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  • Students dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character for Read Across America.
  • 1st Grade students dress up as their favorite character for Read Across America Day.
  • Congratulations to Sheila Halter, our Teacher of the Year, and Colleen Zeller, our Professional of the Year
  • 1st grade participates in a STEM activity
  • Ms. Bottoms with Spelling Bee winner Parker Spangler and runner up Savannah Jane Wright
  • Spelling Bee participants
  • 5th grade builds earthquake proof "buildings"
  • 5th grade Book Club competed in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
  • 5th grade Book Club competed in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
  • Students enjoy the Daddy Daughter Snow Ball
  • Students enjoy the Daddy Daughter Snow Ball
  • Staff members enjoy the Snow Ball
  • Girl Scouts visited State Capitol to meet with Senator John Albers
  • Girl Scouts visited State Capitol to meet with Senator John Albers
  • Students participate in the country's largest shared read aloud experience by listening to "Bunny Cakes"by Rosemary Wells.
  • Freddie the Falcon visits Birmingham Falls to promote healthy eating!
  • After meeting our $55,000 fundraising goal during the Bobcat Blast, students slime Principal Bottoms and Assistant Principal Cheatham!
  • Thank you to Dentistry at Milton, our platinum level business partner, for their generous donation of $5,000! This donation will be applied towards academic initiatives supporting the students of Birmingham Falls!
  • The Bobcat Dads, with special guest Bobby the Bobcat, welcome car pool riders to school!

 

 

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GADOE Issues CCRPI Report

Transition Event for Rising 6th Graders – March 31st

Rising 6th grade students will be visiting Northwestern and Hopewell Middle Schools on March 31st, 9:00am to 10:30am.   More information to follow.



Hopewell Middle School - Parent Night

The Rising 6th Grade Parent Night for Hopewell Middle School will be Thursday, March 5th at 6:00  p.m.

Hopewell Parent Night.pdf 

Rising Mustangs web site​


 
Northwestern Middle School - Parent Night

The Rising 6th Grade Parent Night for Northwestern Middle School will be Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Northwestern Parent Night.pdf


 
Outdoor Classroom Update!  

We are excited to report that concrete has been poured for our new outdoor classroom!  Pictures forthcoming!


Curriculum Matters meeting canceled

Our next Curriculum Matters meeting scheduled for Monday, March 2nd from 8:30-9:30AM has been canceled.   The topic for this session was regarding the upcoming Georgia Milestones Assessment.  Unfortunately, our guest speaker, LaKenji Hastings, Assessment Program Specialist, will not be able to present on this day.  Below are other locations and dates that you are welcome to attend.  The sessions listed below are the same presentations that you would have received at our school.

We greatly apologize for canceling this event and hope that one of the possible times below fits your schedule.  Thank you for your continued support!​

Hembree Springs Elementary 2/25 @ 8am

Sweet Apple Elementary 2/26 @ 6pm

Crabapple Crossing Elementary 3/4 @ 8am

Cogburn Woods Elementary 3/5 @ 6pm


 Kindergarten Round Up is March 31st

Attention all prospective Kindergarteners and their parents! Our Kindergarten Open House is March 31st, beginning at 8:30am. You will tour the school, visit a Kindergarten classroom and board a school bus and parents will receive registration information for the 2015-2016 school year. 


Counseling Corner

Planning for College in Elementary School?

For most families, saving enough to pay for the costs of higher education can seem overwhelming.  Did you know that for as little as $25, you can start your child on a path that can take them anywhere?  The Path2College 529 Plan can help you put a child's college education within reach if you start early, contribute regularly and ask for help.  Georgia's Path 2 College 529 Plan allows families to begin saving for college with tax-free earnings and tax-free qualified withdrawals.  You can learn more at:  https://www.path2college529.com/

Path 2 College is also offering a "What If…?" Sweepstakes.  Enter for your child for a chance to win $30,000 towards a 529 plan and our school could earn $10,000 too!  To learn more visit: https://www.path2college529.com/news/whatif.shtml



9th Annual "It's Just Hair" Cut-a-thon!

Do you have long hair?  Please consider donating your locks for the 9th Annual "It's Just Hair" cut-a-thon to benefit Locks of Love and children with long-term medical hair loss.  Most of the children who benefit have lost their hair due to an auto-immune disease called Alopecia Areata, a highly unpredictable disease that can cause hair loss in patches or total hair loss including eyebrows and eyelashes.  The cut-a-thon will take place on Monday, May 18, 2015 in Alpharetta.  Hair must be at least ten inches and cuts and styles are complimentary. 

Please contact Emily or Diane Cooley to register or for more information  at  itsjusthair@gmail.com or 678.521.5639.​

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USA TEST Prep 

Birmingham Falls Elementary has recently purchased online access to USATESTPREP.com.  USATestprep is a leader in online review for elementary standardized testing.  Based on Common Core standards, this interactive, student-centered, and engaging website is a great tool for your child to review concepts taught in the classroom.  Not only is it an amazing review resource, but a great way to prepare for the upcoming GA Milestones Assessment.  Students in grades 3rd, 4th and 5th grade have access to math and English language arts concepts.  Each student has a username and password.  Students are able to access this website and its resources from home.  Be sure to ask your child today about their login information. http://www.usatestprep.com/Home


 GA Milestone End of Grade Assessment

Students at Birmingham Falls in grades 3 through 5 will take the Georgia Milestone End of Grade Assessment (GA Milestone EOG) in the following content areas: language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Testing dates are April 16th  through May 1st.  The GA Milestone EOG is designed to provide students with critical information about their own achievement and their readiness for their next level of learning.  Teachers have been working hard preparing students for this assessment. 

The GA Milestone Assessment includes the following features:

  • open-ended (constructed-response) items in language arts and mathematics 
  • a writing component (in response to passages read by students) at every grade level within the language arts assessment;
  • norm-referenced items in all content areas to complement the criterion-referenced information and to provide a national comparison.

Special education students in grades 3-5 with the read to accommodation and all fourth grade students will participate in the online administration of the GA Milestone EOG.

All other 3rd and 5th grade students will take the traditional paper-pencil test. The goal is to transition to online administration over time for all grade levels. 

Below is a Ga Milestone Parent Questions & Answer Brochure link that can prove more details about the GA Milestone End of Grade Assessment.

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Documents/Parent%20Brochure%20GA%20Milestones%20Q%20and%20A%202014-2015.pdf

If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Cheatham, Testing Coordinator at 770-667-2820 or cheatham@fultonschools.org


 Be a part of the Northwestern Middle School Community

Is your child a rising 6th grader going to Northwestern MS? Would you like to get to know Northwestern's administrators and teachers?  Would you like to meet other middle school parents and be involved with what is happening in your child's education? Come be a part of NMS PTSA and get to know your school and the parents involved. 

We are looking for Co-Presidents, Secretary, VP of Communications, VP of Ways and Means, VP of Student Services and VP of Special Events. If you are interested in any of these positions please email Claudette Cunnold at claudettec99@gmail.com


BFES Fiesta Auction

Dear Falls Families,

As we begin the second half of the school year, our BFES Foundation and PTA are actively working on creating fun, family-friendly events to help raise funds to continue supporting the needs of our school.  Our second most important fundraiser of the year is coming up in March:  The BFES Fiesta Auction.  Last year, we were able to raise an amazing and much appreciated $12,000 during this fun and energetic night.  WE NEED YOU to make this happen again!  I am asking for your support of this event in three simple ways.  First, consider donating an item, service or experience (many ideas are listed below).  Secondly, ask your business partners or businesses that you love and frequent for donations (see the attached flyer for instructions on how to get the donation to the school).  Lastly, come to the Auction on March 27th ready to have fun, bid and win!

The Fiesta Auction Night will include games, food, and a live and silent auction. To make the event a success, we need your help.  In addition to fun items donated by the school such as Principal for a Day, First in Carpool Line and fun with your favorite teacher, we are looking for parents to help obtain items.  All corporate and personal donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.  Some examples of generous past contributions include:

  • Restaurant, retail store, movie theater, or spa gift certificates
  • Swim, tennis, golf lessons
  • Tickets to a concert, sporting event, or theater show
  • Gift certificate to Andretti's, Sky Zone, Mini-Golf, Monkey Joe's
  • American Girl Doll or Lego Gift Basket
  • Professional services:  Dentist, car details, taxes, personal training
  • We love donations from local business owners too!

BFES Fiesta Donation Form

Thank you,

Windy A. Bottoms, Ed.S.

Principal

 


 After School Enrichment Programs

There are 14 opportunities for your student(s) to have fun and be challenged after school this semester. Please visit www.birminghamfalls.com for more information and to register.

NST Running & Soccer

NFL Play 60

Up With Kids Basketball

You Gotta Have Art           

Let's Pretend Drama

Up With Kids Volleyball

Piano/Keyboarding

Guitar Club

Bricks 4 Kids                       

Excellence in Etiquette    

Sperber Music

Kids Chess   

Imagine That: Science/School of Magic

Imagine That: Aerospace Engineering


 Milton High School Mini-Camp Registration is OPEN!!!

MHS Cheer Mini-Camp, June 15 – 19, 2015 (9am – 12pm)

Visit www.miltoncheer.com to reserve your spot!!


 Cambridge Mini Cheer Camp: Save the Date: July 13th -17th

We are super excited to announce the dates to Cambridge High School's Annual Mini Cheer Camp!  Save the date from Monday, July 13th through Friday, July 17th, from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Bring your campers to learn how to cheer, dance, jump and supervised stunting & tumbling.  Open to campers 4-14.  We will send out registration information soon!


 Carpool Line Student Drop Off
 
Students should only be dropped off in the designated student carpool drop off area, in front of the front doors to the school. Please refrain from dropping off students in the bus lane or side parking lots, as this creates potentially unsafe situations for the student.

 Big Bobcats on Campus Winners

Congratulations to all the Big Bobcats on Campus for January.  We had 402 students with perfect attendance last month. 

The winners of the plush bobcats for January are:

  • ​Kindergarten: Clara Link
  • 1st grade: William Spangler
  • 2nd grade: Grant Ward
  • 3rd grade: Casey Ragsdale
  • 4th grade: James Prattas
  • 5th grade: Amanda Bowden

Thank you for your commitment to excellent attendance at Birmingham Falls and helping your child become a "Big Bobcat on Campus".


 Send Us Your Photos

Do you photograph your class activities? Share them with the Yearbook Committee and see your BFES photos in print! We need fun school photos from all grade levels taken using a camera, not a smartphone. Email your photos to BFESyearbook@gmail.com.


 FITNESSGRAM

Our school is preparing to take part in the FITNESSGRAM physical fitness assessment. FITNESSGRAM was selected by the Georgia Department of Education because it measures only those areas of fitness related to the health of students. The areas of health related fitness include: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.

FITNESSGRAM Information

 Business Partner Spotlight: Crabapple Orthodontics

Dr. Javid Yavari is proud to be a Business Partner with Birmingham Falls Elementary School! Dr. Yavari provides quality orthodontic care for children and adults; specializing in Invisalign and In-Ovation braces. Our team strives in personalized patient care in order to create a positive, effective, and rewarding orthodontic experience.

We are excited to have the opportunity to meet you and provide a solution to your orthodontic concerns. Please check out our website at http://www.crabappleortho.com or call (770) 664-1999 to schedule your complimentary consultation today!​


 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).

 

 New Procedures 

Watch the video below for information regarding our new intercom system, computer check-in system, and volunteer training!


 Business Partners

We are actively seeking business partners for the 2014-2015 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 

770-667-2820 | Fax: 770-667-2806
Building Hours: 7:10 am - 4:00 pm M-F

 

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3/3/2015 7:00 AM Muffins for Moms 
3/3/2015 6:30 PM Rising 6th Grade Parent Night at Northwestern Middle School 
3/5/2015 7:00 PM Rising 6th Grade Parent Night - Hopewell Middle School 
3/9/2015 12:00 AM Teacher App. Week 
3/9/2015 7:00 AM SGC Meeting 
3/11/2015 12:00 AM Spring/Group Pictures 
3/13/2015 12:00 AM Teacher Work Day 
3/16/2015 9:45 AM Kindergarten "That Puppet Guy" In-House Field Trip 
3/17/2015 8:30 AM PTA Meeting 
3/17/2015 5:00 PM Chick fil A Night/Chorus Performs 
3/18/2015 9:30 AM Katie Reeves Comm. Meeting 
3/19/2015 6:00 PM Foundation Meeting 
3/27/2015 12:00 AM Auction Night 
3/30/2015 8:45 AM 2nd Grade Chattahoochee Nature Center Field Trip 
3/31/2015 8:30 AM Kindergarten Round Up 
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