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Welcome to Blowing Rock School
4th Grade Parent Night Rescheduled
The 4th grade parent night will be Monday, August 24th from 6 to 7 pm.
2015 School Pictures
Blowing Rock Individual Student Picture Day is August 25 th, 2015! 
Lifetouch will be taking photos in the auditorium. The cost will be prepay. Checks can be made to “Lifetouch”. Order Forms will be sent home with students in the next 2 weeks. The code to use
for your Picture ID if you pay by credit card ahead of time is: RF215335Q0 and can be reached at 
                 mylifetouch.com. Brochures of picture options to choose from will be sent home with students.
ASU Mountaineer Summer Reading Program Forms due!
It is time to turn in your ASU Mountaineer Summer Reading Form.  All readers should bring their reading log and give to their teacher who will turn it in to the Media Specialist.  
If you read this summer, recorded the books that you read and turn in your reading log, you will have an opportunity to win great prizes!
 Do you love ASU Basketball?  All readers that completed a reading sheet will win a complimentary ticket to a designated 2015-2016 Appalachian State Basketball game (date TBA).  There is also a chance 
to win an exclusive tour of the locker room, to make a high-five tunnel for the team, and be recognized in-game at a designated Appalachian State Basketball game, date TBA.  
The top reader in each grade group (1st-2nd3rd-4th5th-6th7th-8th) from each county will be invited to participate in Education Day at Appalachian Football with a tour of the locker room, a tailgate presented by the Reich College of Education, and in-game recognition as App State host Troy on Saturday, October 31st, 2015. 
 
If you lost your information, below are links that will give you information and a form to record the books that you read this summer.

/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/909653/File/2015_summer_reading_R6%20(1).pdf
/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/909653/File/Reading%20log_2015_Word(1).docx
Yearbooks on sale!
Yearbooks are on sale now!  Pre-ordering is recommended as we only order a small number of extra yearbooks.  There are two options for purchasing the yearbook.  One option is to complete the order form that will come home with your child or can be found on the link in this announcement.  Or you may click on the Yearbook link on the left side of the Fusion page and order directly from Jostens. If you order online you do not need to submit this form.
The yearbook will cost $26.00 if you submit your order by Novermber 24th.  After that the cost will increase to $30.00

Yearbook Order Form

 
2015-2016 PTO Officers, Volunteers & Grade Parents
Update from PTO Parent Mike Jasper: The PTO is looking for new board members. The board has multiple openings, and I know you've got some great skills to share to make BR School even better! For more information, send an email to blowingrockpto@gmail.com or leave a comment on the matching post on the Blowing Rock PTO Facebook group. Thanks!​
1st Grade Parent Night Thursday, August 20th
1st grade will be having a mandatory Parent Night on Thursday, August 20th from 6-7pm in Mrs. Patterson's room.
Welcome to Megan Johnson, Our New 6-8 EC Staff Member!
Ms. Johnson has shared a bit about herself for the Blowing Rock School family: ​My name is Meagan Johnson and I'll be working at Blowing Rock School as the EC teacher for grades 6-8 as well as at Valle Crucis School for grades K-2. I recently graduated from ASU in May after traveling to Costa Rica to student teach abroad. I loved every minute of it (particularly the delicious food)! One of my greatest passions is watching students reach their full potential and watching them come to the realization that they are capable of learning much more than they ever imagined. In addition, I enjoy reading, hiking along the Parkway, road trips, a good cup of coffee and learning about various cultures! I have a post card collection that feeds my desire to travel and eventually "see the world". I'm eager and excited to begin the school year, learn along-side of you and join the Blowing Rock family. It's going to be a great year! Welcome Ms. Johnson!
Welcome to Lindsey Postlethwait, Our New Art Staff Member!
Lindsey Postlethwait comes to us from Ashe County, where she was the art teacher at Blue Ridge Elementary. She lives in Boone with her husband, Ryan, a Blowing Rock School Alumni.  They just recently welcomed their son, Will, to the world on March 31st.  She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, knitting, weaving, and embroidery. She loves teaching art and inspiring her students to think creatively and experiment in the art classroom. She is excited to be a part of the Blowing Rock School staff! Welcome Ms. Postlethwait!
Welcome to New 2015-2016 Staff Members
Welcome to new staff members Chelsie Eldreth CTE, Laurie Gill Reading, Meagan Johnson Reading, Lindsey Postlethwait Art, and Robert Smith ITF. As new staff members come on board, we hope to share more info on our new staff members.
Welcome Laurie Gill, Our new Intervention Specialist Staff Member!
Laurie Gill comes to us from Bethel Elementary where she was a K-8 Intervention Specialist. She taught 3rd grade in Watauga County before that and is very excited to join the Blowing Rock faculty and staff.  She's good friends with Mrs. O'Bryant and knows that Blowing Rock is a great school.  Mrs. Gill loves the "small town" feel of Watauga.  She loves country music about small towns, community service, gardening, photography, reading, hand-sewing, and TEACHING. She loves how technology and reading connect and can be helpful in learning to read, but she also believes in using real books and good ways to engage students. She used to teach teachers, but found that working alongside teachers with children is her true calling. Laurie lives in a salmon-pink cottage in Boone. Her husband, pictured with her on a New Orleans' swamp tour, teaches teachers at App State. Welcome Ms. Gill!​
Girls on the Run Fall Registration Opens August 10th!
Registration for the fall 2015 Girls on the Run session opens August 10th! All 3rd - 5th grade girls are eligible to register. Practice will run every Tuesday and Thursday beginning the week of Sept. 8th - Dec. 6th. from 2:30 - 4:00 pm after school in the old Pre-K room. Please visit http://gotr.appstate.edu/ or email Mrs. Patterson at pattersonk@watauga.k12.nc.us for more info. Update: meeting days changed to Tuesday and Thursday.
Cafeteria Meal Prices
WCS  Cafeteria meals will be as listed for 2015/16 school year are:
BREAKFAST Price
Grades PK-8 $1.50
Grades 9-12 $1.50
Adults a la carte prices
Reduced Breakfast – All Grades FREE
LUNCH Price
Grades PK-8 $2.40
Grades 9-12 $2.60
Adults $3.50
Reduced Lunch – All Grades $0.40
Volunteers still needed
If parents want to help with clearing gravel (especially around the basketball hoop area) and other chores, please contact the school to see how you can help! Thanks.
Reminder from Coach D.: Physicals Required for Team Tryouts
In order to try out for Fall Sports (Volleyball, Football, Basketball)...students must have a physical that has been completed within the last calendar year. Students who do not have an updated physical WILL NOT be allowed to try out. If you have any questions email Coach Dellinger at: dellingerl@watauga.k12.nc.us. Most doctors have the needed physical form. You may also click to download the NCHS Athletic Physical Form to use (even though it says "High School").
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