Little Bobcat Bulletin

January Newsletter for BCECC Families

BCPS Mission

Bridge Creek Public School’s mission is to create Growth opportunities that promote Resilience and Inspire Tenacity in every Bobcat! #grit
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January 1, 2023

Dear BCECC Families,

I hope you all had a great break and are ready for school to resume. We can't wait to see all of you on Wednesday, January 4.

Here is a reminder that we do not have school on Fridays this semster. Our district has been on a four day school week for the past 6 years. Last year, the State Board of Education changed the law that all schools must be in session for a minimum of 165 days. That meant we had to add 13 days to our 152 days from the previous years. Our school board elected to add in the 13 days during the first semester and continue our four day weeks during the second semester. We will still have some remote learning days on Fridays during the second semester. All Remote Learning days are on Fridays except for March 2. We will have Parent/Teacher Conferences along with a Remote Learning day on March 2 which is a Thursday.

You will find all of the Fridays and Remote Learning Days listed in the Mark Your Calendar Section of this newsletter. Please take time to read the newsletter and check out the Counselor's Corner section which always has great information.


  • Per our student handbook, children must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to schoool.
  • School starts at 8:45. If you arrive at 8:45 or after, please park and check your child in through the office. If you drop off at BCIS, you must drop off by 8:40. Students getting dropped off at BCIS close to 8:45 are arriving to the ECC late and without safety procedures in place. Barricades are taken down at 8:45 and supervision of the crosswalk stops at 8:45. Because we want to ensure the safety of our students, students who arrive at BCIS in the car rider drop off line after 8:40 will be redirected to drop off in the ECC parking lot.

Before/After School Schedule:

8:20 Doors Open

(Students will either go to the cafeteria for breakfast or go directly to their classroom.)

8:40 Breakfast Ends

(Students should be at school by 8:35 if they wish to eat breakfast.)

8:45 School Starts

3:40 Car Rider/Daycare Dismissal

3:45 Bus Rider Dismissal

You will find the following in this newsletter:

  • Office Staff
  • BCECC Student Handbook
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Attendance Matters
  • Family Guides
  • Mark Your Calendar
  • Remote Learning Day
  • January Menus
  • 2022-2023 School Calendar
  • Covid Guidelines
  • Box Tops for Education

My door is always open to each and every one of you. I welcome your ideas and feedback.

Thank you for trusting the staff of BCECC with your children!

Mrs. Byrd

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BCECC OFFICE (405) 387-3681

Tiffany Hinnen - Registrar

Lacy Leonard - Attendance Secretary

Ashley Nicholson - Counselor

London Gordon - Assistant Principal

Mandy Byrd - Principal

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Getting Ahead Initiative


Click here for a Parent's Guide to the Zones of Regulation.

Ashley Nicholson


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Student attendance is strongly correlated to academic achievement, graduation rates, and postsecondary success. Research indicates that schools and districts can have an impact on students absenteeism rates. Chronic absenteeism, which represents lost instructional time for students, is gaining nationwide awareness.

Chronic absenteeism is one of several indicators on the Oklahoma School Report Card, which is designed to give parents and communities an annual snapshot of student learning, progress, and achievement at the local level. Including chronic absenteeism on the new school report card will highlight local efforts to prioritize student attendance.

How does the State of Oklahoma define chronic absenteeism?

A student is considered chronically absent after missing 10 percent or more of school days. This includes both excused and unexcused absences.

Chronic absenteeism looks beyond truancy and average daily attendance to shine a light on how missing school days can affect an individual student's path to success.

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Click on the picture below to access Family Guides for Grades Pre K - 6.
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Jan 3

Professional Development Day

No School for Students

Jan 4

First Day of Second Semester

Students Return to School

Jan 6

Friday - No School

Jan 11

Report Cards in Wednesday Folders

Jan 13

Friday - No School

Jan 16

MLK Day/No School

Jan 20

Friday - No School

Jan 27

Remote Learning Day for Students

Feb 3

Friday - No School

Feb 8

Spring Pictures

Feb 10

Friday - No School

Feb 17

Friday - No School

Feb 20

PD Day/No School for Students

Feb 24

Friday - No School

March 2

P/T Conferences/Remote Learning Day for Students

March 3

Friday - No School

March 10

Friday - No School

March 13 - 17

Spring Break

March 24

Friday - No School

March 31

Remote Learning Day

April 7

Friday - No School

April 14

Friday - No School

April 21

Friday - No School

April 28

Remote Learning Day

May 5

Friday - No School

May 12

Friday - No School

High School Graduation

May 15

BCIS Super Kids Day

May 16

BCECC Super Kids Day

May 18

Kindergarten Celebration

Last Day of School


Click here for the link to the Child Nutrition webpage. The menus are posted there as well.
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Don’t forget to scan receipts for box tops. It’s super easy. #boxtopsforeducation #easypeasylemonsqueezy #dontthrowawaythosedimes

Download the app today! Choose Bridge Creek Elementary.

Our school's focus is GROWTH!

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