Reduce TV/Screen Time with this Tip

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Is your child spending countless hours in front of a TV or tablet? Do you wish that your child would spend their time doing other things such as playing outside, reading or doing homework and chores?

Have them “buy” their screen time instead. For every one minute they would like to spend in front of the TV or tablet, they must spend one minute doing an activity of your choice such as homework, playing outside, chores or reading. They will need to purchase their time with these minutes. Time doing these things at school does not count and banking time from a previous day does not work either. Time must be used on the day it’s earned.

Give it a try! You may be pleasantly surprised with the results!

New Scheduling System

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We are excited to announce FMX (Facilities Management eXpress) for our new scheduling & facility use system.  We will use FMX to schedule everything from school events such as dances and concerts to athletic games and practices.  We are also opening this to public use to schedule the facilities for meetings, benefits, open gyms, etc.  Click the link below to create an account and schedule your next event.

FMX Login/Registration

Free Breakfast Offered to All Students

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Did you know that East Guernsey offers free breakfast to all students? There are at least three options for breakfast and we encourage students to take advantage of this free meal. Eating breakfast has been linked to

 

  • better attention/concentration
  • higher grades
  • healthier body weight

 

“According to the American Dietetic Association, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills, and eye-hand coordination.”

A-La-Carte at BTES!

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Buckeye Trail Elementary

We are pleased to now offer a snack item for purchase “A la`

Carte”

We will feature one item a day ranging from

$0.50 to $1.50

Extras are not allowed to be “charged” but can be purchased

with cash or through students’ lunch account.

We will be introducing some beverages for purchase at lunch

time. Switch is a 100% juice that we will have in a variety of

flavors and possibly Capri-Sun drinks as well.

If you have any questions please feel free to call me at the

school: (740) 489-5100 ext 1424

Tiffany Besserman, Food Service Director.

Phone Notification Parent Portal

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Parents,

We now have a Parent Portal for our new Phone Notification system. This will allow you to add phone numbers and email addresses to your account. These can be grandparents, babysitters, etc. To register click here (link is also found on the Parent & Student page). Use your primary phone number you listed when filling out paperwork at the beginning of the year, and select a password. Then simply add the numbers/emails and click ok.

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If you have any questions please contact the schools.

Giving at the Holiday Season

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The holidays are a great time to teach children compassion and empathy for others. It is easy for children to be excited to receive gifts, but how do we develop the same enthusiasm for giving? Here are some examples of how you can involve your child in the joy of giving.

  • Let your child shop for a few gifts for others using their own money
  • Do a holiday craft or bake cookies to give to neighbors or friends
  • Let your child wrap a few gifts themselves
  • Have your child make cards for others
  • Give your child the opportunity to present the gift to someone so they can see the joy it brings
  • Volunteer in a local soup kitchen or participate in Toys for Tots

Closings and Delays

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In the event of a closing or delay, East Guernsey will communicate all delays, cancellations, early dismissals on the website, Facebook, Twitter, automated calls as well as local news outlets.