BECS Parent Newsletter
September 16, 2022
Dear Hawk Families:
Our big fall fundraiser is underway and kids are already racking up their panda collections. Thank you, PTO, for kicking off this event to raise money for our school.
The entire BECS community would like to thank Tayla Atkinson, Dick’s Sporting Goods in Brighton, and Ulises Gonzalez for donating sports equipment for our students to use at recess. We greatly appreciate your donations, and thank you for supporting the entire BECS community!
Have a great weekend Hawks!
9/14-27 Fundraising Window
9/19-20 No School for Students
9/19-20 Office Closed for all staff trainings
9/22 3rd Grade-4Mile Historic Park
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/TBD Vision and Hearing Test-District Scheduled
10/3-7 Spirit Week
10/3 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
10/10 AnitBullying Campaign Kick Off
10/10 GT Info Night (Auditorium)
10/12 1st Grade Anderson Farms
10/18-20 Book Fair
10/21 Pastries with the Principals
10/21 Modified Dress Day-$1
10/22 Harvest Fest
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.
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 Boys Basketball schedule can be found HERE
The Cheer schedule for the winter season can be found HERE
BECS Bucks Winners:
K-2nd Grade Winners:
3rd-5th Grade Winners:
6th-8th Grade Winners:
Grace Delgado Campos
Big Kahuna Fundraiser:
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."
Closed Sept 19th and 20th:
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.
Picture Retakes & Class Photos were today:
If you are interested in ordering here is the information you will need once on mylifetouch.com
Class Photo Code for Middle School EVTJB4D9H
Class Photo Code for Elementary EVTVCQJ4Z
Retake Photos for all grades EVTPVRFVQ
Pick Up/Drop off
“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/Hawiian-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!**
SOS Training-7th Graders:
SOS Training for 7th Graders
The counseling department at BECS is always working on ways to directly support student achievement by responding to the social-emotional needs of our students. In order to proactively address some of these issues around depression and suicide, we are offering a suicide prevention lesson for 7th-grade students utilizing parts of the Time to ACT: SOS Signs of Suicide middle school curriculum. The SOS program has been a part of other school counseling programs within the metro area for many years and has been used by thousands of schools nationwide since 2000. Please click HERE to read more about what will be offered at BECS and other information pertaining to the program.
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!