Lorrie Sparks, Principal
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. We are looking forward to an amazing year! Administrators and teachers everywhere recognize the important contributions parents make toward a child’s success in school. There is no question about it - success at school begins at home. Parents are the single most important variable in a child’s schooling.
As we begin a new school year, we find teachers establishing school standards and rules. In the most successful classrooms, teachers have established specific routines for the children to follow. This means giving the children a specific place to find and keep materials, a set schedule for classroom instruction, etc. These routines, blended with the teacher’s consistent standards, form a smooth running classroom where the children have the security of understanding their environment and are reinforced positively for their contributions.
At home, it is also important to provide routines. Many families build a daily "quiet time" when the television is turned off. This quiet time provides students the opportunity for completing schoolwork or for recreational reading if there is no homework. During this quiet time a suitable place, somewhat free of other distractions, should be available. The routine of a daily quiet time provides an opportunity to develop self-discipline, stimulate imagination, and enhance reading skills.
At BMES we never forget how fortunate we are to have such a wonderful community supporting us. I am always available if you have any questions. You are welcome to stop by, even if it is just to say hello.
Second graders experience a watershed education program on a beautiful day at the park. It was sponsored by the Nevada Outdoor School Education Program.
Battle Mountain Elementary School Student Supply Lists 2018-2019
Battle Mountain Elementary School
650 Altenburg Ave.
Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820
All students can learn given appropriate instruction and enough practice at home and at school. All staff believe that positive and open communication with parents and the community about school functions, policies, procedures and involvement in the education process is meaningful and rewarding and needs to be maintained. Students and staff will achieve their highest potential academically, physically and mentally without undue stress.
There will be cooperation among all school employees founded upon respect for each other's point of view and recognition of the common goal of educating children.
BMES is committed to providing a guaranteed and viable curriculum in a safe and respectful environment where academic achievement is at high levels for all.
START OF SCHOOL
Children may not be at school more than 10 minutes before their class begins. Supervision is provided at 7:40. Even if you are watching your child from your car, other parents assume there is playground supervision. Therefore, children are not allowed on the playground before 7:40. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Parents, please go to the school office, not the classroom, when picking up your child from inside the building. Teachers cannot release a student to a parent directly from the classroom. At the end of the day, teachers walk their students outside to release to parents. Please wait outside until students are released, so the teacher will know your child is picked up safely.
This simple procedure protects your child.
Classroom visits must be prearranged with the classroom teacher. Younger siblings are NOT allowed at school during the school day. This includes classroom parties. In addition, please remember to check in with the office before you go to your child’s classroom, or to the lunch room.
WHEN SHOULD I KEEP MY CHILD HOME?
With the flu/cold season coming upon us, please remember the following when deciding whether to keep your child home from school or not.
If your child has a fever: This is the body’s way of destroying the germs making it sick. A fever typically means a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea: Please keep your child home and be sure your child keeps hydrated with fluids while having diarrhea or vomiting.
If your child is coughing badly or having any sort of breathing trouble: Coughing spreads the infection. A child with mild symptoms, no fever, and generally feeling well may be fine at school. A child with a deep or uncontrollable cough belongs at home even without a fever.
If your child has a rash that is spreading: Check with your doctor to determine whether the rash is contagious before sending your child to school.
If your child has an eye that is red, itching, painful, and with colored drainage: This is usually conjunctivitis, “pink eye”, and is highly contagious. The treatment is antibiotic eye drops and your child will be able to return to school 24 hours after the eye drops are started. If your child has strep throat: He/she may return 24 hours after the antibiotics are started. Feel free to call the school nurse, Mrs. Green, at 635-2889 with any questions!
WANT TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL?
Are you looking for ways to support the schools and don’t know what to do? Here are a couple of ideas to help us raise money that take little effort.
Box Tops for Education-Anytime you use a product with the “Box Tops for Education” label on the box, Cut them out and send ‘em in! We’ll do the rest.
Thanks for helping out!
DRESS FOR SCHOOL.
Please be mindful of the changing winter weather conditions when helping your child dress for school. It is important that they be allowed to run off their extra energy at recess. Coats, hats, boots, and gloves will help them stay warm and dry so they can go back to class comfortable and ready to focus and learn
After School Program
We have an After School Program that runs from 3:45-5:30 Monday through Thursday. Students are given an opportunity to work on homework, get caught up on reading. Snacks are provided as well as other great activities! If you have concerns with the progress of your child’s schooling and you’d like your child to attend, please contact your child’s teacher for a registration form. Students who are recommended by their teachers to attend will get first priority.
School starts at 8:00 a.m.
Students need to be in their class at 8:00 a.m. no later.
2nd grade– 11:50-12:25
School Ends at 3:32