BECS Parent Newsletter

January 20, 2023

Dear Hawk Families,

We hope you’ve been staying warm throughout this snowy week! Thank you for driving safely, remaining patient, and leaving early to assist with a smooth drop-off and pick-up. Enjoy this week's parent newsletter.

Dates to Remember

January

1/25 3rd Grade Field Trip -Casasanta & Anderson

1/25 Brighton High School Transition Meeting (during the day for students)

1/25 Kinder Info Night

1/26 GT Event

1/27 Pastries with the Principals

1/27 Modified Dress Day-$1

1/31 First Girls Basketball Games- Both at 5pm

A Team @ Rodger Quist MS

B Team Home vs. Rodger Quist Middle School


FEBRUARY

2/1 PTO General Meeting

2/1 3rd grade field trip (rescheduled) - Tate, Martin, Paisley

2/2 Board Meeting

2/3 Happy Hearts MS Dance

2/8 Kinder Cap and Gown Photos


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

Assessments

Over the course of this month our English Language Learners will be taking the ACCESS test. Also, all students will take the mid-year Fastbridge assessment to measure their progress in math and language arts. We look forward to sharing these Fastbridge results with you during parent teacher conferences coming up Feb. 7th- 9th.

Athletics


      • The first Girls Basketball game is on Tuesday, January 31st

        • A Team @ RQMS at 5pm

        • B Team Home vs. RQMS at 5pm

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

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

    BECS is hiring!

    Custodian: Hours are 2 - 10:30 PM - 5 days a week with day time flexibility during breaks


    In house substitute - Love having variety in your workday?? This may be just for you. Enjoy being a part of the BECS team and a full time paycheck and benefits, while getting to experience students from all ages. Minimum requirement is 1 yr. Substitute authorization through CDE which can be obtained with a high school diploma.


    Substitute Teachers - Enjoy the flexibility of being a substitute teacher at BECS by providing up to 5 days of availability per week! Minimum requirement is 1 yr. Substitute authorization through CDE which can be obtained with a high school diploma.


    8th Grade LA Teacher - If you or anyone you know is a qualified teacher, please refer them to this posting.

    BECS Bucks Drawing Winners!

    Congratulations to our winners!

    K-2nd Grade Winners:

    Titan Alaniz

    Julianna Samora Arroyo

    Cameron Nixon

    Sophia Gussman

    Blair Pennington


    3rd-5th Grade Winners:

    Nayeli Perez

    Addie Kobi

    Justin Kutin

    Sadie Williams

    Allyson Garcia


    6th-8th Grade Winners

    Garrett Maxich

    Charlee Sanchez

    Gabriel Duque

    Fred Holden

    Jessica Dilsaver


    Check It Out Night @ Riverdale Ridge High School

    8th Grade Check It Out Night - RESCHEDULED January 25 - 5:30 to 7:30


    All students and families who wish to know more about becoming a Raven are invited. Students and families will be able to explore required courses, special programs, and extracurricular activities while visiting with teachers, coaches, and student leaders in this open house event.


    Please view the attached flyer for more info and to fill out a survey with any questions that you’d like answered at this event.

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    Counselors Corner

    As parents we all like to be kept informed about our children's school progress and to feel connected to our child's school and classroom. In addition to parent teacher conferences during the year many teachers send out weekly newsletters, daily reminders through email, Clever or Remind and information through Friday Folders or student planners.


    Even with all of this communication you may wonder why a teacher didn’t reach out to you or inform you when your child started showing signs of an academic struggle or loss of motivation. As your child progresses through their academic career individual responsibility becomes the focus and teachers will guide your student to take control of their education, both the successes and the struggles. Classroom teachers will make contact when they notice significant changes in academic success or social emotional wellness; however daily or regular contact is typically reserved for only the most serious of situations (i.e. safety or mental health concerns.) Parents are able to monitor their child's progress through Infinite Campus and can even set up notifications so that Infinite Campus sends automatic updates about grades and other reminders. If you do not currently have access to the parent portal please contact Andrea Kroekel; Registrar at akroekel@bromleyeastcs.org.


    If you have any questions or concerns about your students' progress please reach out to their grade level counselor. We are often in a position to respond to parents quickly and can help bridge communication concerns or offer support to help your student be successful and happy on their educational journey.


    Donation Request - Uniform Tops

    Uniform Top Donations (Middle School Sizes ONLY)

    We are looking for donations of uniform tops for Middle Schoolers. If you have tops you would like to get rid of, please bring them to the front office for Tasha Nichols (Middle School Dean of Students). Thanks for your help!


    Eighth grade to High School transition

    January and February are important months for 8th grade students. This is the time when high schools are looking toward next year and “Check It Out Nights” are scheduled at the high schools.

    Click here for important information regarding high school options and enrolling/registering for high school.

    Enrollment for 2023/24

    Intent to Return forms have been emailed out. Please fill it out for each of your students who will be in grades 1-8 next school year by January 31. If you have a new-to-the-school student, fill out an application from the enrollment tab on the website.


    Open Enrollment for NEW students wishing to attend BECS in the 23-24 school year is open. Open Enrollment closes February 24 and the lottery will be held at the beginning of March. If you are offered a spot, you will have 48 hours to accept the spot.


    Current Bromley Students

    We want to secure your student’s spot for the 2023-2024 school year!

    In order for Bromley East Charter School to effectively register students and plan for the upcoming school year, it is imperative that we know how many students will be enrolled in our school at each grade level.

    The first step in this process is the Intent to Return Process. This is an opportunity for existing families to inform us if it is their intent to have their currently enrolled child(ren) remain at BECS next year.

    A separate Intent to Return form MUST be completed for EVERY currently enrolled student.

    Form is due by January 31, 2023


    General Information about Conferences

    Conferences will be held on February 7th - 9th

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

    • Teachers will be providing copies of students’ Fastbridge data

    Elementary Conferences 4:00 - 6:30:

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

    Middle school Conferences 4:30 - 6:30:

    • February 7th and 8th will be for drop in conferences.

      • Students will start by leading their parents through a student-led conference. They will be preparing for that conversation with you during LEAD.

      • After this, parents and students are free to visit teachers for a short conversation (5 min) specific to that class. If a longer conversation is needed, please reach out to that teacher (or group of teachers) to set up a meeting for a different time.

    • February 9th will be invite-only conferences with the grade level team.

      • LEAD teacher will be reaching out to you soon regarding invites for this time.

    Book Fair Information Feb 7th - 9th:

    • HOORAY FOR THE BOOK FAIR!!! Please come and join us during conferences in the library for the best book fair in town! Scholastic Books will be helping us to make the library into a bookstore full of affordable, current, fun books! What a great way to celebrate the good news at conferences!

    • Hours of the book fair will run from 4:00 pm-6:30 pm for all three nights of conferences. Stop by and check it out.

    Kinder Cap and Gown Photos 2/8

    On February 8th all Kindergarten students will have their photo taken to prepare for the end-of-year graduation ceremony. Should you wish to order a photo, as a keepsake, order forms will be handed out next week by your student’s teacher.

    • As a reminder they will be photographed wearing a cap so please style their hair accordingly that day. High ponies or buns cause the cap to not sit right on their head. Thanks.

    Kinder Information Night (For incoming Kinders for the 23/24 school year)

    Do you know of someone who has a Kindergarten aged student next year? Please have them join us on January 25, 2023, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. On this evening we will provide information about our kindergarten program, how to enroll your student for the 2023/24 school year, introduce you to our staff, show you our classrooms, and answer any questions that you have about our school.

    If you are planning on attending the Kindergarten Information Night - please fill out this short form so that we can plan accordingly.

    Please note: Children must be 5 years old on or before October 1st, of the year of enrollment to apply for kindergarten.

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    Lost and Found

    Mr. Korb's LEAD class has taken on making and managing a webpage to keep track of lost and found items!

    Parents can check out the Lost and Found to look for their child's missing items.


    Modified Dress Expectations and Fund Usage

    On the last Friday of each month, we have Modified Dress Days for students to wear attire that is outside of the normal Bromley East uniform. For students to participate in this day, they are required to bring in $1 that is collected and utilized in a variety of ways to support students and student activities. Below are the remaining Modified Dress Day dates, as well as how Bromley East will use the funds collected during Modified Dress Days to support students and student activities.


    Date

    Going Towards…

    1/27/2023

    After-School Club Supplies

    2/24/2023

    Leader In Me/School Improvement Activities

    3/31/2023

    Field Day Supplies

    4/28/2023

    Student Supplies/Recess Equipment


    If you are wanting more information regarding what is allowed during Modified Dress Days, please click HERE to access our Dress Code Policy.

    Outside Recess Clarification

    Research shows that students perform better both behaviorally and academically throughout the school day when they are able to go outside for recess. Therefore, at Bromley East we strive to get students outside for recess as much as possible. We will take our students outside for recess unless one or more of the following exist:

    • The actual temperature outside is below 25 degrees

    • There is precipitation falling

    • There are dangerous conditions outside

    Please ensure that you are sending your student to school dressed appropriately for the weather each day. The administration will make a determination when these conditions exist, and will let students and teachers know whether recess will be indoors or outdoors.

    Pastries with the Principals

    Pastries with the Principals is scheduled for January 27th at 8:45 am in our Data Room in the main office. We welcome you to attend one time or every time. The content is always different. Come and hear about all that is happening at BECS. Spend time with our two amazing Principals while enjoying some yummy pastries. We hope to see you there! Please sign up so we can have enough pastries.

    SOAR Student of the Month Winners for November/December

    Please click HERE for the link to the winners for November and December! If your student received an award for November and December, we are going to be celebrated them today!

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    Technology

    • Cases need to be on all student devices.. Please make sure your student has the school issued case on their device.

    • If a device is broken or damaged please have your student notify their homeroom or lead teacher. The teacher can then fill out a helpdesk ticket on their behalf and get the device repaired.

    Yearbook

    Yearbook

    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.


    8th-grade parents - Now is the time to submit your Then and Now photos to yearbook@bromleyeastcs.org

    These photos are used in the yearbook and at the continuation ceremony in the spring.

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    Questions or Concerns - Please contact us!

    To log in to Infinite Campus - click here

    Infinite Campus Parent Website Login


    For navigating the parent portal - click here

    Navigating the Parent-Portal


    If you do not have a parent portal - click here

    Getting-Started-Campus-Student-Campus-Parent


    For instructions on how to pay fees - click here

    IC Fee Payment Instructions

    Dashboard Links

    Attendance Reporting LINK-also found on the main page of the website

    Handbook LInk


    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/