Bransford Blast

May 21, 2017

Thank you to each of you for a fabulous field day! The students displayed great effort throughout the day, but even better sportsmanship. Thank you to all who went above and beyond to make field day a huge success, especially Mrs. Atkins and Mrs. Apodaca!

Remember, this week is a four day week because we did not have any weather day this school year. Students and staff will enjoy a four day weekend. No school on Friday, May 26, and Monday, May 29. Next Thursday, June 1, is the last day of the 2016-2017 school year. Students will be released at 11:45 a.m.

Join us for end of year celebrations, starting this Thursday with fifth grade. Also, Join us next Wednesday, May 31, for an all school picnic. If you would like to enjoy In-and-Out Burger at the picnic, turn in your pre-order form by this Thursday.

Please see the note below about preregistering for awards to have your visitor badges printed and ready before you walk in the building.

Upcoming Events

  • May 23: Colleyville Public Library Reading Program in the Learning Commons
  • May 24: Career Day
  • May 25: Volunteer Breakfast from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (see below); 5th Grade End of Year Celebration at 8:30 a.m.
  • May 26: Weather Day ~ No School
  • May 29: Memorial Day ~ No School
  • May 30: 1st Grade End of Year Celebration at 8:15 a.m.; PK End of Year Celebration at 1:45 p.m.
  • May 31: Garden Club at 7:00 a.m.; School-Wide Picnic During Regular Lunch Times (see below); 4th Grade End of Year Celebration at 8:15 a.m.; 2nd Grade End of Year Celebration at 10:00 a.m.; 3rd Grade End of Year Celebration at 1:45 p.m.
  • June 1: Last Day of School for the 2016-2017 School Year; Kindergarten End of Year Celebration at 8:15 a.m.; Early Release at 11:45 a.m.; Bransford Spirit Afternoon at Menchie’s from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Love fresh Veggies?

Sign up to help with the Bransford garden this summer and enjoy the fruits of your labor! Please sign up your family to help weed and water the garden. Any veggies that are ready to be picked that week will be yours. We have green beans, squash, asparagus, and rosemary for the picking. This is also a great opportunity for any teens that need volunteer hours.

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Challenge Coin Contest 4th & 5th

  • What does commitment look like?
  • What does citizenship look like?
  • How can you illustrate these two very important traits?

Contest Objective: Create a design that illustrates either commitment or citizenship with veterans and/or military service members in mind.

Submitted designs will be judged. If your design wins, it will be made into a real challenge coin that will be displayed at the 15th annual Skyball Fundraiser Event honoring active duty and military support organizations. Skyball is a premier fundraiser for the Air Power Foundation sponsored by American Airlines.

Who: 4th and 5th grade GCISD students

What: Design that illustrates what commitment or citizenship means to the artist. Use pencil and/or colored pencil and/or marker.

When: The contest entry is due May 30th, 2017 Turn into Mr. Hughes Winners will be announced August 2017 when school starts in the Fall.

Where: Contest can be done mostly at home. Students will also be allowed to work on contest in Art class the week of May 22nd.

The use of symbols will be important in the design. Students should assess what symbols to use based on what they feel best communicates the meaning of the value traits; commitment or citizenship.

Here’s what you do:

1. Search for examples of challenge coins - research

2. Write down ideas and draw some rough sketches - brainstorm

3. Sketch your final idea lightly in template provided - design

4. Finalize your sketch in the template provided

5. Add color if desired

  • Colored pencil
  • Marker
  • Use one color and create different values of that one color
  • Light to dark (value)

6. Write about your design in the provided section of handout

7. Have parents fill out release form

8. Turn into Mr. Hughes on or before May 30th, 2017

Looking forward to seeing our talented Texans' designs!

Click the Smore below for more information.

Lunch Balance

It is that time of year that we ask parents to take a look and be aware of lunch account balances. If you have not already signed up online you can go to and sign up for free to view daily transactions & balances. We hope that our students have a nutritious and healthy summer!

Attention Current 4th Graders: KC Club Applications

Attention Kind and Compassionate 4th Graders!!!

If you are interested in being a part of the KC Club during the 2017-2018 school year, you need to complete the application and turn it into Mrs. King by Thursday, May 25. Mrs. King will be coming to speak to all of the fourth graders on Monday to discuss KC Club and answer any questions!

Click here for the application

Thank You!

Math Telescoping

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Summer Opportunities

Summer Enrichment

Offering courses for students that have completed Kindergarten - 6 grade AND are between the ages of 5 and 13.​ We will be Rockin' Through the Summer and offering MORE classes than ever this summer!


  • One-week sessions from June 12 – July 21
  • 8:30 – 11:30 and/or 12:30 – 3:30
  • Fee:​ $100-$110/course with a one-time $25 registration fee
  • Early Bird discount of $10/course if registered and paid before 5/14/16
  • Location:​ Cross Timbers Middle School
  • Part-Time KidzU Care is available for students enrolled in Summer Enrichment before and after classes.

Registration begins online March 27. Click here for more information about Summer Enrichment Program!

Summer Enrichment 2017

Dates to Know

Student Calendar

  • May 26: Weather Day ~ No school
  • May 29: Memorial Day ~ No School
  • May 31: School-Wide Picnic
  • June 1: Early Release 11:45 a.m., Last Day of School
  • August 14: Meet the Teacher 2017-2018