Elementary News

November News

It is hard to believe we are already to November - The Month of Giving (Thanks)! Please see information below on how we would like to support our Bath Elementary community celebrate Thanksgiving.
Unfortunately, the weather did not stay as dry as we had hoped to hold our Halloween parade. Despite the cancelation for the outdoor parade, our students and teachers came together to have an indoor Halloween Parade! Below are some pictures of a small fraction of our AWESOME BES staff in their Halloween costumes.
Our students and teachers have been working hard to make the most out of a CRAZY school year. We have been seeing an uptick in COVID related illnesses and quarantines. We ask that you please continue to use your best judgement in your child's health - If they are showing symptoms of illness, please use your due diligence when deciding to send them to school or keep them home. Also, please inform the school of any positive exposures outside of school and/or positive COVID tests. Thank you for your help in advance. Please do not forget to call the attendance line if you decide to keep your child home!


Month of Giving

November is the "Thanks for Giving Month" at Bath Elementary! Please help us provide Thanksgiving meals for our own Bath Elementary School families. We are encouraging each grade level to participate by bringing in items to help us put together Thanksgiving meals. Please see the list below and bring in your donations to the teacher or the office between November 1st and 19th. Please donate as little or as much as you'd like.

Kindergarten: Canned Goods (Vegetables/Fruits)
First Grade: Potatoes (5 Pound Bag)
Second Grade: Stove Stuffing and Hamburger Helper
Third Grade: Gravy and Cranberry Sauce
Fourth Grade: Monetary donations for Pumpkin Pies
Fifth Grade: Monetary donations for Turkeys
Beehive Preschool: Any of the above
Thank you and have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

Attendance

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

BEFORE SCHOOL DROP-OFF
If students ARE NOT eating breakfast at the school, they will be allowed out of their car at 8:30AM and will be allowed into the building at 8:35 and go straight to their lockers and classrooms. If students ARE eating breakfast at the school, they may enter the building at 8:30 and head straight to the cafeteria.
We continue to ask:
ALL students exit their vehicle on the sidewalk side;
Parents stay in their vehicles;
Drivers go through the driveway slowly;
And parents avoid dropping their student off on Webster Road.

AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP
A HUGE thank you, again, to everybody who stayed patient and worked with us to make the end of the day student pick-up more efficient and safe!
We will continue to have 4th and 5th grade students, who do not have siblings in K-3rd Grade, picked up at the middle school entrance.
If your students' after school plans change, please contact the office by 3:15 PM, at 641-6771, to make the school aware. The office staff will inform the teacher of these changes.

Halloween Pictures

Important Dates

November 19 - End of First Trimester

November 24 - 1/2 Day of School - School dismisses at 12:05

November 25 & 26 - No School (Thanksgiving)

December 3 - Report Cards sent home

December 16 & 17 - 1/2 Days of school - School dismisses at 12:05

December 20 - 31 - No School (Winter Break)

January 3 - School Resumes

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.

Safe Routes to School

Bath Community Schools has partnered with MSU, Michigan Fitness Foundation, Bath Township, and Bath Public Library to apply for a Safe Routes to School grant. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is "an international movement—and now a federal program—to make it safe, convenient and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school [. . .] Safe Routes to School initiatives also help ease traffic jams and air pollution, unite neighborhoods and contribute to students’ readiness to learn in school."
Please be on the look out for surveys and further communication from the district to help us with this project. If you would like to be part of the process, please contact Mrs. Brown or Mr. Koen at 641- 6771.


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