foundation and Frameworks:  

We will continue our Predict and Justify unit.

Comprehension Focus: Predict and Justify

Pattern Statement: Future events can often be anticipated based on relevant details.

Process Questions:

  1. What is happening in the story?

  2. What is known about this character, event, setting?

  3. What will possibly happen next? Why?

  4. What actually happened?

Visual Tool:  Prediction Rocket

We will cover and test on the following vocabulary:

tumbled, flock, ordinary, flair, dyes, snooping, sniffled, predict, justify, illustrate

Assessment:   Predict and Justify testing will be March 21st and 22nd.


We will be reviewing and working with hands on materials.

No tests in math this week.

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES:  We will continue our study of North America through March.

Poem to recite by March 23rd  


Easter is really for Jesus.

Who died and then rose from the dead.

We must always remember

the love Jesus showed

and all the things that He said.

Hats Off to Good Books

With spring in the air, it is a great time for a hat parade!  Your child will need to choose a book on grade level to read aloud to the class - wearing a hat.  He/She will decorate the hat to complement the theme of the chosen book. After your child’s turn, be sure to keep the book and hat to send back for our Hat Parade.  Remember this is for a reading grade, so have your child practice for fluency and expression. Be sure to keep the reading time to 10 minutes or less. Our Hat Parade will be on March 23rd at 8:30 a.m.


Please continue to submit Box Tops to your teacher throughout the school year to earn money for your child’s classroom.

Toilet paper rolls needed for a spring project! Please send 2 or 3 in with your child. Thanks!

March 23rd- Hats Off parade at 8:30 a.m. & Easter party from 12:45-2:00 p.m. @ BX

March 26th-March 30th- Spring Break

April 20th- ½ day for Grandparents’ Day

April 25th- Animal project due

April 27th- Muffins for Moms

April 30-May 4th – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4th- ½ day

May 10th- Knoxville Zoo trip (info will go home in Tuesday folders on 4/10/18)

May 22nd- End of Year party 8:30-12:00

May 24th- Last day of school (report cards go home)