Teacher Appreciation Week and Read-A-Thon

We have some upcoming PTO events!


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Teacher Appreciation Week – Join the PTO in thanking our teachers!

May 6-10

Monday: Bring or make a pretty flower.

Tuesday: Donate a school supply for the classroom.

Wednesday: Draw or bring a picture.

Thursday: Indulge your teacher with a snack.

Friday: Make an appreciation card.

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PTO Spring Fundraiser

due by Friday, May 17th

Long Johns for Loved Ones!!

Blue Ball Elementary School will be holding the annual Long Johns for Loved Ones event in May! Feel free to come and enjoy a donut with your student from 8-8:45am in the Multipurpose Room. The dates of the event are listed below. Please make sure to RSVP with the form that is coming home! 🙂

Last name A-J- Tuesday May 14th

Last name K-R- Wednesday May 15th

Last name S-Z- Thursday May 16th

Upcoming Events and Reminders!

3/18 – Author Visit

3/19– “In House” Field Trip for 1st grade- Hands on House

3/21 – Title 1 Evening Family Event

3/25 – K-2 Dental Presentations

3/29 – 2nd grade concert at 10:00am

4/22– Snow Make-up Day

4/25- Bring Your Child to Work Day

4/26- Art Show 6-8pm

5/16 – Gifted Expo @ BB -6:30 -8:00pm

4/15-4/17 – ELA PSSA (Grades 3-6)

4/29-4/30 – Math PSSA  (Grades 3-6)

5/1-5/2 – Science PSSA (Grades 3-6)

6/7– Current Last Day of School, 6th grade graduation (during the school day)

Read Across America Week!

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Join us in celebrating the wonderful and wacky world of Dr. Seuss from February 25- March 1.

Monday, February 25:   “Cat in the Hat” – Wear your Dr. Seuss hat or favorite hat

Tuesday, February 26:  “Oh! The Places You’ll Go” – Dress as your future career

Wednesday, February 27:   Wacky Wednesday”  – Dress in a wacky way   

    (Crazy hair, mismatched clothing, inside-out clothing, etc.)  

Thursday, February 28:  “Cat in the Hat Comes Back” – Thing One & Thing Two Day.  

   (Grab a friend and dress as a twin or choose a color for the classroom.)  

Friday, March 1:   “Happy Birthday to you!”  – Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! (well on Saturday)

(Wear your favorite Dr. Seuss character or favorite story book character)    

In addition to these themed days, there will be additional activities throughout the entire week!  

You’re Never Too Old, Too Wacky, Too Wild, To Pick Up a Book and Read With a Child!  -author unknown



Upcoming Dates to Remember…

  • February 8th (that is a change because of the snow day)- 101st Day of School Celebration- Students may dress up as a dalmatian to celebrate this special 1st grade day. Don’t forget to send your 101 small items in a bag. 🙂 
  • February 14th- Valentine’s Day and Early Dismissal- we will be exchanging valentines with our ELA classes. Please send in a decorated box or bag and valentines if you would like to participate.
  • February 15th- Teacher Inservice- No School
  • February 18th-  President’s Day- We now have school to make up our Snow Day!!
  • February 22nd – Family Movie Night (PTO Supported), 6:00-8:30, Peter Rabbit

Upcoming Dates and Reminders!

1/17/19- Early Dismissal at 12:30pm and End of Marking Period

1/18/19 and 1/21/19- No School for Teacher Inservice and Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

1/25/19 -Family Game Night(PTO supported), 6:30 – 8:00

2/14/19- Valentine’s Day and Early Dismissal

2/15/19 and 2/19/19- No School for Teacher Inservice and President’s Day

2/22/19 – Family Movie Night (PTO Supported), 6:00-8:30, Peter Rabbit

Upcoming Dates and Reminders!


  • November 21st-26th- Thanksgiving Break- enjoy eating all of that wonderful food and spending time with family and friends! We are so thankful for our wonderful families.
  • November 28th- Picture Retake Day
  • December 6th- 5th Grade Holiday Assembly at 10am, evening performance at 7pm
  • December 7th- Holidays Around the World (PTO supported) 6:30-8pm
  • December 24th-January 1st- Winter Holiday Break- enjoy all of this special family time together!

Enchanted Forest Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair arrives next week! Each homeroom will have a shopping day if you would like to send money in with your child. Please see the flyer that will come home soon for your child’s day. The Book Fair will be open for families and students during the conference days:

Thursday, November 8th 12:30-7:30pm

Friday, November 9th 8-3pm

You can also order online:



Bat Cave Day!

Our first-grade classrooms will be learning all about bats.  We will be reading both nonfiction and fiction texts to explore the misconceptions and interesting facts about these spooky creatures! On Friday, November 2nd our classrooms will be transformed into a bat cave for the day.  The room will be dark and decorated in such a way that our first graders will feel like a bat themselves.  We are asking that all students bring in a flashlight or headlamp for the day.  This will make our ability to work easier!

Thank you for your support.  We look forward to an exciting and fun-filled week of learning!

Red Ribbon Week

October 22- 26 is Red Ribbon Week! Please consider participating in our themed days next week. We will be doing daily lessons to teach our students to stay drug free!

Monday: Dress for Success! Wear Your Best! Picture Day

Tuesday: Team Up Against Drugs! Wear your sports jersey or favorite sports team.

Wednesday: Your FUTURE is bright! Wear neon and bright colors.

Thursday: Proud to be Drug Free! Wear red.

Friday: Peace Out to Drugs! Wear tie-dye and peace signs.