MFE Parent News

September 28, 2015

Our 1st Six Weeks . . .

We are quickly coming to a chose for the first six weeks of the 2015-2016 school year. It has been fast and full of learning for students. Many of your children may be coming home discussing gardening with Mr. Tim Nation, BR Brags, Behavior Bucks, and Boxtops for Education. I am sure you are wondering what is happening at school, as many of these items may sounds foreign to you.

Mr. Nation has been working with our fifth grade class to plan seeds to produce lettuce and tomatoes that will eventually be served in the Dining Hall. He has also helped our third grade class to understand the life cycle of an egg, as they have incubated and watched baby chicks hatch and grow in their classroom. Our fourth grade has picked tomatoes and jalapeños to create a salsa for their science lesson on mixtures and solutions. Many of the classes have had opportunities to visit the garden here at Boys Ranch and learn how we are able to sustain and grow plants, fruits, and vegetables through a tour of the aquaponics that is used to create food for the plants. Mr. Nation is a great resource and has dedicated his time on Friday's and many other days to help our students learn about sustainability and many other topics.

Our BR Brags and Behavior Bucks are two ways that we reward students for having great behavior, working hard, helping others, and being an all around great student. Our BR Brag system is designed on students receiving tickets. Students are awarded a ticket for following our Seven Keys to Success and are able to come to the office for a reward that is two fold. They receive a bracelet showing that they have received a brag, and a strip of paper that is used to create a chain. The class with the longest chain will be rewarded with a party each six weeks. The competition is stiff, but students are working hard to receive their brags. Second, students receive behavior bucks for a job well done each day at school, and may visit the school store to make purchases with their money they have earned for working hard in class.

Last, we are a Box Tops for Education campus, and each grade level is in competition with each other to earn the most box tops each semester. Mrs. Shari Hollemans is our representative, and collects, counts, and calculates how much each class has earned. The grade with the most box tops at the end of the semester receives a reward party from Mrs. Hollemans. This is a great partnership because the box tops allow us to purchase more prizes for our BR Brag drawings and school store. Parents please keep sending your BOXTOPS!

BRISD Homecoming Week

Monday, Sep. 28th, 12am to Friday, Oct. 2nd, 12am

Boys Ranch Independent School District, Oldham County, TX, United States


Students are welcome to dress up with the theme of the day. We ask that students not be sent to school with wigs or hats that can be distracting to learning.

Mathlete Monday- dress as an athlete or nerd

Twinning Tuesday - dress and match a friend

Wacky Wednesday- dress crazy

That's Fancy Thursday- wear your fanciest suit, dress, or outfit.

Friday is Blue and Gold Day!!

Friday at 12:45 help us line the street in front of the high school for the homecoming parade and march with us to the Football Stadium for the Pep Rally.

Early Release Days

Our first early release day will be Friday, October 2nd at 1:00 pm. All students will eat lunch at 11:30 as originally scheduled, and we will attend the Homecoming Pep Rally at the Football Stadium at 12:45. All students will be held in the stands until we have a parent/team member come to pick them up from the Football Stadium at 1:00. Security and safety is most important to us, so we ask that an adult be present for pick up. We would love for you to join your student in the stands for this event.

All other early release days at this time will be at 1:00 p.m. on the following days:

November 6, 2015

December 18, 2015

February 12, 2015

April 16, 2015

May 27, 2015

Students will be picked up from the elementary on these days, unless we notify you otherwise.

If you would like to pick up your child early for any reason, we ask that you come to the school before 11:30 or after 12:15 to pick them up. This is another safety factor and helps us to document who the student left with more efficiently.

Pep Rally Days

As we celebrate homecoming we will be releasing student from the football stadium. On all other pep rally days we will be releasing student from the Dipple Activity Center at 3:45. We will hold all students in the stands until the middle school and high school students have left the gym. At that time, we will walk students to the picnic table area at the south end of the Dipple near the baseball field. We will meet parents and teams at this location to release students. The pep rally themes and dates are listed below.

Friday, October 2 – Homecoming Rally

Friday, October 9 – Welcome to the Jungle

Friday, October 16 – Pink Out Rally

Friday, October 30 – Throwback Rally

In closing . . .

We appreciate you sending your students to us each day with a great attitude, excitement, and energy to learn. If you ever would like more information about what is taking place in your student's classroom or at school, please feel free to schedule a meeting with your child's teacher, Mrs. Hamby, or Mrs. Urbanczyk, our school counselor.

We will have more exciting information to share with you in the near future about school and class fieldtrips. your child has been provided a shirt to wear on field trips. It may have been sent home for you to maintain, or your child's teacher may have kept the shirts in the classroom to make sure they are available on the day of trips.

We are always here to listen, and we always welcome volunteers to our campus. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Mrs. Hamby.