Calendar Of Events

2018-19 School Calendar

Event Information:

  • Principal's Update



    Start your Christmas Shopping now with FundScrip!

    You can use the cards as gifts or use the cards to shop for gifts.  By purchasing gift cards through FundScrip you support the school.

    Deadline for the paper order form is Monday, November 17.  (The turn-around time is approximately 10 days)

    Don’t forget you can set yourself up to order gift cards online. This means you can place your order when convenient for you and have the cards delivered right to your home. You can order weekly, monthly, whatever works for you and keep on ordering for the whole school year.  For example, some people order their grocery gift cards each month and use the cards for grocery shopping.  Each time you order, you support BSLS!

    If you have any questions or would like the online guide emailed to you, contact Deanna Tkach at

    Because of your support, we have already raised $507.00.  THANK YOU!


    Student-Led Conferences

    As you know we are in the process of planning our Student-Led Conferences.  Your participation in these meetings are a crucial part of your child's success.  These conferences enable students to demonstrate their progress and growth in learning.  This time will allow parents to support them as they move through the year.

    We will be scheduling 20 minute appointment time for each teacher to allow your child(ren) the opportunity to showcase their portfolios.  These will occur Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 3:30-4:50 and Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 3:30-5:50.  We are still missing forms from families and can not schedule appointment times without them.  Please send them immediately to the school office, or if necessary, you can email with the date that works for you.  Confirmation of your scheduled time will be sent home on Friday, November 14, along with your child(ren)'s report card.

    We look forward to seeing you all next week.

    The clothing that has been collected in the Lost and Found will be set out on tables during the Student-Led Conferences.  Any clothing items that remain after Nov. 19 will be donated.

    The Cash Raffle by the School Board is underway.  Please see the office for a book of tickets to sell.  The draw will take place the evening of the Christmas Concert.  The first prize is $300, second prize is $200 and third prize is $100.  Please help us raise $5000 for the playground.  If we sell all the books at $2/ticket, we will raise $5000!



    The Gift of Struggle

    Are we stealing from our children? Despite our best intentions, we may be robbing them of the opportunity to struggle, leaving them vulnerable to under -achievement and suicide.

    Schools today face an epidemic of underachievers, yet these children believe with all their hearts that they are incapable of doing the work asked of them. They say school is boring, irrelevant, or too hard. They may seem confused, under constant stress, or incapable of doing more.

    Well-meaning friends may suggest that parents be more understanding, more supportive or more helpful with studies. Sometimes these tips are helpful, but often they are the worst possible advice.

    Mom and Dad "To-the-Rescue"

    These same children may have similar problems when it comes to doing tasks at home. They have learned at an early age that adults will rescue them when the going gets tough. Children quickly become addicted to adult help and begin to believe the adults’ unstated message that they can succeed only with assistance.

    Underachievers often have parents who had to struggle when they were children. They grew up to say, "I don’t want my kids to struggle like I did. They deserve better." Their children live in a home where struggle is an enemy rather than an opportunity.

    The problem was less severe years ago. Parents preoccupied with the Depression, World War II, and scratching out a living, gave their kids tasks that forced them to help the family. Struggling at home prepared children to struggle at school.

    Today’s underachievers believe failure is too painful. Yet recent studies demonstrate children denied the opportunity to struggle during their early years are at high risk for suicide. They are unable to see themselves solving problems.


    The answer is to give children responsibilities. Children need jobs to do around the house, and they need parents who consider this a top priority. The most effective way to do this is to say to your children, "There’s no hurry on the chores. I just want them done before your next meal." Missing a meal is momentarily unpleasant, but avoiding a struggle hurts self-concept in the long run.

    I was recently asked if chores should be assigned to a teenager who has a lot of studying, many school responsibilities, and a part-time job. Teenagers become experts at believing they have more important things to do than chores. They even decide that studying is more important. My answer was, "Absolutely! Chores come first. Say to your youngster, "I hope you get your chores done fast enough so the rest of your activities won’t suffer."

    Sylvia B. Rimm, Ph.D., author of the Underachievement Syndrome, says many learning problems at school are cured when children are given chores at home. One of her 12 tips for helping underachievers: "Children feel more tension when they are worrying about their work than when they are doing their work."

    Struggle Produces S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G AND GROWING

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