From the desk of Amy Jones, Principal Week of October 12, 2010 Community Service Update: Coat and Halloween Costume Drive: October 18 – October 26, benefits Martha’s Table (see attached flier) Family Opportunities: If you and your children volunteer after school or on the weekends and if the opportunity is open to other families, we would love to know about it. Please email PA Community Service Chair Debbie Friedlander at email@example.com Parent Questionnaire: We are still missing a few parent questionnaires. This information is essential in our getting to know your child well and serving him or her as effectively as possible. Please send it in to your child’s homeroom teacher as soon as possible. We have attached it electronically if you have misplaced it. Thank you! Parent/Teacher Conferences: We look forward to seeing you this Thursday and Friday at Community Connection: Fifth graders will Parent/Teacher Conferences. welcome students from the Diener School next Tuesday; the students will be doing a craft Forgot to sign up? Please contact Ms. project and playing on the playground. The Kotzker in the office Diener School, located just up Falls Road, is a Noon dismissal on Thursday school that provides a “developmental, Buses depart at 12:15 p.m. educational, and therapeutic environment for Please be on time to car pool Visit the Book Fair while on campus! students requiring smaller class sizes and No school for students on Friday individual attention.” Thanks for hosting, fifth graders! began meeting with each homeroom this past Friday. Her first unit will focus on the theme of reaching out to others. The 30-minute class meetings on most Fridays will touch on the topics of inclusion, communication (both verbal and non-verbal), friendship and listening. Mrs. Koltun uses hands-on activities and simulations to bring to life some of these more abstract topics. The homeroom teachers work with Mrs. Koltun, also, and help direct sessions depending on the needs of the group. While the homeroom teacher is still the key contact, you can reach Mrs. Koltun through Mrs. Kotzker in the Lower School office should you want to discuss your child’s social and emotional development. Mrs. Koltun is on campus each Friday morning. Book Fair Information: The Book Fair is this Halloween at Bullis: See the attached flier for week! Come shop! If you wish to support your information about Halloween in Lower School. child’s classroom libraries, teachers have written Please join us for an assembly at 2 p.m. on up “Wish Lists” for your convenience. Your October 29; class parties follow. children will be browsing today and then purchasing tomorrow. Check out their Wish Lists. Cash or checks (made out to Bullis) will be accepted. Flier attached. Questions? Contact Book Fair co-chairs Liz Peacock (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pam Bass (email@example.com). Looking Ahead (through October 31): 10/12 – 10/15, Book Fair 10/14, noon dismissal, L/MS Parent/Teacher Conferences 10/15, no school, L/MS Parent Teacher Conferences 10/21, 8 a.m., Conversation and Coffee with Head of School Dr. Boarman 10/27, delayed opening, 9:15 a.m. start of school, children can arrive after 8:45 a.m. 10/28, 11:15 a.m., US Children’s Concert LS Counselor, Mrs. Koltun (LS attends and fifth graders sing) 10/29, 2 p.m. Halloween Assembly and class parties Introducing Barbara Koltun, LS Counselor: Our Lower School counselor, Mrs. Koltun, Have a Great Week! Bullis Book Fair October 12‐15, 2010 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM Proceeds benefit the Marriott Family Library Featuring: Books by visiting author, Fred Bowen ‐ KidsPost sports columnist and author of numerous sports series books. Fred Bowen is visiting Bullis on Oct. 21. His 13 books all weave a little history into each story. The Good Garden – the subject of a Lower School assembly on Oct. 14. The Good Garden is the story of a farming family in Honduras who goes from being hungry to having a sustainable farm. Third graders have been studying this book in preparation for a micro‐loan project. Pre‐Orders for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, being released on Nov. 9! Black‐Eyed Susan Nominated books ‐ Bullis students read and discuss these books and vote for their favorite in April. And other great titles, too numerous to mention! For the first time, the Book Fair is open during Parent Teacher Conferences! Please stop by to shop for books for your own children, or for gift‐giving. The holidays are approaching faster than we think! Parents may pay with cash, check or credit card. Got 5 minutes? Closet out of control? We can help! Bullis Parent Association LOWER SCHOOL Community Service Project Looking for gently used coats or Halloween costumes!! Make some space in those closets just in time for the holidays! ** Donations collected Oct 18th - 26th ** Two collection bins will be in South Hall Coats: o Must be in good condition, gently used or brand new o Lightweight, heavy or rainproof o All sizes appreciated Costumes: o Looking for complete costumes (Please label costumes with age, gender and size. Place in XL Ziploc bag). **All donations given to Martha’s Table Questions? Please contact Susan Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org 301/365-9430 (home) 301/648-9430 (cell) Halloween Notes For October 29, 2010 2 p.m. Lower School Assembly Marriot Family Library Class parties follow Costumes • Children wear regular school uniforms to school • Costumes should be brought in a bag on Friday (if your child will not be dressing up, that is fine) • Costumes should be easy to put on (we will change into the costumes after lunch and only have about ten minutes; parents may help – meet in homeroom about 1:40) • Masks that completely cover the face will need to be removed for presentations • No hair dyeing • Simple makeup /face paint only (again, we only have about ten minutes to change) • No fake weapons or blood Assembly • Each class will be presenting something • Parents and younger siblings invited • Seating is tight; please try to arrive by 2:00 p.m. Class Parties • Follow assembly (about 2:45 – 3:20 p.m.) • Parents and younger siblings invited Candy • May be brought to school as a snack on Monday, November 1, only Other • Car pool line starts to “roll” about 3:30! Thanks for being in your car and ready to go then. Happy Halloween!