Tuesday, February 27, 2018




Greetings, Beacon Families!

This has certainly been an exciting week at Bookman Road! We had our official "Bookman Road Fun Run" kick-off on Tuesday. Our PTO has implemented this new, exciting way to encourage physical fitness, the use of team work and collaboration, and to raise money for our school all at the same time!


We appreciate your hard work in helping your Beacon to get pledges for our Fun Run. We are hopeful that this one, consolidated fundraising effort will allow more families to participate to help contribute to an updated Multi-Media Lab and new P.E. equipment for our school. The students seem to really enjoy this school-wide project.


Secondly, we've had so much fun participating in "Read Across America Week!" We had a blast with our crazy hats and socks, our Wacky Wednesday attire, dressing in all green, and finally tomorrow, dressing as a story book character!  We hope you all have had a great time reading with your Beacons this week.


Lastly, we would like to thank everyone who served on the Father Daughter Dance committee. It was a huge success! The room was decorated beautifully and the daughters were even more beautiful! Mr. Reliford and I would like to thank the dads/BookMEN for the tons of laughs you granted us with your fancy dance moves! It was a fun time for everyone, as promised.


Thanks for all you do to make Bookman Road an AWESOME place to be. Have a great weekend!


Dr. Hill, Principal 










Fifteen of our 5th grade Beacons have successfully completed 7 weeks of peer mediation training with our school counselor, Mrs. Spangler.  Our mediators will be able to facilitate minor peer conflicts with younger grade level students under Mrs. Spangler’s supervision.  We are so proud of our shining Beacons lighting the way and encouraging peaceful solutions. Students shown from top to bottom: Annalyse Bailey, Natalie Parker, Olivia Hill, Brandon Bryant, Bradley Wilson, Harumi McGriff, Lylou Libby-Lengard, Zachary Tabler, Preston White, Izzy Rowe, Caydence Lee, Saydini Osorio, Natalee Grindstaff, Hailey Beech, and Kylie Park.




















Please stop by D hall to see these smiling faces!





Mrs. Benevides 3rd Grade Class


 Our class recently wrapped up our social studies unit on our state government with a Being
There Experience at the South Carolina State House.  We enjoyed touring the building and
grounds where the executive and legislative branches of our state government work together
to carry out and make laws.  Now, we are anxiously moving into our next unit in science on
heat and matter.  While we continue working toward our end-of-year reading goals, we are
stepping into opinion writings.  In math, we are just beginning our geometry unit.  Our class
has covered so much new learning this year that we are well on our way to fourth grade!
Raynea Amezado
Jamarion Lakin
Jayden Pitts
Adrianna Cannin
Chandler Martino
Gabriel Ramos
Cyrus Carmack-Belton
Sean McCue
Kennedy Roe
Addison Dean
Kyle Morris
Jordan Smalls
Ashley Dunavant
Elijah N
Ka’miah Smith
Rashad Henderson
Grayson Pittman
Kimmy Vu










Boosterthon is just one week away!


Fun Run Schedule
March 9, 2018

8:30- 9:30- K & 1  
9:30-10:30- 2 & 3 
10:30-11:30 - 4 & 5
11:30-12:00- Child Development














FAMILY WORKOUT CHALLENGE
Families, please see the calendar below. We have a challenge for you. Each day for the month of
March we would love for you as a family, but at least your student/child to complete the daily exercises
. After the exercise has been completed, please initial the box. Please complete this for the entire month
and return at the end of the month with your student/child’s name on it to Mr. Schirmer. Each student that
completes the entire month will be entered into a raffle to win a BIKE!!!

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(you may access a printable version by clicking on the calendar)













































Thursday, February 22, 2018



Greetings, Beacon Families!

We've had an awesome week at Bookman Road Elementary. Check out some of our cool learning experiences and upcoming events!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Third Graders enjoyed their Being There Experience to the State House this week!

   






Students in the Digital Media Lab have been using their STEM skills to complete Lego challenges an build 
Valentine's Day boxes. 

                  


Please stop by D Hall to see the smiling faces on display. 

















EARN A CHANCE TO WIN A BIKE!
This educational storybook was developed to introduce MyPlate to young children. Parents please read the book to your children and encourage them to try foods from each food group by eating just two bites, just like the characters in the story. The back of the book contains a MyPlate coloring page, a blank certificate for the Two Bite Club, fun activity pages for kids, and Tips for Growing Healthy Eaters. If your child completes the certificate, please return it to Mr. Schirmer by Friday, February 23rd. All students on complete and return the certificate will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE BIKE. The student that wins the bike will be notified on February 28th. Thanks!

















































Thursday, February 15, 2018

Greetings, Beacon Families!

This month we are focusing on the LIFESKILL of Problem SolvingProblem Solving means “to create solutions for difficult situations and everyday problems.”

Problem Solving doesn’t always involve the most complexed issues of life. Problem Solving might simply involve picking out clothes each day or deciding what to grab for breakfast. Students use Problem Solving when they resolve differences with siblings and friends and brainstorm ways to share and care for family belongings. Adults use Problem Solving when we call a plumber for leaky pipes or organize a car pool to get our children to and from school and sporting events.

We are a school of readers, so here are some books with great examples of Problem Solving. 
Happy reading!

Jumanji (Chris Van Allsburg)
Just Juice (Rosa Guy)
Dragonwings (Lawrence Yep)
Math Curse (Jon Scieszka)

 Dr. Kendra Hill, Principal




Our Kindness wall is full of random acts of kindness! 
                                        












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



Dominic Morrison and Aiden Davis



Ms. Kuhn and Mrs. Crosby's
 Kindergarten Class


You may have heard that we have 17 Lucky Ducks in our Kindergarten classroom…but it really is Mrs. Crosby and I who are the Lucky Ducks. Our students are a curious group of hands-on learners who LOVE to do science experiments, play math games with partners, write and illustrate stories in our publishing center, learn and use robust vocabulary words like alliteration and onomatopoeia, and read, read, read. In our room we also love to create immersion areas which show what we have learned. Our most recent immersion area included 50 penguins in the Antarctic. We had so much fun playing in this immersion area as we learned about the many different types of penguins, their habitat, and how they take care of their young. Our room is a happy place where learning magically happens.



                                                                         


Nicholas Ball
Joey Horning
Julia White
Charis Bigwarfe
Taua Iaulualo
Christian Tran
Nina Chan
Jakavia Mickel
Cailyn Webb
Cris De La Cruz
Kyler Miller
Laura Weber
Mason Droze
Jordan Torres
Amelia Frith
Gus Hermanson
Bryson Heyward

  








Click the image above to get information about our Boosterthon Fun Run! 

















Click the image to read the book

EARN A CHANCE TO WIN A BIKE!
This educational storybook was developed to introduce MyPlate to young children. Parents please read the book to your children and encourage them to try foods from each food group by eating just two bites, just like the characters in the story. The back of the book contains a MyPlate coloring page, a blank certificate for the Two Bite Club, fun activity pages for kids, and Tips for Growing Healthy Eaters. If your child completes the certificate, please return it to Mr. Schirmer by Friday, February 23rd. All students on complete and return the certificate will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE BIKE. The student that wins the bike will be notified on February 28th. Thanks!!