Funeral arrangements have been announced for Jamari. Saturday, October 21 at Mobile Heights Baptist Church at noon. Bear students who attend the funeral are asked to wear a navy Bear polo. It was Jamari's favorite shirt.
A celebration of Jamari's life, including a performance by his dance group, will be held tonight - Friday evening at the Bellingrath Community Center from 5:30-7:00. Jamari's mother, Monique Davis, invites all to come and remember Jamari fondly by sharing happy and funny stories about him.
G.E.M. Day Postponed
G.E.M. (Gardening Education Maintenance) Day for this Saturday has been cancelled so that students and parents can attend Jamari’s funeral. We will reschedule soon.
Bear Wear orders are due today. The web store will be open until 5:00 p.m. tonight. Orders will be delivered in 2-3 weeks.
Thank you to EVERYONE who came to the Fall Festival this year. It was so much fun! We raised lots of money for the PTA through ticket sales, raffle baskets, t-shirts, bake sale items, food sales, and sponsorships. A huge thank you to Traci Schell and Victoria Little for organizing a great afternoon. And thank you to all the parents, student volunteers, and grandparents who helped everything run so smoothly. It was an awesome team effort!
We still have some t-shirts available so contact Traci to inquire about sizes. FF t-shirts can be worn on Fridays.
Don’t forget to purchase something for our October’s specialist – Mrs. Harrison. So far, she hasn’t received ANYTHING. Don’t make her sad… bring in a used book for her today and don’t forget to sign the log so that your child might win the drawing.
Her wish list…
· New Books
· Used Books
· Rubber Bands
· Gallon Ziploc bags
· AA Batteries
· Office Depot Gift Cards (for ink)
RED RIBBON WEEK
Next week (October 23-27) is National Red Ribbon Week.
This is a week where children learn about the importance of being drug-free. To encourage our kids to make good choices, we have some fun spirit days planned.
MONDAY - I Pledge to be Drug Free
Wear your BLUE RIBBON SHIRT AND BLUE JEANS (or your uniform)
TUESDAY - “Red”-Y to Live a Drug Free Life
Wear your 2017 RED FALL FESTIVAL SHIRT OR A SCHOOL APPROPRIATE RED SHIRT AND JEANS (or your uniform)
WEDNESDAY - Don’t Let Drugs Mix You Up
Wear SCHOOL APPROPRIATE MISMATCHED CLOTHING (or your uniform)
THURSDAY - These Paws Don’t Touch Drugs
REGULAR SCHOOL UNIFORM DAY
Bring a small bag of dry puppy, dog, kitten, or cat food for the Montgomery Humane Society
FRIDAY - Give Drugs the Boot
Wear your 2017-2018 blue theme shirt (or other approved Friday shirts) and your FAVORITE BOOTS
DID YOU KNOW? Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. Talk to your kids about drugs!
REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST
Reflections is a national PTA-sponsored arts competition. Students from around the country are asked to create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students can enter more than one category. The theme is VERY IMPORTANT!
The Bear PTA will give away CASH PRIZES for the winners (1st-3rd places) at our school. Cash prizes will be given out in all categories for entries from K-2 and Grades 3-5. We have had several of our students win awards at the county and state levels the last couple years. We hope to see some great pieces in November to maintain our reputation.
Reflections is a great program that allows our kids to express themselves by being creative! Please see the rules at Reflections Rules and/or email Kelley Phelps with questions. For more inspiration, watch this video .
DISCOUNT CARD FIELD TRIP - CHUCK E. CHEESE’S Field trip forms went home this past week for the Chuck E. Cheese’s field trip to reward our top sellers. If your child sold more than 25 discount cards, you should have received this form. If you have not, then please contact Traci Schell.