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Will 9/7/2018

Addison 8/29/2018


Attendance is important!

March, 2019

I am just floored that it is March 1 today!  Well, it is certainly coming in like a lion!  This is ANOTHER reminder about wearing appropriate clothes to school.  PLEASE send your child with all of their winter gear!  We are now out of loaner gloves and mittens, and we are going outside if it’s above zero.  Little hands and fingers definitely get cold without gloves or mittens!  Our older students are just rebelling and not wearing gear and this is just not working.  They should be good examples to our younger students and believe it or not, 5th graders still love to play!  Being dressed certainly makes it more fun.  Thank you for your help with this!

All Kindergarten students were mailed Montessori applications today, March 1.  If you are interested in putting your student in the lottery please fill out the application and return to our office as soon as possible.  All applications are due on Friday, March 22.

It’s time for Snowshoe Day!  We are so lucky to have this much snow!  On March 6, 1C, 1S, MT-H, KL and KS will be snowshoeing!  It will be super important to dress for that activity!  Hopefully the temperature will be lovely and the kids will have lots of fun.  We do need parent helpers (getting 20 snowshoes on is quite a task) so please let your child’s teacher know if you can come and help!  Thank you!

Mrs. Hovley’s class will be at StarBASE the week of March 4 and Mrs. Kingston’s class will go to StarBASE the week of March 11.  This is such a fun experience for our students!  Please ask them about it!

Our 4th graders are certainly busy this month.  They will be taking the NAEP assessment on March 5 and starting CRT-Science tests also this month.  Mrs. Kingston’s class will be taking the CRT-Science March 6-8 and Mrs. Higgins’ and Mrs. Delaney’s classes will be taking the tests the week of March 11.

March 6 is the end of trimester 2.  It is hard to believe that we will be 2/3 done with this school year!  Conferences are coming up on Thursday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 19.  Conferences are from 3:30-6:30 and you have all been sent a conference time.  PLEASE make sure to check this and make sure you can attend.

MT-S and MT-H will be going to the Holter Museum on Thursday, March 7.  Ms. Smaka’s class will go in the morning and Mrs. Harris’ class will go in the afternoon.  On Friday, March 8, Mr. Feuerstein’s class will go to the Holter in the morning and Mrs. Barta’s class will go in the afternoon.  All students need to bring $3.00 to help with this field trip.  Please bring that in as soon as possible.

On Friday, March 8, it is again movie night at Broadwater!  This month, we will be showing Brave.  The movies start at 6:00 PM and end by 8:15.  Remember, all students must be accompanied by an adult.  Free popcorn is served.  I hope to see you there!

HPMP, our Montessori parent group will meet Monday, March 4 at 5:30 PM at Smith School.  Broadwater Parent Council will meet Monday, March 11 at 6:30 PM at Broadwater.  We always provide free childcare.  Please join us!

March is Music in Our Schools Month!  Please watch for information on our music informance which will take place on Friday, March 15.   We will also be entertained by the Helena Boys’ Choir at 10:30 on that day.  Also on Friday, March 15, our 4th and 5th graders will be folk dancing at the Governor’s House!  This is such a fun event!  Dancing will be from 6:00-7:30.  More information will follow.

On Tuesday, March 19, the Voices of Tomorrow singing group from CRA will be at Broadwater at 1:30 to perform for us.

On Thursday, March 21, it Broadwater Night at Taco John’s on Montana Avenue.  Please plan to eat at Taco Johns between 5:00-7:30 on that day.  This is a wonderful fundraiser for our Parent Council.  I will be emailing coupons to you all prior to the event.  You do need to give them your coupon so that the proceeds will go to our Parent Council.  Thank you!

On Friday, March 22 our 4th and 5th graders who earn BUG awards (Bringing Up Grades OR Being Unusually Good) will have cookies and ice cream.  Thank you so much to Kiwanis Club for bringing this program to our school each trimester!

March 23-31 is Spring Break!  After this crazy month, we are all going to appreciate a nice week off.  I hope you all have an amazing March, a restful break, and we will see you back at school on Monday, April 1.

Mrs. Sweeney

After School Language Club:

Let’s learn Spanish!

When? Tuesdays APRIL 9th – APRIL 30th 2019
Time: 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Cost: $20 for the four-week course!
*Snacks included! Pick-up between 4:45pm and 5:00pm
To enrol please go to:
Questions? Email:


The Child Development Classes at Capital High School are now accepting applications for their 43rd Annual Playschool to be held April 30, May 1, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and the 23rd.  Playschool will begin at 12:40 pm. and conclude at 2:15 p.m. on the listed dates in room 115.  Your child will have the best play experience if he/she is between the ages of 3 and 5 and can be left at playschool without experiencing separation anxiety.  Children must be able to take care of their bathroom needs without assistance and follow directions from the teachers.  Students must be immunized and provide verification.  Parents are welcome to stay with their child during playschool.  This can be helpful transition for a child who has never had a playschool experience.  Activity centers will include housekeeping, music, sand play, play dough, manipulative play, block building, books, bead work, art experiences and easel painting.  Children will participate in the play area of their choice during “free play” and then will work in small groups under the supervision of a “student child development teacher”.  The high school “teachers” have planned a variety of exciting activities for your child.  Snacks are provided and this is a free event.

To enroll call Sue Butler at 324-2531 for a registration sheet and return it to by April 10th to CHS, 100 Valley Drive.   Enrollment will be confirmed upon receipt of your registration form.  Enrollment is limited.  So hurry and sign up for playschool. You won’t want to miss out on this event.

Family Folk Dance Night:

Greetings from the Music Room,

I’d like to invite you to our fourth annual Family Folk Dance Night! This is a fun night of some traditional (and less traditional) American and European folk dances. We’ve learned several in music class already – the steps are simple and easy to learn.

Who:  Central and Broadwater 4th and 5th grade students and their families

What:  4th Annual Family Folk Dance Night

Where:  Governor’s Residence (2 Carson Street)

When:  Friday, March 15 from 6:00 to 7:30pm

Activities and supervision will be available for siblings who are too young for dancing. Watch for a note with more information in backpacks next week.

Hope to see you there!  –Ms. Skogley and Mrs. Nyhof


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Broadwater Elementary Handbook Revised

Class Supply List 2018-2019  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.  (We do not have an electronic version of the Kindergarten report card at this time.)

Report Card Grade 1 CCSS 2.0 18-19

Report Card Grade 2 CCSS 2.0 18-19

Report Card Grade 3 CCSS 2.0 18-19

Report Card Grade 4 CCSS 2.0 18-19

Report Card Grade 5 CCSS 2.0 18-19

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.