Beverly Hills Bulldog Bulletin

Weekly Updates and Happenings at BHES (Vol 1, Issue 21)

Beverly Hills Mission Statement: “Empowering every learner, inspiring successful futures, building a positive community.”

Week #14! December is filled with Holiday cheer and the joy it brings near!


Monday (11/30): Tier 3 meeting (By email invite from Mrs. Anthony)

Tuesday (12/1): SIT Committee Meetings (Math, PBIS, & Reading)

Wednesday (12/2): NO TRAINING WITH OFFICER FINK (Rescheduled to January 2016).

Thursday (12/3): Combined Staff Meeting with Superintendent (Dr. Lowder) and Deputy Superintendent (Dr. Vanheukelum) AT R. BROWN McAllister. (BHES staff will travel to R. Brown) Topic of Discussion: The future curriculum possibilities at BHES and R. Brown. Please carpool if possible. Meeting will last 90 minutes but is not mandatory the whole time. Please email Mrs. Steele with questions.

Friday (12/4): No Meetings

CONGRATULATIONS BHES for EXEMPLAR STATUS for PBIS!!!!!!! (One of two in Cabarrus County)

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Stay tuned as the the new Susan H. Wilson Learning Garden at BHES (By Scott O'Brien and volunteers) receives foliage and vegetation!

Holiday Card Decorating Contest 2015

Submit your artwork today. Share with a kid in your life and your classes. Click here.
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The United Way Giving Campaign is underway (LAST DAY IS TODAY, 11/30)

Cabarrus County Schools employees have donated more than $100,000 to United Way over the past several years. These donations help support 23 agencies in Cabarrus County.

Those agencies are:

o Academic Learning Center

o American Red Cross

o Big Brothers Big Sisters

o Boy Scouts, Central NC Council

o Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County

o Cabarrus Meals on Wheels

o Cannon Memorial YMCA

o Coltrane L.I.F.E. Center

o Communities in Schools of Cabarrus County

o Community Free Clinic

o Community Link

o CVAN (Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network)

o Disability Rights & Resources

o Girl Scouts, Hornet’s Nest Council

o Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County

o Hope Haven

o Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County

o Legal Aid of NC

o Legal Services of Southern Piedmont

o Logan Community Day Care

o Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas

o Salvation Army of Cabarrus County

o The Arc of Union/Cabarrus

Our goal is 100% participation. Please encourage your co-workers to donate (even if it’s only $1). Our participation rate over the years is about 30%.

Here are a few details that you need to know:

  • Campaign runs Nov. 2nd – 30th.
  • Campaign Envelopes can be returned to Mrs. Steele in the main office by 12/1/15.
  • When collecting pledge forms, please make sure you keep the PINK copy of the form for your records. The WHITE copy and the YELLOW copy need to go in the Campaign Envelope that Mrs. Steele will have.
  • NO CASH can be included in the campaign envelope. All cash donations must be turned in to your school treasurer (Lorie Cone) to be converted to a check payable to United Way.
  • The easiest ways for employees to donate are: 1) payroll deduction and 2) personal check or money order.
  • Credit card donations are accepted, but the employee must follow the instructions on the pledge form.

Let's support those in need and the partner agencies above.

SIT Budgets & Orders from the Approved Budget Due 11/24 but no later than December 1, 2015 to Lorie Cone (LAST DAY IS TOMORROW)

Thanks so much to all those who submitted a budget request to the School Improvement Team. Results were communicated to each department and team. Please submit your orders by 11/24 but not later than 12/1 to Lorie Cone. Thank you.

Grants, Grants, and More Grants (APPLY TODAY!) LAST DAY FOR MANY IS THIS WEEK!

SMT Awards Deadline Dec 1 -

Each year, the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center offers awards that recognize individuals and organizations whose extraordinary contributions to science, mathematics, and technology education in North Carolina are helping to advance education in NC. Categories include K-8 teacher, 9-16 teacher, informal educator, administrator, student leadership as well as awards that recognize businesses and organizations that support STEM education. Educator and student award recipients receive $1,000. Recipients of the awards are honored in the spring at the Celebration of Science, Mathematics, and Technology. View for more information and to see videos of last year's winners. Deadline to nominate is December 1.

PRISM Awards- Deadline Dec 7 -

This award provides up to $3,000 for one year to cover the cost of equipment, materials, and supplies. An additional $1,500 may be requested for professional development related to the implementation of new equipment or use of materials in the classroom. Awards are made to teaching professionals that hold a professional educator's license to teach in a North Carolina K-12 public school.

Student Science Enrichment Program Award cycle will open in 2016- Up to $60,000 per year for up to three years for after school/out of school hands-on scientific activities for K-12.

Directions for Safe Schools Training

  • All staff must complete training
  • Non-certified/Classified-Complete during work hours
  • Certified-Complete during planning or another time
  • š3 modules, Full Course

š -Module 1: Slips, Trips, and Falls (Environmental) {10/1-11/30}

š -Module 2: Disruptive Student Behavior (Social & Behavioral) {12/1-1/29}

š -Module 3: Back Injury & Lifting (Environmental) {3/1-4/10}

  • Monitoring done by Mrs. Steele by generated reports
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Announcements & Key Dates: See above

Mrs. Aimy Steele, Principal

Hi, I'm Aimy Steele, the principal of Beverly Hills Elementary School. I'm so excited to be a part of the BHES family and look forward to an excellent year.

Mr. Michael Baaden, Assistant Principal of Instruction

Mr. Baaden is the Assistant Principal of Instruction at BHES. He began here at BHES last year as the 5th grade Science teacher. He has made quite an impression on the BHES community and we are delighted he is now on the Admin team. He has over 6 years experience as an Assistant Principal in New York and brings a wide variety of experiences to this role.

Beverly Hills Elementary School

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