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Oct 22

PARENT UNIVERSITY – Saturday, November 15

WIN CASH FOR YOUR SCHOOL … The school with the highest percentage of participation will be awarded $200 to spend on family engagement activities.

Registration flyers are available at each school. Online and phone reservations are also available. Teachers and specialists will be leading most workshops, because schools recognize the importance of parents as partners.
Community groups presenting include the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Children’s Hospital of the
King’s Daughters, The Planning Council, and the Suffolk Public Library. Free childcare is available.

Raising self-confident, healthy, and motivated children is not an easy task for most parents and caregivers. If you are looking for advice on how to help your children, please take advantage of the fall session of Suffolk Parent University, sponsored by Suffolk Public Schools and Suffolk’s Early Childhood Development Commission.

This free event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 15 at King’s Fork Middle School. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the opening speaker at 9 a.m.

Participants can select three workshop sessions, and visit resource tables from community organizations who support local families and children. Workshop topics include:

• Top 10 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew
• Internet Safety: Keep Your Kids Out of Danger
• Stop Arguing with Your Kids: Positive Discipline
• Don’t Be Bullied by Bullying
• Kindergarten Readiness: Planning for Success
• Parenting the Strong-Willed Child
• Ages and Stages: What to Expect
• Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs
• Teaching Your Kids to Save Money
• Discovering At-Home Fun in Math & Science

Three Ways to Register:

1. Call (757) 934-6202
2. Online at http://suffolk-parent-univ.eventbrite.com
. Complete a paper form available at each school and return it to the school office, or mail it to 100 N. Main St., Suffolk VA  23434


Keynote Speech: The POW! of Positive Practical Parenting  … Help your children develop good character, attitude and behavior. Gear up your attitude for the inherent challenges and rewards of positive parenting. To kick off Parent University, Dr. Adolph Brown III shares how young children model themselves based on what they see and hear. Children can become mirror images of their parents. Ask yourself if that’s what you want for your child.

Possessing limitless energy and vitality, Dr. Brown (aka “Doc Attitude”) overcame a childhood of extreme poverty and violence, welfare, fatherlessness, first generation high school and college graduate, and a single-mother led
household to become a popular media personality, a noted author, award-winning educator, trained anthropologist and psychologist, columnist, business consultant/coach, sought-after motivational speaker, husband, and father of seven. He grew up in Hampton Roads, earned multiple degrees from the College of William & Mary, and is currently on a writing sabbatical from Hampton University where he is a tenured professor, academic dean of the graduate college, and chair of the psychology/education department.

Call Bonnie Maki, parent resource facilitator, at 934-6202 for more information.

Oct 22

Bus Driver Appreciation!

Booker T. Washington Elem. staff and students would like to express our thanks to all of our bus drivers and bus aides who work so hard to make sure that our students arrive to school and home safely each day! We love our bus drivers!

Oct 20

PTA Reflections – Student Creativity Wanted!!

This year’s PTA Reflections program focuses on the theme — “The world would be a better place if …”

Students in Pre-K through grade 12 create theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts.

  • DEADLINE: November 2014

Each Local PTA Reflections Leader will establish the due date and judging for their unit.

For more information about the Reflections Program and entry forms please use the link below:

Link here for Student Entry Form

Oct 13

Changing the Time of Attendance Calls to Homes from School Messenger

As a safety precaution, the automated attendance calls sent when your child is absent from school will now be sent earlier in the day.  Starting Monday, November 3rd, attendance calls for elementary and middle school students will be pushed out at 10:45 a.m.
Parents are encouraged to review the telephone number that School Messenger currently uses for attendance calls.  The first phone number in the student information system is the default setting for receiving attendance calls.  Because that number might be a home number, parents might want to change the School Messenger setting to a daytime cell phone number.
For technical assistance, please email Bethanne Bradshaw at bethannebradshaw@spsk12.net

Oct 07

One School, One Book- October

One School, One Book is a monthly school wide program. Each month, every student in our school will share the same book in their class. The intention of these books is to help teach our students tolerance and foster a learning environment that is caring and safe.
Blurb about the book: Ian’s Walk: A Story about Autism is a book about autism by Laurie Lears. The story tells of a child with autism, and a walk with his sisters, who are frustrated with his autistic behaviors and how they begin to understand him after he wanders off on a trip to the park.

Oct 07

BTWES has a P. T. A. facebook page!!

Check us out and “like” us! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Booker-T-Washington-Elementary-School-PTA/1375496142683244

Sep 16

Agendas Needed for Grades 3-5

Please click the link for more information about BTWES agendas!


Sep 13

September/October Newsletter

october parent newsletter

Sep 09

One School, One Book- September

One School, One Book is a monthly school wide program. Each month, every student in our school will share the same book in their class. The intention of these books is to help teach our students tolerance and foster a learning environment that is caring and safe.
Blurb about the book:
We all sing with the same voice,
And we sing in harmony!The familiar words to this joyful song combine with vibrant illustrations to celebrate the idea that no matter where children live, what they look like,or what they do, they’re all the same where it counts — at heart.  “We All Sing with the Same Voice” was aired and continues to be seen on Sesame Street.