BECS Parent Newsletter

December 9, 2022

Dear Hawk Families,


It has been another fantastic week at BECS! Tonight we are looking forward to the Bromley Ball for students in kindergarten through second grade. A huge thank you to our PTO for sponsoring this event!

Please read the newsletter in its entirety as there are many events leading up to Winter Break.


BECS Administration

Dates to Remember

12/9 Bromley Ball K-2 6-7:30pm

12/12 Web Movie with 6th graders

12/12-15 Holiday Shop

12/13 B Team Boys Basketball @ Stuart MS at 5pm

12/15 MS Band Concert

12/15 A Team Boys Basketball Home vs. Stuart MS at 5pm

12/16 Modified Dress Day-$1

12/16 3rd Grade Marketplace

12/16 Cheer Holiday Party 5pm-6:30pm

12/19-22 Spirit Week

12/19 4th Grade Movie - Auditorium

12/19 Girls Basketball Registration Opens at 8am

12/20 Club Choir Performance

12/20 Boys Basketball End of Season Party 3:45pm-4:30pm in Cafeteria

12/20 Ms. Diaz Class Literacy Event 9:00 and 2:45 (Parents)

12/21 4th Grade Celebration of Winter Lunch

12/21 6th Grade International Towne Field Trip (group 1)

12/21 4th Grade Music Performance/cookie decorating

12/22 6th Grade International Towne Field Trip (group 2)

12/23-1/9 Winter Break


January

1/10 Students return from winter break

1/10 Girls Basketball Parent Meeting at 5pm in Auditorium

1/11 PTO Meeting

1/13 Girls Basketball Registration Closes at 4pm

1/16 No School MLK Day

Athletics

      • On Tuesday, December 13th, the B Team for Boys Basketball will be playing for 3rd place at Stuart Middle School at 5pm. Also, the A Team will be hosting the Championship game on Thursday, December 15th at 5pm. Come out and support our Boys Basketball Team on 12/15 at 5pm as they play for the league championship!!

      • Girls Basketball registration opens on 12/19 at 8am. Registration will close on 1/13 at 4pm. If you would like to register, please click HERE for registration information.

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

      • The Boys 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

    All sorts of fun:

    There is quite a bit of fun happening in the building over the next few weeks. Please remember you must bring your legal ID in order to go past the main doors in order to attend events in the building during school hours.

    BECS is hiring!

    2nd Grade Teacher in process

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

    Instructional Coach (K-3 Literacy)

    In house substitute - Love having variety in your workday?? This may be just for you. Enjoy being a part of the BECS team and a full-time paycheck and benefits, while getting to experience students of all ages. Minimum requirement is 1 yr. Substitute authorization through CDE which can be obtained with a high school diploma.

    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.

    6th Grade LA Teacher - If you or anyone you know is a qualified teacher, please refer them to this posting.

    BECS Bucks Drawing winners

    K-2nd Grade Winners

    Owen Ayala

    Michael Buxton

    Camden Grandshaw
    Tabitha Barrett

    Ulysses Silva


    3rd-5th Grade Winners

    Damian Pena

    Abriella Amador

    Dru Felz

    Genevieve Anderson

    Bailey Aschenbrenner


    6th-8th Grade Winners

    Aiden Smith

    Derek Daines

    Tazak Luikham

    Fred Holden

    Eric Mendoza

    Bromley Ball

    December 9th 6:00 - 7:30 PM

    The Bromley Ball is a dance hosted by the PTO. It is for Kindergarteners, 1st and 2nd graders only. A parent or guardian must accompany the child for the duration of the dance.

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    Candy Cane Drive

    After taking a couple of years off, the Candy Cane Drive is back!


    Mr. Olmsted's class will be selling candy canes and chocolate mints after school starting on Monday the 5th and ending on Friday the 16th. The stand will be set up in the courtyard outside of the auditorium.


    Candy canes will be 50 cents each or 5 for $2, and chocolate mints will be 25 cents each or 5 for $1. All of the profits will go to buy gifts for families in our community who need a little help making Christmas a little brighter. Come buy some candy and help a great cause at the same time!

    Counselor's Corner

    Character, personaje, 特点, ʻano ʻano, tính cách - every language around the world has a word that describes the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. While the exact definition of character may differ across cultures and people these differences are slight and most can agree that good character is more than just being nice. At BECS, we celebrate those traits and qualities that make our students the best and brightest. In our unique role, the counseling team uses our time with students to reiterate those most important traits of good character. Honesty - telling the truth, even when it is hard. Integrity - doing the right thing, even when no one is looking. Respect - ourselves, other people and the rules & expectations of our school, community and other places we spend our time - whether we agree or not. Synergize and think Win/Win means putting aside our personal agenda and considering other points of view when we work with others. Work hard and then play to accomplish our goals and move forward - we want our students to achieve all of their dreams!


    There are many other traits that go into a person's character - loyalty, self control, gratitude and kindness just to name a few. Your BECS counseling team strives to model and emulate these traits while supporting students in their academic and personal pursuits. Want to talk more at home? Here are some great conversation starters.


    Helping Your Child Become A Responsible Citizen

    Teaching Integrity and Character to Children

    What’s More Important GPA or Character?



    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


    Eighth grade to High School transition

    Click here for important information regarding enrolling in high school. Parents - this information is updated as get more info so continue checking it.

    Exciting Student News!

    Each year, the City of Brighton holds a "Name That Snowplow" contest. The winning names have now been placed on nine snowplows for the 2022-2023 season and will make their debut in the city’s 27th Annual Festival of Lights Parade this Saturday.

    This year, 4 of the 9 winners were from BECS!


    Congratulations to:


    Baby Snowda - Aviana Carrillo, First Grader

    Snowbi Won Kenobi - Mckay Hendrickson, Fifth Grader

    Buzz Iceclear - Margo McDonald, First Grader

    Plowasaurus Rex - Caleb Sledge, Fifth Grader

    Fundraiser for Outdoor Ed

    6th-grade families, caramels from our Outdoor Ed fundraiser will be available for students to take home on Tuesday 12/13. Their lead teachers will hand them out during their lead class.

    Holiday Shop - December 12th - 15th from 8:30 - 4:30 PM

    The Holiday Shop needs volunteers to help kids shop for their families! Please sign up if you can help.

    Elementary students will attend the Holiday Shop at a scheduled time throughout the week with their class. Middle school students will be able to shop after school starting at 3:40.


    Lost and Found

    The items in the Lost and Found will be donated over break. Please be sure to stop in and check it out before then.

    Modified Dress Expectations and Fund Usage

    On the last Friday of each month, we have Modified Dress Days for students to wear attire that is outside of the normal Bromley East uniform. For students to participate in this day, they are required to bring in $1 that is collected and utilized in a variety of ways to support students and student activities. Below are the remaining Modified Dress Day dates, as well as how Bromley East will use the funds collected during Modified Dress Days to support students and student activities.


    Going Towards…

    12/16/2022

    BECS Bucks Drawing/Store Prizes


    1/27/2023

    After-School Club Supplies


    2/24/2023

    Leader In Me/School Improvement Activities


    3/31/2023

    Field Day Supplies


    4/28/2023

    Student Supplies/Recess Equipment


    If you are wanting more information regarding what is allowed during Modified Dress Days, please click HERE to access our Dress Code Policy.

    Open Enrollment

    Open Enrollment for NEW students wishing to attend BECS in the 23-24 school year opened on November 30th. Open Enrollment closes on February 24 and the lottery will be held at the beginning of March. If you are offered a spot, you will have 48 hours to accept the spot.

    Please note that EXISTING students do not need to re-apply, instead, we will be sending an Intent to Return survey in January.

    Please share this information with anyone you know who would like their child to attend BECS next year! Word of mouth is our best advertisement!

    Outside Recess Clarification

    Research shows that students perform better both behaviorally and academically throughout the school day when they are able to go outside for recess. Therefore, at Bromley East we strive to get students outside for recess as much as possible. We will take our students outside for recess unless one or more of the following exist:

    • The actual temperature outside is below 25 degrees

    • There is precipitation falling

    • There are dangerous conditions outside

    Please ensure that you are sending your student to school dressed appropriately for the weather each day. The administration will make a determination when these conditions exist, and will let students and teachers know whether recess will be indoors or outdoors.


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    Volunteers/Holiday Activities

    There is a lot of activity around the building and teachers need volunteers. Please make sure you have your volunteer packet filled out so you can assist at any time. You can access the form online now. We are excited to share that we have 364 parents who have signed up to volunteer. Thank you for getting this done. You are amazing!!!!! Remember all volunteers whether chaperoning a field trip or holiday event volunteer needs a form filled out.

    Yearbook

    Yearbook

    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.


    8th grade parents - please submit your Then and Now photos to yearbook@bromleyeastcs.org

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    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

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