Bush Elementary School News
Picnic Family Reading Night
First grade will be hosting a school wide family reading night on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 5:00-6:30 PM.  All students and parents are invited to attend.  We will be selling pizza and pop for you to munch on while you are reading and enjoying the beautiful fall weather. The library will be open and students will be able to take Accelerated Reader tests and get one step closer to achieving their grade-level AR goals.  Bring a blanket and enjoy this opportunity!
Bush Basketball & Cheer Tryouts

Tryouts for the girls and boys basketball and the cheerleading team will be on Monday, September 16th-Friday, September 20th from 3:30-4:30 PM.  Please note that any student interested in trying out for basketball is required to have a current sports physical.

Bush Students Graduate from the DARE Program

We would like to congratulate our 5th grades students here at Bush for graduating from the 2012-2013 DARE program.  We would also like to thank Officer Charlie Loomis for his hard work and dedication toward the achievement of these goals.  We also like to recognize three students whose essys were selected as the winning DARE essay for their class.

Makynzie Miller--Mrs. Bolton

Brady Gilmore--Mrs. Boshers

Jefferey Proffitt--Mrs. Gilliam

Thank you and congratulations!  WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU!!! 

Open House

K-5th Grade Parents and Students Open House--August 5th @ 5:30 -7:30

NEW FOR PARENTS at this year's Open House--Accelerated Reader and School Webpage Orientation. Join Mrs. Vaughn in the library @ 6:30 PM.

After School Open Library

We are pleased to announce that our library will be open after school this Monday, September 9th, from 3:45-7:00 PM.  Students may read books and take Accelerated Reader tests in the library and compuer lab. "Camp Out With A Good Book" will begin @ 5:30 and then students may go outside for these activities.  This will be a great opportunity for students to rack up those AR points.  Please note that a student must be chaperoned by a parent or guardian and the chaperone should adhere to all AR rules and procedures!  (Parents should only assist with reading the book and reading the test questions but don't give answers.)

Spring Break Week

There will be no school on March 31st-April 4th due to Spring Break.  However, there will be school on March 28th.  It is now now a regular school day!

Career Day

Thursday, April 17th is going to be a special day at Bush---Career Day!There will be a career fair in the gym that will showcase many different career/job opportunities for our students to consider in the future.  We are asking our students who are interested to come to school dressed as the person they would like to be when they grow up.

Bush Yearbook Now Available for Ordering

The Bush Elementary Yearbook will be available for ordering from Wednesday, March 26-Thurdsay, April 10th.  The cost is $25.00 and will include personalization.  Please make checks available to Bush Elementary PTO.  This will be the only opportunity to order and there will be NO extras avaliable.  You may contact kim.jones@laurel.kyschools.us for questions concerning the yearbook.

Fall Break/No School

Thursday, October 17th--FLEXIBLE PD/NO SCHOOL

Friday, October 18th--NO SCHOOL

Bush Students Sing the WAC Song
Watch and listen as Mrs. Allen's 2nd grade students sing the WAC song, a song composed by Mrs. Allen that teaches students to remember numerous reading terms.  Mrs. Allen's class is modeling a vocabulary strategy that is used in the SRA Reading Program.
Welcome Back

We would like to welcome all of our students and staff back to school.  Ready, set, here we go!!!

Bush Basketball Schedule
The 2013-2014 Laurel County Elementary Basketball Tournament begins this Thursday.  Click HERE to access the girl's tournament bracket.  Click HERE to access the boy's bracket.  Come out and support your blue devils!
Camp Out With a Good Book @ Bush

We would like to invite all students and parents to come out to Bush for a fun night of family fun and reading time.  "Camp Out With A Good Book" family reading night will take place on Monday, September 9th from 5:30-7:00 PM.  Students will be able to read books and take Accelerated Reader tests in the library.  There will be a storyteller on hand and Daddy-O's will be selling their famous frozen yogurt.  Come on out and join us for a night full of reading.  Also, don't forget to bring your sleeping bag or favorite camping blanket.


School Pictures

Get ready to smile...School pictures will be taken on Thursday, March  20th.  Class pictures are available but must be prepaid!

Bush Presents Student Production of "Crazy Christmas"

This year's Christmas program will take place on Tuesday, December 17th.  Because ALL students will be performing, there will be TWO student performances.  Both performances will be during the school day and parents are invited to attend!

Bush Celebrates the Kentucky Derby

Bush will host Kentucky Derby Day on Friday, May 2nd.  Look for more information coming soon!

Olympic Clean Car Wash Fundraiser

The Bush PTO is currently sponsoring the Olympic Clean Car Wash fundraiser and will be selling car wash tickets until September 13th.  Students are eligibe to win numerous prizes.

1st Place:  $175.00 gift

2nd Place:  $75.00 gift

3rd Place:  $50.00

Top Class:  Party of Choice

Character Pumpkins Are Back!!!
Character Pumpkins have arrived!  See the Photo Gallery link to view ALL of this year's pumpkins.
PTO October Meeting
Please note that the regular scheduled PTO meeting for this month has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd @ 3:30 pm.
Classroom Supply List

Click HERE to access 2013-2014 classroom supply lists.

Big Blue Legends and Nike Elite Skills Basketball Camp

South Laurel High School will be hosting a Nike Elite Skills basketball camp on September 7 from 9 a.m.-Noon.  Doron Lamb and Jeff Sheppard will be at camp.  Visit www.bbnlegends.com to sign up and for more information.  You may also sign up on September 7.   Camp and camp t-shirt is $35.  A payment of $60 gets you  camp, campt-shirt, autographed basketball, 2 autographed posters, $10 coupon to Daddy Yo's, $10 coupon to Sheppard's Fan Shop in London, $5 Coupon to Gondoliers and a free dinnter at Mr. Gattis.  For camp flyer click here.

Maddi Mastin Wins Book Club Contest

We would like to congratulate Maddi Mastin for winning the 4th and 5th grade The Tale of Despereaux book club contest.  Maddi is a fourth grade student in Mrs. Jones' class.  Students were required to illustrate either their favorite part of the book or the scene they felt was most important in the book's plot.  Students were also asked to explain why they chose that particular scene.  Jazzlyn Robinson placed second and Ghazzal Hamaad placed third.  Congratulations to all three students!


Veterans Program
Please join us in honoring our veterans on Monday, November 11th @ 1:00 PM.  Please note that students may enter a specific grade-level poster or essay contest.  Winners will be chosen and prizes will be given.  Most importantly, winners will share their entries at this year's Veterans Day assembly.  Click HERE for more information.  Thank you veterans for all that you do!
Bush Dynasty

Watch as Mrs. "Si-bert" motivates and commands her ducks!

Click the Photo Gallery link in order to view photos of the pep rally.


Students Win Prizes at Bush

On Wednesday, May 15th, Bush recognized all students who made the Principal's List, Honor Roll, and Perfect Attendance list.  These students were treated to a pizza party and students were given the chance to win numerous prizes.  We would like to thank the Falls Auto Group for their donation.  Congratulations to Matthew Clark and Emma Thompson for winning the BIG prize.  Have fun riding those bikes this summer and be careful!  Pictures are now available for viewing under the Photo Gallery Link.

Parent-Teacher Conference
We will host our fall Parent-Teacher Conference for the 2013-2014 school year on Monday, October 14th from 4:00-7:00 PM.  In order to accomodate all of our parents, parents will be given a specific time to meet with their child's teachers.  See your child's teacher in order to dicuss these matters.
Kentucky Author Visits Bush

Ms. Angie Spady, the educator and author of the popular Channing O'Banning series recently visited Bush Elementary.  We would like to thank Ms. Spady and the Bush PTO for making this event possible.  Click HERE in order to access Ms. Spady's Channing O'Banning webpage.  Pictures of this event are now available for viewing under the Photo Gallery link.  Thank you Ms. Spady; we had a blast!  Our kids look forward to reading the books in your series and drawing their Channing O'Banning art pieces.

Storybook Character Dress-Up Day

This event is a schoolwide reward incentive for GOOD behavior.  It will take place on Thursday, October 31st.  Your child should have a book that corresponds with your child's storybook character and they should be familiar with the book and character.  We plan on completing schoolwide activities with all those students who get to participate. Please note that you will be notified whether or not your child will able to participate in this event.

Bush Earns School of Distinction Honors

We are pleased to anounce that Bush Elementary continues the tradition of academic achievement and has now been recognized as a 2012-2013 K-PREP School of Distinction!  We are very proud of our students and our school.  Way to go Bush!



Congratulations to the Bush Archery Team for their TOP TEN finish at the 2013-2014 KY NASP State Tournament.  Our team finished in 9th place with a total team score of 3045 points.   Our team has now qualified for nationals.  The 2013-2014 NASP Nationals Tournament will be held in Louisville, KY on May 8-10th.  We are so very proud of our archers...GO BUSH!!!

We would also like to congratulate the follow archers for their individual accomplishments.  The top 12 archers include:

Maylee Phillpot 264 (Overall Top Bush Archer @ State)

Seth McClure 263

Taylor Jones 261

Brandon Fiechter 260

Emma Smith 258

Will Hellard 255

Colby Joseph 252

Walt Hellard 251

Kambrie Collier 250

Meg Anderson 250

Clay Sizemore 242

Karsten Raney 239



Community Events

Mansion Art-Essay Contest

Bring Our Children Home Contest

2014 Junior Duck Stamp Contest

EKU Center for the Arts

The Center for Rural Development

2014 Breaking Barriers Essay Contest

Laurel County Public Library (Kids)

Ky Dream Out Loud Challenge

KET Young Writers Contest

Bush Thanksgiving Dinner & Auction
The Bush Thanksgiving Dinner and Auction will take place on Friday, November 15th.  Dinner will begin @ 5:00 and the auction will take place @ 7:00 PM.  We will once again offer both a live and silent auction.  You don't want to miss it so plan now.  Happy Thanksgiving!  See the Photo Gallery link on the left side of the page in order to view some of the items that will be available for bidding.
Moms & Muffins
We would like to thank all of our moms that came to our Moms and Muffins event.  We really enjoyed meeting all of you.  Thank you!

NOTE: Pictures are now available for viewing under the Photo Gallery link.
Mark Your Calendars!

April 25th--DARE Graduation

May 7th--Preschool Graduation

May 10th--Kin Awards and NASP Nationals

May 13th--Awards (3rd) and Field Day (K-2nd)

May 14th--Accelerated Reader Field Trip

May 15th--Awards (4th & 5th) and Bush Talent Show

May 16th--Awards (1st and 2nd) & Field Day (3rd-5th)


Pioneer Day Returns to Bush
Pioneer Day will take place on Thursday, November 7th.  Make plans to have a good time and dress for the occasion. 
Scholastic Bookfair Returns to Bush


October 8th-October 16th

    Bookfair activities will be scheduled soon!

PTO Carwash Fundraiser Winners


We would like to congratulate the following students for being our top selling students. 

 1st Place--Charlotte Griffin

 2nd Place--Kaelyn Harvey

 3rd Place--Jaylynn Swafford

 Gift Certificate Winner-- Bailey  Watkins

Accidental Insurance Coverage Opportunity for Students

Want accidental insurance coverage to help pay for copays and deductibles?  Click HERE to read about an optional new insurance opportunity for Laurel County students.

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    Bush Elementary School
    1832 East Laurel Road
    London, KY 40741  

    Phone: 606-862-4618 
    Fax: 606-862-4619