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Wildcat Newsletter
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Elementary News
MAP testing is again this week for students in grades 3rd through 6th. All testing is done online this year. We ask that students get plenty of rest and arrive at school on time. If they test first in the morning, they will not be allowed to enter the test late; they will have to make up the test at another time. We have included the testing schedule with the bulletin. Please be aware, however, that testing times are approximate. They could run longer. This schedule is simply for information as closely as we can predict.

Our 5th and 6th grade and JH/HS band concert will be May 5th at 6:30 p.m. Come out for a nice evening of instrumental music!

May 1st through 5th is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. Perhaps you and your child would like to write a thank you note to a teacher, a cafeteria staff worker, a custodian, a paraprofessional, a secretary, our nurse, our counselor, a coach, or any other school employee to say thanks for all of their hard work and patience. Billings has a building full of dedicated people who care deeply about your child!
The conference Spelling Bee will be at Blue Eye, Thursday, May 4th. Contestants will be staying after school on May 4th. They will be provided pizza and drinks before the bus leaves at 4:15 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Spelling Bee starts at 6:30 p.m. No one will be allowed in the doors after 6:30 p.m. If students are going to ride home with their parents after the bee instead of on the bus, they MUST be signed out by a parent with one of the Billings teachers or administrators at the Bee that night.


Please remember to help your child remember to turn in all LIBRARY BOOKS.
Also, please take care of all breakfast and lunch/snack milk balances so your child will get his/her grade card.

Important Dates:

|4/24-28 Map Testing
|4/25 2nd Grade Field Trip
|4/27 1st Grade Field Trip
|4/28 Cox Care Mobile
|5/1 5th Grade Field Trip
|5/2 Title 1 Ice Cream Social.
|5/3 4th Grade Field Trip.
FFA Banquet @ 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria
|5/4 SWCL Spelling Bee @ Blue Eye
|5/5 PAT @ 10 a.m.
4th Grade Park Day
|5/5 Spring Music Concert @ 6:30 p.m., HS Gym
|5/8 Kindergarten Graduation @ 6:00 p.m.
6th Grade Park Day
HS Awards @ 7 p.m.
|5/9 Preschool Celebration @ 6:30 p.m.
5th Grade Park Day
6th Grade Field Trip
|5/10 Kindergarten & 1st Grade Park Day
|5/11-12 Archery Kids at Nationals in Louisville, KY
|5/15 Seniors Last Day
2nd Grade Park Day
|5/16 Last Day of School-Dismissal @ 12:30 p.m.
|5/16 8th Grade Graduation and JH Awards @ 6:30 p.m.
|5/19 First Day of Summer School (M-F, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.).
|5/20 High School Graduation @ 2:00 p.m.
|5/29 No School
|6/16 Last Day of Summer School










Information


Dear Patrons,

The Billings Board of Education voted to employ Ben
Abramovitz as Elementary Principal for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years. Due to contractual agreements and the time of year, Ben will be transitioning part-time immediately, beginning with the Mondays he is not under contract at Miller, as it is a 4-day school district. Mrs. Brandt will continue to care for the elementary and work with him through this transition. Ben is Mrs. Abramovitzís eldest son and has several years of successful experience as a Principal.

Mrs. Abramovitz has officially retired, due to circumstances beyond her control. The school is planning a school-community retirement party for her at noon, on Saturday, October 22nd. We love Mrs. Abramovitz and will miss her. We would love for you to be a part of this celebration. Hotdogs, hamburgers and deserts will be served. Please join with us in letting Mrs. Abramovitz know how much we appreciate her and how much she is missed! Thank you for your patience throughout this delicate process and transition and as always thank you for your support!

If you have any questions feel free to contact Mrs. Brandt at (417) 744-2623.
Information
 Character Words.docx
Character Words
 Supply List 16-17.doc
Elementary School Supply 2016-17
Department Contacts
+ Abramovitz, Teresa
+ Diefenderfer, Debbie
+ Verch, Natalie
Click on name to see details.

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