Bransford Blast

April 2, 2017

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Kicks For Kids


There are so many kids in our community that can’t afford to participate in sports because equipment is too expensive. That's when I, Ashwin Benegal, 5th grader at Bransford Elementary came up with the idea for Kicks for Kids! I am accepting old sports equipment, will polish it up, and donate it to Grace so every child can have the opportunity to be involved in sports.


When: Collections begin April 3-22. Drop off all sports donations to the Kicks for Kids box located in the front foyer!


We accept…

  • Cleats

  • Football Helmets

  • Football pads

  • Shin-guards

  • Keeper gloves

  • Tennis racquets

  • Basball gloves

  • Baseball bats

  • Uniforms

  • Any other sports equipment

If you have any questions ask 5th Grader Ashwin Benegal or Mrs. King.


Every Donation Counts!

Earth Day Recycling Project

Did you know the average American throws away 82 pounds of clothing a year? This year for Earth Day, the PTA will be doing a fundraiser/recycling project. We will be collecting shoes, clothes,and textiles (sheets, blankets, etc...) in bins in the entry area. The items donated can be gently to well used!! All levels accepted!! The grade level with the most pounds per person will win a popsicle party at recess so hold onto these things as you start your spring cleaning. The contest will run April 3rd - April 21st.

We are partnering with Recycle2support and Keep Colleyville Beautiful to recycle all donated items.

In addition to the grade-level competitions, we will be collecting used sporting goods. See above for more information on the project.

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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!

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Spring has Sprung?!?!

The Bransford Garden Club will begin our spring meetings on Wednesday March 1st at 7 am. This spring we will continue to learn more about growing our own vegetables by planting, caring for, and harvesting green beans and squash. We will also learn about the importance of bees and other flying insects with our butterfly garden. We look forward to seeing all of our little gardeners the first Wednesday of each month at 7 am: 3/1, 4/5, and 5/3.


If you as a family or Bransford organization would like to help with the garden, but can not make our meetings, you still can! We welcome your help by watering and weeding our garden on the weekend. Here is the sign up genius for the spring: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054baaa922aa8-garden


Questions? Contact: Andreahickson@sbcglobal.net

You ART What You Eat Contest

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) invites your students to enter its 2nd Annual You ART What You Eat art competition for a chance to earn statewide recognition for themselves and your schools. The winners' artwork will inspire designs used in posters, social media ads and other materials that TDA makes available to all Texas schools celebrating National School Lunch Week and School Breakfast Week. Also, TDA displays the artwork from winners and finalists in the Texas Capitol. Entries will be accepted March 13 - May 15, 2017.

Dates to Know

Student Calendar

  • April 5: National Walking Day
  • April 6: 1st Grade Program 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. DATE CHANGE
  • April 14: Weather Make-Up Day
  • April 25: Pre-K and Kinder Registration 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • April 29: Rachel's Challenge Rally and 5k
  • May 19: Field Day