Elementary News

April News

We had an exciting month of March with March is Reading Month! Thank you to all of our guest readers who took the time to read to our students. Several classrooms enjoyed read-ins with their PJ's and flashlights, others measured the amount of minutes their classroom read throughout the week, and everybody was able to enjoy the themed calendar sent home.

It was AMAZING to see so many of you for our conferences/open-house. We saw over 80% of our parents and families walking the halls of our building once again!

We will be holding NWEA (Grades K - 5) and M-STEP (Grades 3 - 5) assessments beginning April 11 until May 27. During this time, it is important that our students get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and get some fresh air. These assessments gauge what our students have learned throughout the year, show the growth made, and help the school make data informed decisions moving forward. The schedule for assessments can be found below:

Kindergarten: April 18 - 22
1st Grade: April 25 - 29
2nd Grade: May 2 - 6
3rd Grade: May 9 - 13
4th Grade: April 11- 15
5th Grade: May 9 - 13

3rd Grade: April 25 - 29
4th Grade: May 2 - 6
5th Grade: April 18 - 22 AND April 25 - 29

Jeannine Brown
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Jerod Koen
Assistant Principal
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Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Round-up will be held in-person on April 20th and 21st at 4:30-5:30 and 6:00-7:00 at Bath Elementary School for children that will be 5 years old by September 1st. Kindergarten Round-up allows parents and students an opportunity to meet our Young 5's/Kindergarten teachers, visit the building, enroll their child into Kindergarten, and hear a presentation about our Young 5 and Kindergarten class options!

In order to enroll your child, please bring an up to date driver's license, two proofs of residency (such as a bill, drivers license, etc.), child's birth certificate, and immunization records.

Please email or call Kim Kracko at [email protected] or 641-6771 to sign up for a timeslot.

Chain Of Command

For several weeks, parents have asked who to contact for questions and concerns about student experiences at Bath Elementary. Most parental questions regarding your child's experience at Bath Elementary can be answered by directly contacting their teacher or personnel in charge of the classroom. If a resolution is not reached, then we ask that you contact Mrs. Brown or Mr. Koen as the building administrators. If you would like to contact the district about other questions or concerns, the Chain of Command chart can be found on the district website under "Chain of Command".

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is right around the corner (May 2nd)! If you are willing and able, the BES office is in need of $5 gift cards to various locations (ie. Meijer, Speedway, Biggby, etc) for an appreciation gift to staff. Please contact the office for questions.
Thank you!


If you have students that will be absent from school, will be tardy, or have an appointment, please be sure to call the attendance hotline at 641-6771 and follow the prompts to report the absence. We will document the absence and reason each day.
Please note:
3 tardies equate to 1 absence;
For students that are absent for 5 days and 10 days, an attendance letter will be sent home..
If you have difficulties and/or concerns in getting your child(ren) to school, please contact Mrs. Brown or Mr. Koen to provide assistance.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

If your student will be late to school or absent, please call the BES office at 641-6771 to give us a heads up and mark the tardy and absence as "excused".
If your child is being picked up early from school, please inform the office ahead of time, if possible. We will call your child to the office and do our best to have them ready. We also ask that the adult picking up has their ID ready to be checked.
When dropping off and picking up, please pull all the way forward maintaining a single lane to ensure student and staff safety.


Important Dates

April 11 - May 20 MStep and NWEA
April 20-21 Kindergarten Round-up
April 22 - 1/2 day

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found, located between the gym and the cafeteria, is getting overwhelmed with clothing and lunch boxes. If your child has lost items, please encourage them to take a look for these items at our lost and found during lunch/recess.
All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the year.

Weather & Clothing

As the weather continues to change, it is important that our students are dressed appropriately for Drop-off, Recess, and Pick-up. Please make sure the weather is checked and student attire is appropriate before leaving for school. BES will not have coats and other clothing to allow students to borrow for cold days; Students will be going outside for recess unless it is raining or the temperature is 0 degrees (with Windchill).
All students will go outside for recess unless otherwise stated by their teacher or a doctor's note.
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