The Vise Press

May 6, 2016


A huge thank you to our PTA and wonderful parents for the outpouring of love this week! We appreciate all of your support this year and can't believe the year is almost over. We have enjoyed our year with your child and look forward to creating many more memory over the last couple of weeks!

Career Day

2nd graders will be participating in a Career Day on Wednesday May 25th. We will be asking the kids to dress up in an outfit that represents what they would like to be when they grow up. We are also looking for a couple of volunteers from each class to come speak about their professions. If you are interested, please contact your homeroom teacher.

Planning for 2016-2017

2016-2017 Enrollment

Hard to believe that it is already to start planning for next school year! This year has flown by as the days have been packed with growth, learning, and fun! As we as a campus begin planning for next year, please take a moment to complete the following Google form if you have a kindergarten through fourth grade student: 2016-2017 Enrollment(

Student Information Sheets

In the coming weeks, we will begin to develop our class lists for next school year. In creating these lists we take into account district guidelines and keep in mind the need to create a balanced classroom for our students. This process involves multiple variables. Below you will find some of the variables we will consider as we develop class lists for the 2016- 2017 school year:

· Gender balance

· Academic mix

· Personality and learning styles

· Peer relationships

· Class size

· Special needs

The objective is to place all students with a teacher in a balanced class that will support individual learning and growth. At Bransford, we are very fortunate to have an exceptional group of teachers and staff to work with our students and families.

Families have the optional opportunity to fill out a student class information form( This form will not be used for requesting a teacher, but will give you a chance to share valuable information about your child. There will also be a spot for your child to share. We will not be honoring specific teacher requests. The form will be available on line to families April 24 - May 6. Please complete the forms online with your student.

Final class lists will be posted at meet the teacher night August 18.

You're Invited

Who: Family of 2nd Graders

What: End of Year Celebration

Where: Cafeteria with a reception to follow in the classrooms

When: May 26th at 8:30 am

Why: To celebrate our year!

Please join us as we celebrate a wonderful year in 2nd grade! We will celebrate individual accomplishments in the Cafeteria beginning at 8:30. The awards will be followed by a reception in the classrooms (around 9:30) that will include a class video, refreshments, and a special gift for parents to thank you for a wonderful year!

Upcoming Events


May 9th - 13th - STAAR - NO VISITORS

May 10th - Zoe's Spirit Night

May 11th - Progress Reports Available in Google/Fitness Force

May 17th - Chop House Burger Spirit Night

May 18th - Fitness Force

May 19th - PTA Meeting 6:00 pm

May 20th - Field Day

May 25th - Career Day (We still need volunteers!)

May 26th - Awards Ceremony at 8:30 am in Cafeteria

May 27th - NO SCHOOL

May 30th - NO SCHOOL

June 2nd - LAST DAY - EARLY RELEASE at 11:45

What Will We Learn Next Week???

Math :
  • Students will be able to understand the concept of multiplication and division.

Language Arts (including Social Studies):

  • Students will be able to spell 'ea' words.
  • Students will be able to make inferences about their reading.
  • Students will be able to edit and publish their best poem/s.


  • Students will be able to identify the basic needs of plants and animals.