The Bronco Beat

May 26, 2020 (updated 5/28)

LOOKING AHEAD - May/June

May 28: Board of Education Meeting @7pm (see BOE Site @ BoardDocs)

June 2: Last HS Council Zoom Meeting at 7pm (Zoom Link)

June 4: Last ES Council Zoom Meeting at 7pm (Zoom Link here) 

June 9: Annual Budget /School Board Elections - Absentee Ballots Due 5pm (see Board Docs)

June 8: HS Award Ceremonies

June 9: Last MS Council Zoom Meeting at 7pm

June 10-12: ES Pick Up Dates for Student Locker Contents (schedule by grade below)

June 16: ES Virtual Field Day 

June 17: 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 

June 18: 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony Online at 7pm

June 19: Proposed Last Day of School (pending BOE approval)**

June 19: Baccalaureate Live Stream/Video (more info to come)

June 20: HS Graduation (more info to come)

June 22: Recognition Tea Rescheduled from 5/27  (video to be circulated)

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**NB:  The Board of Education will consider the resolution to make Friday, June 19 the last day for students at the May 28 BOE meeting.  See 5/20 School Superintendent Letter

ALL SCHOOL​

 

Memorial Day Thank You! 

Thank you to everyone who helped the PTA support our local businesses by purchasing a "Bronxville Together" tote bag.  The PTA sold a total of 400 bags via a joint effort with the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce, which included $10,000 in chamber gift certificates which are redeemable at many of the Bronxville local village merchants (see list)!  Please email memorialday@bronxvillepta.org if you were not able to pick up your bag last week.

School remains closed through the end of the school year.  The Board of Education will be

considering a resolution at the May 28 BOE meeting making Friday, June 19 the last day for students.

See 5/20 School Superintendent Letter

Board of Education Regular Meeting 5/28

The draft agenda for the Regular Meeting and Budget Hearing of May 28, 2020 is now available on Board of Education site BoardDocsThe public portion of the meeting, including the Budget Hearing, will be livestreamed on the school district’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BronxvilleSchool  Members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions or make comments through YouTube's chat feature.  Additionally, questions or comments may be emailed to clourentzatos@bronxvilleschool.org.  Please make sure to identify yourself.

 

 

School Board Elections / Annual Budget: Absentee Ballots Only 6/9

After an initial postponement due to COVID-19, and in accordance with the NYS Governor’s Executive Order No. 202.26, the Annual Budget Vote and School Board Election will be held remotely on June 9, 2020 with voting to be conducted by Absentee Ballot only.  Per the District Clerk, all qualified voters will be sent an absentee ballot by mail and, to be counted, absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk not later than 5pm on June 9, 2020. Please see the Bronxville Board of Education site Board Docs for voter registration information.  Candidate information published at myhometownbronxville.com.

RESOURCES

Link to B*Well Resources on the PTA Website   See slide deck from Hallways Webinar on B*Well page

Link to BOLD Update & Resources on the PTA Website

Link to School Updates; School Psychology Department Resources

See also Bxv BXV Distance Learning Guidelines; Bxv School Apps

For assistance with any district-issued device at home, click here for support.

PTA VOLUNTEER DRIVE

Thank you to the many parents who submitted their names as volunteers.  Please go to the PTA Website Volunteer page  to volunteer for 2020-21 School Councils or PTA Board.  

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

To register kindergartners for 2020-21, go to this website. Registration questions …. smaher@bronxvilleschool.org. For current BXV families only, email questions about accessing form or portal to portalsupport@bronxvilleschool.org 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ES Locker Pick up Schedule & Field Day T-Shirt PickUp

June 10: 9-11am: Kindergarten

June 10: 1-3pm: First Grade

June 11: 9-11am: Second Grade

June 11: 1-3 pm: Third Grade
June 12: 9-11am: Fourth Grade

June 12: 1-3pm: Fifth Grade

ES BASC@Home - Week 6 of Free Classes Continue 5/26 @ 2pm

Check out the online BASC courses and descriptions, they are offering five virtual classes per day for grades K-2, K-5 or 3-5.  Click HERE to access the zoom links and calendar: several offerings per day from 2pm - 5:45pm. If you have any questions, please email the BASC team at Bronxvillebasc@gmail.com.  The password for classes for week 6 is "sunny". 

FOR THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE DOG SHOW: 
Please email Mr. Fisher your home address and dog’s name. If you don’t have a dog, but attended the dog show, please send only your address. As always, if you have any questions about the program or troubleshooting while classes are in session, please contact Matt Fisher at mfisher@bronxvilleschool.org.

ES Yearbook

ES Yearbooks are expected to arrive the week of June 15.  for those who order, there are 3 delivery options. If you have not received an email regarding the delivery options, email BronxvilleYearbook@GMail.com

Additional Resources:

MIDDLE SCHOOL(see MS Council Page for more info & resources)

MS Virtual Bulletin Board

Thanks to Mrs. Windels' proactive thinking, there is now a single source for finding out about all that is going on in the "virtual" middle school.  The Middle School Virtual Bulletin Board is accessible at the top of each Homework Roster since last week.  This gives students direct access to all of the offerings, class codes, and passwords.  We will continue to highlight new initiatives for parents here, but now students have direct access themselves.  Thanks again to Mrs. Windels for organizing this for our students!  

MS BASC@Home - Week 4 @3pm 

Again, we extend our thanks to the governing body of the After School Clubs and Mr. Matt Fisher for making these clubs possible.  Thanks also to the teachers who are taking their time to make something fun and interesting to add to the week!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RFFVw_2QynLKkNOvn1lTWOnkyV70t2_uxK9lMazyRwU/edit?usp=sharing

The full list of offerings is here and will be posted Homework Roster on the MS Virtual Bulletin Board going forward.

MS Council 5/14 Meeting Replay Link

MANDATORY MS ADVISORY SESSIONS 

Grade 6 Monday @ 8am

Grade 7 FRIDAY@ 8am

Grade 8 FRIDAY @ 8am

Middle School Virtual Musical Group Meeting on Fridays 

Ms. Simpson has been working with interested students on MS Musical zoom sessions.  These will take place on Fridays from 3-4 PM, which was the vote of the group at the last meeting. The class code is: mhiiynb. Please contact Ms. Simpson with any questions about this exciting offering at psimpson@bronxvilleschool.org.

To see the MS Council List of Resources from Principal Tom Wilson's 4/19 email and Zoom recording of the MS Council Meeting from 4/16 go to https://www.bronxvillepta.org/ms-council

 

To learn more about this week's Mindfulness Challenge, please visit the website:

Middle School Psychology Website

HIGH SCHOOL

April 2020 Minutes - Joanne Jones

HS Faculty Best of Compilation

Please see the compilation of Best of...by the BHS Faculty -- if you need ideas for what to watch, listen to, read or do.  Your teachers, counselors and administrators have shared their favorites.

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BOLD COUNCIL​​

Please bookmark our page (https://www.bronxvillepta.org/bold) for updates and resources, including the following:  

  • See School link for Speech/PT/PT service child received services for speech/OT/PT, please visit our related services website.

  • Coach Paul’s Online Adaptive Gym Class” - The Miracle League of CT is collaborating with Oak Hill Adaptive Sports and Fitness to provide 20-30-minute online classes which are posted each Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm on our respective Facebook pages or the website. Coach Paul Weiland, an adaptive PE teacher (and familiar to many of our Miracle League families), leads participants through stretching, warmups, exercises and fun activities that are adapted for children of ALL abilities. The equipment used are items readily available to you in your homes. Your children may participate at any time that is convenient for you.

  • Access Living: Daily updates on Covid-19 resources for the disabilities community.  Click here:

  • Keshet.org Tips for parents of children with disabilities. Click here.

  • From the National Autism Association (naa@nationalautism.org), see here.

  • NYT Article: Outfitting a Home for a Child on the Autism Spectrum

  • Scholastic Resources by Grade

ATHLETICS

 

Students should try to follow their PE online curriculum to stay active and healthy.

 

The Apparel Committee (Sarah Pulkkinen, Mariana Mingo and Aslihan Mutlucan) have been working to get some new Bronxville School apparel and accessories in an effort to bring some happiness to the Bronxville community. More updates coming in May.

PERFORMING ARTS

 

ES Music Resources

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

Village's Covid-19 page.

Other Community Links

Bronxville Board of Education: https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/tbs/Board.nsf/Public

Bronxville School Foundation: https://www.bronxvilleschoolfoundation.org

Bronxville NPC: www.bronxvillenpc.com

More Community News: Flyers & MyHometownBronxville

 

 

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Suzette Sands President, president@bronxvillepta.org

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