May, 2018

Happy May Day Broadwater Families!

Thank you to our wonderful Parent Council and all our volunteers for the work they did to put on our Color Run.  As always, a wonderful time was had by all!  Thank you, everyone for braving the cold and the wind.

We are gearing up for a VERY BUSY month!  We are continuing statewide testing this month.  PLEASE make note of when your children are testing and we so appreciate no appointments or absences during this time.  During the week of April 30, Mrs. Delaney and Mrs. Hovley’s classes will be testing.  Ms. Smaka and Mrs. Tague’s classes will be testing the week of May 7 and Mr. Feuerstein and Mrs. Barta’s classes will be testing the week of May 14.  Remember, only grades 3-5 are taking this statewide test, called the SBAC.

The Governor’s Cup Running Club continues through the month of May.  We are running every Tuesday during afternoon recess.  We would appreciate anyone who could come and join us from 1:55-2:10!  Thanks!  Your child can still return his/her permission slip and run.  They are just no longer guaranteed a T-Shirt.

We have several field trips this month!  Please mark your calendars.  May 3-Ms. Smaka’s class to Exploration Works, May 10-Mrs. Delaney’s class to Water Watchers, May 15-Mrs. Higgins and Mrs. Bishop’s classes to Water Watchers, and on May 23-Mrs. Higgins and Mrs. Bishop’s classes to Mt. Helena for the Wildflower Hike. Please make sure your kids are dressed for all kinds of weather!  Water bottles and sunscreen are also important this time of year.

On Friday, May 4, we dismiss at 11:00 for Vigilante Day.  We will NOT be serving lunch.  Enjoy the parade!  That evening is also the 50’s Bash for our 5th Graders!  If you have not already gotten a ticket, they can still be purchased at the door.

For all 5th grade parents-the CRA Parent Night is Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 PM.  Please attend this informative meeting.

The Parent Council will be hosting a movie night on Friday, May 11.  They will be showing the movie, WONDER, in the gym!  This event is a FAMILY event.  Children cannot be dropped off.  This is a wonderful movie for families to attend together.  Please join us!

We are so proud of Mrs. Delaney, who was named as a Helena Distinguished Educator by her former student, Hannah Dreesbach.   Mrs. Delaney will be honored at the Evening of Excellence banquet on May 14.   Congratulations Mrs. D.!

We have two parent meetings that I hope you will consider attending.  On May 7 at 5:30 is our Montessori Parent group, HPMP, meeting.  This meeting is at Central School in Tony Napoletano’s classroom.  The following Monday, May 14, is our Parent Council meeting.  Please join us!  We meet at 6:30 and provide FREE babysitting!  The more the merrier at both of these meetings!

On May 22 our staff will be presenting at the Board Work Session at 4:00 in our gym.  You are all welcome!

Our Movin’ On Up Day and Family BBQ is a bit earlier this year!  PLEASE mark your calendars for Friday, May 25.  Our students are always excited to go to their next year’s classroom and spend some time with their new teacher.  Movin On Up Day is at 10:30 and the BBQ starts at 11:30. Please note that we start with the incoming Kindergarteners and stagger lunch.  The 4th and 5th graders go to lunch around 11:50.   All incoming Kindergarten parents and new Montessori parents are invited to attend an orientation meeting in the gym at 10:30 AM.  We can’t wait to see you all!

We do not have school on Monday, May 28.  Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

The 5th grade play will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 2:15.  Field Day will be Thursday, May 31.

This year has certainly flown by!  The June events are as follows:

June 1-1st grade to Barney Park, 4th grade play

June 4-3rd Trimester and END OF YEAR Awards Ceremony-8:40 AM

June 5-5th graders to Fairmont, Kindergarten Graduation

June 6-Broadwater Talent Show and Last Day of School (dismissal is at noon)

Thank you for your support.  It has truly been a memorable year!

Mrs. Sweeney


Past Video Weekly Updates:

May 21, 2018

May 14, 2018


May Parent Letter

April Parent Letter

March Parent Letter

February parent letter

January Parent Letter

December parent letter

November parent letter

October parent letter

September 2017 Newsletter

Welcome Back 2017

Class Supply List 2017-2018  Class supply lists are also available at most local businesses to help you find all the items you’ll need for a great year.  The ‘Stuff the Bus’ program is also up and running.  You can drop off supplies to donate at any of the local sites, and students will be able to get supplies through this program if purchasing them is a financial hardship.

Stuff the Bus Information




Report cards:  This is just one way we share information with families, so please feel free to ask a teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Report Card Grade 1 CCSS 2.0

Report Card Grade 2 CCSS 2.0

Report Card Grade 3 CCSS 2.0

Report Card Grade 4 CCSS 2.0

Report Card Grade 5 CCSS 2.0

Posted on January 6, 2015

Keeping Kids Healthy

There are a number of things families can do to help keep their children healthy and in school:

  • Remind your children to frequently wash their hands; before they eat, after they have recess and after they use the bathroom.  Proper hand washing is the single most important behavior in preventing the transmission of many infectious diseases
  • Avoid close contact  with children and adults who are showing signs of illness
  • Check with your health care practitioner about immunizations for those diseases that can be prevented with vaccination ie: Influenza, Chicken Pox, Pertussis, etc.
  • Remind your student to cough into his elbow or shoulder

In addition, to help keep our school community healthy please keep your student home if:

  • S/He has a fever of 100 degrees or over
  • S/He appears ill and you suspect it may interfere with his ability to be an active learner ie: s/he is coughing repeatedly
  • S/He has nausea and vomiting, cramping or diarrhea

If you have questions or concerns about school health, please feel free to contact our school nurse.

Posted on January 6, 2015

Broadwater Temperature Guidelines

Above 10 degrees–no restrictions

10 degrees to zero–duration of recess may be limited and announced

zero or below zero–indoor recess

Wind chill factor is considered in determining outdoor recess.

Broadwater uses a weather station located at the school as the source of information used to determine temperature decisions at Broadwater School.