Dear Bellevue Independent Families,
Dear Bellevue Families,
Happy March ~ a month where we officially welcome SPRING, enjoy March Madness, and begin our preparation for the next school year which signals we are closing in on the end of the '22-'23 school year.
Recently, Grandview Elementary held its annual Kindergarten Registration event. It was such a joy to see students and parents getting excited about a big step on a child’s educational journey. When I took my daughter to her registration event many years ago, I remember wondering if she was ready to begin. Currently, in Kentucky, a little over 50% of students begin kindergarten ready to learn. Parents and guardians are their child’s first, and best, teacher. Babies are born as eager learners. In fact, during the first three years of life, the brain grows at an amazing rate and forms connections. By the time a child reaches age 3, the brain has already grown 80% of its adult size and has formed about 100 trillion connections. These connections are critical to a child’s healthy growth and development.
Parents provide the building blocks children need to thrive, but they must be intentional. Activities such as talking, reading, and singing lead to positive brain building. Additionally, relationships that are nurturing help their brains grow best. Negative experiences, such as abuse and neglect, can actually lead to the chemistry of the brain changing which can have a lifelong impact on learning, behavior, and health. Please be sure you are taking advantage of our Tiger Cub book program and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program to strengthen your child's love of reading and learning. Information about this can be found on our website, or you can contact Ms. Tara Wittrock at 859-341-2473.
Additionally, we asked our current out-of-district families to complete the application for next school year and will be gearing up for in-district registration in the coming weeks. If there are any questions regarding school enrollment, please contact Ms. Katrina Rechtin at 859-341-2473.
Please be sure to mark your calendars for No School on March 10 and for another exciting Bellevue High School play production. Students from grades 5th-12th will be performing the musical Seussical, Jr. from March 31-April 2 in the high school cafeteria. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Our students have been practicing diligently to bring you another amazing performance. Also, Spring Break is right around the corner, taking place April 3-7.
There are so many exciting things yet to take place as we come down the home stretch of the 2022-2023 school year. Let’s continue to stay focused on learning and growing and finish the year strong.
Have a wonderful March!
With Tiger Pride,
Misty Middleton, Superintendent