From the Nest
Brushy Creek Community Newsletter
October 17, 2016
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On Wednesday, October 19th, we'll be celebrating Unity Day. This is a day to take a united stand against bullying and to stand up for inclusion for all. Please wear as much orange as possible on that day. Your child's homeroom teacher will lead their students in signing the Resolution of Respect which is our campus commitment to being a No Place for Hate school.
SEPAC (Special Education Parents Advisory Council) Meet & Greet
Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 7-7:45am
Brushy Creek Elementary Library
Are you the parent or caregiver of a student with special needs?
Would you like information, training & support as you navigate the Special Education process?
Do you want to learn from other families challenges and accomplishments and possibly share your own?
If you answered "Yes" to any of these, please stop by to see us.
Please RSVP to Cherith Watson at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Cherith Watson & Rohini Panchal
Coins for Coats
Coins for Coats is an opportunity to help other students obtain a coat for the winter through the Round Rock Coats for Kids Program.
The Round Rock Coats for Kids program provides a coat to the children in the RRISD who are on the free and reduced lunch program
Each day classes will send their cups of coins to the library to be counted by 10:00am.
The winning class will receive a popcorn party.
The program runs October 17 - 31.
Blue Jay Bash
We will be having our 6th annual Blue Jay Bash on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st from 6-8 pm at the school. All BCE families are invited to join us for this FREE FAMILY EVENT. There will be music, FREE food, activities and entertainment. This year's Bash will be a HAPPY 35TH BIRTHDAY BCE theme so 80's attire or a vintage BCE t-shirt (available online) is welcome and encouraged!! We will also need some volunteers to help us with this event,please sign up here to volunteer at the Blue Jay Bash!
We are asking ALL families attending the Blue Jay Bash to RSVP by Tuesday October 18th. You can RSVP on the BCE PTA website We will be purchasing the food for the Bash, and want to ensure we have plenty for all families. Take a moment to RSVP.
4th Grade Musical Performance
TAG Parent Information Night
Feather Our Nest
Instead of selling products and supporting time-intensive fundraisers, we are continuing with a simple check writing campaign. Please support this important fundraising effort as we work towards our goals of raising $20,000 and 100% participation. These funds are critical for PTA’s continuing support of BCE’s students and teachers.
All donations are tax deductible You can even double your donation if your employer has a matching program! Information about Feather Our Nest can always be found on our web page: fon.brushycreekpta.com. This site provides access to donation forms, instructions, and employer matching links.
Bright Yellow envelopes came home this week with detailed information about Feather Our Nest. There will be INCENTIVES for those that participate along the way....stay tuned! Your support is greatly appreciated!
PTA Reflections Contest
It's time for students to start thinking and creating their Reflections entry forthis year - the theme is "What Is Your Story?" This National PTA program encourages students to express themselves through art by entering pieces in the categories of: original dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. This program is free to enter and entries from all grades and all abilities are welcome, no experience is necessary. All entries should be handed in by October 21st 2016. A Reflections collections box will be located in the library from the 10th - 21st of October. Please visit the BCE PTA website (hyperlink?) for entry forms and more information or contact Tracey Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org), BCE Reflections Chair. Get creating and tell us your interpretation of, "What Is Your Story?"
10/17 K-2 Picture Day
10/18 3-5 Picture Day
10/19 Unity Day- Wear Orange!
10/19 SEPAC Coffee, library, 7:00-7:40
10/21 Reflections Contest Entries Due
10/21 Sweatshirt Pre-Orders Due
10/21 Blue Jay Bash, 6:00-8:00 PM
10/24-28 Red Ribbon Week
10/26 Brushy Creek Night at PDQ
10/26 Early Release, 12:00
10/31 International Children's Day Assemblies
11/1 TAG Parent Information Meeting, 6:00, library
11/3 Author Visit- 1st and 3rd Grades
11/4 International Children's Day Assemblies
11/9 Brushy Creek Night at PDQ
11/10 4th Grade Musical
11/12 Student Leadership Council Meeting
11/15 McNeil Feeder Pattern Vertical Choir Concert
11/17 Thanksgiving Lunch
11/18 Turkey Trot
11/21-25 Thanksgiving Break