Dear Beaubien Bulldog Families,

It is difficult to believe that the holidays are right around the corner. From the Beaubien family to yours, we wish you a holiday season filled with joy.

Just a reminder, the last day of school before winter break is December 23rd and school will resume on Monday, January 9th. Thank you to all of our families who made it to our report card pick up. We had a fantastic turnout with over 95% of our report cards picked up.

As a Level 1+ school, we have a lot to be proud of and yet a lot to achieve in the months ahead. One of our main goals at Beaubien is to make sure all of our students are meeting and exceeding the Common Core State Standards. Teachers are using data gathered from NWEA testing to differentiate their lessons and drive their instruction. Our winter assessment window for NWEA/MAP will take place during December and January. Please reach out to your child’s teacher to know when the room is scheduled for math and
reading. For more information about NWEA/MAP assessment, please visit www.nwea.org. With everyone working together, I know that all of our students can meet their goals in the months ahead!

We are starting a new award this year called the Golden Spatula.
This is an award given for excellent lunchroom manners. The winner will be the classroom observed by staff that demonstrates the following:

*Shows respect for all adults and peers in the lunchroom;
*Remembers to use their inside voice;
*Cleans up their surroundings.

I’m proud to announce that the first recipient of this award is Ms. Sebesta’s homeroom. Congratulations to the students in room 400! Keep up the great work!!

Lastly, just a friendly reminder that during the winter months our students will go outside for recess whenever the temperature and wind chill is above 20°. We will be checking the temperature on
www.weather.com. If you are able, please consider making a donation of dollar store gloves. We have many students who come to school dressed inappropriately for the weather conditions and all donations are appreciated. Have a wonderful winter break!

Warm regards
Michelle H. Ludford