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Principal's Corner

A Note From the Principal

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Happy new year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to an awesome 2019! In fact, this new year is already a little different from previous years--it seems like the rain will never stop! With that in mind, I'd like to suggest that you make sure your child’s teacher has the most up to date contact information for you. What does contact information and rain have to do with each other? Well, throw in a little cold air on top of that rain and you get snow! In the event that Catoosa County Schools would call for an early dismissal from school due to inclement weather, we would desperately need to get in touch with you. A few years ago this happened, and there were a few car rider parents we could not get in touch with. At that point, the school was faced with the very real possibility of some children being stuck at the school overnight (along with some adults who would be supervising them). Happily, everyone eventually got home safely that evening. All this to say, if your phone number or place of residence has changed, please let the school know. Thanks
in advance.

At this time I would also like to talk to you about Title I. As you know, this is a federally funded program that focuses on improving students' knowledge primarily in the areas of reading and math. Based upon input from several groups (parents, business/community leaders, educators, etc.), BPS chose how to best use these funds. The majority of the money went into additional personnel. Interventionist teachers were employed to assist students who were behind grade level, an academic coach was also employed to instruct the teachers on the best ways to teach students and to guide the school through any academic changes required by the district or state, and a parent involvement coordinator was employed to help foster the relationship between the school and home. Additional funds were spent on curriculum materials and teacher training that will help to increase academic achievement. We have seen great benefits come from the use of these funds in the past, and we hope to see positive results in the future. If you would like to have input into how Title I funds are used, you may do so at any Title I sponsored event/parent program or LSGT meeting. If you are unable to attend school events, just give us a call and ask for me or Cherry Stephenson, our parent coordinator. We also have a box in the front office where you can drop off any suggestions you have.

The future is bright here at BPS! We look forward to joining you as parents in taking care of and educating your child!

Once again ….Happy New Year!!!