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W.R. McNeill Elementary News

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Kindergarten & Preschool Pre-Registration Scheduled

Families of students entering preschool or kindergarten in the fall of 2018 may pre-register April 16-20, at their home or preferred elementary school. Kindergarten students must be five years old by August 1, 2018, and preschool students must be four years old and meet income guidelines or three or four years old with developmental delays or disabilities.

After-Hours Computer Lab

Afterhours computer will be open on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 2:45 - 4:45 for students to complete homework requiring technology. Please send a parent note to school on the days you would like your child to attend. Remember that students must be picked up by their parent or guardian from the lab and all students must be picked up before 4:45 pm.

Pack-The-Backpack Program

If you'd like to help out the Family Resource Center (FRC), we could use donations of individual macaroni- and-cheese cups or pasta cups. We use these items to fill our bags for the Pack-the Backpack Program. If you'd like to make a donation, you can drop off items in the office anytime during regular school hours.

Celebrating Gifted Education Month

As February and Gifted Education month comes to a close, some of our students have written what Gifted Education means to them. Click here to view their words in Slides.

February Heart Month: Jump for Heart

Are you interested in jumping rope for the American Heart Association? If so, register at http://american.heart.org/jump-hoops/ and type McNeill Elementary!

Last Day for McNeill Math-A-Thon: February 28

The Math-A-Thon fun books have arrived and have been distributed to students! Please continue collecting donations, and remember that the last day to turn in your do- nations for the St. Jude Math-A-Thon is Wednesday, February 28th. So far we have raised $1,305 of our $2,000 goal! Thank you so much for your support!

Five Teachers Earn National Board Certification or Certification Renewal

Five Bowling Green Independent School District teachers have earned National Board Certification (NBCT) or renewal this school year. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Correa Brown of Dishman McGinnis Elementary, and Megan Hall, Potter Gray Elementary have earned the National Board distinction for the first time. Laurel Brooks, Dishman McGinnis, Cheri Chaney, Dishman McGinnis, and Sarah Wilder of McNeill Elementary have earned renewal of their NBCT status.

Practice for the Typing Olympics

For the month of February, students are competing in the Typing Olympics in the Computer Lab. Because students only come to the lab once a week, it is suggested that they practice at home as well. Typing.com and Dance Mat Typing are great websites with free games, no account needed. If you are interested, speedskin.com sells silicone keyboard covers that will help students improve quickly. Let Mrs. Tooley know if you have any questions: sally.tooley@bgreen.kyschools.us.

Humane Society Donation Drive

The Project Challenge Leadership students and the Student Lighthouse Team are working together to collect donations for our furry friends at the Humane Society. The requested items include the following: bleach, laundry detergent, kitty litter (clay non-scoopable), hand sanitizer, bleach wipes, paper towels, old towels, blue Dawn dish soap. The classroom that donates the most items to the Humane Society will also win a pizza party! The last day to bring in donations for the Human Society is Wednesday, February 28th! Thank you for helping us support our animal friends!

Student Lighthouse: Lolly-Grams

Student Lighthouse will be selling Lolly-Grams for 50 cents each until Friday, Feb. 9. They will be delivered on Valentine’s Day.

Also they will be taking up donations for the Humane Society during the month of February. (They need bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, copy paper, non- clumping cat litter, shoe boxes, hand and bath towels.)

Math-a-Thon at McNeill

McNeill began its annual Math-A-Thon fundraising event last week that supports the research done by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Students brought home a permission form and a donation packet last week. Please send the permission form back to school with your child as soon as possible because Miss P'Pool is going to order the math fun books next week. Donations for Math- A-Thon can start being collected and need to be turned in by Wednesday, February 28th. Our goal this year is to raise $2,000! Thanks for all of your support for the children of St. Jude!

BGISD to Make Up Days Missed 2017-18 Calendar Edited February 5

BGISD will be in session February 19, March 15, and March 16 to make up days missed for snow.

Winter Weather Communication Two steps to receive text message alerts.

During the winter months, school officials keep a close watch on the weather. If the decision is made to delay or close school, our district will make every effort to notify parents, guardians, employees and the community as soon as possible. With few exceptions, the decision to delay or close school is made by 5:45 a.m., before buses begin morning routes.

New Kentucky Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019 New Immunization Requirement for 2018-2019

An amendment to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation added new immunization requirements beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Effective July 1, 2018, ALL students in kindergarten through 12th grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine and students 16 or older must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) to attend school.

2018-19 School Calendar Survey

The District Calendar Committee would like your opinions to assist with developing a 2018-19 school calendar. This survey is the first step in the process. A calendar recommendation will be presented for a first reading at the Board of Education on November 13. The calendar will be approved at the December Board of Education meeting, December 11th. 

Please complete this survey by October 27, 2017. 

Login to IC Portal to Complete Online Registration Online Registration available now on IC Portal.

Parents and guardians of students in the Bowling Green Independent School District have the opportunity to complete most “back-to-school” paperwork online. Online registration is provided through Infinite Campus Parent Portal and eliminates the need for paper forms such as the annual enrollment form, school/district field trip permission, release agreements, etc.

5th Grade Parents: BGJHS SBDM Council Election

Bowling Green Junior High is currently seeking applicants for a SBDM parent representative. The SBDM Council is the governing body that encompasses aspects pertaining to all of the students at BGJHS. This term is for two years. If interested, please complete the nomination form (linked here) and return to melodymhaase@gmail.com no later than April 28, 2017. Elections will be held May 1-5, 2017 through a survey monkey to be located on the BGJHS PTSA Facebook Page and the PTSA Webpage. Paper ballots will also be available in the BGJHS front office.

Announcements of applicants will be on April 29 just prior to the election. The new representative will be announced on May 6, 2017.

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