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See what all the buzz is about at BCE! - 9/9/18

Upcoming Dates and Reminders:

Sept. 14.....Friday Assembly

Sept 19.......Student Flu Shot Clinic

Sept 28.......Mother/Son Kickball!

Sept. 28 - Oct. 19....... Raise Craze Fundraiser!

Sept. 28......Friday Assembly - Raise Craze Kick-Off!

Oct 2...........Picture Day

Oct. 5..........Student/Staff Holiday

Oct. 8..........Student Holiday

Oct. 12........Friday Assembly

Oct. 19........Friday Assembly - Raise Craze Closing Celebration!

Oct. 19........Fall Fest


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 teacher's attention?

Activity - What is the objective?

Movement - Can students 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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Cafeteria Purchases

In the event you feel your child is purchasing too many snacks during lunch, we offer parents and guardians the option to restrict purchases on student meal accounts. Purchases will not be restricted without a signed and completed Meal & Snack Permission form on file. In all circumstances, students will not be allowed to purchase snacks or a la carte items without a positive balance in their lunch account.

Campus Safety

Dear Lake Travis ISD Parents and Guardians,

In the aftermath of the Santa Fe High School shooting in May, Governor Greg Abbott directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to enhance campus safety and security by working closely with local law enforcement partners and school officials. As a result of this directive, I am pleased to report that beginning this fall DPS troopers will have an increased presence throughout our district.

Specifically, parents and other visitors may witness DPS troopers parked in front of our schools or occupying space inside our campuses to produce reports and complete other assignments. Troopers may also be seen performing routine patrols, campus walkthroughs and even attending school events. The visibility of DPS troopers in and around our schools will serve to further support ongoing efforts by the City of Bee Cave Police Department, the City of Lakeway Police Department, and the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. Ultimately, this concerted and multi-jurisdictional partnership will serve to familiarize local first responders with our campus administrators, school site plans and emergency procedures.

Community support is critical to school safety. Furthermore, our local law enforcement partners are an integral part of our school community, and the presence of DPS troopers on our campuses will allow us to strengthen rapport and build positive relationships as we continue to work together to improve school safety. As you visit our schools, I ask that you please take a moment to thank our local law enforcement partners and first responders for their commitment to student safety across our district.


Brad Lancaster, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Destination Imagination

Do you have or know of a student who enjoys the performing arts, engineering, construction, research, science and design? Then try D.I.!

An informational meeting for parents interested in managing a team to learn more about the Destination Imagination program will be held Monday, September 10 at 5:30 in Room 205.

Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. The purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, they offer seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge is open-ended and enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation.

Bee Cave Elementary Destination Imagination is open to students K-5 who attend our school. Once managers are signed up, Mrs. Cravey will take student applications and assign students to teams.

For more information, contact:
Melanie Cravey

Bee Cave D.I. Coordinator/Lake Travis ISD DI board representative

Gifted and Talented Referral Window

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, using 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 12, 2018.

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 21st, 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! Please RSVP for this event so that, if needed, I can contact you with any updates regarding the event. Thanks!

If you have any questions, please email Cheryl Anson

Instructions for Logging into txConnect (Attendance and Grades)

Please see attached PDF for logging into txConnect to access student attendance and grades. Contact our registrar, Pam Anderson, at for additional questions. Thank you!

BCE PTO Information

Raise Craze is Coming!!

  • Our Fall Fundraiser is less than 3 weeks away! This year, rather than running laps, our students will be performing ACTS OF KINDNESS for others! The whole premise of Raise Craze is “Fundraising through Kindness” and we are so excited about getting all BCE students on board to spread kindness in the community.

  • We will be raising funds this year to purchase:

    • Google Expeditions kit for the whole school to use

    • Purchases for your child’s individual classroom (chosen by your teacher)

    • Educational tools to help support the district-wide Learner Centric Model

  • To understand a little more, check out this short video. We will be sending out much more information when it is time to register on Sept 28.

  • How will you spread kindness? #BeeKind

Mother/Son Kickball Tournament

Mother-Son Kickball is this month!! Before the tournament on Friday, September 28th, don’t forget to:

    • Register by 9/21

    • Volunteer to be a referee, team coordinator, photographer, Bandit, or help at check-in – we’re looking at you, husbands and middle/high school students!

    • Brush-up on your kickball skills at “Mom Practice” with Coach Daniels on Tuesday 9/18 at BCE at 3:20pm

We can’t wait to see you there! Go team!

Math Superstars

The BCE PTO is excited to continue the Math Superstars 10-week enrichment program for ALL grades!

Math Superstars is a 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. AND there are prizes! This year there will be a Kindle raffled off for EACH GRADE!

For more information, please refer to the attached flyer or visit our website.

Next steps? Register here by Sept 24. Week #1 will start Sept 25!

PTO Purchase Spotlight: Educational Software!

The PTO just paid the annual subscription fees for educational software for all grades! IXL, STEMscopes, Spelling City, Scholastic, and RAZ Kids. This is a wonderful example of why we fundraise - to enhance the education of all BCE students! These purchases are a significant portion of our budget and could not be made without your support -- thank you for making a difference in the education of BCE students!
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Staff Appreciation Luncheon Sign-Up

Help show appreciation to our BCE staff with an Italian luncheon! Every other month throughout the school year, the Staff Appreciation Committee serves lunch to the BCE staff, and September is our kick-off month! Please help by signing up to bring items for the luncheon on September 19. More details are in the sign-up form. Thank you in advance!

Thank You HCI!

Three cheers for Hill Country Indoor for sponsoring dinner for BCE teachers on Parent Info Night! We appreciate your support of BCE! Check them out on Bee Cave Parkway and at

Lake Travis HS Football Readers

KInder and First Grade Read Alouds

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