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November Letter
Dear Parents,

The month of November has always been a time when I reflect on all of the things that I am thankful for in my life as the principal of Basalt Elementary School. 

I am grateful and thankful for all of the wonderful relationships that I have made over the years in our Basalt community now and in the past. I love seeing your children out and about in our school and in the community laughing, playing and learning. Their smiles, sights and sounds warm my heart everyday. It is also an honor to have served this community for so many years and to meet and greet so many past students who are now adults working and raising families in our valley. As I reflect during the month of Thanksgiving, I am so thankful and grateful for these amazing relationships. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours…

Speaking of Thanksgiving, if you are in town celebrating with your families, please join us on Thanksgiving morning for our 3rd annual BES Turkey Trot. It begins promptly at 9:30am in the BES/BMS parking lot. Bring your family to walk, trot or run this event prior to sitting down for that yummy Thanksgiving meal. More information will be coming soon!

During the month of November, you are invited to participate in two important events at BES. Both events highlight the important work that we are doing as a staff that aligns with our school’s Strategic Plan. We hope you will join us at the following two events--

#1 Come learn about Restorative Practices! Our entire staff went through an intensive training prior to the start of school this year and are working to implement these practices into the school day. The event is on Tuesday, November 12th from 5:30-7:30pm at Basalt Elementary School. The presentation is in both English and Spanish. Dinner and child care are provided.

#2 Please join us on Tuesday, November 19th for our first Family Math Event along with our annual Thanksgiving lunch. During the Family Math Event you will be able to experience what your child is learning during their math class. You are also welcome to join us for our annual Thanksgiving lunch. The lunch is $5.00 for an adult. We hope you will join us!

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or a good idea, please call, email or stop by the office. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!


Suzanne Wheeler-Del Piccolo, Principal