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Bond Hill Academy News & Events
Today is the final day of school before Spring Break! Check out our Academic Links page for fun and educational activities for your child to do over the break. We will see everyone on Monday, April, 4th when the countdown to summer begins.
Did you know that CPS staff, students (grades 4-12) and employees have the opportunity utilize a premium online language learning program FOR FREE? Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software for learning languages and is an incredibly useful tool for anyone interested in learning another language. Click on the picture below to read more about how to get your own FREE Rosetta Stone account through CPS.
March Dates to Remember
March 2: National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)
March 8: PTSO Meeting 6PM
March 10: National Pack Your Lunch Day
March 13: Return of Daylight Savings Time, SPRING forward 1 hour!
March 14: National Pi Day
March 17: St. Patrick's Day
March 18: Report Cards Distributed
March 20: SPRING BEGINS!
March 27: Easter
March 28 - April 1 : SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL
High School Applications
ATTENTION 6TH GRADE PARENTS: The high school application period opened yesterday. In order to have a say in where your child attends high school you or your child must complete an online application. The deadline to complete this process is Friday, March 4th. Please click on the link below for more information and instructions on how to sign your child up!
Is your child interested in a specific career field or are you looking for a school that offers your child's favorite sport or activity? Make sure to review the CPS High School Guide to see what extracurricular activities, programs, languages, clubs, etc. each high school offers.
The Bond Hill Academy M.O.R.E. Club & the Boys and Girls Basketball Teams created a wonderful poster to express their love for Mr. Mack, Bond Hill Academy Security Guard who is recuperating from surgery.
PEACE & LOVE TO MR. MACK, THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!
Is your child a library lover? Tell us the title of your favorite book and enter for a chance to win a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card. Click the picture below to register now!
February Dates to Remember
African American History Month
February 2nd - Groundhog Day
February 5th - The American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day
February 8th - No School, Extra Day of Leap Year
February 12 - No School, Teacher Learning Teams
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 15th - No School, President's Day
Are you children ready for testing? Help your students do their best:
The night before:
- Help your child get to bed on time. Research shows that being well-rested helps students do better.
- Keep your routine as normal as possible. Upsetting natural routines may make children feel insecure.
- Mention the test to show that you are interested, but don't dwell on it.
- Plan ahead to avoid conflicts on the morning of the test.
The morning of the test:
- Get up early to avoid rushing. Be sure to have your child at school on time.
- Have your child eat a good breakfast, Bond Hill offers a free satisfying breakfast every morning! Research shows that students do better if they have breakfast before they take tests.
- Be positive about the test. Acknowledge that tests can be hard and that they're designed so that no one will know all of the answers. Explain that doing your best is what counts. The important thing is to make your child feel comfortable and confident about the test.
Tonight's PTSO meeting has been rescheduled until next week, Tuesday, January 19th. We look forward to seeing you then!
WINTER WEATHER PROCEDURE
It is finally starting to feel like winter in Cincinnati, along with the cold weather comes the chance of snow days, cold-weather days and delays.
When severe weather is predicted, parents should check the
CPS website, www.cps-k12.org, or local television
and radio stations, for announcements about school closings or delays. Alerts
also are available on the CPS mobile app. The most complete, detailed information
is available on the district website, including answers to Frequently Asked
Questions about the procedure.
Two-Hour Delay Procedure (applies to elementary schools only)
- Yellow buses (which transport elementary school students only) will pick up students at morning bus stops two hours later than normal.
- Students who are driven to school by parents should try to arrive at schools as near to normal times as possible. Walkers should arrive as near to normal times as possible, weather conditions permitting. School staff will be in the buildings at regularly scheduled start times to supervise students. No new material will be covered; teachers will use this opportunity for review and enrichment.
- No preschool bus service will be available.
- Afternoon dismissal will occur at each elementary school's normal time.
The students in the Bond Hill Academy M.O.R.E. program were a wonderful asset during our Winterfest program last month. The students participating in the event made the front page of the Cincinnati Public Schools M.O.R.E. newsletter! Please read more about the young men, their performance and the program belo.
If you are interested in having your child join M.O.R.E. please contact Mr. Black
Today is the last day of school before winter break, we will see everyone again on Monday, January 9, 2016. Visit our Academic Links page so that your children can study up over the break. Have a Happy New Year!
Please help us in congratulating our Plant Operator Mr.
Houser who has been selected as Plant Operator of the Month by CPS!
Please join us on Monday for:
Does your child eat breakfast with us?
Research shows that regularly eating breakfast can have significant positive implications for student behavior, academic achievement and school learning environments. At Bond Hill Academy we aim to provide our students with an outstanding learning environment, therefore, providing access to a free breakfast for every student is a crucial.
Children who eat school breakfast are more likely to:
- Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math
- Concentrate better
- Be more alert
- Retain more of what they learn
- Participate in class
- Less likely to be overweight
School breakfast is also associated with:
- Reduced absenteeism
- Reduced tardiness
- Reduced behavior problems
- Reduced nurse’s office visits
- Increased standardized test achievement scores
- Higher grades
- Positive learning environments
Bond Hill Academy's Food Drive was a huge success, we gathered enough food to feed two large families! The money raised by the PTSO from Movie Night was used to purchase two Thanksgiving turkeys to compliment all of the canned, boxed and bagged goods brought in by staff and students. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING BREAK, WE WILL SEE EVERYONE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH!
Bond Hill Academy has had great success raising funds for our student Viking Store. Our partnership with LaRosa’s has allowed us to stock the store with all kinds of great items that our students can purchase with Viking Bucks which are given to Vikings who display model behavior and practice the 4 B’s of Bond Hill. We will continue selling the remainder of the Buddy Cards in the front office for $10 each.
The sale has been such a success that Principal Tate was able to meet Buddy LaRosa himself. Thank you to all of our students and families who have been working hard to raise money for our school!
On Friday (10/30), all K-3 students were allowed to go out of uniform and visit other classrooms in the school as well as the front office. Pictured here is Summer the cheerleaderand Principal Tate. Students who paraded through the office were given a special treat by Principal Tate.
As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY, November 3rd. However, WEDNESDAY IS PICTURE DAY! Bracelets will go home with students on Monday that say "Picture Day is Tomorrow" but since there is no school on Tuesday the bracelets are referring to Wednesday!
Don't forget to bring in a new pair of socks to donate to the Freestore TOMORROW! Donations can be turned into Ms. Wheeler. Bring your crazy socks on Friday to wear for Bond Hill Academy's Socktoberfest!
Cincinnati Fire Department Instructor, Vickie Goodson visited Bond Hill Academy on Wednesday, October 21 to teach our preschool and kindergarten students about fire safety. After a fun, interactive presentation students were brought outside for a first-hand look at the fire truck. Every student was given an opportunity to climb into the truck and look around, it was a lot of fun. Thank you Ms. Goodson!
On Monday October 19, Bond Hill Academy will begin our annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit needy families in our community. We are asking our students and families to participate by bringing in a non-perishable food item to go into our baskets. These items will be distributed during the week of Thanksgiving. Let's help our community families have a great holiday season! Below is a list of recommended items for donation. Please contact Mr. Smith with any questions.
Canned Vegetables (Green Beans, Refried Beans, Black Beans, Corn, Sweet Potatoes, White Potatoes, Squash, Greens, etc.)
Boxed Potatoes and Rice (Mashed, Scalloped, White – Brown – Yellow Rice, Boxes or Bags)
Boxed Pasta Mixes (Macaroni, Mac-n-Cheese)
Boxed or Bagged Stuffing Mixes (Cornbread, Herb, Plain, Bags/Boxes)
Bags of Flour, Cornmeal, Biscuit mixes (Wheat, All-Purpose, White)
Boxes of Baking Goods (Cake Mixes, Brownies, Pie makings)
Cans of Gravy (Turkey, Chicken)Cans of Fruit (Apple, Cranberry, Cranberry Sauce, Pineapple, Applesauce, etc.
Bond Hill Academy’s first fundraiser of the year is now underway. Students will be selling Larosa’s Buddy Cards for $10 each, a great value! Order forms will be sent home today. Money should be collected when the order is placed. Order forms and payment should be returned to the school no later than Tuesday, October 22nd.
Call Mr. Lewis Smith with any questions about the Buddy Card Fundraiser.
Do you want to connect with your child(ren) and ensure they succeed in school, attend and graduate college?
Bond Hill Academy has partnered with Leadership Scholars to offer a state of the art, all inclusive, FREE series of workshops to help your child succeed in school and life. Learn about strategies to support student academics, social and emotional growth and how to earn money for college.
FREE DINNER, FREE TRANSPORTATION AND FREE CHILDCARE ARE INCLUDED!
Classes will be held every Thursday night for seven weeks beginning next week on Thursday, October 8th from 6:00-7:40 PM. Free meal with be served from 5:30-6:00 PM
COME TO THE OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP ASAP!
9/25/2015: Here is the event calendar for October. Please contact the office for any details or information about the events.
9/17/2015: Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place this coming Tuesday, September 22 from 4-7 PM. A conference request form was sent home with each student. Please have this form back to the school no later than Monday morning indicating the best time for your conference. We look forward to seeing all of you there!
REMINDER: There will be NO SCHOOL Wednesday, September 23
9/10/2015: School-Based Health Center (SBHC) applications are here! Visit the office for an application and more information. See the WinMed link at the top of the page for details and to meet our School-Based Health Center Coordinator, Yolanda Foy.
9/04/2015: Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to hear about events, school closings to get the latest information from Bond Hill Academy in real time!
9/1/2015: There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 7th because of Labor Day.
8/27/2015: Below is a listing of Bond Hill Academy's September events. Keep an eye out for any changes to the schedule!
8/26/2015: FamiliesFORWARD will be hosting a meeting for parents who have reserved a space for their child/ren in the after school program.
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Bond Hill Academy Cafeteria
Note: The program operates Monday through Thursday from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
This meeting is MANDATORY for your child to participate in the program!
Contact Leslie Henry (363-7928) or Lynn Nettles (363-7925) for more information