Dear Bolinas Stinson School Families,
HALLOWEEN FUN FOR OUR YOUNGEST BSUSD STUDENTS
The annual BSUSD Stinson Halloween Parade was back in all its glory this morning. Students and parents alike were thrilled to take part in this much loved tradition and sing along with Omar's medley of spooky songs. Thank you to all our staff and parents who made this such a special day for our students.
Our older students on the Bolinas Campus participated in creative pumpkin carving and other miscellaneous spooktacular classroom events. Wishing you all a safe and fun Halloween!
Please refer to the guidelines for safety precautions from Marin Health and Human Services for more information.
NO SCHOOL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021 ~ TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
BSUSD teachers will continue to deepen their knowledge around Environmental Education and curriculum integration during the upcoming Science Professional Development Day. The focus of the day is on connecting Environmental Education to English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Community Service and the Arts.
As a staff, we strive to awaken the innate curiosity and sense of wonder in each of our students. We will be focusing our attention on local areas that we and the students are all very familiar with in order to rediscover, appreciate, and deepen their knowledge of our amazing local environment.
SIGN-UP FOR PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES, NOVEMBER 15-19TH, DISMISSAL AT 2:10 ON THE BOLINAS CAMPUS.
All BSUSD teachers will be holding parent teacher conferences the week of November 15th - 19th. This is an important time to connect with your child's teacher, ask questions, and get a clear picture of how your child is doing in school. The partnership between home and school is one of the most important factors in your child’s education.
Teachers will be sharing conference sign up times soon. Teachers are available to meet both on Zoom or in person with proof of vaccination on file with the school. Please be aware that no childcare will be available.
Students will be dismissed at 2:10 from the Bolinas Campus each day to accommodate the conference schedule. If your child rides the bus after school, we will be using the Wednesday afternoon one bus schedule all week.
BSUSD CORE ENRICHMENT PLAN SURVEY IS NOW LIVE!
The Core Enrichment Committee has crafted a Core Enrichment Survey to inform the board as they make important decisions regarding the Core Enrichment programs for our school. This survey is being sent to all BSUSD staff and parents. A modified version will also be taken by our students.
Please take a few moments to fill out this important survey using the link that was emailed to parents and staff as soon as possible. The link will be active through Friday November 5, 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers ~ Created by the Core Enrichment Committee
What does Core Enrichment mean?
The board has defined “Core Enrichment” to mean those areas of study that, alongside academics, are core to the development of BSUSD students. Specifically, these include: Spanish, visual arts, music, coding, maker-space, digital arts, performance arts/ dance & theater
The Core Enrichment Committee is charged with providing a report to the Board of Trustees to help inform their decisions about future Core Enrichment programs at the Bolinas-Stinson School. The committees work may include:
Gathering information about Spanish, visual arts, music, coding, maker-space, digital arts, performance arts/ dance & theater.
Researching and observing programs and practices in other schools.
Assessing the practicality and financial implications of a comprehensive Core Enrichment program.
What is the purpose of this BSUSD Core Enrichment Plan?
The purpose of this plan is to provide a pilot program for the rest of the year to reintroduce Spanish and Music/Performing Arts to the school as well as bring in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) focus with as minimal schedule and budget disruption as possible. We hope to use the information gained in this pilot year to target longer term growth and change in these areas.
Please use the following link to view the Core Enrichment Plan Draft: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14BU4XuNe9g3-_xa_4BqFw93x1-r0sBgSWijU8KMF-to/edit?usp=sharing
Why do we have to choose between enrichment activities?
There are three major limitations that we are juggling: time in the schedule, money in the budget, and physical spaces on campus.
Due to changes in the number of required instructional minutes, increased staff development days, and the wonderful inclusion of our PreK program, each of these categories has been impacted in different ways.
We are working as a committee to be as creative as possible in order to make space for everything in the short term.
Your answers to this survey will help indicate the level of community support for this plan as well as to guide the development of possible Core Enrichment activities.
BSUSD HEALTHY SCHOOL GUIDELINES - PLEASE KEEP CANDY, GUM, SODA AND SWEET TREAT HOME.
Please help us by keeping candy, gum, soda or other sweet treats at home. We request the students not bring these items onto campus in keeping with our School’s Wellness Plan.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions. Wishing you and your family much love and laughter!