Bee Cave Beehive
See what all the buzz is about at BCE! - 2/19/18
In light of last week's tragic event, I am writing this with a heavy heart. My heart goes out to the parents, staff, students and community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. As a principal and parent, I cannot help but reflect upon the safety practices we have in place, how we are supporting students -- not only academically, but also socially and emotionally -- and what additional steps we might need to take in order to be proactive with all of the challenges we face today.
One thing I know for certain, if we pay closer attention to making connections with kids, we are taking steps in the right direction. Our amazing counselor, Mrs. Trimmer, worked with another counselor in the district to share a presentation at our Learning Together Conference last week: #LearningTogether2018. The presentation was called, "How to Handle the "Heart" Stuff." In this presentation was a video about a teacher who started a movement simply by giving her students the prompt, "I wish my teacher knew … " You can click on the link below to view the video. We have also implemented this with our 3rd-5th grade Bobcats.
At Bee Cave Elementary, it is a priority for us to build relationships with students and families. It is my hope that 100% of students feel they belong and are connected with others and with school. We focus on making connections by:
conducting weekly class meetings, where students have the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings
using Friday assemblies to teach about our Character Pillars
taking the time to get to know students through daily interactions in the hallways and classrooms
partnering with our PTO to promote school events that bring families together
Of course, with campus and district safety protocols and procedures in place, we will continue to reflect and implement best practices in order to be proactive regarding student safety. As always, I appreciate your ongoing support and dedication to making sure our school is the best it can be. Building relationships is critical in ensuring success for ALL students, and we will continue to strive to connect with ALL students, everyday.
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may
feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for
information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel
safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears.
Please see attached document with tips on how to visit with your kids at home, should the need arise.
UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS AND INFO
2/21..............Spelling Bee (3rd - 8:00, 4th - 9:00 and 5th 1:30)
2/23..............Birthday Celebrations for February!
3/1 - 3/2.......2nd Grade Field Trip
3/2................Character Counts Dress-up Day - Neon Colors
3/2................Mother/Son Kickball Tournament
3/6 - 3/7.......Skateland Field Trip
3/8................End of Grading Period
3/8................Super Outrageous Science Day!!
3/9 - 3/16.....Student Holiday/Spring Break
Super Outrageous Science Day
Students will be rotating through science lessons and presentations within their grade level throughout the course of the day. Please feel free to stop by!
- 5th grade: Trailblazers and UT Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
- 4th grade: KXAN Meteorologist
- 3rd grade: Founder of Ryan's Well Foundation
- 2nd grade: Mobile Planetarium
- 1st grade: LTHS Science Teacher
- Kinder: High School Student - Presentation About Bees
Gifted and Talented Referral Window for New Students
Reporting Absences in School Dismissal Manager
The Mother/Son Kickball Tournament has been rescheduled for Friday, March 2nd, 5:00 - 8:00 pm!
We have a deadline for registration and it will close on February 23. Please make a note of it!
If you signed up for the original tournament in September, you should have received an Evite invitation this week. Please re-confirm your attendance via the Evite, in order to help us make teams! If you did NOT sign up in the Fall and want to join-in now, you can still sign-up HERE!
Please note: If you signed up in the Fall/received the Evite, you do not need to sign up here.
A Night in Old Bee Cave
Our incredibly fun, 3rd annual (adults only) fundraising event, A Night In Old Bee Cave, is only 9 weeks away. Join us under the stars at Star Hill Ranch for live music, dancing, dinner, beverages and silent and live auction all benefiting our kiddos at Bee Cave Elementary!
Tickets will go on sale on March 2 and be available through April 6. Mark your calendar for tickets as we have limited capacity and no ticket sales will be honored after April 6.
We have some great sponsors and the auction items coming in are nothing short of amazing! You don’t want to miss out on this fantastic annual event!