Kindergarten News You Can Use

September 15, 2017

Events to Remember

Join Bransford's PTA

Our PTA is one of only eleven PTA organizations in Texas that was recently recognized for having a PTA member for every student enrolled at Bransford! We hope to reach this goal again this year! If you would like to join B.E.S.T. PTA, visit

Every Friday of the School Year is a Bransford Spirit Day

Please encourage your child to wear a Bransford shirt or a mix of red, white and blue on Fridays.

Sept. 19

Fall Picture Day

Prize Patrol #1 for Laps for Learning

Sept. 21

PTA Meeting and Bransford Experience

  • PreK, K, 1st and 2nd grade will share from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
  • PTA General Meeting from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th will share their experiences from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 22

First day of Fall

Sept. 22

Headsets due for iPads

Prize Patrol #2 for Laps for Learning

Sept. 29

Laps for Learning!

The information for donating was sent home Friday in your child's take-home folder. You can sign up to volunteer at Sign Up Genius. The link can be found below.

Water bottles

Your child is welcome to bring a water bottle to class and keep it in a teacher designated spot. Please check the water bottle ahead of time to make sure it has no leaks. Water bottles that have a pull up and push down cap to access the water will help control accidental spills. If you plan to put ice in it, please make sure it will not form condensation on the outside of the bottle because paper, wood and carpet absorb water quickly! We do ask that water bottles are taken home daily and cleaned. Please remind your child that their water bottle belongs to them and drinks may not be offered to other students.

Headsets Due Sept. 22

Please send in a set of headphones for your child to keep at school. Our goal is for each student to have a set by Sept. 22nd. They will need them when we are using apps on iPads and we will start using them soon. Make sure the headsets are sized to fit a child's head and, if possible, do not have a volume controller on the cord. When headsets have had to be replaced in the past, it's mostly due to children knotting, chewing on, or twirling the cord. The wires break easily inside their plastic casings. Please discuss this with your child and remind them you are counting on them to work responsibly with their headsets. Thank you!

Laps for Learning

Get Ready for Laps for Learning on Friday, September 29th! This is our school's largest fundraiser, and we need volunteers to help us achieve a successful event! Students will be collecting donations and turning them in each day leading up to September 29th. At the event, students will run laps to raise money for our school. It is a tremendous event promoting health and fitness as well as supporting BES!

If you cannot volunteer, you are still welcome to watch and cheer on the runners! It's a very fun day for our students. Please support this event in any way you can!

Here is the link at Sign Up Genius for Bransford Elementary's Laps for Learning event:

Information about this event was sent home in your child's take-home folder on Friday, Sept. 15th. Incentives are in place for individuals and classes. Please review the information as donations (cash or checks made payable to BES PTA) may be sent in the envelope attached to the informational flyer. Donations can be made online, too. You can register your child by visiting The 1st three classes to reach 100% online registration will earn an ice cream party! The funds raised will support student enrichment, field trips, technology and classroom supplies. This year, PTA's goal is to raise enough funds to create a musical playground!

Remember your library book!

Students visit to the school library once a week at their scheduled time. Students get to check out a new book every time their library book is brought back. If a book is left at home on your child's library day, he/she will keep it until the following week. Please help your child get into the habit of mind with remembering to bring back their library book. Students really enjoy selecting a good book to read and share with you at home.

Mrs. Hendry's class and Mrs. Romo's class go to the library on Tuesdays.

Ms. Allenbaugh's class and Mrs. Ryan's class go to the library on Wednesdays.

We Appreciate our Classroom Super Hero Parent Volunteers!!

We are blessed with the assistance we get from our wonderful parents and room moms. ALL of you are Super Heroes to us! Many of the activities we participate in are thanks to our PTA and the organization of the Grade Level Coordinator. This year our Super Hero Coordinator is Stacee Nordell ( If you have not received an email from her, please send her your email address ASAP. She will be ordering our class shirts very soon so, if you haven't done it already, make sure you send in your child's shirt size. PTA is asking for a $25 class donation to help cover the cost of t-shirts and various classroom events.

Our Room Moms are also Super Heroes. Here they are:

Ms. Allenbaugh

Andrea Watson -

Mrs. Hendry

Tanya Rozycki -

Mrs. Romo

Abbey Zwierstra -

Mrs. Ryan

Tonia Medenwald -

Feel free to ask questions of your child's Room Mom, if needed.

Every one of our parents is a Super Hero Volunteer. Thank you for reading, writing, counting and investigating with your child, for reinforcing the school's rules at home and for encouraging your child to continue to become independent.

Bransford Kindergarten Teachers

Ms. Allenbaugh

Mrs. Hendry

Mrs. Romo

Mrs. Ryan