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Weekly Updates- November 24, 2019

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Dear Bon Air Families,

We had a great week at Bon Air Elementary!  A HUGE thank you to all of our parents who volunteered to help make Grandparent’s Day such a wonderful day for our guests!  We greatly appreciate all of your help and support! Please click here to see a video with some exciting highlights from this past week.

Parent/Teacher Conferences:  This is a reminder that there is no school on Monday and Tuesday due to parent/teacher conferences.  Our building will be open on Monday from 11 AM to 7 PM and on Tuesday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. These are the only times our building will be open and we will be able to answer phone calls.

Hour of Code:  During Library and Computer resource classes December 9th through the 13th, it is Hour of Code Week at Bon Air Elementary! We need parent volunteers to help out with this. Coding experience is not required at all! Click here to see your child’s resource class and sign up. Please consider signing up for more than one class.  Computer Resource is in cottage 4 just outside the 4th Grade hallway. Thank you!

Inclusive Schools Week:  It’s time to celebrate Inclusive Schools Week!  This year’s theme is: Charting the Course for Inclusive Schools.  Although we are inclusive all year long, we are excited to celebrate during the nationally recognized week in December.  During the week of December 2nd, students will be celebrating inclusive ideas throughout the week in the classroom.   Discussions in Morning Meeting, reading books that highlight ability awareness and students recognizing each other for being inclusive are just some of the activities students will be engaged in this week.

Important dates to remember:

Monday, November 25th:  No school for students- Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Tuesday, November 26th:  No school for students- Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Wednesday, November 27th-Friday, November 29th:  No school- Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, December 3rd:  Suburban Village Bookmobile 4:30-5:30 PM

Wednesday, December 4th:  First grade field trip to Henricus Park

Tuesday, December 10th:  Third grade musical and PTA meeting at 6:45 PM

Wednesday, December 11th:  Fall picture make-up day

Thursday, December 12th:  Barnes and Noble night from 4:30-7:30 PM

Thursday, December 12th:  PTA Spirit Night at Five Guys at Chesterfield Towne Center from 4:00-8:00 PM

Important updates:   

Lost and Found:  Our lost and found is overflowing with jackets, water bottles, and more.  All items left in the lost and found will be donated at the end of the day on Tuesday, November 26th after parent teacher conferences are over.

A Starry Night Dance for Special Education Students:  

What: A Starry Night Dance, a dance for K-5 special education students. This event will include music, games, crafts, and free food for all of our guests.

Where: James River High School

When: January 25, 2020 at 6:00-8:00PM

Why: This event is designed to give our participants their “night to shine” and feel recognized in our community.

How: To sign up, please follow the attached link

Additional Information: If you would like more information, visit our website (

Kids Fit & Fun Holiday Basketball Clinic

Robious Middle School

December 26, 27, 30 and 31

For girls and boys in 2nd grade through 8th grade

Clinic runs from 9am to 2pm

Clinic is designed to teach the fundamentals of shooting, passing, ball handling and defense

Click here for a flyer with more information

Contact Jeff Berry with questions

Watch DOGS:  If any fathers or father-figures would like to volunteer to spend a day volunteering in our school, please click here for the registration link to sign up.  If you would like to purchase a Watch DOGS t-shirt to wear when you volunteer, please click here.

Field Trip Chaperones: If you plan to be a field trip chaperone, please complete the online volunteer form at least 3 weeks before the date of the field trip.  To access this form, please click here. On this webpage, you can find the online volunteer form in both English and Spanish. Involved parents are critical to a school’s success!

Gifted Referral Deadlines:  

2nd-4th grade:  December 15th

Kindergarten and 1st grade:  March 15th

Clothing Donations:  The Bon Air PTA is partnering with the Crestwood PTA to participate in the Clothing to Cash Recycling Program.  Every material donated will be reused, repurposed, or recycled. The Bon Air and Crestwood PTA’s will be reimbursed for every pound collected.  The collection bin is located in the BAES parking lot by the cafeteria. This is a great opportunity to clean out your closet and help both PTAs raise money for our schools!

Social Media:  You can now find Bon Air Elementary School on social media!  We are excited to use social media to communicate about upcoming events and highlight the great things that are going on at our school! Please pick the method below that is most convenient for your family and like us or follow us!

Facebook:  Bon Air Elementary School

Twitter:  @BAES_Eagles

Instagram:  baes_eagles

If you have any questions or if there’s anything I can do to help, please reach out to me.  Thanks so much for all of your support. Working together, as a team, we will make each day a great day for learning at BAES!

Best regards,
Heather Gentry