From the Nest

Brushy Creek Community Newsletter

October 17, 2016

Picture Day

K-2 pictures are scheduled for Monday, October 17 and 3-5 are Tuesday, October 18. School t-shrits are not required for pictures on Monday.

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Unity Day

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 if you plan to attend.

Thank you!

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

Brushy Creek’s Fourth Grade students will be presenting a concert on Thursday, November 10th at 6:30 pm to honor our nation’s veterans. Everyone is invited to come join in the celebration in the Brushy Creek cafeteria. Veterans are especially encouraged to attend and will receive a special recognition during the concert.

PTA Sweatshirt Pre-Orders

The PTA is selling sweatshirts and hoodies this year. Fill out this form to order your garments. They will be delivered to the classroom when they arrive. Pre-Order Form

TAG Parent Information Night

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the BCE Library: This informational meeting is for parents/guardians who wish to consider referring their child for TAG Testing in January. We will discuss traits of gifted children vs. high-achieving students, how TAG services work, and facilitate a Q&A session. We ask that only adults attend the meeting.

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: 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 for

this 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 (, BCE Reflections Chair. Get creating and tell us your interpretation of, "What Is Your Story?"

This Week

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

Upcoming Dates

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

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