Week of November 18th


  • Monday
    • Boys Soccer @ Magnolia Heights – 4pm
    • Please see “Charitable Causes” below and look at the many ways your family can help serve those in need during this holiday season!
  • Tuesday
    • 4th Grade to sing at Longterm Care – 9am
    • Boys Soccer @ Kirk Academy – 4pm CANCELLED
  • Wednesday
    • School-wide Blood Drive! Please, PLEASE help if you can!
    • Boys Soccer HOME vs. Indianola – 3pm
  • Thursday
    • Hangout with the Headmaster – 7th Grade Parents – Please remember to RSVP to your e-mail invitation.
      • 6pm – Pizza to be served
  • Friday
    • Wear your jeans for $1 – all proceeds benefit Helping Hands!
    • Last day to bring peanut butter for Helping Hands
    • K5 Thanksgiving Program
      • 8:30am
  • Looking Ahead
  • Nov. 25th – 29th – Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 4th – School-wide Christmas Sing-along – 8:30am
  • Dec. 5th – Little Dribblers Perform @ Halftime
  • Dec. 7th – Holiday Hustle 5K & Fun Run (See Patrons League section below)
  • Dec. 12th – Elementary Christmas Program – 6:30pm – 1st – 6th grades
  • Dec. 13th – Deadline for FCA t-shirt form benefitting Zoe Children’s Tribe
  • Dec. 13th – Junior High Winter Dance – 7:00pm – SEMI-FORMAL
  • Dec. 17th – Hangout with the Headmaster – 1st – 3rd grades – 6pm
  • Dec. 19th – K3 – K5 Christmas Program – 8:30am
  • Dec. 18th – 20th – Half Days (Bring $5 and wear jeans for all 3 half days!)
  • Dec. 21st – Jan. 5th – Christmas Break (Return Jan. 6th)

Student Announcements

1. All Cross Country runners need to turn in your uniforms ASAP to Coach Melissa Beck.

2. The Junior Class is selling poinsettias. Please see any Junior class member to purchase one.

3. We are in need of students to help with the Holiday Hustle Kids fun run on Dec 7th. There is a sign up sheet in the office. We will need 10 students for each hour from 4:00-7:00. You can sign up for 1 hour or all 3 hours. The run is taking place downtown and you would report to Balance Fitness to work your shift.

4. Any 9-12th graders interested in being a diamond girl, there is a sign up sheet in the office.

5. The Fall Blood Drive will be this Wed Nov 20 from 9:00-3:30. There will be a sign up sheet in the office and if you are the age of 16 you will need to pick up a form in the office for your parents to sign.

6. All Student Council & Community Service Club Members need to bring a jar of peanut butter by this Friday, Nov 22.  This is to help -Helping Hands. Turn into the HS computer lab to get your name checked off the list.

7.This Friday,  Nov 22 is $1.00 blue jean day! Turn your money into your English teacher that day. This money will go to Helping ands Pantry. Let’s support our Student Council!!!

8. Letter Jacket order Day will be Wed Nov 20 at lunch. Full payment and order forms are due that day. Payment can be made by cash, check made out to Balfour, debit/credit card or money order.

9. FCA is selling Comfort Color t-shirts and the profits will be donated to Zoe Children’s Tribe. These shirts are approved to be worn on Fridays. There are forms in the office with a picture of what the shirts look like.

10. Wristbands for the Jr High Winter Dance will be on sale during break in the computer lab. The cost is $10.00.

11. Our Boys Soccer Team kicks off their season today at Magnolia Heights. The team will be dismissed at 1:15. Good Luck to our Colts!!!


Patrons League

Want to sign up to get some of your volunteer hours? Here’s our Basketball Gate/Concessions sign up!

Holiday Hustle & 5K Fun Run/Walk

It’s time to sign up for our Holiday Hustle 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run! This will be held on December 7th at 4:30pm. You can register for this event by CLICKING HERE and following the prompts to register! The run will be downtown and you’ll be going through the downtown Christmas lights! Sign up and join us for a fun night!

Elementary Students of the Week

TBA Tuesday

STICK IT to the Staff

Click here to go straight to our fundraising page for STICK IT to the Staff! This is going to be such a fun day! We’ve raised almost $2,000 so far! If you have not been able to get involved or give to our capital campaign, this is a great way to do this. We want everyone to take pride in Bayou Academy, so your support means the world to us! No amount is too little! We are asking for as much involvement as we can get!


Charitable Causes

During the holiday season, we want to make dedicated efforts to give back to those in need. We are richly blessed and we want to make sure we are passing those blessings on to those who need them. Please look through this list and help where you feel led. Thank you!

Helping Hands with Community Service Club

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

The elementary participated in Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse. We shipped out 73 boxes last week. THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts. This is such a special ministry and we are so thankful for our generous families who contributed.

Mrs. Brittany’s 3K with their 4 boxes!

Blood Drive 11/20

Student Council + Community Service: Merry Christmas Blessings

Student Council & Community Service club are partnering with a local church in town to provide Christmas & groceries to a family in need. The family consists of Mom, Dad, & five children. Since the family is large, we decided instead of asking you to bring specific clothing sizes, we would take up money to purchase these items. We are asking each child, school-wide, to bring $3 – $5 to help this family. This is a family within our own community that needs our help. You can bring this money ANYTIME this week through December 6th.

FCA T-shirts for Zoe Children’s Tribe

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. April Lawrence on being chosen as October’s Teacher of the Month at Bayou Academy! Ms. Lawrence has gone out of her way to make learning FUN for her students! She works with them in different ways and always engages the entire class, never shying away from new strategies and ideas. She leads by example, not only for her students, but for her peers as well. We are so fortunate to have her on our teaching staff! Thank you, Ms. Lawrence, for teaching our children to aim HIGHER and reach their goals!

Verse of the Week

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.”

– Psalms 136:1