Pajama Day Tomorrow
All students (teachers, too!) can show their school pride by wearing pajamas tomorrow. Monetary donations are a welcome but optional way for us to raise funds. The class that raises the most funds this school year will win an end of the year party. The top classes are currently:
Ms. Murray - $112.76
Ms. Connolly - $80.77
Ms. Jones - $73.73
Claire's Gourmet Sale
Claire's Gourmet orders are due this coming Monday, March 2nd.
Pickup is schedule for Thursday, March 26th. If you, friends, and family enjoy Claire's Gourmet, we hope you will enjoy this opportunity. Extra brochures are available in the school office, and orders may be placed online if you set up an account and share your personal participant code with family and friends. Westowne's Organization code is 2465, which you'll need to set up your account.
Top sellers will win these fantastic prizes:
- $50 top seller prize
- $100 raffle - get one chance to win for every ten items sold
The PTA sponsored Scholastic Book Fair runs March 17th - 19th. Every student will get a shopping trip during that week, followed by a family shopping opportunity that Thursday evening at Literature Night. You can support this literacy promotion event in many ways:
- Send your children prepared to buy books on their scheduled days. Those dates will be sent home closer to the event. When budgeting for the purchase, please be aware that Scholastic charges sales tax.
- Sign up to pitch in during Book Fair. It takes a small army of volunteers giving a couple hours here and there to make it happen. There are several slots still open, including cashiers during Literature Night. We'll give you a quick on the job training, and you'll be ready to go even if you haven't done it before.
- Join us for Literature Night on March 19th from 6:00 - 9:00 for multicultural stories, crafts, food and entertainment. While the event is free for students and their families, there will be food and books for sale.
Advocate for Education
The Maryland PTA is encouraging voters to ask their senators and delegates to fully fund education. Educate yourself on the issues and send your own letters to your representatives. This website provides the details on this issue, as well as quickly generates an email using your address.
Read Across Maryland
March is Read Across Maryland month. Maryland public school students in grades K-12 may enter the “Take the 30/30 Reading Challenge” sponsored by the Maryland State Education Association. Students must log 30 minutes of reading time for 30 days in the month of March to be eligible. Completed forms should be mailed or emailed to MSEA. Please do not send them into school. Entries must be received by 4:45 p.m. on April 2. Participants could win a Kindle Fire or an Amazon.com gift card.
Forms and information will be shared during library classes this week. Families can also access the information and forms through the website.
Last year, about 40,000 BCPS members completed the Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey. Make sure your voice is heard this year by taking the quick and easy online survey. Parents, staff, and students beginning in 4th grade are encouraged to provide their feedback.