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Principal's Post | October 14, 2019

Greetings Jets Families!

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

  • No School on Monday, October 21
  • READvolution 2020
  • National School Lunch Week
  • Call for Parents to Serve on Navigation Crews
  • News and Updates from the PTA

 

BCES SCHOOL EVENTS CALENDAR - Click Here for the Full Calendar

 

THIS WEEK (October 14-October 18) | National School Lunch Week

Monday

Tuesday

  • Ukulele Club, 7:45-8:45 am
  • Science Olympiad, 7:45-8:45 am
  • Book Fair Early Shopping, 8:00-8:45 am

Wednesday

  • Chorus Club, 4:15-5:30 pm

Thursday

Friday

  • T3 Track Out Day

 

NEXT WEEK (October 21-October 25) | National School Bullying Awareness Week

Monday

  • TEACHER WORKDAY - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday

  • T4 Tracks In
  • Team Up Against Bullying - Wear the gear and colors of your favorite team!  
  • Ukulele Club, 7:45-8:45 am
  • Science Olympiad, 7:45-8:45

Wednesday

  • School Improvement Navigation Crew Meetings
  • Chorus Club, 4:15-5:30 pm
  • Unity Day - Wear ORANGE to show you Stand Up Against Bullying

Thursday

  • Young Rembrandts, 4:00-5:15
  • Individuality Day - Celebrate what makes you different

Friday

  • Superhero Day - Be Your Super Self and save the day with KINDNESS

Saturday

 

Quick Links for Parents:



No School for Students on Monday, October 21

Monday, October 21 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 remaining whole-school Teacher Workdays are 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. 



The READvolution is Here!

For the third year consecutive year, WCPSS is partnering with the Carolina Hurricanes to bring READvolution to all elementary schools in Wake County.  This exciting partnership supports a community-wide literacy campaign around reading daily outside of school and allows all students the opportunity to earn two vouchers to attend a Hurricanes home game!  For more information, please refer to this READvolution Parent Letter, theREADvolution Login Instructions or look for the hard copie in your child’s Friday Folder. Let’s get to reading and logging!



National School Lunch Week - October 14-18

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves more than 30 million children every school day. President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom. Congress has designated October 14-18, 2019 to celebrate National School Lunch Week this year. During this annual weeklong celebration, we want to take a few moments to highlight the healthy and economical lunch options in our cafeteria as well as honor our amazing CNS Staff led by Cafe Manager Shikita Boone. For more information about our Child Nutrition Program, see our website




Parent Input Needed on Navigation Crews

Like other public schools in North Carolina, we have a School Improvement Plan (SIP) and School Improvement Team (SIT) to support us in improving outcomes for students. . At Brier Creek, we maintain a focus on our established goals and processes to ensure that everything we do is purposeful and impactful. As part of this, each staff member serves on one of three Navigation Crews, or School Improvement Committees. Parents, we need your help! We would love to have your participation in these committees as well. Our Navigation Crews are: (1) Academics; (2) Student Empowerment; and (3) Family-School Connections. Crews meet every 3rd Wednesday at 7:45 am, usually the week someone tracks in. If you are interested in serving on one of these Crews, please email me at klivengood@wcpss.net to let me know, we would LOVE to have you! If you’d like to learn more about our SIP and our processes, please visit our website here



PTA News and Updates from your PTA President, Brittany Wells 

  • As part of the PTA's staff appreciation activities this year, each BCES grade will have a chance to host one event for staff and teachers (with another grade) as a way to say thanks for all of their hard work with our children. Grade 5 and 4 parents get to lead the charge on Friday, October 18th.  Please consider signing up for an item using this link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D4FAEA82EAB9-thebces
  • Our Arctic Frost Book Fair will take place October 14th- 25th.  In order to make this a success, we need LOTS of volunteers.  We will have a volunteer drawing each week of the fair for scholastic dollars to spend at the book fair.  You will get one entry per shift that you volunteer. Please sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054daba828a4f85-book2 
  • October 15 – Early Morning Shopping at the Arctic Themed Scholastic Book Fair 8:00-8:45am. Please remember you need to remain with your child until the first bell at 8:45am.
  • October 17th – Fall Family Night and Camp Fair 6:00pm-8:00pm:  Not only will you have the always energetic chance to shop the book fair that night, you can learn more about local camps and educational organizations for your kids! But that’s not all…the BCES Jets Chorus will perform, the Scrap Exchange will be onsite for a creative extravaganza and the Snow Queen will visit our school to read stories and offer a live owl presentation! 
  • October 22-25 (Track 4) – Arctic Adventure Coin Challenge begins to raise money for the All for Books program that helps ensure all kids at our school can participate in our Book Fair. The highest earning Coin Challenge classes will have a chance to win Scholastic Dollars.  
  • October 24 – After School Shopping at the Arctic Themed Scholastic Book Fair 4:00-6:00pm
  • Month of October – Box Top Collection: The first of two grade level competitions with Box Top turn-in begins! Please clip and send in your box tops in a bag labeled with your child’s grade (each Box Top gives the PTA 10 cents and it adds up quickly). The grade turning in the most will receive a special prize.
  • We are excited to announce our Jets Night Out at THE CODER SCHOOL on November 20th.  Students will enjoy a fun night of programming their very own computer game, and afterwards will receive a special login to be able to play it from home.  While there is an enrollment fee for each child of $10, The Coder School will donate $20 to the BCES PTA for each child that signs up. There are currently 2 sessions available with only 15 spots each.  The links to sign up are available on our website: http://briercreekpta.org/family-nights-out/ .

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