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Activities During May

There is a lot going on this month! On May 9th, all those students with Perfect Attendance will have a Luncheon in their honor. Make plans to visit the Book Fair which is open until Friday, May 11th. Music is in the air - Orchestra has their Concert on May 15 at 6:00 PM and the Band Concert will take place on May 17 at 6:00 PM. The 5th Grade Wax Museum will be in the Multipurpose Room on May 16 at 8:30 AM. Later that same evening the Montessori will have their 6th Grade Promotion at 7:00 PM. On May 17th, the 6th Grade will have a Country Fair in the classrooms. At 7:00 PM on May 22, the 6th Grade Promotion Night takes place, and the next day the Awards Assembly will begin at 9:00 AM. Then, THE BIG ONE. May 24th, The LAST DAY OF SCHOOL. Be sure to have a safe and wonderful summer!

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First Lady Barbara Bush

Here at Barbara Bush Elementary, we fly the American Flag at half staff this week and grieve the loss of our former First Lady, Barbara Bush. Wife of President George H. W. Bush and mother of George W. Bush, she was the name sake of our school. She personally visited our school multiple times, taking time to read books to the student body on each visit. The students loved her and she...
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April is all about AzMERIT.

AzMERIT Testing Reminders

-Encourage your child to do their best and to take pride in their work. Help them to arrive mentally prepared to take the test.

-Because the AzMERIT test is not timed, please discuss the benefit of reading questions carefully and double check their answers.

DURING Testing

-Adequate rest is crucial, so make sure your child gets plenty of sleep.

-A healthy breakfast is important. Include plenty of protein and not too many carbohydrates. Students should also be well hydrated prior to testing.

Please have your child here on time and avoid scheduling appointments or vacations during AzMERIT testing. We appreciate your support and commitment as parents in helping your child perform well! Testing~April 2nd – April 27th.

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Here Comes March!

March 9th is the end of the Third Quarter and will be an extra early out day at 12:25 PM. Grades 3 through 6 will be enjoying the Track and Field day on March 8th, while Kinder through 2nd will have their Primary Play Day on March 22nd. Spring Break is March 12th through the 16th. On the 20th, Bush Montessori will be going to the Desert Botanical Gardens. Family Fitness Night is on March 29 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Then hooray for the 30th, when there will be no school for the Spring Holiday.

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More February Activities

February 26th is the starting date for three big activities here at Barbara Bush. PTO hosts "Ream the Teacher" as an opportunity for you to support your child's teacher by bringing in copy paper for them.  "Helen's Hope Chest Donation Drive" is sponsored by the Student Council to collect gently used clothing, school supplies, books, toys, and more for foster children. The "Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser" allows the students to raise money for the American Heart Association. Bush Bobcats and their families are generous!  

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