BMS News—January 18, 2019

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mark Your Calendar

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

Jan. 28             2019-2020 Enrollment Forms distributed to current families Due February 15 with deposit 1st Installment

Jan. 28-31        Standardized testing for 3rd thru 6th graders Eat a good breakfast (protein) and arrive early!

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.

Additional Important Items

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

Our annual Forty Days of Peace Celebration is beginning, in honor of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 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.

We hope you can continue this celebration at home on days when school is not in session.

Jan. 21 Act of Peace: Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a meaningful way. You could volunteer for a non-profit, learn about his life and work or do another social justice activity.

It isn’t enough to talk about peace; one must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it; one must work at it. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Lost and Found

Please stop by the Main Office and check the lost and found for items. We have a very large amount, and it will be donated next Thursday.

Did your child lose something? Try Mabel’s Labels and raise funds for the school as well.Visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com. Click “Support a Fundraiser.” Select “Bloomington Montessori School (IN)” and off you go.

Box Tops in January

During the month of January, those of you with the Box Tops Bonus App installed can participate in the 5 for 50 program at Walmart. Buy 5 Box Tops items, select the correct offer, scan the receipt into the app and the school will receive 50 additional Box Tops ($5.00!). Walmart also has products available with bonus Box Tops, such as 2-packs of cereal.

There is also a sweepstakes sponsored by PaperMate – 5 schools will win 30,000 Box Tops and 3,000 PaperMate pens. No purchase needed to apply. Entrants must have registered at btfe.com and designated a school to receive bonus Box Tops (this is a free and easy process available on the website).

Visit btfe.com for additional details and to find registration and sweepstakes links.

Remember to collect Box Tops coupons on many brands of cereal, Annie’s products and much more. Each classroom has a collection container outside its door. Thank you!