Mark Your Calendar
Jan. 15 Board Meeting, 6 pm
Jan. 15 February Lunch and Aftercare Sign-ups Open
Jan. 15 Letters of Interest Due Back in the Office For Parents of current Hickory Middle Groupers, Kindergarten and 3rd grade students
Jan. 16 Open House for Parents and Children Considering 1st Grade, 5 to 6 pm
Jan. 17 3rd Thursday Coffee Chat, 8:30 to 9:15, Annex
Jan. 18 Sweet Gum Culture Fest
Jan. 21 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School
Jan. 23 Kindergarten Informational Meeting 5:15-6:15 pm For Youngest and Middle Grouper Parents Childcare provided. Sign-up sheet is on the Main Office window. Children must be 3 or older.
Jan. 25 February Lunch and Aftercare Sign-ups Close
Additional Important Items
Jan. 30 Meeting for Parents Considering or Planning to Attend BMS Upper Elementary Program, 6:30 pm Childcare provided. Sign-up sheet is on the Annex office window. Children must be 3 or older.
Feb. 6 Open House for Parents and Children Considering 4th Grade, 5 to 6 pm
Feb. 15 Enrollment Forms and 1st Installment of Deposit Due
Forty Days of Peace
We are excited to begin soon our annual Forty Days of Peace Celebration in honor of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Beginning on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the classrooms will mark forty consecutive days on which teachers will suggest an Act of Peace through which children can honor Dr. King’s legacy. The teachers will also share with children a daily quote from a world peacemaker. Each class will have a presentation by the City of Bloomington on the life of Dr. King, and our Forty Days will culminate in early March with a student celebration in Dr. King’s honor.
We hope you can continue this celebration at home on days when school is not in session, and so for inspiration the newsletter will offer quotes and acts of peace for you. It is an exciting and necessary celebration, and seems never to lose relevance. Join us!