Mrs. Bush's Barnard Broadcaster "Each person, each day, learning and caring in every way."

Dear Families,

Another great week at Barnard in the books with memories and engaging learning. This week I was able to visit classrooms and read with kids, participate in their social studies lesson and see some pretty amazing 4th grade technology projects! During one of my classroom visits, one student looked at me and said, "Did you know that you get to be the principal of the best elementary school in the state? My reply was simple, I absolutely do know that, but what makes you say that? She responded with a simple but profound statement. "Because we have the best teachers. They are so nice and they help us learn. I have great friends too. Oh and the pizza for lunch is awesome!" Well said my sweet Barnard Blue Jay, I couldn't agree more!

After a string of hot and sunny days to end September, October welcomed us with some cooler fall temperatures this week. This is the perfect time to remind you to please make sure you are dressing your kids in layers to accommodate for the changing temperatures.

A friendly reminder to all families about our dismissal procedures. If you need to take your child out of school early, we ask that you do so prior to 3:45 p.m! Classrooms begin their end of day transitions at this time, along with safety and service squad jobs, which makes trying to dismiss kids at this time challenging. The parking lot also becomes very busy during this time creating extra challenges. We thank you for your help and partnership with us to keep our kids safe and dismissal time running smoothly.

Conferences are coming up October 25th and 26th. School will be dismissed at 12:59 pm. You will have the choice to sign up for an in person conference (25th) or a virtual conference (26th). We will be using the same online reservation system (PTCfast) as in the past years to schedule your child's conference time. You will receive an email after 4:30 pm on Monday, October 9th to give you classroom passwords so you can schedule. During parent teacher conferences, we are also excited to share that we will have our Book Fair open at this time to purchase books for your child.

Want to stay connected throughout the week and see pictures of your children in action here at school, please follow me on Instagram @MrsBushTSD.

Have a wonderful weekend with your families!


Mrs. Bush


Celebrating these special Barnard Blue Jay Birthdays with a trip to the book vending machine!
We hope you had an amazing birthday!
Trunk or Treat Coming Up Next Week- See flyer below on how you can participate!