Thursday, February 1, 2018

Greetings Beacon Families,

We are currently spotlighting our LIFESKILL of Patience.  Patience, as defined, is to wait calmly for someone or something. Students who are patient take adequate time to become proficient at a skill, wait for other people to finish talking before they speak, wait to use materials that someone else is using, and stay in line to go to special classes or activities. 

Real world applications of Patience are waiting at the intersection while other drivers take their turns, using active listening skills while someone is talking, and repeating a question or comment for someone who did not hear it.  We are a school of readers so here are a few books that link literature with Patience.  Enjoy!

The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola
Leo, the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
Phoebe, the Spy by Judith B. Griffin
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Dr. Kendra Hill, Principal


Our Bookman Road Family would like to extend a special thanks to our Bookman Road PTO Board and our wonderful Family Fun Night Committee. We'd also like to thank our Bookman Road Families who sent in baked goods, snacks, other donations, or served as a sponsor for the Family Fun Night event. Family Fun Night was a HUGE success and a fun time for all! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Please know that our Bookman Road Faculty and Staff are mindful of the importance of regular cleaning and sanitizing practices during this cold and flu season. Teachers supplement our custodial staff's efforts by wiping down desks and sanitizing commonly used materials and resources throughout the day. Along those lines, please be reminded that if your Beacon has a temperature over 100F with a cough and/or sore throat, he/she must remain home until he/she is fever free more than 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications such as Tylenol or Motrin.

Additionally, if you would like to donate Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, or hand sanitizer  to aid us in our efforts to keep all of our Beacons happy and healthy, please send them in to your child's teacher.

Thanks so much!

PTO Meeting

Kamiah Smith
Amayah Byrd
Makaela Christian
Israel Amaya
Zoe Williams
Ashley Enamorado
Annmarie Hermanson
Corbin Dryer
Andrew Hughey
Shamarae Bailey
Kamryn Bates
Julia White
Tucker Hall
Hanako McGriff
Sully Ray
Rachel Anderson
Sophia Foxworth
Peyton Vassalle
Joi Reese
Kiet Le
Yen Vu
Eric Kirsch
Izabelle Sevigny

Mrs. Boswell and Mrs. Sarbok's Kindergarten Class

Mrs. Boswell and Ms. Sarbok’s Kindergarten class uses our LIFESKILLS each day as we learn
and grow together.  We have been learning about the many people in our community who show
responsibility, courage and caring each day. We recently visited the Columbia Fire Department
and are raising money to support the Education Fund which will help supply smoke detectors
to families in our community.  
Collin Archie
Johnny Horning
Jackson Parker
Elina Brown
AaliJah Kimble
Montrell Paxton
Amayah Byrd
Ryder McNeal
Rylee Stone
Colton Cooper
Aiden Miles
Laylah William
Micah Haseli
Myla Mills
Mustafa Erkek
David Hodgson
Piper Murray


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PTO Drawing & Essay Contest

Bookman Road Elementary PTO would like to invite students to participate in a drawing or essay contest titled “My BookMAN is my Hero.”
 One winner from each grade level will receive FREE tickets to the Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance.
A BookMAN can represent a special male role model in the life of the student such as a father, uncle, or friend.

The drawing contest is specifically for PreK - 2nd grade students.  Participants should create a drawing to show
why her “BookMAN” is a hero. The essay contest is for 3rd - 5th grade students.  Participants should write an essay
describing why her “BookMAN” is a hero.

Deadline for the drawing and essay contest is Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  Winners will be announced on Friday, February 16, 2018.


Click the book to read

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!!

Click the image above for more information!