BPE Monthly

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Plant a garden. Your child will gain responsibility and pride as they watch their plants grow and thrive.
  4. Take a field trip to a museum, zoo or local park with walking trails. Keep a journal about your travels.
  5. Learn a new word each week! Hang it on the fridge and see who can use it the most times throughout the week.
  6. Enroll in a quality summer program that will provide your child with opportunities to build their critical thinking skills.
  7. Play quick games with flashcards like Math War or Concentration to keep math skills sharp.
  8. Listen to Audio Books during your road trip.
  9. Take pictures and make a summer scrapbook.
  10. 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

Please be aware that 2016-17 STAAR results will be electronically communicated to parents this year. Parents will receive a unique access code and a TEA website via a School Messenger communication through email during the third week of June. Paper copies of Confidential Student Reports (CSR) can be provided upon request.

Order 2017-18 School Supply Packs

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Hiring School Guards for the 2017-18 School Year

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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

Place 4

Peiman Montazeri
Chris Roof (CFCP | Campaign Finance Report)

Craig Allen (Certificate of Withdrawal)
Heidi Ortiz (Certificate of Withdrawal)

Place 5

Frank Arban
Candy Bruton
Beverly Dixon (Campaign Finance Report 1 | 2)
Sherry Simon (Campaign Finance Report 1 | 2)

Thank you for all you do for BPE!

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Library News

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

Student Preview

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

Student Shopping

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

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Walk for the Cause

One of our precious Patriot families, closely impacted by Cystic Fibrosis, is walking for the cause and to raise awareness on May 21st. Their compelling story is posted on the Great Strides website.

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.

BPE is a dog free zone

Mark your Calendar

Tuesdays - Running Club


Color Run and awards. Last Running Club of the school year will be on May 9th

April 24- May 12 - GT Referral Window

May 15-19 - BOGO Book Fair

May 30 - Dining Night Out

Sno Biz (owned at operated by a BPE family) and Coco Shrimp

located in the Ace Hardward parking lot

4466-4498 Basswood Blvd, Fort Worth

June 2 - Last Day of School

4th grade Send off at 9:30

Early Dismissal - 12:00

****Please note: All lost & found items will be donated on June 5th.

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