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.

Thank You,

Principal Sterling

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CHISD Spirit Day!

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 7am

Cedar Hill, TX, USA

Cedar Hill, TX

Longhorn Family,

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.

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Yearly Attendance:
  • 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

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2018-2019 Yearbook

The 2018-2019 Yearbooks can be ordered TODAY - December 19th!

  • Order online: (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

  • Experience CHISD, the district showcase is this Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • 10 a.m. - noon at the Longhorn Stadium.
  • Register online now.
  • 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.

Thanksgiving Break

  • No school / Holiday Break week of November 19-23, 2018

Focus Checks

  • Week of November 26 - November 30, 2018

National Honor Society Induction

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
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Ways to Help!

Classroom Supplies:

  • Books
  • Kleenex
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Magnifying Glasses
  • Reading Trackers

Scholar Incentives:

  • Board Games
  • Gift Cards
  • Movie Passes
  • Snacks
  • Stickers

Faculty Morale Incentives:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Gift Cards
  • Snacks

Instructional Technology:

  • iPads

Zero-Cost Items:

  • Mentor
  • Positive Thoughts
  • Storytime Reader
  • Volunteer (Morning greeter / Office assistant / Lunch duty / Recess duty)

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Corner

PTA Newsletter

Click the link to go directly to the PTA Newsletter. The Newsletter contains all information regarding events, sign-up for events, and contact information.

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Spirit Night - Nova Gynamnastics

Friday, Nov. 9th, 7-9pm

112 West Belt Line Road

Cedar Hill, TX

Come out Friday night to Nova Gynamnastics for a Spirit Night/Parent Night Out. Event is from 7-9 and benefiting Bray. Have a few hours out while your scholar is having a good time!

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

Thank YOU dads for participating in our 1st All Pro Dads Breakfast! We had a great turnout and we look forward to seeing you next month.
Bray Elementary: Website

Click the link to take you directly to Bray's website.

Volunteer Link

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.

Longhorn Insider

District Magazine - The Magazine for families of Cedar Hill

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