Dear Viking Families,
It’s another great week at Bonney Lake Elementary! Take a look at the amazing things that happened this week and events that we are looking forward to in the future:
Math Wasn’t Scary Night was Tueday and It Was a Blast!
We had a great turn-out at our 2nd Annual Math Isn’t Scary Night. Thanks to all of our teachers for planning this fun and informative evening, our students and families for attending, and our PTA for the whiteboards and markers.
October 31st - No Costumes Please
It’s Crazy Sock Day! Please be sure that your child does not wear a costume to school on that day. Thank you for making our crazy sock event fun and safe for all students.
READY! For Kindergarten Classes: Fall Session
Registration is now open for fall classes. This FREE program for parents and caregivers of children birth to age five provides parents and caregivers with tools for preparing children for Kindergarten. Get important information specific to your child’s age on how children learn and grow, and receive essential “tools” and activities that you can do together to make learning easy and fun!
READY! For Kindergarten is an educational program for parents that was developed by the Kennewick School District and is administered by the National Children’s Reading Foundation. As parents, you want your children to have a happy and successful learning experience. Often parents wonder what a typical 5-year old knows, or should know, the first day of school. There are readiness skills called Kindergarten Targets. They are not requirements, but learning goals. Children who are taught these skills at home get off to a great start at school. They start ahead and stay ahead, year after year.
Fall class dates and locations:
- November 1 - Liberty Ridge Elementary
- November 3 - Bonney Lake Elementary
- November 8 - Daffodil Valley Elementary
- November 16 - Maple Lawn Elementary
*Supper Available at LRE and DVE class only, FREE For Children 0-18, $4.25 for adults
Families new to READY! classes must attend orientation, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Age level classes will be held 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
READY! For Kindergarten is offered FREE to families residing within Sumner School District boundaries. Out of district families are required to pay a materials fee ($25 one time Orientation fee + $60/per class). Classes are for adults (parents and/or primary caregivers), childcare is provided for children 12 months and older, pre-registration is required.
Register online at www.readyforkindergarten.org/sumner
Wrapping Up Socktober!
New socks can be dropped off at your child’s classroom or the front office by Monday, October 31. The class that brings the most socks in will earn a special surprise!
Viking Logowear - Yahoo!
Logowear came home earlier this week. Be sure to contact the company directly with the number at the bottom or your order or email our PTA at email@example.com if you have any questions about your order.
Viking Strong - Part of the Crew
We have a strong team of teachers and staff serving students here at Bonney Lake Elementary. Here are just a couple that we’d like to spotlight this week:
Mrs. Cheryl Warwick, 1st Grade Teacher
This wonderful addition to our crew has been in education for over 20 years and has been serving the needs of students and families, here at Bonney Lake Elementary, for over 19 of those years! Mrs. Warwick has been a great teacher, compassionate team member, and also a fantastic role model to students. One of her favorite quotes is A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart. This is so true of Mrs. Warwick and her continued dedication to our students, families, and school community.
Mrs. Rashelle Thornhill, 4th Grade Teacher
(with her adorable 7 month old daughter Coco (Nicole)
Mrs. Thornhill has been a part of our staff for 3 years and has quickly become part of the great work that is being done each and every day here at our school. Her consistent kindness and dedication is apparent in everything she does with and for her students. During her time serving students and families of the Sumner School District, she has grown in her intentional focus on teaching the whole child - academically, socially, and emotionally.
To find out more, check out this Sumner School District Whole Child Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCOxu_dNaAo
Already? Big Kahuna Fundraiser Pick-Up - November 4th from 3:00-6:00 pm
Ordered items will be available for pick up on November 4th from 3:00-6:00 pm. PTA volunteers will be here to help you pick up your orders, so please make arrangements to have someone come pick up your items between 3:00 and 6:00. This is also the day when students will enjoy a pizza lunch and limo ride for their efforts! Students have received a permission slip and need to return it to their teacher before Wednesday, November 2nd.
Mark your calendars
- Parent Teacher Conferences Nov. 14, 15, 17, and 18 - These will be happening in November instead of October this year. Be sure to watch for more information about conferences and our upcoming PTA sponsored book fair, which happens the same week. Early release time is 11:40 a.m.
- No School - Veteran’s Day Nov. 11th
Chairmen and Volunteers Needed...
PTA needs Event coordinators and volunteers for upcoming events. To have activities throughout the year, each event will need an Event Chair. This person will facilitate the whole event along with the awesome volunteers who help them. To be in charge of one of the fun events PTA would like to plan, please email the PTA President, Alicia Olsen, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, for volunteering, please go to Sign-Up Genius at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e44abaa2fa6f94-bonney
Once you are in sign-up genius, if all the openings for volunteering are full in an area you would like to help in, or if something is not on the list that you would like to help with, please contact our volunteer coordinator at DriddlePTA@yahoo.com. Also, they will be happy to add your email to their Sign-Up Genius list if you contact them at email@example.com
PTA Contacts & Resources
PTA Contact and Information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you capture any pictures from PTA events, please sent them to Melinda at email@example.com
Like PTA on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BonneyLakeElementaryPTA/
Have a great weekend!
Sandy Miller, Principal