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September 11, 2020 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Introducing Parent Academy: online training for parents! 

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Parent Academy, online classes specifically designed to help you navigate and understand the tools that your students will use during remote learning. The classes will be taught via Zoom by the district's own technology education trainers and coaches beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15. 

The classes will focus on helping parents and guardians understand the curricula, technologies and instructional practices that our teachers use for instruction so that parents can help at home. Parents, check your email for more information, or visit the district's Remote Learning page at www.battlegroundps.org/remote-learning/ and click on the drop-down labeled Parent Academy. 

Books and supplies distributed to students and families this week 

It's been a MASSIVE undertaking to get books ready and delivered to students for this year. The library staff at BGHS and PHS prepared the books for each and every student based on their schedule, and bundled them together for students and families to come and collect. Families have been visiting campuses and driving through this week during designated times based on their grade level to pick up their books. Unfortunately, the poor air quality from the nearby wildfires necessitated pausing book distribution on Thursday, so please check with your school before arriving on campus to collect your books.

Thank you to our amazing staff for all of their hard work and attention to detail in getting books ready! Check out this image gallery on the PHS blog to see more photos.

Support the Battle Ground Education Foundation at upcoming events


Give More 24!
The annual Give More 24! fundraiser is on Thursday, Sept. 24. It's easy to make a donation to the Battle Ground Education Foundation! Just visit Give More 24! BGEF and choose the amount of your donation. Additionally, iQ Credit Union has pledged $1,000 in matching funds! 

School Days Online Auction
BGeF's annual auction will be held virtually this year beginning Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. and ending Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. The theme of this year's auction is "Looking Back at the 1920s" and includes some great auction items, a 50/50 raffle, an online '20s-themed costume competition, online photo booth, and more! Funds raised through this event are paid forward in the form of support for the school district's Family and Community Resource Center, kids in need, backpack and school supplies program, Dr. Seuss' birthday/Read Across America reading events, school libraries, arts programs and more. Visit https://bgef.ejoinme.org/BGEF20RegisterHere for more details and to get registered. 

USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution

We have partnered with the Battle Ground Education Foundation to distribute 1,200 USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes at Battle Ground and Prairie high schools.

Distribution will start at 1:30 p.m. and will last until the boxes are gone. Each box contains (contents may vary) a gallon of 2% milk, 1 lb. of butter, 1 lb. of cheese, 1 lb. of salad mix, a large ham steak, 10 lbs. of potatoes and 3 lbs. of onions. One box per car.

For pick up at Battle Ground High School, please enter NW 5th Ave. (between the Post Office and Dick's Point S) off of West Main Street. Drivers will be directed onto stadium road for box distribution.

For pick up at Prairie High School, go to the main entrance on NE 119th St., and you will be directed to the pick up location.

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including 2 school nurses, a speech language pathologist, a Russian parent outreach liaison, a transportation router, a gym recreation facilitator, a community education Launch program facilitator, community education referee/support staff, head coaches for boys and girls soccer, and assistant coaches for girls basketball; cheer team; swimming; and boys and girls soccer; and various certificated and classified substitutes.

Visit the district's Jobs web page to see our openings and apply.
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