BECS Parent Newsletter

September 23, 2022

Dear Hawk Families:

We have officially started the Fall season and are beginning to see the leaves change. With the cooler weather, please be sure you are sending your child with layers as temperatures are cooler in the morning.


Be sure to check out our upcoming events section, as we have lots of fun festivities planned for October including Spirit Week and the Harvest Festival!

🗓 Important Dates

Schedule of Events:

9/26 8th Grade Washington DC Summer Trip-Info Night

9/27 A Team VB vs. Rodger Quist MS

9/30 Pastries with the Principals

9/30 Modified Dress Day-$1

10/3 MANDATORY Boys Basketball Parent Meeting @ 5 pm in the auditorium

10/3-7 Spirit Week

10/4 October Count

10/3 Clubs Start 10/3-12/12

10/5 PTO Meeting

10/6 Board Work Session & Meeting

10/11 MS Band Concert

10/11 and 13th Vision and Hearing Testing

10/10 Anti Bullying Campaign Kick Off

10/10 GT Info Night (Auditorium)

10/12 1st Grade Anderson Farms

10/18-20 Conferences

10/18-20 Book Fair

10/21 Pastries with the Principals

10/21 Modified Dress Day-$1

10/22 Harvest Fest

10/24 & 25 Staff Prof. Dev. Days - No School

10/26-10/28 No School - Break

Appropriate Student Discourse:

Parents, please have a conversation with your students about conversations that are appropriate or not appropriate in class. Although there are a variety of topics that are inappropriate for a school setting, students need to know that talking about guns, even in a joking manner, is not appropriate. Even when the conversations are not threatening in nature, the topic can be easily misunderstood and make students and the community feel unsafe. Conversations of this nature lead to the school conducting a Threat Assessment that involves fact-finding, student and parent interviews, a possible home visit by the School Resource Officer (SRO), and the development of a safety plan. This is all in addition to whatever consequences are appropriate for the particular situation.


Athletics:


  • BECS is currently in need of 2 coaches for Boys Basketball. These are paid positions. If you are interested in coaching Boys Basketball, please fill out the application found HERE. If BECS is unable to find Boys' Basketball coaches by October 13th, we will not be able to participate in Boys Basketball this season.

  • Please click HERE for the athletic season overview and the sports offered here at BECS.

  • There will be a MANDATORY Parent meeting for Boys Basketball and Cheerleading on Monday, October 3rd at 5 pm. Boys Basketball is offered to 7th and 8th-grade boys and Cheer is offered to 6th-8th grade students. This meeting will take place in the school auditorium. If your student is interested in participating in Boys Basketball or Cheerleading, please attend this meeting to receive more information about Boys Basketball and Cheerleading. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mr. Overboe.

  • The Girl's Volleyball schedule can be found HERE

  • The Boy's Basketball schedule can be found HERE

  • The Cheer schedule for the winter season can be found HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Overboe at toverboe@bromleyeastcs.org or at (720) 685 - 3297 ext 129

Attendance:

The Importance of School Attendance:

Parents, please remember how important it is for your child to attend school regularly. Currently, regardless of reason, if your child has missed 3 or more days of school up to this point, they are technically classified as chronically absent, per district policy. If your student does not attend school regularly, research has shown that it can cause them to fall behind not only academically but socially as well. If your child is struggling with attendance, here are some tips to improve your child’s attendance:

  1. Create and stick to regular bedtime and morning routines.

  2. Lay out clothes and pack backpacks/lunches the night before.

  3. Develop backup plans for getting your child to school if something comes up.

  4. Try your best to schedule non-emergency appointments during school breaks or scheduled days off.

  5. If your child seems anxious about going to school, please reach out to your child’s teacher, the school counselor, or other parents for assistance on how to help your child feel more comfortable and excited about school.

  6. If your child does need to stay home, reach out to your child’s teacher for resources and work they will miss while they are gone.

Calling all currently enrolled Bromley 8th graders!

Don't miss your chance to discover the inner workings of our government in Washington, D.C., with visits to the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court. Then see how it all started in Philadelphia, where the Founding Fathers gathered to adopt the Declaration of Independence. We will be holding an information session for families on September 26th in the Auditorium at 5:30 PM."


Club Registration:


Club Registration is open and there are a handful of spots available. Please remember that Registration closes on 9/26 at 12 pm. Clubs will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and must be paid in full when you sign up. The club you sign up for must have at least 10 students, or the club will not be able to run. If you sign up for a club that isn’t able to run due to low registration, you can either receive a refund or select another club to participate in.

Cost: $20

Time: 3:45-4:45pm

Days Offered: Please see the information for each club for specific days.

Link to club sign-up: https://bromleyeastcs.revtrak.net/


Fundraiser:

The kids are doing a great job raising money for the school. Thank you for all your efforts and thank you PTO for organizing this.

Just a reminder, the Big Kahuna fundraiser ends next Tuesday 9/27. Packets will be picked up from teachers on Tuesday. Thank you for supporting our school! On behalf of Bromley East Charter School and the PTO, thank you for your support!

Harvest Fest

Please join us at BECS on Saturday, October 22nd for Harvest Fest sponsored by PTO. Click HERE for the flyer with more details.

Holiday Assistance

LINK 27J Holiday Assistance is collecting names of families that feel they are in need of help over the holidays. Please click on the link for more details.


Lockdown Drill Announcement and Resources:


  • On Monday, September 26th at approximately 2:30 pm, BECS will be conducting its first lockdown drill of the school year. BECS works to ensure physical and psychological safety for students, and part of that work includes lockdown drills. Students may experience a lockdown when there is a reported threat to safety within the school. Also, BECS will involve the Brighton Police Department to ensure that in case of an actual lockdown, Brighton PD is familiar with the layout of our school. Below, you will find a link to a document that will help you discuss this lockdown drill with your student if you so choose. We will communicate to the community when the lockdown drill has concluded.

    • While this lockdown drill is happening, or any other drill that BECS conducts throughout the year, parents will not be able to enter the school for any reason until the drill concludes. After the drill concludes, BECS will send communication to the community that the drill has concluded.

    • Link to Parent Tips for Lockdown Drills: Parent Tips for Lockdown Drills.docx

Pastries with the Principals:

Pastries with the Principals is scheduled for September 30th at 8:45 am in the cafeteria.

We welcome you to attend one time or every time. The content is always different. Come and hear about all that is happening at BECS. Spend time with our two amazing Principals while enjoying some yummy pastries. We hope to see you there! Please sign up so we can have enough pastries.

“It starts with HELLO” : Spirit Week 10/3 - 10/7

Monday (10/3) - Wear a "Hello My Name is ..." tag and say HI to new people while wearing your favorite Disney or Marvel attire.


Tuesday (10/4) - While wearing a Beach/Hawaiian-themed outfit, give out encouraging positive compliments to people at BECS!


Wednesday (10/5) - "Kindness Always Wins!" Wear your favorite winning team jersey/shirt for Sports Day while showing random acts of kindness throughout the day.


Thursday (10/6) - "See Something, Say Something!" Wear sunglasses with your favorite decade Flashback attire for the day, while you learn about conflict resolutions and how to not be a bystander.


Friday (10/7) PEP ASSEMBLY - “No one eats or plays alone”. Make it your job to smile, be friendly, and hang out with new people. Show BEING KIND as a grade level by wearing your assigned CLASS COLOR for the day.

K - Green

1 - Blue

2 - Black

3 - White

4 - Yellow

5 - Pink

6 - Red

7 - Purple

8 - Orange


**If students choose to not participate in the theme days, they are expected to wear their BECS uniform. Students who participate, should still follow the modified dress expectations when dressing up for the assigned daily theme. Have fun showing your school spirit!**

SOAR Student of the Month Awards:

Beginning at the end of September, and continuing each month throughout the school year, each grade level team will select 8 students throughout the grade level who will be the winners of 8 SOAR awards. 2 winners will be selected for each SOAR attribute (Success, Ownership, Attitude, Respect) and will receive a certificate. The 8 winners from each grade level will also take a group picture that will be posted in the main hallway for the entire BECS community to see. This is an opportunity for each grade level to celebrate the brilliance and the leaders of each grade!


Volunteer Packet:

Have you completed the volunteer packet yet? If not, you can access it online now.

About Us:


Address: 356 Longspur Drive, Brighton, CO 80601

Phone: 720-685-3297

Office Hours: 8am-4pm

Attendance: BECS website attendance reporting LINK

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