September 6, 2015
What is LEAD 2021?
LEAD 2021 is our road map for redefining education because your future matters today. It highlights many initiatives and goals for our students, staff, and community members. Each week in the Bransford Blast, we will spotlight a different component of LEAD 2021 at BES. Last week we highlight technology with our 1:1 roll-out. For more information on LEAD 2021, please click here.
Communication improvement a campus focus as well as a LEAD initiative. Families received a communication card at either meet the teacher and/or curriculum night. Grade-levels are sending home weekly e-mail communication as well as this weekly Smore. Staff members are also using blogs, Twitter, and Facebook to share daily happenings. If you have ideas or suggestions on how to improve communication and keep the school-home conversation going, please let us know by e-mailing your teacher or Jamie Halliburton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you helping to keep the lines of communication open at BES!
Dad's Club Breakfast
We had over 90 male role models join us on Friday morning for a fabulous breakfast from Chick-fil-A and our BES cafeteria! Thank you to all who came out to support our BES Texans. If you were unable to attend and want to join the Dad's club, please contact Mike Sexton. See the BES Facebook page for more pictures of the event.
Each morning after announcements, our students circle up with their teachers and classmates to build a sense of classroom community and help our students talk about their emotions. Ask your children about this daily routine.
Friday is individual picture day! Please see the Friday folders or front office for more information.
Dad's Club Breakfast
Please remember the back lot is just for buses. Thank you for not parking in the back.
We look forward to seeing your children each and every day at school. However, we understand circumstances arise that will affect your children’s school attendance. Below, please find the attendance policies of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD.
Doors open at 7:15 a.m. and students head to the classrooms at 7:35 a.m.
Class instruction starts at 7:45 a.m. Students arriving after 7:45 a.m. are marked late.
Tardies are issued starting at 8:00. Texas Education Code Section 25.094 Attendance for Credit law states that a child must be in class 90% of the time in order to be eligible for grade promotion. Unexcused tardies and early releases count towards time away from class.
You can report an absence by calling 817-305-4920. If the child goes to the doctor, thank you for sending a doctor’s note. If the child is sick but you didn’t go to the doctor, thank you for sending a written note from you explaining the absence. You may also email Shelly Sartin, our data secretary at email@example.com to record the absence. Illness is an excused absence when a note is received.
When multiple absences, tardies, and/or early releases occur, two different types of letters are mailed to you as related to two different Texas Education Code, TEC, laws
Please see the link for more specifics. Attendance
Excused absences include, but are not limited to, illnesses with a note and religious observations. Unexcused absences include, but are not limited to, trips and illnesses without notes.
Even a little time away from the classroom affects your child’s learning. We hope that this information helps make clear the processes we follow to be in compliance with state laws. We look forward to a great year with your Texans in attendance every day possible! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
For more information on attendance, please visit http://www.mytexaspublicschool.org/Preparation-and-Enrollment/Attendance-Requirements.aspx
Labor Day School Holiday
Monday, Sept. 7
No School for Students or Staff
Menchie's Spirit Afternoon
Tuesday, September 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Come enjoy a frozen treat. Some of your favorite BES staff members will be guest mixologists!
Student Picture Day
Friday, Sept. 11
International Dot Day
Wear dots to school in celebration of International Dot Day.
Volunteer Training, Bransford 101, & PTA Meeting
Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m.
Volunteer Training & Bransford 101
Friday, September 18 at 8:00 a.m.
Second session for those unable to attend Thursday evening.
Laps for Learning Pep Rally
Friday, September 18 at 2:15 p.m.
Skate Town Spirit Night
Monday, September 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 22 at 3:10 p.m. in the library
Laps for Learning
Friday, September 25