Thursday, September 15, 2016

September 16, 2016

RBS Principal’s Notes
September 16, 2016

Bees on the Playground
Unfortunately the bees (hornets, wasps, yellow jackets) are out in force right now on our playground.  This isn’t atypical for us at this time of year.  We are working with our maintenance department to find and eliminate any nests and/or problem areas.  However, the bees seem to be from a variety of spots around the playground, so finding and eliminating them is difficult.  If your child has a bee allergy it is imperative that you bring Mrs. Ouellette an up-to-date epic pen immediately.  Thank you!

Book Fair
Thank you to our families for making our 1st fall book fair a great success!  Thank you, too, to our Book Fair Committee for all of your planning, hard work, talent (artistic and otherwise) and time!  They are:  Lauren Wile sky, Heather Noonan  and Anne Lewis.

Congratulations to our Book Fair Raffle winner, Drew Clark!  Drew won $100 worth of books (and an adorable parrot!).

Nutrition and Executive Functioning Messages
Make half your grains whole grains. They are good for your heart and digestion and help maintain good overall health.
Executive Functioning
Today we’ll talk about the Blue Zone.  When you are in the BLUE Zone, you might be feeling sad, tired, sick, or bored.  Your body is moving slowly, and it might be hard to get your work done.  To get back in the GREEN ZONE and ready for learning, try these tools:  Stand and stretch.  Ask your teacher to take a power walk, to do a movement recharger, or for a “heavy work” break - maybe your teacher needs you to carry a pile of books to the back of the room or to the library.

BCTV Coffee with the Principals
SAVE THE DATE:  Community Event Hosted by the PTG.  You are invited to have “Coffee with the Principals” on Thursday, September 29th at BCTV, 9:30 - 10:30 AM.  Come meet our Principals and hear what’s in store for the school year.  A Q&A will follow presentations.  Your younger children are welcome to attend.  Coffee & light refreshments will be served.

Bedford Education Foundation
The Bedford Education Foundation Fall Fundraiser
Friday November 4, 2016
Manchester Country Club
Tickets available at
$50 for community members and $25 for faculty and staff in Bedford
Don’t miss this fantastic evening out for a great cause
For more information or for sponsorship opportunities please email

Drop-Off Reminder
I have a few of reminders for parents when dropping your child off in the morning (both back and front of building):
  1. Please do not get out of your car to let your child out.  Not only is this a safety concern, it also backs up traffic.  If your child needs assistance, please park in Visitor Parking and escort him/her to the playground. 
  2. For safety reasons, your child should get out of the car on the sidewalk/passenger side.  If you have a safety lock on your child’s door, please let a duty person know.
  3. (For drop-off in the back of the building)  The first car in line should pull up to the cone.  We need to make room for as many cars as possible in order to avoid back-up from occurring.
I appreciate your cooperation with this. 

Parent Pick-Up (Parking)
I understand that our parking situation at the end of the day is limited.  However, please do not park along the curb in the back loop.  This blocks our special education buses as well as impedes wheel chair access at the back ramp.  Thank you.

September 29 – PTG Coffee with the Principal’s (BCTV 9:30 AM)
October 2-4 – Rosh Hashanah
October 5 – Fire Safety (Grades 1 & 2)
October 10 – Columbus Day Observance – NO SCHOOL
October 11-12 – Yom Kippur
October 15 – RBS Harvest Festival (Information coming soon)
October 19 – RBS Picture Retake Day
October 28 – End of Quarter 1

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