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See what all the buzz is about at BCE! - 2/4/18
UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS AND INFO
2/12 - 2/14...Random Acts of Kindness
2/14..............Valentine's Parties (See schedule below)
2/15 - 2/19...Student Holidays
2/21..............Spelling Bee (3rd - 8:00, 4th - 9:00 and 5th 1:30)
2/23..............Birthday Celebrations for February!
3/1 - 3/2.......2nd Grade Field Trip
3/2................Character Counts Dress-up Day - Neon Colors
3/2................Mother/Son Kickball Tournament
3/6 - 3/7.......Skateland Field Trip
3/8................End of Grading Period
3/8................Super Outrageous Science Day!!
3/9 - 3/16.....Student Holiday/Spring Break
Message from the Superintendent re: March 30 Bad Weather Make-up Day
Dear Lake Travis ISD Parents and Guardians,
As you already know, many districts across Central Texas—including Lake Travis—closed January 16 due to inclement weather. Subsequently, we recently announced to you that our students would need to make up the Bad Weather Day on Friday, March 30 as indicated on our current instructional year calendar.
However, upon review of our existing instructional minutes and following discussions with the Texas Education Agency, we have determined that we have a sufficient number of instructional minutes for students this year. As a result, students will not need to make up the Bad Weather Day from January 16 and will not attend school on Friday, March 30. It is important to keep in mind, however, should we need to close our schools due to inclement weather prior to March 30, students would then be required to make up this additional missed day. As previously stated, the Bad Weather Make-up Day indicated on our current instructional year calendar is Friday, March 30.
There remains much uncertainty regarding TEA’s rules for calculating instructional minutes. The rules currently in place are already scheduled to be changed for next year. This is a transition year, and we must be prepared to make additional adjustments as needed. Regardless, I offer you my apologies for any confusion or inconvenience our previous announcement may have caused.
On behalf of our school board and our staff, I thank you for your patience, understanding and flexibility. Rest assured, all decisions will continue to be made in the best interest of our students and staff.
Brad Lancaster, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Flu Update - Protecting Students and Staff
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity is widespread in most of the United States. Many schools in Texas have reported higher than usual absences due to student and staff illness. While Lake Travis ISD officials cannot confirm that student and staff absences are due to the flu, our schools have reported modest increases in student and staff illness.
Please be reminded, if your child is sick with a fever, do not send him/her to school. Keep your sick child home for at least 24 hours after the fever has subsided. Your child may return to school after his/her temperature returns to normal for 24 hours without medication.
Our goal is to decrease the exposure to the flu while limiting the disruption to learning. As such, we would like to inform you of the steps we continue to take to protect our students and staff and prevent transmission of the flu:
- Campus nurses continue to assess and monitor student and staff illness; staff and students who are ill will be sent home.
- Staff is reviewing proper hand-washing techniques and cough etiquette for students. Teachers are having students wash their hands throughout the day as needed.
- Custodial staff are cleaning district-wide facilities and classrooms daily and as needed including commonly-touched surfaces and areas such as windows, whiteboards, desks, tables, chairs, doorknobs, café table tops and seats, water fountains, sinks/faucets and locker rooms with hospital-grade chemicals.
- Custodial staff are performing personal rug sanitation procedures with hospital-grade disinfectant every Tuesday and Thursday at each elementary school.
- Bus drivers and other transportation department staff are disinfecting seats on all buses after each run (morning and afternoon)
As a family, we recommend that you consider taking the following preventative actions:
- Teach your children to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based rub. Remind family members to use tissues to cover the mouth and nose when they cough or sneeze. Throw away the tissue after use. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow. Use paper towels to dry hands or assign each family member his/her own hand-drying towel.
- Teach your children not to share personal items, such as drinks, food, or unwashed utensils.
- Know the signs and symptoms of the flu and how it is spread. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, headache, and cough. Many people also have a runny nose, fatigue, body aches, and loss of appetite. Some people may vomit or have diarrhea. Please keep your child home if he/she is experiencing any of these symptoms.
- Talk to your health care provider about the flu vaccine.
For more information about the flu, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/flu or the Immunization Action Coalition website at www.immunize.org. You may also contact our school nurse, April Hicks, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for helping us keep students and staff healthy at BCE!
February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day! We will be celebrating February 12 - 14th, with daily challenges and activities.
Character Counts... All the Time!
Super Outrageous Science Day
Gifted and Talented Referral Window for New Students
Reporting Absences in School Dismissal Manager
Father, Daughter Dance
Thank you to all of our families who came out to our 3rd Annual Father, Daughter Dance on Saturday night. It was a huge success and it looks like a great time was had by all.
A Shutterfly link will be shared on the BCE PTO Facebook page containing action shots from the evening when they are available.
A big thank you to the wonderful committee who spent time to plan this popular event for our school. We appreciate you!
The Mother/Son Kickball Tournament has been rescheduled for Friday, March 2nd, 5:00 - 8:00 pm!
If you signed up for the original tournament in September, you should have received an Evite invitation this week. Please re-confirm your attendance via the Evite — this is to help us create teams!
If you did NOT sign up in the Fall and want to join-in now, you can still sign-up HERE!
Please note: If you signed up in the Fall / received the Evite, you do not need to sign-up again.
Room Parent Meeting
We have a mandatory meeting on Thursday, February 8th @ 8:00 am in Room 505.
This meeting we will go over all of the details pertaining to your class basket/art project for A Night In Old Bee Cave. We will talk about due dates, sign-ups, basket ideas (if you still need one), photographing and writing a creative description for your auction listing.
Please send someone if you cannot make it.
Night in Old Bee Cave Sponsors
Our incredibly fun, 3rd Annual (adults only) fundraising event, A Night In Old Bee Cave is 11 weeks away and our sponsorships are starting to come in (as well as some amazing auction items).
A special thank you to:
- Target for sponsoring our Entertainment
- Krystle & Christian Alvarado for being a Platinum Sponsor
- David Weekley Homes and Best In Class Education for sponsoring us at the Gold Level
We appreciate your support for our PTO and our school!
Tickets will go on sale in March!
We are in need of some helpers on Monday monrings to change the Birthday marquee. It is an easy job that takes 10 minutes! Please sign up HERE to help. We appreciate your support!