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Every Bobcat, Every Day!

Our school’s culture is defined by our mission statement “Every Bobcat, Every Day!” and is the creed we live by as we teach our fourth and fifth-graders. Our school culture is special! Truly, our staff believes that all students can learn at high levels. We work very hard in our collaborative teams to ensure we have wrap-around services for each student, and we focus on the “whole” child. Our high standards of creating a welcoming environment start as you enter our building. Go, Bobcats!

2018 National ESEA Distinguished SchoolModel PLC School

Baldwin Creek is a National Title I Distinguished School as recognized by The National Association of The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and State Program Administrators (NAESPA), and for its overall achievement and work in “closing the gap” with our equity groups. For more information, check out the ESEA website.

Solution Tree selected Baldwin Creek as a 2020 Model PLC School for its sustained success in raising student achievement.

Our Mission

Every Bobcat, Every Day!

Our Vision

It is the vision of Baldwin Creek Elementary to ensure high levels of learning, both academically and socially, for every student.

A Message from Our Principal

Happy New Year, Bobcats!

I hope you've had a wonderful holiday season. It has been so much fun to have students back in the building, to see their smiles as they've recon­nected with friends and teachers, and to feel the energy as they take on new learning.

We have a busy month ahead at BCE and are looking forward to seeing families here in the building for two important events. The first is our Parent Night on Executive Functioning. Executive functioning (EF) skills are a set of skills that enable us to plan, focus at­tention, remember instructions, and juggle and complete tasks successfully. They are neces­sary to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, control impulses, and control emotions. We aren't born with these skills, but we can develop them. EF skills are a more ac­curate predictor of success than test scores, achievement, IQ, or socioeconomic status. Please join us on Tuesday, January 11 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at BCE to learn more about how to support your child in their executive functioning development.

We are also looking forward to having parents join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences on January 18 or January 20. You will be receiving more information from your child's classroom teacher. We look forward to meeting with you to celebrate the growth your child is making as well as sharing the way forward toward even greater academic gains. If you have any ques­tions, please send a message through Seesaw to your child's homeroom teacher.

As we move into 2022, the BCE staff commits to staying focused on our mission to ensure high levels of learning for all students. The author Simon Sinek says that we can define a community as a group of people who agree to grow together. I wholeheartedly agree! BCE is, at the very heart, a Professional Learning Community. The commitment made by students and staff to continue learning is one of the many reasons our school is incredible. I'd like to say thank you to each of the Bobcat families who are supporting us in this purposeful and incredi­bly fulfilling work we do each day to make a positive impact in the lives of our students. We've accomplished many, many goals in 2021, and I can't wait to see what we achieve in 2022!

Go, Bobcats!Jade Morton

Ani Heikkila

Ani Heikkila, Principal