The Cub Hub
Notes from the Den | Volume 2 : Issue 38 - 5-2-22
We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
It has been a pleasure having everyone visit campus for lunch. Really priceless moments. Hard to believe it is May. We are working really hard on engaging academic opportunities while balancing the end of the year energy. As a reminder we have STAAR in two weeks and things will be a little different on campus to ensure a secure testing environment.
All The Best,
David & Michaele
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week
If your child is absent from school, please email your teacher and cc Robin Mealey at email@example.com with the reason your child is not in school. Please note that automated notifications are sent from the district regardless of the reason and/or of you letting us know your child will be absent on a given day.
Doctor vs Parent Notes:
Both are excused absences. With a doctor's note we get our funding from the state for the day. With a parent note we do not. We also understand not every illness requires a doctor's visit but just wanted to explain the difference between the two.
May 2, 2022 Campus Advisory Council Meeting
Dual Language Meeting For Current Parents
Staff Appreciation Corner
Staff Appreciation Spotlight - Nurses Rebecca Schieck and Maryke Benner, and All Teachers!
This Wednesday, May 4th, is National School Nurse Day, and this week we are honoring the dedicated, caring, and skilled ladies of the Health Office — Our nurses, Rebecca Schieck and Maryke Benner! Through two years of Covid, these ladies have continued applying ice packs and bandages, taking temperatures, performing tests, and wiping tears. We may never know all the challenges, but we can say a heartfelt thank you for continuing to show up and keep our community healthy. Thank you from your BCE family!
We’re also giving a HUGE shout out to all our teachers and teaching assistants this week for Teacher Appreciation Week! Please check with your room parent and refer to the PTA section of this newsletter to find out all the ways you can help thank our BCE heroes! Thank you, Teachers!
Last week, teachers signed up AM/PM Field Day station times. We are working with the PTA on using the opposite half of the day to provide some of the Boosterthon rewards that the classes earned and giving the classroom teachers some time back. This collaboration will be possible with the help of adult volunteers, please look at your calendar and see if you're able to give some time :)
Amazon Wish List for Trinkets:
Field Day Volunteer Sign Up:
Parents Now Invited On Campus For Lunch
It was so great to see parents enjoying lunch with their kids! Just a few reminders going forward:
*Please bring your ID each time you come to lunch.
*Parents are to have lunch only with their child, no additional friends from class.
*Please stay in the area outside the cafeteria to meet your child. Please do not go to the classroom before or after lunch.
*After lunch, bring your sticker to the office to check out.
Dear Parents and Families,
We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair! This event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.
After missing out on many beloved traditions, our spring Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome, and safe event for our students. Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from Monday, May 16th- Thursday, May 19th in the LIBRARY.
Our Book Fair offers eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books.
An exciting opportunity we are offering is that parents who eat lunch with their children during book fair dates are allowed to bring and shop with their children at book fair Parents must be signed up for lunch on the signup genius through the CUB HUB.
*In addition, there will be a parent/family shopping night on Tuesday, May 17th from 4-6 p.m.!
HOW TO SET UP AN EWALLET:
WANT TO VIRTUALLY SHOP THE FAIR?:
INTERACTIVE BOOK FLYER:
We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!
PTA Paw Prints
There is a $30 registration fee and they will give BCE PTA 50% of the registration fee for each child. Registration fee can be paid on-site on the day of the event.
Spots are limited so sign up at the link below to grab one.
Join us on Wednesday 5/18 from 8-9am in the Community Room for a parent coffee social and book fair shopping. We will have brief PTA meeting to wrap up our year, introduce the new officers for the 2022-23 school year, and share some plans for next year. We will have coffee, breakfast tacos, and pastries. Then stick around to visit the Book Fair in the library-- you can shop from the wish list of your child and/or their teacher.
Class Placement 2022-2023 School Year
Dear Parents and Guardians,
With input from you, your children's former teachers, and administrators/counselors, the formal process of class placement will begin now and will not be “officially” final until August. It is critical that we are purposeful and diligent as we create classes that are balanced and will lead to success for all stakeholders which includes your child, yourself, and the school.
As classes are formed we consider many criteria. First and foremost, we think about your child and vet the best teacher and environmental qualities to support him/her. Other considerations include learning style, temperament, health issues, general achievement levels, special programs, and services.
Completion of the form is optional—it is NOT required although I would highly recommend taking the time to complete the questionnaire ensuring an informed school year together. This electronic form will be available between Monday, April 11, 2022 and Tuesday, June 7, 2022. The form will not be available after that date as the administrative team will begin the process of making placements immediately after June 7, 2022.
Final placement will not be complete until July 29, 2022 as some students leave and new students enroll. We will send home individual class placement information on or before August 1, 2022.
This will be your opportunity to provide input, please do not email the information.
We will absolutely not take teacher requests. We are very proud of the staff we have assembled. As you provide information, we also request that you refrain from requesting friends. Each child has his/her own needs and will be placed as such. Please do not ask your child’s current, previous or possible future teacher to arrange a particular placement for your child. Likewise, do not ask a teacher to recommend another teacher.
Finally it is essential to understand that with so few choices for student placement we may have to work together to address situations in the past that led to separation of students – this will be an opportunity to model and practice restorative approaches to fractured relationships as we reimagine and reinvent public education. Our building is built and designed for collaboration so all students in all classes in all grade levels will be interacting with each other almost on a daily basis, so just like ‘real life’ we are going to have to manage those interactions and understand that past concerns may need to be addressed.
Please do not assume that information/input from previous years will be reviewed so if there is a repeated concern because of extraordinary circumstances it needs to be communicated each year.
Please also note that you must register your child online for the 2022 - 2023 school year – we cannot place children unless they are registered – if you have questions regarding this please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One final word, we love making classes (like we LOVE it as it brings the excitement of a new school year to life), it is one of the most important things we do as a leadership team – a good process sets everyone up for success – with that said I will not entertain class change requests in August – this is your opportunity to express your hopes, thoughts, and concerns.
Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.