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.

Fourth Grade Overview

January 22-25, 2018

BIBLE: Our next verse test is Tuesday, January 29th. "But God shows his love for us that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 (ESV).

LANGUAGE ARTS: We are continuing our focus on some basic conventions of writing. In this unit, students will work with some new capitalization rules, abbreviations, comma usage, and correctly writing titles of written works.

READING: We will continue studying Setting. *NO reading homework over the MLK holiday.* Students have reading homework the rest of the week, which is noted in daily agendas AND on an assignment sheet in their binders (F&F section). Study materials are also in your child’s binder. Your child should be studying a few vocabulary words and process questions per week so they will be well prepared when test time arrives. Vocabulary and Skills Tests will be on Wednesday, February 6 and the Performance Test will be on Thursday, February 7.

SPELLING: Spelling List 10 and the accompanying Activity Sheet will be placed in student binders on Monday.  Activity Sheet will be due Wednesday, January 30, and the test will be on Friday, February 1.

MATH: We will be working on fractions for the next few weeks.

SCIENCE: We are studying chapter 19, “The Effects of Technology.”  There will be a test over this chapter Thursday, January 24. The Inventor’s Showcase will be on Friday, February 1, from 1:30-2:45 in the cafeteria. Students will present their inventions to their class on January 30 and 31.  

**Note: DRESS CODE (from BBS Handbook) GRADES K5 – 5TH Grade

Pants and Shorts:

  • Legging pants or yoga type pants may NOT be worn on any regular school day, civilian day, or field day.

  • PLAIN ankle length leggings and tights may be worn under skirts, jumpers, dresses or skorts. Leggings must be solid white, gray, black or navy.

Civilian Day/Special Event Dress Code

• Clothing should be free from inappropriate slogans, advertisements, comic strips, cartoon, or TV personalities. Shirts with writing must contain appropriate messages.

• Skirts or shorts must be no shorter than 2” above the front and back of the knee.

• Leggings or yoga style pants may NOT be worn on any regular or special event school day. However, as stated above, leggings may be worn under uniform clothing.

• Clothing must fit appropriately. If in doubt, it is best not to wear it.

• Only on special event days athletic shorts of appropriate length may be worn. School administration will notify families when athletic shorts are acceptable. Athletic shorts are not permitted at any other time.


January 21 - MLK Day - NO SCHOOL!

January 29 - Field Trip: Mary Poppins, musical - 8:15-11:30ish a.m.

February 1 - Spirit Day

February 1 - Inventors’ Showcase (after lunch)

February 8 - Daddy/Daughter Dance (7-9 p.m./ BX)

February 13 - Tentative Date for 4th grade Valentine Party

February 14 - Send in Box Tops!!

February 14-18 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL!

February 21-22 - Class pictures