January 2 - School Resumes
January 2-3 - Geography Bee Preliminary Rounds
January 6 - Geography Bee Grade Level Finals
January 9 - Ski Club
January 10 - CSA Mtg (9 a.m.)
January 13 - Site Council Mtg (3:15 p.m. in Blake LMC)
January 14 - Royal Pizza Night for Blake
Grades 4-6 Chorus Concert
January 16 - Ski Club
January 20 - MLK, Jr. Day (No School)
Day of Service at Blake
January 21 - Subway Night for Blake
January 23 - Ski Club
January 30 - Ski Club
Term 1 Report Cards
Prior to vacation students brought home their report cards for the first term. Time was spent in advisory with students reflecting upon the work they accomplished, as well as setting healthy goals for the second term. If you have any questions about your child's work or the reports, please start by having a conversation with your own child. If questions still exist, you should contact the teacher directly to gain more insight.
26 Days of Kindness
One last call for any pictures of students participating in the 26 Days of Kindness or other activities during our 26 day timeframe at which students were reaching out to others in the community. Please e-mail Tracy Allen with any pictures.
Twitter Account (@nat_vaughn) and Blake Hashtags (#bmsed and #bmstech)
I continue to encourage both staff, students, and parents/guardians to explore the world of Twitter. For the past year I have used this technology as a communication and resource tool for both the Blake community and my own learning network. If you are interested in exploring with me, my account is @nat_vaughn. In addition to the weekly blog to our community, I plan on continuing tweeting up-to-date information, Blake happenings, links to sites, and articles of interest on a daily or more frequent basis. We have established the hashtag (#bmsed) for education-related tweets of interest and Blake events and (#bmstech) for technology tweets of interest at Blake, so be sure to check them out!
There are two ways to get my tweets...
1. To get the 'real feel' for Twitter- you should sign up for your own twitter account and follow me. This works well when you use the twitter app to get the live feed.
2. Go to this link: https://twitter.com/nat_vaughn where you'll be able to see all my tweets without a twitter account.
Community Service Club Message
It is the time of year that the Community Service Club at Blake participates in its annual Coat Drive, sponsored by Anton's Cleaners. Each year we gather over a hundred new or gently used coats and donate them to needy families all across the region. If you are interested in helping with this cause, please drop off any new or used coat in the box outside the library near the main entrance. The drive runs through Friday January 10th. Thank you and have a great holiday vacation.
Music at Blake - Guess the Blake Pandora Jockey!
Our new PJ/DJ contest will begin next Monday, January 6. We encourage all students to participate by voting at our Blake Pandora Jockey Link, and all entries must be registered by Thursday evening at 8 p.m. An 'electronic selector' will highlight a winner each week, and the winning student will be the Blake PJ for the following Monday. Each student may register only one vote. Encourage your students to participate!
Your trash, Blake's cash! Clip and send in your box tops. Collection box in the office.