Summer Reading 2020
at Lumpkin County Library
June 1 – July 31
We have some important information regarding end-of-year processes, procedures, and activities. Please share this information with our TR1BE!
Copy & Paste Link to PDF Version: https://tinyurl.com/LCEndofYearCovid
Thank you, Dollar General of Dahlonega, for your donation of coloring books and crayons for some of our elementary students! We appreciate your support of our school system and our students. #TR1BE
The rescheduled date is : Wednesday August 19 (but will NOT include the "New" 2020-2021 Kindergarteners, they will be included in the spring show on March 18th, 2021)
As we all adapt to change, one thing that remains constant is the yearbook tradition of documenting the history of our students and our school year. We are pleased to announce that our yearbook adviser and staff are working hard to complete the yearbook and make sure it is printed.
Since copies are limited and school schedules continue to change, we ask that you please order your yearbook online as soon as possible. Jostens offers a payment plan at checkout for your purchase if you would like to use that option www.jostensyearbooks.com
. Yearbooks are $30 and will arrive in May!
Good afternoon kindergarten and first grade parents. This is Betsy Green, principal of Blackburn Elementary School. I am excited to announce that we are now able to offer chrome book check out to our kindergarten and first grade students. Kinder and 1st students will continue to work on their paper packets but can use a chrome book for supplemental instruction, such as Reading Horizons software. After spring break, 1st grade will have the option to do online work or paper packets. If you would like to check out a chrome book for your kindergarten or first grade student, please come by the school during one of the following dates and times:
Wednesday, April 1 between 2:00 and 4:00 pm
Thursday, April 2 between 10 am and 12:00 pm
Or Friday, April 3 between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
You must agree to the terms and conditions in order to check out a chromebook. Chromebooks will be set out on a table right in front of the front doors of the school with chargers. Paperwork will be filled out except for your child’s name and your signature. You will get a CB and charger, sign paperwork, then drop the paperwork in the box on the table. Mr. Froggatt and I will be nearby to make sure you know exactly what to do. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at email@example.com
or call the school at 706-864-8180. Thanks and have a great evening.
Lumpkin Matters Community Resource Fair
Your child's principal will be reaching out today with specific instructions on how Lumpkin County Schools will be handling distance and online learning. These days are not holidays; they are online/distance learning days.
We are all working together to navigate these unchartered territories. We appreciate your continued support of our school system. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we can do something to better serve you and your child(ren) during this time. #TR1BE
Important Message from Lumpkin County Schools: Schools will be in session on Friday, March 13th for all staff and students, but schools will be closed for a minimum of one week beginning Monday, March 16th.
Please read the attached press release for an important update from Lumpkin County Schools concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
APRIL 16, 2020
Students and family members, you are doing a great job getting those pledges in for our BES Boosterthon Fun Run! Keep up the good work!
TONIGHTS CHALLENGE is a CLASS CHALLENGE PER GRADE LEVEL! The CLASS IN EACH GRADE LEVEL that brings in the most pledges TONIGHT ONLY will earn a DONUT PARTY!!! This challenge will allow for ONE class of each grade level to work together to win the challenge! This is a great chance to earn a BONUS prize in addition to your normal prizes! Remember to enter these pledges on FUNRUN.COM!
BES Boosterthon Leaderboard!
The TOP THREE CLASSES right now are:
1st Place - Mrs. Kingsbury's 1st Grade Class
2nd Place - Mrs. Charles Second Grade Class
3rd Place - Mrs. Bynum's 3rd Grade Class
The TOP THREE GRADE LEVELS are:
1st Place - Kindergarten
2nd Place - 1st Grade
3rd Place - 2nd Grade
We invite you to the Parent Involvement Meeting tomorrow morning at 8am in the conference room. We will be discussing School Improvement Plan, Parent Involvement Plan, and Compacts for next year.
Are you looking for something for your kids to do this Friday night? Look no further!
Thank you to EVERYONE who has made pledges to our great group of students during our Blackburn Elementary School fundraiser! Let's keep up the good work!
We have a special WEEKEND CHALLENGE - THIS WEEKEND ONLY! For the “Weekend Challenge,” any student who gets pledges for a total of $2 per lap, which is $60 in flat donations, or more, in NEW pledges over the weekend, will receive a Bonus Prize — the Quantum Ring — on Monday. Students, get super excited to rise to the challenge! This is your chance to earn a BONUS prize in addition to your normal prizes! You can do it!
Log on to www.funrun.com
and make your pledges this weekend!!
Two days away from the BOOSTERTHON Kick-off!!!
Parents and Families: Looking for the EASIEST and BEST way to ask for a #Boosterthon pledge? Create a video starring your child to support our school! Register your student on FUNRUN.COM and upload a picture to make a personal video. Share it with friends + family.
Registration for Inspiration Camp 5.0 and Adventure Camp 2.0 opens today! Don't let your kids miss the opportunity for this FREE camp! You can register online TODAY or wait to register hard copy when your child brings home the form. Adventure 2.0 is online registration only.
Parents! The BES BOOSTERTHON FUN RUN is just 2 WEEKS AWAY! The BES FUN RUN will help our school AND teach our students character. This year, we’re raising funds to Enhance General Programs at BES! Last year we raised money for the following:
IXL - Math and ELA - a website that allows true differentiation for students in math and ELA skills based on what they already know and the skills they need to acquire.
Reflex Math - a math game based website that helps students with their math fact fluency. Data shows that this is helping our students learn their math facts
Individual white boards, erasers, and markers for all students to aid in the teaching of our new phonics program
Headphones for Chrome Books
Specialized furniture for some of our special education classrooms
Prizes for reading goals and the summer slide reading program.
Watch the video below to see how you can help our students!!