Backpack Express

Good morning,

This week’s Backpack Express is ready for your reading pleasure.

  • Community Partnership:  As a district, we are continuously working on increasing our awareness and knowledge of the cultural and linguistic diversities within our community in order to be responsive to the students and families we partner with. Part of this work involves creating resources for teachers to access that is reflective of the students in their classrooms. We are seeking family members  that are interested in partnering with us to compile these resources for our teachers. If so, please take a moment to fill out the following google form: Community Partnership.
  • PTO Meeting:  The next PTO meeting is Monday evening at 7:00.  It is a virtual meeting.  You may email for the Zoom link.  Please make sure you use your child’s name on Zoom.  If I do not recognize the name appearing, you will not be let into the meeting.
  • Valentine’s Day:  With Valentine’s Day coming up soon, I wanted to remind families that you should not be sending any food items into your child’s classroom with the expectation that the food will be sent home with classmates.  If anyone sends food items in, they will be sent back home with your child.  Teachers will let you know what is planned in their classrooms.
  • Lost and Found:  We have many items in our lost and found…hats, gloves, mittens, boots, jackets, etc.  If your child is missing something, please make sure they check the lost and found.
  • Canvas:  There are families having difficulty getting into Canvas for various reasons.  Here are the directions for accessing Canvas.
  • Progress Reports:  Progress reports come out in mid-March.  We do not send hard copies of the progress reports home; rather, you access them in Aspen.  That means, you need to make sure your Aspen account is set up.  If you have not done and need your account information or you don’t know your username and password, you need to contact  We do not have this information at the school.
  • Community Notices:  There are quite a few community notices this week:  Daisy’s/Girl ScoutsGirls on the Run (English)Girls on the Run (Spanish)Girls on the Run FlyerBHS After Prom Food #1BHS After Prom Food #2/Silent Auction, and BHS Clothing Drive.


Jim Callahan