"Welcome to Battleground Elementary School!"

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 25
Holiday
No School for Students or School Personnel

Battleground's Weather

Today, 5/25/2015
High: 82 Low: 58
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/26/2015
High: 82 Low: 64
Slight chance thunderstorms
20% chance of precipitation.

Welcome


 
Scott H. Carpenter
Principal
Principal's Corner

Melissa Nance
Assistant Prinicipal

Mission Statement
The staff at Battleground Elementary School will work cooperatively with students, families, and the community to provide a highly engaging learning environment where everyone works together to develop lifelong learners.

Motto
WE LOOK OUR BEST…..WE ACT OUR BEST
WE DO OUR BEST…..WE ARE THE BEST

 Vision Statement
Battleground Elementary School creates a nurturing environment through cooperation between students, staff, parents, and the community.  We support achievement through high expectations and continuous improvements while focusing on individual needs.  We strive to guide our children to become confident life-long learners and contributing members of a global society.


Pats On The Back

Pats on the Back
Each day Teachers and Staff at Battleground are watching for our students to show random acts of kindness, when we see this behavior displayed we reward these students with a "Pat on the Back". At the end of the week these students will be divided by grade level and one lucky individual from each grade level will have the opportunity to win a special prize from Mr. Carpenter!

Our winners for this week are:
From Kindergarten: Quinlan Bowden
From First Grade: Patrica Huntley
From Second Grade: Alexa High
From Third Grade: Jaden Leonard

Congratulations to all of our students who received a "Pat on the Back," we are so PROUD!
Keep up the good work!

Daily Announcements

Field Day will be this Friday, May 22nd

It's a day of celebrating the end of the year by having a day of fun outside. Students will be outside between 9am until approximately 2:00 pm with their lunch being somewhere between 11 and 12. Parents are invited to come out and enjoy the day with their child and his/her classmates. A few things to remember for field day:

~Sunscreen (sunscreen must be applied at home and not brought to school.)

~Towel (We will be getting into lots of water!)

~Tennis shoes must be worn

~Bathing suit may be worn underneath a T-shirt and shorts. T-shirts and shorts are highly recommended. Uniform dress code does not have to be followed for field day.

~Students will want to bring a change of clothes and a bag to put wet clothes in. Again, we will be in lots of water!

~Students may want to bring a bottle of water so that they can stay hydrated. We will not be allowing students to go in and out of the building to get water by themselves.

~ Make sure if you do attend field day that you come into the office and sign in before going out to watch your child participate.

We are going to have a BLAST!

Attention Parents and Guardians!!!

The 2014-2015 School Supply Lists are as follows! Please purchase items for the upcoming year and maybe even a few of the wish list items for your child's teacher in the coming year!
BGE Grade Level Supply List 2015-16.pub
Battleground's Spring Festival

When: Friday, May 15th
Time: 5-7 pm


You don't wanna miss out on all the FUN! Battleground will be selling hot dogs from City Lunch, Nachos, Snow Cones and Ice Cold Drinks. The fun will continue with two bouncy houses, and many more games. 

We will see you Friday!


Yearbooks are for sale NOW!
Get your yearbook today, because they will go fast!
$12.00
Turn in your order form and money to your teacher!



The Character Education word of the month of May and June is Citizenship. Our Guidance Counselor, Ms. Martha Goins, has shared this article: Citizenship  

Mark your Calendar's for these very important upcoming dates in June.
June 2015.docx
Please mark your Calendar's for these very important upcoming events in May.
May 2015.docx
ALL PRO DADS
Thanks to everyone who came to support Battleground students at our April All Pro Dads, we had approximately 151 individuals in attendance. Here at Battleground we strive to do and be our best in everything and we appreciate ALL parents for doing and being their VERY BEST! Thanks for making Battleground so wonderful!

Congratulations to Battleground's Robinson-Lineberger Literacy Competition Participants!
~Rose Grant, Madelyn Hovis, and Katie Carpenter~
Special Thanks to Mrs. Belk, our AIG teacher, for promoting the event.

WCCB's, Greg Armbrecht, visited Battleground's 2nd Grade students. The second graders are studying weather tools and weather patterns. Mr. Armbrecht assisted in our students learning and provided them with a wonderful experience. 

Our very own Hometown Hero, Ms. Nicole Walton.

Ms. Walton is in her second year of teaching 2nd grade, here, at Battleground. Ms. Walton's class was awarded with a pizza party and a generous donation for her classroom. We are so very proud of Ms. Walton and all that she does for Battleground and our community!


Congratulations to Mrs. Vicky Allen and Jenny Brogden!


Mrs. Allen is a first grade teacher here at Battleground. She has been teaching here for 8 years. 
Mrs. Brogden is our Data Manager for the school. Mrs. Brogden has been with us for 2 years.

Both Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Brogden are an asset to Batteground and we are so very proud to call them one of our own!
 

2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration

Registration for children entering kindergarten will begin Wednesday, February 18, 2015 and will continue through Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Children who will turn five years old on or before August 31, 2015 will need to be registered between those dates. Parents must register their child(ren) at the school they will attend. Registration for first graders new to Lincoln County Schools will also occur at that time.

To register your child, the following information must be presented:
  • A certified copy of the child's birth certificate
  • 2 proofs of residency-i.e., Active NC Driver's License, Photo ID issued by the state DMV, Utility Bill in person's name (No CELL PHONE BILLS), Lease Agreement, Real Property Tax Bill
  • Documented evidence of immunizations as per state law. Please see your health care provider or the Lincoln County Health Department with specific questions regarding this.
  • A health assessment-This should be completed by your health care provider prior to the start of school, but must be completed no later than 30 days after school begins. Failure to provide this information will result in the child being excluded from school. Assessment forms are available at each school. All selections of the assessment (including developmental, hearing, and vision) must be completed.
  • A picture ID will be required of the parent or guardian registering the student
Parents of children who need immunizations or a health assessment should take their child to their health care provider or to the Lincoln County Health Department immediately to complete these requirements prior to beginning of 2015-2016 school year.

Once registering their child for kindergarten, parents can schedule an appointment for DIAL Screening at each school site.

Battleground will hold their DIAL Screening on April 15th and 16th.



Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings to school the books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits.

Battleground will be hosting its Scholastic Book Fair in the Library Monday, March 9th through Thursday, March 12th. Our Book Fair hours will be 7:30 am - 5:00 pm.

We will also be hosting special activities:
Monday: bring your mom or grandmother to join you for breakfast or lunch and stop by the Book Fair in the Library.
Wednesday: Anyone can join us for All Pro Dads at 7:15 am and stick around to purchase books at the Book Fair.

We Look forward to seeing you and your family at the Book Fair! 


ALL PRO DADS
Thanks to everyone who came to support Battleground students at our February All Pro Dads, we had approximately 65 individuals in attendance. The Battleground community is a GREAT one to be a part of, Thanks for making it so wonderful!

February Relay for Life Valentines



Battleground will be selling Valentine cards from Monday February 2nd - February 13th for students to buy for one another. Each Valentine card will be 25 cents, students can buy them for friends and siblings in any grade level. The proceeds for this fundraiser will be donated to Relay for Life. We want to show how much we care for each other as well as this great cause! Your child will have a chance to decorate these and they will be displayed around the school for everyone to see. On Friday, February 13th your child will bring home any Valentines sent to them from friends and teachers!

Thanks for all you do!

Relay for Life Money War


This month we will be having a school wide Money War from January 12th-16th, each grade level will have a jar to collect money each day. Students can put money in the jars each morning as they arrive and exit the cafeteria. The money jars will be picked up to be counted each morning at 8:30. Each day will be designated for a specific coin:
 

Monday: Bring in Pennies
Our Daily Total: $33.47

Tuesday: Bring in Nickels
Our Daily Total $58.59

Wednesday: Bring in Dimes
Our Daily Total $205.00

Thursday: Bring in Quarters
Our Daily Total $92.95

Friday: Bring in Dollar bills
Our Daily Total $ 151.79

The grade level to raise the most money will be rewarded with extra recess!​
 2nd Grade WON! 

Please support this wonderful cause to help fight against cancer!



Battleground participated in Christian Ministries food drive along with the rest of Lincoln County Schools. Battleground raised approximately 1800 items to donate! WOW! What an accomplishment! We are so Proud of each student, parent and faculty member who contributed to the cause! This is a wonderful way for Battleground to contribute to the community! 

Mrs. Matthews' class brings canned food items to the office to be donated.

Parents,

Parent Live Binder  This website is a great resource for parents and guardians to find useful information! This resource, although it is primarily for third grade parents, it includes lots of valuable resources for all parents that can help them with strengthening their children's reading abilities. Check it out!


ALL PRO DADS

Our first ALL PRO DAD Breakfast was a HUGE success, we had over 140 in attendance! Thanks to all the wonderful dads, grandfathers, and uncles who came to support the students, here, at Battleground. We are looking forward to another wonderful program on November 19th, 2014!



Battleground would like to extend a warm welcome to Taisha Morrison!

My name is Taisha Morrison, a senior at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am currently completing my student teaching in Mrs. Allen’s first grade class. I will graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.


The passion I have for teaching has been revived through the Battleground community. The staff has been very enthusiastic and helpful. Though UNCC offers deep understanding in the university classroom, my first graders are providing me with a rewarding teaching experience!


Parent Portal Open's Sept. 9th

The Home Base PowerSchool Parent Portal will be available beginning on September 9, 2014.  

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New School Hours

Battleground will be operating on new school hours this upcoming school year. 
Students will arrive no earlier than 7:30.
Students will be marked Tardy at 7:55.
Students will dismiss starting at 2:35.

With every new year brings many new things! Click the link below to check out a few important announcements!

Open House Announcements


The Fruit And Veggie Program Is Keeping Our Students Healthy!

Battleground is proud to be a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program school again this year. This program provides students with fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks during the school day. The program has been successful in introducing students to a variety of produce they otherwise might not have the opportunity to sample.
Battleground is the few schools in the district to offer this program.