Can you believe that we are already closing out the 1st Nine Weeks? We surely are, and we are looking forward to seeing each of you at Report Card Conference Night on October 24. As the 1st Nine Weeks comes to a close it's important to spend some time with your child to talk about everything he or she is learning and doing at school and to get his or her school bag organized. This will help to have a fresh start in the new nine weeks.
In other school related news, you may already know that we've been fortunate enough to get all students using technology in the classrooms. All core area teachers have been issued a cart of Chromebooks for students to use. Amazing! The possibilities for learning with these are endless, and we are excitied about the confidence it will give your child on the state tests, especially since our state tests are now online. I'm asking each of you to talk with your child about the importance of taking very special care of these pieces of technology. We need them to last our school quite a few years, and unfortunately carelessness has already damaged a few of them. I appreciate your help in this endeavor.
Finally, I'd like to invite each of you and your family and friends to our Second Annual Moonlight and a Movie. Moonlight and a Movie is scheduled for Friday, October 13th at 5:30pm. On Friday the 13th, we will have lots of fun, games, a costume contest, and of course, a moonlit feature. The movie, voted on by our student body, Halloween Town, will start promply at 7. Bring your chairs and blankets, and come enjoy this spooktacular feature on the Southern Green at SBM. Last year's event was a hit, and I don't want you to miss out. So pop by in your favorite costume, and have fun at the cake walk or candy corn bowling. You never know how many prizes you can win!
Thanks to all of you who help support us here at school; working together for the students is the absolute best way to get them to success. So thank you for helping us to do what we love the most- educate your beautiful kids. Have a wonderful October, and I hope to see you at Moonlight and a Movie and Report Card Conference Night.
St. Bernard Middle is delighted to roll out its Sustained Silent Reading, or SSR, Program this year. Students and staff have the opportunity to read a choice book for 10 minutes EVERY day. Students will keep a reading log and take Accelerated Reader Quizzes to earn a host of rewards and prizes. SBM believes that you get good at what you do every day; good readers are better writers and thinkers; and of course, reading can be so much fun!