The Bray Blast
Parent Communication / November 5-16, 2018
From the Principal's Desk
As we enter the holiday season, I am "Thankful" for each one of you and the impact you have on my life. I am "Thankful" for my family, friends, colleagues, and the amazing teachers whom serve with me right here at Bray. During this season stop and take the time to reflect on the blessings in your life and all you have to be "Thankful"for. School will be closed during the week of November 19-23, 2018 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Remember to take time and enjoy your family, kids, and eat some really good food.
I anxiously await for each week to begin to see what I will "GET" to learn from my interactions with my scholars and how my actions will impact our Bray community. Bray Squad members are working very hard to meet the individual needs of each scholar daily. We are encountering a problem with attendance. As a campus, our attendance is falling below our 98% goal. Last week our "Campus Weekly Absent" fell below the record number of 62 absences and for 50 absences for the week. I fully understand scholars being sick, but if your scholar is not sick please ensure they are present and on-time for school daily. Bray Squad members are unable to move the Academic needle when our scholars are not at school. We have thrilling, action packed, and engaged lesson plans planned, but desperately need your scholar in attendance to deliver all that we have to impart in their lives.
* Every Second Counts
* Attendance Matters
* Team Work Makes the Dream Work
Just a reminder:
The number one question I am asked by parents is, "How can I help my child at home?" Read to, with, and by your little scholar every night. The most impact any parent can have on their scholar's education and future is to foster a love of reading. Reading will unlock the doors to new worlds, opportunities, and a brighter future in any career path. Reading at home with your scholar for 20 minutes per day starting in Kindergarten will expose them to 1.8 million words per year. Start reading with your scholar today and open a world of opportunity and imagination tomorrow.
CHISD Spirit Day!
Thursday, Nov. 8th, 7am
Cedar Hill, TX, USA
Cedar Hill, TX
Wear your spirit gear a day early! Tomorrow night is the Battle of Belt Line—the biggest game of the season; the Longhorn football team will face the DeSoto Eagles. Staff and scholars are encouraged to wear red tomorrow; jeans are permitted.
If you can't make it to the game in DeSoto at 7:30 p.m., watch it live on WFAA's Facebook page or follow updates on the district's Twitter page (@cedarhillisd). If you're not on social media, check the district's homepage; Twitter updates can be seen on the lower right side of the website.
This is more than a football game; this is a way to build camaraderie beyond our walls. We have something no other district in the Best Southwest has—Longhorn Pride.
Let's show everyone why CHISD is the Leading Choice!
Proud to be your superintendent,
Dr. Billy Snow
P.S. Spirit wear and jeans are still permitted on Friday.
- Campus - 96.40%
- Pre-Kindergarten - 97.69%
- Kindergarten - 97.06%
- 1st - 94.10%
- 2nd - 96.35%
- 3rd - 965.86%
- 4th - 97.77%
- 5th - 96..07%
- Total # of Absences Year - 466
Weekly Attendance: (October 15-19, 2018)
- Campus - 95.85%
- Pre-Kindergarten - 94.55%
- Kindergarten - 95.63%
- 1st - 95.17%
- 2nd - 95.00%
- 3rd - 94.74%
- 4th - 98.07%
- 5th - 95.90%
- Total # of Absences Week - 50
Read 20 Minutes a Day
- Order online: www.jostens.com (Search for Bray Elementary School)
- Return the order form with payment in a sealed envelopment to Mrs. Paiz
*We need your pictures for the yearbook. Text the Yearbook staff your pictures directly 740-401-9344
Calendar of Events
2nd Marking Period
- Monday, October 15 - Thursday, December 20
PTA Meeting / Salute to Veterans / Math Night
- Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm PTA Meeting/Salute to Veterans
- Thursday, November 8, 2018 @7:00 pm Math Night - Join us for Turkey Trot
- Experience CHISD, the district showcase is this Saturday, November 10, 2018
- 10 a.m. - noon at the Longhorn Stadium.
- Register online now. https://www.chisd.net/domain/1819
- Attendees may apply early for new programs. Don't miss it!
- Bray will have their own booth/area to represent out campus. We will showcase our Bray Longhorns. Please consider coming out to support.
- No school / Holiday Break week of November 19-23, 2018
- Week of November 26 - November 30, 2018
National Honor Society Induction
- Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
Ways to Help!
- Lysol Wipes
- Magnifying Glasses
- Reading Trackers
- Board Games
- Gift Cards
- Movie Passes
Faculty Morale Incentives:
- Gift Cards
- Positive Thoughts
- Storytime Reader
- Volunteer (Morning greeter / Office assistant / Lunch duty / Recess duty)
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Corner
Click the link to go directly to the PTA Newsletter. The Newsletter contains all information regarding events, sign-up for events, and contact information.
Spirit Night - Nova Gynamnastics
Friday, Nov. 9th, 7-9pm
112 West Belt Line Road
Cedar Hill, TX
Cost is $10 per child
All Pro Dads (APD) Corner
Friday, Nov. 30th, 7am
218 North Broad Street
Cedar Hill, TX
Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 7:00-7:45 a.m.
Location: Bray Gym
VOLY Sign-Up Information! Sign-up here to be a volunteer in CHISD and if you desire to attend or chaperone your scholars field trips.