Bee Cave Beehive

See what all the buzz is about at BCE! - 2/18/19

Upcoming Dates and Reminders:

Feb.18.......Student Holiday

Feb. 21.......3rd-5th Grade Spelling Bees

Feb. 22.......Friday Assembly (Be a Force for Kindness - Superhero)

Feb. 26-27.....BCE Talent Show

Mar. 1........Friday Assembly

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. 27.......Friday Assembly (Glowing with Respect - Neon Colors)

Eating Lunch with Your Child

We love when you come to eat lunch with your child! Please keep in mind, if there is room at the classroom table, you are welcome to sit there. If there isn't enough room, we ask that you use the parent overflow table. If this is the case, with allergy concerns, only your child is allowed to eat with you at the table. Thank you for your understanding!

Legacy Teachers for 2019-2020

Assigning students to legacy teachers (assignment of a student to a sibling’s previous teacher at the parents’ request) has been fading out over the last couple of years. For the 2019-2020 school year, it has been decided to no longer honor assignments of students to legacy teachers. The factors considered as a part of this decision:


  • 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!

Flu Update: What Parents Need to Know

Dear Lake Travis ISD Parents and Guardians:


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity is widespread in most of the United States. Many schools in Texas have reported higher than usual absences due to student and staff illness. While Lake Travis ISD officials cannot confirm that student and staff absences are due to the flu, our schools have reported modest increases in student and staff illness.


Please be reminded, if your child is sick with a fever (99.5 F or higher), do not send him/her to school. Keep your sick child home for at least 24 hours after the fever has subsided. Your child may return to school after his/her temperature returns to normal for 24 hours without medication.


Our goal is to decrease the exposure to the flu while limiting the disruption to learning. As such, we would like to inform you of the steps we continue to take to prevent the transmission of the flu among our students and staff.


At school:

  • Campus nurses continue to assess and monitor student and staff illness; student and staff who are ill will be sent home.

  • Staff is reviewing proper hand-washing techniques and cough etiquette for students.

  • Teachers are having students wash their hands throughout the day as needed.

  • Custodial staff are cleaning districtwide facilities and classrooms daily and as needed including commonly-touched surfaces and areas such as windows, whiteboards, desks, tables, chairs, doorknobs, café table tops and seats, water fountains, sinks/faucets and locker rooms.

  • Custodial staff will perform personal rug sanitation procedures with hospital-grade disinfectant every Tuesday and Thursday at each elementary school.

  • Transportation staff are disinfecting seats on all buses after each run (morning and afternoon).


At home, we recommend families consider taking the following preventative actions:

  • Teach your children to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based rub.

  • Remind family members to use tissues to cover the mouth and nose when they cough or sneeze. Throw away the tissue after use. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow.

  • Use paper towels to dry hands or assign each family member his/her own hand-drying towel.

  • Teach your children not to share personal items such as drinks, food, or unwashed utensils.

  • Know the signs and symptoms of the flu and how it is spread. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, headache, and cough. Many people also have a runny nose, fatigue, body aches, loss of appetite, nausea and/or diarrhea. Please keep your child home if he/she is experiencing any of these symptoms.

  • Talk to your healthcare provider about the flu vaccine.


For more information about the flu, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/flu. You may also contact your child’s school nurse directly.


Sincerely,


Becca Harkleroad, RN
Lake Travis ISD, Lead Nurse

Please Join Us for the LTEF Gala!

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BCE PTO Information

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.

Spring Fest!

Save the date for Spring Fest! Friday, March 8 from 5-7pm at BCE. This is a FREE event for the whole family! 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! (Note that this event is in place of Fall Fest, which was rescheduled due to weather).

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Save the Date for a Night in Old Bee Cave

As your 2019 calendar starts filling up, save this date! Our adults-only dinner and dancing fundraiser "A Night in Old Bee Cave" will be held on Friday April 5, 2019 at Star Hill Ranch. Tickets will go on sale later in the year. Stay tuned for more information!

Teachers #LearningTogether2019, Feb. 14-15th

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GO BOBCATS! #BCEInspires