From the Superintendent
I hope that all of you had a safe and happy Christmas and New Years. We are all excited to be back, and we are looking forward to the second semester.
Over the break, we divided Mrs. Knox’s classroom into two separate rooms. This will meet our classroom needs and will allow us to move the class which has temporarily been meeting in the library. I especially want to thank Randy Jones, one of our school board members, for all of his hard work during the Christmas vacation to get the room ready for the start of school.
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.
This year, for the first time, we are offering child care on days when we are closed for snow. We offered this service on the last snow day, but no one chose to make use of it. 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.
Spring Banquet March 28
Please remember our annual Spring Banquet on Saturday evening, March 28, 2009, at the McMinnville Civic Center. Our guest speaker will be Gene Stallings, former football coach at the University of Alabama. Coach Stallings is a devout member of the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ. He is widely regarded as an inspirational speaker. The tailgate party will begin at 6:00 with the banquet to follow at 7:00. Tickets are $125 each and $1,000 per table. Please contact Mrs. Sullens at school to reserve your seats.
Lunch Prices to Increase
Effective Monday, January 12, our cafeteria prices will increase to $3.25 per student. In addition, we have arranged for the Westwood Market to cater some of our meals for us. The first such meal will be on January 12.
Upcoming Sports Events
1/6...HS Basketball vs. Eagleville, 6:00
1/8...7th-8th Basketball vs. Eastside, 6:00
1/9...HS Basketball @ vs. Forrest, 6:00
1/10...HS Basketball @ St. Andrews, 6:00
Lunch Menu for January 6-12
Wednesday…Mini Corn Dogs
Monday...Meat and Two Lunch (Catered)
News from the Elementary
Mrs. Greta's kindergarten class will be celebrating the new year by making hats today! We will also be reading a new story called "Farfallina and Marcel" and learning the letter f. In Bible, we will be practicing all the books of the Old Testament and begin learning the New Testament song. We have a new Bible program that we will begin this week! We will also continue to work on counting by 1's, 5's, and 10's in math. We hope everyone has a great week!
Grade 1…Mrs. Keele
Welcome back! I hope that everyone had a wonderful break. We will begin our fourth reading book today. Our reading stories for this week are "The Red Stone Game" and "The Gingerbread Man". We will have a spelling test on Friday. We will continue learning how to tell time. Have a great week!
Grade 2…Mrs. Newby
2nd graders are excited to be back to work reviewing material and learning new things each week. Congratulations goes to Jaden Vining. Jaden had the most AR points last six weeks in our class.
Grade 3…Ms. Farless
The third graders will start out the new year learning their multiplies of nine, in math class. In language class, they will be learning about verb tenses. In science class, they will be learning about force and gravity. They will be performing an activity to demonstrate their knowledge of force and gravity. Our Bible lesson for the week will be about being unselfish and content. Also, the third graders will be receiving their first book report assignment this week. They will need to go ahead and find a chapter book to use for their book report. Our student of the week is Garrett Gilliam. Congratulations to Garrett!
Grade 4…Mrs. Vandagriff
The fourth grade class at BCS had a wonderful experience before our holiday break. Our Nursing Home Basket Project was a HUGE success. Along with the fifth grade class, we were able to raise enough money to make 46 baskets!! We also make over 100 homemade cards for the residents. It was a day that we will never forget. This week will be very busy as we get back to work. We are continuing to read "Charlotte's Web," and do many activities with this amazing book. We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. May God bless you all in 2009!!
Grade 5…Mr. Burks
Happy New Year. I know everyone is excited to be back. I hope everyone had a relaxing and joyful holiday break and are anxious to get back to school and learn. This week we are going to review the first semester in Math and Language Arts. We will understand the changes in America during the “Roaring Twenties.” We continue to study energy in Science and will complete two activities to reinforce what we read about energy. Our reading story will allow students to compare a holiday celebration in America to that of another country. Bible lessons will focus on the New Testament. Luke 1 will be studied this week. Our memory verses will be Psalms 23. The spelling words will be taken from the Tennessee Education Vocabulary list. These are words students will need to be familiar with when taking the TCAP test in April. Finally, students will be practicing their writing skills each week in preparation for the Writing Assessment in February. We are going to be very busy between now and the end of April.