BPE Monthly

November 1, 2017

Finding Ways to Wonder...Create...Serve

Our campus theme this year is 'Wonder...Create...Serve'. In keeping with this theme, we have sought to stoke curiosity within our children through ELM (Engage to Learn Model) units and exploration. We're focusing on creating strong relationships as the foundation for learning and seeking ways to serve others. Our Random Acts of Kindness tree continues to bloom.


This week marks the end of the second six week grading period, which means we are a third of the way through this school year. If you think that's amazing, consider this...there are only five weeks of school between now and when kids return to school from winter break in January. So much to do, so little time. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the year passes!


With so little time and so much to accomplish, these holiday months will be very busy in the BPE world. We have Field Day tomorrow, Veteran's Day program and Casey's Kids Fun Run next week, followed by Generation Texas Week and Career Day. On top of that, fourth grade has a field trip on the 11th and Dr. Westfall will be at BPE for Brown Bag lunch at the end of this month. Because I don't want to overload you, I'll wait to share what December will usher into our building and onto your calendar. Spoiler alert, it will be full of things you won't want to miss.


In the meantime, every moment of learning time will be valued and committed to encouraging our kids to wonder, think, create, and learn. As we continue to look for ways to serve, you'll notice many philanthropic opportunities this month. Aside from Casey's Kids Fun Run, third grade is teaming with Community Storehouse to collect food for Keller families in need and our Angel Tree will return to the BPE foyer again this year.


As we enter into this season of celebration and thankfulness, I am especially grateful for this BPE community. I appreciate how full our Watch D.O.G schedule has already become. The support of our PTA and volunteers have resulted in a successful book fair, a wonderful family fall event, gracious classroom/office support, and so much more. Thank you for sharing your children, investing in our campus, and bringing joy into our building!

We're grateful for your support!

So much of what happens at BPE is a result of your support and generosity...from field trips to holiday parties for the kids to playground equipment and the outdoor learning center, Patriot Park. These are just a sampling of the many ways our campus is touched by your donations. Thank you for participating in our pledge drive and helping us to do more for our students. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

2017 Fall Pledge Drive Ends Friday, November 3rd

Hello Members!

First of all, we want to thank you for joining and supporting the Bette Perot Elementary PTA. We hope to keep you posted on everything PTA through emails the rest of the year!


This week is the last week of our "Show Your Love for BPES Pledge Drive." The pledge drive is the main source of funds for our PTA and the only time each year that we ask our students to get involved directly with fundraising. We hope by now you have seen the packet that came home with your students last week and have had a chance to review the pledge drive information. The money raised this year will be used to fund field trips, school enhancements, school parties/activities, fun family events, classroom supplies, teacher appreciation, Art Reflections Program, and allow us to start working towards our goal of building a Running/Walking Track that can be used by everyone in the community.


As of this morning we have raised $5,457.68 of our $20,000 goal! If you have donated, thank you so much for your support!


We have attached the pledge drive packet for your review. We still have two mystery prizes to be announced this week and several other awesome incentives for pledging. No amount is too small and all donations are tax deductible.


The link to donate can be found at our website www.bpespta.org/pledge-drive


Thank you so much for your support!


Your BPE PTA Board

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Public Service Announcement

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Help Stop the Spread...

Preventing the spread of illness at school is like holding back the tide. Please help us by keeping your children at home if they have had fever or vomiting within the last 24 hours.

The 21st annual Keller ISD Casey's Kids Fun Run will be held 8 a.m. Saturday, November 11 at Bear Creek Park.

Proceeds from the Fun Run, which is sponsored by Keller ISD and the Keller Council of PTAs, directly benefit economically disadvantaged students in Keller ISD.

The event began as an idea by long-time KISD counselor Janie Casey who wanted to create a way for families to support each other by providing monetary donations toward purchasing necessities for KISD students in need, all while providing an outlet for enjoyment, exercise, and socialization. The result was a "Fun Run" where families could participate together to support a worthy and noble cause.


Click here to register for this year's event!

BPE Patriots go for S'MORE Education

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Career Day at BPE

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Reminders...

  • The north doors near the kindergarten drop off loop are open from 7:25 until 7:55. Please do not leave your child unattended at the north doors, if a staff member isn't present.
  • Breakfast is served between 7:25 and 7:45.
  • Tardy bell rings at 7:55

A message from Sodexo

To the Parents or Guardians of Keller ISD Students:

We are informing you that at the lunch meal we will no longer be offering juice as part of the reimbursable meal. Even though the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) does allow 100% juice to be counted as part of the fruit component, it is not a requirement of the meal pattern. Juice will continue to be offered as part of the breakfast meal as it is tradition in the United States.


While the Child Nutrition Department realizes that the juice can count as a fruit component in the National School Lunch (NSLP) meal pattern, the additional empty calories from the juice do not profit a growing child’s body. 100% juice does not provide the fiber or other essential nutrients that whole fruit provides. We recognize that our cafeterias are as much of a classroom as any other area on the school campus. We want to offer foods that exemplify the healthiest choice.


We understand that some students suffer from lactose intolerance or do not prefer milk at lunch. For those students, we provide water, free of charge, at hydration stations in each cafeteria and there is 100% juice and bottled water for sale. For students with an IEP or a 504 plan requiring dietary accommodations, we will continue to comply with those physician orders.


Sincerely,


David Smith

Keller ISD Child Nutrition Director

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Sodexo Ala Carte Pricing

Price list below is for information purposes only. Please be aware that not all of these items are available at BPE.
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Calendar Events

Running Club on Tuesdays

November 2 - Field Day

THANK YOU for your flexibility!

November 6 - Student Holiday

Enjoy a long weekend with your family!

November 9 - Veteran's Day Program

Our 2nd graders have been diligently preparing for this program and are eager to honor our veterans. The program will begin at 6:00 in the cafeteria.

November 10 - Preschool Patriots

8:15 in the library

November 17 - Career Day

November 18 - 26

From our family to yours, we wish you happy Thanksgiving!
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November 30 - Brown Bag with Dr. Westfall

Have you met our new superintendent, Dr. Rick Westfall? Are you wondering about the vision for our district? Join us in the BPE library from 12:00-1:00 for some Q & A time with Dr. Westfall.