November, 2017

Dear Broadwater Families,

Last week we all enjoyed songwriting with David Casey as our Artist in Residency. Please ask your child about it and look for the Broadwater Parent Council Facebook page! The songs that the students wrote are on the facebook page. The students had so much fun and they are really proud of their work! You can also listen to the songs at The Artist in Residency event is just one of many events that our Parent Council sponsors. Are you interested in learning more? PLEASE join us on Monday, November 13 at 6:30 PM. We try to keep our meetings to one hour and we also provide free childcare! Come and join us and learn what other great ideas we have in store for our kids!

One of the ways that the Parent Council is raising money for this event and many more is the raffle ticket sales! Have you sold your book of tickets? If you haven’t and will not be able to sell, please return the book of tickets to the office as soon as possible. We want to try to sell all of the books that we printed. Thanks for helping! Would you like to sell more? We have a few books left in the office. What a fantastic grand prize! I can’t wait to see who the lucky winner is going to be!

Mrs. Jodi Delaney, Upper Montessori Teacher, has been named the Montana Centennial Bell History Teacher of the year! We are so proud of Mrs. Delaney and we can’t wait to join her on Wednesday, November 8 at the Capitol. The award ceremony starts at 10:00 AM. I hope you can make it!

Some of our classrooms will be attending the Carroll College Women’s Basketball game on Wednesday, November 8 at 12:00. If you are able to join us, we would love the help! Just like last year, we will NOT be allowing our students to get concessions. We will eat lunch right before we go, and we really want to show the ladies that we are there to be great fans and cheer on the Lady Saints!

Jon Ring, Broadwater parent and owner of White Knight Games and Hobbies, has designated Saturday, November 11 as Broadwater Day! Jon is going to donate 20% of his proceeds on all sales that day to our Broadwater Parent Council! PLEASE consider getting some Christmas shopping done at White Knight on Saturday, November 11! Thanks Jon!

Our Montessori parent group, HPMP meets on Monday, November 6 at 5:30 at Central School. Please join us! Montessori is such a unique opportunity in Helena. Come and learn more!

On Thursday, November 16 it is Taco John’s night for Broadwater! You do need to bring the coupon that we will be sending home and 50% of proceeds from 5:00-7:00, including drive through, go to Broadwater Parent Council! So, take a break from cooking and join us at Taco Johns on Montana Avenue.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! We have Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, (Nov. 22-24) off that week. Enjoy your time with family and friends!

November 29 is the end of our first trimester. It is hard to believe that we will be done with 1/3 of the year at the end of the month! How does time fly by so quickly?

Please continue to review our universals with your kids. If we all vow to be respectful, responsible, safe and the best learners we can be, EVERYONE will benefit! Thanks for your support!

The Halloween parade is Tuesday, October 31! This is always such a treat and we certainly can’t thank our partners, Carroll College enough! Have a great week and get ready for November! It’s going to fly by!

Mrs. Sweeney

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.