Principal's Letter 4-30-2021

From the Principal…   

Greetings Bluff Creek Families!

It is hard to believe that the month of May is upon us! This has been a very unusual school year and as we continue to social distance, wear our masks and sanitize our work areas, questions are coming our way about end of the year events. Right now, we are still not inviting volunteers into our building and we are limiting parent attended events. Each grade level will celebrate the end of the year by classroom with some exceptions being made for the outdoor band concert and outdoor 5th grade awards ceremony. We have found a creative way to “clap out” our fifth graders on the last day of school – we just need the weather to cooperate. We will have a Bluff Creek PRIDE Field day with each class going through a series of fun outside physical activities during their regular specialist time. Plans are in the works to celebrate BCE Garden planting day and our third grade Lemonade Stand activity.  We will provide a detailed calendar of events in the next few weeks!

Coming next week- our fifth graders take the MCA Science Assessment on May 4th.

Remaining MCA Testing Dates:

MCA Science for Grade 5 ONLY- May 4th

I have been receiving parent emails about what next school year will look like. I hope to have a finalized plan after May 1st.  Parents have until Friday, April 30th to complete a Parent Input form. Please see the information in this newsletter for more information.  We are still putting together teacher placements and our intention is to keep our 3-4-5 Family configuration. We are waiting until we are sure of our teacher staffing across the building before sending out information about our 3-4-5 Family. Parents of our current second graders will receive information some time next week.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our 2021 BCE Fun Run exceeded the $15,000 goal! Our school raised $17, 354.  As promised to the students, Mrs. Best and Mrs. MacDonald dressed as Magical Unicorns! (See picture) Another big thank you to our PTO and families for their continued support of our school.

Spring garden planting will take place on May 13th! Our BCE Garden Committee will help students plant our outdoor garden.   Have a wonderful weekend!

Warmly,

Joan MacDonald