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Battle Ground Elementary

March. 21, 2019





A Message from the Principal


A note about teacher requests: If you would like to request a teacher for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year those forms are available in the BGE and BGI school offices. You must come to the office in person to fill out the request -- no emails or phone calls please. We also will require a first choice and second choice of teacher. The deadline for filling out the forms is April 5th.

Our third graders completed the IREAD assessment this week and so begins testing season! Spring Break is just around the corner and is just the pause our students need before finishing the last quarter with their personal best effort . Please watch your teacher's newsletters closely for testing schedules and make every attempt to schedule appointments outside the testing periods. It appears that our new ILEARN testing will take the better part of 3 weeks . Join us in encouraging your students to have the stamina and positive attitudes to do their best!

John Pearl


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Graphic showing Kindergarten Roundup April 10

Kindergarten Roundup  APRIL 10 from 1pm to 6pm at BGE 

The Tippecanoe School Corporation will host Kindergarten Roundup for the 2019-2020 school year on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at all 11 of its elementary schools. Children must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2019 to be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten.  If you have a child who will be entering kindergarten at Battle Ground Elementary next year, please call the BGE school office to begin the preregistration process.  765-567-2200 Opt 1.  We will need a copy of your child's hospital birth certificate, immunizations, and proof of residency on kindergarten roundup day or please feel free to bring in these documents to the BGE office prior to Kindergarten Roundup day. 

On Kindergarten Roundup day we will be administering the kindergarten assessment test for each new Kindergartner. 



School photo day w/ kids


 All students will have their Spring portrait taken by our LifeTouch photographers.  An order form was sent home in March for you to choose the look and background for the portrait.   A few weeks after picture day the portrait package  will be sent home for you to look at.  Choose the ones you want to purchase and send in the payment for them to school or send back the entire package if you don't want the pictures.  An order form was sent home in March for you to order a class group picture if you choose.  Please have those turned in by picture day.  

Nurse Notes with a bandaid picture





As required by law, the School Board establishes the following wellness policy for the Tippecanoe School Corporation as a part of a comprehensive wellness initiative.  

The Board recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of the Corporation's students. Furthermore, research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student's health and well-being and his/her ability to learn. Moreover, schools can play an important role in the developmental process by which students establish their health and nutrition habits by providing nutritious meals and snacks through the schools' meal programs, by supporting the development of good eating habits, and by promoting increased physical activity both in and out of school.

Schools alone, however, cannot develop in students' healthy behaviors and habits with regard to eating and exercise. It will be necessary for not only the staff but also parents and the public at large to be involved in a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such healthy behaviors and habits.

The Board sets the following goals in an effort to enable students to establish good health and nutrition habits:

The Board designates the Superintendent/designee as the individual charged with operational responsibility for measuring and evaluating the Corporation's implementation and progress under this policy.

The Superintendent shall appoint the Corporation wellness committee that includes parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, nutritionists or certified dieticians, educational staff (including health and physical education teachers), mental health and social service staff, school health professionals, the School Board, school administrators, and members of the public to oversee the development, implementation, evaluation, and periodic update, if necessary, of the wellness policy.

To see TSC's full Wellness Policy please click on the link below








Heart shape with counselor, academic, social, personal, advice, talk, planning all inside the heart shape


Read Ms. Jervis's message All About Loyalty by clicking the button below.  

Smiley face with GREAT JOB letters above


 Battle Ground Outstanding Student Signatures =B.O.S.S

See who got caught "Doing the Right Thing" 

BGI Students  Jadelyn, Alexa, Joslynn, Eli, Mason, Dylan, Samuel, Kyler, Kingston, Savannah, Malachi, Sadie, Marianna, Sophia, Lilly, Sophie, Julien, Liam, Maegan, Joshua, Noah, Brayden, Laila, Anna, Mickeline, Tramel, Brady,  Alejandro, Parker, Anthony, Meredith, JoAle, Taelor, Mike, Kiya, Porter, Campbell, Bailey, Tristyn, Devonte, Giovanny, Blake, Kadyn, Kaleb, Jynson, Paisley, Sabrina, Gaby Ashalynn, Draven, Cadence, Nadelie, Bailey, Journey, Joslyn, Izzie, Laila, Olivia, Ethan, Sebastian, Ashalyn, Damian, Hayden, Nadelie, Jaiden, Jansyn


BGE Students:  Justus, Jaxson, Ethan, Zac, Presley, Isabelle, Brilynn, Lola, Joshua, Peyton, Nico, Colton, Claire, Kylee, Max, Olivia, Allie, Cloe, Vireo, Sam, Kai, Drake, Cooper,Audrey






Sunshine Smiley face - Breakfast - Engergize your day


Mrs. Anderson wants you to know that breakfast is an available option for your children in the mornings at school.  Free and reduced lunch also qualifies for free and reduced breakfast as well.  Lunch and breakfast menus are available online at the TSC website or click on the menu link at the end of this newsletter. 


Mark Your calendar

Calendar of Events

April / May 2019 Calendar 


 April 5:  Second grade trip to Fair Oaks Farm

              Kindergarten First Friday 

 April 8:  STPS meeting in BGE library 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 April 9:  Spring portraits/class group pictures BGE/BGI 

 April 10: Kindergarten Round-Up BGE 1pm to 6pm 

 April 18: 5th grade STAR Day - Engineering 

 April 26:  Kindergarten to Children's Museum

 May 1:   Incoming Kindergarten parent meeting 5:30 -7pm BGE 

 May 2:   5th grade to tour BGM 

               4th grade to Indianapolis - Statehouse 

 May 3:  BGI 4th & 5th grade Art and Science Fair 6:00pm to 6:30pm

                     then everyone on to BGE

                    for the K-3 Art Fair, Ice Cream Social and the

             Spring Extravaganza -- (more details to come later) 

             Grade 3 to Stone Quarry 

             Kindergarten First Friday

 May 7: 5th grade to Camp Tecumseh 

 May 8:  1st grade to Indianapolis Zoo 

 May 13:  STPS meeting 6:30 to 7:30pm BGE library 

                A/R Convo / Reader's Luncheon 

 May 20:  A/R Celebration at Battle Field 

 May 22:  A/R Celebration rain date

 May 23:  Grandparents Day 2pm -3pm at BGE 

 May 24:  5th grade graduation and grades 3-5 Awards program

 May 27:  Memorial Day -- NO SCHOOL

 May 28:  Last day of school 





Hands in a square BGE STPS



STPS has an open position for a treasurer for the 2019-2020 school year.  If you are interested please contact Heather Roth at 


Our next STPS meeting is April 8th in the BGE library from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. 

Officer nominations will be held at this meeting.  


Have you ever wondered what STPS dollars are used for? 

Click the button below to find out. 




The 25th annual BG Lions Club consignment auction will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Click on the button below for more information 



box of toys clip art for A.R. store



             The A.R. store needs YOU!


The A.R. store continues to accept donations.  If you have any gently used toys, stuffed animals, books or games that your children no longer utilize, the A.R. store would gladly accept them.  Please be sure that the items sent are clean, in working order, and that all pieces and parts are included.  Donations of prepackaged goodies are also encouraged:  Rice Krispie Treats, single-serve packages of cookies, Goldfish, Cheez-its, for example.  The A.R store will also accept monetary donations so that new merchandise can be purchased.  Since Mrs. Cupp is the buyer, if you wish to donate by check, please make it payable to Tina Cupp.  Thank you for your continued support of the A.R. store.  The children love shopping and are always happy to see the variety of merchandise.  It is a motivating reward for all of the reading that they do... and boy do they read! 




Bus with TSC Alerts/ Notifications

TSC Alerts and Notifications

 Stay up to date on closing, cancellations, and other TSC events by signing up for TSC Alerts and Notifications.  Parents/guardians, staff, and students can sign in to the website and register to receive alerts, calendar reminders, athletic updates, and more.

TSC Flyers


TSC supports 'green' efforts and as such to help ensure students receive information about community services or events, flyers from non-profit outside organizations are posted online in a section called E-Flyers. All E-Flyers can be accessed from any TSC School Website: by clicking the 'students' or 'parents' link in the upper right hand corner of the webpage. E-Flyers will be posted on the 15th and 30th of the month so be sure to check regularly for newly posted information. If your qualifying organization is interested in posting an E-Flyer, go to E-Flyers section to submit the information.


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Volunteer Informaton


It is a priority of the Tippecanoe School Corporation to provide a safe learning environment for all of our students and employees. In an effort to continue our due diligence, we now require all volunteers having ongoing contact with children and/or supervising students (field trips, etc.) to have cleared an expanded criminal background check. These background checks are conducted through Background Investigation Bureau (BIB).  

The criminal background check will search national sex offender databases, court records,and other sources. The cost of the criminal history check is $17.95 (base cost) and is paid for by the volunteer through a link on our website.

Once approved, the volunteer will receive a TSC Volunteer identification card that will be valid for a period of three (3) years. If you volunteer in multiple buildings, you will only need to complete one background check.

Volunteer background checks may take several business days to process so it is important to plan ahead.  

We appreciate your understanding of this important safety guideline.  

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