Bee Cave Beehive
Law enforcement agencies to host lockdown drill at Bee Cave Elementary School Today, Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Dear Bee Cave Elementary School Parents and Guardians,
As you may recall, district officials recently introduced the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) to school safety. The SRP is a proven method of creating shared language and actions among students, staff, and first responders during a school emergency. Since its adoption in August, students across our district have received an introduction and overview of the SRP including classroom practices and drills.
Today, representatives and first responders from various local law enforcement agencies will take part in a comprehensive lockdown drill at Bee Cave Elementary School. Parents, students and visitors to our school can expect to see numerous law enforcement officers, safety vehicles and other emergency responders. The drill is scheduled to occur in the morning and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
Our teachers and students have been advised of the drill and are prepared to participate. Please contact me with any specific questions or concerns.
Principal, Bee Cave Elementary School
Upcoming Dates and Reminders
8:30am Lockdown Drill K-5
BCE PTO Meeting - Guest Speaker
Jennifer Lyon - LTISD, Director of Health & Social Emotional Learning
Kindergarten: 10:20 - 10:50
1st Grade: 10:50 - 11:20
2nd Grade 11:20 - 11:50
3rd Grade 11:50 - 12:20
4th Grade 12:20 - 12:50
5th Grade 12:50 - 1:20
S.O.S. (Super Outrageous Science) Day
November 25 - November 29
Fall Break - Happy Thanks Giving!
Student Council Meeting - BCE Library
3pm - 4pm
Spelling Bee - BCE Cafeteria
8am - 10am - 1st through 5th grade
Class Holiday Celebrations
Early Release - 12pm
Student Holiday/Staff Professional Development
December 20 - January 6
Student Holiday/ Staff Professional Development
Students First Day Back from Winter Break
Dear Bee Cave Elementary School Parents,
As the weather is changing and students are wearing their winter coats to keep warm, please make sure that your child's first and last name is inside their jacket. Prior to the holidays, we will be taking items from the lost and found to be donated. The coats that are labeled will be returned to their owner. Students will have a couple of days before the donation to look for any items that may be theirs and not labeled.
Wishes for a wonderful week!
This Friday at assembly we will be reading the book How to Win Wimbledon in Your Pajamas (since it's Pajama Day!) so I thought I'd share the author's website with you in case you want to check it out/ share it with your kids. He's an 8th grader who wrote a series of books for kids about grit, perseverance, and mental toughness. We will briefly talk about how to use his simple strategies to not only help us with sports or other extracurricular activities, but also in school.
Also, the focus of all counseling lessons this month is Internet Safety. Look for more information in the next Beehive.
Have a great week!
2019 - 2020 BCE YEARBOOK
A few important requests for the safety and security of our students:
- Visitations must be limited to areas approved during check-in.
- When/If you are meeting with your child's teacher, please make an appointment. We want to respect classroom instructional time and limit classroom interruptions.
- School-age friends or relatives of district students may visit only at lunch times and with the parent of the LTISD student. Guests are not permitted to shadow LTISD students during the instructional day.
- All visitors are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of courtesy and conduct. Disruptive behavior will not be permitted.
- Parents, please refrain from using your cell phone in the cafeteria. If you need to make or accept a call or a text please step out into the hallway to do so.
When signing in have the following items readily available:
- Driver's License or Identification Card
- Purpose of visit
- Length of visit
- Destination(s) on campus
All visitors must sign in using the district’s Raptor system.
Sign in badge MUST be worn throughout the duration of the visit.
Badges should be returned to the office when the visitor signs out.
Morning Front Drop Off, Park, & Walk in
If you are using the front parking lot to park and walk your child[ren] in [in the morning], please walk them up to or into the front foyer. From the front foyer children are to walk through the second set of glass doors on their own to their class. Thank you for your understanding with this as we continue to keep our building safe and our processes and procedures efficient.
You may note your child's absence in Dismissal Manager. When you put the absence into dismissal manager, please know that you will get a notification from Skyward of your child's [unexcused] absence. If it is an excused absence, it will be corrected in the Skyward system with-in 48 hours. Also, by entering your child's absence into Dismissal Manager the registrar (Pam Mylius-Anderson, email@example.com) and your child's teacher will get notification of the absence.
IMPORTANT NOTE: An absence letter is generated by our system if your child incurs 9 unexcused absences for three or more days or parts of days within a four-week period. This letter is required by law, to remind the parent that it is the parent’s duty to monitor the student’s attendance and to require the student to come to school. If the school feels that a parent conference is necessary, you will be contacted by the Assistant Principal, Ashley Nauta.
If you have any further questions or concerns about absences please contact our school registrar, Pam Mylius-Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-533-6263.
BCE PTO Information
2019-2020 PTO Board
BCE PTO offers enrichment programs, hosts community events, appreciates teachers, and funds tens of thousands of dollars of recurring annual expenses towards continued support of our BCE students!
Please join me in welcoming our 2019-2020 PTO Board:
President: Tiffany Greenberg
Vice President: Miko Tachibana
Treasurer: Jo Youngblood & Allison Fisher
VPs of Fundraising: Sarah Savage
VP Membership: Stefanie Boicelli
Secretary: Meagan Gafford
On behalf of the 2019-2020 PTO Board, THANK YOU to all parents for supporting our school with your time and resources. We truly have the best community here at Bee Cave Elementary!
Volunteer Opportunities for 2019-2020
Volunteering at BCE is the best way to get involved, meet new people, and directly impact your child's school experience. Check out all of our volunteer opportunities and sign up for the areas that interest you. Thanks in advance for your support of BCE! It’s going to be another amazing year!