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Bulldog Bulletin for 9/8/19



9/10-9/22 PTA Briarcliff Fundraiser Challenge

9/12/19 BOG 3rd grade

9/19/19 PTA McTeacher Night 5-8pm McDonald’s on Maynard

9/24/19 Interims go home

9/26/19 Curriculum Night 6-7:30 (PTA Meeting at 6)

9/30/19 NO SCHOOL


Weather Make-up Days


Due to days missed because of the hurricane we will now have school on November 1st and December 20th. 

SIGN IN to Visit


We are always excited to have families and other visitors come to our school. With that being said we are focused on school safety as well. Starting Monday, September 9th we will require ALL parents to sign in and get a sticker. This allows us to know who is in the building in case of an emergency. You will need to get a sticker even if you are just walking your child to class.

Independence Day is September 23rd


As students get adjusted to the school year we have appreciated parents supporting them by getting them to class, having breakfast with them, and stopping to say hello to the teachers. As of Monday, September 23rd we will not be allowing parents to walk students to class or have breakfast. This really teaches students to be independent and allows teachers to get their day started. It also helps us with the overall safety of the school. If you do need to see a teacher please send them an email or call and ask Judy to get them a message. 

Daily Drop-off and Pick Up


Drop off times are 8:45-9:15

Pick up times are from 3:45-4:00 

  • No drop off prior to 8:45 as there is no staff to monitor students,


  • You may NOT park on Pond Street to drop off students for safety reasons.  


  • Carpoolers must remain in their cars in the carpool line at all times.
  • You must have your carpool tag. After Wednesday, September 4th,  you will have to come inside to check out your child. (Please see Mrs. Morin, in the front office, for your carpool tag.
  • If you have bus concerns, please contact the WCPSS Transportation Department at 919-805-3030


Cafeteria Work in Progress


Please note that parents will not be able to eat lunch with their child until Monday, September 16th. The cafeteria is switching to students having a choice about where they sit. We are working on getting seating for parents to eat with their child.




What is the Positivity Project?


The mission of the Positivity project is to empower America’s children and youth to build strong relationships by seeing the character strengths in themselves and others. We want to consistently remind students why they’re learning about these character strengths: to build positive relationships that are grounded in an understanding, appreciation, and exemplification of the strengths. Here is a video that shares with you the fundamentals of the Positivity project


Week of Sept 9 - Sept 13: Other People Matter

This week, the students will be learning about the Other People Matter Mindset. They will focus on learning the following:

  • How to identify and appreciate the good in others
  • Understand that our words and actions affect other people
  • Support other people
  • Cheer for other people
  • Give our attention to other people


Parents click on the link below to take the survey to see your character strengths!

Character Strength Survey


Text Messages


Welcome to the Bulldog Bulletin. I will plan on sending one out once a week, usually on Sundays. This will include updates from both school and the PTA. It will also contain dates to add to your calendar. It will come out as an email, text message, and be posted on our website. If you did not get it as a text you need to opt-in by following the directions below:


  1. Go to
  2. Under parents go to school communication (school messenger)
  3.  Go to the paragraph that says: Text messages will only be sent to people who opt-in.
  4.  Follow the directions



From the PTA


Join the PTA


If you have not already, we encourage you to join the BES  PTA. They support and sponsor programs, teachers, and a variety of work throughout the campus. They are also looking for volunteers and for a variety of programs and events. You can send in the form or join online here


McTeacher Night


The PTA's annual McTeacher Night spirit event will be Thursday, September 19th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the McDonald's on Maynard Rd (near Cary Towne Center). Please join the PTA and our teachers  on Sept. 19th as they will be taking orders, serving food, and running the game table! This is typically our most popular and successful spirit night, so come join in the fun! And, the teacher with the most class participation will receive a popsicle party next month!