Shout out to BLES staff, scholars and families for a terrific BHM Gallery Walk. The classes did an OUTSTANDING job on their projects and presentations for this event. I learned so much as I walked through each exhibit. Our scholars wrote poems, created art, wrote opinion pieces and so much more. Well done!
This month we will continue preparing our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade scholars for the upcoming ELA and Math State Exams. Core instruction includes explicit modeling and practice on ELA and Math standards. For example, in ELA scholars are identifying key details in a text, determining the theme of a story and determining the meaning of unfamiliar words.
Saturday School is every Saturday from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. In addition to 2 hours of instruction, 3rd-5th grade scholars will receive 50 minutes of enrichment (including visual art, dance, coding and more.) Our After School Program for grades 3-5 will continue every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:50-4:30. It is vital that every 3rd-5th grade scholar participate in our Saturday School and/or After School Program.
Please be reminded that the ELA exam is scheduled for April 19th and April 20th. The Math State exam will be administered on May 2nd and May 3rd.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday March 9th. Dismissal will be at 11:30 AM on 3/9. Afternoon Conferences will be from 12:30-2:50 and Evening Conferences will be from 4:00-6:30. Once again, these conferences will be VIRTUAL.
Our Fashion & Talent Show will be on Friday March 31, 2023 at 5:00 pm. Look out for more details regarding this and other events on our Monthly Family Calendar, social media pages and school app.
Congratulations to all of the scholars with 100% attendance for the month of FEBRUARY! Please reach out to Mrs. Gibson, your child’s teacher or me for questions and concerns regarding student attendance.
Finally, March is Women’s History Month. This is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture and society. In honor of this time, I’d like to share 3 of my favorite quotes:
“A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”- Oprah Winfrey
“I raise up my voice- not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai