The BEST UPDATE

May 4, 2015

EARTH WEEK BOTTLE COLLECTION - A HUGE SUCCESS - WE COLLECTED 937 BOTTLES - Thanks for your support for this project.

BEST CALENDAR

May 2 & 3 Building accessible both days 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

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May 4 - 8 - Screen Free Week - IT'S A BIG DILL - See schedule below for day by day activities.*

*Participation in and or all of these family Screen Free Week activities will earn you a jeans pass(es) as well as the same number of entries in a drawing for a staff screen free week gift card.

May 5 - Volunteer Appreciation Day - each team please bring one "grab and go" item to share. Place non-perishable items/posters in workroom as early as 3:00 p.m. on the 4th


May 5 - Team Leader Meeting 3:00 Library


May 5 - Tech Tuesday - 3:15 - Lisa's room


May 5 - Kindergarten Round Up 3:30-7:00


May 7 - District Retiree Banquet


May 8 - BEST Camp Out


May 9 - City Elections Held at BES (no campus access today)


May 12 - STAAR 5th Grade Reading re-test - as needed. (Note: this may be a change to your calendar as we had the 13th on the calendar at the beginning of the year.)


May 12 - Faculty Meeting - Digital Training - Get ready for a Virtual Voyage of Epic proportions!!!


May 18 - Colleyville Library Summer Reading Program Information Session

Please have your students in place so that the program an begin on time.

8:30-9:00 5th

9:15-9:45 K, 1st

10:00-10:30 2nd, 3rd

10:45-11:15 4th

Their program is 20-30 min. long. This gives us a buffer and time to change out classes, etc.


May 19 - CEC


May 22 - 4th & 5th Career Day

Students will each receive an assigned schedule:

Beginning at 8:00 the students will go to their assigned room to hear a speaker. I am asking the presenters to talk for 15 minutes and leave 5 minutes for Q and A. The students will move through 3 rotations.

8:00-8:20-First Rotation

8:20-8:25-Switch

8:25-8:45-2nd Rotation

8:45-8:50-Switch

8:50-9:10-3rd Rotation

Superintendent Dr. Robin Ryan and a spokesperson for State Representative Giovanni Capriglione are currently scheduled to speak during this year's career fair.


May 22 - Morris Brothers K-5 Assembly 1:30 Cafeteria


CONFIRMED DATES FOR YOUR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

Aug. 18 - Convocation - 8:00 a.m. CHHS

Screen Free Week It's a Big Dill

Monday, May 4th 6:30-8:30 pm

Skate Town 2330 William D Tate Ave, Grapevine TX

Join your friends for a spin around the skating rink, it’s a screen free week annual event! Don’t miss the fun! Cost is $5.00 per student


Tuesday, May 5th 3:00-8:00

Menchies Frozen Yogurt 4709 Colleyville Blvd., Suite 520 Colleyville

Yum! Let’s meet up at Menchies for frozen yogurt and socializing. It’s

$1 off for Bransford students! Coupon coming home on May 1st.


Wednesday, May 6th 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Jump Street 5615 Colleyville Blvd #100 Colleyville

Jump around, play dodge ball, test your bull riding skills, and so much more at this super fun event just for Bransford families. Cost is $10.00 per student


Thursday, May 7th 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Art with Mrs. Hansen Bransford Elementary

Kristy Hansen teaches Art at GHS and is a proud BES parent as well. Join her for some fun hands-on-art after school. Adults and students please meet in the lobby area after school. We will do outdoor art, if the weather is bad we will take the fun inside between the 3rd and 4th grade hallways.


Friday, May 8th YOu may "set up camp" any time after 4:00 p.m.

Spring Camp Out

Spring Camp out Bransford Elementary

See registration form below.

*Adult Supervision is required at all events

SCREEN FREE WEEK PROUDLY SPONSORED by: Jump Street

BES Awarded Ed Foundation Grant.

Lisa Ware, Christine Hy, Judy Hockenbrough, Connie Singletary & Susan Eccleston; Bransford Elementary, Grades 3- 4; have been awarded $5,000 for Differentiated Learning through Leveled Literacy Intervention. This grant will provide Fountas & Pinnell Leveled

Literacy Intervention (LLI) Systems that will help 3rd & 4th grade Language Arts teachers to close the learning gaps on their students. This LLI System provides highly engaging leveled books for students, and systematically developed lessons for the teachers to

help students expand their knowledge of language and words.

YOU ARE AWESOME

Special appreciation for Rebecca, Tonya, Lisa, Abbey, Al, Connie, Carolyn, Judy, Alecia, Amy, Corrie, Jeanette, Jan & Lauren they held down the fort when we were short staffed in the office......thanks a million - great job ladies.


Lisa Ware is awesome. She has been working 24/7 on the Literacy Library - it is looking great! Thanks Lisa.


Nancy C. thinks that Tamela takes care of all the paperwork, forms, arrangements etc. for Special Olympics. this was a tremendous help!


Corrie thinks that the First Grade Team is a awesome team. She loves all the ideas and activities that are being shared. Corrie says, "Way to work together and collaborate!"


Shelly thinks that Sue & Sandy are AWESOME TEAM PLAYERS! Shelly says, "Field Day was awesome! Everything went very smooth. The student helpers were extremely helpful and did a superb job."

Tuesday, May 5th is Volunteer Appreciation Day - WE LOVE OUR BEST VOLUNTEERS

In honor of all of our volunteers, we will hold our annual workroom reception on Tuesday, May 5th. Each grade level is responsible for providing one ( fork free) grab and go item for the reception table. We are also in need of thank you posters and/or banners to decorate the workroom.Thanks for your help as we let our know how important all of our volunteers are.

Check the link below for all of the GCISD sponsored staff development opportunities available to you this summer.

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I recently had the opportunity to visit two elementary schools who are utilizing the Elementary ( Primary) International Baccalaureate program. I was really excited to see how well this program aligns with LEAD 2021 and our implementation of those LEAD goals here at BES. Please take some time and review the articles below. I am looking for 4 staff members who would like to visit a couple of IB schools and report back regarding the possibility of initiating this program here at BES. If you are interested in visiting please review the articles provided and then notify me via email. No more than one volunteer per grade level for this first visit. (First come- first accepted.)