Paul Bunyan Elementary
April brought many exciting event. Wednesdays were Roller Skating Days for the children. Thanks to all the parents who helped at the roller rink.
This year's Paul Bunyan Elementary Raffle and Carnival was a big success! Thanks to all the parents who volunteered their time and talents. Thanks, also to the teachers who helped by preparing their rooms and giving up part of their weekend to help out. And, of course, "thank you" to the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and friends who brought their children to Paul Bunyan that day. We hope it was a positive and memorable experience.
On April 18th and 19th we practiced our annual tornado drill. As summer approaches, you may wish to review emergency procedures at home as well. Now that outside temperatures have warmed up, we will also resume with our fire drills.
The Zoo Mobile from the Minnesota Zoo will be here on May 1st and 2nd. The children will get to see live birds, mammals, reptiles, and invertebrates. It should be very exciting!
Many of the classes are planning special events including field trips, class picnics and end-of-the-year programs. Please remember to return all permission slips that have been sent home with your child. If you happen to misplace a permission slip, simply write a note stating your child has permission to go on the field trip. For reasons of liability, we cannot allow students to participate in off-campus activities without parental permission.
On Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th, Bob Lehmann from the Bemidji Police Department will present a program on bicycle safety. You may want to reinforce this message at home by reviewing bicycle safety rules with your child.
Please make sure to check the A/B calendar. Monday, May 27th is Memorial Day. (No School)
Tuesday, May 28th is an "A" Day
Wednesday, May 29th is a "B" Day
Thursday, May 30th is an "A" Day.
Final issue of Paul Bunyan
We want to thank all the parents who went through the backpacks and read all the notes and newsletters that were sent home from school this year. We know that we sometimes send a lot of information, but we really appreciate your efforts to keep informed and involved.
Thank you so much for your help and support throughout the year.
Next year brings the promise of a new and exciting experience for your child. Your continued support and involvement will also be greatly appreciated by your new school.
From The Kitchen
With the end of the year fast approaching, we want to remind you that food service charges need to be paid by May 20th. After that date there can be no more charges. Since food service is unable to make refunds, you may want to pay for your child's lunch on a daily basis from now until the end of the year.
Fact: In the United States more children are fatally injured in parking lots than anywhere else. Please be sure to observe the 5 M.P.H. speed limit when entering or leaving school property. This is especially critical when buses are loading or unloading and when there are children on the playground. Please remind your child to always look both ways before crossing any road and to never run in parking lots.
If your child cannot attend school on a certain day it is important for you to notify the school as early as possible. If we don't hear from you we will attempt to call you to make certain your child is at home, safe and warm!
COMING TO SCHOOL LATE?
IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE BRINGING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL AFTER THE SCHOOL DAY HAS STARTED, PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK INTO THE OFFICE. THIS WILL HELP WITH THE MORNING ATTENDANCE AND LUNCH COUNT. IF YOUR CHILD DOES NOT RIDE THE BUS, THE BEST TIME TO BE DROPPED OFF IS BETWEEN 8:05 AND 8:25 A.M.
We feel good attendance is very important in preparing Paul Bunyan Elementary children for their next year in school. Because kindergarten and K-1 students only have school every other day, it is especially important for them to be in school. Like all other elementary schools in I.S.D.#31, Paul Bunyan Elementary falls under the guidelines of the newly adopted Elementary Attendance Policy.
Thank You !
Again, a big thank you to all the parents who have been spending time at Paul Bunyan Elementary. We are very thankful to all who can help. We still continue, however, to have a need for school volunteers. If you are available to help at any time we could use your help in such areas as:
Parents are asked to help reinforce the importance of playing safely on the playground. The children know they are not to throw objects (sand, chips, snowballs, etc.) on the playground or act in a way which could case injury to themselves or someone else. Imitating the jumps and kicks of cartoon characters like the "Power Rangers," for example, can lead to unintended bumps and bruises. We at Paul Bunyan Elementary teach the importance of respecting the "personal space" of others. You can help at home by reminding your child that hands and feet are not for hitting - even in play