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Bishop Elementary School

25 Columbia Road
Arlington, MA 02474
Phone: (781) 316-3792

School hours: 8:15am-2:15pm

If your child is out/sick, call:
(781) 316-3790

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School Calendar

Principal's Update: December 11, 2014

Thursday, December 11th
Evening Conferences – 6:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, December 17th
Early Release – 11:15am – Parent/Teacher Conferences

December 24th - January 2nd
NO SCHOOL – Holiday Break

The New Book Sale is Next Week
The library will be hosting our annual New Book
Sale, by Best Book Fairs through library classes December 15-19. This is a major fundraiser for our
Library as most of you know, and a source of great excitement for students.

Each class will have a chance to browse during their library time, noting on wish lists any books
they would like themselves, or books they would like us to add to the library collection. Classes
that usually visit the Library on Friday will have a chance to preview the Sale and complete a wish
list on Wednesday, December 17. Some teachers will also fill out wish lists of books they would
like for their classroom, if you would like to contribute to classroom collections.

Proceeds from all purchases go to the library for book purchases and subscriptions. Please note
that there is NO obligation to buy. Parents are welcome to drop in to make purchases during these times:

Mon., Dec. 15, 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Tues., Dec. 16 - Thurs., Dec. 18, 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM
Fri., Dec. 19, 8:15 AM -12:00 PM

We will be able to accept payment by cash, check or credit cards. There will of course be more reminders and details sent out in the coming days and we know that it will be a busy week for all, but to make this into a successful event, we do rely on parent help. When classes visit, especially K-2, students need help making selections and writing their wish lists. We are also looking for some help during general shopping times, especially after pickup, when we usually need to operate two checkouts. We still need help, for classes in ALL grades, especially grades K-2 after school Monday through Thursday. If you are able to come and help with this fun and productive event please sign up using this link: Book Sale Sign-up >

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No Child Left Behind

The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires states and school districts to produce and disseminate annual report cards.

These report cards include information on student assessment, accountability, andteacher quality; the report cards may also include other information. They also provide parents and other members of the public a snapshot of student performance and teacher qualifications in their local schools.

Bishop School's report cards from current to previous years >

Creating Safe Schools Arlington Special Education Parents Advisory Council

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