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CHRISTMAS COOKING CLASS for 3rd - 5th Graders -- CLASS FULL!
CLASS IS NOW FULL!  Sponsored by the Family and Consumer Science Department Date: December 14, 2017 Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: BHS Room 300 Cost: $10.00 SIGN UP HERE Contact, Allergy & Picture Form Students will have a hands on experience cooking a variety of Christmas themed recipes. Candy Cane Puppy Chow, Santa Munch, Rudolph Brownies, Grinch Punch, Santa Hat Sugar Cookies, Mini Sausage Wreaths, Cheese and Pepperoni Christmas Tree. CONTACT INFORMATION, ALLERGY, AND PICTURE FORM HAS TO BE FILLED OUT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE.  Forms and money due the day of the class.  
Opening- Board of School Director Region 2
Blackhawk School District is accepting applications for an opening on the Board of School Directors for District 2. If you are interested in applying for the vacant school board position to fulfill the term ending 2019, please submit a letter of interest to Eric Brandenburg, 500 Blackhawk Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.  Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017.  Region 2 includes areas of Chippewa East of Elmbrook, North of Blackhawk Rd, and North of Darlington Rd including West Mayfield.
 
Children’s Hospital Toy Drive in honor of Ben Banks
HMS is hosting a Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital in honor of Ben Banks. If you would like to participate, we are collecting the toys from Wednesday, December 13th – Friday, December 15th. In Ben’s honor, we are trying to Stuff The Bus to take to Children’s Hospital. Due to health and safety reasons, Children’s Hospital does have requirements for their toys; they are below.

=         All donated items must be NEW (store-bought and in original packaging) and SAFE (non-toxic)
=         We CANNOT accept used or "previously loved" items
=         We CANNOT accept items that have been stored for an extended period of time, are no longer clean/fresh, or have a strong odor (perfume, cigarette, etc.)
=         Homemade items must meet strict approval guidelines—please contact the Child Life Department at 412-692-9691 prior to making the items to ensure the donation supports the guidelines. We are no longer able to accept knitted or crocheted hats.
=         PLEASE DO NOT GIFT WRAP the donation.

Children’s Hospital does have a Wish List of toys to give you ideas and you can also buy an item right from the website and send it directly to Children’s if you would prefer! Go to the following website to check it out - CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL . You can choose to buy that item directly from Walmart from the Children’s Hospital link, and if you choose to ship it to Children’s Hospital the address is: 
Kathi Exler
4401 Penn Ave Child Life
PITTSBURGH, PA 15224

Let’s see if we can Stuff a Bus for Ben!
 
No Community or Lap Swim the weeks of 12/18 and 12/25.
There will be no community or lap swim during these weeks. 
Support Austin Ochsenhirt Benefit T-Shirt Sale
Help Austin in his battle with Leukemia -- Buy a T-shirt! Shirts are $10.  Order forms are at each school office or you can download it HERE   Deadline to place your order is DECEMBER 13.  Click Read more to see front and back of T-shirt.   
Managing Grief and Loss

It is very challenging for us all to face the passing of a young person. Any reaction to the death of a peer is normal and your child’s reaction may range from withdrawal to crying or anger. Your child may also ask questions about loss. We have provided resources below that may be helpful for you as you discuss grief.  Please also consider monitoring and discussing your child’s communication (social media, phone, email, text messaging) to help assess their needs. If you feel your child needs support, please contact his or her school’s Guidance Counselor. The Caring Place is also a valuable resource for grief and loss. Their website is: https://www.highmarkcaringplace.com/cp2/index.shtml.


Handout 1: Addressing Grief

Handout 2: Helping Children Cope

Handout 3: List of Books for Elementary Age Children on Grief
 
Blackhawk Music Department December Performances
Mark your calendars for upcoming performances by our students.  Click 'Read More' for full list of dates... 
BIS SALUTE TO VETERANS!
On Wednesday, BIS was privileged to host over 40 veterans and guests for our first Veteran’s Breakfast.  Veterans were welcomed with a treat bag and flag pin.  Then, the wonderful cafeteria staff served a delicious breakfast buffet while the BHS Chamber Players entertained the room.  Next, the veterans were treated to a performance of the third grade patriotic concert. It was our great honor to recognize these brave men and women.   
Blackhawk Athletes Sign Letters of Intent!
CONGRATULATIONS TAYLOR, ANDY & MIKE!   Taylor Lambright - Carlow University - Basketball Andy McClymonds - Slippery Rock University - Baseball Mike Turconi - Wake Forest University - Baseball   
BLACKHAWK TRAVEL CLUB: AMAZING OPPORTUNITY -- ITALY & GREECE IN 2019 -- Current 7th - 11th graders!
Blackhawk Travel Club has announced its next European destination!  Teachers and students will be traveling through Italy and Greece and taking a three-day cruise of the Greek Islands in June of 2019.  This educational opportunity is open to any student currently enrolled in grades 7-11.  There will be an informational meeting for interested students and parents on Tuesday, November 14th at 7 pm in classroom 101 at HMS.  Please RSVP online with the following link: https://bendertrip2019.eventbrite.com.   
Upcoming Events
Dec
12
Grade 6-12 Choral Concert
Tue Dec 12 2017
Dec
18
PPS Christmas Concert
Mon Dec 18 2017
Dec
21
Winter Holiday - no school
Thu Dec 21 2017
to Tue Jan 2 2018
Jan
15
MLK Jr Day - no school
Mon Jan 15 2018
Jan
16
2-hour Delay Day
Tue Jan 16 2018
Jan
20
TSA Regional Conference
Sat Jan 20 2018
Jan
22
Lenape School of Nursing-lunch visit
Mon Jan 22 2018
Jan
26
HS Blood Drive
Fri Jan 26 2018
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500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

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Fax: (724) 846-2021
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