Principal's Update: Mar 15, 2018
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-SPRING CONCERT/ART SHOW - RESCHEDULED DATE - Wednesday,
March 21st @ 9:00am
- Report Cards Go Home (UPDATED) - Wednesday, March 21st
(NOTE: No Kindergarten Report Cards Sent Home)
- MCAS DATES - April 23rd -30th (ELA) - May 7th - 22nd
- Good Friday - Friday, March 30th - School Closed
- Kindergarten Parent Orientation - Monday, May 14th @ 9:00am
- Principal Reads (Incoming Kindergarten) - Tuesday, May 22nd @ 1:30pm
- Kindergarten Conferences - May 23rd and 24th
- Kindergarten Screenings - Thursday and Friday, May 31st and
- 5th GRADE RECOGNITION DATE - Friday, June 15th @ 9:00am
- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - MONDAY, JUNE 25TH DISMISSAL @ 11:30AM
REPORT CARD UPDATE
Dear Elementary Parent/Guardian,
We are changing the date for sending home elementary progress
reports to Wednesday, March 21. We are rescheduling the release
date due to the impending snow storm causing school to be cancelled
tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13. This change will allow teachers adequate
time to complete progress reports.
Thank you in advance for your understanding as we make adjustments
in response to the severe weather conditions.
Roderick V. MacNeal, Jr.
Arlington Public Schools
Spring Concert and Annual Art Show
Wednesday, March 21st @ 9:00am
Our Art Show is on display in the office/library hallway for your viewing. Please be sure to check out the wonderful pieces of collaborative art that Ms. Fleming and Ms. Kasle have assembled and installed!
The Spring Concert will be held in the gym and will start promptly at 9:00am. It is completely ok to leave
after you have listened to your child sing, I just please ask that you wait until the grade is done with their
performance, before doing so.
Due to the parking challenges in the neighborhood, consider walking or carpool!
We look forward to seeing you Wednesday morning.
Whole-School Evacuation Drill - Tuesday, April 10th @ 9:00am
Wednesday, March 14th @ 9:00am
As the Bishop and the Arlington Public Schools continue to focus on keeping our
students and staff safe, there are specific drills that we must prepare for and
practice. One of these drills will be a whole-school evacuation, when the students
and staff will walk to Arlington High School.
The date of Tuesday, April 10th @ 9:00am has been scheduled for this drill to take
On this day, first responders (APD) will be on campus and stationed along the
evacuation route to assist with our efforts.
When we arrive at the High School, we will be directed to a delineated rally point,
where accountability checks will take place. Once the drill is complete, we will
walk back to the Bishop!
If there is further information to be conveyed regarding this evacuation drill, I will be
sure to let you know.
The Bishop School's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a group of parents, teachers and community members that plans events throughout the year to both raise funds and support the Bishop School community. Last year, the PTO raised over $55,000 which funded school-wide enrichment programs, Bishop classrooms, teachers and administration, school improvement projects, and other community initiatives. We welcome anyone to join us, at our next meeting or by getting involved in any way you can.
Please visit our website by clicking Bishop PTO Website and join our Facebook page by clicking Bishop on Facebook for information about all our events, the enrichment calendar, and other initiatives.
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Lost and Found
Is your child missing a jacket or gloves? Please check out the Lost and Found in the
cafeteria. All items will be donated on March 23.
Eat At Not Your Average Joes in March to Benefit Bishop
Every Tuesday Night in March
15% of your bill will be donated to Bishop! Enjoy a night out and help our school!
Calling All Student Scientists -
Bishop Science Night is in Three Weeks!
Thursday, April 5th, 6:30-8:30 PM
Bishop Gym & Library
Who Can Participate?
All Bishop students, grades K-5
Everyone can be a scientist! Encourage your Bishop Bear to ask a question that
sparks his or her curiosity, do some research or conduct an at-home experiment to
find the answer and present the results in a poster at Bishop Science
Night! Students of all grades can work individually or in groups.
Need some ideas? Here are a few of the questions that Bishop Student Scientists
asked in 2017:
- How can you launch your own rocket?
- How do earthworms move?
- What makes a paper airplane fly far?
- Why do we dream?
- How can you measure the volume of melted snow?
- How are stalactites formed?
How Do You Sign-up?
Science Night Student Poster Sign-Up
Deadline is Friday, March 30th
We will provide a folding poster/presentation board for all students who sign up.
What Can Parents Do To Help?
Stay tuned! We’ll have details on Science Night parent volunteer opportunities in
next week’s newsletter.
Where Can I Go to Get More Information?
Any questions? Contact Laura Fuller
Wednesday, March 14
Discovery Museum Force & Magnetism
for 3rd grade Students will review the basics of force and motion
and explore ideas of balanced and unbalanced forces while working
with and learning about magnetic force. Applying what they learn,
students construct an original moving toy of their own design that
uses the force of magnetism to operate.
Monday, March 26th
Audubon Habitat, Life Cycles: Frogs and Beyond for Kindergarten
Through observation, discussion, and activities, students deepen
their knowledge of amphibians' life cycles and habitats. Animal
visitors are part of this program.
March 23-25 Bishop Play "The Lion King Jr."
April 5 Bishop Science Night
April 9-13 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5 Bishop Clean Up Day
May 13 Cause + Event Race
May 19 Bear Fair (rain date, May 20)
June 15 5th Grade Recognition
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Keep Up To Date
2018-19 APS District Calendar Approved and Released
Yours in Respect, Responsibility, and Regard, and, JUST BE KIND…
Do your best, Work hard, and be kind
John A. Bishop Elementary School
25 Columbia Road Arlington, MA 02474
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