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See what all the buzz is about at BCE! - 9/10/17

Upcoming School Events and Information

9/13..............Bond Presentation - 8:00 am - BCE Cafeteria

9/13..............Screenagers - 5:30 pm - LTHS PAC

9/20..............Watch D.O.G. Dad Pizza - 5:30 pm

9/21..............Watch D.O.G. Dad Bagels - 7:20 am

9/21..............Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

9/22..............GT/Discovery Program Meeting - 8:00 am - Room 504

9/29..............Cupcake Friday! Celebrating September Birthdays

9/29..............Mother Son Kickball - 5:00 pm

10/2..............Apex Fun Run Kickoff Assembly - 1:15 pm

10/3..............Student School Photo Day

10/9..............Student & Staff Holiday -- No School!

10/10............Student Holiday -- Parent/Teacher Conference Day

10/13............Apex Fun Run

PAWS and CHAMPS

By now, many of you may have already heard your kids talking about PAWS and/or CHAMPS. PAWS stands for:


Practice Safety

Act Responsibly

Work To Do My Best

Show Respect


We use PAWS in the hallways, cafeteria, restrooms, playground, during arrival/dismissal and assemblies. Depending on the location, there are different descriptions for each of the letters in PAWS. For example, to Practice Safety in the hallway, we would use walking feet. These are campus-wide expectations that help all students be successful!


Make sure to ask your child what it means when we say, "PAWS UP!"


CHAMPS is used to promote classroom expectations. It is a positive behavior support that helps students take ownership of their learning, and assists the teacher with managing the classroom. CHAMPS stands for:


Conversation - Can students talk to each other?

Help - How can students get the teachers attention?

Activity - What is the objective?

Movement - Can student move about?

Participation - What does the desired student behavior look/sound like?

Success - Soar to Success!


Teachers collaborate with students to determine expectations throughout the day. See below for examples of how CHAMPS can be used in the classroom. Make sure to ask your child about CHAMPS. We strive to ensure all students are successful!

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Visiting During Lunch

Starting tomorrow, when parents visit during lunch, we will have a designated table for you to sit with your child. In order to avoid overcrowding at the cafeteria tables, we ask that all parents please utilize the designated table. Only your child will be able to eat with you. Friends will need to eat with the other students in the class. We appreciate your help, and look forward to seeing you during lunch!

Bond Presentation

Please join us at BCE to hear Dr. Lancaster, Superintendent of LTISD speak. The Lake Travis ISD Administration will provide an overview of the 2017 Bond and Tax Ratification Elections during the BCE PTO meeting on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The meeting will take place in the cafeteria, starting at 8:00 am.


All parents are welcomed and encourage to attend regardless of membership status of the BCE PTO. For more information, please contact Melissa Black, our PTO President, at president@bcepto.com. To learn more about the Bond and TRE Election, please visit the LTISD Website.

Watch D.O.G. Dad Information

We are excited to kick-off our Watch D.O.G. program! Pizza Night will be on September 20th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. This event is for students and their Dads. The Bagel Breakfast is on September 21st from 7:20 - 7:45 am. The Bagel Breakfast is for Dads only, students will need to stay with their classroom teachers. You only need to attend one event. The same information will be shared at both sessions. If you cannot attend either event , the necessary information to sign up for a day is included below.


In order to have enough food, please use the links below to let us know that you will be attending.


Please CLICK HERE to reserve your spot at the Kick-Off Event-Pizza Night


Please CLICK HERE to reserve your spot at the Bagel Breakfast (for Dads only)


Shirts can be ordered at: www.fathers.com/dogstore


CLICK HERE to sign up to serve as a Watch D.O.G. for a day on campus.


The system is set up for one Watch D.O.G. dad per day, however, if a day is taken that you really want, please email Michaele Pansza at panszam@ltisdschools.org.


The system is also set up for a full day, so please email if you need a shorter time frame. You will receive a full day schedule but you can leave when you need to leave.

Your schedule will include time for you to eat lunch with each of your students, as well as visit a variety of classrooms.


Remember to wear a Watch D.O.G. dad shirt so that you will be recognized on campus. If you do not purchase a shirt you will need to wear a Watch D.O.G. dad sticker.


Feel free to contact with any questions. 512-533-6254 or panszam@ltisdschools.org

Gifted and Talented Referral Information

Assessments for the Gifted and Talented Discovery Program at BCE will be given once a year for all students, grades K-5 who wish to be assessed. Referrals may be submitted online in the form located on the LTISD GT information page which can be accessed HERE. All referrals are to be completed no later than Friday, October 13, 2017.


Please note that there is no longer a blanket second grade screener. If you would like your child considered for our GT/Discovery program, then you must complete the online referral form.


Testing will take place during the 2nd grading period, results sent home by the end of the 2nd grading period. Newly qualified students will begin GT services in the 3rd grading period.


All the information about the LTISD GT/Discovery Program is available on our district website. There will be a parent GT information presentation at BCE on Friday, September 22nd, immediately following morning assembly in Room 504. You can also access this presentation on the district website under the GT/Discovery Information Meeting link. Please feel free to attend, especially if you are new to LTISD and have questions!


If you have any questions, please email Cheryl Anson ansonc@ltisdschools.org

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BCE PTO Information

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.


Also, join us for an optional "Moms' Kickball Practice" with Coach Daniels on Sept 20th at 3:15pm at BCE. (Kids can cheer but only moms can play!)

PTO General Meeting Re-Cap

Thanks to all who came to our first general meeting! We approved the budget, updated our By-laws, heard about Apex, Kickball and the upcoming LTISD Bond Election and watched the PTO Video. The PTO Video can be viewed HERE.


Hope to see you on September 13 to hear LTISD Dr. Lancaster speak!


A huge thank you to the Bee Cave HEB location who donated the breakfast tacos and coffee.

PTO Unfundraiser

Thanks to our BCE Families who have donated to our Unfundraiser. Our donation board at school looks so colorful! Remember, you can donate to our Unfundraiser all year long. CLICK HERE to support our BCE Bobcats today!

Front Row Parking Spot

Congrats to our September winner – Kellie Carson! Next month can be you... Bid for October now!

Staff Appreciation Luncheon - September 20th

Kick-off to a great school year!


It's football time, so that means it's also time for tailgating...let's show our wonderful staff how much we all appreciate their hard work, by providing them with an amazing "kick-off to a great school year" themed luncheon.


Please CLICK HERE to sign up to bring items. Thank you!

Math Superstars is Back!

The PTO is excited to launch Math Superstars again this year! Math Superstars is a 10-week completely voluntary, critical-thinking program that gives parents and students the opportunity to work at home on fun math problems.


The program is great for encouraging parent/child teamwork, practicing math skills, learning to approach problem solving situations, and strengthening the tie between home and school. The program is run entirely online!


You register online and a link with a quiz is sent weekly to the email you register to complete online. September 19 is the LAST DAY to sign up! September 26th - Week #1 quiz will be sent to the email address provided during sign-up.


Once again, we will raffle off a Kindle Fire HD when the 10 week program concludes. Each child will get 1 entry for each submitted weekly quiz.


Please see attached flyer for additional info!


SIGN UP NOW!

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