Principal's Post | May 10, 2021
Please take a moment to read the important information below:
Learning This Week (Click Here for School Calendars)
- There are no asynchronous days this week
- In-Person Specials Schedule: Monday is DAY ONE through DAY FIVE on Friday
- P2 This Week: Fairness
Pine Hollow Middle Track 2 Sibling Alignment
This important message only pertains to those families who are on Track 2 and have a sibling attending Pine Hollow Middle School next year. PHMS will not have a Track 2, beginning in the 21-22 school year. It is important to us that families are aligned on the same track. Since, as an elementary school, we are subject to state class size limit laws, we will place students with PHMS siblings on Track 1, 3, or 4, then PHMS will align the middle school sibling on the same track. It is important that families complete this form by Wednesday, May 12, so that new track assignments can be issued.
Initial Track Placements
Any family who has begun since March of 2020 will complete an INITIAL TRACK PREFERENCE, as your child has not been assigned a track yet. Families who had an existing track assignment prior to March of 2020 will automatically remain on their assigned track unless they have been granted a track change request (notification will be sent in the next two weeks).Families who have joined us since then will need to let us know their track preferences. Please complete this form no later than Wednesday, March 12. Students who have requested Virtual Academy for the 21-22 school year do not need to make a track placement request.
Please see the following flyer that has the End of Grade (EOG) test dates for this school year. If your child is in grades 3-5 they will take the EOG on the dates listed. Please note, there are different dates depending if your child is virtual or in-person. Please read carefully and feel free to reach out for clarification. Contact your child’s teacher or Melissa Gough (email@example.com) with any questions.
Virtual Academy Waiting List
Families wishing to enroll in the WCPSS Virtual Academy after the registration deadline are required to complete the waitlist request form by Wednesday, May 12.
Kindergarten Registration is Happening Now
If your child will be 5 years old by August 31, 2021, it’s time to register for Kindergarten! Registration begins here online and is completed at your child’s base school. Please make sure your friends and neighbors with Kindergarten-age children are aware that registration is happening now.
May Staff Appreciation Week: Enormous thanks to our fellow BCES families for helping cheer on the amazing BCES staff during last week’s “almost at the finish line” Appreciation activities!! Did the week fly by without a chance to take part in Staff Appreciation week? No worries!! Cheers are always welcome so please feel free to celebrate the BCES staff whenever you have a chance.
Yearbook: If you have purchased a copy of the BCES Yearbook ($11.75+shipping), THANK YOU!! Please complete your 2 free custom pages by May 14th to be sure your content appears in your book as you wish. You may still purchase yearbooks after this date. Click here for more details.
Invest: Did you know the PTA reimburses teachers? One of the many things the PTA does is help reimburse teachers for expenses used to supplement classroom supplies. Want to help? Please click here and donate today.
Nominations: The Nominations process for the 2021-22 school year is wrapping up. Would you like to serve as part of the PTA’s Board? Click here to learn more about these positions and contact your Nominating Committee Chair, Ashleigh Hales (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested.
PTA Social Directory: The PTA is continuing to assemble a social directory that families can choose to join and share their contact information. If you wish to participate, visit briercreek.memberhub.store/appreciationandconnection.
Find more PTA info on our website; Please follow the PTA on Facebook (Brier Creek Elementary PTA) and Twitter (@bces_PTA)
Have a wonderful week!
Kathy Livengood, Principal