Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School (PreK-8)

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Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School [BESMS]

Growing Guardians of the Earth

New Haven, CT, Est. 1913

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February Newsletter

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We are Halfway There!

The third marking period is starting out strong as students continue working with informational non-fiction texts and continue developing their early reading skills. In mathematics, we just completed a unit on measuring length and we are now moving on to measuring weight. Please continue to practice with your children counting to 100 by their 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s. We will have a competition on Monday, February 29, 2016! Any student who can do this will earn a 20 Barnard Buck bonus and a special prize!

Book in a Bag!

Please make sure your child is reading daily and that they are recording the book title, pages read, and date on the reading log. The monthly log counts as a test grade for your child and missing entries will negatively impact their grade.

Earn those Barnard Bucks!

Did you know your students can earn at least 10 Barnard Bucks per day? As part of our PBIS program at Barnard (Positive Behavior Intervention Support), students are given 2016 incentives to make good choices! Students can use their Barnard Bucks to earn admission to special monthly events hosted by the Grade 1 team. For the month of January, students had the opportunity to gain admission to a Fun Movie Friday.

For the February special event, we will be having a special movie day with a special snack. We will REQUIRE 200 Barnard Bucks to participate. The date of this event is February 26, 2016. 

Spirit Week Events

We will be hosting another spirit week for the month of February. Listed below are the dates and corresponding themes. We hope to see you dressed in SPIRIT!

Friday, February 5th- Football Friday—where your favorite team’s jersey in support of the Super Bowl.

Monday, February 8th- Migration/Life Cycle T-shirt Day- Students will create a t-shirt that shows migration or the life cycle of a animal or plant.

Tuesday, February 9th- Black History Hero Day!- Dress as an influential Black History Hero!

Wednesday, February 10th- Workout Wednesday- Dress in your best workout gear!

Thursday, February 11th- Twin Day- Find a twin and dress alike.

Friday, February 12th- Hearts, Pink, and Red- Show your love in honor of Valentine’s Day!

Upcoming Events

Ranger Harry Field Trip---February 9th (McLaughlin)/Febuary 11th (LeClair)

Half Day- February 12, 2016

Winter Recess- February 15-19, 2016

PBIS Celebration- February 26, 2016




January Spirit Events

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 In January we have 1 spirit day this month based around the theme of Winter Wonderland. We will be celebrating with assemblies this month for MLK and have a spirit day NEXT month. Please remember to keep sending in hats and gloves forWarm Hands, Warm Hearts! 
Spirit Day- January 19th- Winter Wonderland
- Dress like snow! Feel free to add a few snowflakes to your outfit

Warm Hands, Warm Heart

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The 5th/6th grade enrichment classes are participating, for Halle’s Hope, in Warm Hands, Warm Hearts.

We are collecting new or gently used Gloves, Mittens, and Hats.

However, all warm winter items are welcome.

We will be collecting items from now until the end of January.

On February 10th, look forward to more information about a family engagement night related to our drive.

December Spirit Events

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      December Spirit Events

Spirit Week- December 14th-December 18th

Monday, December 14th- Mustache Monday or Crazy Hair Day!

- Wear your best mustache or make crazy hair this day!  

Tuesday, December 15th- Holiday Headwear

 - Wear your best holiday headwear! Be creative!!!

Wednesday, December 16th- Crazy Sock Day

 -Wear your craziest socks! 

Thursday, December 17th- Winter Pajama Day

-Wear a cozy pair of pajamas today! Don't wear slippers to and from school, carry them please. 

Friday, December 18th- Ugly Sweater Day

 -The Barnard classic! Rock your ugly frock on this day! 

October Spirit Events

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        Here are are the PBIS spirit days for the month of October. Please look forward to monthly blog posts about upcoming spirit events. 

Spirit Day- October 7th- Freshwater T-Shirt Day

        -Students will create a t-shirt or represent a body of freshwater and its habitat details. 

Spirit Day- October 14th- Ms. Coppa Day

        - Wear purple and/or a purple heart to support Ms. Coppa! 

Spirit Day- October 23rd- Breast Cancer Awareness Day

        - Wear pink and/ or a pink heart to support Breast Cancer Awareness! 

Spirit Day-October 30th- Character Day (Halloween) 

-Dress as a literacy character (some classes may have a corresponding book report!) 

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