Spelling Bee
Bondurant will be holding a school-wide Spelling Bee on Wed. Jan. 14th at 5pm in the school theater. The Spelling Bee is open to any Bondurant student, and the school winner will compete against the school winners from all elementary and middle schools in the district for a chance to compete at the State Spelling Bee at the Kentucky Derby Festival in the spring.

The sign-up sheet and study list of words is available in the library.  More information, study list, and official rules can be found at: http://discover.kdf.org/spelling-bee/ .  The sposor for this event is Mr. Roberts robbie.roberts@frankin.kyschools.us .
 
PTO Kroger Fundraiser News!!!!
ONLY 42 households who shopped at Kroger between 09/01 and 11/30 have contributed to $384.78 total donation by registering their kroger card. BMS will be receiving a Kroger check in this amount for this easy way to help our school. To sign up and help go to kroger service desk or at http://www.krogercommunityrewards.com/ Signing up your card does NOT affect your points for gas discounts. 
Chorus Field Trip Cancelled
The chorus field trip this Friday to sing at nursing homes has been cancelled due to so much illness. 
AR Cutoff
The next AR cutoff date will be December 19th.  
STLP
Attention all STLP members - the deadline to have your winter project turned in to Mr. Gary is TOMORROW, Friday, December 19th. Your project needs to be submitted via email or brought in on a flash drive. All members that do not meet the 12/19 deadline will be considered "dropped out" of STLP, unless they attended Fall Showcase or have a large-scale project that Mr. Gary has already assigned them.

STLP Shirts should be picked up in Mr. Gary’s room.
 
"Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library" Book Club
Join us for the next book club when we read the fast-paced book "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" (reading level 4.5/points 7.0) This group will meet each day until 5:00 starting on Jan. 13th. There are a limited number of books, so email Ms. Kuhn to reserve a spot. Leigh.Kuhn@franklin.kyschools.us  
MAP Testing
MAP testing will be extended until Tuesday, Jan. 6th in order to test those who have been absent.  
Sumo Bots Competition
Congrats to 8 students that competed at a Sumo Bots competition Sat. and represented BMS very well showing off their engineering and programming skills. Every team won at least one round, and attended the competition to practice for the State Championship in March. 
Winter Break Dates
Holiday break is Dec. 22-Jan.2. 
Bondurant Selections by KY Middle School Football Association
Two BMS 8th graders, Wan'Dale Robinson and William Arflack, were selected by the Kentucky Middle School Football Association to be a part of the All-State football team, Team Kentucky. They are competing in the national championship tournament. This weekend, they played in Paducah for the first round of the national playoff and defeated Nashville, TN 42-6, on Saturday, and St. Louis, MO, 24-0, on Sunday. They move on to Atlanta, GA this coming weekend for the next round of the tournament and face GFL Georgia in the next round.  
Congratulations Bondurant Sixth Grade Showcase
Bondurant once again dominated 6th Grade Showcase (second year in a row), winning both the Quick Recall and Overall Championships. Besides winning Quick Recall, Bondurant students took home medals in the following categories:

Written Composition
1st place---Nikki Shouse

Math
1st place---Ahmad Ateyeh
2nd place---Kyle Reed
5th place---Kobe Staude

Social Studies
2nd place---Henry Hoffmann
3rd place (tie)---Tommy Quarles & Conner Hill

Language Arts
1st place---Elizabeth Gardenhire
4th place---Sarah Davidson

Arts & Humanities
2nd place---Sarah Davidson
3rd place---Matthew Meyer
6th place---Conner Hill
 
Washington DC Trip Registration
Feb. 6th is the deadline to register for the 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip without a penalty.  (http://www.efexploreamerica.com/ ) The company will establish payments with you upon enrollment. The sooner your enroll, the lower your monthly payments will be. All fundraising will not be deducted until January following our last fundraiser. Remember to consult your information packet received from the school and use the tour number provided. (1559522RH) Group Leader: Lee Gay Please email Lee.gay@franklin.kyschools.us with questions.  
Box Tops/Labels for Education
Box Tops now have expiration dates so please make sure to turn them in soon. Thank you to those of you who trim them before you turn them in.
Make sure to save your Labels for Education off your soup cans and Pepperidge Farms items. If you submit these labels, make sure to include the entire USP code and the point value (if included). Thank you for your support.
 
Baseball Clinic
WHHS is having a winter baseball clinic Dec. 22-23. Brochures are in the office for pick up. Contact info. can be found at whhsbaseballclinic.weebly.com or email whhsbaseball@yahoo.com  
PTO Fundraiser
The PTO has a new school wide fundraiser. It's easy and won't require much time from you. It is the Kroger Community Rewards program. Each time you, a friend or family member shops at Kroger and uses a Kroger Plus card that has been registered, the PTO will earn money. Follow the link below to register your Kroger Plus card. We are listed as Bondurant Middle School PTO. https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards  
Battle of the Books Round Robin Competition
Let your child’s voice be heard as to which Battle of the Book title is the best. All students in all grades can participate. Press "Read More" and click on the Round Robin Flyer for more information. 
Visual Interpretation Activity
Would you like your child to earn extra credit in your Language Arts and/or Visual Arts class? Your child can earn extra credit, be prompted to read, have fun, and/or show off his/her artistic abilities with the Visual Interpretation Activity.  Press "Read More" and then click on the Visual Interpretation Activity Flyer to find more information. 
Box Tops, Labels for Education, Tyson A+, Ink Cartridges and Old Cell Phone/Tablets Donations
The BMS PTO supports a homeroom competition each trimester. The homeroom with the most donations of Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education, Tyson A+, Coke Rewards, used ink cartridges and old cell phones/tablets wins a party. Box Tops now have expirations dates, so send in your donations soon!  
IC Campus Parent Portal
The Infinite Campus Parent Portal Program is the internet tool parents use to view assignments, grades and attendance for their children. You can also email teachers directly from the program.

Please fill out the Household Verification Form (attachment available for download - click on "Read More") if you have never created an account for parent portal in Infinite Campus. After you return the form to school, you will receive directions and your personal account number through email on how to set up your account. Due to the high amount of requests at the beginning of the year, it may take longer to receive your account information.

If you have already created an account in a previous year or with another child you will NOT need to fill out the Household verification form. You will simply use your username and password that you created. For privacy reasons, school personnel cannot see what password you created. Please be sure to keep record of this. If you have questions please email Rebecca Roberts at Rebecca.Roberts@franklin.kyschools.us
 
ADHD and Autism Support Groups
The FCPS Parent Resource Center will offer support groups for parents of children with ADHD and a separate support group for parents of children with Autism.  Meeting will be at the Early Learning Village every other month.ADHD support group will meet on Monday September 8th at 6 PM, Autism support group meetings will begin on Monday September 15th at 6PM. 
Kroger Cards and Labels for Education
Labels for Education bonus points can be awarded to Bondurant by anyone who uses a registered Kroger Plus card. To register your Kroger card, go to http://www.elabelsforeducation.com/Sites/Campbells_eLabels/Page/HomePage\ . You can also clip and redeem the UPCs to earn more Labels for Education points for Bondurant. This way the points can really rack up! 
Current Events
Holiday and Winter Break
Mon Dec 22 2014
to Fri Jan 2 2015
CLE SBDM Meeting
Mon Jan 26 2015
CLE SBDM Meeting
Mon Feb 23 2015
CLE SBDM Meeting
Mon Mar 16 2015
CKEA (No School)
Fri Mar 20 2015
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