Bromley East Charter School
October 15, 2021
Happy Friday! We have one more week of school before we head into the second Learning Cycle Break of the school year. Time is flying! Next week is “It starts with HELLO” Spirit Week. We are taking time to celebrate kindness while also having fun dressing up! Please review the dress guidelines below and encourage your student(s) to participate.
On another note, Bromley staff has been providing masks for a large number of students on a daily basis. We respectfully request that you assist us in ensuring that your student(s) comes to school with their own mask each day. We appreciate your help as we have a limited number of masks available.
Last, as the cold weather arrives, please review this informational article available through this link in reference to the difference between COVID and Flu.
Have a great weekend!
October 18-22: Spirit Week
Let's celebrate a week of meeting new people, being kind, being respectful, and learning how to care for others while dressing up in fun outfits! Students are able to wear appropriate denim bottoms during spirit week with an approved uniform top if they are not participating with the spirit day theme. Students who are participating can also wear denim bottoms along with theme attire according to the day. If you have questions, please get in touch with Ms. Tasha Nichols.
October 20: Sports Photos
Volleyball and Soccer will have sports photos after school on October 20th. Students can get an ordering packet from their coach.
October 22: Picture Retakes
Code to order pictures: EVTSDR3WQ mylifetouch.com
Did you miss the last picture session or do not like the picture you purchased? Bring the photos and turn them in to the photographer and get a new picture taken. Pictures will be taken on October 22nd. This is a modified dress day for all students. There is a field trip that day however we will schedule students on the trip before or after their trip.
October 23: PTO Fall Festival
BECS PTO & Middle School Leadership hosts a Fall Festival and Haunted Hallway on Saturday, October 23rd from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. There will be pumpkins, family photos, dunk tanks, food trucks, face painting, games, prizes, and more! Presale tickets are now available for $9 day of. Costumes encouraged! LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS
If you are interested in volunteering, they could use the help, sign up HERE!
The Bromley East Charter School Board of Directors and 27J Board support 5A and 5B with Resolution
Recently the Bromley East Charter School Board of Directors and the 27J School Board passed resolutions in support of the district’s mill levy override and bond issue proposals. The proposals will be on the Nov. 2 ballot for the communities the district serves in Brighton, Thornton and Commerce City.
The resolution highlights the need for a mill levy override which would provide funds to do the following:
- Provide Bromley East with approximately $500,000 in additional yearly funding which can be used for for operational expenses
- Provide teachers with a reasonable pay increase in order to attract and retain quality staff
- Provide charter schools with funds to apply to existing charter school building debt
- Add teachers for the district’s STEM/Career and Technical Education programs
That request is for 8 mills which translates into $16 million and will cost $4.63 per month for every $100,000 of home value.
It was 21 years ago when the 27J community last approved a mill levy override request.
Ballot proposal 5B is a bond issue which will allow for the following:
- Provide Bromley East $540,200 in additional funding to offset construction costs for our new roof which were not funded by the recent BEST Grant Bromley received
- Build new schools where schools are overcrowded
- Build a STEM/Career and Technical Education center at each high school
- Update technology and equipment
- Update safety and security systems to keep schools and students safe
The bond proposal comes with no tax increase.
In compliance with the Fair Campaign Practices Act, here is a pro and a con statement regarding the proposals. Pro for mill levy override: STEM/CTE courses need to expand so all students have access; teacher pay needs to increase to compete with neighboring districts and to attract and retain quality teachers for our students. Con for mill levy override: The employees of the district are making very good money and competitive with other districts. No amount of money will overcome the negative factors that have plagued our schools and society for decades. Pro for bond issue: More than 1,000 new students have enrolled in the last year making schools overcrowded. Enrollment is expected to increase another 7,000 - 10,000 in the next 10 years. Con for bond issue: Residential builders don’t even come close to paying their way. The district has been told of the need for year-round schooling for over a decade and that time to maximize the schools is now.
BECS Families, Teachers, and Staff,
Thanks to you, our Fall Scholastic Book Fair was an overwhelming success! Our goal for this year’s fair was to raise $10,000 and thanks to all your support, we vastly surpassed our goal with a grand total of $19,359.64!! This means that $8,433.20 will go directly back into building up our BECS library collection as well as classroom libraries this year. Through your generosity, BECS students will get to enjoy new, high interest books for years to come.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us have our best book fair yet!
If you were unable to attend our in person shopping, you can still purchase books online through Scholastic by clicking here until October 17th.
PTO has changed the monthly start time to 6:00 pm. The next meeting is on November 4th. They meet on the 1st Thursday of the month in Room 180. Please enter through the EAST playground doors. Check out all the fun things they are doing for our kids and staff.
Students are back at school making new memories with their friends! Make sure to order the one book that captures the activities, spirit, and unique qualities of their school. Order by October 29th for the LOWEST PRICE!
Student CMAS results were distributed during Fall Conferences and are also available through the Parent Portal on Infinite Campus. Last year, students in grades 3, 5 & 7 were tested in English Language Arts and those in grades 4, 6 & 8 in Math. To view your child’s scores through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal please follow these directions. The following documents can also assist with understanding the CMAS test and interpreting your child’s results.