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Winter Newsletter

BAASC December Newsletter

 

Hello BAASC Families,

In this newsletter you will find BAASC schedule updates, winter schedule/what students should have to be prepared for weather outdoors, field trip information, and updates of the many things happening at BAASC. Enjoy!

 

Current Schedule

December:

Wednesday December 19, 2018 Permission Slips Due for January field trips

Thursday December 20, 2018 Extra early release day BAASC open from 11:05 am-6:00 pm

STUDENTS MUST BRING SACK LUNCH

**k-2nd grade BAASC will have a stuffed animal, cupcake, movie PARTY! Please let students bring a stuffed animal with them to BAASC on this day!

3rd-6th grade Winter celebration: Cookie Decorating and Gingerbread houses.

Friday December 21,2018- Wednesday January 3, 2019 BAASC Closed for Winter Break

January:

Thursday January 3, 2019 BAASC open full day 7:00am-6:00pm

Friday January 4, 2019 BAASC open full day 7:00am-6:00pm

Monday January 7, 2019 BAASC open full day 7:00am-6:00pm

Friday January 18, 2019 early release day BAASC open 12:45 pm-6:00 pm

Monday January 21, 2019 BAASC Closed Martin Luther King, Jr Day

 

Permission forms are attached in the Newsletter email and can also be picked up in the BAASC room.

 

Updated BAASC Field trip Policy:

Vacation days: BAASC will require at least 7 or more students registered to operate BAASC. BAASC will give four weeks notice of the field trip planned and require two week notice in advance if student plans to attend BAASC on vacation days.  

 

**This does not apply to professional development days and conference days.

 

For the 2018-2019 school year these days include:

January 3 and 4, 2019

March 25, 26, 27, 28, 2019

  

 

Looking ahead:

Wednesday February 6, 2019 BAASC open full day 7:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday February 7, 2019  BAASC open full day 7:00 am -6:00 pm

Friday February 8, 2019 BAASC open full day 7:00 am- 6:00 pm

Friday February 15, 2019 BAASC open full day 7:00 am-6:00 pm

Monday February 18, 2019 BAASC Closed Presidents Day

 

Daily BAASC Schedule Winter Hours:

3:00 pm- 4:00 pm All BAASC students outside on the playground

K-2 elementary playground

3-6 middle school playground

Please send students with WARM clothing for the appropriate weather

HATS, GLOVES, WINTER JACKETS, BOOTS if snow is on the ground.

4:00 pm- 4:30 pm community meeting/check in and snack

4:30pm- 5:00pm Homework 3rd-6th grade

4:30 pm- 5:30 pm crafting, hands on activities, games, writing, reading,and free exploration K-2nd grade

5:30 pm-6:00 pm clean up and group game

Please remember to SIGN OUT students each day!





What’s going on in BAASC?

 

During BAASC hours students have expressed interest in many different projects and crafts. At BAASC students are constantly engaging in group games, reading, drawing, singing, dancing, creating plays, and many other student led and staff guided activities. They enjoy the freedom and flexibility to choose and help plan their activities with peers and alongside of staff. We have created an environment where students have full access to materials that help support their ideas.

There have been several on campus clubs that have joined in supporting student interest as well. We have worked with high school students who have come to BAASC to share lessons on fire safety, water pollution, and recycling.

Two major groups that have visited BAASC on a bi weekly occasion are:

Science National Honor Society

And

Tri-M Music Honor Society (Peak to Peak High School Students in Band, Choir, and Orchestra)

Here is a note from Tri-M:

Twice a month, members of Music Honor Society (Tri-M) organize and run a variety of music related activities for elementary students in BAASC. The activities focus on teaching basic music theory like note identification, simple rhythms, and instrument identification. Occasionally, Tri-M members volunteer to perform pieces they are working on, exposing the elementary students to many different instruments and genres of music. Some of the more recent activities done include musical chairs, egg shakers, musical instrument matching cards, and the human staff game.

Here is a write up from the Science National Honor Society:

Every other Friday, a group of highly-dedicated high school students volunteer their time to run a fun and interesting science experiment with elementary students that take part in the BAASC program.The elementary students love these events and always have a blast, as well as the high school students who get to interact with the children and help them see the wonders of science. These students, who are members of the Science National Honors Society love these events and always sign up to attend them well in advance! Some experiments that have been done in the past were slime, oobleck, an engineering challenge, and lava lamps!




The BAASC staff would like to thank you for sharing your students with us each day. We wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season!

Cheers,

Ms. Andrea, Ms. Brienna, Ms. Jadyn, Ms. Justene, Ms. Kira, Ms. Michelle, Ms. Monica, Ms. Liz, Mr. Robert, Ms. Sarah




Photos below: Playground exploration, building with nature,  national honor society projects, tri-music national honor society activities,field trip to the butterfly pavilion, Anderson farms, xtreme altitude gymnastics, and other BAASC daily photos.

Enjoy!




                  














Photos below: Playground exploration, building with nature,  national honor society projects, tri-music national honor society activities,field trip to the butterfly pavilion, Anderson farms, xtreme altitude gymnastics, and other BAASC daily photos.

Enjoy!