Friday, October 12, 2018

Greetings, Beacon Families!

We hope everyone remained safe and dry yesterday during the storm and we appreciate your flexibility with the changes we have experienced with our school schedule. Of course, our number one priority is maintaining the safety of our students and staff. While many of you have inquired about plans for making up the additional day missed, please stay tuned for those updates to be provided by our district level staff in the days to come.

Speaking of flexibility and safety, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize a staff member who has gone above and beyond to ensure the safety and security of all members of our school community.  Mr. Randy Dooley joined our Bookman Road family this year as our full-time School Security Officer. Mr. Dooley comes in early to prepare our building for the school day, and often comes back after school hours to ensure the building is safe and secure. I'm sure you've seen him directing traffic in the mornings and afternoons to allow safer entering and exiting from our school campus.

Not only is Mr. Dooley always highly visible throughout the school day, but he has already established supportive and positive relationships with our students! He has served as a Mystery Reader in several classes, walks with students to class, and has served as a special "buddy" to visit with some of our Bookman friends as an incentive for their hard work in class.

You've heard the old adage "it takes a village to raise a child." We are so thankful to welcome Mr. Dooley as part of our "village" this school year. So, when you see Mr. Dooley, please join us in thanking him for his service.

Lastly, as we are "developing Beacons who 'light the way' in community service," we hope to see many of you tomorrow at the Palmetto Health Walk for Life. Please email pictures to if your family is participating.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Dr. Hill

Ms. Ferrucci's 

Second Grade Class

Next week is Digital Citizenship Week! Stay connected on our social media platforms for some resources that you can use to foster good digital citizenship skills in your home. 


For students in grades 3-5

Enter your Web-Warrior in our school Web-Warrior Contest! Click on the image
 below to access the file. 

Submit-- Visual Art, Digital Art, Original Dance, Poetry, Songs, Essay, Sculpture,
Photography, Skits, and other art forms
Submissions due to Dr. Wendy Campbell by
October 18, 2018.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Greetings, Beacon Families!

The students and staff at Bookman Road are continuing to focus on the LIFESKILL of Responsibility. My parents helped me to develop responsibility by assigning chores to do around the house.  I had to take responsibility for making sure that my homework and chores were done before going out to play. My work ethic and sense of responsibility were further developed in high school when I worked as a server at a local restaurant.  

While I didn’t necessarily enjoy chores and work, I’m sure grateful for them because they helped refine the work ethic and sense of responsibility that have helped me be successful in my career and other endeavors.

Below are some ways that you can help your Beacons continue to develop a sense of responsibility.

                                                                                                         Source:  Home & School Connection

You can see these smiling faces on display 
on D-Hall next week.

It's time for applications for the Richland Two Film Festival! Any student in grades K-12 are invited to participate. Watch the commercial below and visit the Film Festival website here to get more information! If you have any further questions, email Mrs. King at

                                United Way 

Thank you to everyone who donated in our United Way Campaign. With your help, we were able to raise $1,774.27! Thank you so much for your support Beacon families!

District News and Flyers

Below are approved flyers shared by Richland Two. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Greetings, Beacon Families,

Our Kindergarten students put on a fabulous performance this past Monday night at our PTO meeting and our 5th graders’ Science projects were top-notch!  The meeting was well attended and we look forward to many more of you joining our wonderful PTO very soon.

I would like to express my gratitude to our PTO and all who donated books from our book fair for teachers' classroom library collections.  Having good literature in the classroom is very important, and each year our PTO, parents, and other donors support our teachers and students in this way! 

Thank you so much for your continued support and we hope to see you all at CiCi's night tonight.

Dr. Hill

Our 4th Graders took part in a Native American Potlatch today. Storytelling, games, and great food all inspired by the Native American culture. 

Our Kindergarten students were serenaded by the Valley Voices this morning. They also had an opportunity to share their singing skills with the visitors!

You can see these smiling faces on display on D Hall!

 Mr. Mike Lally

PE Teacher

Baby Mr. Lally!

Prior to teaching at Bookman Road Elementary I was the physical education teacher down the street at Round Top Elementary for thirteen years. I spent one year working at the South Carolina Department of Education before returning to teaching and I'm excited to be a Beacon. I'm married to a fourth grade teacher and we have two dogs and a cat. In my free time I enjoy running and I'm an avid fan of Arsenal in the English Premier League for soccer. I look forward to building relationships this year with a new school school community that last for many years to come.

Mrs. Jamie Martin

     PE Teacher

I'm excited to join the Bookman Road family this year. This is my tenth year teaching Physical Education. My nine previous years teaching were in Winston Salem NC. I graduated from UNCW and also competitively swam for them for four years. I have been married for ten years and have two boys. Henry is two, Brooks is four, and we have a twelve year old chocolate lab named Roland. I'm looking forward to a great year!


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Greetings, Beacon Families,

One unique thing about Bookman Road Elementary is that each child has an opportunity to give back to our school in some way.  Each classroom has a service that they do for our school to help it flow smoothly or look nice. On an even larger scale, each grade level works together to sponsor a charity to give back to the greater community.  You will be hearing about ways that you can help to support our school and community throughout the year, as well.

One very important classroom service here at Bookman Road is called the “Pelican Postal Service.” A class within our school delivers mail from students and staff to others throughout the school.  We want to encourage you to take advantage of this service by writing to your child or to a favorite staff member. 

In the front office, you will find a message station with Happy Grams for visitors to write a small note of thanks, appreciation, or a simple hello to a student, staff member, or SIC/PTO member.  So, if you are ever in the school for any reason and have a spare minute, we encourage you to fill out a Happy Gram

Bookman Road Elementary is truly a school of readers and writers, and we thank you for your support.

Dr. Kendra Hill, Principal

Our Beacon Battle Buddies enjoyed their first meeting of getting to know friends and designing with K'nex!

Please stop by D Hall to see these smiling faces on display! 

 Week of September 17, 2018

Week of September 17th

Mrs. Ohmer's Third Grade Class

It has been a wonderful start to third grade in Mrs. Ohmer’s class! Our class has enjoyed getting to know each other, learning about SC Geography, building reading stamina, and practicing math skills. We are about to begin our very first writing unit which will be on narrative writing. Our class enjoys taking part in our class service which is bulletin board maintenance. Our friends make sure that the hallway bulletin boards are well-maintained, and they take the initiative to fix them throughout the week. We are always looking for ways to week. We are always looking for ways to help out around our classroom, school, and community. We can't wait to be the “class of the week” next week, and we are excited for an awesome year in third grade!

Addisyn Ayer
Stella Baker
Ella Bigwarfe
Blake Bryant
Aiden Cherry
Erick Diggs
Lucy Fassoth
MaKayla Gamble
Jayla Harris
Koufax Kivita
Tyler Mathis
Desiree Munoz
Cam Padgett
Lilly Reynolds
Royce Robinson
Sam Williams
Zoƫ Williams

Mrs. Sharp's Third Grade Class

We have had a fantastic start to third grade in Mrs. Sharp’s class! Our class has enjoyed getting to know each other, learning about SC Geography, building reading stamina, and practicing math skills. We are have also started our very first writing unit and are writing true stories about our lives. Our class service will be to greet visitors with a welcome song. We are practicing every day! We can't wait to be the “class of the week” next week, and we are excited for an awesome year in third grade!