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April 27, 2015
April 26 & 25 Building accessible both days 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
April 27- May 1 Teacher Appreciation Week
April 28 - PLC -Nuts & Bolts one to one technology training
May 1 - Field Day
May 4 - Field Day Rain Out Date.
May 4 - 8 - Screen Free Week
Participation in and or all of these family Screen Free Week activities will earn you a jeans pass(es) as well as the same number of entries in a drawing for a staff screen free week gift card.
May 5 - Volunteer Appreciation Day -each team please bring one "grab and go" item to share. Place items in workroom
May 5 - Tech Tuesday - 3:15 - Lisa's room
May 12 - STAAR 5th Grade Reading re-test - as needed. (Note: this may be a change as we had the 13th on the calendar at the beginning of the year.)
CONFIRMED DATES FOR YOUR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR
Aug. 18 - Convocation - 8:00 a.m. CHHS
YOU ARE AWESOME
Thanks to all of the monitors and special administration staff for their extra efforts during the STAAR testing. These awesome educators include: Sue Atkins, Tamela Phelps, Sharon Flanagen, Sandy Apodaca, Abbey King, Leigh Hockenbrough, Raschel Boyd, Lauren Vise, Jennifer Stephens-Zazula, Lisa Ware ( if I forgot to mention someone, please let e know - SH).
Tamela is a Rockstar Educator! She has been BES Champion for two years and has done such a good job that she has been asked to lead a small group activity with the GCISD Champions of 2015. Tamela is becoming a knowledgable and respected leader at the district level.
Lisa Ware is awesome. She has been working 24/7 on the Literacy Library - it is looking great! Thanks Lisa.
Nuts and Bolts Digital Training Scheduled for April 28
This is the folder that we'll be working in if you want to forward it to your teachers. They should all have access to it, but if not they should let me know! https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxlRLSbpU4dtcGI5a3JmbWxFMWc&authuser=0
Please have the teachers bring their iPad & laptop!
Instructional Technology Coach
Check the link below for all of the GCISD sponsored staff development opportunities available to you this summer.
ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION IN THE GCISD.
Recently the district has partnered with Cenergistic on a comprehensive energy conservation program. You have received a copy of the GCISD Energy Conservation Resolution and the Administrative Regulations regarding Energy Management and Conservation. Please review these documents and then place them in a convenient location for further reference. Thanks for your efforts in helping GCISD use energy wisely. - SH
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Counselor's Corner Information for Fourth and Fifth Grade
(Reprinted from email sent April 7, 2015)Good Morning!
Just want to let you know about the plans that I have for Career Day. I have scheduled career day to be on Friday, May 22. Today I will be sending home notes for parents of your 4th and 5th graders to ask if they would like to present to the students about their careers.
Last month, I introduced career clusters to the students and had them fill out a survey of their top three career cluster interest. Using that data I will make a schedule for each student so they can hear the speakers of their interests.
The Plan: Beginning at 8:00 the students will go to their assigned room to hear a speaker. I am asking the presenters to talk for 15 minutes and leave 5 minutes for Q and A. The students will move through 3 rotations.
I will assign a presenter to each of your classrooms.
4th Grade-I know this is during your planning period. I will speak with Dr. Hodges about switching with another grade level or having specials teachers in the room with the presenters.
Screen Free Week It's a Big Dill
Monday, May 4th 6:30-8:30 pm
Skate Town 2330 William D Tate Ave, Grapevine TX
Join your friends for a spin around the skating rink, it’s a screen free week annual event! Don’t miss the fun! Cost is $5.00 per student
Tuesday, May 5th 3:00-8:00
Menchies Frozen Yogurt 4709 Colleyville Blvd., Suite 520 Colleyville
Yum! Let’s meet up at Menchies for frozen yogurt and socializing. It’s
$1 off for Bransford students! Coupon coming home on May 1st.
Wednesday, May 6th 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Jump Street 5615 Colleyville Blvd #100 Colleyville
Jump around, play dodge ball, test your bull riding skills, and so much more at this super fun event just for Bransford families. Cost is $10.00 per student
Thursday, May 7th 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Art with Mrs. Hansen Bransford Elementary
Kristy Hansen teaches Art at GHS and is a proud BES parent as well. Join her for some fun hands-on-art after school. Adults and students please meet in the lobby area after school. We will do outdoor art, if the weather is bad we will take the fun inside between the 3rd and 4th grade hallways.
Friday, May 8th YOu may "set up camp" any time after 4:00 p.m.
Spring Camp Out
Spring Camp out Bransford Elementary
See registration form below.
*Adult Supervision is required at all events
SCREEN FREE WEEK PROUDLY SPONSORED by: Jump Street