Academy of the Arts at Bransom
February 5-9, 2018 (School Days 100-104)
A Note From Your Principal
Academy of the Arts Families,
It is a beautiful time of the year. Students are preparing Valentine cards for their classmates, the weather is giving us glimpses of "nice", and the Super Bowl commercials are fresh on our minds. Seriously, it is a good time to reassess, reorganize, and recommit to the resolutions and goals of the year.
This week is National Counselors' Week. I know many of you know our counselor, Sheri McCrory. She definitely gives of herself everyday to help the school run smoothly as well as help students become an integral part of the school community. She has been a part of Bransom Elementary since its opening in 2002. We appreciate her devotion to not only the teachers and students of the school but also the parents of our community. Thank you, parents, for showing her your support.
This week at the Academy of the Arts, fifth graders will be traveling to Camp Grady Spruce at Possum Kingdom Lake for a three day field trip to experience many outdoor learning opportunities along with further learning of science concepts introduced in the classroom. Please keep them in your thoughts as they prepare for the trip, travel to and from the trip, and participate in the trip's adventures. I would like to say thanks to the parents who will be attending for some or all of the trip. Our amazing fifth grade teachers appreciate the assistance of the parents to keep guard around the students. They are all so precious.
In closing, I want to say that the new schedule is working quite well. The changes have given teachers time to provide additional assistance to students as needed. I want to remind you that teachers have so much that they manage. Obviously, they are making differentiated plans and using a variety of instructional strategies that work for different students. Your support of your child's teacher as well as for your child is extremely appreciated. If you ever feel that you have time and you would like to volunteer within the school, let us know and we'll get you signed up.
Thanks again for ALL you do,
Mrs. McCrory, Our School Counselor
I appreciate everyone who takes attendance serious. Parents that see that their children are in their school seats everyday, understand the value of the school community, understand the value of planned lessons, and understand that engagement with a certified teaching professional makes the difference in their child's education.THANKS!
This Week: National School Counselors' Week
Monday: Western Day - All students and staff are invited to dress in their western attire. During A.M.P. Camp, parents are invited to join students for square dancing in the gym.
Wednesday: 5th Grade to Camp Grady Spruce; 2nd Grade to Bass Hall
Friday: 5th Grade returns from Camp Grady Spruce
February 12: BISD School Board Meeting
February 13: TAG Field Trip to Casa Manana/Trinity Park
February 14: Class Valentines Parties
February 15: Popcorn for kids from PTO; BISD Choice Night at CHS
February 16: End of 4th Six Weeks/Student Early Release @ 11:45AM
February 19: Presidents' Day - Student Holiday and Professional Development for Teachers
February 20: First Day of 5th Grading Period
February 22: Prospective Parent Night - Please share this date with families that may be interested in joining us at the Academy of the Arts at Bransom next year.
February 23: Bobcat Pride at Breakfast 7:15AM; Kinder Zoo Field Trip; Talent Show Auditions @ 3:00-4:00PM
February 28: Elementary UIL at CHS
March 5-9: Spring Scholastic Book Fair
March 6: Spring Pictures in parent determined apparel
March 8: Relay for Life Hot Dog Supper; Open House
March 11: Daylight Savings Time begins
March 12-16: Spring Break
March 20: PTO Spring Creek Spirit Night
March 21: Shrek Jr. field trip at Texas Hall for 1st-5th Grades
March 26: BISD School Board Meeting
March 30: Good Friday Holiday
Remember to stay in contact with your child's teacher for grade level/class events.
BURLESON ISD SCHOOLS OF CHOICE APPLICATION INFORMATION IS NOW AVAILABLE
For more information on schools and programs of choice, application information and FAQs, visit: www.burlesonisd.net/choiceschools.
Remember, if your child is returning to the Academy of the Arts at Bransom, you do not need to do anything. However, if you have an entering kindergartner, you must apply for their enrollment.