Can you believe this school year is already 100 days gone?? There has been so much learning and fun going on that this school year is FLYING by! Take a look at some of the 100th day excitement we had on campus this past Tuesday.
Mrs. Kendall's kindergarten class was all about the subtraction skill the other day! They were singing about those monkeys jumping on the bed, then drawing the monkeys, and crossing them off as they fell off that bed! The students also wrote subtraction sentences to show their work and then read them aloud. Way to go, Kindergarten!
We are so glad so many of you were able to join us for the Mommy and Me field trip to the Manship Theatre! Before the show, students and their families got to picnic, explore downtown, and check out the Mississippi River. Then, BRCVPA packed the house for Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks. It was a great show, rich with music and history. We appreciate the opportunity to share this experience with our "Mommies!"
This year's classroom group picture day is Thursday, February 6th. We will begin pictures at 8:30 in the morning and continue until we have completed every classroom! Picture order envelopes have been sent home and must be sent back to school ON or BEFORE the morning of pictures with the correct amount of money.
Date: FEBRUARY 6, 2020
BRCVPA has plenty of fun February activities coming up! These two flyers will be coming home so keep an eye out for a BRIGHT PINK paper in your child's backpack!
The first one is about our school field trip to Celebration Station for Valentine's Day. Make sure to pay attention to due dates. Remember, as with all school activities, any student with unpaid fees will not be able to participate.
The second one mentions the Great Kindness Challenge which we will be participating in this month. A checklist of ideas is included.
We are excited about everything coming up this month!
The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge - School Edition is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible on campus. Using the provided kindness checklist, students accept the challenge and show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS!
Students from all over the world take part in Kindness Week to spread the message "KINDNESS MATTERS!" All next week we will celebrate by being as kind as we can be to one another! You can participate at home by using THIS CHECKLIST.
We will provide school checklists for your child, but in case it gets misplaced you can find an extra copy here!
It's here! We are 100 days smarter at BRCVPA! Celebrate with us!
BRCVPA is proud to welcome some newly Google Certified educators to our ranks!
Google Certification is a highly prestigious certification for classroom teachers. Teachers never stop learning, so this certification process gives us the opportunity to strengthen our knowledge and better develop our Google skills. There are two basic levels:
Our certified educators are:
Our school has been named a 2020 School of EXCELLENCE!! This is the highest award a magnet school can receive from Magnet Schools of America and we are so PROUD!!
BRCVPA will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Excellence Merit Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 38th National Conference hosted by Clark County School District in Clark County, Nevada,
April 13-17, 2020.
Magnet School of Excellence Awards are only given to a select group of magnet schools. Schools of Excellence are eligible to receive monetary awards and are eligible to be named the nation’s top Elementary, Secondary, or New & Emerging Magnet School. One of the Schools of Excellence will also be selected to win $5,000 and the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award, which is considered the most prestigious magnet school award in the nation.
It is because of YOU, our dedicated students, faculty, staff, parents, families, and community partners that we have achieved this great honor! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR OUR SCHOOL!
This month's Manners of the Heart reward is a Hip Hop Clinic! Brian Lamont will be visiting our school to teach us all about Hip Hop! You can read about Brian's career below.
After LSU, in 2012, Brian started professionally teaching dance. In 2013, Brian was cast with Debbie Allen Productions in hip hop, swing, and miming. That same year, he was featured on A&E network tv series Breakout Kings season 2 and was a backup dancer for singer Kourtney Heart in New Orleans. In 2014, he performed for the Louisiana Film and Magazine Awards. He also became the artistic director for r&b and pop artist Justin Garner, which gave Brian the opportunity to choreograph and dance in the Cumulus Media Awards
In 2015, he assisted at Showstoppers Dance Convention. A few months later, he was cast to sing and dance on the Universal Studios motion picture Pitch Perfect 2, and he exclusively worked with producer and director Elizabeth Banks.
From 2016 to 2018, Brian choreographed and performed for MTV, LSU dance programs, the Tiger Girls, and the LSU Symphony Orchestra and band. He’s worked with master artists such as Terry Beeman and Aakomon Jones. In 2018, Brian was the judge and guest teacher at his first dance convention in Hattiesburg, Mississippi with Dance Teachers United. This year, Brian helped to cast talent for Lil Wayne.
Recently, Brian has focused his time on his students, competitive teams, and community. His choreography has won special awards at competitions and conventions such as DanceMakers, Hollywoodvibe, LA Dance Magic, Legacy Dance, Masquerade, Showbiz, V.I.P and The Streetz Dance Convention. Brian Lamont also leads a non profit dance company, called Watson Co., that gives back to charities through dance. He now teaches full time at Tari’s School of Dance, Machita’s Dance Company and Tokyotheacademy.
Manners of the Heart Reward will be held on Friday, January 31. We look forward to celebrating excellent behavior with our students!
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