The School Board has approved 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 academic calendars. Mid-winder break will be shortened in 2012-2012.
The main change to the calendar is that in 2012-13, mid-winter break will be reduced from a full Monday-Friday week to four days over Presidents Day weekend – including the Friday before the weekend and the Monday of Presidents Day, which is already a holiday and a non-school day.
As a result of the shorter mid-winter break, the last day of school in 2012-13 will be June 14, assuming no snow make-up days.
Bike to School Day is this Friday, May 20! Elementary and Middle School Students who bike to school are invited to celebrate at our before-school party in the alley behind the school where there will be prizes, music, food, and joyful celebration of riding bikes as a fun, fuel-free, healthy way of getting around!
Wednesday, May 18, is an Early Release Day—this means students will be dismissed at 12:35, 12:40. Teachers will be using the time to meet in the afternoon to plan end of year activities as well as planning for next year’s curriculum. Don’t forget!
Annual Meeting and Volunteer AppreciationThursday, May 12th at 7pm in the Library
Once a year, your parent group, FOSB, holds an annual meeting to approve the officers and directors for the coming school year. We try to keep the business portion of the meeting quick and spend time on a meaty topic. This year we will be discussing some of the results from the recent alternative education survey. We will finish the evening with some warm appreciations for all of our outstanding volunteer efforts.
ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO COME! Free child care provided by COHO KIDS TIME.
The spring all-school book fair is this week, May 9 – May 13.
Our spring book fair will once again take place in our library from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM daily, with books supplied by Secret Garden Book Shop, an excellent independently owned bookstore in Ballard.
The spring book fair also coincides with the Elementary Band Concert on May 11th and the FOSB All Parent Annual Meeting on May 12th. The book fair will be open both evenings 6:30 to 8:30pm. Books are fun!