Broad Ford

Elementary School

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Broad Ford Elementary
Home Of The Bobcats
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Our Staff
2017-2018
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Mr. Trautwein
Circuits
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Pumpkin Bongos
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Mrs. Savopoulos
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Mr. Ack
LEGO Education
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We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

Bobcat Bulletin 2017-2018

Wellness Team

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Broad Ford Elementary School's Wellness team just completed it's most recent wellness activity school wide. For the entire month of March, all Broad Ford students were given a fitness calendar with an daily activity for them to attempt or try to complete. Those students who attempted at least 10 days worth of activities, were put into a drawing for a family day pass to the CARC at Garrett College. Pictured were our winners, except one who was absent the day of the drawing. Special thanks is given to Garrett College for donating the family day passes for our activity!

 

PLAY HARD, LIVE CLEAN

Your child has been given a card to track his/her progress and participate in a schoolwide healthy lifestyle project called Play Hard Live Clean. Please look over the card and help your child complete the activities that will earn him or her prizes for accomplishments. The activities relate to being active, eating healthy, and limiting screen time. This is not a required project, it is a fun way to reward them for positive lifestyle accomplishments.

EARLY DISMISSAL

There will be a 12:10 dismissal for students on Friday, March 9, 2018 for staff development. School will resume on the regular schedule on the following Monday, March 12, 2018.

GIFTED/TALENTED PROGRAM

Parents, it is that time of the year again. We have the nomination forms for the GT Program. If you would like a form, you may request one through your classroom teacher or, you may pick up one in the main office. This does not mean that your child will automatically be placed in the GT Program. However, your child will then be considered as we meet with our GT committee. There is a set criteria that is used to determine placement.

TITLE I FAMILY NIGHT

Our Title I Program will be hosting a Crock Pot Night at our school on Wednesday, February 7 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Parents and students will break out into groups and prepare healthy recipes. Several crock pots will be given away that evening. A flyer went home to sign up for the workshop. Please contact Mrs. Sweitzer at the school if you need additional information.

EARLY DISMISSAL

There will be a 12:10 dismissal for students on Thursday, February 15, 2018 for staff development. School will resume on the regular schedule on the following day, Friday, February 16, 2018.

VOLUNTEERS & VISITORS

We want all families involved in our school. However, we must have all visitors and volunteers sign in at the office. Please do not walk back through the halls without checking in. We want to keep a safe school environment.

EARLY DISMISSAL

Students will be dismissed at 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6 for a Professional Day.

WILLY WONKA

Our students will be attending the Willy Wonka play at the high school on December 7, 2017. Thanks to our amazing PTO, this trip is at no cost to your child. Our PTO does a great job with providing great experiences for our students!

SNOW DAYS & DELAYS/EARLY OUTS

With the weather changing we are asking you to listen closely to our local radio stations or check the Garrett County Board of Education website. Please be cautious as the weather changes. We don’t want any child left out in the cold. Please remind your child to dress warm for outside recess and for waiting on the bus. The snow is starting to fall and we want them to be safe and warm.

CHRISTMAS BAND/CHORUS CONCERT

Broad Ford School will hold their Christmas concert on December 11, 2017 at 7:00 in the cafeteria. We hope that you will join us that evening!

CHRISTMAS PARTIES

Classroom Christmas parties are scheduled with the dates and times. Grades Pre-k through 2nd will be held on December 21, 2017 from 2:30-3:00. Grades 3-5 will be held on December 20, 2017 from 2:30-3:00. Please check your child’s classroom newsletters for more details.

CHECK OUT LOST AND FOUND

The Lost and Found box and coat rack in the cafeteria at Broad Ford are full-to-overflowing. If you and/or your child are missing any items, particularly clothing, please stop by the cafeteria to check it out. Any items not claimed will be donated to a local charity. Thank you!

DATES TO REMEMBER

December 2017
December 6 – Early Dismissal for Staff Development (12:10)
December 21 – Christmas Parties for grades Pre-k through 2 (2:30-3:00)
December 20 – Christmas Parties for grades 3 through 5 (2:30-3:00)
December 11 – Christmas Concert at Broad Ford (7:00)
December 22 – 3 Hour Early Dismissal – Merry Christmas!
January 2 – Return to School- Happy New Year!

THANKSGIVING BREAK

Students will be dismissed at 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 for Thanksgiving, through November 26, 2017. School will resume the regular schedule on Monday, November 27, 2017. Happy Thanksgiving!

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

We believe that good communication between the home and school is essential to maximize student achievement. It is our goal to meet with at least one parent for every child in our school. Everyone should have a set time to meet on November 6, 2017. If for some reason you are unable to come in on the scheduled date, we will do our best to accommodate you with alternative times during a school day. Fifteen minute meetings are planned for each child between the times of 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM

We will be hosting our second school wide Veteran’s Day program on November 9, 2017. Broad Ford Elementary would like to honor our Veterans. Any of local heroes and their families are invited to join us at 9:00 in our cafeteria. We appreciate you!

PTO MEETING

Our next PTO meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. It will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. We hope that you can join us!

CHECK OUT LOST AND FOUND

The Lost and Found box and coat rack in the cafeteria at Broad Ford are full-to-overflowing. If you and/or your child are missing any items, particularly clothing, please stop by the cafeteria to check it out. Any items not claimed will be donated to a local charity. Thank you!

BOOK FAIR

would like remind everyone about our upcoming Book Fair. It will take place November 6, 2017 – November 10, 2017.

CHILD FIND ANNOUNCEMENT

State and Federal laws require that the Garrett County Board of Education provide free and appropriate education programs for all children with disabilities living in Garrett County.
Services which can be provided by the Board of Education include evaluation and direct services in speech and language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, developmental skills for preschools and academic help for children of school age. These services are provided through the Special Education programs to all students who qualify.
If you know of any individuals with a disability ages birth through twenty-one years of age who are not receiving educational programs, please contact:
Ms. Heather Raybold
Supervisor of Special Education
Garrett County Board of Education
301-334-7644

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 2017
November 6 – Parent Conferences
November 8 – PTO Meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria
November 9 – Veteran’s Day Program
November 15 – Picture Make Ups
November 22 – 3 Hour Early Dismissal

FALL FESTIVAL

Broad Ford’s PTO is holding their Fall Festival on October 6, 2017. This is a fun event for all ages. There will be numerous fun stations, bounce houses, crafts, great food, silent auction, and many other activities. Hope to see everyone there!

EARLY DISMISSAL

There will be a 12:10 dismissal for students on Thursday, October 12, 2017 for in-school Staff Development.

AUTUMN GLORY SCHOOL CLOSING

There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 13, 2017 for the Autumn Glory Festival. We hope that everyone has a wonderful long week-end!

KRISPY KREME DELIVERY

We want to thank everyone for your support and help with the Krispy Kreme donut sales. The donuts will be delivered on October 11th. Please be sure if you placed an order of 3 items or more to pick it up from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on October 11th.

CHECK OUT LOST AND FOUND

The Lost and Found box and coat rack in the cafeteria at Broad Ford are full-to-overflowing. If you and/or your child are missing any items, particularly clothing, please stop by the cafeteria to check it out. Any items not claimed will be donated to a local charity. Thank you!

WELCOME BACK!

We are off to a great start at Broad Ford Elementary. We have many new students, staff, and parents. Everyone is working together to bring out the best in each child. Many volunteers are showing up and working with our staff to make a difference. I know this is going to be a great year with many more to come!

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

There will be a three hour early dismissal on Wednesday, September 21, 2017 due to staff development.

DROP OFF & PICK UP

Parents, we want to thank each of you for your help, understanding, and support with our entry system. We have rules in place to protect our students and staff. Parents are not permitted to drop off or park in the front bus lane. Please use the back parking lot when dropping your child off in the morning. You will find the drop off loop runs smoothly in the back lot. Students who are dropped off in the morning are adjusting well to walking in by themselves. No parent/visitor is allowed past the double doors to the classroom hallways in the mornings or at dismissal time. We have found that students transition better if the parents don’t walk them to their classroom. We also do this for security reasons.
Just a friendly reminder, that your child will be marked tardy if they are dropped off after 8:30. If your child is tardy, you must sign them in at the office. The doors are locked after 8:40. During pick up time please remember to come in the back door after 3:00. Students are dismissed at 3:10 for parent pick up. We have sign out sheets in the cafeteria. After you sign your child out, they will meet you in the cafeteria for pickup. Please do NOT come in the front doors. The front doors are only an exit for students at that time. Any time you come to our school please report to the office. We want a safe and happy environment for our students. Thank you!

PHYSICAL EDUCATION NEWS

Ms. Kitziller and Mrs. Shaffer are looking forward to having your child in Physical Education class this year. In order to have a safe and productive learning environment, students need to wear tennis shoes in PE class (no boots, crocs, sandals or shoes with heels.) and follow the Bobcat Rules – Bobcats are 1. Respectful 2. Responsible 3. Ready to Learn and 4. Safe. Also, if your child likes to wear dresses or skirts to school, it is very helpful to have them wear shorts underneath.
If there is a time that your child can not participate in PE class due to injury or illness, please send a note to the teacher.
We are looking forward to having a great year!! Mrs. Shaffer and Ms. Kitzmiller

PREVENTION OF BULLYING, HARASSMENT, or INTIMIDATION

It is the policy of the Garrett County Board of Education to prohibit bullying, harassment, or intimidation of any person on school property or at school sponsored functions, or by the use of electronic technology at a public school. Further, this policy prohibits reprisal or retaliation against individuals who report acts of bullying, harassment, or intimidation, including those who are victims, witnesses, bystanders, or others with reliable information concerning such incidents. Reports of bullying, harassment, or intimidation may be made through the use of the MSDE Reporting Form in accordance with the Safe Schools Reporting Act of 2005. The report is made to the school principal for investigation and subsequent action. Anyone needing to report this type of incident may pick up the reporting form in the Main Office, board website or from Mrs. Dawna Ashby.

Broad Ford School's Wellness Activity for March 2018

Broad Ford Elementary School's Wellness team just completed it's most recent wellness activity school wide.

Apr 16, 2018 at 11:14am, Broad Ford Elementary School

Broad Ford Elementary School's Second Annual Color Run/Walk

On May 12, 2018, at 9:00 AM, Broad Ford Elementary School is having its Second Annual 5K Color Run/Walk at Broadford Lake Park, Pavilion #5.

Mar 29, 2018 at 10:54am, Broad Ford Elementary School

Broad Ford Elementary School Wellness Team Awarded Mini-Grant

The Broad Ford Elementary School Wellness Team was awarded a mini-grant after developing a detailed plan for its wellness initiative for the year.

Jan 24, 2018 at 9:49am, Broad Ford Elementary School