Kindergarten News You Can Use
August 25, 2017
Welcome to Kindergarten!
Our kindergarten newsletter will be emailed to you each week. Our goal is to keep you informed about the learning taking place in the classroom. We will use the email addresses provided in your child's Skyward account. If you would prefer to use an email address other than the ones provided, please send this information to your child's teacher. We are looking forward to working with you to help your child be as successful as possible! This is going to be a great year!
Events to Remember
Our PTA is one of only eleven PTA organizations in Texas that was recently recognized for having a PTA member for every student enrolled at Bransford! We hope to reach this goal again this year! If you would like to join B.E.S.T. PTA, visit www.joinpta.org.
Every Friday of the School Year is a Bransford Spirit Day
Please encourage your child to wear a Bransford shirt or a mix of red, white and blue on Fridays.
Bransford Spirit Night at Teddy's Burgers
Teddy's Burgers on Aug. 29 from 4:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.
College Shirt Day
Students are encouraged to wear a college shirt or their favorite college colors.
Labor Day Holiday
No School today!
Bransford Spirit Night at Spring Creek BBQ
Spring Creek BBQ on September 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Bransford Elementary Daily Take-home Folders
Any money that is sent to school needs to be in a sealed envelope or baggie with your child's name and the purpose for the money written on the outside. We appreciate your help with this!
Mondays and Wednesdays - Mrs. Romo's class and Mrs. Ryan's class
Tuesdays and Thursdays - Ms. Allenbaugh's class and Mrs. Hendry's class
Volunteering at School
In order to volunteer at BES this year in classrooms, during school-wide event, or as a field trip chaperone, please review the new volunteer handbook and complete the required background check. Thank you for understanding that this process must be repeated each school year. Now is a good time to complete this process and encourage all family members who might want to volunteer to complete it, too. For the protection of students and staff, all volunteer applicants must read the Volunteer Handbook and complete the online form authorizing the district to obtain a criminal history background check.
Car Rider Dismissal Procedures
Kindergarten Car Riders
Kindergarten car riders will wait inside our hallway during dismissal.
If possible, use the right hand lane closest to the building when you come to pick up your kindergarten child.
Older siblings are encouraged to come and get their younger kindergarten sibling at the kindergarten door when their name is called for their car. This way, they can get to the car at the same time.
If you choose to park, please walk to meet your child at the kindergarten door.
Display the car tag sign in the front window with student name(s) and grade level(s).
Any person picking up a child without a car tag sign will have to park and walk to pick up their student(s)
If you arrive after 3:05 p.m., you must park and sign your child out from KidzU.
We had a great first day of school with the added excitement of the solar eclipse! The students participated either outside with approved solar eclipse sunglasses or in the library viewing a live solar eclipse presentation. The students then made a sun and a moon to demonstrate their understanding about this special event. Hopefully, this will be a memory keeper!
We had quite an adventure on Friday morning! The students made a giant gingerbread cookie, took him to the cafeteria and when we returned to get him, he was gone! We searched all over the campus before finding our delicious cookie. Ask your child about this adventure and where their class cookie was found!
iPads have arrived! Please send in a set of headphones for your child to keep at school. They will need them when we are using iPads and we will start using them soon. Make sure the headsets are sized to fit a child's head and, if possible, do not have a volume controller on the cord. When headsets have had to be replaced in the past, it's mostly due to children knotting, chewing on, or twirling the cord. The wires break easily inside their plastic casings. Please discuss this with your child and remind them you are counting on them to work responsibly with their headsets.