FLAIM Fall Fest 2018

FLAIM Fall Festival is Friday, November 2, from 3:00 - 5:30 PM at FLAIM’s new campus, 4510 Bawell St. It is a world-class event with live music, food and games for the whole family. Proceeds raised by the event will go to FLAIM’s library, continued improvements to the school and FLAIM’s dream playground and running track at our new campus! 

This year FLAIM’s Fall Festival lands on November 2nd which is El Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, and is a perfect opportunity to kick-off FLAIM’s Hispanic Heritage month.

FLAIM Showcase & Application Period

Magnet Showcase

Take a tour of our new campus and see what makes Baton Rouge FLAIM one of the area's most unique and amazing programs. Join us Wednesday, October 10, 9:00 to 11:00 am or 12:45 to 1:45 pm. Our campus is located at 4510 Bawell Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. If you have any questions, please call 225-343-6630. More information about Baton Rouge FLAIM can be found at www.brflaim.org.

Magnet Application Period

The East Baton Rouge School’s Magnet Program will be accepting online applications October 8, 2018 to November 26, 2018. FLAIM is an academic magnet school - which means it is a tuition free, public school. As a magnet school, all students must apply for a spot in the program. To apply for a spot, submit an Online Application. Be sure to completely follow the directions on the application to ensure that your child's application is processed. A spot for your child in the first choice school is not guaranteed. If your child is currently enrolled in an EBR school, please contact the school front office to obtain their Student ID Number.

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FLAIM Family Campout

Come Join Us for a FLAIM Family Campout at the Mary Ann Brown Nature Preserve in St. Francisville! Fishing, hiking, bike riding, s’mores & more. Best of all, it's free! Since there are a limited # of spots, it's first come, first serve. PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU ARE FOR SURE ATTENDING, since space is limited. 

To RSVP, please email Cammie Cruz at cammie_9@yahoo.com with # of spots needed & cell phone, & also RSVP on here. Cammie will contact you to confirm your spot.

Men's Club Tailgate

Pack your lawn chairs, chill your drinks and bring a side dish, dip or dessert, and join FLAIM families for the second annual FLAIM Tailgate Party. The Tailgate Party is SATURDAY, October 6th, at the Magnolia Woods Swim & Racquet Club, 1195 Magnolia Woods Ave., 11:30 AM. (NO SWIMMING ALLOWED)

This event will be gathering for FLAIM families and staff off campus!

We are hoping to get a nice spread of various dishes from attendees. Please bring your favorite game day dip, side dish, food to grill or dessert and your own adult beverages. No glass on the pool deck. 

We are requesting $25/family at the door to help pay for the giant obstacle course/bounce house and supplies. 

Please feel free to forward this invite to any prospective FLAIM families. 

Wing Cook-Off

Last year, we had a gumbo cook-off and potato salad contest. The competition was FIERCE! This year, there will be a Wing Cook Off and Any-Type of Salad contest. (Think pasta salad, broccoli salad, coleslaw, the sky is the limit this year!) Hotdogs and lemonade will be provided. 

Do you have what it takes? Then BRING IT!!! Smack talking privileges for 1 year! Enter to compete in the WING OFF or the ANY SALAD competition. If you are really fancy, join forces and take the title! (We also just need folks to compete to make it fun. Come on y’all:)
— Corey Porche, Men's Club Fearless Leader

For participation rules and to register your Cook Off Team, click below

Boosterthon Pledging Is Now Open!

We kicked off our FLAIM FUN RUN yesterday with an awesome Boosterthon Pep Rally. Register your student at funrun.com (they get a prize just for registering!) and enter all pledges from friends and family to earn your student more rewards. (When you look up FLAIM while registering, type in "foreign" and the complete school name will appear.) Once registered, your dashboard gives you all the tools you need to help your child raise pledge funds.

Students will complete 30-35 laps (35 laps max) around a Fun Run track on Friday, Sept. 28, to raise funds for our school. Look for your student’s pledge book that was sent home! Signup online!

Thanks for your support!

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Box Tops & Community Coffee Collection

Welcome back to school, parents! My name is Ginger Gauthier and I’m thrilled to be our school’s Box Tops for Education™ Coordinator.

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school.

This school year, our goal is to earn $1,500.00.

The first collection deadline is Friday, October 19th.

The second collection deadline will be Friday, February 15th.

There will be a collection bin in the common area, as you walk in the school. Your student can drop them there, or give them to their teacher. Please make sure your collection sheet, or baggie has your teacher’s name on them!

The class that submits the most Box Tops will win a Donut Party!

For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here to help make our school’s Box Tops for Education™ program a huge success this year.

Thanks for your help!

Ginger Gauthier
Email: gingergauthier@gmail.com

***Download the Box Tops Collection Sheet here.***

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FLAIM Running Club Begins

The FLAIM Running Club is in its 4th year, and it has grown exponentially! In order to participate, students must be signed up for a race per semester, complete the Running Club form and provide proof of race registration then return to Mrs. Richardson. See races below.

If your student participates in Running Club, please remember to send them with a snack, water bottle and appropriate soft-sole shoes for running. You will need to pick up your runner by 4:35 PM, or they will go to Extended Day, and you will be responsible for paying for Extended Day fees if they are not enrolled.

Fall Semester 

Participating students will run on Tuesday afternoons from 3:45 to 4:30 PM. It is free to join. However, students must sign up for the Louisiana Kids Marathon January 19, 2019 and provide proof in order to join the Running Club.

Spring Semester

Spring Running Club will be on Tuesday.  from 3:45 to 4:30 PM. In order to participate in spring Running Club, students need to be signed up for the Amazing Race. Amazing Kids Mini Marathon is Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Louisiana Marathon: Kids Fun Run

Kids Marathon is 1.2 mile run that is part of the Louisiana Marathon weekend. For students who would like to participate in the run, Mrs. Richardson will have a once week after school practice. 

Since 2015, FLAIM had the highest public school participation in the parish in the small school division. For more information on the Kids Marathon, visit www.thelouisianamarathon.com/kids-marathon

OLOL Children's Hospital Amazing Half Marathon: Kid's Run

The Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon is an annual event for all ages and running levels to join in a fun and healthy event in Baton Rouge and raises money for the OLOL Children's Hospital. To register or learn more, visit www.amazinghalf.com.

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September Bear Biz


Since we are trying to get into a steady flow around here, I am sending out the first newsletter of the school year!  We have had a wonderful beginning even with  moving and all that it entails.  Thank you so much for your support and understanding  and patience with us as we settle into our new building. 

We haven’t received our School Performance Score yet,  but the LDOE has  recognized schools that had a top growth in ELA and Math.  In the Florida Parishes  Region we are one of seven schools in EBR that are outstanding...in fact # 3.  I am very  proud of our students and teachers for all of the hard work that they do each and  every day.  Our SPS will be coming out in October. 

Our PBIS committee has revamped our behavior plan for the school.  K-5th grade will be continuing to use the conduct card.  It has been simplified to be much more  appropriate for our students.  Each teacher should have communicated their behavior  plan to you.  There should be positive incentives as well as consequences for each class.  We do not have Bear Bucks anymore.  Nor will we have activities for those who have a  certain number of Bear Bucks.  In its place we have Bear Paws.  There will be a  BearMart for students to use their Paws to get items in the BearMart.  We don’t have this set up yet, but it is coming!! 

This year we have new curriculums in ELA, Social Studies and Science.  Your  teacher should be keeping you abreast of what is happening in the classroom so that  you know what your child is learning in school.  This could be by Dojo or Website.  If you  are not getting updates, please ask your teacher. 

During the first nine weeks, teachers are to schedule conferences with everyone.  Many have already begun these conferences.  You will be receiving notices soon, if you  have not received one yet. 

You are welcome to observe in your child’s classroom at anytime.  When you come in, just inform Ms. Walker that you are here to observe and she will give you an  observation form that explains how to go about observing.  You should schedule to be  in the classroom for no more than 30-45 min.  If you need to conference with the  teacher after the observation, there is a place to request on the form.  Simply give it to  Ms. Walker and she will put it into the teacher’s mailbox.

We do have picture day this Friday.  You should have received the picture day information in your child’s bookbag.  Everyone takes a picture on this day so it is free  dress for everyone.   Below you will find a list of the upcoming events for FLAIM!  Have a wonderful  September! 

Mrs. Miller

Sept. 6 T-Shirt Sale Begins
Sept. 7 Fall Pictures
Sept. 12 Progress Reports Go Home
Sept. 13 PTO Meeting 5:15
Sept. 17 Bosterthon Begins
Sept. 19 Early Dismissal 12:45
Sept. 20 Donuts with Dads
Sept. 27 School Fundraiser Kickoff
Sept. 28 Boosterthon Fun Run

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