Parent Newsletter

Bromley East Charter School

November 13, 2020

BECS Families:


We are continually amazed at the resiliency and energy that our staff, students and families have demonstrated this school year. We realize that the “new normal” is filled with uncertainty and anxiety. During this time of being thankful, we want each of you to know how incredibly blessed and honored we are to call BECS our work home. Thank you for all that you have done to ensure our success. There will be no parent newsletter sent on Friday, November 20. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break! We hope it is filled with family, fun and relaxation. When we return from Thanksgiving break, we will have three short weeks before we enjoy our Winter Break. Watch for the next parent newsletter to be sent Friday, November 27, 2020.


Sincerely,


BECS Administration

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

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CHARCUTERIE BOARD

Just in time for the holidays! All the delicious goodies you need to create a stunning charcuterie and cheese board! 10% of sales will go back to BECS! Includes 1/3 pound of each; soppressata, genoa salami, pepperoni. 1/3 pound of each; gouda, aged cheddar, and blue. Nuts, dried fruit, honey, ale mustard, dishes, serving ware, and slate board. PICK UP 11/24 & 11/25 at Heritage Academy. Click HERE and select "Bromley East" to place your order.

BECS NEWS

2021- 2022 CALENDAR SURVEY

Should we return for the 21-22 school year to a situation where we no longer need to implement cohorting and social distancing, we would like your input on which calendar option you would prefer. Click here to review the options and provide your input by Thursday, November 19th. Students in grades 3 - 7 will also be surveyed November 16th - 19th during class.

COVID DASHBOARD

BECS’ data pertaining to COVID-19 now appears on the 27J COVID Dashboard, along with the data for the other charter schools. This data is updated weekly on Mondays.

BECS BUCKS WINNERS

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COSTA RICA - Language Immersion Trip

Thanks to COVID-19, so many things have been canceled: both Washington DC trips, the Explore Europe Trip, Sea Camp, Outdoor Ed, and most field trips; but NOT the Language Immersion Through Costa Rica trip!!! We are still planning on going to Costa Rica as soon as school lets out in May. This is going to be an incredible trip! Not only will your child learn Spanish, but we will be kayaking, whitewater rafting, ziplining, as well as interacting with and exploring the Costa Rican culture, and so much more! It's not too late to register to go! Also, as long as there are enough spots for the students, we are allowing parents to go on the trip, too! If you would like more information about the trip, please check out this LINK. You can also watch this VIDEO. Don't miss out on giving your child this once in a lifetime opportunity. Email Mr. Olmsted if you are interested in getting more information. Thank you very much!

HEALTH OFFICE

  • Extra Set of Clothes: With the snow and muddy season here, please pack an extra set of clothes for your student. Having an extra set of clothes for your student to change into when needed is very much appreciated.


  • Reminder for those families that received an immunization requirement notice. Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a medical or non-medical exemption has been signed and received by the school. Your student, whether an in-person or remote learner, is required to have missing immunizations, proof of an appointment or a signed exemption form by December 8, 2020, or your student will be unable to attend school. Please contact Ms. Vanessa Romero at vromero@bromleyeastcs.org with updated immunization forms.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FOR SUMMER 2022 - ATTENTION CURRENT 6TH AND 7TH GRADE FAMILIES ONLY

Parents of students currently in 6th and 7th grade have the opportunity to share their interest level in one of three international trip options for the summer of 2022. Please click here to learn more about each trip and provide your level of interest. This survey only applies to parents of students who are currently in 6th or 7th grade.

LEARNING CYCLE 2 GRADES

Grades for Learning Cycle 2 have been finalized and can be viewed through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you do not have a parent portal account, please contact Elizabeth Sumerix, our registrar to obtain access.

PTO UPDATES

  • Big Kahuna - Drum roll please! The winners of the Big Kahuna Prize Raffle are as follows:

    • K: Carter Delaney in Ms. Salaveta's class won a scooter!

    • 1: Brynleigh Terry in Ms. Balzer's class won a scooter!

    • 2: Analia Montoya in Mrs. Tuck's class won a scooter!

    • 3: Kendyl Bryant in Ms. Anderson's class won a hoverboard!

    • 4: Aubree Collom Dieter in Mrs. Pasic's class won a hoverboard!

    • 5: Peighton Bamford in Ms. Sulewski's class won a hoverboard!

    • MS: Christine Cole in Ms. Biederwolf's 6th grade class won a $100 Amazon gift card!

Students who sold 15 or more items were entered into the raffle (in lieu of the traditional limo ride that we weren't able to do this year). And a HUGE thank you to all the students who participated in this year's Big Kahuna fundraiser. We raised a grand total of $14,587.90! Way to go Hawks!


  • The Sunshine Club - BECS PTO has rolled out a new program called The Sunshine Club! This is our way of supporting BECS while adhering to the COVID restrictions that are currently in place. If you have anything to drop off for the staff - there is a bin in the vestibule that you can place items in. Right now, the Staff appreciates hand warmers, coffee pods, and hot cocoa mix. Another part of the Sunshine Club is enriching the teachers and staff with items that they can use in their classrooms. They have been asked to create Amazon Wish Lists, we will be making that list public in case parents would like to join in treating our teachers and staff by purchasing items right off of the wish lists. All items will be sent directly to the school.


  • Holidays are around the corner and we are connecting with local no profits to assist in food drives. Our local organization is Almost Home and we are assisting with their holiday food boxes.


Many things are different this year but we have an amazing school, staff, and community who are working hard for the kids! Let’s raise them up any way we can! We look forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions - feel free to contact Ms. Elizabeth Strobel.

YEARBOOK

With the holidays quickly approaching, many festivities will be had. With that being said, the Yearbook team would like to feature a few fun activities in this year's yearbook. Please feel free to submit your story and photos to the yearbook team. The following are the topics they would like to cover.

  • Favorite meals/snacks/treats to cook with my family

  • Trick-or-Treating/Trunk-or-Treat

  • Fun activities outside of school

  • Holiday events

  • Cool bedrooms/virtual learning setup

  • Holiday Travelers "Where are you going for the Holidays?

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LITERACY RESOURCES

Family Resources for children in grades K-3

REMINDERS

COVID UPDATE

As we transition into the Level-3, Safer-at-Home guidance per the Tri-County Health Department's recommendation here are a few changes: Key Information for in-person staff and learners. Birthday or classroom treats will not be allowed from home while we are in Level-3 Safer-at-Home status.

COLD MORNINGS
  • Please remember students should wear appropriate warm layers of clothing to school (including proper footwear, boots/extra socks, hats, gloves, etc).
  • Remember students should bring an extra mask to school.
  • Students will remain outside until the temperature falls below 25 degrees or there is too much precipitation.
  • Regardless of the weather, students should still be dropped off at their assigned location.
  • Questions, please contact Ms. Nichols or Mr. Jacobson, Deans of Students.

Message from Eagle Ridge Academy


Dear Parents/Guardians of 8th Grade Students,


We at Eagle Ridge Academy would like to introduce you to our school. Attached is a short video to give you a quick glimpse inside our walls. In a few weeks, we will have some more details for you to review about enrollment and classes.


In November, Eagle Ridge Academy has traditionally held a popular event called "Info Expo Night" where we welcome families of 8th grade students to visit our campus and learn about our college prep high school and the programs we offer. Due to unprecedented times, we have decided to cancel the in-person event and will be producing a video to highlight the many programs and activities we offer instead. For more information, please check out the "Enroll" tab on our website and watch the student video on our homepage.


Additionally, we will open priority enrollment early this year beginning November 1, 2020. We will accept applications through the end of January. If we have more applications than open seats, we will conduct a lottery in February. Additional applications received after January 31st will also be added to the end of the waitlist. Please go to our website and choose the 'ENROLL' tab to sign up.


If you have any questions, please contact us through our website. We hope you enjoy the video!


Scott Richardson

Principal and Head of School

REMOTE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS


Piloting New Attendance Method

Beginning with learning cycle 3 students learning remotely will have a different method of attendance through Infinite Campus. If your student is ill, going out to town, or will be late, you still want to call the main office to excuse their absence as you have in the past. However, please contact your students' teacher directly if you are having connectivity issues, inaccurate attendance for a class, or need to communicate an issue with attendance/participation in a class.

Connect with us

Please don’t hesitate to contact our main office with any questions or concerns you may have.