Mrs. de Silva was dancing, singing and playing with other music teachers this past Saturday at an engaging workshop taught by Rachel Aupperle. Mrs. Aupperle actually taught Mrs. de Silva’s Level II ORFF movement class three summers ago! At the workshop they explored a variety of genres from Taiko (Japanese) drumming, to a fun NEW way to use rhythm sticks and the music of the Trans Siberian Orchestra!
Come inside our Library and PE classes and hear what our kiddos have to say about two of our most fun teachers! #NationalMagnetMonth #MagnetSchoolsofAmerica #MagMonth #MagMonthEBR
We love our Arts Department here at BRCVPA!! We have loved sharing every classroom with you. Take a look inside Drama and have a great Baton Rouge Center Day! #NationalMagnetMonth #MagnetSchoolsofAmerica #MagMonth #MagMonthEBR
Music is such an important part of our day here at BRCVPA! Take a look inside our music classrooms, and hear what our students have to say about Ms. deSilva and Mr. Fuller!
Celebration Station Parent Reminders
Don't forget that we are wanting to snap a whole school picture of a heart, with every grade level wearing a specific color shirt!
Make sure to wear your colored BRCVPA shirt TOMORROW!!!! After the field trip we will gather together for a pose!
Technology is EVERYWHERE!! With more and more activities available online, it's becoming ever more important to BE SAFE!!! Our children are spending more time online each and every day, both at school and at home. It's vital that they understand just what sharing online means. Once it's there, it is there forever.
Safer Internet Day reminds us to always SHARE WITH CARE. Think before you post. Take a look at some of these scenarios, and have a family discussion about what children should do when faced with similar issues.
1. Rashad is dressed up for school spirit day. Monica takes a picture of him in front of the Mayfield Elementary School sign. Monica thinks about sending the photo to their new friend Carlos, who goes to another school.
STOP AND THINK: Should Monica share this photo? Why or why not?
2. Later, Rashad checks his messages. One text is a silly picture of a friend with an "embarrassed" emoji. Rashad thinks about sharing his friend's photo in a group text, since their other friends might think it's funny.
STOP AND THINK: Should Rashad share this photo? Why or why not?
3. After dinner, Rashad plays a game on his mom's tablet. He gets a pop-up message that says: YOU'VE WON A FREE SMARTPHONE! CLICK HERE TO GET IT! Rashad is then asked for his email and password.
STOP AND THINK: Should Rashad share his email and password? Why or why not?
Click here for some answers!
Because the Internet is so prevalent in today's society, we rarely think about reading all the terms of service before downloading an app (like using your personal information for personalized ads), or taking pictures of our new car (license plate, bumper stickers, etc.), first day of school pictures (school uniforms with school name!), or a family picture in front of the house (street number!); all of these little things we very innocently post on our social media, but we have to be conscious of what we share online because there are hackers and not nice people out there. Consistently check your security settings and think before you snap that picture.
Make sure to also periodically change your passwords. Click HERE for a password activity that can really help you remember stricter passwords.
Game Based Internet Safety
Kids love to play video games! Google has created an online platform that takes kids through Interland, an imaginary world where they learn how to be safe online, what to do when trouble arises, cyberbullying, and more! Best of all, it's FREE!!
Continuing with #NationalMagnetMonth, we are showcasing our amazing dance teacher, Mrs. Ruble. Take a look at what our students had to say!
As part of #NationalMagnetMonth, we will be showcasing our amazing arts department every day this week. First up, Ms. Adkinson who teaches all of our students all about Visual Art! Take a look inside her classroom, and see what her students have to say!
Last Friday, our students learned some new hip hop moves from Brian Lamont, professional choreographer. As part of our January Manners of the Heart reward, students who had good behavior during the month were able to spend some time in the gym dancing and having a fun time. Take a look at some of their moves!
It is with great pleasure that we announce we have been recognized as a 2020 Kindness Certified School! We began the Great Kindness Challenge during the last week of January, and because of our participation we received this honor. Keep up the kindness, BRCVPA!
National Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th. What can you do to spread the love and kindness on that day? Send us your acts!
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