Update - the BCIU before and after care will now be offered to all elementary students district wide. Whether you are a student at BEC, MEC or AEC, you may attend the before and after school program which will be held at MEC. We are excited to begin this program at Daniel Boone!

Below you will find full information regarding the program.

We have an exciting update on the BCIU "KinderPlus" program and the before and afterschool care program we are starting this year at MEC.

The program's "tentative" start date will be Monday, October 3rd!

We are delighted to begin the "Kinderplus" program, which will allow interested parents to sign their children up for care for the other half of their kindergarten day, and will be held right at MEC! We are equally as excited to partner with the BCIU to provide a before and after care program, which will also be held here at MEC!

Registration for either program will take place on Thursday, September 29th. More details to follow.

Here are more details about the before and afterschool program-The BCIU will be offering before and afterschool care for interested families of any elementary school aged child (K-5) who attends MEC, BEC or AEC. This care is offered from 6am-6pm. Amity Elementary's first through fifth graders and Birdsboro Elementary’s fourth and fifth graders who are enrolled in this program would be bused from MEC to AEC or BEC in the morning and/or bused from AEC or BEC to MEC at dismissal, depending on the parent's needs.

The program will be open on days when school is closed, including DB Teacher inservice days, summer, and holiday weeks.

Please know that great care will be given to ensure the successful transition of the children starting on the first day of enrollment in the program.

Here are more details about the program:
The Daniel Boone Area School District is partnering with the BCIU (Berks County Intermediate Unit) to provide an extension to the kindergarten half day program, which will take place right at Monocacy Elementary Center. The program is called the “Kinder Plus” program and is offered to parents who are interested in child care for the other half of the kindergarten day (along with before school and/or after school care).

The benefits of this program are many but there are a few that we would like to share:

• The hours are flexible depending on parent need between 6:00am-6:00pm.

• Your child would not require mid-day kindergarten busing, because the “Kinder Plus” program is held at MEC for the other half of the day.

• Daniel Boone teachers will be collaborating with the BCIU “Kinder Plus” program teachers to provide a full day of enrichment activities that will strengthen your child’s kindergarten skills and give them a full day experience.

Here are some examples to show you how this program would work:

Option 1-You start work before the start time for the school day and need child care before school for your AM kindergarten child. You may also need care for the PM until you complete your day at work.

• You can drop your child off with the BCIU staff and your child will stay with them until the start of school, when the staff will transition your child to their AM kindergarten classroom. At mid-day, your child would have lunch here with the BCIU staff. Then, they would complete the PM session with the BCIU staff and can return home after their PM session with the BCIU or stay for afterschool care until you come to pick them up.

Option 2-You start work before the start of the school day and you need care for your PM kindergarten child. You may also need care for the PM until you complete your day at work.

• You can drop your child off with the BCIU staff and your child will stay with them until the start of their PM kindergarten session. He/she would eat lunch here with the BCIU staff. Following their PM kindergarten session, your child can return home or stay with the BCIU staff for afterschool care.

Please contact Michelle Hernandez, Enrollment Specialist at the BCIU at 610-987-8437 if you have any questions or if you are interested in enrolling in this program for the 2016-2017 school year.

Please note: We will also be offering before and after school care for children attending AEC, BEC or MEC in grades K-5, which will be held here at MEC. Any AEC or BEC children who enroll in this program will be bused to and from AEC or BEC each day. This program will be in session between the hours of 6am-6pm.

We look forward to working with you and believe this may be a convenient option for your family!
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Please join us in sending our best wishes to Daniel Boone’s representative for the Berks County Outstanding Young Woman competition, Mariah Elser. Mariah will be competing tonight against a representative from each school district in the county. The competition judges the contestants on a variety of events, including a talent and a question/answer session. The winner will go on to represent Berks County at the state competition in hopes of being named Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Young Woman.

Mariah is a very active member of both her school and community. She is a member of the high school Select Chorus and of various clubs, having served in a number of leadership position. We are extremely proud to have her represent DBASD.

Good luck, Mariah!
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Attention Juniors and Seniors: The following colleges are visiting this week!

Tuesday, September 27 – Indiana University of PA – period 2 – Room 121
Tuesday, September 27 – West Chester University – period 4 – Room 121
Friday, September 30 – Cabrini College – period 2 –Room 121

Sign up in Guidance to meet the reps and learn more about the colleges they represent!
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Congratulations to Emily Scheuring for recognition as a Commended student in the 2017 National Merit Program. Over 1.6 million students took the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT) and Emily scored in the top 2% of all students nationally. Congratulations to Emily, her family, and teachers who have worked so hard for this special achievement. The Daniel Boone community is very proud of you! ... See MoreSee Less

Attention Sophomores….. Do you want to utilize your leadership talents and apply them in becoming an effective ethical leader? Then apply to be the Daniel Boone representative that attends the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program? HOBY is a weekend long seminar (June 23rd- June 25th, 2017) that provides hands-on leadership activities, the ability to meet leaders in the state, and explore personal leadership skills while learning how to make a positive impact in the community. How do you apply? Interested sophomores should submit an essay to Guidance on “what being an effective leader means to you.” This essay is due by October 10th. ... See MoreSee Less

Our first dance is this Friday night from 7-9. It is in our cafeteria and costs $5. Tickets may be purchased during lunch or at the door. When dropping off, you would follow the driveway around the building to our cafeteria. Text your child or designate an area of the parking lot where you will be at the conclusion of the dance to make pick-up easier for you. There are snacks available in the snack bar during the dance. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is September 26 - day 3

All 8th grade spring track throwers who are available to throw are invited to Wednesday practices. We will start at 3:00 p.m. down in the throwing area.

September 28th is "See you at the pole". It's a nationally recognized event.

The Student Council rolling store opens this week. You can purchase a variety of school supplies.

TSA payments and paperwork are due to Mrs. Hallman by Tuesday, October 4th.
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The middle school is proud of Ms. Fink, Mrs. Hallman, and Mr. Hasson for earning the District's Shining Apple award for their excellence as part of our teaching staff. ... See MoreSee Less

FIRST GRADE SOCCER CLASH!
Mrs. Hillman's and Mrs. Brady's classes battled it out for 1st grade soccer supremacy on Friday. Mrs. Hillman reached the grade finals by taking out Mr. Adamski's class; Mrs. Brady got by Mrs. Overley's class in the other semifinal. We only received one picture at soccer headquarters; rumor is that Mrs. Hillman had the camera and her tears kept streaming across the lens as her class went down in defeat. Next up for Mrs. Brady's class...the 2nd grade champion!
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FIRST GRADE SOCCER CLASH!
Mrs. Hillmans and Mrs. Bradys classes battled it out for 1st grade soccer supremacy on Friday. Mrs. Hillman reached the grade finals by taking out Mr. Adamskis class; Mrs. Brady got by Mrs. Overleys class in the other semifinal. We only received one picture at soccer headquarters; rumor is that Mrs. Hillman had the camera and her tears kept streaming across the lens as her class went down in defeat. Next up for Mrs. Bradys class...the 2nd grade champion!

BOSCOV'S FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS
AEC will be participating in the Friends Helping Friends program sponsored by Boscov's East and Boscov's Coventry on October 18th. $5 coupons may be purchased in our office for use on the 18th at both Boscov's stores. Shoppers will get the full $5 value of the coupon PLUS an additional 25% purchasing power! AEC keeps all proceeds from the sale of the coupons. We will be using the funds to complete the pavilion/outdoor classroom in our Nature Center.
A Nature Center update: we have received our building permits from Amity Township and are under contract with Pioneer Pole Buildings to build the pavilion.
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BOSCOVS FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS
AEC will be participating in the Friends Helping Friends program sponsored by Boscovs East and Boscovs Coventry on October 18th. $5 coupons may be purchased in our office for use on the 18th at both Boscovs stores. Shoppers will get the full $5 value of the coupon PLUS an additional 25% purchasing power! AEC keeps all proceeds from the sale of the coupons. We will be using the funds to complete the pavilion/outdoor classroom in our Nature Center. 
A Nature Center update: we have received our building permits from Amity Township and are under contract with Pioneer Pole Buildings to build the pavilion.

Amity Elementary Center added 2 new photos.

The Fall Soccer Tournament is under way at AEC. Classes are playing each other in "intra-grade" play and representatives from each grade will square off in the school tournament. As reported by tournament director NATHAN KARDOS on WAEC, winners of each grade and the finalists for the school tournament will receive trophies to display in their rooms. Pictured last week are Mr. Key's class facing off against Mrs. Main's class in a heated 4th grade clash.
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The Fall Soccer Tournament is under way at AEC. Classes are playing each other in intra-grade play and representatives from each grade will square off in the school tournament. As reported by tournament director NATHAN KARDOS on WAEC, winners of each grade and the finalists for the school tournament will receive trophies to display in their rooms. Pictured last week are Mr. Keys class facing off against Mrs. Mains class in a heated 4th grade clash.

Birdsboro Elementary Center added 4 new photos.

BEC's fifth grade students are wishing Johnny Appleseed a Happy Birthday this week. To celebrate, the students read a story about apples, and completed descriptive writing pieces about what they learned from the story. The students also wrote Acrostic Poems about Johnny Appleseed, and painted a picture with real apples.

Our fifth grade is full of good apples :)
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BECs fifth grade students are wishing Johnny Appleseed a Happy Birthday this week.  To celebrate, the students read a story about apples, and completed descriptive writing pieces about what they learned from the story.  The students also wrote Acrostic Poems about Johnny Appleseed, and painted a picture with real apples.

Our fifth grade is full of good apples :)

BCIU CHILD CARE Option Update

We have an exciting update on the BCIU’s “Before and After school” child care program. This child care service will now be offered to all district elementary students (k-5). The program will be housed at MEC with a tentative start date of Monday, October 3rd.

Registration for the program will take place on Thursday, September 29th.

Hours of Operation: 6:00AM-6:00PM

Days in Operation: 12 months a year including DB Teacher In-service days, and days when Daniel Boone Schools are closed including holiday vacation weeks, and summer.

Families who have children attending Birdsboro Elementary Center:

Parents may drop off their child as early as 6:00 AM at MEC for before school child care and busing will be provided from MEC to BEC at the start of the school day.

At the end of the school day, students enrolled in child care will be bused from BEC to MEC. Parents may pick up students before 6:00PM at MEC.

Please contact Michelle Hernandez, Enrollment Specialist at the BCIU at 610-987-8437 if you have any questions or if you are interested in enrolling in the program.

We look forward to serving you and believe this may be a convenient option for your family!
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Birdsboro Elementary Center added 8 new photos to the album: Science Explorers Assembly!

Our students were treated to an awesome Science Explorers assembly! Science Explorers is an after school science club that we will be hosting again this year.

Science Explorers Club will be offered on Thursday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 at BEC.

Please look for additional information to come home with your child.
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Our students were treated to an awesome Science Explorers assembly!  Science Explorers is an after school science club that we will be hosting again this year.

Science Explorers Club will be offered on Thursday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 at BEC.

Please look for additional information to come home with your child.

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Odyssey of the Mind

Oct 3, 7:00pm

Monocacy Elementary Center

Flyers will be sent home on Tuesday, September 27th explaining this program.

Odyssey of the Mind

Monocacy Elementary Center added 2 new photos.

Here is a copy of our flyer for the Science Explorers program that will be offered to first and second graders at MEC, if parents are interested in signing up!
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Here is a copy of our flyer for the Science Explorers program that will be offered to first and second graders at MEC, if parents are interested in signing up!

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