It's here! The end of the year and our final weekly update. Thank you for all you do #bobcatnation and for stepping up to help work together to better the education of your child. Have a great summer!
All good things must come to an end. After 48 years at Bangor West, our fish/tank will have a new home. A huge thanks to Mr. Tom Walsh who has taken tremendous care of our fish and has voluntarily given up his time and money for all 48 years the fish have been at West. Mr. Walsh has done a great job working behind the scenes to provide opportunities and smiles to so many at Bangor West.
Happy Memorial Day! Hopefully you are enjoying the heat and holiday weekend. Check out our weekly video update below.
If you want to relax to a good book, Ms. Kochom has you covered. Check out the book she is reading to you this week. https://youtu.be/DkrxU_umY6g
Bangor Township Schools will have 1:1 technology meaning there will be a Chromebook available for each student in the fall! More updates on the video below:
Check out the story "The End" read by our very own Ms. Kochom! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaMkZJzzd84&feature=youtu.be
Locker clean out details and six free books delivered to your home! Want to learn more, please watch our weekly video to find out more details.
Love to sing? Want to meet new friends? The Bangor Prelude Youth Choir is looking for new singers to join our program! We had an amazing inaugural year and are looking forward to our 2nd year. The Bangor Prelude Youth Choir is an outreach arm of the Midland Center for the Arts' (MCFTA) Youth Choir Program. Bangor Prelude rehearses on Tuesdays during the school year from 3:30-4:30 pm at Bangor Central Elementary school. Once a month, we combine with the other choirs for rehearsal at MCFTA. There are two concerts per year held in the MCFTA big auditorium. Students entering 3rd-5th grade in the 2020-2021 school year are eligible to audition. Please fill out this application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWBeOM6lq2Zc_V8yseBqP-W__npAP5SPydtFAbIdfmepKNTQ/viewform Audition videos will be submitted via YouTube. Instructions for the audition video are listed in the application form. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the director, Anna Doering: firstname.lastname@example.org. Anna is also the 6th-12th grade Director of Choirs at Bangor Township Schools. Auditions will be accepted through Friday, May 22. You will hear back about placement no later than Friday, June 12. She looks forward to seeing your applications!
Check out our weekly video to learn more about where to find our digital and paper curriculum online, registration for kindergarten and school of choice, and more as we celebrate our teacher appreciation week this week. Also check out who our mystery teacher was from last week and try to guess our two staff members from this video!
A special thanks to all of our teachers and staff for everything they do to make your child's day. Please celebrate teacher/staff appreciation week with the daily activities we created. Anything you can do to help put a smile on their face during these days of distance learning would be great! We appreciate all of you! #bobcatnation
Parents, do you need help with google classroom? Below is a quick tutorial for parents and guardians to help you out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgS-hoSIjnw
Hello West families, just a reminder that today is the last day for packet pickup at JG from 10-12 near the gym in the turn around. If you can't make it today, you will have to pick up it up at Edison from 9-3 next week. Take care!
Hello! This is a reminder that our pick up for packets, for those who communicated the need to the teacher, is tomorrow at John Glenn from 10-12. Thanks!
Hello #bobcatnation, below is a link to updates from the district, our birthdays we have missed including this weeks, our positivity project, and our Guess Who game with a baby of one of our staff members. Check out the video and look for another video next week! https://youtu.be/cTFGFj6kh1Q
A message from our Healthy Body Healthy Minds team. Below is their newsletter with guidance on Food Assistance and more. https://www.smore.com/89vg2
Hello #bobcatnation! I hope all is well with everyone. We wanted to share some positive vibes during the shutdown. If you are missing our awesome team at Bangor West, this video will hopefully help put a smile on your face! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meMV2Rn4vdY&t=4s
West Families, as we continue moving forward with distant learning, we wanted to put a video together of events and memories from this year. Enjoy and take care! https://youtu.be/G2GWgli1fI8
Here is our Healthy Body/Healthy Minds newsletter for everyone. It has recipes and other healthy choices. Please check it out if interested. https://www.smore.com/gp97v
One of the easiest and possibly most important things to do, in my opinion, during this time is to read with your child daily (try for 20 minutes a day). Reading is a great way to bond and spend some downtime together. While reading you are working on language and literacy skills. If you do not have books at home there are some great books you can read online. Simply search in any web browser, "free online books for kids". Reading daily with your child may look different depending on the age of your child. For example, you might read to your child. You might echo read with your child (parent reads a page, child reads the same page after parent). Your child might read to you (parent assisting in good decoding strategies). You might read alongside your child with your own reading material. No matter the age of your child...don't forget to talk about the story after. Here is the rest of the daily reading calendar adapted from St. Claire Calendar: RESA. This can be partnered with your daily reading. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Gn5ZXxGciaq2DIEfSfVOiO4J7lw5I50v Decoding strategies: 1. Reread and think-what makes sense? Sound the 1st part of the word. 2. Check the picture 3. Cover the ending- and find a known part. 4. Chunk the word- example-pro/tec/tion. 5. Connect-does this word remind me of another word I know? example-cloud, proud. Thinking of you all, Ms. DeSanto
Hello West Families! Just a few ideas I wanted to share from Teachers out to everyone. There is cup stacking with videos to help students stack from home (YouTube.com/speedstacks) and a link for working on a time capsule while you are at home (file:///home/chronos/u-216d9ad0931dc573f4db18abbdc1c532a6d8b230/MyFiles/Downloads/Covid-19%20time%20capsule%20US%20version.pdf). As a district we will keep you up to date with our distance learning plan as we continue to work hard to meet your child's needs. Have a great day!
Just a reminder that food/meals distributed on Tuesdays and Fridays at JG from 10-12 is for ALL Bangor Township students and not just those that attend John Glenn. Have a great spring break!
Hello West families! If you are in need of routine or just a smile to make your day brighter, check out this link of a March Reading Month video I made for our morning wake up song and our tell a joke Tuesday. I hope you enjoy! Take care #bobcatnation. https://youtu.be/xcCEDdtcZ_A
Let’s try that again... https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h_ToPlvOYucbRur9LAKwNyYjG_ozzVZo/view?usp=drivesdk
Read with intent! Check this daily reading calendar out. It has been adapted from St. Claire RESA. Click on the pictures below or go to a PDF link by copying and pasting the following link in a web browser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h_ToPlvOYucbRur9LAKwNyYjG_ozzVZo/view?usp=drivesdk
Looking for a morning story? Check out Mr. Pfenninger reading one of his favorite books and hopefully it will spark your creativity! https://youtu.be/9HgUneVsQxA
Please don't forget to stop by at John Glenn's parking lot this Thursday from 9-12 for free food. You can register online. We are also giving away food next Tuesday and Friday from 9-12 at JG as well. Stay safe!
Free Meals for Families starting tomorrow! Check out some local places offering free meals while school is out. Bangor Township Schools- (Beginning Thursday - Meals for multiple days 9:00-12:00 @JG) Sign up online: https://www.bangorschools.org/article/209681?org=district Beson's Meat Market Check out their facebook page: Crockpot Monday Meal is free to any student of the area that needs lunch. Besons with the help of some Volunteers￼ will be supplying a meal Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please contact us or stop by stay in your car and we will run it out to you. Pizza crockpot Monday, Chicken noodles soup Tuesday and Cheesy scallops potatoes and ham Wednesday. 989 684-9561 call Monday with questions Great Lakes Dream Center- (Sack lunch - Wednesdays, Noon, 700 Lafayette, Bay City) https://www.facebook.com/GreatLakesDC/photos/a.1457645594459509/2573756252848432/?type=3 Brooklyn Boyz Pizza (894-5560) and Castaways (686-3558) also are willing to provide free meals for students. Call them for more information. Stay safe and reach out if you need anything while school is out. Thank you!
Greetings, Bangor West families! Don't forget to send those Valentine's Day candy grams and Sweetheart Dance reservations to school. Tomorrow is the deadline!
West Families, don't forget, tomorrow at 5:30 we will be meeting with our Parents in Action group in West's library to discuss upcoming events. Please join us and help support our students!
Just a reminder, next week is our last week for our candy bar sale fundraiser. If you sell two boxes you can earn a trip to McDonald's for a special lunch. Thanks for everyone's support!
Bangor Families, Bay City Northwest Little League registration is currently open online! Go to www.baycitynwll.org and register your son or daughter to play baseball for the 2020 season. Additional registration and tryout information is available online, direct any questions you have to: email@example.com
Mark your calendars! February 27th is our music concert night. It's a free event for everyone so bring your friends and family to enjoy a nice night of music! More details to come on the exact times for each grade level.
West Families, starting next Tuesday the 14th, we will be implementing a recess before lunch or "flipped lunch." There are many benefits to this format as you can read a few of the benefits in the parent letter link below. Thanks again for your support! https://5il.co/c52g
Hello #bobcatnation! Happy New Year! We are glad to have everyone back at school and ready to learn. If you are looking for some winter activities to keep warm and active, our boys Bangor Rec Basketball Program starts soon and you only have a few days left to sign up. The registration link is below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-bobcat-recreation-boys-basketball-registration-75226734187
#bobcatnation, don't forget tomorrow is our gingerbread house day! Also, we have a special spirit week next week for the holiday season. Merry Monday- Holiday headwear, Tinsel Tuesday- PJ's and tinsel Warm Wednesday- Favorite hat or scarf Thirsty Thursday- Wear read and green and your class may win a hot chocolate party Festive Friday- Ugly sweater contest Happy Holidays everyone!
If you didn't get a chance to take our parent survey yesterday at conferences, please take a couple of minutes to provide feedback through the survey link below. We will be reviewing the results and the surveying window will close after this weekend. Also, congratulations to our survey participant winners who each took home a $25 gift card and candy! Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1U3oMJeLXhJJHWMYo8pt70GAmSquwJ84J83ICjiWZnMk/
Veterans Day is a very important day that we would like to celebrate at Bangor West! Students will have a special program to honor the service of brave men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. If your child has an immediate family member who is a veteran or current service man or woman, they are invited to join us and be recognized during our Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 11th at 1:30 pm. Following the program, there will be a punch and cookie reception for the honored guest and their Bangor West student. Please call 684-3373 to RSVP for the veterans or service man or woman.
Don’t miss out on our STEM/Title I night this Tuesday from 5:30-7:00. Drones, iPad controlled robots, high school robotics team, and many other fun hands-on learning opportunities from SVSU. It’s free and fun and you won’t want to miss it! Also, don’t forget to turn in your Paws on the Path money this Monday as well. #bobcatnation
Hello #bobcatnation, just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow and we will see everyone for a full day of school on Thursday! Enjoy the nice day!
Spirit Week begins next week. Please join us in showing our school spirit during that week 9/30 Monday - Pajama Day 10/1 Tuesday - Mismatch Day 10/2 Wednesday - Crazy Hair/Hat Day 10/3 Thursday - Favorite Decade Day 10/4 Friday - Bangor West Pride Day - Blue and White
#bobcatnation, don't forget to purchase are awesome tee shirts and tumblers online before our Paws on the Path and Homecoming Events on October 4th! http://www.blocksbyheather.com/store/p36/T-Shirt_-_Bangor_West.html
Don't forget tomorrow is our picture day! Have your child wear their best smiles. We also have our first Parents in Action meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 in the Bangor West Library. We would love for anyone available to show up so we can plan out our fun events for the students that will be put on throughout the school year!
We look forward to meeting all of our grades 2-5 families tonight at our Meet and Greet/Curriculum Night at 5:00.
Happy Tuesday #bobcatnation! I hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful holiday weekend and we are glad to see all of the smiling faces today! If you are looking for something to do this Saturday, please join us for the Bridge the Gap Family Fun Festival at Saginaw Valley State University. There are is a bounce house, rock wall, face paint, food and also a basketball tournament with myself, police officers, and other local community members. It's only $5 so come join us for a good cause. See the attached newsletter for more details!
Thanks so much #bobcatnation for a wonderful first day of school! It was nice to see all of the smiles and joy of spending time with friends and building relationships!
Just a few reminders prior to the school year starting. Mrs. Arnold’s K class is now Mrs. McDonalds. Mrs. Lemuel’s 2nd grade class is Ms. Herr’s. Mrs. Schomaker’s 2nd grade class is now Mrs. Arnold’s. Mrs. McDonald’s 3rd grade class is now Mrs. Schomaker’s. Mrs. Kochany’s class is now Mrs. Labelle, and finally, Mrs. St. Charle’s class is Mrs. Lemuel. We are very excited to have Ms. Herr join us this year after student teaching with us last year! Due to our ongoing construction, our Meet & Greet/curriculum night will still be at our later date of September 5th @ 5 as previously scheduled. All school supplies can be brought to school this Tuesday and paperwork sent home on Tuesday can be returned prior to our Meet and Greet. Breakfast and lunch are still free for all students this year so no need to pack food or bring money unless you’d like to prepare your own lunch. Please fill out the paperwork coming home on the first day to help us continue this process. Popcorn will be 50 cents this year due to climbing costs and continuous repairs needed on the popcorn machine. We look forward to a great school year. If you have any questions or concerns please call or email us. We will hopefully be moving back into our office tomorrow. Have a great day!
Don't forget, our K-1 open house is coming up at 4:30 today. Unfortunately, our office is still under construction but we will work around it to show all of the great things Bangor West has to offer!
Happy summer! Tomorrow is Bangor Township Schools first Literacy Pop Up event! Please come join us anytime tomorrow from 9:30-11:30 at State Park Shelter 3 for a great opportunity to get involved in reading and even pick out a FREE book! Don't lose out to the "summer slide." Celebrate summer reading tomorrow with us and all summer long. Details are in the flyer attached.
Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Weekend #bobcatnation!
Next week is teacher appreciation week! Take a minute to show your child/ren's teacher how much you appreciate them by sending a friendly email or writing a supportive message to them. Thanks for all you do Bangor West Team!
Hello #bobcatnation, don't forget tomorrow night at 5:00 in our library is our Parents in Action meeting. We will be discussing Teacher Appreciation Week along with 5th grade graduation and other upcoming events.
I hope everyone is enjoying their first day of spring break. Don't forget that our Family Dance night is coming up on April 12th. Have a safe and relaxing break!
During the month of March, the boys and girls worked very hard to become better readers, and now we want to celebrate these efforts! On Thursday, March 28th, the Bangor West staff will be taking their students on a bowling adventure to Monitor Lanes. Kindergarten, second, and fourth grade will be bowling in the morning. First, third, and fifth grade will be bowling in the afternoon. Thanks to our past fundraising efforts, families do not need to provide any further monetary support. The boys and girls READ like all-stars! Now it’s time to have a little fun and BOWL like all-stars!
Do you know a girl who is curious about technology? Camp Infinity is a one-week summer technology camp for girls entering grades 5th-8th in Fall 2019. Camp Infinity introduces girls to computer and internet technologies through hands-on activities. Campers are split into two groups according to the Fall 2019 grade level: 5th-6th grade and 7th-8th grade. Campers in grades 5th-6th will create their own web page using HTML and program Dash robots. Campers in grades 7th-8th will create their own web page using HTML and program EV3 or Vex robots. In addition, students will participate in mini- sessions that highlight programming skills and real-world uses of technology. Campers will also get an opportunity to meet with women who work in technological fields and explore career options in technology. For more information, please visit the camp registration page. Come join us at SVSU June 17th - 21st!
Don't forget that another Fun-Raiser Friday is coming up tomorrow! For $1, students may wear pajamas and bring along some slippers and a blanket for an extra-special reading session. The money collected will help defray the cost of a field trip honoring all readers who work hard during reading month.
The CMMS Movie Night is back on! After postponing our original date, we are hosting a movie night THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 8th at 6 PM! The movie is "E.T. - the Extra-Terrestrial". The cost is $1 per person with a maximum of $5 per family. Bring your blanket, sleeping bag, bean bag chair, pillow, whatever makes you comfortable and enjoy a family movie night. Concessions like popcorn and Reese's Pieces will be available for purchase. The doors will open at 5:30 and movie time is 6:00. The movie last for two hours. Plan on bringing the whole family for a night of fun and relaxation!! Hope to see you at CMMS!!"
Hello Bangor West Families, this is a reminder that all of our candy bar sale money is due this Friday. If you are unable to return the money on time then, unfortunately, your child will not be eligible for any of the prize drawings. Also, don't forget to sign up for our Bangor West Has Talent Talent show. The performance will be Friday, March 15th at John Glenn but the sign up is due this Friday and we will have our tryouts/practice next Wednesday after school. Have a great day!
Greetings! Our school Family Dance is canceled today due to the weather. It will be rescheduled as a spring fling on Friday, April 12th and more details will follow as the events gets closer. All payments will be sent home next week. Stay safe and warm!
Welcome back everyone! Talent show tryouts are coming up at the end of the month and we also have our school Family Dance this Friday at 5:30. Please RSVP and pay in advance. We hope to see everyone there!
Bangor West's candy bar fundraiser will conclude on Thursday, February 14th. Please have all money and donations back to school on that day.
Our Parent Meeting for tomorrow has been canceled. Stay warm friends!
Happy 2019! Bangor West looks better and better each year. New LED lighting throughout the building was put in place over our holiday break and a new sign on the front of our building was also installed. Don't forget, we have our Candy Bar Kickoff today and if you are interested in selling candy bars, please contact the office. Thanks so much for your support!
Bangor West's Sweetheart Dance will take place on Friday, February 8th from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Admission for the event will be $5 per family, regardless of size. To help cover expenses, admission needs to be paid in advance. There will be a DJ, cookie decorating station, photo booth, and games. We hope to see you there for a great night of fun!
We need your help! Thank you so much for taking the time to come to your child's conference last week. If you were unable to take our parent survey, please take a few minutes to clink on the link below and help us out. Thanks again for all you do! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8LG6J8R
Today was Avigale's lucky day! She was the winner of her very own set of stacking cups. If your child would like to purchase a set, Mr. Darbee continues to sell them on a first come, first serve basis. Standard sets sell for $20, while the pro series sells for $25. StackMats can also be purchased for $25. Cash or checks can be made out to Bangor West Elementary. Don't miss out on the cup-stacking fun!
Thank you everyone for coming out to enjoy our STEM and Title I night last night. We hope you enjoyed the events and learned a lot. I loved seeing everyone wear all of the John Glenn Robotics Team shirts today that were so graciously donated. The 3D printer items that were donated were awesome as well. Thank you John Glenn Robotics Team and SVSU for making our night a success!
Don't forget: Next Tuesday, October 23rd, is our STEM/Title I night from 5:30-7:00 at Bangor West. We will have STEM activities presented by SVSU that students can enjoy along with our awesome John Glenn Robotics team showing off their work. Come join us for our free event and have some fun!
Cosen's MMA after school Karate and Character Building program starts on October 25th from 3:25-3:55. Parents will need to pick their child up from West's gym at 3:55. The program cost $39 and is a 4 week program. The money is then donated by Cosen's back to our school to help our building. Thank you Cosen's and please call the office if interested. Limited spaces are available. Flyers are attached!
Check out our Paws on the Path pictures! Great day with our local community members. Thanks so much for everyone helping us out! If you didn't turn in your pledge money, we will still accept it next week. Also, don't forget about spirit week next week as well. Information about spirit week came home in our recent newsletter and is also posted on our facebook page!
Have you placed your Bangor West Spirit Wear order yet? Visit the online store at https://bangorwest2018.itemorder.com. Deadline is Sunday, October 7th.
Just a few reminders, if you have signed up for Watch Dogs, the meeting is tomorrow at 6. We also will have our annual Paws on the Path activities/fundraiser this Friday afternoon for our students, and we have some families that will participate with myself, Police Officers, and other community members in the Bridge the Gap basketball event this Saturday at SVSU. It's only $5 for food, prizes, and entertainment. Please contact us if you have any questions!
Our first Parents in Action meeting is this Tuesday from 5:00-6:00. We hope everyone can make it. Without you, we wouldn't be able to support our students by putting on all of the fun activities each year! Our fundraiser money this year will be used to replace the old wooden structure and hopefully much more. We will see you Tuesday at 5:00 in Bangor West's library.
Reminder: This Monday, the 10th, is our picture day. Bring your best smile! Also, our first Parents in Action meeting is this Tuesday, the 12th, from 5:00-6:00 in our library. Everyone is welcome!
Looking for something to do today? Come join some of our Bangor West families and get a free meal outside of G's Pizzaria in Saginaw from 12-3. The event is put on by the Bridge the Gap foundation with police officers and community members coming together. https://www.kisswtlz.com/event/3rd-annual-bridge-the-gap-feed-the-city/
Kindergarten packets are in the mail! I will see everyone in 2 weeks for open house! Also, we'd like to welcome Melissa Srebinski as our new RTC coordinator at Bangor West!
Congrats to Mrs. Garcia on her new position as a librarian at Bangor Central. She will be greatly missed. We currently have a position posted for our RTC coordinator at Bangor West. If you are interested, please apply through our website at BangorSchools.org to be a Bobcat today!
It's August already! We are looking forward to working with our wonderful new team including two new teachers in our building. Welcome Mrs. Arnold and Ms. McDonald!
Hello Bangor West families! Unfortunately, due to construction occurring in our building and the safety of everyone, we will have to cancel our summer library program at West. Students may still attend at Bangor Lincoln or Central every Tuesday (July 10-Aug 21 from 5-7pm) and every Thursday (July 17-Aug 16 from 9-11am). Students are welcome to join and read but will be unable to check out books through their system. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Congratulations!!! Quite a few of our Bangor West students were recognized today during our morning assembly. Boys and girls earned awards from their teacher, while participants in the LINKS program were acknowledged for helping their peers to be successful throughout the school day by being a friend or assisting with everyday tasks. Congratulations to all!
5th grade parents! 2 tickets will be sent home with your child next Wednesday for our 5th grade graduation on June 6th. If you do not receive the tickets on that day, please notify the office immediately.
CAMERA! LIGHTS! ACTION! Tonight is the night--Bangor West's Music Concert at JGHS! Kindergarten, second, and fourth grade will perform at 6:00pm, while first, third, and fifth grade will take the stage at 7:15pm. Students and their families are being asked to arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to their starting time. We hope to see you there!
As we get closer to the end of the year, many events will be taking place. If you have any questions about times/days of events, please check the "EVENTS" section of the website or call if needed!
Bangor West is in need of volunteers for field day! Adults must have a current volunteer form on file. As we follow district safety policies, only those adults who have signed up to volunteer will be allowed on school grounds during field day. Please contact Mrs. Minnis in the office if you have questions or would like to join in on the fun. Field Day is Thursday, June 7th.
"Thank you to everyone who attended the Daddy/Daughter Dance at John Glenn. The pictures are being printed and processed and will be ready for distribution to elementary schools in early May. Pictures will be sent to your child's classroom teacher. Thank you for your patience and understanding."
Bobcat Recreational Summer Camp - Find more information at the following website https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bobcat-recreation-summer-camp-2018-registration-44991604099
Interested in some fun? Join Bangor Township School's color run May 19th. Information is attached https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-bobcat-color-run-registration-43888126568
I hope everyone is enjoying our new Bangor Township Schools App and web page! Leave us some feedback on the Facebook link if you'd like!
Our new Bangor Township Schools Web page will be live on Monday, April 23rd! Make sure you check it out and download the mobile app!
Welcome Bangor West Families!