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The Sunday Kickoff Message for 09/26/21

Baucom Parents & Guardians,

This is Dr. Saunders with this week’s Sunday Kickoff Message and what a week this is going to be! This week is ENORMOUS because of two big-time events happening. Here we go …

First, BoosterThon makes its heralded return to 400 Hunter St with a kickoff here at school, during the school day, this Wednesday, the 29th! Our goal is to raise $25,000 for PTA programs for the year. Look for information about fundraising to come home with your Aviator. Teachers will be communicating early and often about BoosterThon as well, in hopes of being the winning classroom. There are also major prizes for the top fundraising students. If you haven’t yet, please register your family at tonight! PTA and I, together, chose to not fundraise last year, like most schools, due to a myriad of COVID-19 concerns, so let’s make this one this year a huge success, Aviator Nation!

The other big event this week is tomorrow night, with our Virtual Curriculum Night! There will be two available opportunities to connect with a grade-level or the Specials teachers – the first at 5:30pm and the second at 6:15pm. We know that some of you have more than two Aviators at Baucom so for any grade-level you can’t make it to tomorrow night, reach out to your Aviator’s teacher for their presentation slides. Here is the link to the Curriculum Night Google Meets. We hope you enjoy this opportunity to connect with our awesome Flight Crew. You’ll be learning more about upcoming curriculum, student data notebooks, and reading logs.

Lastly tonight, the first Spirit Night of the school year for PTA is this Wednesday evening, from 4 to 9pm at Bruster’s Ice Cream on Hwy. 64. “Float” in for a scoop or two this Wednesday night and help Baucom PTA in the process.

Thank you all. We’re #ClearedForTakeoff for another great week. Good night.


Previews & Reviews

Important Links

-There are still some families who’ve not completed their Aviator’s Emergency Contact Form online. This is the information we use, in the event of an emergency at school with your child. Please take a few minutes, at the conclusion of this call, to complete this very, very important information so that we’ll have it on file. It is linked HERE.


-Please monitor your Aviator for COVID-like symptoms in the evenings and mornings before school. This may seem obvious and most everyone is doing a great job with this, but please DO NOT send them to school if they’re displaying any of the COVID-like symptoms. Furthermore, if you’re unsure what you should do, email our COVID Coordinator, Valerie Headlee, the teacher, and me to ask your questions. Mrs. Headlee’s email is and mine is


Baucom’s Student Support Services Team is here to help any family in need. Here’s a LINK to let this team of professionals know how we can help.


-Check out this FLYER from the Town of Apex that provides information about the upcoming bond referendum on the November 2nd ballot. If approved, we believe we would see the installation of sidewalks near Baucom and within our walk zone, making for a safer trip to and from school. Nevertheless, these things are always for the general public to decide at the ballot box, so check it out, Apex residents.


-During the week of October 25th-October 29th, Baucom will hold an entire week of activities to promote, celebrate, and support both Red Ribbon Week and National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month.  This year we will hold a Poster Contest for all students.  Posters are due to the School Counselors (room 107) no later than Thursday, October 28th at 9:30am to be displayed outside the front office.  A committee will judge the posters for a winner to be announced Friday morning (one winner per grade level)!  Winners will receive a Baucom T-Shirt!  Please see contest rules on the reverse side of the flyer linked HERE.



Important Dates

Monday, September 27, Session opportunity #1 starts at 5:30pm virtually, Google Meet links: Grade-level Curriculum Night

Wednesday, September 29, during the school day: PTA’s large fundraiser of the school year, BoosterThon 2021, kicks off!

Wednesday, September 29, 4-9pm floating: PTA Spirit Night at Bruster’s on Hwy. 64

Monday, October 11: No School, Teacher Workday

October 18-22, during the school day: PTA’s Fall Book Fair

Thursday, October 21, 5-7pm: Fall Book Fair Family Night!

Monday, October 25, during the school day: SCHOOL PICTURE DAY

October 25-29: Red Ribbon & Anti-Bullying Week

Wednesday, October 27: No School, Teacher Workday

Tuesday, November 2: No School, Teacher Workday

Thursday, November 11: No School, Veteran’s Day Holiday