Bransford Blast

May 14, 2017

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May Happenings

The month of May is full of wonderful activities for all to enjoy. Please see below for a list dates and activities. Continue reading this newsletter for more specific details on many of the events. Looking forward to seeing each of you at many of the festivities over the next few week!


May 15 - May 17: Scholastic BOGO Book Fair in the Learning Commons

May 16: Bransford Spirit Night at Teddy's Burgers and Fries from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

May 18: 5th Grade Choir to NRH2O

May 19: Field Day at City Park

May 22: Field Day Make-Up (if rained out)

May 23: Colleyville Public Library Reading Program in the Learning Commons

May 24: Career Day

May 25: Volunteer Breakfast from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; 5th Grade End of Year Celebration at 8:30 a.m.

May 26: Weather Day ~ No School

May 29: Memorial Day ~ No School

May 30: 1st Grade End of Year Celebration at 8:15 a.m.

May 31: Garden Club at 7:00 a.m.; School-Wide Picnic During Regular Lunch Times; 4th Grade End of Year Celebration at 8:15 a.m.; 2nd Grade End of Year Celebration at 10:00 a.m.; 3rd Grade End of Year Celebration at 1:45 p.m.

June 1: Last Day of School for the 2016-2017 School Year; Kindergarten End of Year Celebration at 8:15 a.m.; Early Release at 11:45 a.m.; Bransford Spirit Afternoon at Menchie’s from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Field Day

Dear Parents,


The B.E.S.T. field day is finally here and the excitement is building. The 2017 B.E.S.T. Field Day will be held on Friday, May 19. Monday May 22 is the rain make-up date. We will again be utilizing Colleyville City Park for this event.


Field Day preparation and activities will begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. If your child is tardy he/she must be checked in through the school office. The office personnel will direct the parent and child with regards to where the child may join his/her class. If your child is tardy DO NOT drop him/her off at the Colleyville City Park, you must first report to the school office to insure proper supervision of your child.


All classes will be walking to the park with a police escort. We will begin with fifth graders leaving the building at 8:05 and then continue leaving by class at approx. 5 min. intervals (4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, K, & Pre-K). The first Field Day event is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.


The Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes will conclude their events in the morning and will be returning to Bransford with teacher and police escort at 10:45 and 11:15 respectively.


The lunch break for the day will run from 10:45-11:15 for all classes. Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade will eat at the school. All 2nd -5th graders will be eating with their homeroom classes at City Park. Students need to bring a disposable sack lunch and drink from home. If your child forgets his/her lunch we will attempt to contact you. If we are unable to contact you, the school cafeteria will provide a sack lunch and water for your child. The price for the sack lunch is $2.60. No adult/parent lunches will be available through the school cafeteria. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO LEAVE THE SCHOOL OR CITY PARK FOR LUNCH.


Each grade level will complete their Field Day activities at the times listed on the following schedule:

Pre-K & Kindergarten = 10:45 1st grade = 11:15 2nd grade = 12:15

3rd grade = 12:45 4th grade = 1:15 5th grade = 1:30

Upon completion of the Field Day events the classes will return to campus along with their teachers and police escort. Restful, educational activities are planned for the remainder of the school day.


If you need to check your child out of school before the regular dismissal time, you may do so by completing the following checkout procedure. Checking your child out is a partial day absence.

  1. Inform the homeroom teacher in person.

  2. When ready to leave, check your child out through the school office OR the checkout center at City Park.

  3. Make sure that you sign the checkout roster in the school office or at the park.

  4. Return the signed blue checkout slip to your child's homeroom teacher when you are ready to leave the building or the park.

In order to insure student safety:

NO CHILD WILL BE PERMITTED TO LEAVE EARLY WITH ANYONE OTHER THAN THEIR PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN OR WITHOUT A WRITTEN/SIGNED NOTE GRANTING PERMISSION FOR THE SPECIFIED ADULT TO CHECK THE CHILD OUT EARLY. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. INDIVIDUALS CHECKING OUT STUDENTS EARLY MAY BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PICTURE IDENTIFICATION.


If you check your child out early and return to City Park to watch an event or for any other reason your child MUST remain with you at all times. The Kidsville Park will not be available for independent play. The Kidsville park area has been reserved and each grade level will be assigned a specific playtime. Thank you for not bringing dogs to the park during this event.


Parking during Field Day will be limited to the Bransford Elementary lot and designated areas at City Park. Any parking in undesignated areas will result in ticketing by the Colleyville Police Department.


We are all looking forward to a fun day of activities, physical development, and the opportunity to learn about healthy competition and sportsmanship. The activities have all been designed to be developmentally appropriate and with specific curricular objectives in mind. The teachers have been carefully trained with regard to the events that they will be facilitating. All teachers are committed to creating safe and fair events for all participants. There will be a nurse located at City Park who can assist with any medical concerns that occur during the day. Thank you for your support in advance. We look forward to working with you to create a safe, exciting and memorable day for all of our students.


Prior to field day you will receive a schedule of events and a map of event locations at City Park.


Sincerely,


Mrs. Atkins, PE Teacher

Jamie Halliburton, Principal

Field Day Schedule of Events

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Field Day Map

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Challenge Coin Contest 4th & 5th

  • What does commitment look like?
  • What does citizenship look like?
  • How can you illustrate these two very important traits?


Contest Objective: Create a design that illustrates either commitment or citizenship with veterans and/or military service members in mind.


Submitted designs will be judged. If your design wins, it will be made into a real challenge coin that will be displayed at the 15th annual Skyball Fundraiser Event honoring active duty and military support organizations. Skyball is a premier fundraiser for the Air Power Foundation sponsored by American Airlines.


Who: 4th and 5th grade GCISD students

What: Design that illustrates what commitment or citizenship means to the artist. Use pencil and/or colored pencil and/or marker.

When: The contest entry is due May 30th, 2017 Turn into Mr. Hughes Winners will be announced August 2017 when school starts in the Fall.

Where: Contest can be done mostly at home. Students will also be allowed to work on contest in Art class the week of May 22nd.


The use of symbols will be important in the design. Students should assess what symbols to use based on what they feel best communicates the meaning of the value traits; commitment or citizenship.


Here’s what you do:

1. Search for examples of challenge coins - research

2. Write down ideas and draw some rough sketches - brainstorm

3. Sketch your final idea lightly in template provided - design

4. Finalize your sketch in the template provided

5. Add color if desired

  • Colored pencil
  • Marker
  • Use one color and create different values of that one color
  • Light to dark (value)

6. Write about your design in the provided section of handout

7. Have parents fill out release form

8. Turn into Mr. Hughes on or before May 30th, 2017


Looking forward to seeing our talented Texans' designs!


Click the Smore below for more information.

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Love fresh Veggies?

Sign up to help with the Bransford garden this summer and enjoy the fruits of your labor! Please sign up your family to help weed and water the garden. Any veggies that are ready to be picked that week will be yours. We have green beans, squash, asparagus, and rosemary for the picking. This is also a great opportunity for any teens that need volunteer hours. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054baaa922aa8-garden

Attention Current 4th Graders: KC Club Applications

Attention Kind and Compassionate 4th Graders!!!


If you are interested in being a part of the KC Club during the 2017-2018 school year, you need to complete the application and turn it into Mrs. King by Thursday, May 25. Mrs. King will be coming to speak to all of the fourth graders on Monday to discuss KC Club and answer any questions!


Click here for the application

Thank You!

Math Telescoping

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Summer Opportunities

Summer Enrichment

Offering courses for students that have completed Kindergarten - 6 grade AND are between the ages of 5 and 13.​ We will be Rockin' Through the Summer and offering MORE classes than ever this summer!


Details

  • One-week sessions from June 12 – July 21
  • 8:30 – 11:30 and/or 12:30 – 3:30
  • Fee:​ $100-$110/course with a one-time $25 registration fee
  • Early Bird discount of $10/course if registered and paid before 5/14/16
  • Location:​ Cross Timbers Middle School
  • Part-Time KidzU Care is available for students enrolled in Summer Enrichment before and after classes.


Registration begins online March 27. Click here for more information about Summer Enrichment Program!

Summer Enrichment 2017

Dates to Know

Student Calendar

  • May 19: Field Day
  • May 26: Weather Day ~ No school
  • May 31: School-Wide Picnic
  • June 1: Early Release 11:45 a.m., Last Day of School
  • August 14: Meet the Teacher 2017-2018