It seems that smoke-choked air is now the traditional sign of the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year in the Missoula valley! But while the air outside Bonner School may be a bit murky, inside our building everything is ship-shape and shiny as we kick off a great new year here. Our custodial crew works miracles each summer, scrubbing and painting and making our school so welcoming for students and teachers. Teachers have been busy creatively covering bulletin boards and wall spaces with the learning and fun that makes our hallways and classrooms so appealing to students. Our new kitchen team, led by Dorene Turk, has been polishing the stainless steel to a bright sparkle and planning delicious menus to serve in our cafeteria. And speaking of the cafeteria, I was looking across our spacious eating area as we begin its second year of use and thinking how grateful we are to the Bonner School Community for providing our students such a functional and appealing space for meal times and many other uses.
Most importantly, I want you to know how much time and care our great team of teachers invests as they plan the very best learning opportunities for Bonner students. Your child is truly in great hands as he or she enters Bonner School classrooms each day. And we want parents to feel connected to your child's learning and success. In the next week or so your child will be bringing home a paper explaining how you can access your child’s grades, attendance, lunch account and other information through our new Parent Portal. We hope that web-based access point provides parents a convenient means of keeping up with your child’s progress .Of course we always welcome you to call us, email your child’s teacher, or stop by and visit with any of us; we want to answer your questions and hear your concerns. And if you haven’t done so before, please stop by my office, introduce yourself if we’ve not met, and join me for a cup of coffee.
Have a great school year!