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See what all the buzz is about at BCE! - 8/13/17
Things to Remember for the Start of School:
Meet the Teacher Night:
Come on out! Join us at BCE on Monday, August 14th to meet your teacher for this school year! Grades K-2 will visit the classroom and meet the teacher from 5:30pm to 6:15pm. Grades 3-5 will visit the classroom and meet the teacher from 6:30pm to 7:15pm. School supplies that were pre-ordered online will be waiting in the classroom for you. Students who purchased school supplies can bring the supplies to the classroom on Meet the Teacher Night. We look forward to seeing you here!
First Day of School:
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 16th. All students will report to their
homerooms. Kindergarten parents, please join the principal and PTO in the cafeteria Kinder Tears and Cheers at 8:00am.
Class Start Time: 7:40am; Dismissal Time: 2:55pm
Doors to BCE open at 7:20am. Students who arrive after the 7:40 bell are tardy. Students will need to sign in at the front office and receive a tardy slip to give to their teacher.
Arrival & Departure Routines:
Bee Cave is a family friendly community school where safety is our first priority. Knowing that you model safe, respectful behavior for our children, we appreciate you establishing a positive tone to our mornings and afternoons. You help our students to arrive and depart school safely each day. In the mornings, students arrive by car or bus, and in the afternoons, students are picked-up by car, bus or our parent pick-up option. Please see attached map below for drop-off and pick-up locations.
In addition, parents will be allowed to walk students to their classrooms for the first eight days of schools. In order to promote student responsibility and independence, starting August 21st, parents will only be allowed to visit the classroom in the mornings if there is an appointment with the classroom teacher. For parent and student safety, visitors/parents are always required to check-in at the front office. We appreciate your help in ensuring our campus is safe for all.
Bus Transportation Information:
Bus routes and estimated morning pick-up times can be found on the district website:
Reporting and Absence:
Consistent school attendance is critical for the development of your child. When they miss school, we miss them! The entire school day is needed to deliver the full instructional program. Students need to come to school and attend the full day unless they have fever, communicable disease, or family emergency. Help us communicate the importance of daily attendance to your child and schedule necessary appointments around school hours. When an absence is necessary, e-mail the registrar, Pam Anderson at email@example.com if your child will not be in school that day. A note explaining any absence is required upon the student’s return to school.
Communicating with the School:
Communication is a top priority for the BCE community. For classroom concerns, please begin by speaking directly to the teacher. Teachers have limited phone and email access while they are with your child. Our standard response time is within 24 hours. If a concern requires immediate attention from a campus administrator, contact assistant principal, Michaele Pansza at firstname.lastname@example.org or counselor Courtney Trimmer at email@example.com. When scheduling a meeting with the principal, contact administrative assistant, Susan Hart, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morning assembly is held in the gym on Friday mornings at 7:40am. Our first assembly will take place on Friday, August 18th. Join our community of students for our morning routines, skits, announcements, and celebrations!
Student lunches (including milk) will be offered each day for students who wish to purchase a school lunch. Students who bring a lunch may purchase a drink or snack a la carte through the lunch line. The Federal Lunch Program forms are available online at https://www.ltisdschools.org/Page/62. Lunch accounts can be set up online at the “Online Meals Prepay” link. It is suggested that all students have an account with a few days credit on it in case lunches or money are misplaced or forgotten. Please visit the Bee Cave or district website to access the district’s Food and Nutrition (FANS) website to add money to your child’s lunch account, view your child’s purchases, access the daily menu, and to set restrictions for your child’s lunch. It is not permissible for the cafeteria and school staff to restrict your child’s purchases. Please take the time to review the FANS site and establish your child’s lunch account.
We ask parents to begin visiting for lunch after the first full week of school. The first days of school are spent with our staff assisting students with lunch account information, seating in the cafeteria, lunchroom etiquette, and arrival and dismissal routines. This time is sacred for us to establish routines in the lunchroom. Please check the campus website for grade level/teacher lunch schedules.
Please note that your visit to lunch is time to spend with your child. Food may not be brought and shared with other children. For your convenience, we have cafeteria monitors who will assist the children in the cafeteria. Please report any concerns to the monitors at the end of the lunch period. Recess time is a sacred time for your child to socialize and play with others. Parents are not allowed on the playground during recess.
Parent Information Night:
Please join us on Thursday, August 31st for Parent Information Night. Learn more about curriculum, instruction, grading policies, homework, etc.
Kinder - 2nd Grades from 5:30 - 6:15
3rd - 5th Grades from 6:30 - 7:15
Medication with the Nurse:
Nurse Hicks is our full time nurse at BCE! She will assist you in keeping your child’s medication locked and stored in the nurse’s office. Refer to the Student Handbook for specific information on medications at school.
2017 - 18 BCE Arrival/Dismissal Map
Friday Assembly Spirit Wear at Meet the Teacher:
Come to the Cafeteria during Meet The Teacher Night and pick up your Friday Assembly Spirit Wear! Bobcat Strong Dri-fit T-Shirts and Spirit Bows (limited quantity) will be sold by the PTO. Stop by our table and say hi!
Kinder Tears and Cheers Coffee:
Parents of incoming Kinders! The first day of Kindergarten can be an emotional and exciting experience for both parents and students. Whether you feel like tearing up or cheering loud, please join us in the cafeteria at 8:00am on the first day of school, August 16th. The PTO will have coffee and breakfast items. Hope to see you there!
General PTO Meeting:
Mark your calendars! The first General PTO Meeting (all are invited) will be Thursday, August 31st at 8:00am in the Cafeteria. Come and meet the new Board, learn the plans for this year’s PTO events, approve the Budget and changes to our By-Laws, find out what we do and more! Coffee and food will be served.
Front Row Parking Spot:
FRONT ROW PARKING SPOT FOR SEPTEMBER…..BIDDING NOW OPEN! Running late to the class party, musical performance or lunchtime with your kiddo? Less stress when you have a saved parking spot in the front with your name on it! Bidding is open now. We moved this to an online bidding portal so please click HERE to bid!
The ever-popular Birthday Marquee is back! This completely sold out last year. Have your child’s name listed under our “Happy Birthday” banner, on the marquee at the front entrance to the school grounds for $30. Names are changed each Monday and will stay up through the following weekend. Only 5 names listed each week so GRAB YOUR SPOT!
We will need volunteers to change the names each week (does not take long at all). Please sign up to change the sign to your child’s name during your week! Sign Up Here
Dress Up as Bandit:
For those of you out there who like to dance like no one’s watching, we have the JOB for you! We are looking for volunteers to be the BCE bobcat mascot, Bandit, on Fridays for the assemblies! What an easy and fun way to participate! We also have other events through the year we will need Bandit – so view the sign up and pick what works for you! Thank you!