Parent-Teacher Conferences are Thurs., Oct. 18. Scheduling forms will go out next week.  There will be NO SCHOOL on October 18-19.  Dragon Stars is offering childcare. They meet at Keystone Church, from 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Most Staff Emails Are Now Working. If your teacher's email is still down, the temporary domain name for staff emails is, NOT gmail. If you need to email a teacher, find his/her info on the staff directory and substitute the domain name 

Walk to School Day is Oct. 10. 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. 

The Fall Book Fair is scheduled for Oct. 11-18. We still need volunteers for this event. Even one shift would be helpful. Please sign up HERE if you can help.

Spirit Wear: The PTA bought every student a T-shirt. If your child did not get one, talk to his/her teacher. Shirts may be worn on field trips and on Fridays. To help the PTA cover costs, parents may reimburse us $5/shirt HERE. You may buy additional spirit wear HERE

BSM School Tours: The first tour is scheduled for the morning of Oct. 30. Call the office to get on the list, 816-418-5150. Online enrollment will begin in early Dec. 

I-READY: Student in grades 1-6 can practice math and reading skills at home. Login HERE, choose Border Star. username: student's first name and last initial and last 4 digits of lunch number, (ex. JordanD4321). Password:  Grades 1-2: lunch number Grades 3-6: an issued number that most students know. Teachers will send home more info. soon.

Mid-terms are available through Tyler Parent Portal. Tyler is where you can find test scores, assignments, attendance, and more. To access Tyler you need to fill out an application and set up an account. Email Ms. Winston for an application or stop by the office. 

The PTA Fall Fundraiser is coming up! Packets will go home next week. The fundraiser will run through Nov. 5. We'll sell cookie dough, magazines, and catalogs. Items will be delivered on Dec. 5. Questions? Email Kristin.

Swope Park Rangers Soccer Game and FUN-draiser: Don't forget to buy your tickets for the Swope Park Rangers’ soccer game on Sun., Oct. 14 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 and if we sell 50 tickets, we get a group photo on the field!

Parent Facebook Page: In addition to the official Border Star Facebook page, there is a 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. To join, search "Dragon Parents' Group", request to join, and answer a simple question. 

Photos for the Yearbook: Take lots of pictures this year and share them with our yearbook team by downloading the Balfour Image Share app (project code 925067) or by emailing your photos HERE.  ​

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!


Oct. 10: Walk to School Day
Oct 10: Upper El Field Trip- Symphony
Oct. 11: PTA Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 11-18: Book Fair
Oct. 14: Swope Park Rangers FUN-draiser
Oct. 16: 6th graders go to Coterie, 9 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
Dec. 4: Picture retakes

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Parent Involvement Matters

This volunteer spotlight is on Tiffany Sauser. At most school events, you'll find Tiffany sharing her photography talents with us. She shoots photos for the yearbook and other uses (including this newsletter). She also keeps the PTA bulletin boards looking good throughout the year. Thanks for all that you do, Tiffany!

How Should We Spend PTA Money? If you have suggestions, please complete our survey. Which projects would PTA members like to explore this year? Deadline for submission is Oct. 5. We will discuss recommendations at the next PTA meeting, Thurs., Oct. 11. If you'd like to join the PTA, dues are $5/person annually, and you can sign up at HERE. Members can vote and have a say in how we spend the money.

Our next PTA meeting on Thurs., Oct. 11. 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. In an effort to decrease waste, we encourage families to bring their own dishes and napkins. 

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