Principal's Post | March 1, 2021
Greetings Parents! Below are some important announcements for you:
Learning This Week
- ALL STUDENTS will have an Asynchronous Remote Learning Day on Wednesday.
- Students in Virtual Academy will have synchronous learning Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Friday.
- Students in K-3, Pre-K, & EBS program have in-person learning Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Friday.
- Students in 4th & 5th grade on Cohort 1 have in-person learning Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Friday.
- Students in 4th & 5th grade on Cohorts 2 & 3 have live remote learning Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Friday.
- Specials this week begins with Day Two on Monday through Day Six on Friday. (6-day rotation)
District 7 Board Advisory Council (BAC) Meeting on Thursday
All parents are invited to attend this week’s BAC Meeting, hosted by our School Board Representative, Chris Heagarty. The meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, March 4, from 6:00-7:00 pm. The topic will be The Current State of Teaching and Learning in WCPSS and Looking Ahead. The speakers will be Drew Cook, Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, and Paul Koh, Asst. Superintendent for Student Services. If you are interested in attending, please register here.
Mark Your Calendars for Picture Day!
Lifetouch will be on-campus for student pictures next month. The schedule will be as follows:
- In-Person PreK, Kindergarten, & 2nd Grade - March 16
- 4th and 5th Grade, Cohorts 1 & 2 - March 17 (Asynchronous Day)
- Virtual Academy - March 17 (Asynchronous Day)
- 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 4th & 5th Grade, Cohort 3 - March 18
We will hold a make-up day on March 24. Look for more information coming soon in Principal Posts and from your homeroom teacher.
WCPSS offers a free, high quality pre-kindergarten program for children who will be 4 years old by August 31. Students spend the full day at school with their classmates learning skills appropriate for their age through exploration and discovery. The goal is to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed. Applications must be submitted by April 30. Families can apply online on the WCPSS website.
Our 20-21 Yearbook - from the BCES PTA
Get your 2020-21 BCES Yearbook for just $11.75 + shipping and commemorate this unique school year! Visit https://briercreek.memberhub.store/events for more details and the order link. Click here to take action today and send a portrait photo of your BCES student(s) to be included on class pages (no purchase needed). Click here to submit general school memories for consideration by the PTA Yearbook committee.
Positivity Project This Week: Enthusiasm
This week, we'll begin learning about Enthusiasm. Enthusiasm means you approach life with excitement and energy. You energize people around you. It is the ability to bring life and excitement to different situations. It often leads to a higher level of involvement and engagement both for individuals and for groups. Those who demonstrate zest and enthusiasm bring an energy and level of intensity to individual and group work.
People with enthusiasm and zest are happy, but this strength goes beyond happiness or pleasure. It is an activated positive energy, and associated with self-realization and autonomy. Zest is a strength that has strong connotations with both physical and mental vitality and well-being. It can be fortified through diet, exercise, mindset, and social connection.
Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)for Students in K-5
Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of placing a student in a higher-grade level in one subject area. This type of acceleration is for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities in either math or English Language Arts. The test request window for Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) will be open from February 22nd-March 22nd. No test requests will be accepted after March 22nd. There will be a second parent information session for more information on Friday March 5th from 8-8:30am. Click here for the link to the Google Meet. You can submit a test request for your using the following google form: SSA Test Request Form Any questions please contact Melissa Gough at email@example.com
PTA General Meeting Monday
Please plan to join us for the General PTA Meeting on Monday, March 1, at 6:30 pm. We will meet virtually via Zoom. The PTA will send the link to join on Monday morning and we will post in on our school calendar.
As hinted in the agenda, this will be a touchpoint to discuss all PTA activities of the year - both past and present. As always, all are invited see bring a friend! Please remember only enrolled PTA members are eligible to vote in meetings.
I hope each of you has a wonderful week!