Department of Defense Education Activity
23 MARCH 2023 Falcon Facts

Ramadan Kareen: 

BES extends a special Ramadan Kareem to all of our families celebrating this special time of year.  We wish you blessing and peace.


Spring Break:

We hope that you all are enjoying the start of your spring break.  It’s a great time to be outdoors as the weather is warm but not hot.  Not able to get out of Bahrain?  Looking for a virtual spring break with your children, check out this link to some great activities. 


Kindergarten Para Vacancy:

Interested in working at the school - check out our kindergarten para opening on USA jobs.


MoMC NSA Bahrain Events:

Check out the latest of what is going on at NSA Bahrain to support our military children as we prepare to celebrate them this April.


Autism Awareness Day:

April 2nd our first day back from Spring Break join us in wearing blue to spread support and awareness of Autism.



MoMC here at BES:

Check out our special events and our Spirit Week as we celebrate the Month of the Military Child. April is quickly approaching, and we are gearing up to celebrate the Month of the Military-Connected Child. April has been set aside to highlight the youngest members of armed forces who were “born into service” However, at Bahrain School we are all “connected” and all have made their own unique scarifies and deserve to be celebrated.


Monday, April 3rd Security Forces will provide a demonstration (see attached seating chart) with the military dogs.

1:20-1:55         Elementary School

2:00-2:35        Middle/High


Wednesday, April 12th will be the entire school photo (1:20p) and parade. The entire student body, teachers and staff are invited to parade (1) time around the track as parents and other community stakeholders cheer us on. Parents and guest are encouraged to make signs/posters showing the children how much they are appreciated (they will be in the bleachers). 


DODEA Purple up day is April 12th. Make sure to wear something PURPLE


Wednesday, April 18th is Bootcamp Day. Our amazing PE team has created mini “bootcamp” obstacle course for the students. There will be other activities during this time. A more detailed schedule and instructions will be sent at later time.


Spirit Week

April 16th “We Salute You” wear red, white and blue.

April 17th “Hats off to you”

April 18th “Camo” Day, Military-Connected Kids blend in, wear camouflage.

April 19th “Not all hero’s wear capes”

April 20th Purple Up


New Return to School Guidelines:

Over the past weekend, Bahrain MOH changed their Covid guidelines and they now closely align with the US CDC recommendations.  Please see the new Bahrain MOH which indicated 5 days of “isolation” and that a rapid test is now the diagnostic tool of choice.


Author Visit:

2-3rd grade students will have a chance to have a virtual author visit on Tuesday, April 18th afterschool in the information center.  More information will be forthcoming.


Vacancy at BES: Please see the link


Face to Face Slides:

Check out the slides from out latest Face to Face meeting.  These also include tentative dates for the upcoming school year.



Our SAC team meets quarterly.  If you have needs that you feel our school advisory committee might have address schoolwide please email them.


Falcon Facts 09 MAR 2023


Our SAC team quarterly meeting is this Monday, March 13th.  If you have needs that you feel our school advisory committee might have address schoolwide please email them to  Our meeting is from 3-4 PM here at school.  We look forward to seeing you if you are able to join.


The coming week (Tuesday and Wednesday) the AFCENT band will be here performing for our students as well as offering classes to each grade level. 


Family Fun Run:
Thursday is our big day with our 4 Leap 4 Lap Family Fun Run.  The times for each grade level are on the flyer.  While shirt sales are no longer available we do hope you come out and jog with us. 


Month of the Military Child:

Stars and Stipes will be visiting our school also on Thursday, March 16th and talking with Mrs. Janvier’s class and taking some photos when they collect some entries for the Month of the Military Child.



The library is selling pies for Pi day – proceeds will go towards future author visits or other library events.



The PTA has openings for the board for 2023-2024.  Check out the openings and reach out to the PTA.


Educator of Promise:

Please support, promote, and nominate a Europe South District Educator of Promise at DoDEA’s Educator of Promise Program!  The window closes on 31 March.


This award recognizes one DoDEA teacher who demonstrates the leadership qualities that exemplified Dr. Linda Curtis' thirty-three years of service to DoDEA.


Any DoDEA employee can nominate a teacher who meets the following eligibility requirements:


  1. Must have less than three years teaching experience.
  2. Must have endorsements from both the Principal and District Superintendent.
  3. Should be a teacher who has demonstrated collaboration with stakeholders to ensure equitable learning experiences for all students, as described in Goal 1.1 of the DoDEA Blueprint for Continuous Improvement.
  4. Should be a person who serves as a positive ambassador for military-connected schools, teachers, students, and families.
  5. Must demonstrate the attributes of teacher leadership as defined by DoDEA’s adopted definition: York-Barr (2004) defines Teacher Leadership as "the process by which teachers, individually or collectively, influence their colleagues, principals, and other members of the school community to improve teaching and learning with the aim of increased student learning and achievement.”
This is a resource available to any DoDEA family and student.  Get live support to keep up to date on skills. 
Check out the variety of subjects and resources for your student. Click here to learn how to login. 



As always if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend. 

Together we SOAR higher!