BECS Parent Newsletter

November 4, 2022

Dear Hawk Families,

We had another fantastic week learning and celebrating with students! Students who celebrate Halloween were invited to wear their costumes to school. It was great to see the variety of student costumes and how much they enjoyed this opportunity.


This week our Principal Advisory Council members attended the Brighton Image Summit which is a youth leadership conference. Our Principal Advisory Council is a group of nine middle-school students who applied and were accepted to be student leaders within the building. This group represents our student voice and assists with planning and decision-making. We are looking forward to seeing them continue to grow as they represent our student body!


Fall is upon us and in Colorado this means snow is in the air! Please see our School Closure policy below for information regarding snow days and delayed starts.


Your Vote Counts 2022! Less Than One Week Left to Turn In Your Ballot! For information regarding this year’s Ballot Question 5.B and where to turn in your ballot click here. Should 5.B. pass, BECS will see an annual revenue increase of approximately $1,000,000! For more information about how BECS would utilize these additional funds, click here.


Finally, don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour on Saturday night for Daylight Savings Time!


BECS Administration

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11/1-1/11 Thanksgiving Food Drive

11/10 Grade Books Close

11/17 3rd Grade Music Performance

11/17 Food Drive Class Reward

11/18 Pastries with the Principals

11/18 Modified Dress Day-$1

11/18 5th Grade Barn Dance performance

11/21-11/25 Thanksgiving Break

11/30 Enrollment Opens 11/30-2/25 (For new students)


A complete list of upcoming events, including athletics, can be found HERE.

Athletics

  • Next week's basketball games are as follows:

    • Tuesday, November 8th

      • A Team @ Prairie View MS at 5pm

      • B Team Home vs. Prairie View MS at 5pm

    • Thursday, November 10th

      • A Team @ Overland Trail MS at 5pm

      • B Team Home vs. Overland Trail MS at 5pm

  • Please click HERE for the athletic season overview and the sports offered here at BECS.

  • The Boy’s Basketball schedule can be found HERE

  • The Cheer schedule can be found HERE

  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Overboe at toverboe@bromleyeastcs.org or at (720) 685 - 3297 ext 129

Assessments

22/23 School Assessment Calendar

  • CMAS - We are working on the schedule for this, but it is looking like testing will start on 4/11 and conclude (except for make-up testing) on 4/19.

  • Please keep these assessment windows in mind when planning your family schedule.

  • CMAS scores from last year are now in Infinite Campus. Here are directions for accessing them.

  • If you attended conferences, you should have received paper copies of CMAS, Fastbridge and CogAT (2nd and 6th grades) scores. You should also be getting ALP Plans and READ+ Plans if applicable.

    • If you DID NOT attend, these have been sent home with your student, so be on the lookout for them.

CogAT Parent Letter (English) (Spanish)

BECS is hiring!

Instructional Coach (K-3 Literacy)

1st Grade Teacher

2nd Grade Teacher

Custodian: Hours are 2 - 10:30 PM - 5 days a week with day time flexibility during breaks

Substitute Teachers - Enjoy the flexibility of being a substitute teacher at BECS by providing up to 5 days of availability per week! Minimum requirement is 1 yr. Substitute authorization through CDE which can be obtained with a high school diploma.


BECS Bucks Drawing winners

K-2nd Grade Winners:

Emma Morris

Julianna Samora

Tabitha Barrett

Ariana Anderson

Michael Wyatt


3rd-5th Grade Winners:

Avonlea Kreutzer

Matthew Fusetti

Weston Graham

Maddox Million

Brielle Horne


6th-8th Grade Winners:

Gunner Downare

Maddi Griffis

Isaiah Hatzky

Parker Downare

Ethan McPherson


Big Kahuna Limo Ride Qualifiers!

We had a HUGE number of students that ROCKED the fundraiser by qualifying for the Big Kahuna Limo and Pizza Ride. PTO is in the process of sending out permission forms for your student's specific date and time for the ride and lunch. Once the form is signed by the parent or guardian you can return them to their teacher. Forms are due Friday, November 11th. If you have not seen a permission form by Tuesday 11/8 and you know your student qualified please reach out to Theresa Powell in the main office.

Conferences

Thank you so much for attending the parent-teacher conferences during the week of Oct 18th - 20th. We had a great turnout and appreciate your attendance with this joint venture. If you have not had a chance to fill out the feedback survey, you may do so here. Thank you to those of you who already filled out the survey, we have received some great feedback that will help us make conferences better for all.

Counselor's Corner

Every November we have the opportunity to focus on gratitude - for our friends, family, and all of the various blessings we each enjoy. Did you know that gratitude plays an important role in your mental health? According to the National Institute on Mental Health (NAMI) people who focus on things that they are grateful for are happier, have less depression and have stronger physical and mental health. In fact focusing on happy thoughts can actually alter your brains’ natural pathways making it easier to see the good in your life. An easy way to start is to write down 5 things that you are grateful for each day. It doesn’t have to be anything grand, maybe it’s something as small as your favorite food, the cool, brisk autumn day, or even the playful puppy next door. You’ll be surprised how quickly those happy thoughts start adding up. You can even make it a game within your family to see who can come up with the most things to be grateful for.


Want to know more about how gratitude can make you happier? Click here and here


Coming up next time: How to talk to your kids about rude behavior vs. bullying and the importance of being kind, even when you don’t like someone.


Shannon Pace, MA K-2nd School Counselor

space@bromleyeastcs.org


Melissa Aschenbrenner, LCSW 3rd-5th School Counselor

maschenbrenner@bromleyeastcs.org


Renee Atkins, MA 6-8th School Counselor

ratkins@bromleyeastcs.org

Fees

Student Fee Payments and Infinite Campus Payments


Just a reminder to please make sure your student(s) fees are paid in Infinite Campus. Payment should be made through your parent portal under the fees tab. You will need to add your payment method under “My Account”.

Below is the BECS Student Fee Schedule 2022-2023 which can also be found on our website under “Student Fee Payments”. Please check your student's account throughout the year for any additional charges that may be assessed, for example, PE uniform.


Uniform patches can be purchased through the front office or online under “Optional Payments”.


PE uniforms will be distributed by the teacher at the beginning of each trimester if needed and the student account will be billed at that time.

Included at the bottom of the fee schedule are links to helpful information and “How To’s” on the parent portal and paying fees. If you do not have a parent portal, please contact the front office.


If you have any questions regarding Student Fees, please contact Ms. French, Finance Manager, at sfrench@bromleyeastcs.org


BECS Student Fee Schedule 2022-2023


Field Trips and Club Payments

To pay for field trips or clubs, please go to “Student Fee Payments” from the website and follow the link at the top of the fee schedule.

School Closures/Delay

5.1.21 School Closure, Delay or Early Release

In the case of inclement weather, Bromley East will follow the decision of 27J Schools (i.e., snow day or delayed start). For delayed start, Bromley will be on a 1-hour delay. Please watch 9News or listen to KOA radio (850 AM) for information regarding school closures and delays.


If the school is closed due to bad weather, activities such as sports, drama, or other after-school activities will most likely be canceled. However, the weather can change dramatically allowing for safe conditions to exist later in the day. If this occurs, the sponsor/coach will contact the participants and make sure they are aware of the situation.


Delayed Start - 1-hour delay

Students will attend school starting at 9:30 AM and end at 3:30 PM for Elementary and 3:40 PM for Middle. Students may arrive on campus starting at 9:10 AM and will continue to enter the building through their normal doors unless otherwise stated. Breakfast will not be served on these days; however, lunch service will continue as scheduled. Innovation Learning will be closed in the morning and open after school.


Early Release

In the event Bromley releases school early due to weather or other circumstances, parents will be notified via text, auto-dialer, and email with details regarding the release process. Innovation Learning will be closed after school.


Snow Days

Students will not attend school virtually or in-person for that day only. Innovation Learning will be closed. This will be a non-contact day for students. If consecutive days are needed, on the second day and subsequent days, students will engage in online learning following the schedule provided by their teachers.


Should Bromley experience more than 3 non-contact (stand-alone) snow days, additional contact days may be added to the school calendar to ensure we meet our instructional hours requirement by CDE.

Healthy Habits:

Healthy Habit Tips to Set Your Family Up for Success this Cold and Flu Season LINK


PTO:

The Thanksgiving Food drive will be November 1-11 and will benefit families through Almost Home. This year, we are asking for Instant Mashed Potatoes, boxed stuffing, gravy packets, cranberry sauce and yams. Students can bring donated goods to the bin in the lobby.


These items will be taken to Almost Home for them to assemble and distribute the baskets. If you need a basket, please stop by Almost Home and register for a basket.


Trimester 1 Ends

This is a reminder that Trimester one ended today and Trimester 2 begins on Monday. Teachers will be working to finalize trimester 1 grades in the coming week. Also, students will start new electives on Monday (middle school).


Volunteers:

Have you completed the volunteer packet yet? If not, you can access it online now. We are excited to share that we have 253 parents who have signed up to volunteer. Thank you for getting this done early. You are amazing!!!!!
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Yearbook and 8th grade recognition ads

Yearbook

Students are back at school making new memories with their friends!

Make sure to order the one book that captures the activities, spirit, and unique qualities of their school. Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to order the 2023 Yearbook.


Attention 8th Grade parents:

We know how awesome your child is, but why not let everyone else know by placing an ad in your student's 8th-grade yearbook?

8th-grade recognition ads are a tradition at our school. For more information on pricing and how to submit your ad, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com.

Your Vote Counts 2022! Final Weekend to Complete Your Ballot!

Please take a moment to read the information provided in this LINK

Questions or Concerns - Please contact us!

To log in to Infinite Campus - click here

Infinite Campus Parent Website Login


For navigating the parent portal - click here

Navigating the Parent-Portal


If you do not have a parent portal - click here

Getting-Started-Campus-Student-Campus-Parent


For instructions on how to pay fees - click here

IC Fee Payment Instructions

Dashboard Links

Attendance Reporting LINK-also found on the main page of the website

Handbook LInk


About Us:

Address: 356 Longspur Drive, Brighton, CO 80601

Phone: 720-685-3297

Office Hours: 8 am-4 pm

Attendance: BECS website attendance reporting LINK

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BromleyHawks/