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Conferences - Thursday, April 26 * Gala Update * May Day - May 2 * Frederick Festival 5K and Fun Run
|CONFERENCES - Thursday, April 26 |
|The last conference day of this school year is reserved for as-needed conferences. If you hear from your child's teacher to call and sign up for a conference, please do so as soon as possible. Please call Karol Nave to schedule these conferences. If conference time slots are still open on Tuesday, April 24, anyone wanting to talk with their child's teacher can call and set up an available time.|
|Gala Update |
Gala is Eight Days Away!
Don't forget to turn in your Gala RSVP cards!
Exciting Things to Watch For
Displays of auction items, including many of the Class Projects, are going up in the hallway outside the library. Stop by and check out some fantastic packages you can bid on at the Auction.
Get a sneak-peek at the one-of-a-kind Halloween Buddy Collage photographs either on photographer Thom Germer's website or on display in the library hall.
Catalogs are going home on Monday in kids' mail! Don't forget to check your kids' bags!
Returning are the First Bidder Frenzy Raffle (with a secret prize for the winner), Signature Drinks and Champange Service.
New is Heads or Tails, a lively and fun game played prior to Live Auction. Participants purchase Mardi Gras beads ($10) for their chance to guess the outcome of the flip of a coin. (More beads equals more chances to win!) The last player standing wins a fabulous $500 Ritz Carlton Gift Card!
|May Day - May 2 |
The Lower School celebrates May Day on Wednesday, May 2 at 10:30 am on the playground around the May Pole. Come and join us - the festivities will be led by the traditional Hobby Horse and Teaser! The Muffin Man, Jack-In-The-Green and the Chimney Sweeps will be there and all Lower School students participate.
On that day, each Lower School student needs to bring a flower or two, or a small "branch of May." Boys should wear nice, comfortable pants or shorts, and a nice shirt of spring colors such as pastel tones, muted strips or plaid. Girls should wear festive but comfortable spring clothing suitable for dancing. No jeans or t-shirts! All students must wear shoes with non-skid soles to avoid slipping and sliding while dancing.
Some fourth graders have other clothing requirements for May Day. The Hobby Horses, the Teaser and the four stick dancers should wear long khaki pants and a long-sleeved white oxford-style shirt.
Thank you! See you there!
|Frederick Festival 5K and Fun Run |
The Barnesville School Fun Run Club is participating in the FREDERICK FESTIVAL 5K and FUN RUN on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 5 and 6 pm. Feel free to join us! All are welcome and there are races for all ages! We will wear Barnesville t-shirts to celebrate the occasion! Here is a brief schedule of events:
Health and Fitness Expo, Frederick Fairgrounds: 10 am - 6 pm
Kids Fun Run (three heats 1/2 mile, 1/4 mile or the Toddler Trot): 5 pm
Twilight 5K: 6 pm
Awards Ceremony for Overall Winners: 5K 7 pm
If you decide to have your child participate in the Saturday, May 5 Frederick Festival Run, you must register him/her on your own by using their website registration form by April 25. Coaches are not responsible for your child during the run. You must bring and take home your child to the event and either run with him/her or arrange a meeting place after the run is over.
Please email Coach Jill if you would like to participate. Further details to follow.
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Important Dates * Auxiliary Programs * Variety Show Auditions
|Important Dates |
23: Noche Latina, 7 pm
26: Noon Dismissal; Parent Conferences
27: MS Science & Engineering Festival
28: 2012 Gala & Auction, A Night in New Orleans
30: 6th Grade Sheridan Trip
1-2: 6th Grade Sheridan Trip
2: May Day; Bake Sale, 3rd Grade
3: 6th Grade Out
7-8: 5th Grade Antietam Trip
7-11: Faculty/Staff Appreciation Week
|Auxiliary Programs |
And the countdown begins!
There are only 60 days left until Summer Camp begins! Are you registered? If not, we still have room. Some of the most popular camps -- Lego Robotics, Advanced Robotics, Adventure Bound, and Top Chef International are filling quickly. Some of our new camps -- Pokemon, Harry Potter, and Propellin Melons are filling as well. If you are looking for a place for your child this summer, please visit the Summer Camp page on our website. The staff has been hired, plans are underway... hopefully your child will be there.
|Variety Show Auditions |
|Auditions for the Variety Show (June 5, 2012) for interested third through eighth graders will be held on either Tuesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 10. Middle School students will audition during their music class and third and fourth graders will audition during their recess on these dates. All performers should bring applicable music, CD, instrument, etc. to the audition. Costumes are not needed for the audition.|