Dear BCE Families,
No School ~ Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Friday November 1, for our students. It is a teacher workday and our staff will be down in Felton being trained in new and exciting technology and software.
New Check-in/Check-out System ~ Starting Monday we will be implementing a new computer based check-in/check-out system for students and adults. When students are tardy to school, or are being checked out early, parents are now able to use our new computer station to input in their information and print out a tardy or early out slip. Adults on campus will come into the office, log in on the computer and print out a bright yellow badge that will serve as identification. The new system is easy to use and Heather, Margaret or I will be happy to help everyone feel comfortable with this new procedure. We're looking forward to the increased accuracy and safety that this system will allow.
Family Conferences ~ Conferences will be held towards the end of November. If you have not yet received sign-up information from your student's teacher, you should be receiving it soon. Wednesday, November 20 is the first day of our five days of Family Conferences.
Dismissal Times: (Note that these are not EARLY OUT times. Grades 1-5 are dismissed an hour earlier).
- Kindergarten: 11:50 am (There will be no Kindergarten bus – the regular bus will leave at 12:20 pm)
- Grades 1-3: 12:10 pm
- Grades 4,5: 12:15 pm
Need ~ The office is in need of pants and sweatpants that would fit students in grades K-3 and boys underpants that would fit 5 – 8 year old boys.
Donation ~ Lost and found clothing will be donated to charity on Tuesday, November 25. If you are missing jackets, etc. please check the Lost and Found ASAP. Please mark your child's last name or room number on their jackets and sweaters.
Up Coming Dates to Remember:
- Friday 11/1 = No School (Teacher Work Day)
- Thursday 11/7 = Family Science Night
- Monday 11/11 = No School (Veteran's Day)
- Thursday 11/14 = Parents Club Meeting
- 11/18 – 11/22 = BCE Book Fair in our library
- 11/20 – 11/26 = Family Conferences (see above)
- 11/27 – 11/29 = Thanksgiving Break
Attendance Facts = Our attendance rate last month was 96.02%. Unfortunately, this is the lowest percentage of all the schools in our district and a bit shy of our goal of 97%. Let's work together to meet our goal next month and giving our students all the advantages they deserve!
Thank you for supporting your student by getting them to school every day and on time!
Safety Tip of the Week: The 2013 Physical Fitness results show that the percentage of our students scoring in the "body composition- needs improvement - health risk" continues to be a concern. The state reports that the students of SLVUSD are reporting 18% in this unhealthy range.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
BCE PARENTS CLUB EVENT & MEETING REMINDERS:
WALK/JOG-A-THON: 100% proceeds stay at BCE.
Please turn in all pledges no later than Friday, November 8, in order for them to count in the classroom and individual fundraiser contests.
All classrooms that bring in $250 or more will be rewarded with playground/recess equipment for their classroom. The higher the amount the more they will earn.
For each $25 a student raises, he or she will earn a ticket in their respective grade level drawing for either a Yearbook or $20 for the Fall Book Fair. Top earner will earn a special prize.
Donations can now be made online via: https://sites.google.com/site/bceparentsclub/. Please note student and teacher names in memo box in order for the donation to count in the contests. Checks are to be made payable to BCE Parent Club. Thanks for supporting our fundraiser!
FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT: Thursday, November 7, 6:30 –8:00, at BCE MP
The BCE Parent Club has invited back the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose for BCE's 3rd Annual Family Science Night. This year's theme is Gadgets in Motion.
FAMILY DINNER NIGHT: Thursday, November 13, The Red Pearl
The restaurant will donate 20% of their proceeds to the 2nd Grade !!!
SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday, November 7 – Family Science Night
Friday, November 8 – Walk/Jog Pledge Monies Due
Wednesday, November 13 – Family Dinner Night at The Red Pearl
Thursday, November 14 – Parents Club Meeting
Monday-Friday, November 18-22 – Fall Book Fair
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