Thursday, December 15, 2011

Blue Ribbon Conference

Birch Meadow staff officially recieve our Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Award at the National Blue Ribbon Conference. In addition, Birch Meadow was invited to display information about our school to share with others.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Rotary delivers dictionaries

Thank you to the Reading Rotary who presented a Thesaurus to each third grade student in December.

Festival of Trees

Thank you to the student council and Patti Beckman who helped coordinate and organize the Birch Meadow tree for this event. The Birch Meadow tree this year was a sports theme (see below)! The Festival of Trees supports the Reading Education Foundation. Thank you to the families and students who support the Festival of Trees and REF.

Coats for Kids

This year our student council is supporting a Coats for Kids collection in collaboration with Anton's Cleaners. Coats can be dropped off in the lobby of Birch Meadow. Below you can see the collection box being decorated by the student council.

Honesty with Officer Corey Santasky

As you know, Birch Meadow’s behavior program is focusing on 6 themes of character this year: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Sportsmanship, Cooperation, and Caring.

Honesty is the character trait we will be focusing on this month. A special thank you goes to our 3rd graders who introduced our guest speaker, parent and school committee member School Resource Officer, Corey Santasky. Corey talked about honesty as we prepare for the holiday season and allowed students to share how they will be honest at home and school. Teachers and staff will be rewarding students showing honesty and we are encouraging parents to do the same at home. Your child will be bringing home a bear this week. Please reward your child when you see him/her showing honesty by filling out the bear with your child’s name, room number and what they did to show honest. The bear will be added to the other bears in a container in the office and posted in the lobby. Mr. Sprung will read one bear from each grade level at our next assembly.

The bear will be returned to you at the end of the month. Thank you for your cooperation with this program, and we look forward to reading how your child has shown honesty at home!

Thank you,

Eric Sprung