by Emilie Allensworth, Bowling Green Elementary Principal
It’s so hard to believe that we are half-way through second quarter already.
The year has been a wonderful whirlwind filled with great fun and educational activities. Pike County Memorial Hospital hosted a very successful Health and Fitness Day for our first and second graders.
Pike County Health Department, along with the University of Missouri Extension Office, planned an amazing Food Power Adventure for all of our kids.
Our Reading Rodeo Night was a tremendous success again thanks to our willing volunteers, the Bowling Green High School FFA, and all of the families who attended. We had 212 visitors for this big event!
We are looking forward to our first musical of the year featuring our extremely talented second and fourth grade students under the direction of Mrs. Angela Maier.
Please plan to attend the show on Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the middle school gym.
Remember to watch your child’s classroom newsletters along with checking our website to get all of the latest information and activity updates. You can also ‘Like’ our Facebook page for updates!
Our Lost and Found table at Bowling Green Elementary is once again overflowing with coats, hats, gloves, etc…
Please feel free to stop by and check it out anytime.
We plan to clear the table before returning to school from the winter break so be sure to come in sometime soon. In January, any items left will be washed and used to help our students in need.
Recess: Inside or Outside?
As the weather is getting colder, I thought I should take some time to review our outdoor/indoor recess policy. All of the teachers at BGE will plan to take students outside to run and play until the temperature is lower than a 32 degree real feel.
They will use Accuweather’s real feel temperature to make the determination at their scheduled recess time.
A link to this weather is on the BGE webpage at the bottom of the left-hand side under Links.
Teacher’s will have discretion over whether students should be in or out when factors like wind, rain, snow, mud, etc. are involved.
Parents are encouraged to always send students to school prepared to play outside with hats, coats, gloves, etc. Also, please be sure to label all of your child’s items with their first and last name so if lost we can return the item as soon as it is found.
Kindness Canned Food Drive
Kindness is December’s word of the month at Bowling Green Elementary and we plan to be just that.
Students are being asked to bring in a canned food item or other nonperishable food item to demonstrate kindness. All canned food donations will be collected in the respective classrooms from Dec. 3 through Dec. 20.
The classroom with the highest number of canned goods collected will receive special recognition and a prize in January 2013.
Our school wide goal is 2013 canned food donations to show others that we are showing kindness for the remainder of this year and the upcoming year. All donated canned food items will be given to the Bowling Green Hope Center in January to help restock the food pantry after the holiday season.
Thank you so much in advance for your caring, kindness, and generosity in helping our students learn the character trait of kindness and in turn, helping those in need in our community.
A flyer will be sent home the last week of November with all of the important details.
Parent Volunteers: Thanks for all you do!
At Bowling Green Elementary we welcome all parent volunteers into our school. Kids and teachers both enjoy and appreciate the extra assistance. As we approach the halfway point of the school year I thought I would send out a few things to consider before your first or next visit.
1. Be sure we have a copy of your approved Background Check on file.
2. Pre-Arrange with the teacher good times for coming by.
3. Be sure to stop by the office when you arrive to sign in and receive your Visitor’s Pass.
4. Feel free to help teachers working with children, making copies, grading papers, or anything else you are comfortable with.
5. Let us know if we can do anything to make your visit better.
We have received information back for approved Background Checks. If you are unsure of your result, don’t hesitate to give us a call to check.
PTO’s First-Ever Holiday Shoppe is coming up
The PTO is sponsoring a Holiday Shoppe that will be held the week of Dec. 10 through 14 at school, in the multipurpose room, for students to start their Christmas shopping.
This is a nonprofit event so gift items will be available for a very small cost from 25 cents to $3 to help them learn how to budget and spend money while giving a gift to family and/or friends.
Volunteers are needed to help with the shoppe from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Dec. 12, and Dec. 13. Please contact our office or PTO officers if you would like to help.
Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the second Tuesday of each month to attend our PTO meetings at 5:30 p.m. in the BGE library. All are welcome and kids can come along!