BPE Monthly

February 2016

Let's Win a FREE Author Visit with Jan Brett

Please, please, please go online to this direct link

to enter the contest for our school to win a free visit with the author. The top school only has 453 votes and we are not even in the top 100 yet! It takes less than a minute to enter and our students would love a visit from one of our favorite authors. Thank you!

http://www.janbrett.com/contest_2016/2016_free_school_or_library_visit.htm

Don't Forget to Order....Only 100 Yearbooks Left

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Reading Tips for Parents

Keep reading lively and interesting with these 7 tips. Learn new ways and means to support and open up this new wonderful world to your child.


ByAnne Schwartzberg


Even if your child is motivated to read, supporting her with a variety of ways and options will keep her momentum going. Here are 7 tips to open up the wonderful world of reading for your child.

  • Reading Tip for Parents: What’s “Just Right”? Children feel confident and competent when they read books that are “just right.” But how do you find a “just right” book? Have your child read the back and front cover, and first page of the book. If there are more than five words that he cannot pronounce or understand in context, the book may be too challenging. Be supportive about finding a more perfect fit. Choosing the right book will help your little reader feel successful.
  • Reading Tip for Parents: Map it Out It’s important to provide your child with a variety of fiction and non-fiction reading. A fun way to do this is to get a map and show them the way from your house to the grocery store or another familiar destination. Have your child write out the directions, street by street, and then read them to you as you walk or drive to the store – like a living GPS!
  • Reading Tip for Parents: Card Tricks Do you think effective reading only takes place at libraries and book stores? Think again! There are reading opportunities everywhere. Go to a greeting card store with your child and read the greeting cards together. Later, vote for the ones whose words convey the best birthday wish or get-well sentiment.
  • Reading Tip for Parents: Picture This! During your next outing or gathering, take action-packed photos, then have your child create captions to go with each picture. Assemble the pictures and captions in a picture book or album, and add speech and thought bubbles to create a personalized – and probably hysterical -- graphic novel.
  • Reading Tip for Parents: Last Comic Standing Take time to read comic strips together. Share favorites from your own childhood and have your child put his favorites on the fridge. Read them aloud, and often -- repetition is a great way to build reading skills. Soon, he’ll love looking forward to the “Sunday funnies” each week.
  • Reading Tip for Parents: Become a Fan Your child will soon develop a love for particular authors and illustrators. Nurture her fan-ship by helping her write a letter to her favorite author. Many authors have their own websites with contact information, but here’s a great place to start your search (http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/authors/all.htm). You can also contact the book’s publisher, the mailing address for which can often be found on the back of the title page or on the publisher’s Web site.
  • Reading Tip for Parents: Labels of Love Word recognition and vocabulary are important parts of reading. On a rainy day, get some paper and tape and start labeling everything in your home -- from furniture to small knick-knacks. Reading these labels repeatedly will build your child’s mental word bank. If your family is bilingual, create labels in both languages

BPE Welcomes Fulbright Korean Teachers

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Bette Perot Elementary will once again host a Fulbright Korean teacher who is here as a part of the Fulbright American Studies Program for Korean English Teachers. We are honored to welcome our guest teacher for a two week integrated classroom experience. This year's guest, Ms. Yuri Chang, will be mentored by Cindy Kim (3rd grade) and Kellee LeRoy (2nd grade). We look forward to Ms. Chang providing our students with insight into the Korean culture.


We are thrilled to be a part of this special program!



Please Note...Change of Dismissal Request

If you need to change your student's dismissal plan, please notify the office by phone before 2:30. The office phone number is (187) 744-4600.


Thank you!

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Birthday Reminders....

Birthdays are pretty special around here. Our kids are always so anxious to begin their day with being a part of BPE Live for their TV debut. They look forward to sharing birthday treats with friends. In the spirit of ensuring the birthday celebration goes as well as possible, please remember to...

  • Coordinate with the teacher so she can incorporate the celebration into the plan for the day and anticipate scheduling conflicts.
  • Bring store/bakery bought treats with the ingredients on the packaging.

It's All About the Fun and Games...

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Reminder...No Dogs on School Property

Access HAC from your Smart Device

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PTA Heart at Work at BPE

Hi Bette Perot Families,

We have had a very exciting first month of the New Year!

All of the fun events in January were made possible with the support of our PTA Members and BPES Families. Here is just a glimpse into some of those great events and programs:

Our Pledge Drive Thank You Gift – “A Ride Home in a Fire Truck” was a HUGE HIT!!! - Thank you to the Romanelli Family for your Support!!
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We closed out our Art Reflections Contest and Awards Program. Brooke Mettes and Cindy Kelso did an amazing job with the program by more than doubling the participation from last year!! We had 75 entries. Out of those entries we had 19 advanced to the District Level with 7 awarded with Awards of Excellence and Honorable Mention!

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Our Pledge Drive Thank You Gift – “Principal and Vice Principal for a Day” with Benjamin Clement and Noah Bates was So Fun!!!! Thank you to the Clement and Bates Families for your Support!!

Join us for a next PTA General Meeting:

We look forward to seeing all our BPES Families at our upcoming Events!!


Cheers,

Misty Wolfe

BPES PTA President

https://www.facebook.com/BPESPTA

http://www.bpespta.org/.

Although Not Likely, it's Always Good to Know...

The winter season is upon us. Our district staff understands that our decision to open or close schools in bad weather has a significant effect on families. We also understand that our students are better served – both academically and socially – by being in school. But as always, our top priority is the safety of our students.


The superintendent will make the decision to open or close the schools in bad weather by 5:30 A.M. based on analysis of all relevant factors, such as:

· Information on road conditions from transportation staff and from the police

· Amount of snow and ice accumulated

· Whether precipitation is continuing

· Building conditions (such as whether we have electricity and heat)

· Parking lot conditions

· Temperature and wind chill

· Weather predictions

· Sidewalk conditions

· What other school districts are doing


Families will be notified of decisions through a variety of media resources. Tune to WBAP-820 AM or KRLD 1080 radio, WFAA8, NBC5, FOX4, KTVT11 or KTXA21 television stations or KSTV for up-to-date information on school closings. Keller ISD does not recommend that you call the school or district office unless it is an emergency. You can also sign up for e-mail notification service through the district’s website. Check our district Web site www.KellerISD.net for information. A red alert bar will appear across the top of the KellerISD.net home page should campuses be closed

Register to Receive Remind Text Messages from BPE

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Dates to Remember

Drama Team....Mondays and Fridays

Running Club ...Tuesdays (As weather permits)

Registration must be completed in order for students to participate. To register your child, visit bpespta.org or click here to access registration information.

Cup Stacking...Wednesdays

3:00 - 3:45

February 26 - Storybook Character Day

Dress up - grade level story book character themes

February 29 - Optional Cup Stacking Practice

3:00-3:45

Arrive Before 9:15...

Due to a change from the Texas Legislature, children who arrive at school after 9:15 without a doctor's note will be considered absent for the entire school day.