Burchfield's Bulletin

October 3-October 7 (School Days 29-33)

Grateful for so much...

Cooler temperatures, 2nd grade swim lessons, a brand new baby Bobcat named McCoy, eyeopening moments while reading Sparking Student Creativity, our successful Curriculum Night, supportive families and teachers who show up at district, school or PTO events that they don't have to attend but they do it anyway, our Teacher of the Month Lindsay Blair, and for teachers who look at PLC time as valuable time to learn and plan for success for their children.

What are you thankful for? Share with someone.

Bobby Award Winner

And the winner is...

Thank you, LeAnn Stevens for always going above and beyond the expected. There is so much expected as a teacher and as a facilitator of learning. You do all that with a smile, lead your amazing team, and step up to every challenge like no other. Thanks, LeAnn.
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A Few Pics Around the Building This Week

Just for Fun and Some More

Enjoy and Explore

Be amazed - a pencil lead my friend.

Don't be boring. You know what it feels like when you're bored.

This is a very interesting story. I think you'll see some interesting relationships between this school and ours.

Talent can be found in so many people in so many different places.

Heard of Ron Clark? Take a listen!

I know that many of you look for ways to building relationships with your students. Here are some to consider. Thanks for those of you who have already worked through your classlist to make those positive phone contacts.

Have they lost their minds or are they just exhausted?

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Information from Robin

This Week at the Academy of the Arts at Bransom

Monday - 2nd Six Weeks Begins; 2nd Grade Swimming

Tuesday - ARD: Guy; PTO Spring Creek Night (Let's support our PTO as much as possible.)

Wednesday - ARD: Fritz; Leadership Team Meetings

Thursday - KIndergarten Field Trip to Fire Station; Burleson Opportunity Fund Breakfast

Friday - Bobcat Pride Breakfast; Student Early Release; Teacher PLC; SpEd Para Training

Your schedule for Friday: K, 1st, and 2nd grade teachers need to be at Clinkscale by 1:00 unless otherwise communicated. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers will be back on our campus at 1:00. I will be sharing more info by Wednesday for all others teachers.

Next Week and Beyond at the Academy of the Arts at Bransom

October 10 - Student Holiday/Teacher Professional Development (Your schedule is here as it stands now. Updates will be communicated.)

October 12 - National Take Your Parent to Lunch Day

October 13 - Bransom CEIC Meeting

October 14 - Big Kahuna Fundraiser Delivery

October 15 - PTO Dinner Auction at CHS (This Saturday event will be very beneficial for us all. Please plan to attend if possible.)

Important Upcoming Dates:

October 17 - Boss’s Day

October 19 - Individual/Class Pictures

October 24-28 Red Ribbon Week

  • Monday - Join the Fight Against Drugs - Camo Day
  • Tuesday - Red Hot and Drug Free - Red Uniform Shirt and Uniform Pants
  • Wednesday - United We Stand Against Drugs - Patriotic Attire
  • Thursday - We CAN SOCK IT to Drugs - Crazy Socks and Can Food Emphasis
  • Friday - Show Good CHARACTER Day - Favorite Storybook Character Attire

October 27 - Big Kahuna Party Bus Celebration

October 28 - PTO Boo Breakfast for Staff

October 31 - Halloween

November 3 - Maintenance Breakfast and Character Essay Luncheon

November 4 - End of 2nd Six Weeks

November 5 - 5th Grade Mini-Volleyball Tournament at Kerr Middle School

Information from Valerie

Duties this Week

D-Hall: Burross

E-Hall: McPherson

Gym: Griffin & Price

Information from Kristina and the PEIMS World


  • Today 8:00 AM- Grade Book Closes

    • Honor Roll/Perfect Attendance Lists and Coupons will be set out on the counter in my office area… take what you need.

  • Today- Grade and Attendance Verifications will be put in your boxes

  • Wednesday 8:00 AM- Grade and Attendance Verifications due back to me (signed in blue or black ink only, not stapled together)

  • Wednesday Night- Grade Change Requests due (I will approve final requests Thursday morning before submitting and printing Report Cards)

  • Thursday- Report Cards are submitted to Family Access and requested hard copies go home!

Information from the Leslie in the Library

This week the students will be going to the computer lab, but if they need to check out a new book be sure to send it with them. Mrs. Sard will be able to take them the first few minutes of class to do a quick check out. For those of you who would like your students to take/pass an AR test before they turn them in, you will need to check on that before they go to computer lab. I will be out Monday-Wednesday at a technology training. If you have any questions on AR or how to do certain things with AR please just email me or feel free to come by on Thursday or Friday and I will help you.

Don’t forget if your student has trouble with their Chromebook (beyond logging on) please be sure to fill out the google form on my website. The form is necessary for me to have the correct info to do a work order. Have a great week!