Walla Walla Public Schools
Thursday, 24 April 2014

Blue Ridge News, Events & Reminders

STEM Family Science Night a Success

Thanks to all who attended!

Blue Ridge Carnival

Join us on May 1st for games, food, and fun.

From 5:30-7:30 pm in the gym.

Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parent Involvement Committee.

 

2nd Grade Plants Tree

2nd Graders in Ms. Thonney and Mr. Hobbs' classes planted a tree in honor of Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd. A generous gift from Mr. Jack DeWitt, local tree farmer, made this activity a success. Students learned about Re-newable, Non-Renewable, and In-Exhaustible resources in the weeks leading up to Earth Day.

 

2nd Graders Hosting Crayola Marker Recycling Drive

2nd Graders in Ms. Thonney's and Mr. Hobbs' classrooms are hosting a marker recycling drive in honor of Earth Day. Students presented a "How To" to other classrooms,  and will collect, tally, and prepare the collected markers to ship back to the Crayola Company. Crayola melts and refines the used markers into fuel. It takes 308 markers to make 1 gallon of fuel.

 

BR Volunteer Honored with Regier Award

Bunny Argone received the Art Regier Volunteer award for 2013-2014. We at Blue Ridge adore "Miss Bunny" and are so excited that she was recognized for her outstanding service.(The Art Regier Outstanding Volunteer Award was instituted in 1991 as a memorial to “Grandpa Art” Regier. Regier, a retiree who devoted years of service to elementary schools in Walla Walla, epitomized the spirit of volunteerism in education.)

Upcoming Events

April 30th - Assembly

May 1st - Blue Ridge Carnival

May 5th - MSP Testing Begins

Spring Testing and Assessments - How to Help

Parents and families can best help their students during our Spring Testing and Assessment Window by:

-Setting an early bedtime

-Making sure your student eats a healthy breakfast

-Ensuring your student has time to play outside/exercise

-Reading with/to your student and asking questions about the reading

-Limiting TV and video game time

- Scheduling Doctor, Dentist, and other appointments after school hours.

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Common Core State Standards

For more information about the Common Core State Standards, please click the link below:

http://www.k12.wa.us/Corestandards/default.aspx

Community Partners

These local business and local organizations support Blue Ridge, and we hope you will return the favor as you do business, plan your charitable donations, or consider volunteering.

We could not do what we do without their help. Thanks to them all.

Journeys Chow House, 119 W. Alder (in the Garden City Plaza),386-2586

Hepler's Big Cheese Pizza, 499 N. Wilbur Ave., 525-4422

YMCA - 340 S. Park St., 525-8863

Children's Home Society, 1612 Penny Ln., 525-3532

Coffee Cravings, 1607 E. Isaacs & 801 W. Poplar, 522-4713

Whitman College Science Outreach Program

Shoes That Fit - Whitman College Chapter

Joann Fabric and Craft Stores, 481 N Wilbur Ave, 529-6161

 

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Blue Ridge Mission Statement

We are: Welcoming, Safe, Innovative, Supportive with Community Pride.