UPDATED: Carpool Map

Dismissal Changes Begin Tuesday, August 14

  1. Parents wanting to walk up and pick up their child or have a hard car seat to work with (in other words you have to get out to put your child in the car) will go to Bawell and park on the grass by the cafeteria gate. Teachers will be outside with your child(ren). Please make certain that you complete the page that ask if your child will be a “walk-up” child.
  2. ALL PARENTS WILL RECEIVE A DISMISSAL NUMBER. Parent and child should memorize this number. We will use numbers to call carpool students to cars We have a large card with your number that is going home with your child today. Please help your child memorize it. Put the number on your dashboard on the passenger side. Teachers will have a list of students and numbers with them just in case!
  3. No parking in the parking lot from 3:00 until the end of afternoon dismissal.
  4. NO LEFT TURNS FROM THE DRIVEWAYS.

If everyone will follow these directions I think we can make dismissal more pleasant!

I called our security person and found out that neither the sheriff nor the police will send someone out daily to help with traffic.

If you have questions or concerns about Arrival & Dismissal, please call the front office at 342-6630.

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Direct Busing Petition Form

If you complete the ONLINE form, we can more quickly submit our petition.

The PTO is pressing the EBR school system’s transportation department to institute direct bus routes (rather than transfer routes) for our students. Currently all BR FLAIM students’ only option for riding the bus is via a transfer route. A direct bus route will shorten their bus ride time tremendously and ensure that they are riding a bus with only BR FLAIM students.  
In order for the transportation department to consider direct bus routes, we must submit a petition that includes a minimum of 45 signatures per proposed direct bus route. We are asking that you fill out this petition and get it back to us by Wednesday, Aug. 15th. This is time sensitive, as the school system will have all buses allocated within the next few weeks. Please note that by signing this petition you are NOT COMMITTING TO PUTTING YOUR CHILD ON A BUS. This is only to gather information to turn over to the transportation department so that they can propose direct routes. If you complete the form online, we can more quickly submit our petition.

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Open House & Grand Opening

Join us for FLAIM's Open House and Grand Opening Saturday, August 25th, at our new campus on 4510 Bawell Street. This has been years in the making and we want to say thank you to those who helped make this possible, show off our new campus, and give parents, students and staff a chance to connect and re-connect! Please note this is two events happening back to back. 

OPEN HOUSE

All Parents Meeting in the Gymnasium: 9:00 AM
Meet the Teacher: 9:15-11:00 AM 

GRAND OPENING

Ribbon Cutting 11:00 - 11:15 am
Hotdogs/Hamburgers from the Men’s Club, Jump Houses for younger kids and older kids, Facepainting, Music, Red River Bank ice cream truck.

Sponsored By:

FLAIM is MOVING!!
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THIS Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Aug. 2-4, teachers and staff need help unpacking and getting their classrooms in order. Parents can come 8:30 am to 3 pm to help. Absolutely NO children.

Please no parents or students stopping by the new campus next Monday and Tuesday. This year, there will be no Drop & Go, where parents and students can visit the campus and drop school supplies. With the move being so close to the start of class, it simply is not possible.

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Letter from Mrs. Miller
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Dear Parents,

Hello from “FLAIM”!  I hope that all of you are having a wonderful summer.  It is going by so quickly!  By the time you get this letter there will only be a few weeks before the beginning of school.   I thought that you might like to know some of what will happen this coming school year.

Welcome!   

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new students, teachers, and parents this year. A BIG WELCOME TO ALL OF YOU TO OUR NEW SITE. 

Supply Lists

PTO school supplies will be ready when students report to school.  For those of you who did not choose to participate in the PTO School Supply project through LA Office supply, supply lists are ready!  You may pick them up at the school anytime Monday through Thursday from 8:00- 4:00.  If you would like for us to fax or email you a copy, we can do that as well, just call Ms. Nunnery at 343-6630. You can also download them here.

There is a mandatory $25 supply fee collected from each student.  These fees are used to replenish classroom materials, festival materials and purchase planners and folders. This fee is due on the first day of classes. The school may reduce or waive supply fees for economically disadvantaged students or are financially unable to pay them. Please contact the school for more information.

Teachers  

We have many of our teachers returning.  Since we have been at two sites, many of you do not know all of the teachers, so I will wait until Open House to introduce everyone.  Our new teachers with CODOFIL will arrive the week of July 23rd.   Ms. Mahan (Wild), 3rd grade ELA, will be returning this year.  Ms. Jodi Miller has moved to Kansas so we will have a new 4th grade ELA teacher.  This year we are adding a second French class to 1st grade and in fourth grade we are adding a Spanish and Mandarin class.  It will be wonderful having everyone together again.

Uniforms 

For the dress code and more uniform information, click here.

On Fridays we do have Spirit Day.  Students may wear their BR FLAIM T-shirt to school on each Friday.

Arrival & Dismissal

The school day for FLAIM begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:25 PM. Pre-K dismissal is at 3:10 PM.

Carpool Guidelines: All students arrive through the parking lot driveway, and students walk into gym. All parents that are tardy must park and come into the office to sign student in. A student is tardy at 8:30 am.

Dismissal is divided between the parking lot driveway and the flagpole drive. See map.

Extended Day

BR FLAIM will continue to conduct our own extended day program.   The extended day program will be located at the new site. We will not take any registrations until we are at our new site. To learn more about the Extended Day Program and to download the Packet.

Beginning of school for Pre-K and Kindergarten

Kindergarten Parents: Please read Kindergarten Letter carefully.

Pre-K Parents: Please read Pre-K Letter carefully.

We look forward to seeing all of you soon.  Remember, the offices are opened from 7:00 to 5:00 Monday through Thursday until July 27th.   On July 30th , we begin a regular school week schedule at the new campus!  If you need us, please call or e-mail us.  Have a wonderful “Rest of the Summer”!!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cheryl Miller
cmiller@ebrschools.org

 

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Letter to Pre-K Parents

Dear Pre-K Parents,

There will be a meeting for all Pre-Kindergarten parents on Thursday, August 9th at 8:00 am in the gym at 4510 Bawell St., our new site.

You will meet all of us at that time and then go to your individual classrooms to meet with your Pre- Kindergarten teacher/s.  No students will attend school that day.  Download School Supply list.

Staggered attendance is used in Pre-K to orient the students to their new setting and allow them to become comfortable with the teacher and para.  Students must wear uniforms the day they attend.  Please call the front office for the staggered day your child needs to attend. On Wednesday, August 15th all Pre-K students will attend.

We look forward to meeting all of you and having you as a member of the FLAIM family.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.  Because of the move, it will be hectic, but we are here to answer your questions…343-6630.

Sincerely,

Ms. Miller
cmiller@ebrschools.org

Ms. McBride
pmcbride@ebrschools.org

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Letter to Kindergarten Parents

IF YOU HAVE NOT JOINED THE FLAIM PARENT PAGE ON FACEBOOK, PLEASE TRY TO…LOTS OF GOOD INFORMATION ON THAT SITE AND BRFLAIM.ORG WEBSITE.

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

There will be a meeting for Kindergarten parents of girls on Thursday, August 9th at 9:00 am in the gym at 4510 Bawell, our new site.  On  Friday, August 10th there will be a meeting for Kindergarten parents of boys at 9:00 am in the gym at 4510 Bawell, our new site.

You will meet all of us at that time and then go to your individual classrooms to meet with your Kindergarten teacher/s.

On Thursday the girls will remain at school for the day.  Only the girls will remain so they can come to the meeting with you.  On Friday, August 10th all boys will attend for the day after the parent meeting.

This will give the students an opportunity to begin feeling more comfortable at school.  They must wear uniforms.  All Kindergarten students will attend on Monday, August 13th.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.  Because of the move, it will be hectic, but we are here to answer your questions…343-6630.

We look forward to having you all as a member of our FLAIM Family.

August 9                                                      August 10                                        

Parent Meeting 9:00  Girls                          Parent Meeting 9:00  Boys

Girls stay for remainder of day                    Boys stay for remainder of day

 

Sincerely,

Ms. Miller
cmiller@ebrschools.org

Ms. McBride
pmcbride@ebrschools.org

Renovation Corner

District Improvements

UPCOMING

  • New fence will be in installed in the next few weeks.
  • School Exterior Sign will be installed this week
  • Bathrooms are mostly complete
  • Millwork (storage cabinets) in classrooms is in progress

COMPLETED

  • Sidewalks replaced around the campus, some re-leveling
  • Plumbing and Clean-up around the site
  • Fence removal

 

    PTO Improvements

    UPCOMING

    • Install shade sails over outdoor classroom
    • 4-H Garden installation
    • Replicating the Mayflower mural to jazz up the drop-off area on the Nairn side of the school
    • Landscaping front of school coming this fall

    COMPLETED

    • Outdoor classroom: Huge shoutout to Me-Moes Lawn & Landscaping who removed trees and shrubs prior to the work day to save us time and effort. The rest of the classroom work was:
      1. Fence removal
      2. Gravel surfacing
      3. Grading surface
    • Front of school
      1. Striped Parking Lot
      2. Primed planters & steps
      3. Mulched under trees, in beds
    • 2nd Floor Storage
      1. Cleaned area
      2. Installed Shelving
    • Garden
      1. Moved and installed Garden Shed
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    New Teachers Need Furniture & Home Goods

    We have new teachers and their families arriving from all over the world, and they need our help settling in. We need donations of anything someone would need to furnish a home, such as:

    • Couches
    • Beds - single
    • Beds - any size for adults
    • Dressers
    • Tables 
    • Nightstands
    • Coffee tables
    • Kitchen items - pots, dishes, glasses, silverware sets etc
    • Sheets
    • Chairs

    If you have items to donate, please contact Jeanne Louque, our Magnet Coordinator, at jlouque1@ebrschools.org

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