May 1, 2017
Summer Slide...what is it and how can it be prevented?
10 Ways To Prevent Summer Slide
“Summer slide” is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Did you know that children can lose up to three months of academic progress over the summer? Over 100 years of research continually shows this trend.
Here are ten things you can do to help your child avoid the summer slide.
- Read EVERY day! Read non-fiction, fiction, ebooks, poetry, newspapers and read out loud! For most children, twenty minutes is an appropriate amount of time to read for a child who is an independent reader. Most libraries have a wonderful summer reading program with incentives and rewards for books read over the summer.
- Cook with your children. This is one of the best ways to integrate math, reading and following directions. Let your child design the menu too! Help your child put together their favorite recipes in a cookbook.
- Plant a garden. Your child will gain responsibility and pride as they watch their plants grow and thrive.
- Take a field trip to a museum, zoo or local park with walking trails. Keep a journal about your travels.
- Learn a new word each week! Hang it on the fridge and see who can use it the most times throughout the week.
- Enroll in a quality summer program that will provide your child with opportunities to build their critical thinking skills.
- Play quick games with flashcards like Math War or Concentration to keep math skills sharp.
- Listen to Audio Books during your road trip.
- Take pictures and make a summer scrapbook.
- Did I mention READ?! If your child does nothing else this summer make sure he/she is reading!
Just like with playing a sport, Reading and Math are skills that must be practiced. When a child spends hours a day hitting a baseball, swimming, shooting a basketball, they will progress. But say he then stops hitting balls for three months or takes a few months off from swimming. Will he hit a ball on the first swing? Will he swim as efficiently as before? No, but if he practices a few times a week, will he be able to regain the previously learned skills relatively quickly? Yes! It is important to keep your child’s mind engaged over the summer so they will not fall victim to the summer slide.
Attention 3rd and 4th grade parents
Order 2017-18 School Supply Packs
Hiring School Guards for the 2017-18 School Year
Get Out and Vote - 2017 Board of Trustees Election
Keller ISD Board of Trustees Place 4 and Place 3 will be up for election in the Spring of 2017.
Early Voting Ends – Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Election Day – Saturday, May 6, 2017
Beverly Dixon (Campaign Finance Report 1 | 2)
Sherry Simon (Campaign Finance Report 1 | 2)
Thank you for all you do for BPE!
We have lots of great reading programs and activities going on at BPES! Here are some important dates/deadlines...
Reading Bingo Celebration-May 11 at 2:00 pm
BOGO Book Fair-May 15-19
All Library Books Due-May 19
Spring Event - BOGO Book Fair & 80's Dance-May 19 from 5:30-8:00 pm
For more information, check out the most recent edition of Library Lines. If you are new to our school or need more information about any of these programs please contact Mrs. Pratt
BOGO Book Fair
Come to our BPES BOGO Scholastic Book Fair!
Buy ONE item, get ONE free! (Free item is = or lesser value.)
May 15th - 19th - Book Fair Hours
Thursday, May 18: 11:00am-12:30pm & 1:30-3:00pm
Friday, May 19: 8:30am-12:30pm & 1:30-3:00pm
PTA Sock Hop
Friday, May 19: 5:30-8:00pm
Monday, May 15: 7:30am-3:30pm
Tuesday, May 16: 7:30am-3:30pm
Wednesday, May 17: 7:30am-3:30pm
Thursday, May 18: 7:30am-11:00am
Look for great books & great bargains for summer reading!
For more information, visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/betteperotelementaryschool
Alumni Senior Reception
Walk for the Cause
Summer Hours at Bette Perot
- Keller ISD summer campus hours are 8:00 - 3:00 Monday through Thursday beginning June 5th. Elementary campuses will be closed June 9th - July 16th. Normal campus hours will resume on August 6th.
- Central Administration "open to the public" business hours are 8:00 - 4 :30 Monday through Thursday.
Mark your Calendar
May 8-9 - STAAR Test
May 10-11 - STAAR Test Make-up Days
Possible closed campus
May 10 - PTA General Body Meeting & Dining Night Out
at Slim Chickens
DNO - 5:00-9:00
Meeting begins at 6:00
May 16 - Transition to 5th grade Parent Information Night
Timberview Middle School at 6:00
May 18 - Playday
4th graders compete with 4th graders from other KISD elementaries in Track & Field events
May 18 - Art Show at Keller City Hall
May 30 - Pride Rally
1:45 - 2:45
*BPE Seniors Reception from 1:30- 3:00
May 31 - Kinder graduation
8:30 - Mrs. Lassen, Mrs. Sullivan, and Mrs. Wilson
9:30 - Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Shaffer
June 1st- End of Year parties