Elementary News

November News

It is hard to believe we are already staring down Halloween and Thanksgiving break!  In October,  BES students and staff celebrated our BHS Girl’s Golf team making it to States!  Our students love coming together and celebrating our BHS student-athletes!  BES students are also taking pride in their own accomplishments!  5th graders have applied for the Student Leadership Team and are helping fellow students around the building and using this opportunity as a stepping stone for applying for classroom president and vice president—Campaigns and Votes incoming! BES students are also working towards “Building the Hive” and filling the honeycomb board.

BES has so much to look forward to in the next couple of months.  We look forward to holding an outdoor Halloween parade (weather permitting) for our families!  Please find further information in the newsletter on page 2.  We also look forward to helping out our community by holding  a Thanksgiving food drive found on page 3!  We also will be holding a STEAM Night for our families on November 16th at 5:30.  There will be a lot of fun activities in every hall and food to purchase!
As we continue to advance through the school year, academic and classroom demands will increase.   Please speak with your children about how they are doing with their academics, offer support and a plan to assist at home, and speak with your child’s teacher if you have concerns or need help.  Please also take some time to discuss behavior expectations with your children.  Our PBIS team has been working diligently to assist with student behavior and doing “the right thing”.   On page 5 are behavior expectations for the cafeteria and hallway to help lead the conversation.  
We appreciate your help and support at home to make this year the best we can!

Jeannine Brown
[email protected]

Jerod Koen
Assistant Principal
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Please bring the family and join us for Bath Elementary STEAM Night on Wednesday, November 16th from 5:30—7:00.  

Students will be able to explore, experience, inquire, and investigate with hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.  We will be holding activities and demonstrations that are appropriate for all elementary ages and all levels of fun!  The Bath Township Library will also be joining us to showcase some of the resources available to the community.  We are very excited for STEAM Night and cannot wait to see you there!

Food will also be available for purchase in the cafeteria!

Honeycomb Board

BES staff have been handing out “Honeycombs” when students are seen “Beeing” Kind, Safe, and the best they can “bee”.  Students are excited to show off their accomplishments and see their honeycomb on the board.  When the board is completely full, students will enjoy a recess dance party with their classmates!

Thanks "Giving" Food Drive

We’d like to continue the tradition this year by helping several of our Bath Elementary families with a nice donated Thanksgiving feast of turkey and all the fixings.  We’ve typically done this by having each grade level donate specific items to the cause.  We would like to have these items by November 14th so we are able to inventory and sort.  If you are willing and able to donate money by cash or check, please make checks out to BES and include “Thanksgiving” on the memo line.  The following is a list of items we are looking for this year.

Y5 and Kindergarten—Canned vegetables
1st Grade—Stuffing
2nd Grade—Gravy and/or Cranberries
3rd Grade—Potatoes (boxed preferred)
4th Grade—Money for turkeys/pies or non-perishable desserts
5th Grade—Money for turkeys/pies or non-perishable desserts

Your help and kindness is greatly appreciated by everyone.  Thank you and may you all have a wonderful time spent with friends and family!

Women's Golf Parade

We were so thankful to welcome our STATEBOUND Women’s golf team to BES for a send off parade on October 12th!  Our students enjoyed cheering on our BHS student-athletes as they prepared for the State Championship golf meet on Friday, 10/14

Student Leadership Team

Bath Elementary has started a Student Leadership Team with our  5th grade classes!  Each member applied for their position and explained why they were interested in being part of this team.  The purpose of this team is to empower students to be mentors, role models, helpers, and elements for change.  Students help around the building throughout different parts of the day: Assisting teachers in their classrooms, reading and working with individual students, help during kindergarten lunch, assisting in the hallways before and after school, and being library helpers.
We are excited and thankful for the students who decided to be part of this team!


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.

Bath PTA

Be on the lookout for the BES PTA No Worries Fundraiser.  
Expect to hear more about this fun and very simple fundraiser within the next couple of weeks!

Also, stay tuned for the November POPCORN day!


Bath PTA has created an “Amazon Smiles” account! When connected to an organization, Amazon Smiles will send a portion of your purchase as a donation to your selected group.  Please find instructions below on how to link your account!
To use Amazon Smiles, simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your phone.
On your fist visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from your future eligible amazonSmile purchases.  Amazon will remember your selected charity whenever you shop at Smile.amazon.com or when its activated on the Amazon Shopping App.  When selecting the charity please select Bath Elementary PTA - Bath, MIParent Teacher Group.
Bath PTA meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00PM in the BES teacher’s lounge
“Our mission is to link parents, teachers and school leaders.  Together we are so strong.  GO BEES!



Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule
Tardy Bell: 8:40AM
Full Day: 8:45—3:45
Half days: 8:45AM—12:05PM

Important Dates

November 7—11 Harbert/Hartlund field trip
November 11—End of 1st Tri
November 14—1/2 for students
November 14—Thanks “Giving” food donations—Date Needed
November 23, 24, 25—No School (Thanksgiving)
November 28—December 2—Clark/Mannon field trip
December 21, 22— 1/2 day
December 23—January 9—No School
January 10—School resumes

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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