Bee Cave Beehive
See what all the buzz is about at BCE! - 3/3/19
Upcoming Dates and Reminders:
Mar. 8........Friday Assembly
Mar. 8........Spring Fest
Mar. 13......3rd-5th Track and Field Day
Mar. 14......K-2nd Track and Field Day
Mar. 15......Student Holiday
Mar. 18-22....Spring Break!
Mar. 29......Friday Assembly (Fairness County Fair - Western)
Apr. 5........PTO Board Nomination Forms Due
Apr. 5.........Friday Assembly
Apr. 5.........Night in Old Bee Cave
Apr. 9.........STAAR - 4th Writing/5th Math (No Visitors on Campus)
Apr. 10.......STAAR - 5th Reading (No Visitors on Campus)
Apr. 12.......Friday Assembly
Apr. 18.......SOS (Super Outrageous Science) Day!!! Parents are welcome to join us!
Apr. 19.......Student/Staff Holiday
Apr. 24.......Final PTO Member Meeting with Board Elections @ 8:00
Apr. 26.......Friday Assembly (Glowing with Respect - Neon Colors)
May 3.........Friday Assembly
May 9.........Destination Kindergarten @ 3:30 (Incoming Kindergarten Parents)
Bee Cave Scholastic Book Fair
Did you know? Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes your child to about 1.8 million words per year. Reading helps students develop a stronger vocabulary, and in addition, students who read for pleasure average higher grades in English, mathematics, science, and history!
Encourage your child to read books for fun by attending our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Allow your child to choose the books they want to read! It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.
Mark your calendar!
Book Fair dates: Tuesday, March 5 – Friday, March 8
Shopping hours: Tues., Wed., Fri., 7:20 – 4:00 pm, Thursday, 7:20 – 6:00 pm
NEW digital payment option: eWallet! Now your student can shop the Fair cash-free! Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and to create an account:
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our Online Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available from Feb. 24 to March 8.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school. Thank you for supporting our readers!
Legacy Teachers for 2019-2020
- It is critical we have balanced classrooms for students. Assigning students to legacy teachers sometimes makes balancing very difficult.
- With growth at BCE, the new students cannot benefit.
- The oldest student in the family is not able to benefit.
Ensuring proper placement and the best education for ALL students is a top priority. As a part of the placement process, your child may still end up with his/her legacy teacher, however, this will not be part of the consideration when placing students. We appreciate your support in this, and are thankful for our community's desire to keep kids first.
The parent input form for the upcoming school year will be sent with the April 7th Beehive, and there will be more information about the placement process in upcoming newsletters.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
BCE PTO Information
Night in Old Bee Cave Tickets - NOW ON SALE!
Are you ready to party like it’s 1999? A Night in Old Bee Cave (our 4th annual adults-only fundraiser) is coming up on April 5, and tickets are now on sale! This year, we are celebrating 20 years of our amazing Bee Cave Elementary (1999-2019).
Spend the evening under the stars (and right down the street) at the classic Star Hill Ranch
Dancing to live rock’n’roll band The American Revival
Fantastic finds in our silent auction room
Live auction with some fabulous getaways
Catered by the delicious Alfred’s Catering
All benefitting our students at Bee Cave Elementary!
Grab your tickets now at www.501auctions.com/niobc. Tickets will not be sold at the door, so you must purchase by April 3.
You don’t want to miss out on this FUN annual event!
Spring Fest... This Friday!
The time has come! Spring Fest, our FREE family event, is finally here! We hope to see you this Friday, March 8 from 5-7pm at BCE. We will have a rock wall, inflatables, carnival games & prizes, a “cupcake” walk, face painting & airbrush tattoos, fun music, and food trucks (It’s All Good BBQ, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, and Kona Ice). Admission and all activities are free, just bring money for food truck purchases. We can’t wait to celebrate with you there!
2019-2020 PTO Board Recruitment
Are you interested in joining the PTO Board? There are various positions open for the 2019‐20 school year, and we are calling for parents who are interested in serving BCE students, staff, and community as part of the PTO. Being on the PTO Board is a great way to be involved with your child’s school, know what is going on at the school, and be an important part of creating a great place for all BCE children to learn and grow! Please see the attached nomination form with a description of each position and a brief summary of responsibilities. If you are interested, please fill out the form and turn it in to a member of the Nominating Committee (or at the Front Office) by April 5, 2019. The general membership will elect officers on April 24, 2019. Thank you for your interest!
2019 Nominating Committee: Emily Chaplinski (chair), Tracey Kane, Melissa Williamson.
Talent Show Thank You!
The 2019 Talent Show was a huge success! Bravo and congratulations to all of our performers… there is so much talent here at BCE!
A huge thank you to all of our volunteers who made this event possible! Daniel James chaired with help from committee volunteers Leanne Dorius, Heather Madden, Mindy Benson, Brooke Bauguess, Stacy Okyne, and Sarah Savage. And additional thanks to Daniel Davis!
PTO Purchase Spotlight
Last Friday, February 22, Don Tate (author-illustrator) came to visit BCE 4th and 5th Grade students.
During his presentation, he discussed how he had been an artist his whole life, not always a good one, but he was always passionate about art and practiced daily. Mr. Tate also talked about his fear of being an author and how the process taught him to always try things even when you are scared, and that rejection is part of growth. At the end he had some interactive art time with some of the students!
It was great presentation enjoyed by all. Thank you to Mrs. Heckler for bringing him to BCE, and to all of you for supporting the PTO!