What is the Parent Portal_.pdf



Go Math Parent Letter.docx


Elementary Handbook 16-17.pdf


2017-2018 Supply List


Student Accident Insurance Plan 2017-2018

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Please ask your child to check the Lost and Found Area located in our Cafeteria for missing coats and jackets.  Any coats or jackets that are not claimed will be given to a local charity at the end of the school year.


If your child has outstanding breakfast and/or lunch charges please pay them as soon as possible.   The amount may not seem like much, but with 330 students each charge can add up to a lot of money for our school.  

If you have any questions please feel free to contact
Mrs. Connie Austin in our cafeteria at 706-216-3300.


Dawson County Schools
Purpose, Direction & Commitments Statement

P_D_C_FINAL_2.22.15 BMES.doc


 GMAS EOG Study Guides


Classworks Parent Letter Spanish


Re: Birthday Celebrations

We are asking parents and guardians to refrain from bringing in items for your child's birthday to hand out to students in the cafeteria.  There are several students with allergies here at BMES and we want to make sure the children do not receive items they are not suppose to have. It is very hard for a child to turn down a cupcake, cookie, or other similar item.  The food item might look safe but may have been baked with an ingredient that the child cannot have.

Parents and guardians are welcome to bring in items for your child’s birthday in to the classroom with the approval of the teacher.  The teacher will need 2 weeks advance notice that items are being brought in.  The parent and guardian will need to check with the teacher to see if there are allergies in the classroom.  Specific student names will not be given out.  The parent and/or guardian will need to make certain that items are not baked a certain way or contain specific ingredients that could harm one of the students at BMES.

If you would like to bring in something other than food items, please consult with your child’s teacher (Ex:  party favors, happy birthday pencils, bubbles, etc.).

Thank you for your understanding concerning this matter.

Cindy Kinney

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Dear Black's Mill Family:

Please take a moment and link your Kroger Plus Card to our school. Go to, click on Sign In or Register (if you don't already have an online account). You will need your Kroger Plus Card number and our BMES number NPO # 29574. Thank you!

Please use this link if you would like coupons for items that you can cut off the box top to send in to the school.

Thanks for supporting our school! Together, we can made a big difference! Keep clipping Box Tops and send them to school so we can mail them in and get cash for our school.

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At Black’s Mill, we are always striving to strengthen the line of communication between home and school.  I have found a text reminder system that will allow me to periodically send out school reminders via text message.  To participate in receiving school text message reminders, simply text:

770-400-9067 with the message:  @blacksmi 

Rest assured that you will not receive advertisement texts and your phone number will remain private.  You may choose to opt out at anytime by replying “unsubscribe @blacksmi” to the above number.  No one will be able to see your information and you will not be able to reply back to the text. 

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Perfect Attendance Welcomes Success

Black’s Mill Elementary is dedicated to providing the best educational experience possible for your children.  To do this we need your children here at school as much as possible.  This takes support from everyone, from the students, to parents and the school.

Black’s Mill is doing its part by implementing the “PAWS” attendance program. At Black’s Mill we want to help students get excited about coming to school everyday!  Below is a list of the incentives we will be providing throughout the year.

*Every week the office will have a drawing of one student per homeroom who had perfect attendance for the previous week.  Each winner will have his/her name called out on the WBME Morning Show, and he/she will also get to come to the office for a surprise.

*In every classroom each teacher has cut out letters that spell “ATTENDANCE.”  Every day that the class has perfect attendance they will add a letter from attendance above the classroom door.  As soon as the class spells “ATTENDANCE” each child in the class will receive a Popsicle that afternoon for a reward.

*Every four weeks there will be a “Pass the Trophy” ceremony on WBME.  There will be a trophy put in front of the grade level’s pod that has the best attendance for the entire four weeks. 

*Each nine-week grading period, there will be a family prize awarded for perfect attendance. Each child who had perfect attendance for the entire nine week grading period will have his/her name placed in a drawing for the large 9-week family prize.

*At the end of the school year a drawing will be held with students names that have perfect attendance for the entire year.  There will be a prize for this drawing.

*If the entire school has a 96 % or higher Average Daily Attendance for the month the Principal and Instructional Lead Teacher will participate in an Attendance Challenge for the school.

So, parents as you can see there are many reasons for your child to be at school every day.  Our staff is excited about our attendance program and we are sure your students will be too!!!!


Cindy Kinney

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Title I Parent Involvement Policies


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Black's Mill Elementary is very interested in making sure that our children attend school each day. We need your help to accomplish this task. Please make sure to send your child to school each day. If your child is sick and needs to stay home, please send a note with your child to explain his or her absence when your child returns back to school.These notes will help us to better account for absences from school.  Thank you for helping us keep track of our attendance.

The school day ends at 2:45 pm. If there are any changes in your child's usual departure, arrangements must be made in writing to the teacher.  The note must be signed and dated.  If in an emergency you must change your child's departure arrangement, please call the school before 12:00 pm.  No student checkout is permitted from the front office between 2:30-3:00 pm for safety reasons due to bus loading and dismissal.

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Dawson County Board Policy on Bullying

Bullying is defined as follows: An act which occurs on school property, on school vehicles, at school bus stops, or at school related functions or activities, or by use of data or software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, computer network, or other electronic technology of a local school system that is:

1.  Any willful attempt or threat to inflict injury on another person, when accompanied by an apparent present ability to do so; 

2.  Any intentional display of force such as would give the victim reason to fear or expect immediate bodily harm; or

3.  Any intentional written, verbal, or physical act, which a reasonable person would perceive as being intended to threaten, harass, or intimidate, that:

A.  Causes another person substantial physical harm within the meaning of Code Section 16-5-23.1 or visible bodily harm as such term is defined in Code Section 16-5-23.1;
B.  Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education;
C. Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
D.  Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly
operation of the school.