NEXT WEEK OCT. 21 - 25 IS SPIRIT WEEK FOR THE COST OF $10 YOUR CHILD WILL BE ABLE TO DRESS DOWN FOR THE ENTIRE 4 DAY WEEK. THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, DUE TO IT BEING A TEACHER WORK DAY AND MANDATED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY.
THIS IS THE SCHEDULE FOR HOW YOUR CHILD IS TO DRESS IF YOU CHOOSE TO PAY THE $10 AND PARTICIPATE:
MONDAY - SPORT DAY ( WEAR JEANS AND A JERSEY OR T-SHIRT WITH YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TEAM)
TUESDAY - TWIN DAY ( YOUR CHILD CAN DRESS EXACTLY AS A CLASSMATE OR FRIEND FROM ANOTHER CLASS)
WEDNESDAY - WESTERN DAY (WEAR JEANS, BOOTS, FLANNEL OR DENIM SHIRTS, COWBOY HAT)
THURSDAY - TACKY SOCKS & SUSPENDERS ( WEAR MIX MATCH SOCKS OR SILLY SOCKS AND SUSPENDERS
IF YOU DO NOT WISH FOR YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE THEY MUST WEAR THEIR SCHOOL UNIFORM. IF YOU ONLY WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE ON A PARTICULAR DAY THE COST FOR THAT DAY IS $2.50
ALL MONEY COLLECTED WILL BE DONATED TO THE UNITED WAY!
THURSDAY, OCT. 24 YOUR CHILD WILL BE HAVING A VISION AND HEARING SCREENING. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS IN ATTENDANCE.
THURSDAY EVENING- OCT. 24 THE PLC WILL BE HOSTING A "NOT SO SCARY HAUNTED HOUSE" FOR ALL STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN GRADES PRE-K THRU SECOND WHO ATTEND BOB GRAHAM EDUCATION CENTER. THE COST PER PERSON IS $3.00. THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 5:30 AND 7:30PM. YOUR CHILD MAY COME DRESSED IN THEIR HALLOWEEN COSTUME. (OPTIONAL)
YEARBOOK ON LINE SALES WILL CONTINUE FROM MONDAY UP UNTIL SATURDAY. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT WHERE SENT HOME WITH YOUR CHILD ON THE FLYER THIS WEEK.
Parents: After checking home learning packets yesterday I am finding that many students are getting an INCOMPLETE because of the following: *sentences for HF words and/or Spelling words are NOT being done or not completed
* Parents are not writing the lesson(s) that are being done for I-Ready. Some of you are only
writing the scores. I need both scores and names of lessons.
* When a sheet is given to practice writing the letter of the week. All rows must be completed.
Some parents are forgetting to sign the front cover, I will not send packets back home once they are collected to complete them. That is why home learning is assigned Monday thru Thursday; You have Friday and the weekend to review that all has been completed.
I am aware that 2 parents have contacted me regarding not being able to log into I-Ready and getting a message that states "there are no lessons assigned". I checked here at school and saw the problem and contacted the AP in charge who has already fixed the problem. Just make sure that if you ever do have an issue you notify me and check for the following: use CHROME as the browser, make sure that the initials of your child are written in lowercase letters NEVER USE UPPERCASE.
Parents of EL1 students make sure that students are doing I-Ready Math on Tuesdays and Thursdays and that Mondays and Wednesdays they complete Imagine Learning.
Picture day at the PLC is Wednesday, Oct. 16. Students must wear their uniform
The week of October 21 thru 24 is RED RIBBON WEEK students will be able to dress down for a cost of $10 which will go to United Way.
Monday is Sports Day - students can wear their favorite sport teams shirt and jeans.
Tuesday is Twinsie Day - students can pick a classmate or friend and dress alike.
Wednesday - Western Day - wear jeans, boots, flannel top, cowboy hat, etc.
Thursday - Tacky Socks and Suspenders - wear crazy socks and suspenders (LAST DAY OF THE FIRST GRADING PERIOD)
Friday - NO SCHOOL; TEACHER WORKDAY
THURSDAY, OCT. 24 FROM 5:30 TO 7:30 WE WILL HOST OUR NOT SO SCARY FAMILY HAUNTED HOUSE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS CAN VISIT OUR NOT SO SCARY HAUNTED HOUSE FOR A COST OF $3 PER PERSON.
THURSDAY, OCT. 31 STUDENTS CAN WEAR A COSTUME TO SCHOOL. NO MASKS AND NO WEAPONS ALLOWED. PARENTS IF YOU WANT TO SEND IN GOODY BAGS ON THIS DAY YOU MAY. I WILL PASS THEM OUT TO THE STUDENTS AT THE END OF THE DAY. WE HAVE A TOTAL OF 24 STUDENTS NOW!!!! (Don't know what happened to class size limit- but we are surviving.)
Next week the PLC will have its book fair from 9:00 am till 11:00am. The Book Fair will take place starting on Tuesday, Oct. 1 thru Friday, Oct. 4 in room 116. The entire class will be taken on Tuesday to visit. If parents send in money (cash only) they will be allowed to purchase books (please take note that tax will be added to purchase price). Those students who do not have money on Tuesday will have the remainder of the week to purchase books, if parents choose to do so. A flyer will be going home sometime this week to show you some of the books that will be available for purchase.
parents our second home learning packet was sent home today. Please make sure to follow the directions on the front cover each day. Do not start your child on I-Ready yet. There are still students who are testing and all K teachers will have there students start working on I-Ready at home at the same time. I will notify you when your child is to begin.
**********************************HURRICANE RELEIEF DONATIONS*****************************
Please join the BGEC Family in our relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. We will be accepting donations during Open House and through Friday, September 13, 2019.
The following items will be accepted:
- Non-perishable food items
- Basic first-aid items
- Hygiene products
- Cleaning disinfectants
- Insect repellents
- Garbage bags
The following items will NOT be accepted:
Thank you for your collaboration and have a lovely evening!
OUR OPEN HOUSE WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW FROM 5:30PM TO 6:30PM. THIS IS AN INFORMATIVE EVENT FOR THE PARENTS. PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR SOMEONE TO KEEP YOUR CHILD IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. THIS WILL NOT BE A TIME FOR INDIVIUAL STUDENT CONFERENCES.
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE.
Our first home learning packet was sent home today. Please follow the directions on the front cover in order to complete the attached pages. DO NOT DO I-READY MATH OR I-READY READING AT HOME YET. WE ARE CURRENTLY TESTING STUDENTS AND THE ENTIRE CLASS HAS NOT COMPLETED TESTING. REMEMBER THIS ASSESSMENT PLACES YOUR CHILD AT THE GRADE LEVEL THEY ARE WORKING AT INDEPENDENTLY. WHEN WE DO START USING IT AT HOME, SET UP A TIMER FOR 15 MINUTES AND ALLOW THEM TO DO THEIR INDIVIDUAL LESSONS BY THEMSELVES. IF YOU HELP THEM, YOU ARE GOING TO GET THEM TO GET LESSONS THAT ARE TOO ADVANCED FOR THEM TO COMPLETE AND THEY WILL GET FRUSTRATED.
WE MADE IT THRU THE SECOND WEEK OF SCHOOL. REMEMBER THERE IS NO SCHOOL MONDAY, DUE TO LABOR DAY. PLEASE WATCH THE NEWS TO KEEP YOURSELF INFORMED ABOUT "DORIAN" AND IF CLASSES WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.
PLEASE STAY SAFE!!!
Hurray! We made it thru our first day of school!!!! We are aware dismissal was crazy today due to the rain and us not being familiar with the cars. Please make sure to stay in your cars. We encourage ALL parents to use the drive thru and not walk up to the school entrance. Traffic will get better as the days progress.
We were informed that Spanish classess will begin tomorrow, Tuedsday, Aug. 20th. Only EL level 1 - 4 students will participate in Spanish.
Welcome to Bob Graham Education Center, home of the Bobcats! I am excited to have your child in my classroom this year and will try my best to work closely with you and your child to begin to build a firm foundation in his/her educational endeavors.
Here are a few announcements:
On the first day of school parents will be allowed in the building and classrooms. On the second day of school parents will be allowed to enter the building with their child and wait in the hallways with their child if they choose to do so, in order for your child to familiarize him/herself with where and how they are to sit outside their teacher's classroom, but your child will be expected to enter the classroom on his/her own. Trust me when I tell you that if there are cryers, they will stop a lot faster if you are not around. Starting the 3rd day of school, Closed Campus begins, NO PARENTS WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE BUILDING. Students will be supervised by teachers in the hallway until it is time for them to enter their classroom. This is for the safety of all the children.
Your child is to come to school each and everyday in their school uniform, unless a dress down day has been approved by administration. The school uniform consist of a navy blue or gold polo shirt or t-shirt, with navy blue or khaki bottoms (shorts, skorts or long pants). School uniforms can be purchased at Ibiley Uniforms in Hialeah. I will inform you of dates when and if PTSA informs us.
Please make sure to send in your child's school supplies in a bag labeled with his/her first and last name. I do not want them inside the students backpacks. This will make it easier for me to collect and then sort out for them. Please make sure they have a regular sized backpack ( not too large or too small). Also make sure their backpacks DO NOT HAVE WHEELS. These are not permitted.
The cost to purchase lunch daily is $2.25. Your child has the option to bring a lunch box as well. If your child is bringing their lunch please make sure to label there lunch box with their name just in case there are other students with the same lunch box. Parents are encouraged to pay for lunch on line so students do not have to carry money around.
If you are interested in applying for free or reduced lunch, please fill out a lunch application on line at:
All students will be expected to memorize their student ID number. Please make sure to practice this with them, they will need it to purchase lunch as well as to log-in to their student portal.
Spanish classes will NOT begin due to ESOL testing. Once the spanish teachers have completed the ESOL testing, then Spanish classes will begin. ONLY ESOL (EL) students will be receiving Spanish.
I will be sending your child home with a temporary red folder on the first day of school, until they have brought in their supplies. Your child is to come to school with this folder in his/her backpack everyday. This will be my way of communicating with you for the first couple of weeks until I set up your child's BEE (Bring Everything Everyday) BINDER. Make sure to check the folder everyday for any forms that I may need you to sign and return to me. REMOVE any papers or forms on the left side of the folder and make sure to RETURN any forms that are placed on the right side as soon as possible.
When filling out forms make sure to write your phone and email address legibly.Sometimes it is difficult for me to determine if a letter or number has been written.
SAVE THE DATE: Our OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10 and will take place between at 5:30 to 6:30, here at the PLC in our classroom. Please make accomodations for your child, as this event is for PARENTS ONLY. This is not the time for individual conferences. I will be giving general information regarding, home learning, I-ready reading and math program, imagine learning program for my EL level 1 students ONLY, as well as attendance policies, emergency contact and updated information, dismissal and arrival, etc. to name a few. Hope to see many of you there.
Please check this website link frequently to keep yourself informed of important announcements and class news.