Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thank you for your years of service to Bookman Road and the teaching profession. We will miss you as you enter into retirement Mrs. Boswell, Mrs. Fancher, and Mrs. Reedy! 

Counselor Connections: Keep Tabs on SCREEN Time

Research shows that 51% of kids live in homes where the TV is left on nearly all the time. But inappropriate shows, and excessive exposure to violent videogames, can impact behavior. To monitor your child’s screen time:
• Know exactly what he’s watching.
• Learn to set your TV’s v-chip to block unsuitable programs and place filters on phones and other devices.
• Set rules about what she can and can’t watch or play.
Remember too that children have access to the internet to search information, participate on many forms of social media, and frequently view YouTube videos. Although there is a fun and entertaining element to all of these things, there is also a lot of potential for emotional, social, and even physical harm when these entities are misused. It is imperative that parents engage in setting firm expectations, and stay diligent in continually monitoring the quantity and quality of your child’s screen time.
~Tonya Spangler, School Counselor
Source: “Watching Television with Your Children,”: Firm, Fair, & Consistent


Looking for pictures from the Decade Dance? You may see some familiar faces here.

According to Reading Rockets, students who don't read over the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress. 

Click the image below to get information about our grade level specific summer reading lists and resources. 

To spread the love of reading, your child can add a picture of them reading this summer. We hope that this peaks the interest of other Beacons to read various books. 

Check out some local summer camps through 
the Richland Two Pinterest page. 

Made with Padlet

Thursday, May 31, 2018


Greetings, Beacon Families,
The promotion ceremony for fifth grade students will be held Wednesday, June 6 at 8:30 AM, in the Multi-Purpose Room. We have a few reminders to help maintain a safe and productive school environment during these proceedings:

-Arrive early as seats fill-up fast and the ceremony will begin as close to 8:30 a.m. as possible.

-Parents who wish to take their students with them at the conclusion of the ceremony should sign them out in the front office.

-Families with younger siblings attending BRES and who would like them to attend the ceremony should come to the front office to sign-out the student for the duration of the promotion festivities, as well. Once we wrap-up, students should be signed back in through the front office before returning to class.

These procedures will help to ensure student safety and a calm, orderly learning environment for those not attending the ceremony.

Today, our students enjoyed stories from Mr. Tim Soneselt, an amazing storyteller!

5th Grade artists were inspired by 
Georgia O'Keeffe this week!

ALERT students shared their architecture projects with friends and family last week. They really showed the LIFESKILLS of Creativity and Effort. 

Counselor Connections:
Teach Tolerance When Communicating

Communication involves more than words. In fact, communication is often more nonverbal than verbal. Imagine all the ways people “speak” without words. They shake hands. They clap. They smile. To show this, role-play some situations with your child silently. Pretend to:
• Ask someone to sit next to you.
• Tell a friend to “Go for it!”
• Be hurt by someone’s words.
• Feel sorry about something you did.
• Look for an item you lost.
• See someone after a long time apart.
• Be bored during a telephone conversation.
• Tell everyone you’re okay after falling down.
• Thank someone for helping you.
• Have no idea how to answer a question.
• Believe you’re right and someone else is wrong.
Then discuss how nonverbal signals sometimes get misinterpreted, especially in a diverse culture with many customs. Someone from Indonesia, for example, might smile if embarrassed. In France, the American sign for “okay” has different meanings. It can represent “zero” or “nothing.” If something is unclear, teach your child to say something like, “I’m confused about how you feel.” That’s better than jumping to a conclusion or starting an argument. Talk about times you have been misunderstood. What happened? What did you learn from it?

~Tonya Spangler, School Counselor
Source: "The ABC's of Conflict Resolution," Teaching Tolerance

Richland 2 shares plenty of resources for Summer Camps and activities on their Pinterest page. Click the image below to check them out. 

Thursday, May 24, 2018


Greetings, Beacon Families,

Last week our students completed SC READY and SC PASS testing, and we are almost finished with all of our make-up exams. I would like to commend our Bookman Road students on their personal best effort and perseverance exhibited throughout the week.  We appreciate our faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication, and the cooperation of our students’ families in making sure students were at school on time and prepared to do their best on the test.

Educating children is a collaborative effort and I cannot thoroughly express in words my gratitude for the entire Bookman Road Elementary community! Please be safe this Memorial Day weekend and we look forward to seeing each of you back Tuesday, May 29th to finish out the year strong!

Have a great weekend!

Dr. Hill

Book Fair, Decade Projects, Architecture Projects, and Tumbling! 
It's been a great week at Bookman! 

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Our students worked hard and did their personal best on standardized testing this week! In preparation for testing we had a great time hosting a pep rally for students.

Check out our social media pages for grade level pep rally music videos! 

Stop by D Hall to see these smiling faces on display!

Take a look at the online catalog. 


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Greetings, Beacons!

As indicated in last week's Beacon, you should have received a student information survey that we will use to help with student placements for next year. While your child’s current teacher provides feedback, as well, this form provides a way for you, as parents/guardians, to participate in this decision making process.   Your input is valuable and we look forward to reading your thoughts.

Have a great weekend!

Dr. Hill

Way to go Dr. Hill for coming in 2nd Place at 
the Sparkleberry County Fair Cow Milking Contest!


            Congratulations to our Girls on the Run Team for 
        completing their 5K last weekend!


Stop by D Hall to see these smiling faces on display!

Koran Ware
Harumi McGriff
Viiola Clack
Brayden Bousquet
Briana Byrd
Tyla Nemley
Sophia Fannin
Bryson Archie