Bartlett Elementary School

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BES Hearts of Gold for St. Jude! A BIG Thank You!!!!

Our school, was the TOP FUND RAISER in our district for St Jude!! We came in FIRST PLACE!! Thanks to you for supporting our hearts of gold efforts!! We raised $1,968.50 !!! Our district placed 9th overall by raising $13,244.32! The total event raised $801,000. Maybe those dollars will be the ones that help find a cure for childhood cancer!! We really are the BESt!!
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It's Time To Order Your 2018-19 Yearbook

It’s time to order the 2019 Bartlett Elementary Yearbook! Our yearbook will reflect special moments for all, including individual photos of our entire school family, candid shots, and great collages of all the fabulous B.E.S. events that occur throughout the year!
This year’s preorder price will be $30.00, until March 8th. Books purchased after this date will be $35.00. We are ordering limited supply, so order now to insure you get your full color, hard cover yearbook! Don’t delay! Order today!
*Click the headline to print an order form*
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We Need Bartlett Parade Participants! Dec. 4th, @3pm Our theme: A Christmas Carol

Bartlett Elementary is looking for a few Panthers to participate in the Bartlett Christmas parade, representing Bartlett Elementary. The theme is “A favorite Christmas movie”, and we will plan on having a decorated trailer for the Charles Dickens movie of “A Christmas Carol”. If you and your child are interested in walking with us, you must submit the required permission form. No forms will be accepted after Wednesday, November 28th. *Note: Only the student and parent will be allowed. No siblings will be able to participate. Please ensure those arrangements before agreeing.
Parade: Saturday, December 1st. Line‐up for floats will begin at 2:30 p.m.. Float judging will begin at 3:00 p.m. The parade will begin at 4:00 p.m.!!
*Click the headline to print a permission slip & costume ideas.*
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BCS is Going #RedforEd Wednesday, November 14th! Wear Red to Support Public Education!

Wear red on Wednesday to show your support for BES, BCS, and Public Education! American Education Week (November 12-16, 2018) is week designated to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. Because Bartlett City Schools is a public school district of excellence, we want to show our support on Wednesday, November 14th by going #REDforEd.
We are asking every BCS student, parent, and employee to wear red on Wednesday, November 14th.
*Click the headline to print a flyer with more info*
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5th Annual Panther Prowl November 16th! Collect Donations through November 2nd.

We will be having our 5th Annual Panther Prowl on November 16th! With this type of fundraiser, 100% of the money raised will go directly to our school to offset the costs of numerous programs, technology and other supplies that benefit our students and teachers.

• Collect flat donations from friends and family prior to the event. You can even donate on-line at https://99pledges.com/fund/prowl2018.
• Donations will be turned in between October 22th – November 2nd.
• For every $30 donation, you will receive a Panther Prowl t-shirt.
• Students will Prowl with their class around the school on our walking path, Lawhon Lane during school on November 16, 2018.
• At the end of the course, we will have torture stations set up so that classes that have raised $800 or more will be able to torture their teachers!
• Every student with a Prowl shirt will get to do the Color Prowl at the end of the day. A Color Prowl is like a Color run, without the running!

If someone in your family or circle of friends owns a business, I have also included a letter that you can use to request business donations. These businesses will be thanked with advertising in print media, social media and on Prowl t-shirts. Business donations will count toward the student’s total donations.

If you have any further questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can also check out the Bartlett Elementary PTO Facebook page for updates.

Tammy Spencer, Fundraising Chairperson
Bartlett Elementary PTO
tspencer@bartlettschools.org

*Click on the headline to print a flyer with all the Panther Prowl info, and a copy of the Corporate Sponsor Letter.*
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We Are Collecting Thanksgiving Basket Items

We would like to start off the holiday season at BES by collecting items for our Thanksgiving baskets. If you are able, please bring in one of the items listed below. Your donations will go towards filling our baskets for BES families. We greatly appreciate all donations!
Items Needed:
2 cans of corn 1 canister of powdered juice
2 cans of green beans 1 brownie mix
2 cans of fruit 1 cake mix and frosting
2 cans of applesauce 2 boxes cornbread mix
2 cans of broth 2 boxes of Mac & Cheese
2 cans of Cream of Mushroom 1 jar of peanut butter
2 cans of sweet potatoes 1 French fried onions
2 jars of gravy 1 box instant potatoes
2 cans of cranberry sauce 2 boxes stuffing mix

*Click the headline to print a list of items needed.*
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Celebrate Red Ribbon and Healthy Schools Week October 19-26

Our children are faced with various challenges each day. Often times, they don’t know how to get themselves out of difficult situations, such as peer pressure from their friends. Research shows that young people who learn to say “NO” to harmful drugs are less likely to be associated with crime, delinquency and other destructive behaviors. Please partner with us by allowing your children to participate in our theme days as we teach our students to live drug free, healthy lives.

Friday, October 19 - My future is BRIGHT and Red Ribbon Kick Off Day. Wear something red today and your jeans. Talk with your children about appropriate school and bus behavior, using good manners and being respectful to their peers and adults.


Monday, October 22- Team Up Against Drugs. Wear your favorite sports shirt, jersey, cheerleading uniform, or college shirt and jeans. Talk with your children about the kinds of things they can do instead of drugs. For example, exercise, play a game with family members, watch a movie, read a book, go outside and play, or ride a bike.


Tuesday, October 23- Cowboy Up Against Drugs And Give Drugs The Boot. Wear your favorite western clothes, such as jeans, plaid shirts, cowboy hats, cowboy boots, regular boots, or gym shoes. Talk about planning a fun activity for your family. Please DO NOT send toy weapons to school today as part of your child’s outfit.


Wednesday, October 24- Say “NO” To Drugs Through The Decades. Dress in bell bottom jeans, tie dye, and other appropriate clothes from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or 90’s. Talk with your children about ways to resolve problems peaceably versus using violence.

Thursday, October 25- Dress Up Like Your Favorite Book Character (In honor of our school’s Open House and Book Fair. Who are you going to be? Dress up as your favorite book character. Talk with your children about the importance of living drug free lives.

Friday, October 26- Hide From Drugs Camouflage Day. Wear your favorite camo wear and jeans. Talk with your children about their dreams and goals for the future. Ask them what career they want to pursue and share with them how you will support them in their efforts.

Thank you for your support and participation.
Robin Crutchfield, School Counselor

*Click the headline to print a flyer with all this info.*
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