BLUEBERRY HILL ELEMENTARY
275 BLUEBERRY HILL ROAD | LONGMEADOW | MASSACHUSETTS | 01106 P 413-565-4280 | F 413-565-4283
“Our mission is to ensure that all students excel in learning, succeed in life, and enrich our community.”
"All students, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational or vocational programs offered by the district."
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM
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8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday March 15 – Card Making for Ushna, 8am cafeteria, Wear purple and donate!
Thursday and Friday March 15 and 16 – ½ Days (Parent Teacher Conferences)
Thursday and Friday March 15 and 16 – 5th Grade Class Bake Sale during conferences
Important Upcoming Dates!
Friday March 16 – Blueberry’s Got Talent (4:30pm and 7pm)
Wednesday March 21 – Evening PTO Meeting 7pm
Monday March 26 - Massachusetts Citizens for Children Speaker 7pm (LPS Event)
Tuesday March 27 – Community Service Sandwich Making 8am cafeteria
Thursday March 29 – Spiritwear Order Due
Friday March 30 – No School
Friday April 6 – PTO Board Nominations Due
April 16-20 - No School – Spring Break
Friday May 11 – PTO Meeting 9am
"Longmeadow elementary school students, staff and parents wear purple to show love and support for BHS student Ushna Khan"
You are invited to an evening with Dr. Ned Hallowell, author of Crazy Busy: Overstretched, Overbooked and About to Snap! Please join us for a community conversation focusing on the factors that contribute to our overscheduled lives, how we measure true success and happiness, and strategies for achieving family balance.Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7:00pm, LHS Auditorium, Free and Open to the Public. Dr. Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist, a NY Times bestselling author, a world-renowned speaker and a leading authority in the field of ADHD. He was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years. He has authored 20 books on various psychological topics, including ADHD, the power of human connection, the childhood roots of adult happiness, managing worry and excessive busyness. See drhallowell.com for more information. Reserve guaranteed seating at Eventbrite
Celebrate Dr. Seuss At Blueberry Hill Elementary School
February 26 - March 2, 2018
We will continue a tradition here at BHS with how we celebrate Dr. Seuss! Please see the attached list of activities for the week we return from vacation.
Many thanks to Moira for putting this together!
Girls On The Run at Blueberry Hill
WE HAVE DONE IT!! Jill Murphy, Amy Appell and Danielle Dippel have volunteered to coach this season's GOTR team at Blueberry Hill. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Registration is officially opened for BHES girls.
GOTR is HAPPENING at BHES and we have some awesome coaches to support it!
Calling all Blueberry Hill students! Show us your talent….
Do you play an instrument? Juggle? Dance? Maybe you sing or jump rope….
We want to know!
“Blueberry’s Got Talent” is coming April 16th. Be part of the excitement!
Performer Sign Ups are Due Friday January 26th!......................Please see the attached flyer for more information!
Principal Bostian joins the BHS band!
"That was amazing that you played with the band... The kids LOVE to see their principle doing involved activities! So do the parents! BRAVO!!! "
CLOSE Community - 1/31/2018
All parents are invited to CLOSE Community's next event: The New Face of Substance Use in Longmeadow, a panel and community discussion. Where: Storrs Public Library Longmeadow, MA. When: Wednesday, January 31st at 7pm. What: Substance use and the human condition Its potential impact on the transitioning young- adult community in Longmeadow. Group discussion and Q&A to follow. Refreshments provided.. Presenters: Dr. Al McKee, MD - Pain Management Specialist , Shelly Warren, LICSW - LPS’ Substance Abuse Response Coordinator, Michael Simmons - Recovery Comm. & former LHS Student
Massachusetts DESE Report Card
Posted January 16, 2018
We are pleased to enclose an overview of our school’s “report card”. Report cards answer important questions about a school's overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the state, and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.
LPRD Announces New Programs
Please see the attached flyers for new announcements from the LPRD.
Longmeadow Public Schools will be CLOSED Thursday, January 4th
posted January 3, 2018
The Longmeadow Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather. Please stay safe and warm.
"Our Kind Community"
These titles align with our theme this month "Our Kind Community".
I’m a member of a Raising a Child with a Growth Mindset page on Facebook and this week’s focus is instilling kindness and this webpage was shared with books for kind on how to be kind, activities for home and school. Many of the books are already in heavy rotation but thought some might be of interest.
Shared by a BHS Parent
Blueberry Reads Together
The first edition of The Blueberry Bookshelf, a monthly publication about literacy, penned by our Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Joyce, was sent out by the school on November 6th. In case you missed it, a copy is attached to this email. You will read about an exciting new reading program "Blueberry Reads Together". Enjoy!November Read
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
Come With Me by Holly M. McGhee (Blueberry Bookshelf at bottom of page)
A great day for Principal Bostian and "Vice Principal" Shaan!
"Safe Routes" Community
posted Sept. 12, 2017
The Longmeadow Police Department would like to remind parents who have children that walk or ride their bicycles to our elementary and middle schools that Longmeadow is a “Safe Routes” Community. There are twenty three crossing guards strategically positioned at high traffic intersections and crosswalks to ensure your children arrive to school safely and return home safely. We encourage parents to remind their children to cross where there is a crossing guard, to heed the instructions of the crossing guard, and for those who ride their bicycles, wear a helmet. (Required by law 16 and under must wear a helmet)
Last school year, Blueberry Hill School was awarded the “Gold Level Award” for their part in the Massachusetts Safe Routes School Program (SRTS). The Longmeadow Police Department has been working with SRTS and the Principals from each Longmeadow elementary and middle schools to make all the elementary and middle schools a “Gold Level Award” winner.
On October 4th, 2017, the Longmeadow will be participating in International Walk to School Day (iWalk). Members of the Longmeadow Police Department will be walking with elementary school children from Center School, Blueberry Hill School, and Wolf Swamp Road School. This nationwide event allows the Longmeadow Police Department to build a relationship with the children with the focus on demonstrating the importance of pedestrian and bicycle safety.
SCREENAGERS - 1/23/2018
Posted Dec. 16, 2017
The entire community is invited to the Longmeadow High School Auditorium on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 7:00 pm for an airing of SCREENAGERS, a documentary film depicting how technology and social media impact children's development and family life.
Thank you to the Special Programs Committee for arranging this important event.
Blueberry Hill's Wish Tree