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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January 12, 2009

From the Superintendent

It is the time of year when we start to make plans for the next school year. One area we are looking at is our pre-kinder program. We have had a wonderful pre-kinder program for a long time, and Mrs. Renee Burch has continued that excellence this year. However, the last two years, our pre-kinder class has not been full. Since the cost of our pre-kinder is very competitive with other programs here in McMinnville, we have wondered why it isn’t full.

We believe that one area for growth could be at the three year old level. Currently, our pre-kinder is for four year old children only. Families have had to look elsewhere for services for their three year old children. It stands to reason that, if a family is happy with the pre-kinder program where their child attended as a three year old, they probably aren’t going to move their child to Boyd at age four. We believe that if we were to add a three year old program, not only would our enrollment increase by that number of students, our four year old class would grow also.

In addition, this year’s senior class is one of our largest. Adding a three year old program would help offset the loss of those students next year.

At this point, we are only studying the feasibility of adding a three year old class. We have not yet made a decision. However, it would be very helpful to know how many families might be interested in this. If you have a child who will be three years old by September 1, or if you know of another family who will have a three year old who would be interested, please call Terry Stubblefield at school and let her know. Also, please remember that we pay a $200 bonus per family for referrals. Referrals for pre-kinder class would be eligible for this bonus.

No School Monday, January 19

Parent Teacher Conferences

Please remember that Parent Teacher Conferences will be this Thursday, January 15, from 3:00 to 6:00.

Snow is forecast for this week.
Please remember to read the information about school closing in the event of snow. This can be found on the blog. Watch TV stations 2, 4, and 17 for the latest information.

If you think that you would be likely to use our child care service in the event of a snow day, please call the school and give your name to Mrs. Terry Stubblefield in the front office. We would like to know beforehand if this is a service that we need to continue to provide.

Homecoming January 17

Please remember that Homecoming is this Saturday, January 17. The program will begin at 3:00.

Upcoming Sports Events

1/13...HS Basketball @ Cascade, 6:00
1/15...7th-8th Basketball @ Irving College, 6:00
1/16...HS Basketball vs. Community, 6:00
1/17...HS Basketball vs. Mt. Juliet Christian, 6:00

Lunch Menu for January 13-19
Wednesday…Taco Salad
Thursday…Chicken Quesadilla
Friday...Chili Soup
Monday...No School

News from the Elementary

Kindergarten…Mrs. Hoover

Mrs. Greta Hoover's kindergarten is so busy getting ready for first grade. We are learning to read, add numbers together, and spell. Our first spelling test is this Friday! In Bible, we are really enjoying our new Bible curriculum. It is great! We are learning our Old and New Testament books! Let's show our school spirit this week and dress up each day! Have a great week!

Grade 1…Mrs. Keele

The first grade is very excited about Spirit Week. We are looking forward to dressing up each day. Our reading stories for this week are "The Same As You" and "Cherry Pies and Lullabies". We will have a spelling test on Friday. In math, we will finish the chapter on time.

Grade 2…Mrs. Newby

We want to welcome Saylor Hodges to Boyd School and second grade. She has a brother, Christian, in seventh grade. It is going to be a busy and exciting week. Homecoming is Saturday. Don't forget to dress up each day and show lots of school spirit this week!

Grade 3…Ms. Farless

This week the third graders will be reading the story "Sam and His Lucky Money" in reading class. This story is about Chinese New Year. In language class, they will be continuing to study how to write past and future tense verbs. We will start chapter six in our math book. This week we will be learning our three and four multiplication facts. Our science unit this week will involve the study of simple machines. Finally, our Bible lesson for this week is about being truthful. To coincide with this lesson we will be reading in the Bible about Cain, Ananias, and Sapphira. Our memory verse for this week is Colossians 3:9. Don't forget to study it and your multiplication facts!

Grade 4…Mrs. Vandagriff

This week we will be finishing Charlotte's Web. We have really enjoyed reading this book and doing activities over it. We will be having a Language test on Tuesday. On Friday, we will have tests in Spelling, Reading, and the Memory Verse will be due. Remember this week is Spirit Week. Check the classroom newsletter for all the details for each day. Don't forget Homecoming is this Saturday. Activities begin at 3:00. Hope to see you there!!!

Grade 5…Mr. Burks

Spirit Week! Go Broncos! The life of Jesus will be our Bible topic for the next several weeks. We continue our study of different kinds of energy in Science. The Great Depression and Dust Bowl are two of our topics in History. In math we begin Order of Operation and graphing ordered pairs of numbers. Students will need graph paper this week. Pronouns will be the topic of study in Language Arts. Good News note: all students have increased their reading level according to the latest Star Reading results. One student has more than doubled his reading level. Way to go fifth grade.