Week of December 13, 2021

Gifted and Talented Referral Information

Parents, the annual window for Gifted and Talented (GT) referrals will open from December 1 - 31 for students currently in grades K-12. Please note this change from prior years - students in kindergarten and grade 1 may be referred for GT testing.

GT services are provided for identified students in grades K-12.

  • Students currently in kindergarten and grade 1 who are identified for GT services will begin services in February 2022.

  • Students currently in grades 2-11 who are identified for GT services will begin services in the fall of 2022.

  • The decision of the GT placement committee will be sent to parents via email the first week of February for students currently in kindergarten and grade 1 and the first week of June for students currently in grades 2-12.

Please see this video for a brief overview of the referral process (click here for instructions for adjusting the language of the captions in YouTube). This link will take you to the BISD Gifted and Talented Education web page, and these links (English | Spanish | Other Languages) will take you to the referral forms. If you have any questions, please contact your campus counselor.

Mrs. K's Counseling Corner

  • Our "Essential 36" manner of the week: "Don't ask for a reward."

  • Mrs. Boehm's 2nd grade class will be assisting with our morning announcements. This is a great way for our students to practice leadership skills and become confident communicators!

  • In PEACE classes, students are discovering the "treasures" within themselves and how to use those treasures and gifts to help them through sad or hard times. Learning how and what to be grateful for can actually shift our mindset! Our students enjoy watching videos from "Kid President" in PEACE class. Robby Novak is "Kid President" and he is one inspiring young man! He has "osteogenesis imperfecta", which is the medical term for "brittle bone disease." Robby has had more than 70 broken bones and over 13 surgeries but he doesn't allow his diagnosis to damper his outlook on life. His motto is "Be more awesome!" To see the story about him, click HERE.

  • The Parent and Family Engagement Connection, Nov. 2021, published by Region 16, has several helpful articles for preventing holiday stress and depression. If you have children in high school who are furthering their education, there is a link to the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well. Lots of great resources!

  • In January, the REACH Council will begin "Kids Connection" small groups for students in Kindergarten-5th grade. The goal of the "Kids’ Connection" program is to empower kiddos to resist unhealthy choices and help them build positive life skills they need in life. The curriculum covers topics such as handling anger, feelings, achieving dreams, goal setting, making healthy choices, building friendships and resisting negative peer pressure. In addition to the discussions and lessons, the students participate in fun games and activities related to each topic. Participating students will meet with a REACH Council staff member once a week for 30 to 45 minutes for 10 weeks in small groups of 6-10 students, though the kindergarten group has a maximum of 6 students. REACH works closely with teachers and counselors to minimize any disruptions in your student’s required classes and activities. There is no cost for your student to participate in this program and participation is voluntary. For further curriculum details, you may visit the developer’s website Rainbow Days or for more information on the REACH Council, click HERE. If you are interested in your child participating, please contact Mrs. K. as soon as possible at jennifer.kirkpatrick@bisdmail.net or call 817-245-3800. Permission forms are due to the REACH Council no later than January 14, 2022. Mrs. K. can accept verbal permission if it's easier for you! FYI: Email is best, if possible, since Mrs. K. is hardly in her office, always on the go looking out for our Brock kiddos and staff!

As always, Mrs. Kirkpatrick is here to serve you and your children, so please call or email her at any time for support

Santa Claus is coming to town!

This is an awesome, fun experience and literally down the road from Brock! Mrs. K. and her family went Thursday night! If you go, it's best to arrive around 5:30 because the line to see Santa was already forming at that time.
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BISD Resources

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, December 14th- Brock Choir Christmas Caroling

  • Wednesday, December 15th- Third Grade Field Trip

  • Thursday, December 16th- Pajama Day

  • Friday, December 17th- End of 3rd six weeks
Early Dismissal 11:40;

Sing-A-Long 8:30 am Grades 1st, 3rd and 5th parties following at 9:30;
Sing-A-Long 9:30 am Grades Pre K, K, 2nd and 4th parties following at 10:30.

To limit the number of people in the gym, we have split our Sing-A-Long to two different times.

If you have students in several grades, please do not take them to the other grade-level parties or sing-a-long.

  • Wednesday, January 5th- School Resumes