Bransford Blast

February 14, 2016

Goal Setting Conferences

LEAD 2021 strategy two states: We will facilitate a process that carries out the development, implementation, and realization of a personal learning plan that includes goals within the areas of academics, campus activities, and workforce/community involvement for every student to accomplish the GCISD mission and strategic objectives. Action step 5: Student led parent conferences will be conducted three times a year, at the beginning, middle and end of each year, for the student to share goals and growth as well as data reflected on universal screeners with parents and teachers.

One of our GCISD Portrait of a Graduate goals is to develop self­-regulated learners. We work on this skill through goal setting, data collection, reflection, and student led conferences. As we enter our second student led conferences of the year, we are excited to share the growth our Texans have made since the start of the school year and the October conferences. The student led conferences this week afford students time to share what skills they want to develop and the ways we can work together, home and school, to foster growth.

Student led conferences are just another way we are building an excellent school together!

No school Monday, February 15, 2016, in honor of Presidents' Day!

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Tuition Based Pre-K

In an effort to continually serve the families of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, the district is investigating the feasibility of a tuition-based Pre-K program, beginning in the Fall of 2016. Those families who have a child who will be four-years old, on or before September 1, 2016, may participate in the program, depending on community interest.

As with any of the district’s special programs, families must enter into a lottery to be selected. If there is enough interest in the tuition-based program, then the lottery will be held for spots at pre-determined campuses. The proposed site locations are Bear Creek Elementary, Bransford Elementary, Colleyville Elementary and OC Taylor Elementary. These campuses were selected based on current and projected student enrollment and building capacity.

Families who are interested in learning more about the tuition-based Pre-K program are invited to attend the GCISD Special Programs Expo on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Cross Timbers Middle School at 6 p.m. At the Expo, district representatives will be available to answer questions about the proposed program. If you would like more information about the proposed tuition-based Pre-K program, click here.

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Sock Hop Volunteer Opportunities

The Bransford Sock Hop will be here before we know it! The committee is already working hard to get everything lined up. They have In-N-Out Burger coming, cotton candy, popcorn, a photo booth, and all the cool games to play while you take a break from dancing.

Join your school community on February 19th for a fun night out together!

Please see the attached link and consider volunteering for a quick shift. The shifts are only 30 minutes each. Don't forget this is a great way for your older kids to get some volunteer hours!!

Sock Hop Sign Up Genius Link:

BES Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Bransford! Students will be able to preview the book fair on Friday, February 26th and the book fair will open for business during school hours on Monday, February 29th through noon Friday, March 4th. We will also be open Thursday night, March 3rd, from 6:00-7:30, during and after Bransford's Open House.

Parents can now check out our Book Fair website and can order their books online beginning Feb. 20! By ordering online, you can order at your convenience, with extended hours, and you can also be guaranteed to receive your selections even if it sells out at school. Books ordered online will be delivered to your child at school. Click this link to learn more about online shopping:

Remember, all purchases benefit our school library!

Looking Ahead...

Monday, February 15

Student Holiday, Staff Professional Learning Day

Tuesday, February 16

GCISD Special Programs Expo 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 17

Student Led Conferences, 11:45 a.m. Dismissal

Chipolte Spirit Night

Thursday, February 18

Student Led Conferences, 11:45 a.m. Dismissal

3rd Grade Program 9:00 a.m./7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 19

Sock Hop 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Students are encouraged to wear their sock hop attire to school!

Thursday, February 25

Which Wich Spirit Night

Friday, February 26

Picture Day

February 29 - March 4

Texas Public Schools Week

Book Fair Week

Thursday, March 3

Open House

  • Classrooms Open from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Book Fair Open from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 10

Fifth Grade Program

Friday, March 11

Science Safari

BES Spirit Day

March 14 - March 18

Spring Break

Tuesday, March 22

CEC 3:10 p.m.

Teddy's Burgers Spirit Night

Thursday, March 24

PTA Meeting 6:30 P.M.

Friday, March 25

Bad Weather Make-Up Day