Bransford Blast

April 16, 2017

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Transfer Applications

GCISD transfer lottery applications are currently being accepted. The window for applications is March 20 - April 21. The lottery will be held on April 28 at 10 am. The lottery may be viewed live on the district's website. If you have any questions, please visit the district transfer page.

Staffing Updates

After over 20 years of service to Bransford students, staff, and families, Mrs. Leigh Hockenbrough and Mrs. Sue Atkins will be retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. We are excited for them as they begin to plan the next chapter in their lives, but sad for us as they are both amazing educators and individuals! Please stay tuned for information on how we will celebrate their legacies closer to the end of the school year.

Kicks For Kids

There are so many kids in our community that can’t afford to participate in sports because equipment is too expensive. That's when I, Ashwin Benegal, 5th grader at Bransford Elementary came up with the idea for Kicks for Kids! I am accepting old sports equipment, will polish it up, and donate it to Grace so every child can have the opportunity to be involved in sports.

When: Collections begin April 3-22. Drop off all sports donations to the Kicks for Kids box located in the front foyer!

We accept…

  • Cleats

  • Football Helmets

  • Football pads

  • Shin-guards

  • Keeper gloves

  • Tennis racquets

  • Basball gloves

  • Baseball bats

  • Uniforms

  • Any other sports equipment

If you have any questions ask 5th Grader Ashwin Benegal or Mrs. King.

Every Donation Counts!

Recycling Drive

Currently in the lead for pounds per person is: 3rd grade! Followed by 5th and then kinder. We brought in 783 pounds the first week! We have one more week so keep sending in those old clothes and shoes to help your child's grade get the popsicle party. It's a great excuse to clean out your closet. Let's recycle, reduce, and reuse this Earth Day!

Earth Day Recycling Project

Did you know the average American throws away 82 pounds of clothing a year? This year for Earth Day, the PTA will be doing a fundraiser/recycling project. We will be collecting shoes, clothes,and textiles (sheets, blankets, etc...) in bins in the entry area. The items donated can be gently to well used!! All levels accepted!! The grade level with the most pounds per person will win a popsicle party at recess so hold onto these things as you start your spring cleaning. The contest will run April 3rd - April 21st.

We are partnering with Recycle2support and Keep Colleyville Beautiful to recycle all donated items.

In addition to the grade-level competitions, we will be collecting used sporting goods. See above for more information on the project.

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Summer Enrichment

Offering courses for students that have completed Kindergarten - 6 grade AND are between the ages of 5 and 13.​ We will be Rockin' Through the Summer and offering MORE classes than ever this summer!


  • One-week sessions from June 12 – July 21
  • 8:30 – 11:30 and/or 12:30 – 3:30
  • Fee:​ $100-$110/course with a one-time $25 registration fee
  • Early Bird discount of $10/course if registered and paid before 5/14/16
  • Location:​ Cross Timbers Middle School
  • Part-Time KidzU Care is available for students enrolled in Summer Enrichment before and after classes.

Registration begins online March 27. Click here for more information about Summer Enrichment Program!

Rachel's Challenge 5K

If you would like a T-Shirt for the Rachel’s Challenge 5K registration ends on April 13. Without a T-shirt you can walk up register at the event. Remember, all GCISD students and staff can run for FREE without a T-Shirt!
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Dates to Know

Student Calendar

  • April 25: Pre-K and Kinder Registration 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • April 28: BES Pep Rally 2:00 p.m.
  • April 29: Rachel's Challenge Rally and 5k
  • May 19: Field Day