Principal’s Letter 5/24/19

Dear Bluff Creek Parents, In recent weeks you have read about or heard some concerning information about equity and racial issues in our district. As we work with staff to address issues in a timely manner, I feel it is important to let you, our Bluff Creek families,  know what we are doing to address  racial or harassment issues as they occur in our school. In addition to professional development in the area of equity and cultural competence, our staff will continue to work with students to be respectful of individual differences and to make students aware of the language and behaviors that may make others feel uncomfortable or unwelcome. We will not tolerate inappropriate words about race, culture, religion, gender or appearance at Bluff Creek Elementary. When reports are made, we conduct an investigation and individuals will face consequences for their actions. In elementary school it is not uncommon for children to use language they don’t fully understand, and without awareness... Continue reading Principal’s Letter 5/24/19

Summer Meal Programs

Summer Meal Program Carver Co. Schools’ summer food service program was created to ensure that children could continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch. The summer food service program is free to all children ages 1-18 and will be provided at Clover Ridge Elementary for six weeks this summer. Summer Meal Program Location: Clover Ridge Elementary (114000 Hundertmark Rd, Chaska) Dates: Monday through Thursdays, June 24-August 1 (no food July 4) Times: Breakfast: 8:45-9:00 a.m. / Lunch: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Children, ages 1-18, eat free / adults pay $2.30 for breakfast & $4.05 for hot lunch Meals must be eaten on site at Clover Ridge Elementary. For more information, contact the Nutrition Services Dept. at... Continue reading Summer Meal Programs

Summer Eats Minnesota

Hello, I’m writing on behalf of Hunger Impact Partners, a non-profit organization working with the Minnesota Department of Education to promote free summer meals for kids across the state. We are reaching out to you to request your help in getting the word out about the Summer Eats Minnesota mobile app! We are contacting schools, community organizations, social workers, the media and other non-profits so together we can increase participation in this important nutrition program for kids. Simply search Summer Eats Minnesota and download the free app via the Apple Store or Google Play Store on your smart phone. There is a helpful website too: www.summereatsmn.org which has additional information and promotional materials—with versions in Spanish, Somali and Hmong.  All can be downloaded and printed or circulated electronically. Printed materials are available from MDE by contacting mde.fns@state.mn.us. Please include information on Summer Eats Minnesota in your current... Continue reading Summer Eats Minnesota

Save the Dates – August 27 & 28

Reminder: Save the Date for Connect & Assess! This fall, all Kindergarten through 5th grade students will be invited to meet their new teacher and complete a brief learning assessment during a 30-minute Connect & Assess meeting on August 27 or 28. Families will find out the name of your child’s teacher in early August. At that time, you will also receive information about how to schedule the Connect & Assess appointment for your child(ren) using an online scheduling system. Instructions on how to make an appointment online will be emailed to parents and posted on your school’s website in early August. These Connect & Assess meetings will take place on August 27 and 28, and will replace the regular “back-to-school night” activity. Daytime and limited evening appointments will be available. What is Connect & Assess? Students and their parents/guardians will have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with their child’s teacher and meet other school staff. This... Continue reading Save the Dates – August 27 & 28

Summer Meal Program

Eastern Carver Co. Schools’ summer food service program was created to ensure that children could continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch. The summer food service program is free to all children ages 1-18 and will be provided at Clover Ridge Elementary for six weeks this summer. Summer Meal Program Location: Clover Ridge Elementary (114000 Hundertmark Rd, Chaska) Dates: Monday through Thursdays, June 24 – August 1 (no food July 4) Times: Breakfast: 8:45-9:00 a.m. / Lunch: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Children, ages 1-18, eat free / adults pay $2.30 for breakfast & $4.05 for hot lunch Meals must be eaten on site at Clover Ridge Elementary. For more information, contact the Nutrition Services Dept. at... Continue reading Summer Meal Program

Principal Letter 5-16-19

From the Principal… Greetings Bluff Creek Families! As we move through the last three weeks of the school year, it is still important to stress that we will be working right through the last week of school covering important skills and applying what we have learned so far this year. We could use your help!  We are looking for library books. All library books need to be returned to the Media Center by Friday, May 24th.  Please check your home and car for any books that belong to the Media Center.  All overdue book charges remain on student accounts until the books are paid for or found. Thank you for your assistance! Lunch money is needed! Many students have received notices that their lunch accounts are overdue and we are having difficulty collecting funds owed to the Food Service Department. Parents of fifth graders need to know that negative lunch balances follow their child to the middle school. Parking Lot… As the weather gets warmer, we have had an increased number of “close... Continue reading Principal Letter 5-16-19