Bransford Blast

October 11, 2015

LEAD 2021: Canned Food Drive

LEAD 2021 Strategic Objective 4 states: All students will be positive participants in their local communities and our global society.

This past week, the second graders had visitors from GRACE to kick off their canned food drive. After watching a Kid President video, the second graders came up with a plan to provide food for those in our community for the upcoming holiday season. They then pitched the plan to Mrs. Halliburton for approval and feedback, exhibiting the traits of effective communicators and collaborative workers. Please be on the look out for more information about how you can assist second graders in reaching the canned food goals and for other exciting community service projects from other grades and groups in the coming weeks and months.

Helping our students become positive participants in our community is another way we are Building an Excellent School Together!

Phone Calls

In an effort to streamline our campus communication process, we will no longer be using the phone call system for reminders of campus events, special meetings or other campus announcements. Instead, we will be relying on text message notifications, emails and updates on our campus Facebook page and website. In the event of a campus or district emergency, we will use all communication channels available to notify parents of the latest information - including phone calls.

Some of you may already receive text message alerts; however, if you have not signed up to receive these messages, instructions are included below.

To sign up for text alerts, please text “Yes” to 68453 to subscribe to the service. The cell number must be listed in Skyward Family Access in order to receive text messages from the district office or Bransford. You may check or change the phone number listed by logging in to Family Access and clicking the button to update your phone numbers. Please be aware, some cell phone carriers will not allow text messages from short code numbers.

PTA Carnival Volunteers Needed

Join us October 16th for the annual BES Carnival. On this fun evening for kids and families, there are many events for all to enjoy. To make the BES Carnival a success, it takes many volunteers. Please consider signing up for a 30 minute shift. If you have an older child that needs volunteer hours, this is a great opportunity for them.

Bransford Carnival Sign Up Genius link:

In addition to volunteers to man the events, we are in need of baked goods for the cake walk.

Sign Up Genius for Donations of Baked Items for the Cake Walk:

Thank you in advance for making the BES Carnival the BEST!

Volunteer Training Video

Volunteer Training Bransford 2015

Looking Ahead...

Monday, October 12

Student holiday, teach workday

Enjoy the day off from school!

Tuesday, October 13

Destination Imagination parent meeting 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 16

End of the 1st 9 weeks of school grading period

Spirit Day: Wear a BES shirt and/or red, white and blue

1st Grade Field Trip

Carnival 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 21

Unity Day, wear orange

Thursday, October 22

4th Grade Program 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 23

Spirit Day: Wear a BES shirt and/or red, white and blue

Monday, October 26

4th Grade Sky Ranch

Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday, October 27

4th Grade Sky Ranch

Red Ribbon Week

Wednesday, October 28

4th Grade Sky Ranch

Red Ribbon Week

Thursday, October 29

Red Ribbon Week

Friday, October 30

Red Ribbon Week

5th Grade Softball Game

Dad's Club Camout