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March 2019
ADMINISTRATION
Mrs. Amy Williams, Principal
Mrs. Michelle Myers, Assistant Principal
IMPORTANT DATES
 
 DATE EVENT
03/01/19 Chorus District Field Trip
03/04/19 - 03/08/19 Kindergarten Registration Week
2019-2020 School Year 
         Monday - Friday 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
03/04/19  BHES Evening Kindergarten Registration
         5:00p.m.-7:00p.m. in the office
03/04/19 - 03/14/19 Pre-Order the BHES Yearbook
03/06/19 PTO Meeting 4:15p.m. in the Multipurpose Room
03/14/19 End of Third Nine week (subject to change)
03/15/19 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Flex Workday
03/18/19 NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
03/18/19 PTO Spirit Night at Chuck E Cheese's
         3:00p.m. -9:00p.m.
03/27/19 Report Cards Issued
03/29/19 Fourth Grade field trip to Udvar Hazy
04/11/19 BHES Book Fair & Art Exhibit Night 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
04/16/19 Individual Spring Portraits 
04/25/19 STEAM Night with the Discovery Center at Bass-Hoover in the cafeteria 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.
04/29/19 Second Grade field trip to Blandy Farm

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
 

2019-20 Kindergarten Registration

Frederick County Public Schools will be conducting kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year in two phases this year in an effort to make the process more efficient. The parents of rising kindergarten students who currently have other children enrolled in Frederick County Public Schools are being asked to register their student(s) for kindergarten during the early bird registration period from February 4 through March 1. The parents of rising kindergarten students who do not have any children currently attending Frederick County Public Schools should complete the registration process from March 4-8. All parents registering children to attend kindergarten for the first time in August 2019 should complete the registration process at the elementary school their child will attend. Specific registration times for both the early bird and regular registration periods can be acquired by contacting each elementary school. All children who will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2019, must register for kindergarten.
YEARBOOK ORDERS
Yearbooks are by pre-order to Lifetouch. You will want to order now to avoid any disappointment later.  We have a limited supply of extra copies to sell when they arrive.  Yearbook pre-orders will be taken from Monday,  March 4th, 2019 through Thursday,  March 14th, 2019 and are $12.00.  To order online go to:
YBpay.lifetouch.com and enter the school yearbook code: 12512719.
PTO NEWS
Thank you to all the teachers, kids and families that participated in our Read-a-Thon. We raised a grand total of 7,046.98! Top fundraising and reading classes at each grade level were treated to an ice cream party or pizza party for their hard work.

Upcoming Events:
March 6th PTO Meeting at 4:15p.m. in the multipurpose room

March 18th Stinger Spirit Night at Chuck E Cheese's from 3-9pm

Kids and staff - continue to show your Stinger Spirit by wearing school colors or spirit wear on Fridays!

Contact us via basshooverpto@gmail.com or Facebook BHES PTO FB Page
PARENTS of FIFTH GRADERS

1.)  All sixth grade students are required to have a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster vaccine prior to entry into middle school next fall.In order for your child to enter the sixth grade in August, you will need to provide the vaccination  documentation to your child’s 2018-19 elementary school or 2019-20 middle school prior to the opening of school.  Please see your pediatrician or local health department for updating your child’s immunizations.  Feel free to call Mrs. Siegfried regarding any questions that you may have regarding your child’s immunizations or if you need any assistance with this matter.


2.)  The 5th Grade promotion ceremony and 5th Grade Fun Day will be Tuesday, June 4th. Mark your calendars.

SOL INFORMATION
SOL's will be given from May1st -30th  for 3rd, 4th & 5th graders.  Specific dates will be given as we get closer.
There will be no parent lunches in May for all grade levels as we can not guarantee lunch times will remain the same. 
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
Kids Heart ChallengeParents, it’s time for your child to show heart! This year, we’re launching the Kids Heart Challenge. It’s your child’s chance to be a Heart Hero by learning about heart health, spreading the word and raising funds to help children with heart issues.

Together, with your child, go to Kids Heart Challenge. They can take one of the three challenges and email family and friends to ask for donations. The tenative end date is Thursday, March 14th. 

Your child will earn a glow-in-the-dark wristband just for registering online. When they get donations, they will receive Echo, Finn and a clasp.

Thank you for supporting the physical and emotional well-being of our students and the American Heart Association.
FIELD DAY
 

It'll be a ZOO at Bass-Hoover for Field Day on Friday, May 31, 2019! 
Rain date - Monday June 3rd.
The day requires lots of volunteers.  Be sure you are on our volunteer list.  If  you are unsure if you are,  call and check with Stacey Gavurnik in the office or with your childs teacher.  
Be on the look out for the donation list soon.
SPEAK UP, STAY SAFE
Speak Up, Stay Safe

Parents, students, staff and members of the community can all play a part in keeping our schools safe and secure. If you see suspicious activity, be prepared to give a detailed report to school staff and the authorities. Pay special attention to things like: What, specifically, you observed; who you saw; when and where you saw it; and why it seemed suspicious. These details will help school staff and the authorities as they work to keep our students and schools safe. Please report any suspicious activity noted in the vicinity of schools to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office at 540-662-6168.   

FIXED LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The last day of school remains June 5th.
STEAM Night
Come on out Thursday, April 25th, to a hands on night of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathmatics). We're excited to have Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum come to us.  There will be 12 different hands on activities set up in the cafeteria from 5:30p.m. to  7:30p.m. Be on the look out for an invite to come home soon. This is event is limited to the first 350 students.
MY SCHOOL BUCKS
 Parents/guardians are encouraged to use the online payment system, My School Bucks, to pay school activity fees and place money on a student's cafeteria account. Parents are able to view current account balances, review recent purchases, receive low-balance alerts, and setup recurring payments on a weekly or monthly basis if desired. Once the payment is made, a receipt is automatically sent to the purchaser notifying him/her that a payment has been received. VISA and MasterCard are accepted 24 hours a day. The web site is user friendly and allows you to self-register. Register on the school’s website or on the FCPS homepage. Click MySchoolBucks to go directly to My School Bucks. 
LUNCH MENU
March Lunch Menu
BOOK FAIR & ART NIGHT
 Please mark your calendar for the BHES Arts Night and Book Fair!
6:00-8:00p.m., Thursday, April 11th.
Bring your family to view student artwork in the halls and participate in Visual Arts themed activities and be sure to stop in and see what the Book Fair has.

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Frederick County Public Schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, political
affiliation, disability or veteran status in the education program and activities, or employment and provides equal access to the Boy
Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions concerning the application of this non-discrimination policy may be made to: Title IX Coordinator (Adults), Jennifer Rydholm, Exec. Director of Human Resources; Title IX Coordinator (Students) and Section 504 Coordinator, Teresa Ritenour, Director of Student Support Services.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, see list of OCR enforcement offices for the addresses and phone numbers of
the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.


471 Aylor Road, Stephens City, VA 22655 (540) 869-4700


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