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Please Join us for:

  Winter music programs presented by the students of:

Birmingham Falls Elementary

Grades K & 1stGrades 2nd & 3rdGrades 4th & 5th
WONDERS OF WINTERDECEMBER IN OUR TOWNWINTER EXTRAVAGANZA
Thursday, December 8th,
6:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, December 13th,
6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 15th,
6:30 p.m.​

location: ​BFES Cafeteria

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The Birmingham Falls Holiday Helpers Program

The holidays are right around the corner!  Are you looking for a way to give back to your community this holiday season?  We would love your support for our very first Holiday Helpers Program.  With your donations, Birmingham Falls will be providing holiday assistance to families in our community.  Assistance will come in t​he form of holiday gifts for children and gift cards for clothing and groceries for the families.  See details below!

When: Our collection window will be open from November 7th - 30th.

How: You can donate by sending an envelope with cash or check and this form​ to your student's homeroom.  Or, you can donate online.  Super easy!

Amount: Whatever you feel led to donate will be very much appreciated.  If each family gives 5 or more dollars, we will be able to reach our giving goal.​

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Test Prep: Coach Workbook Order Form

Georgia Standards of Excellence Workbooks aligned to GA Milestones

Are you looking for a great way to support your child and help them to prepare for the GA Milestone Assessment for grades 3, 4 and 5? The workbooks below are a great option!  This new, grade specific Georgia Standards of Excellence Coach series includes higher rigor with multiple choice questions as well as constructed response type questions.  Order your resources today!​

GA Milestone Workbook Order Form 16-17.docx
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Birmingham Falls is participating in the Six Flags "Read to Succeed" this school year.  For those who are not familiar with "Read to Succeed", it is a free educational program sponsored by Six Flags. The program inspires kids in grades K through 5 to engage in recreational reading. Students who complete six hours of recreational, non-school-related reading are eligible to earn a free admission ticket to a participating Six Flags theme park.  Tickets are sent home to parents in May.

Reading logs were sent home by your child's homeroom teacher on November 11th

The DEADLINE to submit the form to your teacher is no later than Friday, February 3rd. 

Six Flags StudentReading.pdf

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Third grade had a wonderful field trip to the
Capitol Museum
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FITNESSGRAM​

 
BFES is getting kids into the fitness zone by participating in FITNESSGRAM physical fitness assessment.  Learn more about FITNESSGRAM in the article News-FitnessGram Info.16-17.pub.
 
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Thank you to ​Stone Mountain Volkswagen, our newest Platinum Level Business Partner,​ for your generous donation to our school​!


 

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 IOWA Fall Testing

​​​The Fulton County Schools Assessment Department is pleased to announce that we are moving to a new norm referenced test this school year.  Fulton County students have taken the ITBS Form A as part of Fulton County's balanced assessment plan for many years.  ITBS Form A was published 15 years ago with content from approximately 1995 and has ten year old norms.  In October, students in grades 3 and 5 will be taking the Iowa Assessment Form E.  Students will take the test online and schools will receive student level results in a usable electronic format within 5 business days.  This school year will become a baseline year for trend purposes.  

 
​To accommodate online testing and to allow sc​hools flexibility, 3rd grade students will test October 18th -21st and 5th grade students will test October 24th -28th

 
If you have any questions, please contact our testing coordinator, 
​​​Dr. Tresa Cheatham. 

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TAG SCREENING AND REFERRAL INFORMATION
Please click the link below for more information on the screening and referral process for our Talented And Gifted program.
 

Notification for Screening and Referral.docx

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SCHOOL'S OUT DAY CAMP AT ED ISAKSON/ALPHARETTA YMCA

Looking for something for your kids to do when they're out of school?  Ed Isakson YMCA offers day camps that include everything from arts & crafts to adventure activities, swimming, games and more.  Click below for more information.

Holiday Cmap flyer with all Flex Days.pdf

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ADVENTURE AFTER SCHOOL

​The YMCA offers an afterschool program for students at BFES.

Click below for more information.​

Spanish english one pager for After School.pdf

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5th GRADE TRIP CHAPERONE APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING

August 12, 2016

Dear 5th Grade Parents,

The planning process for next year’s 5th grade Tybee Island trip is underway!  Always a highlight of students’ 5th grade year, the trip enriches and extends the Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies curriculums through classes, hands-on activities, and fun adventures.

This fall, students will attend a 3-day field study at the Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island.  We’ll depart on Wednesday, October 12 and return Friday, October 14.  We wanted to share this information with you now so that you can plan for your student to attend.  An informational meeting about the trip will be held prior to the beginning of Curriculum Night in the fall. 

The cost of this fall’s trip is $215 (which includes classes, transportation, lodging, meals, snacks, and insurance), and will be due no later than Friday, August 26.  For your convenience, we will be prepared to accept payments at Sneak-A-Peek and on Curriculum Night.

For those of you interested in chaperoning the trip, we currently have 17 chaperone spaces available.  Please know that the chaperone approval process takes approximately 6 weeks.  Chaperones will need to complete an application and submit it no later than Friday, August 19.  Chaperone trip costs are $210, which will be due no later than Friday, August 26.  A chaperone application is attached to this email. Complete applications may be emailed to brockb@fultonschools.org or returned to the school marked “attn.: Beth Brock”.

We are very much looking forward to our upcoming trip – learning about the beach, ocean, marsh, and maritime forest by actually being there is an amazing and unforgettable experience that we look forward to sharing with our rising 5th grade class!  For a quick preview, be sure to check out www.burton4h.org and http://picasaweb.google.com/burton4h/Burton4HCenter#

Tybee 2016 Parent Letter.docx 

Parent Chaperone Application 2016.docx 

Enjoy your summer,

Beth Brock ​

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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!​

 ​Kindness Home Tracking Log.docx

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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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).

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 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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12/6/2016 12:00 AM 3rd Grade - Diamond Dell 
12/7/2016 12:00 AM Kdg. - Holiday's Around the World 
12/8/2016 12:00 AM Storybook Forrest Set-Up 
12/8/2016 6:30 PM Kdg. / 1st Winter Music Program 
12/12/2016 12:00 AM Storybook Forrest - Reading 
12/13/2016 6:30 PM 2nd / 3rd Winter Music Program 
12/15/2016 6:30 PM 4th / 5th Winter Music Program 
12/19/2016 12:00 AM Spelling Bee Window 
12/20/2016 12:00 AM Winter Party - K, 2, 4 
12/20/2016 6:00 PM Chorus to Sing at Chick Fil A Night 
12/21/2016 12:00 AM Winter Party - 1, 3 5 
12/22/2016 12:00 AM 1st Grade - STEM Day - Polar Express 
12/22/2016 8:00 AM Chorus Caroling 8am 
12/23/2016 12:00 AM Winter Break 
1/5/2017 12:00 AM Teacher Workday - Students Off 
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