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Weekly Newsletter Feb. 10, 2012

Bismarck-Henning Elementary


Fri.         2/10                                         Progress Reports come home

Mon.       2/13                                        School Board- 7:00

Tues.     2/14                                        Valentine Parties- 2:00

Mon.      2/20                                        NO SCHOOL- President’s Day

Mon.      3/5                                          NO SCHOOL- Spring Institute Day

Tues.     3/6                                          ISAT Testing begins- Grades 3 & 4

Fri.         3/9                                           End of 9 Weeks

Mon.      3/12                                         School Board- 7:00

Fri.          3/16                                        Report Cards go home

Thurs.   3/22                                        Early Dismissal 2:05;  Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8

Fri.        3/23                                         NO SCHOOL- Parent Teacher Conferences 8-11

Mon.  3/26-Fri. 3/30                           NO SCHOOL- Spring Break




Valentine’s Parties


            Our Valentine’s Day parties will be on Tuesday, February 14th at 2:00.    Head room parents will be getting in touch with room parents for each class in order to organize the class snack, games and treat bags.  All parents are invited to attend the classroom parties.


Character Counts and Fuzzy Friday

            At BHES we implement the Character Counts program which focuses activities on one character pillar each month including Citizenship, Caring, Respect, Trustworthiness, Fairness and Responsibility.  Fuzzy Friday is our end of the month celebration of all of the good things happening in our school.  It rewards students and classrooms for displaying the character pillars throughout the month.  The staff has decided that because Fuzzy Friday is a celebration for the students that exemplify these characteristics, those students who consistently do not make good behavior choices will not be attending the assembly.    If a student’s behavior is severe enough that he/she is sent to the office, he/she will not be participating in Fuzzy Friday that month.  


Achievement Testing


                The required by law Illinois State Achievement Testing will begin in Grades 3 & 4 on Tuesday, March 6th , from 8:15-10:30 each day the rest of the week.  It is crucial that students are present and on time during these days.  Once testing has begun the day of the test, students may not enter a classroom until that testing session is completed, and the test will have to be made up at another time.  


                We offer a special Thank You to the Room Parents who will be providing nutritious snacks to our students during the week of testing.


You can help your child do his/her best on test days by:

making sure your child attends school on the days of testing;

making sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before testing;

providing a good breakfast on the mornings of the testing;

reminding your child to ask the teacher questions if he/she does not understand the test directions;

letting your child know that you have confidence in his/her ability to do his/her best; and

advising your child not to worry about the test- just do the best he/she can.

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