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This Week at BCS: October 22

  • All Week:  Our Fall Fundraiser continues through Friday. Chocolate distribution (Elementary) is in the lobby before and after school. The Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough (Middle School) online school code is BRIA28.
  • All Week:  Fall Festival Bronco Bracelets and tickets are on sale in the lobby before and after school and online in the PTO Website Store.

 

 

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Volunteering

Register as a Volunteer in Public Schools (VIPS)

  1. Register online  at houstonisd.org/vips (Last year it was a paper form.) AND
  2. Present your photo ID at the Front Desk to scan into the Raptor system.
  • If you don’t have access to a computer or smartphone, you may use the computers in the school lobby when you’re here (drop off, lunch time, pick up, etc.).
  • We need everyone to register now please to allow time for your background checks—especially volunteers at the Fall Festival on November 3.
  • You cannot help in the classroom, volunteer, or chaperone field trips unless you’re registered with VIPS and your annual background check has been completed.
  • If you’re unsure if you are cleared in VIPS, please check with the Front Desk.
  • Thank you for helping make Briarmeadow a great school for our kids!

Fall Festival Volunteer Sign-Up

  • It is time to sign-up to help at the Fall Festival.
  • Each elementary classroom has a booth/activity to staff with volunteers on November 3.
  • It’s our biggest event of the year and we need all classes to participate.
  • Please check the sign-up to see your classroom’s booth/activity and sign-up for a volunteer shift. 
  • Your classroom appears four times—under each hourly shift (10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm) and all slots must be filled. 
  • Be sure to click all the way through until your sign-up is confirmed.
  • Volunteer responsibilities generally include:
    • Managing the kids in line (no cutting ahead of people),
    • Counting and taking tickets or checking for wristbands,
    • Telling people where they can buy tickets (if they don’t have them), and
    • Supervising and enforcing safety.
  • If you would like more information about the Fall Festival, please check the PTO website.

Thank you, Broncos!

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Fall Festival T-shirt orders are due tomorrow Thursday October 18

Fall Festival T-shirts ($12) are pre-order only, due tomorrow Thursday October 18 (paper order forms due to the PTO by the end of the school day and PTO on-line store orders must be completed by 9pm). Only pre-ordered t-shirts will be printed. These t-shirts can be worn most school days as a uniform top (except for school picture days when a collared shirt is required). Thanks for supporting Briarmeadow!

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Fall Fundraiser Buy-out on PTO Store & Register with VIPS

FALL FUNDRAISER BUY-OUT—Buy-outs of the Fall Fundraiser (World’s Finest Chocolates & Otis Spunkmeyer sales) can be paid through the PTO Online Store. Scroll down until you see “Buyout – Fall.” https://squareup.com/store/briarmeadow-charter-school-pto/.

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS—Every year all volunteers must be registered with a background check through Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS). Please register online at www.houstonisd.org/vips. If you are unsure if you are cleared in VIPS, please check with the front desk.

VOLLEYBALL—No practice today due to wet weather.

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This Week at BCS: October 15

  • All Week:  Through Friday our Girl Scout troop is collecting donations for the Houston Food Bank. If you have pantry items to share, please bring them to the lobby. Highest need items are:
    • Canned meat, poultry, fish
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned fruits and veggies (low sugar, no salt)
    • Cereal
    • Soups, stews
    • Pasta (whole grain)
    • Dry beans
    • Rice.
  • Next Week:  Red Ribbon Week begins Tuesday October 23rd with special dress days to promote living a drug-free life.
  • Fall Festival Volunteers:  It is time to sign-up to help at the Fall Festival. Each elementary classroom is assigned a booth/activity to staff with volunteers for the Fall Festival on November 3. It’s our biggest event of the year and we need all classes to participate. Please check the sign-up to see your classroom’s booth/activity and sign-up for a volunteer shift. Your classroom appears four times—once under each hourly shift (10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm) and all slots must be filled. Be sure to click all the way through until your sign-up is confirmed.
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Box Tops Contest

Howdy Broncos! It’s BOX TOP TIME, and YOUR CLASS could WIN a free dress pass!!!

Round up those box tops and turn them in at the front desk ASAP! Make sure you mark the bag/envelope/collection sheet with your child’s name and homeroom teacher. Box Tops are DUE by the end of day Thursday 10/25 in order to count for the contest! The class who turns in the most Box Tops will win a free dress pass for the whole class for a day!

Thanks and GO BRONCOS!

Click on the link for more information about Box Tops and collection sheet prints outs.

http://briarmeadowpto.digitalpto.com/fundraising/affinity-programs/box-top-for-education/

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Dads Club Tonight, Shop at Pastries for Parents Friday

Dads Club meeting tonight at El Patio 6-7:30. Remind the Dads you know or share this post with them. Event link. They are planning fundraising tonight.

At Pastries For Parents Friday 7:45-8:30am, the PTO will be selling Spirit Wear t-shirts, etc. at one table and selling Fall Festival wristbands, tickets, lunch tickets, and t-shirts at another. Please stop by, ask questions, and place your orders.

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Newsletter_Issue 6

Click on the links to see our 6th issue of the PTO newsletter:

20181010 Newsletter

20181010 Newsletter_Spanish

We still need two adult volunteers to help with Pastries for Parents on Friday October 12 7:30-8:45am. If you can help, please sign-up and let us know you’re coming. Be sure to click all the way through until your sign-up is confirmed.

Tonight is the Dads Club meeting 6-7:30pm at El Patio. Or come support the 8th Graders’ fundraising for their DC trip by eating at Beck’s Prime tonight 5-8pm.

Something not in the newsletter:  Through October 19 the Briarmeadow Girl Scout troop is collecting donations for the Houston Food Bank. If you have pantry items to share, please bring them to the lobby. Highest need items are:

  • Canned meat, poultry, fish
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruits and veggies (low sugar, no salt)
  • Cereal
  • Soups, stews
  • Pasta (whole grain)
  • Dry beans
  • Rice

Thanks for being involved and informed, Broncos!

Other links:

October 15-26 Fall Fundraiser (chocolates & cookie dough) details

November 3 Fall Festival details

Pre-K Farmer for the Day (PTO auction for Pre-K families)

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Annual Fall Festival!

BCS Fall Festival
Saturday, November 3rd from 10AM – 2PM

Visit our Fall Festival page for more information about sponsorship information, pre-orders, volunteer needs and attractions.

http://briarmeadowpto.digitalpto.com/fundraising/fall-festival/

Fall Festival

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This Week at BCS: October 8

  • Friday 7:45-8:30 AM:  Pastries with Parents—Come enjoy donuts, coffee & juice with your student. Photo mementos are $3.
  • All Week:  Through October 19 our Girl Scout troop is collecting donations for the Houston Food Bank. If you have pantry items to share, please bring them to the lobby. Highest need items are:
    • Canned meat, poultry, fish
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned fruits and veggies (low sugar, no salt)
    • Cereal
    • Soups, stews
    • Pasta (whole grain)
    • Dry beans
    • Rice.
  • All Week:  Through October 18 you can pre-order Fall Festival T-shirts. Sales are pre-order only. You can purchase on-line or turn in a paper order form with payment. Fall Festival pre-selling has also begun in the lobby before and after school, by paper order form (also in Spanish), and on-line.
  • Look for Fall Fundraiser materials to come home this week. Selling is Monday October 15—Friday October 26. Families are required to participate or buy-out.
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No Volleyball Today, Please Volunteer for Pastries with Parents

There is no Volleyball after school today Wednesday October 3.

Six volunteers are still needed for Pastries with Parents the morning of Friday October 12. Please help and sign up so we know you’re coming:  SignUpGenius.com.  Be sure to click through all the sign up steps until your sign up is confirmed.

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Morning Announcements

From the PTO:
  • The October 2 Fall Fesrtival Planning meeting has been rescheduled to October 3 5:30-6:00 PM due to a conflict with Briarmeadow Neighborhood National Night Out (October 2 5:00-7:00 PM).
From Mr. Heinze:
  • 1st-5th grade should not bring toys to school. Toys should not be out in the Cafeteria before school (breakfast time) or at lunch; those times and the Cafeteria are for eating. If you’re bringing toys for recess or show and tell, check with your teacher first before you bring them.
  • Please thank Mr. Rey and Ms. Domitila on Tuesday October 2, National Custodians Day. October is National Principals Month. Thank you, Mr. Heinze!
  • Our Volleyball Teams attended a tournament on Saturday September 29. Thank you, Coach Z and Coach Bays!
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This Week at BCS: October 1

  • Monday:  Free dress for students who WEAR PINK for breast cancer awareness. Students who do not wear pink should come in uniform.
  • Tuesday:  National Custodian’s Day—Thank you, Mr. Rey and Ms. Domitila!
  • Tuesday 3:45-4:45:  First weekly Name That Book team meeting for 3rd-5th Grades
  • Wednesday4th Grade field trip to HMNS—remember chaperones MUST already be cleared in VIPS. Adults who have not completed the background check for the current school year cannot chaperone the field trip and cannot meet the students at the museum.
  • Wednesday 5:30-6:00 PM:  Fall Festival Planning Meeting—We need lots of help and volunteers to plan the Fall Festival. Please bring your ideas to our meeting.
  • Wednesday 6:00-7:30PM:  Monthly PTO MeetingWe need you! All parents and caregivers are invited to the PTO meeting to see how you can help and volunteer.
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Volunteers Needed: Pastries with Parents

We need volunteers for our Pastries with Parents event please.
Come help set up, take pictures, greet parents and tear down the Pastries for Parents festivities Friday, October 12th 7:30-8:45 AM in the Lobby and the Multi Purpose room.
Please sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4cafaf23a5f85-pastries

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Middle School Name That Book & Volleyball

There is a Middle School Name That Book team meeting for interested students at 2:00 today September 28 in the library. It was announced to students over the morning announcements today.
Our Volleyball B Team lost Thursday September 27 to Yellowstone in three sets: 25-19, 27-25, and 15-9.
Our Volleyball A Team plays today Friday September 28 at 5:00 at TH Rogers.
Monday October 1 is a free dress day for students who wear PINK for breast cancer awareness. Students who do not wear pink should come in uniform.
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Fall Festival Planning, Volunteering, and Sponsorships

This year’s BCS Fall Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 10AM – 2PM.

We will have games, inflatables, DJ, Face Painters, Balloon Artists, a new Game Truck, a Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Dad’s Club Grille cooking lunch, and much more food and all the fun you can handle!

Mark your calendars now for Nov. 3rd and get ready for the fun.

All parents please look to sign up with the various volunteer opportunities that will need to be filled.  This is made possible each year through everyone’s support and it’s our largest volunteer event of the year.  Volunteer Sign Ups will be posted soon.

Attached please review the Fall Festival Sponsorship Opportunities.  If your family or a business you have or know of a company that is wishing to support and sponsor our annual BCS programs for the 2018-2019 school year, please contact the Fall Fest Planning Committee or contact John Weatherly at 832-419-3252 / [email protected] to secure your sponsorship today.

We look forward to seeing everyone on November 3rd.

Fall Festival Planning Committee

Sponsorship Letter

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Newsletter_Issue 5

Click on the link to see our 5th issue of the PTO newsletter:

20180926 Newsletter

20180926 Newsletter_Spanish

Fall Festival planning meetings continue every Tuesday at 6 PM. If you are interested, please come. It is a PTO-sponsored event and we welcome all help.
Congratulations to our Volleyball Teams! The A Team won their September 24 game against Harmony School of Science. The B Team won their September 25 game 25-16 and 25-16; the B Team has another game Thursday September 27 vs. Yellowstone.

 

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Volleyball & School Forms

Our Volleyball A Team has a game today at 5:00 PM vs. Harmony School of Science at TH Rogers.

The school needs these forms returned for every student. If you haven’t already, please send them in with your student:
  • Parent Responsibilty and Commitment Form, included in Charter Chatter #1 available on Livingtree
  • 2018-2019 Code of Student Conduct, included in Charter Chatter #1
  • Student Media Consent and Release Form, included in Charter Chatter #1
  • 2018-2019 Family Survey, included in Charter Chatter #2
  • Socioeconomic Information Form, light blue form handed out at the Front Desk during Round-Ups and Meet the Teacher events
Tomorrow, Tuesday September 25 4-9PM, is Family Night out at Texadelphia. Please join us for a dinner fundraiser for BCS.
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This Week at BCS: September 24

 

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Volleyball: Today’s game is canceled due to weather.

  • Today’s volleyball game (Friday) has been canceled due to the weather.
  • Congratulations to our Volleyball B Team who won their game Tuesday against KIPP: 25-16, 25-16.

 

  • The Peace Day Picnic occurs regardless of weather. If it’s too wet, we picnic indoors.
  • Estimated lunch times (may vary depending on speed of the line)
    • PreK:  10:15-10:45
    • K-1st:  11:00-11:30
    • 2-3rd:  11:40-12:10
    • 4th:  12:20-12:50
    • 5th:  12:30-1:00
    • 6-8th:  12:45-1:15

 

  • Today is an Early Dismissal Day:
    • PK – 12:45pm
    • Kinder – 4th Grade – 1:00pm
    • 5th – 8th Grade – 1:15pm