Letter from Principal Knox, Jan. 14

Monthly Theme (Respect)

This month we are focusing on the word “respect”. Specifically, respecting ourselves, one another and the environment. Over the next few weeks, I am going to be going to each classroom to read the book, “All Are Welcome” by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman. The book follows a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yarmulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other’s traditions and the whole community gathers to celebrate the Lunar New Year. I am looking forward to being in all of our students’ classrooms and to celebrate Respect at our assembly at the end of the month.

i-Ready Diagnostic

Our second diagnostic window for i-Ready will begin on Monday, January 10, 2022

iReady Letter to Parents

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is beginning to pile up! If your child is missing any items of clothing, hats or mittens (and even one shoe!) Please encourage them to come down to check out the lost and found. Mrs. Doherty and Mrs. Anderson will be happy to assist them. We would also encourage you to label your children’s clothing so we can identify left behind items.

Updated Isolation and Quarantine Protocol for Students


School Climate Survey

Parents/Guardians should have received a link to the survey. The email would have came with the subject line “BCSD Parent Survey.” This year’s School Climate Survey will be administered by Educational Vistas, Inc. The email will be sent through Aspen. Parents will have until January 21 to complete the survey. 


Test Kit Pick Up

We are going to be offering another opportunity for Hamagrael Families to be provided a rapid test if you have not already gotten one. Please keep in mind that we only have a limited number of tests and they expire in late January/early February. We will provide tests by request through the end of the week next week or until we run out.

If you are in need of a test, please reach out to me or Mrs. Monica Vail and we can coordinate a time for you to come to school and get it. We are not sending tests home with students but will offer before school, during school and after school options for pick up.

Important Dates:

Monday, January 17, 2022 – NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 – Board of Education meeting at 7pm

Thursday, January 20, 2022 – PTA Meeting (link will be provided)

Friday, January 28, 2022 – Hamagrael Assembly (link will be provided)

Friday, February 5, 2022 – Report Cards posted to Aspen