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Letter from Principal Heffernan, Oct. 20

Filed in Glenmont by on October 20, 2017

Dear Families,

Welcome home to our 5th graders, their teachers, and their chaperones!  We hope they had a wonderful experience in Becket, MA over these three days at Nature’s Classroom!  We are especially grateful to the PTA for helping to subsidize the trip, and also to the adults who made it happen including Heidi Aupperle, Stacie Mihok, Lauren Barrowman, Kara Saint John, Laura Hosford, and our parent chaperones.  Thank you!

Our students have been taking the iReady assessments.  This is new to all of us at BC.  In order to help parents learn about this assessment, we are holding an iReady Parent Information Night on Thursday, Oct. 26 in the Middle School auditorium.  Click here for more details.  All are invited.

Next Friday is the Halloween Ball!  This is a drop-off event run by the PTA.  If you wish to be present, you must sign up to volunteer.  Exceptions can be made if your child has a significant health issue or food allergies:  contact me at lheffernan@bcsd.neric.org so we can make arrangements.  Please remember that no masks and no weapons, pretend or toy, will be allowed since there are young children at this event (as young as four years old).  Thank you in advance to all of our PTA people who have been busy planning this for months!

Next Friday, we will have a spirit day.  It’s sometimes handy that BC’s colors are orange and black!  So, please save your costumes until the Halloween Ball and instead wear orange and black to school, including any BC or Glenmont spirit wear.  Yay BC!

Our third grade classes have adopted a class in Houston to help them get back on their feet after the hurricane.  They’ve been matched to a 2nd grade bilingual classroom of 22 students.  Mrs. Wells is the teacher, and it’s her first year as a teacher.  Our Glenmont teachers brainstormed with our students ways they could help, one of which was doing chores to earn money or having a bake sale or garage sale in their neighborhood.  Students have risen to the challenge by donating money they earned by selling friendship bracelets, holding student run bake sales, and doing chores.  In addition, our PTA just donated $500 Scholastic dollars which are earned via our Book Fairs.  Thank you all for choosing to be kind to those in need!

Have a great weekend.

Sincerely,

Laura Heffernan
Principal