Academy of the Arts at Bransom
April 16-20, 2018 (School Days 143-147)
A Note From Your Principal
Good morning, Families and Friends of the Academy of the Art at Bransom.
I have to start with a brag. There are some who get it and some who do not. The families from the Academy of the Arts get it. The STAAR was created to help schools and students be accountable. Our teachers, our test administrators, and OUR STUDENTS rocked last week's first round of STAAR. Of course we have no results but we do have evidence that we rocked it. Check this out:
NO fifth graders were absent or tardy!
(By the way our fifth grade class has the highest attendance rate for the school.)
Students from other grades could not even be heard by the fifth graders when they traveled down the hallways!
Breakfast was FREE for every fifth grader!
Teachers had great food to enjoy!
Only one fifth grader was absent! (I hate strep!)
Our non-testing students were SO RESPECTFUL to the fifth graders.
Breakfast was FREE for every fifth grader!
Teachers had more great food to enjoy!
Make Up Day
The one absent student WAS BACK and took the missed portion of the assessment.
Parents were respectful of the testing time on campus and students were not interrupted. Thank you for helping us ROCK the whole week!!
I have to also brag a bit about the behaviors and learning that took place on several field trips this past week. Thanks goes to teachers and parents for helping students be ready for off campus learning. 4th and 5th grade students ventured to off campus venues to learn more about the Civil War period (5th grade) and more about nature at the Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens (4th grade.) In both instances, the arts were incorporated. We find ways to celebrate the arts everywhere we go!
This week is going to be a fantastic week on campus. PLEASE check the calendar below for so much to be aware of. You do not want to miss out on "Texas Reads One Book," a PTO fundraiser night at Villa DiAnna and $2 "Out of Uniform" Day, the production of "Summer Camp," Bobcat Pride Breakfast, Hawaiian Day, and the "Be Healthy Burleson 5K/10K/Fun Walk. Too much to just remember so coordinate your family calendar with our campus calendar.
In closing let me encourage you to encourage your child every morning to do their BEST in everything they do each day. At the end of the day, ask them specifically what their BEST looked like.
Grateful for all we have and looking forward to getting this week started,
SUMMER CAMP IS THIS WEEK
Rehearsal Time is Learning Time - So Worth the Work
Congratulations, fourth grade families. Your attendance was the best on our campus last week at 97.78%. Wow! Our overall attendance was at 96.64%! Thanks for all you do to get your child to school each day and on time. It matters to us all.
3rd time is a charm so Thursday will be out of uniform day for fourth graders!!
TEXAS READS ONE BOOK
Teachers will take each day to talk about the happenings from the book and even predict upcoming happenings. It provides great conversations with people from all across the campus. We are hopeful that you and your family will take the time to read together. It will benefit your whole family.
One final note, there is a 5 question survey produced by the organizers of the program. Click below to take part. Thanks!
Reading Tip of the Week for Parents from Mrs. Jackson
10 Ways to Improve Reading Fluency
1. Read aloud to children to provide a model of fluent reading.
2. Have children listen and follow along with audio recordings.
3. Practice sight words using playful activities.
4. Let children perform a reader’s theater.
5. Do paired reading.
6. Try echo reading.
7. Do choral reading.
8. Do repeated reading.
9. Practice chunking words and phrases.
10. Have your students do a lot of reading – at a level they can read independently.
SAVE YOUR PLASTIC BAGS
BISD SPONSORED EVENTS TO CHECK OUT
Receiving MONEY for P.E. Equipment Can't Be More Simple
Register for a race at https://behealthyburleson.com/run-registration/.
Monday: Dance Club starts today for all paid participants; Texas Reads One Book Kick-Off for all students and staff (The Mouse and the Motorcycle); Artistic Motion Dance Academy Club begins (Kinder-2nd Grade); "Summer Camp" Tech Rehearsal
Tuesday: PTO Villa Dianna Fundraiser ALL DAY; $2 PTO "Out of Uniform" for Teachers and Student (bring donation to school on Tuesday); "Summer Camp" Rehearsal
Wednesday: 4th & 5th Grade Field Day (bring necessary supplies)
Thursday: 4th Grade "Out of Uniform" day for attendance reward; 5th Graders visited by STEAM personnel; "Summer Camp" 4th & 5th Grade Drama at CHS @ 6:00
Friday: Bobcat Pride Breakfast; Dress for Hawaiian Day - Designated by Student Principal of the Day - Zane Boudreau
Saturday: Be Healthy Burleson 5K/10K/Fun Walk
April 23-27: 2nd Grade Poetry Celebration; HEB Plastic Bag Recycling Week
April 24: Kindergarten Round-Up 2:00-6:00 in the cafeteria
April 25: Kindergarten to Casa Manana to see "Beauty and the Beast" (9:15-12:15)
May 1: BISD Literacy Fair at BHS Library from 6-8 (Come and Go)
May 3: BISD Ranger Texas Night
May 4: Volunteer Breakfast
May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 9: National School Nurse Day
May 13: Mothers' Day
May 14: 3rd & 4th Grade Math STAAR; 5th Grade Math Retake if Necessary
May 15: 3rd & 4th Grade Reading STAAR; 5th Grade Reading Retake if Necessary; PTO Fresco's Spirit Night; Kindergarten Graduation at CHS at 6:00
May 16: 5th Grade Science STAAR
May 17: 5th Grade Splash Station
May 18: 2nd Grade "Kids Who Care - Earth and Soul" Field Trip 9:00-2:00; Bluebonnet Reward Field Trip 10:00-1:30
May 19: Citywide Character March at 9:00AM followed by City on a Hill Festivities
May 21: 2nd Grade Awards @ 8:15AM; 4th Grade Awards @ 1:00
May 22: Math Bee Competition @8:30
May 23: Bobcat Pride Breakfast; 1st Grade Awards @ 8:15 AM; 5th Grade Awards at CHS; 5th Grade Dance at AAB
May 24: Bransom Field Day for Kinder-3rd Grade
May 25: End of 6th -Weeks Grading Period; Last Day of School: Early Dismissal (11:45)
May 28: Memorial Day
May 29: Teacher Workday; BHS Graduation
May 30: CHS Graduation
May 31: Crossroads Graduation
June 11: School Board Meeting
June 21: 1st Day of Summer
June 26: 5th Grade Math STAAR Retake (if necessary)
June 27: 5th Grade Reading STAAR Retake (if necessary)
Remember to stay in contact with your child's teacher for grade level/class events.