Bransford Blast

January 17, 2016

LEAD 2021: Good Citizenship

Lead 2021, Strategic Objective # 3: All members of the GCISD family will promote good citizenship and demonstrate mutual respect.

Strategic Objective three echoes one of the many messages promoted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As a campus we promote good citizenship through our actions and our words, by encouraging Rachel's Challenge, developing a school environment built on trust, and displaying respect for all, students, staff, and families. We thank you for being a huge part of encouraging our Texans to be positive members of the BES community and displaying mutual respect for one another as we continue to build an excellent school together!

As you enjoy your well deserved three day weekend, remember the message of MLK Jr. (see Kid President's perspective below)! Looking forward to seeing each of you next week as we continue to promote good citizenship, demonstrate mutual respect, and encourage our students to dream.

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President
Excellence in Education: How Your Dollar Is Spent In GCISD

BES Afternoon Activities

  • Bricks 4 Kidz, an after school club teaching science technology, engineering, and math using Legos, is starting at BES on Tuesday, February 2. For more information, see
  • PTA is gaging interest for a Girls on the Run program on Monday and Friday afternoons. They will have some information for parents on Thursday night at PTA. Be looking for more details in the coming weeks.
  • Fitness Force began Wednesday in the BES gym from 2:50 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Those interested in exercising and working on developing healthy habits with their friends and favorite staff members after school, are invited to return the complete the form to their homeroom teachers. For more information on Fitness Force, please click here.
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Texas Academic Performance Report

Click here find our 2014-2015 Texas Academic Performance Report. Click here to find a copy of our 2015 Accountability Summary . These reports culminate our student and staff demographics, accountability and academic performance, as well as our state accountability rating for the 2014-2015 school year. Campus report cards are now available here.

Tuition Based Pre-K

In an effort to continually serve the families of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, the district is investigating the feasibility of a tuition-based Pre-K program, beginning in the Fall of 2016. Those families who have a child who will be four-years old, on or before September 1, 2016, may participate in the program, depending on community interest.

As with any of the district’s special programs, families must enter into a lottery to be selected. If there is enough interest in the tuition-based program, then the lottery will be held for spots at pre-determined campuses. The proposed site locations are Bear Creek Elementary, Bransford Elementary, Colleyville Elementary and OC Taylor Elementary. These campuses were selected based on current and projected student enrollment and building capacity.

Families who are interested in learning more about the tuition-based Pre-K program are invited to attend the GCISD Special Programs Expo on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Cross Timbers Middle School at 6 p.m. At the Expo, district representatives will be available to answer questions about the proposed program. If you would like more information about the proposed tuition-based Pre-K program, click here.

Looking Ahead...

Monday, January 18

Student & Staff Holiday

Tuesday, January 19

CEC 3:10 p.m.

Wednesday, January 20

Fitness Force 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 21

PTA and Parent Tech Night 6:30 p.m.

Friday, January 22

BES Spirit Day: Wear a BES Shirt or Red, White, and Blue

Tuesday, January 26

Spring Creek Spirit Night 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, January 29

BES Spirit Day: Wear a BES Shirt or Red, White, and Blue

Monday, February 1

Kendra Scott Spirit Night 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kendra Scott Store in Southlake 20% of Proceeds Benefit BES!

Friday, February 5

District Wear Red Day for Heart Health

100th Day of School

Wednesday, February 10

Play It Safe Presentations for All Students

Friday, February 12

Jump Rope for Heart

Valentine's Parties 1:45 - 2:45

Spirit Day

Monday, February 15

Student Holiday, Staff Professional Learning Day

Tuesday, February 16

GCISD Special Programs Expo 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 17

Student Led Conferences, 11:45 a.m. Dismissal

Thursday, February 18

Student Led Conferences, 11:45 a.m. Dismissal

3rd Grade Program 9:00 a.m./7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 19

Sock Hop 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.