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PES | September Newsletter

Stay Informed | PES Newsletter By: Cyndi Cooper, PES Principal

August 15, 2019

Dear Popplewell Elementary Families and Buhl Community,

Welcome back to all of our returning families, and a very warm welcome to our new families entering Popplewell Elementary for the first time. This year in the Buhl School District we have adopted a new vision statement, a new mission statement, and a new motto. We are excited to take on new adventures centering on our Vision Statement, Mission Statement, and our School Motto!

Vision Statement:

  • In partnership with parents and the Buhl Community, we will strive to provide all students with a quality education, which includes the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become responsible and contributing citizens of our changing world.

School Motto:

We are Prepared

We are Respectful

We have Integrity

We are Determined

We strive for Excellence

We have Tribe Pride

The beginning of the school year is fast and furious. Below you will find some important dates. This is a reminder to help organize everyone. Thanks for all you do in helping your child become successful. Finally a brief note from the kitchen.

Important Dates:

  • Registration: August 20, 2019, 8:00 a.m to1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • During registration parents will need to bring the following:

  • Birth Certificates

  • Immunization Records

  • 4 different Proof of Residency (example of power, gas, water, bill, etc.)

  • Lunches: Visit the Lunch table. Information regarding free and reduced lunches. Beginning this year, the State is requiring the district to have every family fill out a form for free and reduced lunches. Please make sure this is completed at registration. Please read the lunchroom message below.

  • Busing: Visit the bus table to check on the bus your child is assigned to if you are out of city limits. Transportation Information-If you have questions after registration call Mid Columbia Bus Company the school bus service at (208) 543-4268.

  • Open House: August 28, 2019 (Meet the teacher) 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Parents Open House is a time where you can find your classroom, meet your teacher, and drop off supplies! Students are encouraged to attend! Students do not stay, it is just a meet and greets time.

  • First day of School: First bell rings at 8:00 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 8:05 am. Please be on time. Dismissal bell is at 3:00 p.m. Buses depart at 3:05 p.m.

  • School Begins September 3, 2019, First day of school. Bell Times 8:00 a.m. tardy bell at 3:05 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.. Buses depart at 3:05.

  • Raptor Security System: Last year was our first year to implement our Raptor Security System. This security system requires that visitors bring in their driver’s license or ID the first time they come into the building. Every time anyone visits the school it is mandatory to check in with the front office. Do not go directly to your child’s room throughout the day.

Please watch for information from your child’s teacher by checking backpacks, emails or our PowerSchool alert system throughout the year.

Thank you for your commitment to serving Popplewell Elementary students always!


Cynthia M. Cooper



Provision 2 Breakfast

Provision 2 Breakfast will be served at Popplewell Elementary and Buhl Middle Schools. What does this mean, all enrolled students will have the opportunity to participate in the breakfast program for free.

Buhl High School and Wakapa Academy will continue to serve free breakfast to their enrolled students

Due to our community’s improved economic conditions, the COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROGRAM is no longer a viable option for the Buhl School District. Parents, please make sure that you fill out your applications for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program to assure your student's lunch needs are met. Please make sure that your contact information is current to receive notices concerning lunch balances. You can find that charge limit policy on our district website. If you need further assistance please feel free to call Michelle Shaddy at 208-543-6448

Kitchen Manager

Michelle Shaddy



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