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See what all the buzz is about at BCE! - 8/27/17

Upcoming Events and Reminders:

School Hours:

Class Start Time: 7:40am; Dismissal Time: 2:55pm

Doors to BCE open at 7:20am. Students who arrive after the 7:40 bell are tardy. Students will need to sign in at the front office and receive a tardy slip to give to their teacher.


Parent Information Night and General PTO Meeting:

Please join us on Thursday, August 31st for Parent Information Night. Learn more about curriculum, instruction, grading policies, homework, etc.

Kinder - 2nd Grades from 5:30 - 6:15

3rd - 5th Grades from 6:30 - 7:15


Also, please join us in the morning for our first General PTO Meeting! More information below.


Arrival & Departure Routines:

In order to promote student responsibility and independence, starting tomorrow, August 21st, parents will only be allowed to visit the classroom in the mornings if there is an appointment with the classroom teacher. For parent and student safety, visitors/parents are always required to check-in at the front office. We appreciate your help in ensuring our campus is safe for all.


Bee Cave is a family friendly community school where safety is our first priority. Knowing that you model safe, respectful behavior for our children, we appreciate you establishing a positive tone to our mornings and afternoons. Please see attached map below for drop-off and pick-up locations.


All transportation changes should be made prior to 1:00 each day. This ensures the front office is able to deliver changes to the classroom teacher prior to the end of the day, and allows for an efficient and safe dismissal.


Thank you for your help!


Reporting an Absence:
Consistent school attendance is critical for the development of your child. When they miss school, we miss them! The entire school day is needed to deliver the full instructional program. Students need to come to school and attend the full day unless they have fever, communicable disease, or family emergency. Help us communicate the importance of daily attendance to your child and schedule necessary appointments around school hours. When an absence is necessary, e-mail the registrar, Pam Anderson at myliusandersonp@ltisdschools.org if your child will not be in school that day. A note explaining any absence is required upon the student’s return to school.


Communicating with the School:

Communication is a top priority for the BCE community. For classroom concerns, please begin by speaking directly to the teacher. Teachers have limited phone and email access while they are with your child. Our standard response time is within 24 hours. If a concern requires immediate attention from a campus administrator, contact assistant principal, Michaele Pansza at panszam@ltisdschools.org or counselor Courtney Trimmer at trimmerc@ltisdschools.org. When scheduling a meeting with the principal, contact administrative assistant, Susan Hart, at harts@ltisdschools.org.


Medication with the Nurse:

Nurse Hicks is our full time nurse at BCE! She will assist you in keeping your child’s medication locked and stored in the nurse’s office. Refer to the Student Handbook for specific information on medications at school.


Food Allergies:

Please note that listing a food allergy or intolerance on the classroom snack permission form is not sufficient communication for Food and Nutrition Services (FANS). The following steps must be taken to ensure your child's safety in the cafeteria serving line:


  • If your student has any food allergies or diet restrictions, parents must turn in the required allergy form, signed by approved medical professional, to the campus nurse.
  • The nurse will then distribute to all school staff that need to know of the condition, including Food and Nutrition Staff.
  • If the food allergy is life-threatening (requires an EpiPen), then this form must be filled out every year and turned in to the nurse, along with the medication prescribed by the physician.
  • If your student has some resolved allergies, less precautions or restrictions than in years past, please provide this information in written form to the nurse (email is sufficient). The nurse will then communicate that information to necessary staff, including Food and Nutrition Services. Click HERE for more information on how the special diet accommodation process works.


Last Chance for Parent Pickup Passes:

If you need to pick up children after school periodically in the gym, please register TODAY for a Parent Pickup Pass at www.beecaveparentpickup.com. Passes will be available from Leanne Hamilton in the school office starting Tuesday, August 29th. If you have questions, please email Kendra Wright at kwrightaustin@gmail.com.

2017 - 18 BCE Arrival/Dismissal Map

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Bobcat Mathletes Registrations Now Open!

We hope you saw the information for our new Bobcat Mathletes program in the Tuesday Folder. If not, you can find information about it on our website. We are excited to offer this new weekly club that fosters math skills and logical thinking through game–based play and competition.


We are now accepting applications for Bobcat Mathletes via the link below! Space is very limited on each team - there will be 6 boys and 6 girls from each grade, grades 2 through 5, with an additional boy and girl from each grade put on a waitlist. Registration will close on September 1.


There is a $100 registration fee to cover games, tournament fees, t-shirts and supplies. You will also be required to volunteer at 3 meetings (Division II) & 2 meetings (Division III), as well as at spring tournament.


If you have questions, please email Kendra Wright at kwrightaustin@gmail.com.


APPLY NOW

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PTO Information:

Allstar Burger Spirit Night Success:

Thank you to everyone who dined out to support All Star Burger and BCE for our first Spirit Night of the year! It was a great success and the PTO made $320! Thank you for all of the support BCE Parents!


General PTO Meeting:

Mark your calendars! The first General PTO Meeting (all are invited) will be Thursday, August 31st at 8:00am in the Cafeteria. Come and meet the new Board, learn the plans for this year’s PTO events, approve the Budget and changes to our By-Laws, find out what we do and more! Coffee and food will be served.


Mother-Son Kickball Tournament:

Calling all mothers and sons for our 3rd annual BCE Kickball tournament! This super fun event will be held at the LTYA Fields on Friday, September 29 at 5pm. Sign-up today! Registration deadline is 9/22.


Front Row Parking Spot:

FRONT ROW PARKING SPOT FOR SEPTEMBER…..BIDDING ENDS AUGUST 31! Running late to the class party, musical performance or lunchtime with your kiddo? Less stress when you have a saved parking spot in the front with your name on it! Bidding is open now. We moved this to an online bidding portal so please click HERE to bid!


Birthday Marquee:

The ever-popular Birthday Marquee is back! This completely sold out last year. Have your child’s name listed under our “Happy Birthday” banner, on the marquee at the front entrance to the school grounds for $30. Names are changed each Monday and will stay up through the following weekend. Only 5 names listed each week so GRAB YOUR SPOT!


We will need volunteers to change the names each week (does not take long at all). Please sign up to change the sign to your child’s name during your week! Sign Up Here


Clip & Save your Box Tops for BCE:

Box Tops Contest Alert! Box tops help BCE earn money! Check your Tuesday folders for forms! Great prizes for you and great rewards for BCE! Check out http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn so you can learn where to buy products and promotions to help out our Bobcats!


Dress Up as Bandit:

For those of you out there who like to dance like no one’s watching, we have the JOB for you! We are looking for volunteers to be the BCE bobcat mascot, Bandit, on Fridays for the assemblies! What an easy and fun way to participate! We also have other events through the year we will need Bandit – so view the sign up and pick what works for you! Thank you!

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SCREENAGERS - Growing Up In The Digital Age

Wednesday, Sep. 13th, 5:30-8:30pm

LTHS Performing Arts Center

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Lake Travis - Leader for Life is thrilled to announce the SECOND SHOWING of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time. SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.
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GO BOBCATS! #buiLTstrong

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