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The Sunday Kickoff Message for 11/08/20

Baucom Parents & Guardians,

It’s Principal Saunders with this week’s Sunday Kickoff Message. First, this Wednesday is Veteran’s Day. There is NO SCHOOL Wednesday as we take time to honor all of our servicemen and women in the US Armed Forces. While we can’t have our annual celebration here this year, classes have been and will be discussing the importance of our Veterans.

This week is Plan B Cohort 3’s big week in Kindergarten to 3rd grade! ONLY COHORT 3 in K-3 should show for school at Baucom tomorrow, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday this week.

Plan B car rider families, we have some important notes to review with you tonight regarding arrival and dismissal at Baucom. For am health screenings in the car rider loop, please pull up to a cone and roll down your rightside windows for us. Please ensure that everyone in the car has a face covering on for the safety of our teachers out there. There will be questions at the car window for the adult dropping off and a temperature check for our Aviators while they are in the car. All students passing their onsite health screening should exit their car on the righthand side only. Second tonight, each of you received an official carpool number to use.  Please display this number in your windshield when you come through the car rider loop each afternoon. Without the sign, please make sure you know the number for each of your Aviators as our notification to the classrooms works off of these numbers. Lastly, remember that we need all Aviators in class by 9:10am and off campus, preferably, by 4pm. Both am and pm car rider lines are moving exceptionally fast, given that we only have 1/6 of the school in at the moment.

Next, in the emailed version, I’ve included the link to our new, family-friendly presentation of what Plan B will look like. Please sit down with your cohort Aviators before they come back to be sure everyone’s on the same page with protocols and procedures.

This presentation contains important links to the different forms that need to be signed by Plan B families; such things as the accountability signature page, the Bring Your Own Device form, the bus attestation form, and the emergency/transportation form. We need each of these applicable forms completed before your Aviator returns to school.

Lastly tonight - parents of Plan B Cohort 3 kids in K-3 – please make sure that your child’s mask fits snugly over the bridge of their nose and underneath their chin. A “just right” fit will ensure less adjustment with hands that may carry germs. 

Please be sure to see the Previews & Reviews section of the email for information of importance from our PTA, like the November meeting on Tuesday, the Fall Book Fair, this week’s Spirit Night at Panera Bread, and next week’s Week of Gratitude.

Thank you all so much and let’s have another great week this week as we #riseabove at Baucom Elementary!


Previews and Reviews section (not read during spoken message)

-The PTA’s Virtual Book Fair opens Monday, November 2nd! Check out the flyer linked here for the details on how you can order books for your Aviator!


-We will be having a WEEK OF GRATITUDE November 16th - 20th to thank our amazing staff for all their hard work in the past few months!!  We encourage you to send in a note, gift, or gift card to your teacher and staff buddy sometime during that week!  If you are virtual, we encourage you to take a photo of a card your child has made or send them an email message or electronic gift card.  Each class has been assigned a "buddy" staff member for the year:  CLICK HERE for the staff buddy list - we'd love to thank EVERYONE, not just our classroom teachers.   HERE is a document with our teacher favorites!  PTA will sponsor a pie lunch and dessert for the staff as well.


-Our next Spirit Night will be at Panera Bread at Beaver Creek Thursday, November 12th from 4-8 pm.  Come get take out or dine in and support Baucom! 


Here is the link for the PTA meeting on Tuesday, November 10th.  All parents are welcome to join us!


-New VA and Plan B schedules that began on Monday, 10/26/20

Virtual Schedule

Plan B Schedule

Special Days during First Semester


-Elementary parents, your window to declare your intentions for your Aviator for 2nd semester opens December 2nd. Hang tight as we experience the next few weeks of Plan B in action!


-Did you know you can generate revenue for the Baucom PTA while shopping?  These businesses have a program where they give back a portion of what you spend in their store. Link your VIC Card at Harris Teeter at their service desk OR at  In Amazon Smile, search for Baucom PTA (note that our official name in Amazon is PTA North Carolina Congress Baucom Av Elem School PTA):