Bee Cave Beehive

See what all the buzz is about at BCE! - 10/7/18

Upcoming Dates and Reminders:

Oct. 8..........Student Holiday/Parent Conferences

Oct. 12........Friday Assembly - Crazy for Kindness!! Crazy Socks and Crazy Hair!!

Oct. 19........Friday Assembly - Raise Craze Closing Celebration!

Oct. 19........Book-O-Ween Dress-up Day and Fall Fest @ 5:00 pm

Oct. 26........Friday Assembly

Nov. 2..........Student Flu Shot Make-up Day

Nov. 6..........Picture Retake Day

Nov. 9.........Veterans Day Performance @ 7:45

Nov. 15........Thanksgiving Lunch

Nov. 16........School-wide STEM Day!!

Raise Craze Going Strong!!

Thank you all for your support and participation in Raise Craze!! We currently have 500 students registered!! Our goal is to have 100% of our students participate in Acts of Kindness. Already completing over 600 Acts of Kindness, our goal is 2000 by October 19th. If you haven't had a chance to register yet, please click HERE. Also, don't forget to check off your Acts of Kindness as you complete them.

In addition, we are hearing awesome stories from students and parents about the kindness that is going around. If you have a story or pictures you would like to share, please email Jennifer Andjelic at We would like to be able to share kindness stories with students, and showcase them on social media and in the next Beehive.

Thank you again for your support!! We love that our school is promoting kindness and helping others. #BCEInspires #BeeKind

Book Bingo!

This year’s reading challenge is Book Bingo!! Bingo cards went out the week of September 24th. We have already had lots of kids come in and get their coins for completing bingos! A few reminders:

  1. Write the title, pages read, and parent initials in the corresponding box on the back.

  2. ALL books count! Books read by parents, books read by siblings, books read in class or in the library, audiobooks, Bookflix books, Bookaboo books, famous people reading books on Youtube, they all count!! The objective is exposure to 36 different books!!

  3. No Double-dipping!! Each book can only be used ONCE, so all the titles on the back of the sheet have to be a different book. Book series are very popular, so you can definitely have more than one book from a series it just has to be a different book within the series.

  4. Coins for Bingos and shopping are only to be done on MONDAYS! Teachers get an email reminder each Monday morning to let the kiddos with Bingos come to the library at some point in the day.

  5. A Blackout (all 36 boxes filled) gets the family an invite to Bingo Night at school with Bingo playing, prizes, and food! The more people that are able to come the more fun we all have! Students have till December 13th to finish up Bingo Cards.

Thanks so much for your support and please contact Andrea Heckler ( if you have any questions!

Happy Reading!

BCE Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming!!! Come support your Bee Cave Elementary Library by shopping at the Enchanted Forest Book Fair! The fair will be open:

Tuesday, October 16th 7:20 - 4:00

Wednesday, October 17th 7:20 - 4:00

Thursday October 18th 7:20 - 6:00

Friday October 19th 7:20 - 4:00

We hope to see you there!! Book Fair Flyer

You can also shop online 24/7 October 7th - October 23rd.

Dress-up Days

For those parents who like a heads-up, below are our dress-up days/themes for the year. Can't wait to see everyone all dressed up!!

October 12- Crazy for Kindness (crazy socks/hair)

October 19 - Book-O-Ween (favorite book character)

October 24- National Unity Day (wear orange)

November 30- Peaceful in our PJs (wear pjs; Mindfulness)

December 14- Tacky Day (dress tacky- we will be doing activities with Tacky the Penguin that week to celebrate our unique gifts)

January 25- Team Trustworthy (wear jersey)

February 22- Be a Force for Kindness (super hero)

March 29- Fairness Country Fair (western)

April 26- Glowing with Respect (neon colors)

May 17- We Totally Rocked This Year (80s theme)

BCE Yearbook - Don't Miss Out!

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Gifted and Talented Referral Window

Assessments for the Gifted and Talented Discovery Program at BCE will be given once a year for all students, grades K-5 who wish to be assessed. Referrals may be submitted online, using the form located on the LTISD GT information page, which can be accessed HERE. All referrals are to be completed no later than Friday, October 12, 2018.

Testing will take place during the 2nd grading period, results sent home by the end of the 2nd grading period. Newly qualified students will begin GT services in the 3rd grading period.

All the information about the LTISD GT/Discovery Program is available on our district website.

If you have any questions, please email Cheryl Anson

National School Lunch Week

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BCE PTO Information

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Fall Fest

We can’t wait to celebrate our Raise Craze success with you at Fall Fest! Save the date for Friday, Oct 19 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at BCE.

This is a FREE event for the whole family! We will have a rock wall, obstacle course, inflatable slide, bounce house, petting zoo, carnival games & prizes, a "cupcake" walk, a face painter and an airbrush tattoo artist, and fun music. The "Book-O-Ween" costume parade will be at 5:30 pm sharp! Please bring $ only for food trucks (It’s All Good BBQ, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, and Kona Ice).

See you there!

Thank you, Kickball Committee!

Another memorable year of Mother-Son Kickball is in the books!

A huge thank you to event chairs Molly Gurasich & Shannon Issendorf, PTO liaison Tiffany Greenberg, and committee Shelly Cobb, Claire Young, Robbin Anderson, Lindsay Fifield, Kristi Cole, and Samantha Hale!! We would not have these events at BCE without volunteers like you!

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PTO Business

The PTO Executive Board will be voting to fill the vacancy of Co-Treasurer at our meeting on October 10th with 2nd grade mom, Shailene Smith. Shailene would be sharing this role with current Treasurer, Jo Youngblood. Thank you for volunteering, Shailene!

Purchase Spotlight

Providing time for our teachers to collaborate, learn and grow together in professional learning communities is critical for the success of our students. In collaborating with Mrs. Andjelic, we were able to come up with some money to support providing time for professional development and planning for our teachers.

The PTO budgeted money for each teacher to be able to have a 1/2 day of planning each 9 weeks. This money is used to provide subs, so teachers can have time to collaborate with their teams, plan for the upcoming 9 weeks, research and share ideas, and learn more about campus/district initiatives.

Research shows that job embedded professional development and planning is the most effective use of teacher time, and promotes ongoing success for teachers and students.

So thankful for our amazing teachers!!

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Johnny Appleseed Day - 1st Grade

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Mother/Son Kickball

Student Council Hard at Work

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