BECS Parent Newsletter

October 7, 2022

Dear Hawk Families:

We’ve had a fantastic week at BECS with our “It starts with Hello” Spirit Week. Students enjoyed the festivities and ended the week with our first pep assemblies since 2019!

The BECS Board of Directors met on Thursday, October 6th, and signed a Resolution of Support for the 27J Mill Levy Override found here which outlines how Bromley would utilize the additional funds in our operational budget. Thank you, Board of Directors, for supporting additional funding for BECS!

Your vote counts! We encourage all families to vote in this year’s midterm election. Information regarding this year’s ballot question and voter registration can be found here.

Additionally, there are many events running throughout the month of October. Please be sure to read the newsletter in its entirety to ensure you don’t miss out on the fun!

BECS Administration

School Calendar of Events:

OCTOBER

10/10 Anti-Bullying Campaign Kick Off

10/10 GT Info Night (Auditorium)

10/11 Vision and Hearing Testing

10/11 MS Band Concert

10/12 Kindergarten Field Trip - Anderson Farms

10/13 Vision and Hearing Testing Day 2

10/14 1st Grade Field Trip - Anderson Farms

10/16-18 CAGT Conference -Gifted and Talented

10/18-20 Conferences

10/18-20 Book Fair

10/21 5th Grade Field Trip - Botanic Gardens

10/21 Pastries with the Principals

10/21 Modified Dress Day-$1

10/21 Fall Fest Pre-Sale Tickets Outside Main Entrance

10/22 Fall Fest

10/24-25 Professional Development for Staff-Office Closed

1024-28 No School for Students

10/31 Halloween Parade/K-5 Parties (Students/Staff Only)

NOVEMBER

11/1-1/11 Thanksgiving Food Drive Competition

11/2 PTO Meeting

11/4 Big Kahuna Item/Prize Pick Up (Small Gym-parking lot entrance)

11/3 Board Meeting

11/4 Trimester 1 ENDS

ATHLETICS:

  • Registration for Boy's Basketball and Cheerleading is now open. Registration for Boys Basketball and Cheerleading will close on Tuesday, October 11th at 4 pm. The following materials need to be submitted to complete registration. If ALL of the following are not completed and submitted by 10/11 at 4 pm, your child will not be allowed to participate in Boy's Basketball or Cheerleading

    • The online registration form needs to be completed

      • Click HERE for Boy's Basketball Registration (Registration will close at 40 athletes)

      • Click HERE for Cheerleading Registration

    • An updated physical that is dated within the last year.

  • Pay the $100 participation fee through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal OR a copy of the student's Free/Reduced Nutrition letter must be turned into the office in order to lower the fee to $25. HERE

  • Review the Athletic Handbook, sign and turn in the Parent/Athlete Acknowledgment page to the front office

  • Ensure ALL other outstanding fees are paid by October 11th at 4 PM.

  • If all of the items listed above are not submitted by 10/11 at 4 PM, your student will not be allowed to participate in Boy's Basketball or Cheerleading.

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

  • 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

Assessment

22/23 School Assessment Calendar

  • Please keep these assessment windows in mind when planning your family schedule.

Also, CMAS scores from last year are now in Infinite Campus. Here are directions for accessing them. Paper copies will also be available at conferences.

BECS Bucks Winners:

K-2nd Grade Winners:

Abby Sanchez

Ashlyn Neener

Bailey Bader

Eyden Anguiano

Easton Mccarty


3rd-5th Grade Winners:

Cory Holmes

Allison Yepez

Charlie Geiersbach

Adelynn Bamford

Brooklyn Easdon


6th-8th Grade Winners:

Andrew Kendall

Adan Hernandez

Aiden Garcia

Peighton Bamford

Garrett Cenquigrana

BECS is hiring:

Application Links

4th-5th Grade Instructional Para

Leadership Specials teacher

Health Aide -Do you have a passion to help people with basic first aid and build a positive rapport with students? All training is provided by our District Registered Nurse. There is also a link on the site that you can share with a friend should you know of a great fit for this position.

Conferences General Information:

Conferences will be held on October 18th - 20th from 4:30 - 6:30 PM.

  • Our special services (EL, counselors, speech, school psychologist, and literacy coaches will be available all three evenings. They will be located down the main hallway located outside the cafeteria.

  • Office staff and the financial director will be available all three nights.

  • Translation services: Please reach out to your teacher prior to conferences requesting additional translation support.


Elementary Conferences:

  • Conferences will be by appointment. Teachers should be contacting you this week and next week about appointment times.


Middle school Conferences:

  • Conferences will be conducting student-led drop-in conferences on October 18th and 19th, with scheduled team conferences (invite only) on October 20th. All teachers will reach out by the week of October 13th to schedule conferences and provide additional logistical information.


Book Fair Information:

  • HOORAY FOR THE BOOK FAIR!!! Please come and join us during conferences in the library for the best book fair in town! Scholastic Books will be helping us to make the library into a bookstore full of affordable, current, fun books! What a great way to celebrate the good news at conferences!

  • Hours of the book fair will run from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm for all three nights of conferences. Stop by and check it out.

Counselors Corner:

LINK Hello BECS parents! Welcome to the new addition to the parent newsletter. Twice each month your friendly school counselors will present topics and resources to help your student be their best!

Dollar Jean Day

Thank you to everyone who participated in dollar jean day to raise money for our cheerleading program. We have also been able to purchase additional recess equipment last month with the money earned. We truly appreciate your support.


Grade Level Updates:

Elementary

Elementary Halloween Parade:

On Monday, October 31st, Kindergarten and First Grade will be participating in a Halloween Parade through the school and then outside for parents to see. The details below outline when the parade will occur, as well as the outside route where parents can observe the parade.

  • K-1st will have a parade around the school beginning at 8:45 am

  • The parade route outside of the school is found HERE

  • Grades 2-5 are able to observe the parade outside on the designated parade path

  • Grades 6-8 can observe from their designated hallways with the K & 1st graders walking down the two middle school hallways

  • Students will be able to wear costumes, so long as the costumes follow the BECS Halloween guidelines.

  • Teachers may also wear costumes (criteria will be the same)

  • K-5 may have a Halloween party at the last part of the day (2:45 pm - 3:30 pm)

    • No parents will be allowed to attend the Halloween parties

  • Parents may line up on the parade path outside the building, however, we are not having parents at classroom parties

  • Snacks should be very minimal to avoid the many drop-offs at the front office.

  • Candy will not be passed out due to this happening two days prior to Fall Festival and trick or treat will be that evening.

Middle School


  • Tardies: We are having a lot of students late to class in the morning. Please remember that doors open at 8:10 and class starts at 8:30. We will be working with students to manage their time wisely and be on time for classes. You can help by making sure students are dropped off by 8:20 so they have time to get inside and get things settled in their lockers.

  • Appropriate Talk: We have been dealing with several instances of students saying inappropriate things like racial slurs or threats (even joking) that have led to some severe consequences for those involved. We have gone to classrooms and re-iterated what is appropriate and what is not, along with the possible consequences, in an effort to get ahead of further issues. Feel free to review these things with your student as well.

  • 8th Grade Social Studies: As you likely know by now, Ms. Verniest has been hired and is teaching our 8th-grade social studies classes. She has also been able to transfer scores from previously completed work into Infinite Campus. That process is now complete and your student's grades should be accurate and complete with both previous and current work.


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.

Immunizations:

Just a reminder to please make sure your student is up to date on their immunizations. If you need to confirm what is needed here is a helpful link. Questions, please contact Ms. Vanessa Romero, BECS Health Aide. Messages went out directly to families that were non-compliant. If you received this please reach out to our Health Aide to provide the updated information. as the final deadline to be compliant is right around the corner. Thank you

Pastries with the Principals:

The next Pastries with the Principals is on Oct. 21st from 8:45 to 9:45. All are welcome. Please sign up so we have enough pastries.


Last month we discussed:

  • We discussed the difference between growth scores and achievement scores.

  • Although Bromley’s achievement scores are lower than we would like to see, we discussed some encouraging results in terms of growth scores.

  • Finally, we discussed Bromley’s instructional focus areas that are being used to increase these scores. Although Bromley is a Performance School (highest category), we are making proactive moves to get higher (and more firmly) in that category.

Parent Teacher Organization Update:

On behalf of the BECS PTO a HUGE shout out and THANK YOU to all the families for participating in the Big Kahuna fundraiser, numbers are still being calculated but we have broken records! For those that earned the limo ride, stay tuned for more details, the limo ride, and pizza party will take place on Friday 11/18.


With funds raised from Big Kahuna PTO has sponsored the Ovation Anti Bully company to come and give our Middle School student body an assembly all about "BEING NICE". Stu with Ovationcompany.com has given keynote speeches at our school in years past that were widely successful and receptive by the student body and we are excited to welcome him back. Make certain to ask your Middle Schooler to share what they gained from the assembly on Monday 10/10.


Fall Festival is around the corner! Games, food, family photos, face painting, trunk or treat, haunted hallways, AND dunk your teacher... we hope to see you there!

If you have not done so already please purchase your presale wristband at a discounted price of $9 through the following link:


https://checkout.square.site/buy/DSNUWZPWBJATNSFUGNURKUNA To avoid the day of lines, you can pick up your presale wristband on Friday 10/21 from 3-4:15 outside the main entrance of the school or day of. Day of wristbands will be $12, cash is king but we can accept cards.


Want to score a free wristband?! Sign up for a 2-hour volunteer time slot and you will receive a free wristband as a thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448acae23a6f85-fall2


Trunk or treat anyone? We are still needing a few trunks to dazzle the kiddos and the best part... PTO will provide the candy! Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448acae23a6f85-fall3


Candy drive to support the trunk or treat! Mark your calendars parents as PTO is also hosting a candy drive from Monday 10/17 - Friday 10/21 to help with the trunk or treat. 2 grades will win a fun prize which will all be based on weight. Make certain to mark your student's grade on the bag of candy. Daily totals will be shared with the student body during morning announcements.


If you are interested in sponsorship please check out the following link on the levels of sponsorship

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050448ACAE23A6F85-sponsor

Science Fair:

The 2022-2023 BECS middle school science fair will be held on Wednesday, December 7th from 6:00-7:00 in the cafeteria, and we are once again in need of volunteers to help judge projects. Volunteers are given everything they need to help out the evening of the fair, so if you are interested (or if you know somebody in the community that may be interested) please email Mr. Tate at atate@bromleyeastcs.org.


SOAR Awards:

SOAR Student of the Month Award Winners for September:

Please see THIS LINK for a list of our SOAR Student of the Month Award Winners for the month of September. These students were selected by their teachers for demonstrating one of the four attributes of SOAR each day. Great job students!

Volunteering:

Have you completed the volunteer packet yet? If not, you can access it online now. We are excited to share that we have 197 parents who have signed up to volunteer. Thank you for getting this done early. You are amazing!!!!!

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