2016-20-17 Welcome Back Letter from Dr. Henry
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! We hope you’ve had a safe, fun-filled summer and are now ready to think about school. Construction is winding down (woo hoo!), both in the building and on Bench. This year school starts Thursday, August 25th. A gentle reminder that drop off for students is on Bench Blvd.
Throughout the year your child’s teacher and I will make a special effort to stay in touch with you. We will keep you informed of your child’s progress and school activities. Your communication with us is also very important. Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, or me, whenever you have a question, concern, or need information.
Bitterroot’s schedule this year: (note time changes)
Morning Walk: 8:10-8:20 Grades K-3 dismissal: 2:20
Bell Rings: 8:20 Grades 4-5 dismissal: 3:05
The full-pay lunch price has increased. Free and reduced meal applications will come home the first day of school with your child. You can use MealTime Online at www.mymealtime.com to put meals on a credit card or you can send money in a labeled envelope with your child. The prices are:
Breakfast Bkfst Reduced Lunch Lunch Reduced
Daily $1.25 .30¢ $2.70 .40¢ Milk is .60¢
Weekly $6.25 $1.50 $13.50 $2.00 Adult Lunch: $3.50
Monthly $25.00 $6.00 $54.00 $8.00 Adult Bkfst: $1.70
The district calendar changed for this year and schools do not have a late night the first week of school, so we must change when students can come in, drop off supplies, and see the classroom. We know it’s not as convenient, but we’re offering a “mini” welcome for you and your child (children) on Wednesday, August 24, from 8:30-9:30. If it works for you to come during that time, we’d love to see you. If it doesn’t, we hope to see you on the first day of school.
Class lists will be posted by 4:00 Friday, August 19th. We look forward to a terrific school year! See you soon!
Shanna D. Henry, Ed.D.