||Connect Ed Messages - Bluford Elementary S.T.E.M Academy
Sunday, August 28th, 2011
We would like to thank our students, parents, and staff for a wonderful school opening. This is the beginning to more great things to come. Parents thank you for being patient while waiting in the car rider line. Your wait time should decrease after the first ten days of school when many of our students will receive their awaiting bus assignments.
Parents please complete and return all forms sent home last week. Teachers need this information so we may ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students. All forms are due to your child's teacher by this Tuesday, Aug. 30th.
Bluford's fall fundraiser will begin Tuesday, Aug. 30th and last until Thursday, September 15th. Please help us provide extra activities for our students by participating in the fall fundraiser.
Monday, Sept. 5th is Labor Day. Bluford will be closed for all staff and students.
Bluford will hold its Supplemental Educational Services (known as SES) Vender Fair Wednesday, Sept. 14th from 5:15-7:30 pm. If you would like for your child to receive free tutoring and would like to choose the company who provides this service, please make plans to attend. More information will be coming home in your child's Monday folder.
Sunday, September 11th, 2011
Parents please remember that regular school hours for Bluford students are from 7:55 until 2:35. Students may enter the building at 7:30 each morning. Do not drop your child off before this time. Teachers are unable to receive students until 7:30.
Please make sure your child is on time and at school each day. Please refrain from picking your child up early unless it is extremely necessary. Teachers teach until the end of the school day. So please help us ensure that your student has a full day of school each day. Every precious minute is important. The school social worker and I will be monitoring tardies, absences and early dismissals of students very closely.
If your child is a car rider, please be patient as our staff load cars each day. Please do not park in Dudley High School's parking lot and walk to the building to get your child. This creates a very unsafe environment for our students, you and others pick up their children. As students receive bus assignments, the line will decrease significantly.
Shirrelle Uniforms will be at Bluford Tuesday, September 13th from 2-6 pm.
Wednesday, September 14th is an early dismissal day for Bluford Students. Students will be dismissed at 12:30. ACES will operate until 6 pm.
The SES Tutor Vender Fair will be held Wednesday, September 14th from 5:15-7:30. Parents if you are interested in your child receiving free tutoring, please plan to attend this event. We will have over forty different tutor groups at Bluford for you to choose from. I am asking that parents meet with me in the Blfuord Media center at 5:15 so we may equip you with questions to ask the tutor group representatives. This may assist you in making the best choice for your child
Sunday, September 18th, 2011
The PTA fundraiser will end Monday, September 19th. Please do not send any money with your child to school. The Bluford staff or PTA is not responsible for lost money sent by a child. You may drop off your money tomorrow between 7:30-8:30 am and between 6:00-7:00 pm.
Parents, please plan to attend the Bluford PTA and Title 1 meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 27th beginning at 6:00 pm. We have lots of great information to share with you about new STEM curriculum activities, school achievement reports, upcoming events and more. The PTA will serve Pizza, chips and drinks. Boy Scout representatives will also be on sight to meet with parents of any 1st through 5th grader interested in joining. So come out and learn more about what's to come during the 2011-2012 school year at Bluford.
Parents, if your child is in Kindergarten and have not received all of their immunizations by this Friday, September 23rd, he or she will be suspended from school until the health assessment is complete. There will be no exceptions. This is state policy.
Thursday, October 4th, 2011
Please remember students and staff will take school pictures tomorrow. This is a non-uniform day so students can wear their regular clothes.
Please be reminded that all lunch applications to receive free or reduced lunch must be submitted by this Thursday, October 6th. Any student who has not submitted a lunch application and has been receiving free lunch and breakfast will no longer be able to do so.
The 4th and 5th grade Lego Robotics will not meet this Friday after school due to the closing off of surrounding streets for Dudley High School's Homecoming Parade.
Monday, October 10th, 2011
All 2nd grade parents please plan to join us tomorrow, Tuesday Oct. 11th at 6 pm for parent night. Teachers will discuss curriculum expectations, tips for working with your student and answer any questions you may have about 2nd grade at Bluford.
Wednesday, Oct. 12th is an early release day for Bluford students. School is dismissed at 12:30. If your child is a car rider please make arrangements for them to be picked up at this time. ACES will operate until 6 pm.
Parents please join our Bluford staff as we host McTeacher's Night this Thursday, Oct. 13th at McDonalds located at 2241 Martin Luther King Dr. We will be there from 5-8 pm cooking, serving food, and having a great time. A portion of the profits from this event will be donated to fund PBIS at Blfuord. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Program.
Parents if your child is a car rider please do not drop them off in front of the school in the morning. I am asking you to please use the car rider drop-off and pick-up area that can be accessed by taking the road between Bluford and Dudley's football field. We have had several incidences where students were almost hit by cars as they crossed the streets. We have also had some car accidence in this area. Greensboro police department will begin patrolling this area to ensure the safety of our students.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Third Grade Teachers will host a third grade parent night Tuesday, October 25th at 6 pm.
Anyone who has not picked up their fall found raiser items please contact Wanda Wilson at 336-965-2365 to schedule a time for pickup.
Friday, October 28th is a teacher workday for Bluford. There will be no school for students. ACES will operate from 7:30 am until 6 pm.
Lego team will not meet Friday, October 28th after school.
We will hold Kids Voting at Bluford Tuesday, November 8th. Kids Voting Registration Cards will go home in Monday folders tomorrow. Please help your child complete the registration card so they may understand that this is the first and an important step of the voting process. All cards should be return to his/her teacher.
Please plan to attend Mad Science Night Tuesday, November 1st at 6 pm at Bluford. Students will be amazed and have lots of interactive fun as they participate in Science experiments and activities. We will share important information about science fair projects and deadlines. PTA will host this night of fun and will provide a Hotdog dinner for everyone who attends. Please complete and return the RSVP forms that will be sent home in your child's Monday folder to his/her teacher.
The S.E. Regional Superintendent, Dr. Phyllis Martin, will host a Town Hall Meeting Monday November 7th for Bluford and neighboring schools at 6 pm in the Bluford Cafeteria. Please plan to attend.
Sunday, October 30th, 2011
Tuesday, Nov. 1st is Mad Science Night at Bluford. It will begin at 6 p.m. Please bring your children out for a night of fun and fascination with Science experiments. We will also share some very important information about our upcoming science fair. The PTA will serve a hotdog dinner. Please plan to attend.
Wednesday, Nov. 2nd is picture retake day.
Saturday, Nov. 5th Bluford will hold a Uniform Swap from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bluford. Please bring your child's clean gently warn uniforms that he or she has out grown as well as any new uniforms you wish to donate. You may swap them out with uniforms in your child's size. It is a win-win for everyone.
Sunday, November 6th, 2011
First quarter report cards will go home Monday, November 7th. Please review this report with your child. If you have any questions please call your child's teacher.
Dr. Phyllis Martin, Southeastern Regional Superintendent will host a Town Hall meeting at Bluford Monday, November 7th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please plan to attend.
Please remember to vote Tuesday, November 8th in the Municipal Elections.
All First grade parents are asked to attend the First Grade Parent Night Tuesday, November 8th at 6 p.m.
All Fifth grade parents are asked to attend the Fifth Grade Parent Night Wednesday, November 9th at 6 p.m.
There will be no school for Guilford County Schools' students and staff Friday, November 11th in recognition of Veteran's Day.
Bluford's First quarter award's program will be held Friday, November 18th. Kindergarten - 2nd grade awards program will begin at 12 pm and 3rd - 5th grade awards program will begin at 1pm.
Sunday, November 13th, 2011
SES Tutoring will begin tomorrow Monday, Nov. 14th from 3-4:30 p.m. at Bluford. SES Tutorial will be held Monday and Thursday of each week unless otherwise notified. If you child is a bus rider, please be patient for the first couple of weeks. Buses will leave school late, as we ensure that all students are on the correct bus before dismissal.
Mad Science night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15th at 6 pm. The Bluford PTA will serve a Hot dog dinner for students and parents. Please bring your student out for a night of fun and excitement.
Bluford's first quarter Award's Program will be held Friday, Nov. 18th. The Kindergarten through 2nd grade ceremony will begin at 12 p.m. Third through fifth grade ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Parent invitations will be sent home with students receiving awards in Monday folders.
The Bluford 4th and 5th grade Lego Teams will compete in their first Lego competition Saturday, Nov. 19th at Atkins High School in Winston Salem NC.
Sunday, November 27th, 2011
SES Tutoring will be held Monday and Thursday this week from 3-4:30 pm.
Shirrelle Uniforms will be at Bluford Tuesday, Nov. 29
from 2-6 pm.
Bluford's annual Music and Art Holiday Extravaganza will be held Friday, December 9th, at 6:30pm in the Dudley High School Auditorium. Students should arrive at 6:00 pm. Student should dress in holiday colors. Young ladies should wear long dresses or skirts. Young men should wear suits and ties or dress shirts, slacks and ties.
Sunday, December 11th, 2011
SES Tutoring will be held this Monday and Thursday this week from 3-4:30.
The Bluford PTA will host its annual Holiday Dinner this Tuesday, December 13th at 6 pm in the Bluford Cafeteria. Please refer to the flyer that went home last week. We hope to see you there.
Sunday, January 8th, 2012
All Science fair projects are due tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 9th. Projects are required for all 2nd - 5th grade students and will be counted as a grade. Kindergarten - 1st grade students are encouraged to participate, but it is not required.
SES tutoring will be held Monday and Thursday this week from 3-4:30.
Science Fair Parent Walkthrough Night will be held Tuesday, January 10
, from 5-7 pm. All parents are invited to come and view the amazing Science projects create by our Bluford students.
If your child has lost clothing items please remind them to see someone in the office so we may let them check the lost and found box.
Sunday, January 15th, 2012
There will be no school for GCS students and staff Monday, January 16th in recognition of MLK, Jr. Day.
End of quarter benchmark test will be given this week to all 3rd-5th grade student. Students will take Reading - Tuesday, Math Active - Wednesday, and Math Inactive Thursday. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest each night, has a good breakfast each morning and is at school on time.
Shirrelle Uniforms will be at Bluford Tuesday, January 17th from 2-6 pm.
SES Tutoring will be held Thursday, January 19th from 3-4:30 pm.
The Superintendent's State of Our Schools Address will be held Thursday, January 19th at the High Point Theater at 6 pm.
There will be no school for Bluford students Friday, January 20th. This is a teacher workday. ACES will be open from 7:30 to 6 pm.
This year's Science Fair was spectacular. Our students worked very hard and did a great job. Congratulations to all of our winners and honorable mentions. Please visit Bluford's website to see the list of winners.
Sunday, February 5th, 2012
SES Tutoring will be held Monday and Thursday this week from 3-4:30.
Awards Day is this Friday, Feb. 10th. Please listen carefully for the new program times. The K-2nd grade program will be held at 8:30 am and the 3rd-5th grade program will be held at 9:30 am. Parent invitations went home with report cards last week.
Please help us celebrate the memory of one of Bluford's finest former teachers on Tie Day, this Friday, Feb. 10th. All students and staff are encouraged to wear a necktie on that day.
Please plan to join us for a night of fun and fellowship at Bluford's Family Bingo Night sponsored by the PTA, Friday, Feb 24 beginning at 6 pm. This is an event for the whole community, so please come and bring friends. There will be food and lots of great prizes.
Sunday, February 12th, 2012
We will hold SES Tutoring Monday and Thursday this week from 3-4:30.
Wednesday, February 15th is an early release day for Bluford students. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm. If you child is a car rider, please make arrangements for him/her to be picked up on time. ACES will be open until 6 pm.
Thursday, February 16th, Bluford will hold a Technology Lunch & Learn hosted by Lisa Gardener from GCS Parent Academy from 11:30 am-12:30 pm in Bluford's computer lab. This session will show parents how to access free online programs through Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. We will provide lunch for those who attend. Please see the RSVP flyer in your child's Monday folder.
GCS Magnet Fair will be held Saturday, February 18th from 9-12:30 at the Greensboro Coliseum. There will be representatives from each magnet school providing information about their programs. Magnet school applications will also be available.
Sunday, February 19th, 2012
SES will be held Monday and Thursday this week from 3-4:30 pm. Parents please note that SES tutoring is nearing the end. Some students will receive notification of SES end dates in their Monday folder.
5th grade Parents please come to Bluford on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m. to hear about Middle School Transition. Two Middle School Counselors will be on hand to lead the discussion, to explain the registration process and to answer your questions. This is a critical time in your child's development and we want to support you in it. We will meet in the media center and refreshments will be served.
Please plan to join us for a night of fun and fellowship at Bluford's Family Bingo Night sponsored by the PTA, this Friday, Feb 24 beginning at 6 pm. This is an event for the whole community, so please come and bring friends. There will be food and lots of great prizes.
Sunday, February 26th, 2012
Interims will go home Monday February 27th. Please review this report with your child. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.
SES tutoring will be held Monday and Thursday from 3-4:30 for those groups who have not completed their tutoring hours.
5th Grade candy money is due Monday February 27th. Please do not send any money with your child. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Lawson.
Saturday Academy will be held Saturday, March 3rd from 9-11 for 2nd through 3rd grade students. If you would like for your child to attend, please contact Ms. Lawson at Bluford.
Sunday, March 5th, 2012
SES will be held Monday and Thursday this week from 3-4:30 for students who have not completed the tutoring hours designated by their provider.
This week is National School Breakfast week. We are encouraging all students to eat breakfast at school. The class who has the most students eat breakfast each day this week will when a uniform free pass from Mrs. Hunter, Bluford's cafeteria manager.
Spring individual and class pictures will be taken Wednesday, March 7
. Please see the flyer in your child's Monday folder.
Saturday academy will be held this week from 9-11 am.
How would you like receive the following items for free: florescent light bulbs, a low flow showerhead, an energy efficient night light and much more? All you have to do is complete the entry form in Duke Energy's kid magazine "Energized Guyz" that will come home in your child's Monday folder. This will also enter you in a contest to possibly win $5,000 for your family and $1,000 for Bluford. Please be sure to read and complete the entry form in the magazine.
Sunday, March 26th, 2012
Tomorrow, Monday, March 26th is a teacher workday for Bluford. There will be no school for students. ACES will operate from 7:30-6 pm.
Please plan to attend Bluford's first Literacy and Math Fun Fair this Tuesday, March 27th at 6 pm in the Bluford cafeteria. You and your child will be able to play lots of games, win prizes, have refreshments, and take home a free packet of games and learning tools. Each student who attends will receive a uniform free pass. The class who has the most students to attend will win an ice cream Sunday party.
There will be a brief 5th Grade meeting for all parents of students attending the trip to Washington DC. You or a representative of your family must attend this meeting to receive very important information in preparation of the trip. It is imperative that you attend.
SES tutoring will be held this Thursday for students who have not yet completed their hours.
Saturday Academy will be held this Saturday.
Sunday, April 29th, 2012
Ident-a-Kid make ups will be tomorrow, Monday, April 30th.
It's that time again, for another night of fun as the Bluford PTA host Family Bingo Night, this Friday, May 4th beginning at 6:00 pm. The cost of admission is $1.00 per person and $2.00 for each Bingo card. We will have food and snacks for sale and big prizes for you to win. So come out and join us for a night of food, fun, and fellowship.
Saturday Academy will be held this Saturday from 9-11.
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
It is time for End of Grade tests! A few students will take the Extend2 EOG tests this week and you have already received a letter. All other 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will take EOG's May 15 thru May 17 with 5th graders taking the Science EOG on May 18. Please make sure your child is prepared by doing the following:
Supervise your child's bedtime. Make sure they get enough sleep
Have children to school on time, by 7:55 and earlier if they eat breakfast at school
Eat a good breakfast is crucial for starting the day and performing well.
If your child has eyeglasses, make sure they have them. The rule is: no eyeglasses, no testing. That means, testing will have to be done as a make-up.
If your child takes medication, give it at home or make sure they have medication here at school if it is to be given in the school office.
Have your child dressed comfortably as testing sessions may be long.
Encourage your child to do their best as testing is done to measure their knowledge and academic growth.
If you have any questions please call the school office at 370-8120.
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
Please join us as we hold The Bluford Walkway Ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, June 5th at 8:30 am on the Bluford K-2 playground. All students are asked to bring a towel, as they will be sitting for a brief time on the playground field. Immediately after the ribbon cutting ceremony we will begin field day. This is a non-uniform day. However all students must wear sneakers. Students should not wear halter tops, tank tops or short shorts.
Bluford PTA will hold 2012-2013 PTA elections Tuesday, June 5th at 6:00 in the Bluford Media Center. If you have not yet sent in your nomination form please do so by Tuesday. You may also complete nominations at the meeting. Parent and staff volunteer awards and recognitions will also be given at this meeting.
All awards and promotion ceremonies will be held Wednesday, June 6th.
· Kindergarten program will begin at 9 am in the Bluford Cafeteria
· 1st -4th grade awards program will begin at 12:30 pm in the Bluford Cafeteria
· 5th grade graduation ceremony will begin at 6 pm in the Dudley High School Auditorium
Thursday, June 7th is the last day of school for Bluford students.