Sixth Grade Parents are invited to Bidwell Jr. High
Pioneers Strive for Excellence!
Showcase: an event, occasion, setting or medium that shows the abilities or good qualities of someone or something in an attractive or favorable way.
We are formally inviting you to attend the Bidwell Parent Showcase Night on the evening of Thursday, April 24th starting at 6:30 p.m. in our gymnasium. We are very proud of the educational program we offer students and want a chance to “showcase” that program for you. Please plan to attend this event where you will be able to:
ü Meet many of the teachers and staff who work with your student daily;
ü Meet Assistant Principal, Mrs. DeBock and Principal, Miss Roth;
ü Meet counselors, Mrs. Villasenor and Ms. Winslow
ü Get questions answered; your concerns addressed; and anxieties relieved;
ü Learn about the programs and people that make Bidwell special; and
ü Leave the evening knowing your student’s needs will be honored and cared for.
Seating will be provided in an interactive, table-top discussion format. This is a parent night and students may, but are not encouraged, to attend.
Jog-a-thon April 17th
It is time for the annual Hooker Oak Jog-A-Thon! This is a great opportunity to promote healthy exercise, while raising money to support supplies for the classroom!
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR A SUCCESSFUL JOG-A-THON:
• Ask for pledges from friends and family. Record each donation on the pledge sheet (on front of the Jog-a-Thon envelope). Pledges are a flat donation and collected in advance. Place all donations inside the Jog-a-Thon envelope. Please return Jog-a-Thon envelopes to your student’s teacher no later than April 17th. Make sure your child’s name is on the pledge sheet.
• Send child in comfortable shoes and clothes on April 17th. Students will run for 20 minutes on our track. A schedule of your child’s classroom running time will be on next week’s Sprouty. Come and cheer them on!
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for this event please contact: Jennifer Parks (email@example.com)
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!
Envelopes went home on Monday April 7th. If you need an additional envelope please stop by the office.
Traffic Safety Issue Update
Over the past few months many of our school members have dedicated their time in addressing our school’s traffic safety issues. An action team of parents was formed to assess safety concerns especially at student drop off and pick-up times. The team developed strategies for action and is now facilitating improvements to address the issues. However for the plan to succeed we must all work together to make our school a safer place for our children.
Our expectation is that all students crossing the streets do so ONLY at crosswalks. Please help reinforce this by using the crosswalks yourself when picking up or dropping off your children. We never want a child to be harm’s way by jay walking.
Currently we have a few Parent Crossing Volunteers helping to stop traffic at cross walks and direct traffic in the loading zones. We need a lot more volunteers to sign up. A volunteer sign-up sheet has been posted outside the office.
With enough volunteers, we are going to have Parent Crossing Volunteers at the drop-off area on 3rd, the crosswalk at 3rd and Sunset and the intersection of Arbutus and 3rd. It would also be helpful to have volunteers at the bus zone and cafeteria/Kindergarten drop off area. This is a great way to fulfill your volunteer commitment time of two hours a week. This program cannot succeed without your help. Just 15-20 minutes a few times a week will ensure that our school is safer for our most important resource-our children.
We will also be erecting signage that will remind parents of the traffic rules around our school, such as: please move forward, no parking, right turn only. We also will be repainting our curbs. Just a reminder that red is a no stop zone, yellow is a loading /unloading zone (and you may not leave your car), and white is only a three minute loading zone. To be honest, leaving your car, walking your child to class, and returning to your car is going to take longer than three minutes. If you need to leave your car unattended for any reason during pick-up and drop off times, please park across the street or on the adjacent streets.
These safety improvements efforts are ongoing. As we continue to address concerns and implement possible solutions we will post updates on our Tumblr page. Please be checking the Hooker Oak Tumblr page weekly as we would like to get our Sprouty back to a half page calendar of events.
For traffic violations you may call Chico Police Non-Emergency at 897-4900.
This is the IRON MAN ATTENDANCE TROPHY! Has your student told you about him? There is one for each grade level that has the best attendance and no tardy record each month. It is passed on with the coming new month if another class has beat the previous class’s record.
At the end of each month, as well, every student who had perfect attendance and no tardies has their name put into a jar. At the end of the year, we will draw out a name for grades K-3 and one for grades 4-6 for a special prize. The K-3 prize is a bike and the 4-6 prize is a Kindle! These prizes and the IronMen trophies are donated to the school by Fidelity Insurance Company of Chico.
The fifth graders from Mr. C’s class on their Kids In Creeks field trip.
It was drizzly, but we had fun and did some great environmental learning.
Happy Spring Break. No School Next Week March 17th-21st. Enjoy your time with family and friends. We will see all of you back at school on Monday March 24th.
Math Night was really fun! Thank you Robert Preston, Jennifer Oloff-Lewis and all the CUSC student teachers who volunteered their time to support our school.
Thank you Rotary Club for the wonderful gift of a dictionary for each of our third graders. We truly appreciate your generosity.
Dear Teachers, PCC’s, and Parents,
This is a great big GINORMOUS THANK YOU for the fantastic baskets you contributed. We are absolutely marveling over them!
We know very well how much is asked of all of you, and still you continue to give. We REALLY appreciate your generosity!
Over the Rainbow to Amber Grove with Beth’s fifth grade class.