Bee Cave Beehive

See what all the buzz is about at BCE! - 3/24/19

Welcome Back, Bobcats!!

Upcoming Dates and Reminders:

Mar. 27......Kindergarten Round-up (Registration) 3:30 - 6:30

Mar. 29......Friday Assembly (Fairness County Fair - Western)

Apr. 2........Class Pictures

Apr. 5........PTO Board Nomination Forms Due

Apr. 5.........Friday Assembly

Apr. 5.........Night in Old Bee Cave

Apr. 9.........STAAR - 4th Writing/5th Math (No Visitors on Campus)

Apr. 10.......STAAR - 5th Reading (No Visitors on Campus)

Apr. 12.......Friday Assembly

Apr. 18.......SOS (Super Outrageous Science) Day!!! Parents are welcome to join us!

Apr. 19.......Student/Staff Holiday

Apr. 24.......Final PTO Member Meeting with Board Elections @ 8:00

Apr. 26.......Friday Assembly (Glowing with Respect - Neon Colors)

May 3.........Friday Assembly

May 6 - 10....Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 9.........Destination Kindergarten @ 3:30 (Incoming Kindergarten Parents)

May 13.......STAAR - 3rd and 4th Math (No Visitors on Campus)

May 14.......STAAR - 3rd and 4th Reading (No Visitors on Campus)

May 15.......STAAR - 5th Science (No Visitors on Campus)

Class Placement Process for 2019 - 2020

When the April 7th Beehive goes out, we will begin to solicit parent feedback for class placement for the upcoming school year. The following considerations are made when placing students:

  • Each student's educational needs
  • Equalizing the numbers of students in ALL classes
  • Balancing the numbers of boys and girls
  • Balancing the ability levels and needs of classes
  • Family input

Requests for specific teachers will NOT be honored.

As mentioned in previous Beehive newsletters, beginning next school year, requests for Legacy teachers will not be honored. This decision was made for the following reasons:

  • It is critical we have balanced classrooms for students. Assigning students to legacy teachers sometimes makes balancing very difficult.
  • With growth at BCE, the new students cannot benefit.
  • The oldest student in the family is not able to benefit.

We greatly appreciate your support in ensuring ALL students receive proper placement, which includes consideration of educational needs. We are a community of learners ensuring success for ALL.

Thank you!

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BCE PTO Information

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Night in Old Bee Cave - April 5th

Are you ready to party like it’s 1999? A Night in Old Bee Cave (our 4th annual adults-only fundraiser) is coming up on April 5th, and tickets are now on sale! This year, we are celebrating 20 years of our amazing Bee Cave Elementary (1999-2019).

Spend the evening under the stars (and right down the street) at the classic Star Hill Ranch

  • Dancing to live rock’n’roll band The American Revival

  • Fantastic finds in our silent auction room

  • Live auction with some fabulous getaways

  • Catered by the delicious Alfred’s Catering

  • Adult beverages

All benefiting our students at Bee Cave Elementary!

Grab your tickets now at Tickets will not be sold at the door, so you must purchase by April 3.

Childcare is available from Hill Country Indoor – register online

You don’t want to miss BCE grown-ups’ most fun night of the year!

PTO Member Meeting 4/24/19

Please join us at our next PTO Member Meeting on Wednesday, April 24th at 8:00 am in Room 401. This is an important meeting as we will be voting on your 2019-20 PTO Executive Board, as well as the 2019-20 Budget. We hope you will join us to make these important decisions and learn about the proposed purchases for next year!

2019-2020 PTO Board Recruitment

Are you interested in joining the PTO Board? There are various positions open for the 2019‐20 school year, and we are calling for parents who are interested in serving BCE students, staff, and community as part of the PTO. Being on the PTO Board is a great way to be involved with your child’s school, know what is going on at the school, and be an important part of creating a great place for all BCE children to learn and grow! Please see the attached nomination form with a description of each position and a brief summary of responsibilities. If you are interested, please fill out the form and turn it in to a member of the Nominating Committee (or at the Front Office) by April 5, 2019. The general membership will elect officers on April 24, 2019. Thank you for your interest!

2019 Nominating Committee: Emily Chaplinski (chair), Tracey Kane, Melissa Williamson.

Staff Luncheon Sign-up

Help show appreciation to our BCE staff by signing up to bring items for our next luncheon on Wednesday, March 27th! The theme for the March luncheon is "Brunchin’ at BCE". More details are in the sign-up form. Thank you in advance!

Spring Fest Thank You!

We hope all had fun at Spring Fest! Thank you to all the volunteers who made this event possible: Chairwoman Tiffany Greenberg, committee Cynthia Jurado, Becky Winters, Kathleen Andresen, and Melissa Gonzalez, and day-of helpers Miko Tachibana, Mario Kauachi, Meagan Gafford, and Alysson Cozart! Thank you for putting on this fun night for our community!

Bee Cave Elementary PTO Scholarship

Do you know a deserving high school senior? Please share with them that BCE PTO will award one $500 scholarship to a Senior that attended Bee Cave Elementary for 3+ years. We are looking for a well-rounded individual who has been involved in many facets of their school and community. Submission deadline is Wednesday, April 10th.

Applications can be submitted here:

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PTO Purchase Spotlight

Our Google Expeditions kits have arrived at BCE! Now our students can virtually swim amongst coral reefs or stare into the eye of a miniature Category 5 hurricane. Get ready for virtual field trips to over 600 locations! Thanks again to all of you for your great support of our school during Raise Craze, which allowed us to purchase these wonderful learning tools. Our BCE community is the best!

4th Grade Camp Write Along

Track and Field 2019

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