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  • 5th grade students view primary sources from World War II provided by the Teaching Museum.
  • Mr.Lee from the Teaching Museum discusses World War II with 5th grade students.
  • Ms. Hunnings' class celebrates poetry by reading their original poems in the courtyard.
  • Ms. Hunnings' class celebrates poetry by reading their original poems in the courtyard.
  • 1st graders visited the Art Barn
  • 1st graders visited Farmer Sue at the Art Barn
  • 3rd graders created a marble maze for their STEM project.
  • 3rd graders created a marble maze for their STEM project.
  • On March 31, the Services for Exceptional Children department hosted their annual "Yes, I Can" awards ceremony. Ian Krall, a 3rd grader at BFES, received the award for his achievements in academics and communication.
  • Thank you to Dr. Rosie Panich of Roswell and Alpharetta Family Dentists for teaching us about dental health!
  • Congratulations to our Professional of the Year, Dixie Byers.
  • Congratulations to Pam King, our Teacher of the Year!
  • Thank you to Scottsdale Farms for your generous donation to our school!
  • The awesome Bobcat Dads help out in morning carpool.
  • The lights glow in the outdoor pavillion.

 

 

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Clinic Reminder

Please remember to pick up your child's medicine from the school clinic.

Any medicine left in the clinic after May 26 will be thrown out.

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Lunchroom Charges

As of May 13, 2016, students will not have the opportunity to "charge" their meals. Please ensure that your student has sufficient funds on his/her lunch account or brings in cash or check to cover the cost of his/her meal. If your student does not have money on his/her lunch account and does not bring in payment for a meal, he/she will receive a courtesy meal consisting of a cheese sandwich and milk.  Payments for meals can be made by sending cash or check to the cafeteria manager, or online at www.mypaymentsplus.com.  Please feel free to call Joey Rowe, Birmingham Falls Cafeteria Manager, at (470)254-2805 if you have any questions or concerns. 

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Field Day Information

Wednesday, May 11, 2015 (Rain date May 12, Thursday)​

THANK YOU for helping make Field Day a success for our students!

 We need a great deal of VOLUNTEERS in order to run a successful Field Day!  

    • THANK YOU to all who have offered – you are on our list!!!  You will NOT receive a reminder or confirmation call or email…please plan on attending.
    • Please make sure you have completed the online Volunteer Training. Questions about the training, please contact Ms. Fripp at the front desk at 470-254-2820.
       
      If you have not signed up, we would LOVE to have you join us!  There is a sign up spot on the web, or contact the school. The more the merrier and share the work!  Additional Volunteer information can be found below.
       
  • Field Day Sessions: K, 1st, 2nd will participate in Field Day from 8:00-10:15 AM; 3rd, 4th, 5th will participate in Field Day from 10:30-12:45 PM.
  • Water: We have plenty of opportunities for a drink of water (if you send a water bottle, please make sure student’s name is clearly labeled).
  • Snacks: We will have two Field Day snacks: pretzels and popsicles. If you have a food concern, please let me know. To view the ingredient lists, please click here​. 
  • Lunches: Lunches for K-2 will remain as usual; 3rd-5th can pack lunch or buy a sack lunch to be taken back to the classroom.
  • Activities: We have 16 activity stations, water stations, and an Information/First Aid station staffed with fabulous VOLUNTEERS! The students rotate - check with the Information/First Aid Tent if you are trying to locate a class.
  • Volunteers: More information: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE VOLUNTEER TRAINED!!! (http://enduserssolutions.net/fcsvolunteers/story_html5.html). Please consider helping! Join the FUN & make some new Friends! There will be some morning snacks and Volunteer Lunch that day!
    • You are a Field Day Volunteer if: you sent in a Volunteer form (on bottom of shirt order); you sent or emailed a note; signed up via web; you called the school to say you could help. WE are COUNTING on YOU!!! If you would like to help, and haven’t already let us know - please contact Robin Dunn. Email - dunnr@fultonschools.org
    • Volunteers – We have a list of those who have offered – However, we do not assign/select station duties until the day of the event – unless you have made a special request. 
    • Specific Assignments: Please plan to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your session.  We will meet in the gym to get some basic information and sign up for a station.  
    • The goal is to have 2-4 volunteers per station so that you can take a break and visit your student’s class.
  • CHANGE OF CLOTHES: Please send a change of clothes for your student – just in case it is needed.
  • Sunscreen: Always important!
  • Hats & Sunglasses are fine; SNEAKERS are a must!

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BFES End-of-Year Party Schedule
Wednesday, May 25
 1st grade  9:45 – 10:15
3rd grade   10:30 – 11:00
4th grade 11:10 -11:40
Kindergarten 12:00 – 12:30
2nd grade 12:45-1:15​
We would love to have volunteers for decorating, set-up and clean-up. Please click the Sign Up Genius link here to volunteer.​

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The 26th Annual Taste of Alpharetta will take place Thursday, May 12, from 5-10 p.m.

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End of the Year BFES Spiritwear Sale!
That's right, it's time to end this year with a bang!
Let's clear out the classic inventory and make
room for new styles. 
You won't see a sale like this again for a long time, 
so get it while it's hot!
Sale only 2 weeks! May 1-13
Select items marked 50% off!
Go online to order: http://squ.re/1VUhFrf
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​We are so thankful for our NEW and Return Bobcat Dads!

We would love to have YOU too!

Dear Bobcat Dads, Granddads and Uncles –
We’d love your help! Would you like to help greet students and kick of their Friday morning with a smile? Then join us! No volunteer training is needed, and Bobcat Dads work rain or shine.
If you have any questions, please email Scott Mynatt, Head Bobcat Dad, at ssmynatt@chubb.com.
Hope to see you on a Friday soon!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e44abab29a46-bobcat

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​School Profile Highlights

Click here​ to read our School Profile Highlights sheet, which includes information on our end of grade assessments for grades 3, 4 and 5. ​

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Working From Home with the Redbird Mathematics

We are excited to inform you that your child currently has a student account for Redbird Mathematics.  This account was obtained through their academic institution.  Redbird Mathematics is a K-7 web based mathematics curricula developed at Stanford University.  Besides the school environment students may also elect to use Redbird Math in alternative locations.  In fact, Redbird Math can be accessed from basically anywhere with an internet connection and a modern device.  We hope your child enjoys using Redbird Math.

The Redbird Mathematics website where your child will login is listed below.

http://fcs.redbirdschools.com/

Username: Your child's 10 digit FC ID/lunch number

  Password:  Birthdate in 8-digit format (Ex. 01252008)

Each student is on their own learning "pathway" so it is very important to allow your child to work on Redbird independently.  If assistance is provided, his/her pathway would change and the content could cause frustration. Thank you for agreeing to maximize your child's learning experience without assisting them. ​


The #BeKind movement is in full swing at Birmingham Falls.  We encourage students to spread the #BeKind message throughout our community and in your home.  Whenever your child demonstrates an act of kindness in their community or home, record it on the Kindness Tracker form linked below. When your child reaches 25 acts of kindness, he or she may return the form to their teacher to earn a reward.   BE PART OF THE #BeKind WALL OF FAME - Submit a picture showing one of your child's acts of kindness in motion, and we will display it on our #BeKind wall of fame.    Help us cover this wall by the end of the year!!  Remember -  #BeKind everywhere you go!​

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Click here to order #BeKind merchandise directly

OR

​Print and complete the form below and bring to the school (addressed to BFES PTO)

BeKind Order Form.pdf

 

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​​​​Birmingham Falls Business Partner Spotlight

 
Karate Atlanta
 
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Karate Atlanta

Karate Atlanta is a proud business partner of BFES and has been teaching Taekwondo in the Milton area for the last 13 years.  Our classes are for students of all ages and skill levels.  
​We focus on not only creating great martial artists but also leaders by teaching important life skills.  

 
Please visit our website, http://karateatlanta.com/.​


Student Health Forms

If you have a student who has asthma, allergies, seizure disorder or other health-related conditions that require administration of medication or treatment during the school day, please be sure to provide the School Clinic with all necessary information. All Medication Authorization Forms and Health Care Plans may be found on the Student Health Services Website. If you have any questions, please contact the clinic or Judy Reddick RN, Cluster School Nurse, at 404-625-6169.


 Home Access Center

The following video contains information about using Home Access Center (HAC).

 

 Business Partners

We are actively seeking business partners for the 2015-2016 school year. If you own a business, or know of a business that would be interested in partnering with BFES to help fund our school’s education and technology programs, please have them contact Kelly Rosen at kellyrosen@bellsouth.net, or by cell at 770-568-9241. Please review our business partner flyer and contact Kelly with any questions.


 Want to Volunteer at BFES?

Complete the Online Volunteer Training! The online volunteer approval process takes 48 hours, and must be completed before volunteering in your child's class.

If you, or a family member plan on volunteering at school, online volunteer training must be completed!

Forms completed online will be sent to the school, however we will need to see your license when you come to the school to ensure you are on the approved list.

Thank you for volunteering at our school!



 

Birmingham Falls Elementary School 

14865 Birmingham Highway 

Milton, GA 30004 

470-254-2820 | Fax: 470-254-2806
Building Hours: 7:10 am - 4:00 pm M-F

 

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5/5/2016 1:30 PM 3rd Grade Great Americans Dress Rehearsal 
5/6/2016 12:00 AM 3rd Grade -Great American Showcase 
5/6/2016 8:00 AM 3rd Grade Great Americans Reception 
5/6/2016 1:00 PM 1st Grade Mother's Day Program 
5/9/2016 8:30 AM 3rd Grade Field Trip 
5/11/2016 8:00 AM Field Day 
5/12/2016 12:00 AM Field Day Rain Date 
5/12/2016 2:30 PM Student Council Mtg. 
5/13/2016 12:00 AM Spirit Day - Hat Day! 
5/13/2016 8:00 AM PTO Mtg. 
5/17/2016 9:30 AM Katie Reeves Community Mtg.  
5/17/2016 5:00 PM Chick Fil A (Last One!) 
5/17/2016 6:00 PM Curriculum Showcase 
5/20/2016 7:00 AM Career Day 
5/23/2016 12:00 AM Georgia Milestones Retest (Grades 3 and 5) 
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