Bromley East Charter School
October 22, 2021
We had a wonderful week at BECS thanks to Spirit Week and the different activities focusing on kindness. We appreciate everyone’s participation and willingness to foster a positive culture at Bromley. Do not forget to join on Saturday from 12:30–4:30 p.m. at the Fall Festival sponsored by PTO and the Haunted Hallway sponsored by the middle school.
Enjoy the Learning Cycle Break next week and we look forward to seeing students upon their return on Monday, November 1.
DATES TO REMEMBER
- 10/23 Harvest Festival(PTO)
- 10/25-29 Learning Cycle Break
- 11/5 End of 1st Trimester
PTO Fall Festival Information
- Costumes are encouraged!
- The entrance to the Fall Festival will be in the front of the building, near the pencil playground. Wristbands are available at this entrance.
- Masks are required inside the building (for the Haunted Hallway, access to the restrooms, etc.)
Wristbands - Presale LINK (discounted sales end tonight at 5:00 pm)
- Attendees (6 years and older) entering the Fall Festival will need to purchase a wristband.
- Pre-purchased wristbands will be available at a separately marked table on the day of the Fall Festival.
- You can purchase wristbands on the event day for $12. Credit or debit card only.
Additional and Optional
- Food trucks will be at the Fall Festival and will accept cash or cards.
- Pumpkins will be available for purchase for $3/each (credit or debit only)
- Professional family digital photos with all rights will be available for $8/each (credit or debit only)
Please see the linked map for the festival layout and Haunted Hallway route.
Any questions, please feel free to contact Elizabeth Strobel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first game is on 11/2 - AWAY
BECS families, please be sure to report your students’ absence to our attendance line (720-685-3297 option #1) before 8:30 a.m. The attendance line is to notify all absences not related to illness. If your student is sick, please complete the health screener that is sent each morning via text. If you complete the sick survey, you do not need to call the attendance line.
Please send at least two masks with your student every day.
Mesh masks are not an approved facial covering.
Here is a link to 27j free COVID testing.
If your student is in COVID protocol, their attendance will be updated until their return date. You will need to call the attendance line or fill out the sick student screener.
Please be sure to reach out to your child’s teachers to support their educational needs while absent.
Pastries with the Principals (11/5/21)
Do you want to hear more about what is going on at BECS in a smaller setting? Join our principals (Dr. Kohl and Ms. Shaver), have a pastry, and enjoy some time asking questions and hearing all about Bromley's progress toward its goals and other topics. This is not an ongoing commitment. We ask for you to let us know you are attending to ensure we have enough pastries. Please remember any adult entering BECS will be asked to bring their ID and be scanned into the building.
The Bromley East Charter School Board of Directors and 27J Board support 5A and 5B with Resolution
Recently the Bromley East Charter School Board of Directors and the 27J School Board passed resolutions in support of the district’s mill levy override and bond issue proposals. The proposals will be on the Nov. 2 ballot for the communities the district serves in Brighton, Thornton and Commerce City.
The resolution highlights the need for a mill levy override which would provide funds to do the following:
- Provide Bromley East with approximately $500,000 in additional yearly funding which can be used for for operational expenses
- Provide teachers with a reasonable pay increase in order to attract and retain quality staff
- Provide charter schools with funds to apply to existing charter school building debt
- Add teachers for the district’s STEM/Career and Technical Education programs
That request is for 8 mills which translates into $16 million and will cost $4.63 per month for every $100,000 of home value.
It was 21 years ago when the 27J community last approved a mill levy override request.
Ballot proposal 5B is a bond issue which will allow for the following:
- Provide Bromley East $540,200 in additional funding to offset construction costs for our new roof which were not funded by the recent BEST Grant Bromley received
- Build new schools where schools are overcrowded
- Build a STEM/Career and Technical Education center at each high school
- Update technology and equipment
- Update safety and security systems to keep schools and students safe
The bond proposal comes with no tax increase.
In compliance with the Fair Campaign Practices Act, here is a pro and a con statement regarding the proposals. Pro for mill levy override: STEM/CTE courses need to expand so all students have access; teacher pay needs to increase to compete with neighboring districts and to attract and retain quality teachers for our students. Con for mill levy override: The employees of the district are making very good money and competitive with other districts. No amount of money will overcome the negative factors that have plagued our schools and society for decades. Pro for bond issue: More than 1,000 new students have enrolled in the last year making schools overcrowded. Enrollment is expected to increase another 7,000 - 10,000 in the next 10 years. Con for bond issue: Residential builders don’t even come close to paying their way. The district has been told of the need for year-round schooling for over a decade and that time to maximize the schools is now.
Students are back at school making new memories with their friends! Make sure to order the one book that captures the activities, spirit, and unique qualities of their school. Order by October 29th for the LOWEST PRICE!