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Principal's Post 6 | September 22, 2019

 

Greetings Jets Families!

 

In this Principal’s Post, you can find information about:

  • Upcoming Events on the Calendar
  • Quick Links for Parents
  • READvolution is Coming!
  • No School for Students on Monday, September 30
  • Buy State Fair Tickets, Help Our School
  • Dreambox Learning
  • AP Search Process
  • News and Updates from the PTA

 

BCES SCHOOL EVENTS CALENDAR - Click Here for the Full Calendar

 

THIS WEEK (September 23-September 27)

Monday

No Events Scheduled

Tuesday

  • Ukulele Club, 7:45-8:45 am
  • Science Olympiad, 7:45-8:45

Wednesday

  • Chorus Club, 4:15-5:30 pm

Thursday

  • Young Rembrandts, 4:00-5:15

Friday

  • T4 Tracks Out
  • Last Day of Q1 for T2/T3/T4

 

NEXT WEEK (September 30-October 4)

Monday

  • TEACHER WORKDAY - NO SCHOOL
  • READvolution Starts

Tuesday

  • T1 Tracks In
  • Ukulele Club, 7:45-8:45 am
  • Science Olympiad, 7:45-8:45

Wednesday

  • Chorus Club, 4:15-5:30 pm
  • 3rd Grade CogAT Testing
  • National Custodian Appreciation Day

Thursday

  • 3rd Grade CogAT Testing
  • Young Rembrandts, 4:00-5:15

Friday

 

Quick Links for Parents:



The READvolution is Coming!

The READvolution is returning beginning Monday, September 30 and running through Friday, November 22. The goal for each student is to read 20 minutes per day outside of school and log his/her reading on the READvolution website. Our school’s goal is to read 2,020 books. Incentives will be provided for students and our school can win a Cool School field trip to see the Hurricanes practice! Look for more information from your child’s teacher in this week’s Friday Folder. 



No School for Students on Monday, September 30

Monday, September 30 is a Teacher Workday for all staff. The district has provided us 4 whole-school Teacher Workdays this year for professional learning and collaborative planning, two things important for teachers so they can be most effective for our students. We no longer have Early Release Days this year as we have had in the past. The other whole-school Teacher Workdays will be October 21, February 17, and March 9. Please mark your calendars. For your reference, the 2019-2020 calendar can be found here and is in your child’s Friday Folder as well. 



Buy State Fair Tickets, Earn Money for our School

Purchase your state fair tickets through the Tools for School portal, and a portion of the purchase price will be donated back to our school! Plus, you get a discount for buying early! Our school code is 342. 



DreamBox Learning

Beginning this year at Brier Creek, we are using DreamBox Learning in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades to complement classroom instruction. DreamBox Learning Math is an adaptive, online math program designed to deliver results. DreamBox does not replace the rigorous, high-quality math instruction we deliver in the classroom, but instead, assesses each student's knowledge and progress to provide interventions, support, and enrichment. Students will be provided opportunities to use DreamBox during school, but they can also access Dreambox from a home device for practice outside of school. Our goal is for each student to complete at least 4 sessions/week on Dreambox. If you need support with your child’s username or passcode, please contact your child’s teacher. 

 

AP Search and Interview Process

As you know, Mr. Bell’s last day with us was Friday, September 20, as he is moving with his family to Charlotte. I also shared with you last week that an Interim AP, Ms. Broady, has been named who will start with us this week. Ms. Broady is a retired WCPSS Administrator and is excited to join our team during this transition. 

 

At this time, I am reviewing applicants, talking with references, and conducting screening interviews. We will then hold a panel interview of the finalists. Each team here at Brier Creek has been asked to submit questions for this panel interview and any staff member who wishes may participate in the final interviews and give feedback. We also have two parents participating on the interview panel. 

 

Once we conduct final interviews and I review feedback from staff and do a final reference check, I will make a recommendation to be presented to the WCPSS Board of Education. When a candidate is appointed by the Board, I will be able to share with you who will be our next Assistant Principal and when he/she will be starting with us. I anticipate being able to share this news with you in the 3rd or 4th week of October. 



PTA News and Updates- from your PTA President, Brittany Wells

 

  • Please join us for Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 2.  Please join Brier Creek staff, parents, and students at the Domino's in Brierdale Shopping Center.  We will meet at 8:00am and leave at 8:20am to walk to Brier Creek Elementary. Parents can drop off their child with Brier Creek staff starting at 8:00am, if you can't stay to walk, but parents are encouraged to walk with us to school.  If your child wants, he or she can ride a bike to school and lock it up outside the school. We will have fun swag to hand out to the students!

 

  • The students have voted, and we will be showing The Secret Life of Pets 2 at our annual Screen on the Green event for families on Friday, October 4.  Bring your picnic blanket and lawn chairs, and watch a movie under the stars with other Brier Creek families. There will be food trucks and Kona Ice available for purchase starting at 5:30pm.  If you are interested in helping out the day of the event, please sign up using this link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D4FAEA82EAB9-2019.

 

  • Save the date for our next PTA Board Meeting on Monday, October 7 at 6:00pm in the Media Center.  Our PTA Board Meetings are open to everyone, and we would love to have you join us!

 


Please look for the weekly email from your child’s teacher and check your child’s grade-level website for additional information. Grade-level websites can be found here. Please reach out to your child’s teachers with any questions. 

 

My Jets Best,

Kathy Livengood, Principal

klivengood@wcpss.net