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Welcome to Blowing Rock School
Blowing Rock Spring Fine Arts Night June 8th
Mark your calendar: Blowing Rock School Spring Fine Arts Reception. June 8th 5:30-7:30 Blowing Rock School Gymnasium. An evening to celebrate the Arts featuring Blowing Rock Elementary School’s Band Students, Chorus and Young Artists. Volunteers are needed! We are also inviting local artisans to share and display their trade with future art enthusiasts. Ceramic artists, painters, animation, illustration, photography, landscape, architect, culinary, graphic design, industrial design etc. If you are associated with the arts or know of someone who would like to display their work, please contact Jill Huffman (huffmanji@watauga.k12.nc.us).
Proctors Desperately Needed!
The highest need for proctors is on Thursday, 5/28 and Friday, 5/29.  In order to provide the most effective testing environment we need parents, grandparents, neighbors, or other interested community members willing to donate a morning or two!  Thank you for considering!  Please contact the office to volunteer or if you have any questions.  
Teachers Rock at the PTO Spring Fling 5K
Photo: Technology Instructor Travis Flippin, Middle School Science Teacher Liz Tincher and 4th Grade Teacher Martha Trimble after the Spring Fling 5K run. They ran to support the school and inspired many kids to participate. Mr. Flippen later endured the indignities and thrill of being a dunkee in the Dunking Booth. Thank you to all the staff, parents and kids that came out to enjoy a wonderful Saturday Spring Fling facilitated by some very hard working PTO parents.
Parent Volunteers Sought for Playground Saturday, May 23rd
Parent volunteers are sought for Saturday, May 23rd for any chucks of time that can be devoted between 8:30 am to 2 pm. For the past 3 Saturday workdays, busy schedules for all have only allowed one parent volunteer to come forth. If you haven't been able to volunteer in the past, please consider coming out this Saturday. In lieu of parent volunteers, outside paid help has filled in. Thanks.
All Media Center books due on May 29th
Media Center inventory begins soon.  The last check out day for students is Friday, May 22nd.  All materials should be returned by Friday, May 29th.
Yearbooks Have Arrived
The 2015 Blowing Rock Rockets yearbooks have arrived.  Students who pre-paid will receive their yearbook on Wednesday, May 13th.  Eighth graders who did not pre-pay for a yearbook will have an opportunity to purchase on Wednesday, May 13th, Thursday, May 14th and Friday, May 15th in the Media Center.  Purchasing of a yearbook will be open only to eighth graders on these days.  Then on Monday, May 18th yearbook sales will be open to anyone who did not pre-pay for a yearbook.  Only a limited number of yearbooks are available and will be sold on a first come basis (no holding).  If paying by check, please make payable to Blowing Rock School and write Yearbook on the memo line.  Yearbooks are $30.00.  Update:  There are only 12 yearbooks left.  
In Memory of former Blowing Rock Student
Travis Jake Gryder


 
Playground Progress May 2015
As always, thanks to Blowing Rock School grandmother and Photographer Phyllis Shore for all these great photos -- as well as the very helpful text in documenting the playground's progress.
2015-2016 PTO Officers, Volunteers & Grade Parents
Parents interested in being an officer, a member at large, a general volunteer or a grade parent for the 2015-2016 Blowing Rock School PTO are encouraged to contact the PTO at blowingrockpto@gmail.com or Principal Patrick Sukow at sukowp@watauga.k12.nc.us. Thanks!
Save the Date! 8th Grade Recognition and Reception
The 8th Grade Recognition and Reception will be held Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 6 pm at the school.
Student Hours: 7:30 AM to 3:10 PM
BR Student School Hours for school days are from: 7:30 AM to 3:10 PM .  Students must have a written note from their teacher to remain on school campus for classroom activities and a signed note form their parent(s)!  (BR school scheduled and chaperoned athletic activities do not apply!)
Band and String Spring Concerts Announced
5th and 6th Grade Spring Concerts are scheduled for Thursday, May 21st at 6PM at the Blowing Rock Auditorium. 7th and 8th Grade Spring Concerts are scheduled for Friday, May 22nd at 6PM in the Blowing Rock Auditorium. Student dress code will be "Sunday Best".  No Jeans or sneakers.  Wear some color and celebrate the season! Admission is free.  Please come and enjoy an evening of music, and congratulate the band and orchestra students for very successful year! -- Band and String Teacher Mr. Kyle Hernandez-Adams
Girls Basketball Banquet Honors County Winners
The 2014-2015 Blowing Rock School Girls Basketball Team and Watauga County Middle School County Champions were honored recently at a banquet at Cilantros in Boone
Talent Show to be held Wednesday, June 3rd
Update from Ms. Reis: Talent shows for school assembly will be Wednesday, June 3rd at 12:00 for K-4 to attend and 1:00 for 5-8 to attend. Acts in grades 1-5 will perform in the 12:00 show. Acts in grades 5-8 will perform in the 1:00 show. Parents are welcome to attend.
Detailed EOG Schedule; Proctors Needed
Mr. Sukow has shared the following EOG test information: Wednesday, May 27: Grade 3- Reading, Grade 5 Science; Thursday, May 28: Grades 3-8 Math; Friday, May 29: Grades 4-8 Reading; Monday, June 1: Grade 8 Science; Tuesday, June 2: Grade 8 Social Studies; Wednesday, June 3: Grade 3 Read to Achieve; Thursday, June 4: Grade 6 and 7 Social Studies; Friday, June 5: Grade 6 and 7 Science; Tuesday, June 9: Math I EOC- 8th Grade. Proctors are needed for every test but the days that we need a lot of proctors are Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29. These are the days that multiple grades are testing at the same time. Please call Ms. Jann or Ms. Wendy in the office at 828 295-3204 if you can proctor any of these days. We really need your help!
Spring Chorus Concert Tuesday, June 2nd
Ms. Reis has announced that the 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Chorus Concert will be Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
Pacer Tryout Information
Ms. Hodges Having a Swinging Time at Turtle Island
Mr. Herman captured Ms. Hodges enjoying an awesome swing at Turtle Island on Friday, April 24, 2015.
Blowing Rock Spring Fine Arts Night June 8th
Mark your calendars now!The Blowing Rock Spring Fine Arts Night has been scheduled for June 8th -- Music, Art, Local Artisans, Food and fun! Parent volunteers are needed and wanted. There will be an organizational meeting on Monday May 4th, if you are interested in helping, please contact Mrs. Huffman at huffmanj@watauga.k12.nc.us. Thanks! Update: the meeting will be at 2:45 pm in the art room on May 4th.
#GoSukow ... Staff Honors Principal Sukow
Blowing Rock School Staff honored Principal of the Year Patrick Sukow on Wednesday, April 8 with a surprise afterschool celebration. Organized by 4th Grade Teacher Martha Trimble, the event included special T Shirts worn by the staff with "Keep Calm and 'Rocket' On" on the front and "#GoSukow POY" on the back.
EOG Proctors Needed
Proctors will again be needed during EOG testing.  Testing will take place Monday, May 25th through Thursday, May 28th.  Please call the office if you would be willing to help out on any of these days.
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