News and Announcements

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*

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.*

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.*

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.*

Shop Our Enchanted Forest Scholastic Book Fair: October 17th-26th 7:30am-4:00pm

Our Book Fair will be open daily 7:30am-4pm. Thursday, October 25th Open House Book Fair time is 4-7pm. You may also shop online.
(Click the headline to visit our Book Fair site.) Parents are welcome to stop by and shop during the above times. We will accept credit & debit cards, and cash! Be sure to include tax if you send money to school for your child to shop. Happy Reading!

Thursday, October 25th: Open House, Book Fair, and Pizza Dinner

Our Annual Open House, Book Fair and Pizza Dinner will be Thursday, October 25th. The Book Fair will be in the gym from 4:30-7pm; The Beta Club sponsored Pizza Dinner will be in the cafeteria from 5-6:30pm. Pizza's must be pre-ordered; form and payment due by Monday, October 22nd. (Click the headline to print a Pizza Order Form)
Classrooms will be open from 5:30-6:30pm.
Come visit, and see what makes us the BESt!

See You at the Pole: September 26th @ 7am

Join us (and schools nation wide) in the U shaped drive (off St. Elmo) as we take a few minutes to pray as a school for our school, our country and each other. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. Visit SYATP.com to learn more about this global event.

Go Jim Go! Jim Jaggers Visits BES Friday, Sept. 21st. Donations for LeBonheur Hospital September 24th-29th

Start saving those coins now! Jim Jaggers from News
Channel 3 will be at Bartlett Elementary on Friday,
September 21st to help kick off the 13th annual fundraiser
for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. Wear your bike helmet
and attire to show your Panther spirit! We will collect
money from Monday, Sept. 24 – Friday, Sept. 29th.
Any donation = Piece of Gum
$5.00 donation = Homework Pass
$10.00 donation = Bracelet and name on a bike to
hang in the hallway
$15.00 donation = Participate in the soaker challenge
to spray ALL THREE administrators!
Please send in coins, cash, or check made out to
LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in an envelope with your
child’s name, teacher’s name, and the amount being
donated. Thanks for your generous support!
Carol Rankin, Amy Rodgers, Amy Brandon
Community Involvement Chairs
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