Principal's Page

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     January 2017

Happy New Year! 

The first half of our school year was a success and I am hoping that the remainder of our school year will continue much the same! There is so much to be proud of and celebrate here at Bakersville. Our students are learning and growing everyday with the continued hard work and collaboration between home and school.  We are very fortunate to have such wonderful hard working parents and families in our school community!  Our students are truly amazing, unique individuals and together we can help support them and succeed to their greatest potential! 

January is cruising right along and we are excited about the many upcoming events we have going on. Our basketball season is in full effect and our students and school community are coming together to show their pride and school spirit and embody the power of positive sportsmanship. Please see the schedule on our web calendar and come out and support our teams!

This month we will have our PTG meeting on 1/9/17  from 6-7pm in the library. City Year corps members will be present to assist with child care while we meet. Please come join us if you can or check back on our website for information about how you can help be a part of your child(ren)'s school day. 

We will have our school wide Open Mic Night on January 25th from 6-7:30pm. This will be a chance for your child(ren) to read a piece of writing they have created all in our cafe-like, casual environment here at the school. It should be a fun, low stress, free night of family and school celebrating. Come out and have some fun with us and celebrate our student successes!

Please be sure that you are encouraging your child(ren) to read for 20 minutes every night. This is a great way to help support literacy at home. In addition, students can practice their math facts, use flash cards or log on to their iReady accounts to do a lesson or play a game in reading or math. Your support and encouragement will surely help your child to succeed and thrive!

We are fortunate to have the 21st Century after school programming on site from 2:45pm to 5:45pm during the school year. This year we will also offer a before school opportunity from 7:45-8:15am with a focus on technology and use of iReady. Space is limited and is first come first serve. For more information, please go to

Additionally,  we are excited to once again host the AmeriCorps, City Year corps members here at our school. Students in grades three through five have the opportunity during the school year to participate in City Year's Starfish Corps, which promotes leadership skills in students. City Year corps members are a positive and helpful addition to our school. For more information about City Year in Manchester, go to

Please let us know if we can assist you in any way. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns or feedback you may have. We welcome family and community support!!

Ms. Josef