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December 11, 2017

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday- Chess Club Meeting at 3:30 today

Friday- Noon Dismissal

Friday- meet at The Venue downtown at 5:30 for Christmas program

Monday- normal day

Tuesday- Wear Christmas Pajamas/ Noon dismissal

 

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM DAY

The 15th of December will be a half-day.  We like for the students to be well rested for our favorite program of the year.  The program is at 6:00 that night.  Students need to arrive at THE VENUE  in The Bakery Building by 5:30.  Please find your child’s homeroom teacher and leave him/her with the teacher.  Girls are to wear cream or white dresses, and boys should be dressed in navy blazers, khakis, and a tie or bowtie.  The shirt and tie color are up to the parents’ discretion.  Please send your child’s homeroom teacher an email if he/she will not be attending.  Here is a map to The Venue: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Venue+at+The+Bakery+Building/@31.3257863,-89.2917279,16z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sdowntown+hattiesburg+the+venue!3m4!1s0x889cdc5f13ec7c8b:0x40ec301cbd914587!8m2!3d31.325505!4d-89.286192

We will send a paper map with parking locations home in red folders tomorrow.  

 

CHRISTMAS KARAOKE

BDS has a fun tradition of the students performing popular songs by replacing the lyrics to be meaningful to Christmas time.  You all are welcome to join us.  It’s always fun to see them in their element!  Karaoke will start at 10:45 on Tuesday, December 19th.   Christmas.  Please make sure your child attends on this day.  Every student is needed to make the performance special to each class.

 

TEACHER GIFTS FROM BDS FAMILIES

From Jennifer Bertram, Deleta Brewer, and Kelly Oliver

Thank you to all the families that donated toward our BDS teacher gifts.  We were able to give a cash gift of $600 to all full-time teachers and $300 to all part-time teachers.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated and felt by us all.  

 

UNIFORMS AT BDS

Please make sure your child is coming to school in correct uniform.  There are many leniencies allowed in our handbook for outerwear and PE dress, and students need to follow those guidelines.  We understand that it is getting colder and jackets and coats are great for outside, but only BDS approved outerwear will be allowed in the classrooms.  

 

BDS IS STAGED FOR CHRISTMAS

Thank you to the sixth-grade parents for decorating the stage at BDS.  This provided the perfect backdrop for the Christmas karaoke day as well as serve as a way to display our special 2017 commemorative ornaments.  You can collect your ornament from the tree after the karaoke.  

 

LUNCH ORDERS FOR JANUARY

The lunch menu for January is posted.  Orders are due by next Wednesday, December 18th.  

 

BDS CHESS CLUB PARENT MEETING IS TODAY  

We will have a meeting today at 3:30 to discuss chess club.  If you are interested, please join Holly and Trent after school.  

 

ANNUAL FUND LETTERS

Annual Fund letters were mailed a couple of weeks ago.  Thank you for the many donations that we have received.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  All donations of $500 or greater will receive an invitation to our Annual Fund dinner in February this year.  

 

December

15               noon dismissal

15               Christmas program 6:00 students arrive at 5:30

19               Christmas PJ/Christmas Karaoke and Christmas Party Day- noon dismissal

19               Christmas Karaoke starts at 10:45

19               end of Unit 4

19               take down Unit 4 and Christmas decorations at 12:00

19               term 2 ends

19,20,21      decorate hallway for unit 5

20-Jan4       holiday-Christmas Break

20               post report cards

 

January

3                teachers return

4                classes resume

4                beginning of Term 3

9                tuition contracts issued

15               MLK holiday- no school

26               end of Unit 5- no performance

26               MAIS Quiz Bowl

26               free dress for SCRIP

26               take down Unit 5 at 3:00

26,27          decorate for Unit 6 starting at 3:30

30               tuition commitments are due

 

 

 

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

~Calvin Coolidge

 

 


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