Blue Ridge Primary School

Home of the Mountain Lion Cubs

175 Lowery Lane

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone:  304-724-3300
Fax:  304-724-3307

Nicole Shaffer, Principal



    Fall is in the Air!



    Can you feel it?  The crispness sneaks into the air at times.  The leaves haven't changed yet, but they are hinting at it.  The crows are beginning their daily songs.  We are feeling some relief from the sun on the playground.  The excitement is like a butterfly emerging in our tummies.  Such fun times are ahead!


    September is Attendance Awareness Month.  In celebration, we are greatly encouraging all children to attend everyday.  We will be handing out special awards each week to those whose names our drawn from our perfect attendance basket.   A classroom from each grade will get to keep a weekly trophy for perfect attendance, and in this primary age frame, that is big stuff!  Please send your child to school with contagious sickness being the only reason for absences.  Do not keep a child out the whole day for a doctor's visit.  They are learning so much during this time frame that it affects their continued school career success.  Studies show that children who miss in September will struggle to keep up their attendance the whole year long.  Let's keep our special little ones in school!


    We will soon have our Constitution Day where we will learn about our country's great constitution.  Third grade from Blue Ridge Elementary will be presenting for us their demonstration of the Constitution which is always a treat!


    We are finally finishing our beginning of the year benchmarks and getting down to the business of our grade levels.  We are learning much.  We still may feel groggy getting up in the mornings and not wanting to come to school, but the teachers will get over it soon enough.  LOL!  If the students are feeling it too, it is normal and this too shall pass.


    Our school wide field trip will be coming up soon in October as we make our way to the pumpkin patch.  First grade will also be participating in a pumpkin science and math workshop.  Keep checking the calendar for all our exciting events. 


    Meanwhile, we wish to give a great BIG THANK YOU to all those who have helped get our year off to a great success!  We want to thank Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Keys for volunteering to participate in the LSIC Group.  The back-to-school shopping spree that was provided by our special Ms. Lorraine was wonderful, and we always feel so blessed with her generosity!  As she has in the past, Mrs. Sarah Gunn has been busy helping with gathering and counting our school box tops for monies to help fund some playground equipment.  We love you Mrs. Gunn!  If you should see any of these wonderful ladies, you may wish to give them a high 5 for their generous and caring spirits that benefit us all.


    Please get involved with your child's school.  Our students are learning that everyone is special, and that their unique talents help them to make their community a wonderful place to live.  Your special talents help our school community as well.  We can only be as good as those who are willing to participate to make it a light in our community.  Won't you help us shine?


    Author Visit

    October 8th, children's book author, Anna Egan Smucker, will be visiting.  She is the author of several books, including:


    Brother Giovanni's Little Reward - How the Pretzel was Born

    Golden Delicous:  A Cinderella Apple Story

    No Star Nights

    Outside the Window

    A History of West Virginia

    To Keep the South Manitou Light

    If you wish to purchase any of these books to have her sign them, please fill out the order form that came home or contact the office.

    September is National Attendance Awareness month...

    Our first week winners are as follows:
    (they are chosen by placing students in a raffle that have perfect attendance for the week, and the classes are chosen by best overall attendance... Family winners are chosen via a drawing of all students with perfect attendance.)

    During the month of September we will be doing pencils weekly, class trophies, and gift cards to local restaurants... Each month we will have different prizes!!


    The classes with the best attendance that keep the trophy this week are:
    Kane---1st Grade





    Olivia C

    Aisling C

    Victoria H

    Christian M

    TJ R

    Max S


    First Grade

    Evan A

    Nicholas D

    Cassidy G

    Annabelle L

    Jackson M

    Wren R


    Family winners:

    $25.00 gift card to Skipper's Ice Cream------TJ H (Kindergarten)
    $20.00 gift card to Ledo Pizza-----Linzey W

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