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WEEKLY DRAGON NEWS

REMINDERS

Open House: Join us on Thurs., Aug. 30th from 5:30-7:00 pm, for an opportunity to meet the entire staff and PTA president, learn about building and classroom procedures, tour the school, sign-up for clubs/private lessons, and more. Childcare will be provided for elementary and Pre-K students during this event.

Border Star Barbecue: Mark your calendars for our annual Border Star Barbecue, Friday, Sept. 14 from 6-7:30 pm and help us kick off another awesome school year! Bring the whole family as well as a side dish to share. We will provide hot dogs, beverages, and a vegetarian option. Please help us reduce waste by bringing reusable dishes and napkins. Stay tuned for more information.

KCPS Emergency Drills: Each KCPS school is required to conduct the following drills, during the school year: monthly fire drills, five intruder drills (also referred to as no entry/lock down/restricted movement), two tornado drills, one bus evacuation drill, one bomb drill, and one earthquake drill. Exact dates and times of drills cannot be shared with parents in advance. All teachers and subs have been trained to lead these drills. We encourage families to talk to their children about fears regarding these serious issues at home. If participating in emergency drills triggers any anxiety in your child, please know that our school counselor, Mrs. Green is available to help. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. White

School Policies can be found in the Back to School Letter. This includes details about the dress code, classroom visits, drop-off and pick-up procedures, and more.

Spirit Wear: The PTA has purchased every student a spirit wear T-shirt. Spirit Wear may be worn on Fridays and on field trips. Shirts will be sent home with your child early in the school year. To help the PTA stretch our funds as far as possible, parents may reimburse us $5 per shirt. If you'd like to purchase additional spirit wear, you can do so HERE.  Orders placed by tomorrow should arrive by Sept. 15.

No School on Sept. 1 and Oct. 18-19. Dragon Stars will be available for child care. Meets at Keystone Church from 8:00 am-5:30 pm. Email Diana with questions.

Principal's Coffees are informal meetings hosted by Principal White on the first Tuesday of the month at 8:30 am in the teacher's lounge. This is an opportunity for parents to hear about school news, and ask questions/express concerns. The first one is Oct. 2.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug. 24: Fall Planting and Harvest
Aug. 30: Open House, 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 31: Teacher P.D., No School
Sept. 1: Labor Day, No School
Sept. 13: PTA Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 14: Back to School BBQ, 6 p.m.
Sept. 15: Choir sings in Waldo
Oct. 2: Principal's Coffee
Oct. 10: Walk to School Day
Oct. 11: PTA Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 17: Skate Night, 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 18:  Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct. 19: Teacher P.D., No School

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

A big THANK YOU goes out to our New Parent Committee, led by Stephanie Swanson. Stephanie has been reaching out to families that are new to Border Star in hopes of making the transition to school smoother. She is sending out "new parent emails" that are geared specifically to issues that newer families may have. If you'd like to receive these emails or have questions, please contact Stephanie

Please join us for the first 2018-2019 PTA meeting on Thurs., Sept. 13. Dinner and childcare (ages 3 and up) are provided. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will begin at 6 pm. Please RSVP HERE! PTA meetings are open to the entire school body. If you would like to be a voting member, you can pay your $5 dues HERE. In an effort to decrease waste, we encourage families to bring their own dishes and napkins. 

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