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Field Day 2017

Written by Kathleen Watt. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

A huge thank you to Mr. John and Ms. Elena for organizing a wonderful and fun-filled Field Day! The weather was gorgeous and our students had a blast! We would also like to thank all of our parent volunteers for helping to ensure that we had the best Field Day yet. We wish you all a wonderful holiday and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, April 18th.

Friendship and Fostering Our Community Values

Written by Kathleen Watt. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

Today, students from the 8th grade Wellness class came to teach our elementary students about friendship and bullying. The students created their own projects and presentations and did a fantastic job of reinforcing some of the main ideas and important concepts that we have been working with this year. Thank you to Ms. Kleijn and to all of the students who participated!

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Café Con Libros

Written by Kathleen Watt. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten, Nursery, PreK

ES Principal, Ms. Jorge, met with 20+ parents on Tuesday to enjoy coffee and pastries while discussing the importance of reading, and especially reading at home to and with children (in any language!) Parents were asked to think about how they first learned to read and were pushed to think about the difficulties of learning to read for the first time. The importance of making reading fun and enjoyable for kids came up over and over again and Ms. Jorge provided suggestions for different ways that parents can continue to encourage and build their children’s love for reading. We look forward to welcoming parents back for the next Café Con Libros!

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Our First Family Friday

Written by Kathleen Watt. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

We were thrilled to see so many of our K-5 parents this morning for our first Family Friday! Both teachers and students were eager and excited to welcome the parents into their morning meetings. And, it was obvious that our parents were equally excited as they joined in with the morning greetings, songs, chants, and even dancing! BFIS is lucky to have such a wonderful and supportive parent community and we look forward to welcoming all of you back for our next Family Friday on November 4th!

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It’s That Time of Year!

Written by Kathleen Watt. Posted in 5th Grade

Next week, on Monday and Friday afternoon, 5th graders will take part in discussion-style workshops on Human Growth and Development. We will be using a few key resources as a springboard for our conversations and in order to answer questions around the topic. If you are interested in previewing the resources ahead of time, please find them attached. Happy weekend!

http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/grow/#cat20449

http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/female-repro.html#catgirlstuff

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/male-reproductive.html#catgirlstuff