Recorded for Sunday 1/13/19
This week we have yearbook activity pictures Monday - this is only for groups and surprise candids. This is not a picture or retake day. If your child is part of a school team or club, your child’s advisor/coach may have told him/her to wear a specific item. Please ask your child.
This Thursday is our monthly PIE meeting at 6:00PM. We are hoping to see more new faces at our meetings. Coming to a parent meeting doesn’t mean you will be asked to do a job. We are hoping more parents will come to our meetings. As students grow older, the parents that volunteer move with them up to older grades. Without parent volunteers some of our amazing activities may have to be discontinued.
Lastly, report cards will be sent home with students this Friday.
Recorded for Sunday 1/06/19
Welcome back to a new year!
This Thursday is the end of our 2nd Nine-Weeks. Report cards will be sent the following week. Also as a reminder, students do not have school this Friday Jan. 11; it is a teacher work day.
Recorded for Sunday 12/30/18
Staff at BL MIller is wishing everyone a happy and safe New Year’s!
Students return to classes Wednesday January 2nd, 2019.
Thursday January 3rd is our Grade 4-6 school-wide spelling bee at 10:45AM. Family members of classroom level winners are invited. Please check with your child if you are unsure of who is representing each 4-6 homeroom.
Friday January 4th is our monthly Snicket Sale - don’t forget to send your dollar!
Recorded for Sunday 12/7/18
This week our yearly Secret Santa Shop is open! Kids can buy items for family members that are priced low between 50 cents to $5, Kids can shop throughout the week. Parents are invited to come in this Thursday 5-7PM if they would like to see the store and shop with their child(ren). We thank PIE for setting up this shop for our kids!
Our Canned food drive is still on! This Friday we are hoping for boxes or bags of cereal (11oz or greater) or 8ct poptarts. We thank everyone willing to donate!
We also have our K-1 Winter concert Tuesday at 6:00PM and our 2nd & 3rd grade Winter concert is at 6:45PM - both performance are at the high school.
Recorded for Sunday 12/3/18
Our annual food drive has started. This year we will be helping to support 44 families. The classes that donate the most items one in K-3 and one in 4-6 will win pizza. This Friday is peanut butter and jelly day. Any jar brought in by 8:30 gets 10 bonus points per jar!
This week Grades 2 & 3 have music practice after school 2:45-3:45PM. After 3:30PM, there is no one available in the office to buzz doors open. Please do not worry. at 3:45pm Mr. Linko will escort students to the front door for dismissal.
We have our monthly Snicket Sale this Friday and our Secret Santa Shop open for students next week.
Recorded for Tuesday 11/27/18
Please except tonight’s all call in place of our normal sunday all call. My apologies for the change in normalcy.
1st we want to ask families if you could, would you donate candy by Friday for our PIE Christmas parade float. Students can drop off donations in the office.
Also, we have sent out invitations to Kindergarten parents for a “Jingle & Mingle” parent event. Next Wednesday, during the school day at 1:00PM we are asking all Kindergarten parents to join us to learn to help us help your child grow in learning . We have a game planned and we will talk about reading. This is HUGE! We are asking for a least one parent for each kindergartener to join us - again next Wednesday at 1:00PM at BL. Each student should have at least one parent.
Recorded for Monday 11/26/18
This Thursday the community is offering a free mental health awareness night at Damascus Friends Church on Walnut Street in Damascus. All parents and students are welcome to come learn about the “Red Flags” of Suicide Awareness, offering hope, health, and healing. This awareness event is planned for 6:30PM.
Recorded for Thursday 11/15/18
Tomorrow most of our 4th-6th grade students and teachers are traveling to the Ohio Supreme Court. While students are not permitted to take/use cell phones we will have our professional media specialist taking pictures to share. Please remind your 4th-6th grade student that they will come into the cafeteria directly and will not be permitted to classrooms or lockers since we will leave right after breakfast. Also, students should not bring anything with them to school except a coat.
Tuesday is our all school Science Day! Carnegie Science Center is bringing in their Solar Quest Assembly. Students will watch a whole group assembly and then enjoy small group science stations.
We do not have school this Wednesday-Friday. Monday classes resume.
Recorded for Thursday 11/15/18
BL MiIller’s PIE meeting for parents scheduled for tonight at 6PM has been canceled. Our next meeting will Thursday Nov. 29th.
Recorded for Sunday 11/11/18
BL Miller will be performing for Veterans tomorrow, Monday the 12th at 10AM.
Tuesday is Fall Picture Retake day. This retake day is for students who were absent for our first picture day or students who have brought back their pictures from the first picture day to exchange for a new photo opportunity. Families wishing to purchase must send in picture form or previous pictures.
Thursday is busy. Lion’s Club will do our annual 2nd & 4th Grade vision screenings. It is he students’ Thanksgiving Day meal at lunch. PIE is also scheduled to meet Thursday at 6PM.
Friday is our annual 2nd Grade Feast for 2nd Grade families
Recorded for Sunday 11/4/18
Just a reminder that students do not have school this tomorrow Monday Nov. 5th.
We also want to remind everyone report cards were sent home with every student. Please make sure to look over grade cards together to share success and to discuss weaknesses.
This year’s students' free flu clinic will be Thursday, November 29,There is no cost to the parents--Health Heroes will bill private insurance and Medicaid but there is no copay for the parents to worry about. Look for forms to be sent home soon.
Recorded for Wednesday 10/31/18
Good Evening! If you are interested in a small acting opportunity for your elementary student, grades 2 and up, please listen! Sebring’s High School play “The Wizard of Oz” is looking for munchkins. If you have a 2nd grader or older and you want them to participate in our play, please plan on having them at practices at the high school, starting tomorrow, Thursday Nov. 1st, right after school. Practices are every evening for the next 2 weeks and times vary - you will need to grab a practice schedule from practice or have your child pick one up in BL’s office. All munchkins will need to provide a bright and colorful outfit.
Recorded for Sunday 10/28/18
Bus routes for students that ride Mike’s buses will be a little later dropping students of starting tomorrow. Students may be up to 15 minutes later arriving home. This will be a permanent change.
Friday our Student Senate is hosting their own Grades 4-6 Halloween Dance from 4:30-6:00PM. Doors will open at 4:30PM. As a reminder, only students, staff, and assigned chaperones are permitted to participate.
Attention 4th-6th Grade boys basketball. Practices will start tomorrow Monday 29th at BL Miller 4:30-6:30PM. If you haven’t signed up, join us for practice to get you paperwork. For all sports at BL - students are expected to go home after school and then return at practice time . Basketball players will use the doors by the library(not the front doors). Coaches will make sure someone is at the door to let students in. Parents are not permitted to stay with or participate with players during practices. When students are at school for sports/practices they are expected to stay in gym and with coaches.
6th Grade Girls Basketball practice starts Thursday November 1st at the BL Gym. Practice will start at 3;00 and end at 4:30with a parent meeting starting at 4:20. All girls playing will report to Mrs. Shepherd's room after school on that day.
Recorded for Sunday 10/21/18
Tomorrow, Monday 10/22 Grades K-3 will have a visit from the Mahoning County Library Pop-Up Van. The books they borrow will stay at school since they will be using a special library card for school purposes only.
Our dental van comes this Wednesday, 10/24 for families that have filled out and returned their paperwork.
This week we have our PIE meeting this Thursday Oct. 25th at 6PM
lastly, Friday is our annual Fall Harvest Festival. This is a celebration planned by our PIE where students spend the day rotating through fun activities. This is not a room party. Students may wear costumes as long as they follow the guidelines sent home.
Recorded for Sunday 10/14/18
I want to thank our families for signing up and coming to parent-teacher conferences. Conferences show our kids that learning matters. When we build relationships with teachers and parents everyone wins. Our conferences let us show you that we care about your children. Although texting and emails may be easier, we want to see and hear parents face-to-face. Thank you again!
The PIE meeting that was scheduled for this Thursday is canceled and rescheduled for next Thursday Oct. 25th.
Lastly, dental forms were sent home this past Friday. If you would like your child to have this free dental exam and services, please fill out and have your child return your forms.
Recorded for Monday 10/8/18
Girls Sebring Little Trojan Basketball Sign ups - Grade 4-6 will be in cafeteria this week. We are asking girls to sign up with their name only - no phone numbers. Once we have girls’ names - those are who we will send information home to.
Practices will start at the beginning of November. They will be after school at BL. Times/Days still TBD.
Games will be played at the MVAC Schools (that’s our leagues) on Saturdays.