August 23, 2017
Dear Bedminster Community Member(s),
Welcome back to school! Hopefully, you all had a wonderful and relaxing summer. I’m excited about the 2017-2018 year; the first day of school is Thursday, September 7, 2017. Back to school nights are September 26-27, 2017, please check the web page for more specific information.
Our district goals are located on the information tab of the school website. This year we will focus on student performance, wellness, and sustainability.
With the assistance of our dedicated staff and supportive community, we will continue to shape well-rounded, informed students through our professional teaching staff, the use of the most current state approved standards, updated curricula, and differentiated instruction based on student needs and abilities. We will continue to offer clubs and activities for elementary and middle school students to enjoy. STE(A)M projects will still be offered through technology class and in general classroom settings. The garden center and outside quad will be open to students this coming school year. We will also continue the K-8 ELA program that incorporates research-based best practice reading strategies. Our new science program will begin in the middle school grades, too. The administrative, business, front office, technology, PTO, and buildings and grounds departments are still busy getting the school and outside area ready for our students and staff. We also have a new playground Gaga pit for students to enjoy, compliments of our amazing PTO.
Genesis will house most information and documents families will need throughout the school year. As the school year progresses, more information will become available and you should have already received access from our Technology Manager, Mr. Kevin Pickett. In our ongoing effort to reduce the amount of paper sent home, we continue to move toward more electronic communications. This is the first year that our summer packets are completely electronic. Continue to build relationships with your child’s teacher and join the PTO and Mr. Swan for their regularly scheduled meetings throughout the school year. Join myself and the Board of Education team at our meetings, typically held on the third Thursday of each month. Also, check the school homepage for any corresponding news alerts sent home from the administrative team. We also post exciting pictures and events on our web page, Twitter handle, and Facebook page. Follow us!
Please kick off the school year by joining me and the rest of our administrative team for parent luncheons on designated Tuesdays from 11:00 - 11:45am. These will be informal times for us to meet and discuss the happenings at our school. If you can make it, bring a brown bagged lunch, or snack and join us on one of the days listed below:
● Gr. Pk - 4 parents Tuesday, September 19, 2017
● Gr. 5 - 8 parents Tuesday, September 26, 2017
I look forward to seeing you soon. Again, welcome back to Bedminster School. Go, Bulldogs!Sincerely,
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