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February Newsletter 2023

What's Happening This Month:

It is hard to believe that February is here. February is a busy month for our students and staff! It’s the month to celebrate love and friendship! At BCES we LOVE our students! We have many opportunities planned to celebrate this special season. Our students can purchase Candy Grams, share Valentines with classmates, enjoy a special Valentine’s Day snack, celebrate Kona ice , etc.

February is also the time when we realize the end of the year will be here before we know it. As our students prep for testing and get excited about moving to the next level, remember that little progress each day adds to big results! We believe in our students and will support them through every journey. We can all help make a difference. As a parent, keep your child energized at home and take all opportunities to provide brain boosters that keep your child academically fresh!


  • February 1st- March 29th- SPRING TUTORING STARTS
  • Feb. 6th-10th- Order your candy grams for $1.00. They will be delivered on Valentine's Day!
  • February 9th- Kona Ice Day
  • February 9th- Spring Picture Orders Due- Pictures Must Be Prepaid Today!
  • February 10th- Spring Pictures Will Be Taken
  • February 20th- 22nd- Student Holidays-Winter Break
  • February 22nd- Teacher Professional Learning Day/ Student Holiday
  • February 23rd- Students Return To School/PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m./Academic Night
  • March 6th- 10th- Book Fair
  • March 14th- Dine To Donate- Dine at Texas Roadhouse in Pooler from 3:00-8:30 and 10% of your bill is donated to the school. Please share this on your personal social media.
  • March 15th- Career Day
  • March 30th- PTO Meeting

Lunch Information:

  • Breakfast and Lunch are not free this year. Please complete the free and reduced lunch application using this link.

  • Breakfast- $2.25 for students

  • Lunch- $3.25 for students

  • Lunch- $4.25 for adults


Helping Students At Home

Please visit our school webpage and/or "Like" our Facebook page for the most up-to-date family engagement information. You can also find our Family Engagement Plan on our school webpage. Please remember we have a Parent Resource Center. This center contains educational games and activities you can use at home with your child. If you would like to check out materials for additional skills practice at home, please email Mrs. Gebhart at sgebhart@bryan.k12.ga.us. She is the Intervention Specialist and will help you select things to work on at home with your child.

Title I Family Engagement Survey

It's that time of year again! It is survey time. Please take the time to complete this survey on Family Engagement at BCES.

2022-2023 Title I Family Engagement Survey

Why Is Early Intervention Important?

Why Is Early Intervention Important? Early Intervention provides support, resources, and services to young children diagnosed with, suspected of having, or being at risk of developmental delays. If you have concerns, please talk to your child's pediatrician. You can also contact Bryan County School's early intervention program and ask to have your little one evaluated to see if he/she has a developmental delay or disability.

Do you have a small child at home? Click on the link below to learn about the developmental milestones to look for in ages 2 months- 5 years. https://development.decal.ga.gov/#/

Get In Touch With Us To Learn More. Paulette Hodges Smith 912-851-4014

Pre-K Registration: 2023-2024 School Year

February 1st-Pre-K Registration Starts

February 28th- Pre-K Registration Ends

Week of March 13th- Pre-K Lottery Drawing

March 15th- Pre-K Lottery Results Posted

If your child is at daycare, Head Start, or at home, please make sure you visit the www.bryan.k12.ga.us/page/pre-kindergarten website to start the registration process. Head Start students are NOT automatically registered.

A child registering for Pre-K must be four years old on or before September 1, 2023.

All registrations will be submitted online. Click here to get started. 2023-2024 Pre-K Registration Link.

You will need the following items to register your child for Pre-K:

  • Original birth certificate copy
  • Child's Social Security Card copy
  • Parent/Legal Guardian Photo Identification
  • Child's Immunization Record (Form 3231) and Eye, Ear, and Dental Form (Form 3300)
  • Proof of Residency- Lease Agreement
  • 1 of the following- Current homeowner's insurance policy, Utility Bill within the last 30 days, current vehicle registration, mortgage/lease payment, or most recent income tax return. These items must reflect the current address and match the proof of residency lease agreement.

Transportation Changes


There are two approved methods for making transportation changes:

1. Send a note to the teacher. Include the address to go to, date, and parent's signature.

  • Young students often forget to give notes to the teacher, so it is strongly recommended that you follow up with a call to the office (912-626-5033) to make sure we received the note.

2. Send a text message to 912-292-9315. Please include the student’s full name and the new address they need to go to.

  • Texts must come from a phone number you have registered with the school.

All messages must be received by 2:00 at the latest.

  • Messages will be checked at 2:00 and you will receive a response from the school between 2:05-2:30.
  • This number is not a working telephone number and therefore does not receive phone calls. It only receives text messages.


Order Your Yearbook Today

Yearbooks are on sale. Order your child's yearbook before February 1, 2023, for the low price of $30.00. After February 1, 2023, the price will increase to $35.00. You can go online to https://shop.yearbookmarket.com/bryanountyelementary to place your online order or you get an order form from the school office. If you have any questions, please email akicklighter@bryan.k12.ga.us. All yearbooks will be delivered at the end of the school year.

Lost and Found:

We have a TON of lost and found! Our lost and found is overflowing with jackets, lunchboxes, water bottles, and other items. Please remind your children to check the area for any items they are missing. In the future, please make sure you put your child's name in his/her jacket so we can get it back to the rightful owner.


We would love to hear your thoughts or feedback on how we can improve your experience. This feedback goes directly to Mrs. Holcombe, BCES Principal. Please click here to leave feedback for Mrs. Holcombe.

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