Camp Reavis 2017

A few photos from Camp Reavis 2017. A special thanks to the Reisenbichler and Wetzel families, as well as my own, for allowing us the use of your tents for a day. 🙂




Reminder: Garden this Friday

Although this has been posted previously, I thought I’d send a reminder that this Friday, we would love for you to join us in the Butterfly Garden. This will be our last time to invite parents prior to Fall Break. We may still issue garden invitations in October/November (it is mostly dependent upon weather,) but we’re not prepared to publish an official list at this time.

This Friday, we plan to be in the garden from 1:10 – 1:55. If you would like to join us, you must let me know by the RSVP date listed; I must have time to double check your volunteer forms and clear your visitation with the office staff. Please email Mrs. Reavis directly,, to make your reservation.

  • Friday, September 22nd (You must RSVP no later than Wednesday, September 20th.)


Hi, everyone! Many people have asked, and I’ve finally made it to “Organize Volunteers” on my To Do list. We’d like to offer volunteer spots/jobs to any of you who may be interested. Classroom Helper opportunities are limited to Thursdays (for now,) but Garden Maintenance opportunities are not limited at all. Please do not feel like you have to sign-up, but we know we have a handful of families that would like an opportunity. As with any volunteer chance, you will need to have completed an LCH prior to any date that you sign-up to help. Please follow the link below. We do ask that you initially sign-up for one spot at a time so that all who would like chance to help, get an opportunity. The exception to this request would be the garden maintenance slots – we’ll take as much help as we can get in the garden. 🙂

We’re using to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

News for Next Week

Some highlights and heads-ups for this up-coming week…

  • Monday – Eclipse Day
    • Please send a baseball hat – or any hat with a bill – with your child. We think the bill of the hat will help keep the children from accidentally glancing over the top of the glasses. It will also help us monitor the kids, because they will have to tip their head up to look directly at the event.
    • If possible, please send a beach towel with your child on Monday. We’ll be viewing most of the eclipse event from the Butterfly Garden. A towel will keep the kiddos from sitting in the itchy grass.
    • Please stress the importance to your child of following the directions during the eclipse event.
    • Shuttle riders have a letter with them regarding shuttle dismissal on Monday.
  • Wednesday
    • If you’d like to join us in the butterfly garden on Friday (8/25/17,) please be sure that you let Mrs. Reavis know ( no later than Wednesday, 8/23/17.
  • Friday
    • Families are invited to join us in Butterfly Garden from 1:15 – 2:00. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, 8/23/17, in order to participate (see note above.)

As always, please feel welcome contact us if you’d like.  🙂


Eclipse Information

Hi, everyone –

We want to keep you up-to-date regarding information pertaining to the Eclipse that will occur on Monday.

  • We have planned eclipse related activities for the majority of the day. The students will meet with each teacher for shortened class time on Monday, this will allow Mr. Burch to touch base with everyone regarding their new Word Study list. It will allow Mrs. Reavis to keep math concepts moving forward.
  • The rest of the day we will be working as a large, multi-aged group on Math & Science projects related to the eclipse.
  • We are planning to live-stream the NASA feed in the cafeteria during lunch, as well as in our classrooms throughout the afternoon.
  • We are planning to go outside and view the Eclipse several times throughout the afternoon. Please send a beach towel for your child to sit on; we’ll be in the butterfly garden for some of the viewing.
  • The district has provided glasses for each student to wear at school for safe viewing of the eclipse. We are NOT permitted to send these glasses home with students.
  • Dismissal has been delayed 15 minutes across the district. This means that shuttle riders will be dismissed from Mt. Tabor at 2:20. Car rider, walker, daycare, and bus dismissal should begin around 2:35. However, since this is our first total eclipse, we appreciate your patience and flexibility. We’re sure things will go smoother during our next total eclipse. 🙂

As always, please feel welcome to contact us if you have questions. Thanks!!

Picture Day/Eclipse Info.

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Picture Day. We do not know what time we go, but it’s usually around lunch, or a little after lunch.

Eclipse information was sent home today with your child. Please be sure to read both papers and return the permission form.

Also, I demonstrated how to make an eclipse viewer with the kids today but I stressed to them that they WILL NEED PARENTAL HELP IF MAKING THEM ON THEIR OWN!!!

Scott Burch
Mt. Tabor Elem.
800 Mt. Tabor Rd.
New Albany, IN. 47150
(812) 542-5507

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