Principal’s Letter 3-16-18

From the Principal… Hello Bluff Creek Families! We have almost reached spring break! This coming week we will be busy preparing students for MCA tests, completing projects, and spending time sharpening our reading skills. Our Spring Break begins on Friday, March 23rd and continues through Sunday, April 1st. Students return to school on Monday, April 2nd. Are you looking for a way to recognize an outstanding teacher in our district? The District 112 Foundation Excellence in Education Awards Program (Teacher of the Year) celebrates innovative teachers in pursuit of the best possible public education for students in our district. Each year, we recognize these professionals by awarding them grants to support continued innovation in the classroom. Help honor and recognize these special individuals by sharing your nomination by March 25th for this year’s Excellence in Education Award.  Learn more… Continue reading Looking for a way to recognize an outstanding teacher in our district?... Continue reading Principal’s Letter 3-16-18

Lockdown Letter 3/12/18

March 12, 2018   Dear Bluff Creek Families, For nearly a year, administrators in Eastern Carver County Schools have been working on new lockdown procedures. Bluff Creek teachers and staff have been practicing our revised lockdown procedures for the past few weeks. Bluff Creek will now use “lockdown with options.” In the past, we have practiced “hide in place” lockdowns. Multiple law enforcement and safety agencies recommend this more proactive approach. Our new plan gives employees and students the options to hide, run or counter if an intruder enters a school. Rather than only hiding, we want our staff and students to run away from an emerging crisis if it is safe to do so. If not, they should hide and protect their hiding place, while keeping open the options to run or counter. Counter is the last option. It is used to distract, subdue or incapacitate an intruder if there is a direct confrontation and running is not possible. Lockdowns are scary situations to consider and at Bluff... Continue reading Lockdown Letter 3/12/18

What’s New with the PTO 3-9-18?

What’s New with the PTO? Did you know…?   Yearbook is in full swing and we need your help: Do you want to see your child in fun activity pictures in the yearbook? Send your photos to bluffcreekyearbook@gmail.com Love digital scrapbooking – JOIN the yearbook committee! Email bluffcreekyearbook@gmail.com if you are interested   Volunteer Opportunities: The PTO is busy planning many different activities and is looking for volunteers to help with planning or day of event activities: Spring Fling/Silent Auction – April 6th from 6:00 – 8:30 Color Run – May 18th from 4:30 – 6:30   Spring Fling is April 6th Enjoy an evening of family fun while helping to support BCE at the largest PTO fundraiser of the year! This year’s Kids Raffle will feature classroom themed baskets so be sure to check out your class theme and donate some fun items to make it a success! We also are still looking for Silent Auction donations so if you would like to promote your business and help out BCE in the process... Continue reading What’s New with the PTO 3-9-18?

Principal Letter 3-8-18

From the Principal… Hello Bluff Creek Families! Thank you to everyone who came to our Fine Arts and Literacy Night on Thursday. We are so fortunate to have such talented students at Bluff Creek! Two weeks ago I included information about our procedures for the lockdown or what we call “stay put safety drills.” Our staff has been preparing for these drills and we plan to have our first student drill next week.  We will send a parent e-mail to all parents the day before the safety drill takes place. Looking ahead to next year…Enrollment began on Feb. 20 for summer care programs!  Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education offers summer care options for children ages 3 years old through 8th grade. Enrollment begins online on Feb. 20. Learn more HERE. Grades for Trimester 2 will be available for parents to view on Monday, March 12th. Please contact your child’s teacher with any questions. Have a wonderful weekend! Joan... Continue reading Principal Letter 3-8-18

Framing Package Pre-Sale Order Form

Spring 2018 Student Art Show In partnership with Bluff Creek PTO and Artomé, framing service for all student artworks will be provided as part of our Spring Art Show. Your child’s framing package is available for purchase at Arts & Literacy Night with 25% of all frame sale proceeds going directly to enriching the school programming supported by PTO. If you are unable to attend or would like to pre-order your child’s framing package, please return the Framing Pre-Sale Order Order Form to Julia Wilcox (art teacher) with cash or check made out to BCE PTO by March 7th. Artomé will take great care in returning student artwork from unsold frames later in March. YES! I want to purchase the framing package for my child’s artwork provided by the Artomé team! Framing Package Pre-Sale Order Form Sign and return with payment to the Art Room by March 7th. *Make checks payable to BCE PTO... Continue reading Framing Package Pre-Sale Order Form