Posted Date: 10/01/2017
Bickerdyke Elementary 785-483-6066 348 N Maple Russell, KS
End of 1st Nine Weeks and Fall Parties
The first nine weeks ends on Friday, October 20th. We are very proud of the work the students have accomplished.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, Oct. 26th and Monday, Oct 30th. A note with your student’s conference time
will be sent home soon. Fall Parties will be on Halloween Day, Oct. 31st at 2:45pm. Students may bring their
costume to wear for the 2:30pm parade around school. Please do not send accessories (ex: swords, dolls, flashlights,
etc.) Masks are fine, but the students may not wear makeup. Please have your child bring his/her costume in a bag. They will
change into their costume at 2:15pm just prior to the parade.
Oct. 9th or 27th
10/23 3:45 – 4:45pm
10/24 3:34 – 5:30pm
10/25 7:30 – 8:00am
10/25 3:45 – 4:45pm
10/26 4:00 – 7:30pm
10/30 4:00 – 7:30pm
The Book Fair will be located in the Computer Lab.
If you would like to join your student for lunch, please call before 9:00am the day of.
2nd grade 11:05 – 11:35
3rd grade 11:20 – 11:50
4th grade 12:05 – 12:35
5th grade 11:55 – 12:25
The next meeting will be at Simpson Elementary on Oct. 3rd at 5:30pm. Our Carnival will be Nov.18th. Please attend this
meeting for more details.
Red Ribbon Week is the last week in October. Be watching for more information in your student’s backpack!
Beverage Tabs Collected
Third grade classes are collecting beverage tabs for Ronald McDonald House. You may turn tabs in any time throughout the
PTO is collecting Box Tops at Bickerdyke. Pleasesend Box Tops to the BES Office at any time throughout the school year!
We will be checking your student’s vision and hearing this month on the 11th and 12th. If we find something that needs your
attention, we will send a note home.
Picture Retakes October 19
Mrs. Homeier, Counselor During this month, we will be practicing the Character Counts Pillar of Trustworthiness. Shining
Star coupons will be awarded to any student who:
• Is Honest
• Is Loyal
• Keeps Promises
• Does not Cheat or Steal
• Is Reliable/does what he says he will do
• Builds a Good Reputation
• Has the Moral Courage to Stand Up for what is Right, even when it is Hard to do.
4th Grade Field Trip, Kid’s Ag Day
The fourth grade classes will be traveling to a farm outside of Ellsworth, KS on Wednesday, October 11th. They will be given a
tour and presentations on farm operations. Thanks to the Extension Office for putting this trip
together. Be watching your student’s backpack for a permission slip, which will need to be signed and returned.
Public Service Announcement From Russell Police Dept.
Halloween is the children’s night for Trick or Treats and Ghost and Goblins. Please take extra care to ensure your children are
prepared. As an added safety measure, the Russell Police Department and Russell County Attorney Daniel Krug will be
providing Glow SIcks on Halloween Night. The first 300 children to come to the Police Department after 5:00 P.M. on
Halloween will receive a glow sIck and a flyer highlighIng safety tips for Halloween. The glow sIcks will help drivers and
parents see the children as they walk through the community Trick or TreaIng. Some safety tips to ensure the children have a
safe and fun-filled evening are:
*Choose a costume that is easy to walk in, easy to see out of and can be seen by car drivers.
*If Trick or TreaIng after dark, wear a glow sIck and bright colored clothing.
*Loose costumes or unsafe shoes can cause falls or accidents.
*If wearing a mask, make sure you can see out of it. Take off the mask before crossing the street.
*Sharp or pointed toy weapons/costume props are dangerous.
*Billowing costumes, false hair and wigs are unsafe around candles.
*Use a flashlight after dark.
*Walk in groups and cross the street together.
*Have your parents or grandparents check all your treats before you eat them.
*Unpackaged items should be discarded. If you have any quesIons or would like more informaIon about Halloween Safety,
please contact the Russell Police Department at 483-2121.
NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH
The Board of Education meets at 5:00pm the second Monday of every month at the Central Office. The public is always welcome to attend.