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THURSDAY Dec. 3rd - PICTURE MAKE UP DAY - See details below

Dec. 4th -
12:30pm Early Release

Dec. 12th - Glen Arden Elementary Pancake Breakfast! 

December 3rd is MAKE-UP Picture Day!!
***Students that were absent  (can get an envelope from teacher)  
***order and pay online at   (ENTER CODE 836)    

Parents Please Notify teacher when process complete

Re-takes will be taken at this time also -  
COMPLETE  packages need to be returned for Re-takes
(No Photo's cut or sheets missing)

Don't Miss our Annual Holidays Around the World Pancake Breakfast Next Saturday!

Please join us for the next Family Fun Event on
Saturday, December 12th in the Glen Arden gym!

9:30 to 11:30am

Chorus will be performing at 10am
SPLASH will be performing at 10:45am

All students, staff and their families are welcome. 
Only $12 PER FAMILY!  Please RSVP and prepay
(forms will be sent out in your child's folder).

Pancakes, syrup, toppings, coffee.
Classrooms have tables representing various countries and their holiday traditions.
Mrs. Harcharick will have an ornament craft available for a fee.
Holiday photo op space will be set up to take pictures 


On Monday Dec. 7th, homework passes will go on sale $5 each!
All proceeds go to support our Annual Giving Campaign! 

MONTH OF DECEMBER - 2nd Grade Teachers and Instructional Assistants, EC Teachers & Preschool Headstart Staff!

Every Month a special group of staff members are chosen to be recognized on the bucket filler bulletin board.  The month of December we are recognizing 2nd Grade teachers and Specialists, EC Teachers & Preschool Headstart Staff
  • Altman 
  • Bassett 
  • Donatelli 
  • Muir 
  • Tornos 
  • Browning 
  • Peterson 
  • Roland 
  • Orr
  • Lopez
  • EC teachers Ms. Gray and Ms. Harris
  • And our preschool HeadStart Staff.

We ask staff, students, and parents to find a little time to write a kind note (bucket filler notes found in a bucket on the bulletin board) to recognize how much these staff members are appreciated!

Scott Lister, Assistant Principal 

During the month of December, we will be focusing on Caring and Kindness in our Guidance lessons.  Our 1st-3rd grade students will be challenged to complete a Random Acts of Kindness Board (see attached board).  The completed Kindness Boards will be collected over the next two weeks.  Students who return completed boards will be eligible to be included in the "Kind Club".  Throughout this school year, the Kind Club will be provided secret kindness missions that they can choose to complete.  At the end of the year, these students will be recognized for their efforts in promoting kindness in our school.  
Our Kindergarten students will be focusing on sharing and caring for others. Fourth grade will be participating in a "Pay It Forward" activity described in the letter to parents (below).  
Thank you, parents, for your support and encouragement of the school counseling curriculum and lessons.  Please let me know if you have questions or ideas to share.
Dear Fourth Grade Parents,
            Have you ever wondered if there is something you could do to make this world a better place?  Several years ago, I viewed a movie, “Pay It Forward”.  This movie depicts a teacher that challenged his 7th grade students to consider just that.  Not only did he ask them to consider our role in making the world better, but expected his students to develop a plan that would actually have a positive impact on “our world”.  The story revolves around a student who develops a plan that commits to doing three acts of kindness for three different people, with no expectation of anything in return.  He asks the recipients of his kindnesses to “pay it forward” to three other people, causing a contagious effect of kindness. 
I shared some video clips of this movie with your child this week and asked them to consider “What if we could really DO something about making the world better?”  Your child chose to accept my challenge.  I presented a dollar bill to each student who agreed to use that $1 to help make the world a better place—as kind of “seed money”.  Participants have promised not to use this for personal gain, but to use it to make another persons life better. 
I have offered this opportunity to my 7th graders for years and each year, I am amazed and impressed by the depth of caring these children exhibit. It has proved to be a wonderful investment!  I believe I will be just as impressed with what our 4th graders will do with this opportunity. I hope to allow our students an opportunity this spring to share what they chose to do with their $1.  I appreciate any support or encouragement you can offer your child in implementing their ideas.   Please contact me if you have questions, 828-654-1800. 
Thank You!
Beth Lindsey,
School Counselor            
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If you are interested in knowing what your student is doing in music class each week, be sure to check out my blog page!  Each week I write about the activities we did in class and which musical concepts we learned.  Activities and musical clips are included in the blog pages.  Here is the link:
* This is a 3rd party website that is not in the BCS school website domain.

Ms. Bumsted

A Note From Your Assistant Principal Mr. Lister


Weekly Slideshow!
New photos will be added weekly highlighting student work, classroom activities and much more! 

Please check it out on our Glen Arden website under the "Pictures" Tab - click on the "Look What's happening at Glen Arden!" dropdown

UPCOMING EVENTS! Mark your calendars! 


Dec. 4th -
12:30pm Early Release

Dec. 12th - Pancake Breakfast! 

Dec. 21st - Jan.1st - NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK!

Your weekly weather for Arden.
It's getting COLDER...please remember to dress your child in layers. 
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