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.
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
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 4pm1/16 No School MLK Day
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
All sorts of fun:
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
3rd-5th Grade Winners
6th-8th Grade Winners
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.
Candy Cane Drive
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!
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.
Shannon Pace, MA
K-2nd School Counselor
Melissa Aschenbrenner, LCSW
3rd - 5th School Counselor
Renee Atkins, MA
6-8th School Counselor
Exciting Student News!
This year, 4 of the 9 winners were from BECS!
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
Name That Snowplow Contest winners
Mckay, Margo, Aviana and Caleb
Meeting the Mayor!
Aviana met the Brighton Mayor at the ceremony.
Margo holding her snowplow name
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
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.
BECS Bucks Drawing/Store Prizes
After-School Club Supplies
Leader In Me/School Improvement Activities
Field Day Supplies
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 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.
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.
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