Walla Walla Public Schools
Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Blue Ridge News, Events & Reminders

Blue Ridge Carnival A Huge Success!

 Thank you for making the Blue Ridge Carnival a resounding success! Organized by Intervention Specialist (and proud BR mom), Yaneth Hernandez, and staffed by Blue Ridge Teachers and Support Staff, a ton of fun was had by all who attended! We appreciate the continued support and community involvement.

 

 

All About Snakes

4th Graders received a fun visit from Whitman College Science Outreach. A Corn snake named Candy and a Boa Constrictor named Cookie delighted students - who learned all about snake habitiat, anatomy, predators and prey, as well as many other facts about these fascinating reptiles!

End of Year Events, Part 1

May 25th - No School, Memorial Day Holiday

June 5th - Talent Show, morning

June 5th - Early Dismissal at 12:00 pm for Report Card Prep.

June 8th - 5th Grade Picnic

June 9th - Staff Vs. 5th Grade Students Basketball Game

End of Year Events, Part 2

June 10th - Movie Day, morning

June 11th - Field Day, morning

June 12th - 5th Grade Graduation, K-5 Concert, Last Day of School (early dismissal at 12:00 pm)

Wear Blue Day, 2015

Students and staff wore blue May 1st to raise awareness about juvenile arthritis. Pictured are winners of the "Bluest" contest, who went above and beyond to show their "blue". Each won a gift card to Blue Palm Yogurt.

Spring Testing and Assessments

Here are some ways to help your student have the very best testing and assessment season:

1. Set an early bedtime.

2. Make sure your student eats a healthy breakfast (either at home or school).

3. Limit T.V., video game, and computer time.

4. Read with your child.

5. Encourage your student to play outside and get fresh air and exercise.

6. Make sure your child is present at school, try not to schedule appointments during this testing window.

7. Remind your child to do their best, take their time, and answer test questions to the best of their ability.

 

 

 

Assembly Antics Build School Spirit

 

Laughing and cheering all the way, teams of students and staff members participated in another fun relay. Relay teams of students had to navigate a course with a frozen pea in a spoon, then pass the pea off to a teammate. Their team's final task was for their staff member to eat an entire banana in record time. 

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Other News . . .

NAEP Parent/Guardian Information Letter

NAEP_parent_letter-English2015.pdf

NAEP_parent_letter-Spanish2015.pdf

Emerging School Parent Letter

Blue Ridge is an OSPI Emerging School. To find out more, please click the link below:

http://blueridgeeagles.org/images/pdf/EmergingSchoolLetter.pdf

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.

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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