BECS Parent Newsletter

September 2, 2022

Dear Hawk Families:

We are now finishing our third week of school and settling into the routine! We appreciate your willingness to volunteer and the support you are providing your child at home. Please continue to check in with your child each day about what they are learning, ask questions to your child’s teacher, and support your child’s success by establishing morning and evening routines. As a reminder, staff supervision begins at 8:10 AM. Children should not arrive on campus prior to 8:10 AM unless they are eating breakfast in the cafeteria.

Additionally, we understand that emergency situations can create understandable concerns from parents and families. Our priority during these times is to ensure the safety of our students and staff. As soon as we are able, information from the school administration will be sent to families regarding events. Thank you for your continued trust in us to ensure the safety of your children.

Finally, athletics are back in action! We hope to see you at one of our girls' home volleyball games! Go Hawks!

BECS Administration


Upcoming Dates:

9/5 No School Labor Day

9/6 A Team VB vs. Overland Trail MS

B Team VB @ Overland Trail MS

9/7 PTO Meeting

9/8 B Team VB vs. Prairie View MS

A Team VB @ Prairie View MS

9/12 Club Registration Opens Today

9/14 Board Meeting

9/14 Big Kahuna Kick Off

9/14-27 Fundraising Window

9/15 B Team VB vs. Rodger Quist MS

A Team VB @ Rodger Quist MS

9/16 Class photos and Re-takes/Make-ups

9/19-20 No School for Students



A complete list of upcoming events, including athletics, can be found HERE.

Athletics:

  • The Girl's Volleyball schedule can be found HERE

  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Overboe at toverboe@bromleyeastcs.org or at (720) 685 - 3297 ext 129

Attendance

  • A reminder - BECS no longer offers live streaming of classes for students who are absent. If students are absent, they can access some work via Google Classroom and/or SeeSaw and the remainder of the work or missed learning can be received by communicating with the teacher upon return. In some cases, this may require some extra support outside of normal class time.

BECS Bucks Store/Drawing Items:

Every Friday, students are able to purchase small items using the BECS Bucks they receive as well as enter their names for a weekly drawing. If you would like to help supply the store with items, please see the Amazon Wish List HERE to order items to be sent to the school to use for the BECS Bucks Store and the weekly BECS Bucks drawings! Thank you!!


K-2nd Grade Winners:

Elliana Perez

Roxy Robles

Lucas Castillo

Ian Hertz

Adeline Howard


3rd-5th Grade Winners:

Weston Graham

Maria Smith

Allison Cuevas Yepez

Lorenzo Freitas

Hope Henderson


6th-8th Grade Winners:

Aiden Gurule

Cheyenne McDonald

Keagan Nicholson

Layla Lanz

Savannah Regan

COVID Student Response:

Please see our communication sent on 8/10/2022 for the most current information.

Club Registration is coming:


Here are just a few items to keep in mind when signing up for a Club. A full list of clubs will be available soon. Registration for clubs will open on 9/12 at 8:30 am and will close on 9/26 at 12 pm. Clubs will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and must be paid in full when you sign up. The club you sign up for must have at least 10 students, or the club will not be able to run. If you sign up for a club that isn’t able to run due to low registration, you can either receive a refund or select another club to participate in.

Cost: $20

Time: 3:45-4:45pm

Days Offered: Please see the information for each club for specific days.


Communication During/Following Emergency Situations and Drills:

During drills and emergency situations, BECS first and top priority is the safety and security of all students and staff. Therefore, BECS will not be providing information during a drill or an emergency situation, unless it will affect student pick up or drop off. Once the safety and security of our students and staff are verified and confirmed, we will work diligently to communicate to the community that either the drill has concluded, or the details and next steps regarding the emergency situation.

Dress Code Policy:


  • Please ensure your child’s patch is permanently attached to their top (sew/embroidered/glue/iron-on). Safety pins are not allowed. This includes jackets/sweaters/hoodies that are approved to be worn in class. Additional Dress Code information can be found in the Parent/Student Handbook.

Dropping Items Off:


  • Please remember our procedure for dropping off items for your student. To assure that your students are only getting items dropped off by parents and to assure that students are not leaving the building or playground to meet up with parents, we ask that you park in the lot and bring the item to the office. Often we will have you just leave the item in the vestibule and then we will deliver it to your student. This is faster for you and maintains our security.

Families of 6th Grade Students:


If your child has PE in the first trimester, they have now been issued a PE Uniform by the teacher. The cost of the uniform is $15.75 and has been billed to your students' account. Payment should be made through the fees tab in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal.


Lockdown Drill Announcement and Resources:


  • On Monday, September 26th at approximately 2:30 pm, BECS will be conducting its first lockdown drill of the school year. BECS works to ensure physical and psychological safety for students, and part of that work includes lockdown drills. Students may experience a lockdown when there is a reported threat to safety within the school. Also, BECS will involve the Brighton Police Department to ensure that in case of an actual lockdown, Brighton PD is familiar with the layout of our school. Below, you will find a link to a document that will help you discuss this lockdown drill with your student if you so choose. We will communicate to the community when the lockdown drill has concluded.

    • While this lockdown drill is happening, or any other drill that BECS conducts throughout the year, parents will not be able to enter the school for any reason until the drill concludes. After the drill concludes, BECS will send communication to the community that the drill has concluded.

    • Link to Parent Tips for Lockdown Drills: Parent Tips for Lockdown Drills.docx

Middle School Restroom Breaks:


  • Due to some early concerns around vandalism and the number of instruction students are missing due to using the restroom, we will be adding some structure to help students determine appropriate times to leave the classroom to take care of their needs. Over the next week, teachers will be discussing with students the appropriate time to take restroom breaks. Students will be encouraged to use the restroom during their passing period and communicate with their teacher if they will be a minute or so late. In addition, students will be taught that direct instruction time is not the appropriate time to leave the classroom as it causes students to miss important information and disrupts the flow of the classes. Each class has independent or group work time, which would be a much more appropriate time for students to leave if needed. Obviously, students will not be hindered from accessing the nurse or the restroom in emergency cases, but hopefully, these structures will help students to focus during critical times of instruction while also ensuring their needs are being met.


Pastries with the Principals:


  • We really enjoyed meeting and talking with some parents during our 1st monthly meeting last week. Here are some topics we discussed:

    • We discussed feedback we received from last year’s survey and some specific actions we have taken or will be taking to address the feedback we received.

    • We covered volunteering, Elementary specials schedules, our new literacy, and math coaching program, adding a counselor this year, and safety upgrades.

    • We also spent time on open Q&A. Some topics covered here are related to communication, staffing, and devices.

    • Back to School Nights - we offered times for groups of families to come this year but will communicate better in the future that if a family’s assigned time doesn’t work, that they are welcome to come at the time that does.

    • Remember our next meeting is Sept. 30th from 8:45 to 9:45. Watch for the RSVP in future communications. We will be discussing the information requested during our last meeting.

Picture Retakes & Class Photos are coming:


  • September 16th will be class photos and picture retakes.

  • Students retaking pictures will be allowed to wear modified dress for their pictures only. Then they will need to change into their uniform. Retakes will be held first thing in the morning. Class pictures will follow afterward.

  • Class Photo Code for Middle School EVTJB4D9H

  • Class Photo Code for Elementary EVTVCQJ4Z

PTO Updates:

PTO Kickoff meeting PLUS food!!!! September 7th at 6:00 p.m. Please fill out this form if you plan on attending.

BECS PTO is ready for an amazing year! They have many fun events planned including the popular Fall Festival, holiday shop, Color Run, and Parent Gala. Click here to be notified of these events and how you can be involved!

Crossing Guard Locations:

BECS Community, the link below will give you the specific locations that BECS will provide Crossing Guards this year. Please use this information to assist you with making a plan for drop off and pick up each day. We also have several hug-and-go options for your convenience. It is the responsibility of drivers to ensure that they are driving safely in the school zones and following all Crossing Guard instructions.

Link to Crossing Guard Locations: Crossing Guard Locations


Parents who are interested in volunteering as crossing guards can reach out to Officer Delein for more details. cdelein@brightonco.gov

Stolen Orange Traffic Cones:

On August 29th at approximately 1:50 pm, 3 young people stole 3 cones from the crosswalk located at the intersection of Longspur Dr. and Nighthawk Pwky. Please see the screenshot below, and contact Mr. Overboe at 720-685-3297 ext 129 if you have any information about these 3 young people.


Big picture

Volunteer:

Don’t wait until it’s field trip time to fill out a parent volunteer packet. Complete one and check that off your list! LINK

Yearbook:


BACK TO SCHOOL offer: $30 (Free icons available with the purchase of personalization)

Offer online: July 1 – September 9


Attention 8th Grade parents: Celebrate your child! BABY ADS are now available for purchase www.TheYearbookCompany.com

Quick Links and Info:

Address: 356 Longspur Drive, Brighton, CO 80601

Phone: 720-685-3297

Office Hours: 8 am-4 pm

Attendance: BECS website attendance reporting LINK

Official School Facebook: www.facebook.com/BromleyHawks/