BECS Parent Newsletter

October 14, 2022

Dear Hawk Families:

We are looking forward to seeing you at Fall Conferences and PTO’s Fall Festival next week! Please see below for more information regarding each of these events.

November 1st also 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 vromero@bromleyeastcs.org.

Finally, ballots for the upcoming midterm elections will be mailed out on October 17th. Your vote counts! Please see here for additional information regarding the midterm election and ballot question 5.B. For information regarding how BECS plans to utilize the additional operational dollars, please see the Board Resolution of Support which was approved at the October 6th BECS Board of Directors meeting. If you’d like to learn more about the fundamentals of School District 27J’s budget check out this resource.

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Here is what's going on:

10/16-18 CAGT Conference -Gifted and Talented

10/18-20 Conferences

10/18-20 Book Fair

10/17 First Boys Basketball Practice

10/21 5th Grade Field Trip - Botanic Gardens

10/21 Pastries with the Principals

10/21 Modified Dress Day-$1

10/21 Fall Fest Pre-Sale Tickets Outside Main Entrance

10/22 Fall Fest

10/24-25 Professional Development for Staff-Office Closed

1024-28 No School for Students

10/31 First Cheer Practice

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

NOVEMBER

11/1 Boys Basketball A Team @ Rodger Quist MS

Boys Basketball B Team Home vs. Rodger Quist MS

11/1-1/11 Thanksgiving Food Drive Competition

11/2 PTO Meeting

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

Boys Basketball B Team @ Overland Trail MS

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

11/3 Board Meeting

Athletics:


  • The first practice for Boys Basketball will be on Monday, October 17th from 4 pm-5:30 pm.

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

  • There will be no practices or games the week of 10/24-10/28 due to the Learning Cycle Break

  • There will be practice on Monday, October 31st from 4 pm-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

Assessment:

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. Paper copies will also be available at conferences.

CLUBS:

Clubs will not meet the week of October 17th due to conferences.


CLINIC Reminders::

There are times when students make messes. Please make sure they have additional clothing in their backpacks each day.

Counselors Corner:

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

FALL CONFERENCES

Conferences will be held on October 18th - 20th from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM.

  • Our special services (EL, counselors, speech, school psychologist, and literacy coaches will be available all three evenings. They will be located down the main hallway located outside the cafeteria.

  • Office staff and the financial director will be available all three nights.

  • Translation services: Please reach out to your teacher prior to conferences requesting additional translation support.

Book Fair:

Fall Book Fair Volunteer Signup

Please remember that if you are volunteering for the book fair you need to have filled out and been cleared to volunteer through the background check process.


Elementary Conferences (Map):

  • Conferences will be by appointment. Teachers should be contacting you this week and next week about appointment times.

  • Teachers will have copies for parents of student CMAS data, Fastbridge data, and CogAT data (2nd grade).


Middle school Conferences (Map):

  • LEAD teachers will have copies for parents of student CMAS data, Fastbridge data and CogAT / GT testing data (6th grade).

  • October 18th and 19th - Student-led, drop-in conferences.

    • Students are preparing this week in LEAD class for a conversation with parents. Start in the LEAD classroom.

    • After the student-led time, parents and students can go see any teachers they would like.


  • October 20th - Scheduled Team Conferences (invite only)

    • All teachers should have reached out to families for these conferences by the time of this newsletter.

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

  • Students 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.

  • Candy will not be passed out due to trick or treating happening that evening.

Lost and Found:

We have a full rack of lost clothing, water bottles, and a few shoes. Please remind your student to check the rack for any items they have misplaced.


Pastries with the Principals:

The next Pastries with the Principals is on Oct. 21st from 8:45 to 9:45. All are welcome. Please sign up so we have enough pastries.

PTO:

Thank you once again to all the families that participated in the Big Kahuna fundraiser. With some of the funds raised the PTO sponsored the Ovation Company to come and speak to our Middle School student body on Monday 10/10. The message was WORK HARD, PLAY FAIR AND BE NICE! We ask that you ask your student if they are or are striving to be a big elephant, a small elephant, or a white rhino. The big elephants are leaders who practice being good humans, the small elephants are those that do not make the best choice in hopes of gaining attention, and the white rhinos are those that are victims of the small elephant's actions. We are hoping that all are choosing to be the big elephant this year, never too late to change your mindset and to lead by example, especially for our elementary student body.


Fall Festival is around the corner! Games, food, family photos, face painting, trunk or treat, haunted hallways, AND dunk your teacher... we hope to see you there!

If you have not done so already please purchase your presale wristband at a discounted price of $9 through the following link: Wristband LINK To avoid the day of lines, you can pick up your presale wristband on Friday 10/21 from 3-4:15 outside the main entrance of the school or day of. Day of wristbands will be $12, cash is king but we can accept cards.

Want to score a free wristband?! Sign up for a 2-hour volunteer time slot and you will receive a free wristband as a thank you! Volunteer Sign Up


Trunk or treat anyone? We are still needing a few trunks to dazzle the kiddos and the best part... PTO will provide the candy! Sign up here Trunk or Treat Sign up

Candy drive to support the trunk or treat! Mark your calendars parents as PTO is also hosting a candy drive from Monday 10/17 - Friday 10/21 to help with the trunk or treat. 2 grades will win a fun prize which will all be based on weight. Make certain to mark your student's grade on the bag of candy. Daily totals will be shared with the student body during morning announcements.


If you are interested in sponsorship please check out the following link on the levels of sponsorship

Sponsorship Sign up

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.


Volunteers:

Have you completed the volunteer packet yet? If not, you can access it online now. We are excited to share that we have 197 parents who have signed up to volunteer. Thank you for getting this done early. You are amazing!!!!!


Yearbook: Why Wait? Reserve Yours Today!

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

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Phone: 720-685-3297

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