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    Friday, 2/26
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    Thursday, 2/4

    Good afternoon,

    Next week, we will be spreading love around the school with our Valentine Grams.  If you would like to participate,  please return the completed grams with money to your child’s teacher.  Each gram is $1.  Students will receive their grams on Friday,  February 12th.  Money raised will go towards our “We Love Our School” Supporter Program.

    Have a great day,

    Sonja Darden

    Valentine Grams

    Friday, 1/29
    Tuesday, 1/19
    Monday, 1/11
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    Friday, 12/18
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    Monday, 10/19
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    Ch Ed Week
    Monday, 9/28
    Mask Reminder from Mr. Millard...
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    Wednesday, 9/23

    From Mr. Millard via Listserv:

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    The Superintendent and School Board, through the Safe Start Leon Plan, are providing parents the opportunity to make a change to their current educational delivery method of Brick and Mortar (in-person schooling) or Digital Academy (online learning) for the second nine weeks.

    In order to prepare and plan for the second nine weeks of the school year we are asking parents who are requesting a change to their current educational plan to please contact their school between the dates of Tuesday, September 29th and Friday, October 9th.  If you are staying with your child’s current educational plan, no action is needed.  The new educational plan and second nine weeks will begin on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

    Whether a parent decides to change plans, or continue with their current plan, this choice will continue through the end of the first semester. Please be aware changing an educational plan may impact your student’s schedule, teacher and lunch period.

    To highlight the process:

    ·         Inform the school of a switch from September 29 through October 9  (You will need to email or call Mr. Millard)

    ·         Class size, schedule, teacher and lunch period may be impacted by making a change

    ·         Your new choice of educational plan will begin for students on Tuesday, November 3

    ·         This choice will remain in effect through the end of the first semester (ends on January 15)

    Thank you for your flexibility during these unprecedented times. Students and families throughout our state and country are all experiencing some of the same issues, concerns and anxieties.  In meeting our mission of providing an educational plan during a pandemic, it is a priority for us to give families options to choose from that best fit their needs. The current status of school is not ideal but it provides the closest thing to normalcy we have.  We will get through this period together.

    Find out more information about the Safe Start Leon Plan here: https://www.leonschools.net/reopenleon

    Billy Millard



    Tuesday, 9/22
    Spirit Gear Update from Mr. Millard:

    Good afternoon parents,

    Thank you so much for your orders from our Spirit Store.  If you ordered masks, those will be coming home today for Brick and Mortar students.  Masks for Digital Academy students can be picked up any time from the office.  Mrs. Quiggins and I will be selling masks in the parent drop-off and pick-up lines for anyone who would like to purchase them.  They are $8 and we can accept cash, check or charge.

    Big shout out to everyone who contributed a donation through the Spirit Store.  If you would like to make a donation or purchase our discounted items, they are still available in the Spirit Store: https://bucklakeshop.square.site/s/shop

    Our PTO board will be working over the next two weeks to fulfill orders and we will communicate through Listserv and Facebook when orders are ready.

    Have a great day,

    Billy Millard

    Monday, 9/21
    Thursday, 9/17
    Tuesday, 9/15
    Update from Mr. Millard:

    Good morning,

    In an abundance of caution and in compliance with our district decision to not have volunteers and visitors on campus during the first semester, we have rescheduled our individual picture day for January.  More information will be sent out after the first of the year.  We will make arrangements to photograph any Digital Academy students who would like to participate.

    Have a great day,

    Billy Millard

    Monday, 9/14
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    Friday, 9/4
    Tuesday, 8/18 (e-mail sent to Kinder-Darden Families)

    Hello and welcome to our newest Bobcats!  I know this year will look a little different than past years, but we are going to make it an amazing one!  I understand there are probably many questions you have and since we will not have our traditional kindergarten orientation, I wanted to take a few minutes to answer the most frequently asked questions for new kindergarten parents as well as give you and your child a chance to virtually tour our classroom. 

    So where to begin.... 

    1.  Meet the Teacher:

    Please click here to visit my website and learn some tidbits about me, my family and my educational background and teaching experience.  

    Click here to learn about Mrs. Darden

    2.  Please read: Back to School Letter 2020-2021

    3.  Orientation/Supply Drop-off:  

    Normally families would come to our classroom to meet the teacher, drop of school supplies, and tour the classroom as a group. This year we will be doing more of a digital orientation (this email) and a quick 10 to 15-minute in person supply drop-off.   

    Click here to sign-up for your drop-off time.

    4.  Please click here to take a video tour of our classroom and to watch videos of how to find our classroom on the Buck Lake campus.

    5.  Student Information: 

    It is very important that you complete this form for me prior to our in-person supply drop-off appointment. This will ensure I have all the information needed to keep your child safe at school as well as help them arrive home safely at the end of the school day. 

    Please fill this out before Friday, August 21st. Thanks!

    Click here to complete a student information form.

    Phew!  I know that was a bunch of information.  Please take time to read over it and if you have any other questions or concerns please send me an e-mail or give me a call. 

    I am very excited to begin a new school year and to meet you and your child!

    Sonja Darden

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