Bonner School District #14 
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Bonner School District #14

"Home of the Lumberjacks"

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A Note From The Superintendent...

It may be hard to believe, but this week marks the half-way point of our school year! That mid-winter milestone means several things: The busy holiday season is behind us, and we are beginning a long stretch of school weeks without a lot of interruptions and distractions. In some ways it’s truly prime-time for great learning to occur, and our teachers and students are making the most of it! It also means report cards will be coming your way soon. Be sure to celebrate with your child their accomplishments and successes. Take some time to look at the MAP test scores which will be included with the report card. That will help give you a visual sense of your child’s growth this year so far in reading and math. Be sure to feel free to visit with your child’s teacher if you have any questions about what those scores mean. We have been impressed and pleased with how seriously Bonner students take those assessments, striving each time to improve over their previous results.

And of course, as we have seen already (perhaps a bit more than we wanted!) this time of year also means the potential for winter weather. This year we seem to have had more than our share of below zero temperatures and inside recesses! While we will always use great care to ensure your child is not outside in extreme temperatures, please help make sure they come dressed prepared for the winter weather so they can enjoy being outside when it is warm enough.

We have not had to cancel school yet, but as you know, we did experience a two-hour delay on January 9th. Decisions to delay or cancel school will be made in consultation with our transportation director and will always keep student safety at the forefront of our considerations. We will communicate any school closure or delay through several venues. Our primary means of contacting parents is through an automated emergency call system, in which you will receive a recorded message from me announcing any delay or closure. This system has proven very effective, but it is important that you help us keep our database up-to-date by making sure our school secretary is aware of any recent changes to your phone number. We will also communicate our closures or delays to KECI TV and KPAX TV, as well as to 1290 KGVO, AM and 98.3 KGVO, FM, 94.9 KYSS, FM, Mountain 102.5, and the Missoulian.

It may be mid-winter, but there is just the hint of our days getting longer, the morning sun arriving just a bit earlier each day, with the promise of warmer days to come! Meanwhile, it’s warm and cozy here at Bonner School, and as always, our students are accomplishing great things! So stop by and visit, and we’ll put the coffee pot on; I welcome your questions and concerns.

Jim Howard
Superintendent, Bonner School