Principal’s Letter 12-14-18

From the Principal… Bluff Creek Families, We are one week away from winter break and students are very engaged in the Makerspace, Project Impact and the 12 Days of Fitness. Next week we will have our Winter Solstice Celebration which is a schoolwide reward for making our PBIS goal. As the wintry weather sets in, we have two major challenges. First, we sometimes have weather-related early releases and we need current emergency contact information. Please make sure that you have a plan if school gets out early due to inclement weather.   Our second concern is about dressing for the Minnesota cold. Indoor recess will be held when the actual temperature is at zero degrees or below, or the wind-chill is -10 degrees or below. It is best to assume that students will participate in outdoor recess and to dress them accordingly. Out Lost and Found is filled with clothing that students have misplaced or forgotten, please remind your child to look for misplaced items. Bluff Creek Roars with... Continue reading Principal’s Letter 12-14-18

Principal’s Letter 12-7-18

From the Principal Happy Friday Bluff Creek Families! We have two more weeks before winter break begins. We will be working up to the last day of school finishing projects so that we can have a fresh start in 2019. Here are some last minute items you might want to address before we leave for the winter holiday: Does your child have a negative lunch balance? If so please make this account current. Does your child have overdue library books? They can be returned at any time. Have you noticed some of your child’s clothing is missing? We have an amazing Lost and Found collection of winter coats, winter boots and yes- sweaters, sweatshirts and gloves- some of them may be yours. Parents of students in grades 3, 4 and 5 – Please check Empower or contact your child’s teacher if you are uncertain about missing assignments. Set a reading (and instrument practice) schedule for your child to follow over the break. I want to thank families that attended our Super Hero Family Literacy Night.... Continue reading Principal’s Letter 12-7-18

What’s New with the PTO?

What’s New with the PTO? Did you know? Our amazing school garden donated 21 lbs of fresh vegetables to P.R.O.P. (People Reaching Out to People)!! Thank you to everyone who donated time and supplies to making this donation a huge success! Culver’s donated 300 scoops of custard for the BCE Literacy Night (see details below). THANK YOU! Dairy Queen donated over $8,000 worth of food and treats to our school in the form of coupons and donations towards our Spring Fling! THANK YOU! P.S. Check out the link to this awesome coupon here Do you know what BCE Fundraising looks like? Where we’re at? How far we have left to go? Have no fear! Your fundraising updates are located HERE   BIG IMPORTANT DATES for December: School Store Open! | Friday, December 7 – Wear your Spirit Gear! Culvers Night | Monday, December 10 – Support the 3rd Graders! Did you know?? BCE receives 10% of sales up to $3K; 20% back if sales exceed $3K!! PTO Meeting | Tuesday, December 11 School Store Open! | Friday, December... Continue reading What’s New with the PTO?

BCE Garden News

Winter Greetings from the BCE Garden!   Though our garden hasn’t had as many visitors over the last month with the cold and snow, students have still been able to experience green space inside the school thanks to a handful of parent volunteers who are making sure the green walls near the STEAM lab stay healthy and watered! The first of three grow labs the school has was also set up this week. It’s currently growing seeds and plants collected from our garden in the fall including: borage, milkweed, marigolds and a variety of coleus. Next up is the starting of a variety of lettuces for the grow tower! Ms. Edlund has grow lights this year so we’re excited to see how everything grows with this new set up on the hydroponic tower! Over the next few months, all three grow labs will be set up and circulating around the school so that all students can see what’s growing and getting ready for our garden in the Spring!   Did you see our facebook post?! Families that... Continue reading BCE Garden News