5th Graders who are interested in being part of the Bluewater Academic Team for the 2016-2017 school year can download the application on our school's website starting September 6th, obtain one from their homeroom teacher or contact Mrs. Erk (room 40). The team is limited to 20 students. The Bluewater Academic Team meets the first three Thursdays of each month at 7:45 am to practice various academic topics including math, science, history, geography, literature, pop culture, sports, music, politics and art to name a few. In order to be a part of the team, a student must not only demonstrate a strong academic ability, but also good leadership values and be able to work together with other students. The best team members are those who work together with others to solve problems. The application will include a teacher recommendation as well as parent agreement and a short multiple choice test.
The team will compete in two online competitions in February and April. Both will take place during school hours. Last year was the inaugural year for the Bluewater Academic Team and they finished first in Okaloosa County, first in the state of Florida and fourth in the entire nation on the final test in April! We are excited to try to beat that ranking this year.
BUS RIDERS- Please be patient as bus ride can take a little longer the first few days of school-especially in rainy weather. The bus ramp is closed to all other vehicles! Car riders should access student pick up from the car rider ramp.
CAR RIDERS- In the event of lightning/inclement weather, students will remain in the hallway until they are called. Please have a sign on display in the car window. Please be patient as rainy weather slows down car rider traffic flow.
· Car Rider dismissal begins at 3:20pm.
· Student’s name should be on display in the car window.
· Pull forward so 10 cars can be loaded simultaneously
· Children must remain on the sidewalk until your vehicle
is completely stopped.
· Do not pass other cars unless directed to do so
· Please watch for directions from a faculty, staff or safety
patrol member that is on duty.
· Load children from the right side of your vehicle.
· For the safety of others please avoid using your cell
phone in the parking lot and in the car rider lines.
· The car ramp is a NO PARKING zone. The gate to the
parking area in the front of the school will close at 2:30 and
reopen again at 3:45.
· Children need to be picked up on the car rider ramp.
Students WILL NOT be permitted to cross on the bus ramp
to meet their parents in their car on Range Road.
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School District Policy does not allow for a change in a student’s regular dismissal plan to be accepted by office staff over the telephone. Parents can contact that school office staff before 3:00 p.m. by email or fax. It is the parent’s responsibility to call the school to verify that we have received the change in dismissal plans.
Thank You Marco's Pizza!!
Bluewater Elementary wants to give a big thanks
to Marco's for their contribution to the teacher's
back to school luncheon.
Interested in an Enjoyable and Fulfilling
The Media Center offers a variety of opportunities for volunteering that fit a variety of interests and a variety of schedules. If you volunteer in the library, you can help students find books, shelve books, assist with book fairs, and help with many other tasks and projects.
In the volunteer room, volunteers make copies for teachers, use die cuts to cut out letters and figures, laminate classroom materials, etc.
Media Center volunteers set their own schedules. Some of our volunteers are here for a few hours every day; several volunteer all day once or twice a week; and others come only in the morning or afternoon. We also have drop-ins who come to the Media Center when they have a few minutes to pitch in. Whatever your schedule is, we will be delighted to sign you up and put you to work!
Our Books to Badges program allows you to accumulate your volunteer hours to allow your child to become Deputy for the Day with Deputy Self after 20 hours in the library.
The Media Center is an opportunity to assist every child and teacher at Bluewater Elementary School.
Drop by to speak to Mr. Johansen.
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