All-Call Transcript (2nd/3rd drop off/pick up)
Hello, this is Betsy Green, Principal at Blackburn Elementary School. We are going to have our 2nd drop off/pick up day next Tuesday, May 19 from 10am to 2pm. Please drop off Chromebooks, completed paper packets, and library books. You will be picking up your child’s personal belongings which have already been bagged up and a yearbook, if you purchased one. If you have not purchased a yearbook yet, we do have yearbooks on sale for $30 if you would like to buy one.
When returning Chromebooks, please charge the device before returning it and remember to return the charging cord with the device.
We will be having curbside service again for May 19 and we ask that you stay in your car and drive up like you would for parent pick up. Several staff members will be outside to assist you with dropping off and picking up.
Remember that you child has until May 22 to complete all assigned work if they are not already done with it.
We will have one more scheduled drop off and pick up day on Friday, May 22. If none of the scheduled drop off days work for you, there is a trash can outside the front doors of the school where you can drop off paper packets and library books anytime the gates of the school are open. The gates will be unlocked every week day from 6am to 2:30pm and many days it will be unlocked after 2:30. If you need to return a Chromebook on a day other than the scheduled drop off days, please ring the bell outside the front doors and someone will assist you with that return. Also, if you ring the bell on any unscheduled day we will be happy to give you your child’s personal belongings.
This all call transcript will be posted on our website so you can refer back to it. As always, thanks for working with us during this very unusual time and we all wish you a great summer. If you have questions or need help with anything, please email me at email@example.com
May 6th ALL Call Transcript:
This is Betsy Green, principal of Blackburn Elementary School. Tomorrow, May 7, is the last day of new assignments for the 2019/20 school year. If your child has completed all the assignments for the entire distance learning period, then their school year is over tomorrow. If your child has struggled to complete the assignments or is still working on the assignments, then teachers will be reaching out to you and your child to get them to complete the work up until May 22.
We will have 3 different days set up for you to return Chromebooks, paper packets, and library books. On these days you will also be able to pick up your child’s personal belongings, and pick up or buy a yearbook. Group pictures will not arrive in time for these pick up days and we will send them home at the start of next year.
We will have curbside pickup/drop off with different stations. You will drive up like you would for the parent pick up line. You will stay in your car, drive up to the different stations, and the staff member at each station will assist you. You can also buy a yearbook for $30 as we have extra ones to sell.
The first drop off/pick up day will be Tuesday, May 12 from 8am to 4pm. We will have two more dates for drop off/pick up to be announced later. If you are returning a Chromebook, we ask that you charge the device before returning it. Also, please remember to return the charging cord with the device.
This all call transcript will be posted on our website so you can refer back to it. Thank you for working with us during this distance learning time and if I can help you in any way please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Take care.
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.