April 4- May 16: Running Club
April 10 -28: CMAS Testing
April 17 - 20: Spring Book Fair
April 20: Family Spring Fling and Arts Showcase: 6:00-8:00 pm
April 21: Spring Conference Exchance Days - No School
April 24: Spring Conference Exchance Days - No School
May 2: 5th Grade Instrumental Music Strings Concert (evening event)
May 4: 5th Grade Instrumental Music Band Concert (evening event)
May 25: Last Day of School; 5th grade graduation will begin at 8:30 am
The story of the bell...
The iconic bell in front of Louisville Elementary School has become a hallmark of many first and last day of school photos, but did you know the history of the bell dates back over 140 years?
The Louisville History Museum researched the history of the bell and shared their findings with us. It is strongly believed the bell dates back to 1881, which is the year that the Louisville Grade School at Spruce and Jefferson opened. This is now the site of Memory Square Park. Local historian Carolyn Conarroe did research and states in her book "Louisville Legends" that the bell dates back to 1881. Also, the bell can be seen in the school's bell tower in historic photos that are from before 1903, which is the year that the school was remodeled and enlarged. This makes the bell one of the oldest artifacts from Louisville's history, as Louisville was founded in 1878 and incorporated in 1882. The bell was manufactured by Goulds Mfg. Co. of Seneca Falls, NY. It is 33 inches in diameter and weighs approximately 700 pounds. When Louisville Elementary School opened its doors in 1964, the bell was relocated to the front of the building. Now our community can enjoy this piece of Louisville history each time they visit our school!
Read more about the history of the Louisville Grade School, the famous bell, and the construction of Louisville Elementary School by reading the Fall 2021 edition of the Louisville Historian.
District and School News
As we wrap up this school year we are naturally focused on the Class of 2023. Our goal is for every student to SOAR after graduation, ensuring they are empowered with the skills necessary to succeed after high school, regardless of the pathway they choose. SOAR is the third and final Long Term Student Outcome of the All Together for All Students Strategic Plan.
As we wrap up this school year here in the Boulder Valley School District, I want to wish all of our students and families a fun and safe Summer Break.
We work throughout the school year to ensure that students have nutritious and tasty meals. It’s important to keep this going over the summer to give students the best chance to feel healthy, both physically and mentally. The School Food project covers the connection between mental health and nutrition, and shares community food resources.
Since voters generously approved the ballot measure last November, BVSD has been working to put pieces in place to get school renovation projects underway. Students and staff will start enjoying improvements provided by the Building for Student Success program as soon as August of this year with construction projects at seven schools. This month, design is starting for Phase 1 projects and will continue through the summer. Most of these projects will begin construction next spring/summer. An ongoing collaborative conversation is creating a new vision for career and technical education in BVSD.
The All Together for All Students Strategic Plan has been around since 2019. Although intended to be a 5-year plan, the pandemic sidetracked priorities for a couple of years. Nevertheless, the district has gained momentum and the amount of progress has been truly incredible.
Thanks to Colorado voters, school meals will be free for all BVSD students beginning in the 2023-24 school year. The passage of Proposition FF this past November, will provide free school meals through the Healthy School Meals for All Program. The BVSD School Food Project will continue to provide breakfast and lunch, complete with unlimited salad bar, every day at schools across the district.