BECS Parent Newsletter

October 28, 2022

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Dear Hawk Families:

Dear Hawk Families,


Our staff had a great two days of professional learning on Monday and Tuesday followed by our break. We are excited and ready to welcome students back on Monday!!


Subject: Your Vote Counts 2022! Less Than Two Week Left to Turn In Your Ballot!

As you have read in previous communications, ballots are out for this year's election and 27J is seeking a mill levy override (Question 5B on the ballot). Should this pass, Bromley may receive approximately $1,000,000 annually in additional revenue. These additional dollars would go toward attracting and retaining quality staff for our students, safety and security, as well as supporting programs and building needs. It is critical that we are able to compete with other District and Charter schools for quality staff amidst a teacher shortage. Thank you for considering this question and be sure to complete and return your ballots. More information regarding this year's election and voting timelines can be found in this letter.


BECS Administration

Here's what's happening:

10/31 First Cheer Practice

10/31 First Boys Basketball Practice

10/31 Halloween Parade/K-5 Parties (Students/Staff Only)


NOVEMBER

11/1 Boys Basketball A Team @ Rodger Quist MS

11/1 Boys Basketball B Team Home vs. Rodger Quist MS

11/1-1/11 Thanksgiving Food Drive Competition

11/2 PTO General Meeting

11/3 Boys Basketball A Team Home vs. Overland Trail MS

11/3 Boys Basketball B Team @ Overland Trail MS

11/3 Board Meeting

11/4 Big Kahuna Item/Prize Pick Up (Small Gym-parking lot entrance)

11/4 Trimester 1 ENDS


A complete list of upcoming events, including athletics, can be found HERE.

Athletics:


  • The first practice for Cheer will be on Monday, October 31st from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm.

  • There will be Boys Basketball and Cheer practice on Monday, October 31st from 4pm-5:30 pm

  • Please click HERE for the athletic season overview and the sports offered here at BECS.

  • The Boy’s Basketball schedule can be found HERE

  • The Cheer schedule can be found HERE


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Overboe at toverboe@bromleyeastcs.org or at (720) 685 - 3297 ext 129

Assessments:

22/23 School Assessment Calendar

  • Please keep these assessment windows in mind when planning your family schedule.

  • CMAS scores from last year are now in Infinite Campus. Here are directions for accessing them.

  • If you attended conferences, you should have received paper copies of CMAS, Fastbridge and CogAT (2nd and 6th grades) scores. You should also be getting ALP Plans and READ+ Plans if applicable.

    • If you DID NOT attend, these are being sent home with your student, so be on the lookout for them.

    • CogAT Parent Letter (English) (Spanish)

BECS is Hiring!

Check out all available positions here!

Conferences

Please take a moment to fill out this survey to give us feedback on your experience at fall conferences.

Counselor's Corner:

Have you heard of the small learning groups that are offered through the counseling department? Click on the LINK to hear more.

Fees:

Student Fee Payments and Infinite Campus Payments


Just a reminder to please make sure your student(s) fees are paid in Infinite Campus. Payment should be made through your parent portal under the fees tab. You will need to add your payment method under “My Account”.


Below is the BECS Student Fee Schedule 2022-2023 which can also be found on our website under “Student Fee Payments”. Please check your student's account throughout the year for any additional charges that may be assessed, for example, PE uniform.


Uniform patches can be purchased through the front office or online under “Optional Payments”.


PE uniforms will be distributed by the teacher at the beginning of each trimester if needed and the student account will be billed at that time.

Included at the bottom of the fee schedule are links to helpful information and “How To’s” on the parent portal and paying fees. If you do not have a parent portal, please contact the front office.


If you have any questions regarding Student Fees, please contact Ms. French, Finance Manager, at sfrench@bromleyeastcs.org


BECS Student Fee Schedule 2022-2023


Field Trips and Club Payments


To pay for field trips or clubs, please go to “Student Fee Payments” from the website and follow the link at the top of the fee schedule.

GRADE LEVEL INFORMATION:

Elementary Halloween Parade:

On Monday, October 31st, Kindergarten and First Grade will be participating in a Halloween Parade through the school and then outside for parents to see. The details below outline when the parade will occur, as well as the outside route where parents can observe the parade.


  • K-1st will have a parade around the school beginning at 8:45 am

  • The parade route outside of the school is found HERE

  • Grades 2-5 are able to observe the parade outside on the designated parade path

  • Grades 6-8 can observe from their designated hallways with the K & 1st graders walking down the two middle school hallways

  • ALL Students K-8 will be able to wear costumes, so long as the costumes follow the BECS Halloween guidelines.

  • Teachers may also wear costumes (criteria will be the same)

  • K-5 may have a Halloween party at the last part of the day (2:45 pm - 3:30 pm)

    • No parents will be allowed to attend the Halloween parties

  • Parents may line up on the parade path outside the building, however, we are not having parents at classroom parties

  • Snacks should be very minimal to avoid the many drop-offs at the front office.

  • Please do not send your student with a lot of candy on 11/1 to avoid disruptions to learning during the days following Halloween.

Healthy Habits:

LINK Healthy Habit Tips to Set Your Family Up for Success this Cold and Flu Season

Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Thanksgiving Food drive will be November 1-11 and will benefit families through Almost Home. This year, they are looking for Instant Mashed Potatoes, boxed stuffing, gravy packets, cranberry sauce and yams. Collection bins will be set up in the lobby. We appreciate your support for this important cause.

Technology:

Please remind your student to keep the device cases on the device. The device insurance requires that we have the cases on the devices in order to be covered for accidental incidents.

Up-to-date-Immunizations

November 1st marks the day that all students at BECS must have current immunizations on file or complete the exemption paperwork. Students without this information on file will not be allowed to attend school until the paperwork is up-to-date. Families without current records on file have already been notified. If you have questions regarding your child’s immunization status, please contact Amanda Smith (amsmith@bromleyeastcs.org).


Immunization Clinics


Volunteers

Have you completed the volunteer packet yet? If not, you can access it online now. We are excited to share that we have 253 parents who have signed up to volunteer. Thank you for getting this done early. You are amazing!!!!!

Yearbooks:

Students are back at school making new memories with their friends!

Make sure to order the one book that captures the activities, spirit, and unique qualities of their school. Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to order the 2023 Yearbook by October 21st for the LOWEST PRICE!


Attention 8th Grade parents:

We know how awesome your child is, but why not let everyone else know by placing an ad in your student's 8th grade yearbook? 8th grade recognition ads are a tradition at our school. The special early bird discounted deadline for submitting your child’s yearbook ad is October 21st. For more information on pricing and how to submit your ad, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com.

Quick Links:

Infinite Campus Parent Website Login

Navigating the Parent-Portal

Getting-Started-Campus-Student-Campus-Parent

IC Fee Payment Instructions


About Us:

Address: 356 Longspur Drive, Brighton, CO 80601

Phone: 720-685-3297

Office Hours: 8 am-4 pm

Attendance: BECS website attendance reporting LINK

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BromleyHawks/