Leggings: Just a reminder to students in grades 1-8 that leggings are not pants. Although we realize that they are the current fashion, they do not conform to our policy - namely, they are more form-fitting than slacks. If they are worn under a skirt, dress, or shorts they are acceptable. Please do not simply wear them with a long shirt.
Staff Development:School will dismiss at noon next Thursday, January 12, for staff development. Lunches will not be needed on this day unless your child is going to be in After School Care. The After School Care will run from 12:15-5:45 pm.
Citrus Sale: Our next Citrus Sale will take place on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 3 pm. We will be selling CA Navels, TX Ruby-Red Grapefruit, FL Honeybells, and CA Mandarins. To place an order call 304-264-5975, or you may order online by going to our school website and clicking on the citrus link. Orders should be placed by Sunday, January 8.
School Plan For Inclement Weather: When Berkeley County Schools close or delay school for inclement weather, we will do the same. We announce our delays on the local radio stations and on television on WHAG. If you would like to receive texts from Berkeley County Schools regarding delays and closures then go to wvde.state.wv.us/closings/. Please remember that our school calendar does not match the Berkeley County Schools calendar. We only follow them for inclement weather.
Cell Phones: Just a reminder that student's cell phones should be kept in their backpacks unless the teacher has asked them to use them for something school related. Cell phones should not be taken out of backpacks during After School Care.
Shooting Stars Basketball: The Shooting Stars (Grades 1-4) basketball practice will be on Monday, January 9, from 4:00-5:00 pm. Their first game will be the same day from 5-6 pm.
Comets Basketball Practice: On Tuesday, January 10 and Thursday, January 12, Grades 5-8 will have basketball practice from 3:00-4:30 pm.
Comets Basketball Game:The Comets will have basketball games next Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 8 pm and next Thursday, January 12, at 7 pm at the South Berkeley Parks and Rec. (40 Excellence Way, Inwood).
Clubs Next Week: Student Council will meet next Monday, January 9, from 3:15-4:15 pm. On Wednesday, January 11, “What We Believe” will meet from 3:15-4:15 pm
Dinosaurs! A 3-D Experience for All Ages: Rich Aguilera, “the Mud Guy” from Guide Magazine and 3ABN Kids Time will be presenting the Washington DC/Baltimore area on Saturday, January 21, at 6 pm at the Paint Branch High School Auditorium in Burtonsville, MD. Come and discover how dinosaurs fit into the Biblical world view. Buy your tickets and register soon! Tickets: OneMustard Seed.com
Calendars for Sale: The cost for a calendar has been reduced to $10.
Dress Down Days: The Student Council is having Dress Down Days on the 1st and 3rdTuesday of every month. The cost to participate is $1. The next Dress Down Day for $1 is Tuesday, January 17.
Did You Know? Historically, January is a very popular month. The Gulf War began on Jan. 16, 1991. The first Superbowl game was played on Jan. 15, 1967 with the Green Bay Packers vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. The first heart transplant was performed on Jan. 24, 1964, and Samuel Morse first demonstrated the telegraph on Jan. 6, 1838.
Quote for the Week: “A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky – unbidden - and seems like a thing of wonder.” ~Susan Orlean
January Birthdays: Happy birthday to the students with January birthdays!
Austin Mattson – January 20
Sunmukh Singh – January 21
January 6 End of 2nd Quarter
January 9 Student Council Meeting from 3:15-4:15 pm
January 9 Shooting Stars Basketball Practice 4-5 pm
January 9 Shooting Stars Basketball Game 5-6 pm
January 10 Comets Basketball Practice from 3:00-4:30 pm
January 10 Comets Basketball Game at South Berkeley Parks & Rec. at 8 pm
January 11 “What We Believe” Meeting from 3:15-4:15 pm
January 11 Comets Basketball Practice from 3:00-4:30 pm
January 12 Staff Development, Noon Dismissal
January 12 Comets Basketball Game at South Berkeley Parks & Rec. at 7 pm
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
January 18 Comets Basketball Practice from 3:00-4:30 pm
January 21 Dinosaurs! At Paint Branch High School Auditorium – 6 pm
January 25 Comets Basketball Practice from 3:00-4:30 pm