Sunday, June 10, 2012

WAG June 11-15, 2012

June 10, 2012
Dear BCS Families,
The last week of school? Really? Time flies when you are having fun. Enjoy this busy week, it will be the last of the 2011-12 school year.  Remember, the school bells may stop by the learning does not!
I had the privilege to spend the morning last week with a very intelligent, professional principal!  Ms. Stubbs served as your principal since she won the Blast principal for the day at the silent auction.  I asked her to write the W.A.G. this week...after spending the day with her, I believe my job is in jeopardy!
Finishing strong, 
My name is S. Stubbs, my parents won the half a day principal from the Blast! I have had so much fun! If you were wondering “If I sign my child up for this what would he or she do is it worth it?” Yes it is worth it because you get to meet a ton of teachers that you might have never met, like the computer people and more. You get to go around the school seeing if anybody is doing anything bad you can even do the announcements for choice hour or more, you get to deliver stuff to people, you can do pretty much whatever you want! I have a lot of fun being the half day principal. They also take you out for lunch! I recommend you buying the Half a Day Principal next year or you can even buy the full day principal from the Blast!!! :)
WEEK AT A GLANCE –   Week of June 11-15, 2012
? To submit an item for next week’s “WAG”, email  by  THURSDAY 11PM 
Monday, June 11
  • 8-8:20 AM - Yearbooks sold in front of the media center for $45.(delivered to homerooms today only)
  • AM –Pre-ordered Yearbooks delivered to homerooms
Tuesday, June 12
  • 8-8:20 AM - Yearbooks sold in front of the media center for $45.
  • 6 PM- Athletic Physicals offered-first come,first served in the Groves GYM.  Checks for $25.00.  should be made out to Groves HS.  
  • 6:30pm  8th Grade Celebration & Dance
Wednesday, June 13-
  • 8-8:20 AM - Yearbooks sold in front of the media center for $45.
  • WACKY RECESS Bring your sunscreen, a bathing suit and a change of clothes --- game on!
                                          3/4: 9:35-10:55 am
                                          7/8: 11:20 am -12:40 pm
                                          5/6: 12:55 - 2:15 pm
  • LOCKER CLEAN-OUT DAY – Please send in a sturdy garbage bag with your student to carry locker items home. All lockers must be empty by the end of the day. All items left in lockers after today will be disposed of
  • GYM LOCKERS – all gym lockers should be cleaned out today.  All remaining locks will be cut-off on Thursday and contents will be plsced in the lost and found on Thursday, June 14th.
  • NO popcorn sold today.  
Thursday, June 14
  • 7:00AM  SHARP – Busses leave for 7/8 end of the year trip to Cedar Point.  Please arrive at 8:30PM to pick up your child 
  • 3 /4 Year End Celebration at school
  • 5/6 Year End Celebration-OFF SITE-Permission slip and Payment needed to participate
  • 4:00pm  Deadline to Pick-up Lost & Found Items
Friday, June 15
  • 8th grade breakfast-hosted by the 7th grade class
  • HALF DAY OF SCHOOL – Dismissal at 11:20PM.   Busses are provided at the early dismissal time.
  • There is NO lunch service today.
Hot EntrĂ©e menu for the week:  (subject to change, if necessary)
-          Available everyday: Gourmet Salad Bar, Hamburgers, Chicken Patties, Pizza & Cheese Breadsticks
Monday – Meatball Sub Sandwich, Whole Wheat Pasta Marinara, Steamed Broccoli, Greek Salad w/ Grilled Chicken
Tuesday – Baked Chicken Tenders, Baked Potato Rounds, Steamed Green Beans,Chef’s Choice of Speialty Entree
Wednesday – Sweet and Sour Chicken, Steamed 
Thursday – Chef’s Choice, Steamed Corn, Baked Beans, Turkey Sub on Whole Wheat
Friday – no lunch service-
  • STUDENT MEDICATION – Medication can be picked up M-TH 8:30-4PM and FRIDAY 8:30-11:AM and 2-4PM.
  • ALL medication must be picked up by a parent no later than 4PM, JUNE 22. . Student medication or forms do NOT carry over into the next school year. ALL medications not picked up will be discarded on Monday, June 25.
  • BOOK FINES - Many students have been issued a FINE NOTICE for lost textbooks or classroom books. All outstanding fines MUST be cleared up before the end of the school year. Students may be asked to pay fines before departing on the end of the year field trip. Please check with your child to see if they have any outstanding fines. 
  • SAVE THE DATEs – Back-to-school registration is august 16 & 22, 2012, 9-12 am & 5-7 PM - Please mark your calendars with these dates and remember, every student should be registered before school starts next year! Registration instruction forms on how to fill in and download documents will be mailed from BCS on Aug 7 and available online Aug 8
  • SUMMER PACKETS – The summer homework packets will be posted before the end of the school year. We will send you an email when they are ready for you to download.
  • LOST AND FOUND – There is an incredible amount of lost and found items. Please look through the lost and found during this last week of school. You may find an item you didn’t even know was missing. All lost and found items left after the end of the day on June 15 will be donated. 
  • REPORT CARDS – End of the year report cards will be mailed home on June 22.
  • PLEASE UPDATE YOUR eNEWS SUBSCRIPTIONS on the BPS website. - Please log onto your eNews account to “graduate” your subscription to reflect the grade your child will be in next year. We will send email over the summer and we want you to receive the appropriate grade level communications. 
YEARBOOKS for sale- 8-8:20 in front of the Media Center Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from (However, students who buy them Monday will not receive them immediately, but will receive them in homeroom that day).
Please pick up your art work (or your students’ art work) from the Hallway Display or the Media Center anytime this week. We are not able to store any work in the Media Center as it is closing for renovations. Thank you!

Physicals will be offered on Tues, June 12th at 6 pm in the Groves GYM.  The cost of the physicals is $25.00.  Checks should be made out to Groves HS.  
Thank you to all BCS families who participated in Trash Free Fridays this year!  The 3/4 & 5/6 TFF prize drawings will be held during the last cafeteria lunch periods this Tuesday.  We will also give special recognition to our Green Team MVPs who brought in trash free lunches for most weeks throughout the year:   
3/4 MVPs
Leo A., Nikki B., Marc B., Joseph C., Owen D., Ella F., Thomas F., Nina H.,  Brody H., Genevieve H., Orion K., Angela R., Nyathi R., Storm S., Xavier V. 
5/6 MVPs
Trevor D., Landry G., Azaria J., Maggie L., Palladio L., Chloe' M., Max M., Jodi M., Roman R., Berto W. 
SAVE THE DATE-BCS REGISTRATION WILL BE  August 16 and August 22 - 10am to 12pm, 5pm to 7pm
Registration forms on how to fill in and download documents will be mailed from BCS on Aug 7 and available online Aug 8
The 2012-2013 Elective Packet for next year’s 7th and 8th grade students is available on the website now.  Please read the document carefully, print and fill out the last page and return to the office by 4:00pm on June 5, 2012. Please go to
The media center is packing up all books and supplies this week in preparation for our new carpet coming this summer. If you have any time available to help, contact Ann Truesdell at We will take any help that we can get over the course of the week, for as long as you are able!
GOING TO SEAHOLM- ORCHESTRA INFORMATION NIGHT-WEDNESDAY  June 13-7 PM Welcome to the Seaholm Orchestra program! I invite you to attend our upcoming information meeting for all incoming 2012-2013 Seaholm orchestra students and parents. We will be discussing fundraising, orchestra camp, orchestra trips, parent volunteer opportunities and a variety of other items.
Seaholm Orchestra Orientation
Wednesday, June 13th at 7pm,Seaholm HS, Orchestra Room (G005)
(Refreshments will be provided) I look forward to seeing you soon!
Ms. Erin Little,Director of Orchestras, BCS & Seaholm High School,
Hello 8th Grade Orchestra Families,
There will be an informational meeting on Monday, June 11th  at 7:00pm at Groves in the orchestra room (B10) for all incoming 2012-2013 Groves orchestra students and parents.  This meeting is designed to give you the information needed to help you and your son/daughter make a smooth transition into orchestra next year.  Some of the items that will be discussed include:  individual student orchestra accounts, fundraising, orchestra camp, orchestra trips, parent volunteers, etc.  
It is encouraged that both you and your son/daughter attend.  We plan on answering any and all questions that you and/or your child may have.  I anticipate that this meeting will be around an hour in length.
Thank you and I hope to see you there!
Paul L. Shawver-Director of Orchestras-Groves H.S. & Berkshire 203-4112
Hello, future Falcons!  This is for all 8th grade students interested in Theatre who are planning on attending Groves High School in the Fall 2012.
Auditions for this year’s musical, Barnum, will be held on JUNE 13, 2012.  Eight graders will all be auditioned during the 3 – 5 pm time slot.
If you plan on auditioning, please email Leisa Passarelli at so we can make our schedule.  You can also use this email if you have any questions.  The email address
Information regarding procedures and time lines for the audition process can be found on Mr. Rutherford’s web site at this link:
Break a leg!
GET READY…IT’S ALMOST HERE…SUMMER!Eleven weeks of summer fun begins June 25 and runs until August 30! Peruse the Birmingham Community Education’s 2012 Summer Camp Guide at to discover the perfect camp for your child. We offer over 85 camps --- drawing, crafts, drama, hip hop, computer engineering, multiple sports, and more! Summer boredom is a thing of the past.
BPS 2012 ACADEMIC SUMMER SCHOOLREGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!Register today at!!  Summer school is a great opportunity to replace undesirable grades, credit recovery, or to earn new credits!  Some classes fill quickly and there are discounts for registering early!  If you need assistance with the registration process, please call Birmingham Community Education at (248) 203-3800.
  • K2/Spice and other synthetic drugs in our community… BBCC and its Youth Action Board (YAB) have been working on a local, state and national front with a variety of community sectors to acquire the latest info on K2/bath salts to educate and mobilize the entire community and get this substance banned. 
    • For the latest info visit our new webpage on K2…
    • We urge parents to get involved in this important effort. A Parents for Prevention group will be started. Contact Carol at if you are interested in helping keep our children safe and substance free. 
  • Substance Free Events are back this Summer…
    • Summer Movie Nights are Back at Booth Park in B’ham… Mark your calendars for fun, substance free nights out featuring “Kung Fu Panda 2” on June22; “The Muppets” on July 20 and “Cars 2” on August 10. Sponsorship packages available
    • YAB Battle of the Bands, June 15 at Shain Park…
For more info on substance abuse prevention focused on our youth visit 
Carol Mastroianni
Executive Director
Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition (BBCC)
1525 Covington Road,Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
office) 248.203.4615, cell) 248.506.1594, fax) 248.203.4529
BBCC... Saving Kids Lives By Preventing Substance Use
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