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Bronco Bulletin January 10, 2020

Happy Friday and Happy 2020 Bronco Families,

We have had a great start to a new year this week. The picture above is of Mrs. Kirksey's fabulous 7th and 8th grade Show Choir who performed at Ms. Pierce's (now Mrs. Hall) wedding. Please join me in thanking the choir students who were able to make it over the busy break, and congratulating Mrs. Hall on her wedding.

The yearbook staff is asking if you would please send any photos of 7th and 8th grade football games, 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball Games, Band, Choir, and Orchestra Concerts.

They can be sent to bpmsyearbook2020photos@gmail.com or DM pictures to the yearbook's Instagram page @bpmsyearbook2020.

We are a month away from the biggest annual city-wide community project we undertake—our MLK Day of Service. For those new to TSD, this is a unique event that draws 600-1000 people, where we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and participate in good works in his name. In order to make it a success, we need your help. We need donations of fleece (in increments of 2.5 yards) and items for our care packages for the troops (see specifications)—plus, please save and send in all your plastic grocery and shopping bags so we can make plastic yarn for sleeping mats for the homeless.

But we know that sometimes getting to the store is difficult when you have so much else going on, so new this year, we have a way for you to help that’s quick and easy! For the first time, we are able to take ONLINE DONATIONS will go directly to help fund our MLK service projects. There is a clickable link on every TSD website (https://boulan.troy.k12.mi.us) to consider donating whatever you feel comfortable giving.

Why do we need donations?

Each care package costs nearly $18 to send to a member of the military in the middle east. We generally send about 300 boxes, which means $5400 in postage alone.

We usually get many donations of snacks and personal items for the care packages, but we only have two weeks when we return from break, so time is running out.

Finally, we usually make around 250-300 fleece blankets to give to patients at local hospitals, each requiring 5 yards of fabric.

We know that this is a busy time of year and you are asked to give in many ways, but as you spend time with your loved ones over this holiday break, we ask that you consider finding one way for your family can participate. Maybe it’s picking up some fleece to bring in when we return, or some snacks or socks for our care packages. Maybe it’s saving your plastic bags or making an online donation so we can do your shopping for you. Regardless of the way you choose to help, this event is success because our entire ONE Troy Community pitches in.

Thank you in advance for your generosity—and please, if you have never come or you participate every year—consider joining us on January 20, 2020 at Athens High School for this wonderful event for all ages.

Boulan Park Middle School is putting on a production of Legally Blonde, Jr. Help support the cast and crew with some much needed items to make this musical a huge success. Perhaps you have something lying around at home that you no longer need or maybe you’d like to purchase an item from the theatre program’s Amazon Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/BPMSTheatre

Anything you can do will put the bend ‘n snap into the sparkle and flair of Legally Blonde, Jr.

Email Director Melissa Dodge at MDodge@troy.k12.mi.us

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Our lost and found is once again overflowing! If your child is missing a coat, sweatshirt, hat, gloves, lunchbox, binder or pencil case it may very well be in our lost and found. Please have your child check for missing items. We will be donating all leftover items at the end of the semester. Please come in and claim them!

The Troy Schools Food Service Department, which is contracted by Chartwells, are seeking friendly people willing to fill various vacancies within the Food Service.

Our Food Service workers are responsible for providing lunches to the students of the Troy School District. Not to worry if you haven’t had previous experience, as “on the job” training will be available!

Depending on the school, the hours would primarily be during the middle of the day, but will vary depending on the vacancy. And you would be earning some extra money while your students are in school! Come join our Food Service Staff by calling 248-823-5089, or please email us at ngervais@troy.k12.mi.us.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Tony Morse