Bransford Blast

January 31, 2016

LEAD 2021: Student Voice

The communication strategy of LEAD 2021 calls for communication with students to support the GCISD mission and strategic objectives. Superintendent's goal number six supports this goal by asking for the creation and implementation of a plan to systemically pilot “student voice” as a mechanism for feedback over the next three years.

One way we are receiving feedback from our BES Texans is through monthly meetings of the Principal Panel in which representatives from each class have lunch with Mrs. Halliburton and share ideas they have for making BES the BEST! The students share thoughts on things from what they would like served in the lunch line (we can never get rid of pizza day, according to the PP members) to the desire to fix the volleyball nets outside to the need to continue to be challenged academically (their words, not mine). The students provide useful insight into their wants and needs inside and outside the classroom. Meeting with the Principal Panel is truly one of the highlights of the month and it is a reminder of the importance of asking for input from our students as we continue to build an excellent school together!

Kendra Scott Spirit Night

Join us Monday night, February 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kendra Scott store located at 321 Grand Avenue West, Southlake, TX 76092 (across from Brio). 20% of the proceeds will benefit BES. This is a great opportunity to purchase Valentine's presents! Hope to see you there!

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.

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:

National Frozen Yogurt Day

Stop by Menchie's on Monday, February 1 between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for a free 6 ounces of frozen yogurt. Menchie's is a huge supporter of BES and BES PTA giving us discount coupons, hosting spirit nights, and providing a yogurt party for laps for learning. Head over to Menchie's before or after shopping at Kendra Scott.

Looking Ahead...

Monday, February 1

Kendra Scott Spirit Night 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kendra Scott Store in Southlake 20% of Proceeds Benefit BES!

Friday, February 5

District Wear Red Day for Heart Health

100th Day of School

Wednesday, February 10

Play It Safe Presentations for All Students

Friday, February 12

Jump Rope for Heart

Valentine's Parties 1:45 - 2:45

Spirit Day

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

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.

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

Thursday, March 10

Fifth Grade Program

March 14 - March 18

Spring Break