Friday, December 15, 2017

Greetings, Beacon Families!

As you may know, this is the time of year when many students are particularly excited; partly because we have reached the time of year known to some as the “Season of Giving,” and partly because they know winter break starts tomorrow!

We know that there are various religious and cultural celebrations and observances that take place during this time of year, and the focus of many of those observances centers on giving and helping those less fortunate. One of the great things about the students at Bookman Road Elementary is that for them, the “Season of Giving” is year-round. Our Bookman Road families take joy in giving and helping others. 

So far this year our students and staff have donated their time, talents, and gifts to residents of the Wildwood Downs assisted living facility, the American Heart Association Foundation, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Toby’s Place for Women and Children. Palmetto Health Walk/Run for Life, and United Way. When we return in 2018, we will continue monthly service projects to help others in surrounding communities and around the world.

Regardless of how your family chooses to spend this winter holiday, please be safe and enjoy the time with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you all on January 3, 2018!


Dr. Hill


We would like to welcome Ms. Altonese Burkes to Bookman Road as a new Instructional Assistant in Mrs. Ramos' Pre-K class! She is replacing Mrs. Brigette Bullock who is now our new Attendance Secretary! Congratulations!

Some of our Beacons want to share their holiday wishes!

Congratulations to our 5th Graders for graduating from the DARE Program!
A special congratulations to Caydence for winning the DARE Essay contest!

The SWAT Team "Tech Elves" made their way around the
school to bring joy by way of cleaning and disinfecting technology devices!

Ms. Kuhn's Kindergarten Class and Mrs. L. Smith's 2nd Grade Class 
got to visit their Grand Buddies to spread some holiday cheer!

Dr. Hill’s Shining Beacons
Mrs. Estes’ class has read all 20 of the SC Picture book Award Nominees for 2017-2018!

Mrs. Estes’ 1st Grade Class

Class favorite: I Yam a Donkey

BRE Birthday Book Club Donations
Students donated $15 through the BRE Birthday Book Club to purchase new books for the BRE Media Center!

These students will be the first to check out these books and will be able to keep them for an extended check-out period.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017

Greetings, Beacon Families!

Every day at Bookman Road our halls and classrooms are full of PTO and school based volunteers assisting teachers, staff, and students become the very best Beacons we can be.  I would like to extend many “thanks” to each of our school partners and volunteers.  Without you, many of the special activities we do here at Bookman Road would not be possible. This week and next week the students will enjoy shopping in the PTO Holiday Shoppe, which allows them the opportunity to exercise the LIFESKILLS of Friendship and Caring. What a great way to teach students about the spirit of giving!

We appreciate everyone who has volunteered in the past, and all who will volunteer in the future.  You take time out of your busy schedules to touch the lives of so many students and we thank you for your support!

Dr. Hill

Thanks to everyone who joined us for 
Paint and Literacy Night!
Paint and Literacy Night

Mrs. Boswell's Class didn't let the rain stop! They enjoyed doing Cosmic Yoga for indoor recess. 

All of students took part in the
 Hour of Code activities this week!


Ms. Barfield's 5th Grade ALERT students are getting very creative with their architecture projects!

Our Third Graders enjoyed 
Fossil Frank this week!

Ms. Moultrie has also been named 
Bookman Road's new Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper.

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

Kimmy Vu
Laylah Williams
Bryley Knowell
Deon Ellisor
Jada James
Jacob Smoak
Sydnie Suarez
Savannah Jones
Jeremiah Hodgson
Nina Chan
Senyo Amezado
Alex Hernandez
Isis Wells
Abby Tabler
Aiden Cherry
Ty’Leah Jamerson
Ben Christian
Parker McGee

Thanksgiving helped us to kick off our unit of study on traditions. We have been “traveling” around the world to learn what the similarities and difference are between our local community and communities around the world and the traditions and cultures that are a part of our lives. We are understanding how families interact with their environments both locally and globally and comparing schools and neighborhoods around the world using our new knowledge of maps to help us!

Austin Boken
Peyton Brown
Kimber Cooper
Cole Crigger
Jordan Duncan
Josiah Eliscar
Madisyn Finch
Kiet Le
Katriel Little
Phuong Vi Nguyen
Timmy Osisek
Sofia Osorio Lopez
Lennon Owen
Landyn Sevigny
Melody Smith
Abby Tabler
Adain Turner
Harper White
Christel Wilson

The Diversity and Multicultural Committee would love to share as many cultural traditions that represent our school as we can.  If you would like to share your holiday tradition, please email Ms. Harter at

PLEASE NOTE: There is a free app that allows parents/guardians to receive messages directly from the Richland District Two Transportation Department when there are issues or delays with our school buses. 

iPhone- App Store OR Android- Google Play
*Download Bb District by Blackboard

*Once installed select our Richland District Two 

Chorus applications are now being accepted for the Spring Musical.  Applications are available from the Music Room and must be returned by December 15, 2017.  Any 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grader is welcome to join.  Those students who are currently in Chorus do not need to re-apply.