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WEEKLY DRAGON NEWS

REMINDERS

The Book Fair starts today in the auditorium. It will run through Oct. 18, closing around 6 p.m. each day. The last day will coincide with Parent Teacher Conferences. Proceeds from this fundraiser go to restocking classroom libraries. We still need volunteers. Please sign up HERE if you can help.

Room Parent Meeting today in the Teacher's Lounge at 5:00 p.m. We need Room Parents for Ms. McKenzie's and Ms. Appel's classes. If your child has one of those teachers and you'd like to help out, please contact Comica.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are Thurs., Oct. 18 from 10:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Scheduling forms went home yesterday. Check those backpacks and return your forms ASAP. There will be NO SCHOOL on October 18-19.  Dragon Stars is offering childcare. Meets at Keystone Church, from 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Email Diana for info.

Walk to School Day has been rescheduled for Wed., Oct. 17, due to a muddy, flooded trail. Meet at Brookside Park, on the corner of Brookside Blvd. and 56th Street, by the baseball diamond at 7:40 a.m.  We'll start walking at 7:45 a.m. Students may wear their spirit wear. 

Swope Park Rangers Soccer Game and FUN-draiser: Buy your tickets for the Swope Park Rangers’ soccer game THIS SUNDAY at 2:00 pm,  at Children’s Mercy Park. Tickets are $12. Buy tickets HERE and invite family and friends! A portion of ticket sales goes to our PTA. 

Title IX Presentations: KCPS will giving age-appropriate Title IX (sexual harassment) training to students (K-6). Parents may opt out of this with the form that went home in Wed. folders. All presentations can be viewed HERE. Contact Shana Long with questions.

The PTA Fall Fundraiser is coming! Catalogs will be in next Wednesday's Folder. The fundraiser will run through Nov. 5. We'll sell cookie dough, magazines, and catalogs. Items will be delivered on Dec. 5. This money helps fund field trips, classroom supplies, our school garden, Field Day and much more. 

Fall Parade and Class Parties will be on Wed., Oct. 31. The parade begins at 1:30 pm. Students may wear costumes to school; however, no weapons or masks are allowed. Each classroom celebrates differently. If you would like to participate, please reach out to your teacher or room parent. The office is collecting donations of trick-or-treat items (candy, snacks, stickers, trinkets) for the fall parade.

The Unparty is an alternative to classroom celebrations for children who may not celebrate all holidays. Students or parents need to inform their teacher(s) if they would rather attend the Unparty. The Unparty is in the library where Ms. Parker will have activities planned.
 


LINC is hosting a Fall Family Fun Festival on Wed., Oct. 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m. All Border Star families are welcome to join in the fun. 

Spirit Wear: Every student received a blue spirit wear shirt to wear to field trips and on Fridays, courtesy of the PTA.  If your child did not get one, talk to his/her teacher. If you need a different size, email Meridith. To help the PTA cover this expense, parents may donate $5/shirt HERE. Buy additional spirit wear HERE

Parent Facebook Page: There is a FB page just for parents. It is intended to be used as a space to ask questions and build community outside of school. For privacy purposes, it is a "closed group". Just search "Dragon Parents' Group", request to join, and answer a question. 

Skate Party: Please join us for a fun-filled night at Skate City Shawnee on Wed., Oct. 17th from 6-8 pm! Admission is $5.00 and skate rental is $1.50. BYO knee and elbow pads. We have no school the following day, due to Conferences! Friends are welcome. If we have over 50 skaters, Skate City donates a portion of the admission fee back to the school!

Open Gym Party: The entire Border Star Community is invited to a fun afternoon on Sat. Nov. 10, from 3-5 p.m., at Edge Gymnastics, in Riverside, MO! Play is supervised by Edge staff and parents can join in, hang out, or drop-off children over 5 years old. Admission is $5/child. Children 2 and under play for free. 

Yearbook Photos Needed: Take lots of photos this year and share them with our team by downloading the Balfour Image Share app (project code 925067) or email pics HERE.  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct 11: Room Parent Meeting, 5 p.m.
Oct. 11: PTA Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 11-18: Book Fair
Oct. 14: Swope Park Rangers FUN-draiser
Oct. 15: Health Screening for Students
Oct. 16: 6th graders go to Coterie, 9 a.m.
Oct. 17: Walk to School Day, 7:40 a.m.
Oct. 17: Skate Night, 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 18:  Conferences, No School
Oct. 19: Teacher P.D., No School
Oct. 24: LINC Family Fall Festival, 4:30 p.m.
Oct, 30: School Tour
Oct. 31: Fall Parade and Class Parties, 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 6: School Picture Day
Nov. 7: Junior Achievement (LE & UE)
Nov. 8: Chorus sings at BKS Holiday Opener
Nov. 10: Open Gym, 3 p.m. at Edge Gymnastics
Dec. 4: Picture retakes

F O L L O W on F A C E B O O K
F O L L O W on T W I T T E R

Parent Involvement Matters

Thanks to everyone who submitted ideas on how to spend PTA funds this year. We received many great suggestions and learned more about our community in the process! We will be discussing these ideas tonight at our PTA Meeting. We hope you can join us for this important conversation.

PTA meeting TONIGHT! Dinner and childcare (ages 3 and up) are provided. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., in the cafeteria. The meeting will begin at 6 pm. Please RSVP HERE! PTA meetings are open to the entire school body. In an effort to decrease waste, we encourage families to bring their own dishes and napkins. If you'd like to join the PTA, dues are $5/person annually, and you can sign up at HERE

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