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NEW PTO WEBSITE

The PTO is changing to a new website. Please go to www.bcspto.org for current information.

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Charter Chatter Issue 9

Hello, Broncos! Attached is Issue #9 of Charter Chatter.

  • The Dad’s Club monthly meeting is tonight at 6pm at Mike’s Ice House.
  • Bookmark the new PTO Website at www.bcspto.org. It’s mobile device friendly, and we’ll be shutting down the old PTO web address soon.
  • See our Music Program flyer for “BCS WINTER CELEBRATION: Connecting our Cultures” with
    • Classroom performance schedule
    • Accessories needed for grades K, 1, 4, and 5
  • Thursday December 19 is the last day of school until January 6.
  • For Briarmeadow Thursday December 19 is an early dismissal day.

Attached is the Charter Chatter packet:

  • Charter Chatter Issue 9, English
  • Charter Chatter Issue 9, Spanish
  • November 19: BCS Winter Celebration: Connecting our Cultures flyer
  • January 11: Back to School Breakfast flyer
  • January: After School Enrichment Schedule Spring

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Third Grade Winter Market

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PTO Update #5

Hello, Broncos!

  • This is an off week for the Charter Chatter Newsletter, but the PTO has information to share. Attached is PTO Update #5.
  • Monday is Raising Cane’s Family Night Out from 3:15-10pm. Mention you support Briarmeadow and 15% is donated back to the school.

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From Morning Announcements December 2

From Mr. Heinze’s morning announcements December 2:
  • We have only 13.5 days of school left in 2019. We have early dismissal on Thursday December 19th.
  • Coach Z needs all volleyball uniforms turned in now.
  • Middle School boys’ basketball tryouts are this week Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30-4:30. Students need to come both days. Interested 4th and 5th grade families should inquire with Coach Z.
  • Congratulations to Ms. Reichert for receiving full funding for her DonorsChoose.org project for more books in her first grade classroom:  https://www.donorschoose.org/project/first-grade-is-ready-for-more-books/4641546/



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Today is Grandparents & Special Friends Day

It’s Grandparents & Special Friends Day!

– Share with your grandparents & special friends where to park if the lot is full.

– Arrive early to park and get a visitor badge with your photo ID.

– PTO volunteers are selling Broncos merchandise with $2 OFF all regular price items.

– Any students leaving early must be signed out at the front desk.

– Turn in your visitor badge when you leave.

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Math Games

Sneak some learning into your child’s holiday gift pile! Recommendations courtesy of Pam Morris, BCS Math Specialist and parent.

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From Morning Announcements Nov 21

From Mr. Heinze’s morning announcements November 21:
  • Today is 3rd – 5th grade student council election day.
  • Friday during each grade’s lunch period (10:20-1:30) is Grandparents & Special Friends Day.
    • Students with a visitor can eat lunch in the lobby
    • Special backdrop(s) for keepsake photo opportunities
    • Desserts provided by the PTO
    • PTO store items available for purchase:  Bronco shirts, hoodies, etc. with a $2 DISCOUNT off every regular price item for Grandparents and Special Friends Day (If nothing is available, that means we didn’t get enough volunteers)
    • Arrive early to get your visitor badge before lunch begins; you will need a PHOTO ID
    • Lunch times:
      • PK 10:20-10:50
      • K/1 12:15-12:45
      • 2/3 10:55-11:25
      • 4/5 11:35-12:05
      • 6/7/8 1:00-1:30
  • Friday is Pajama Day for Friendship week. Except for PreK who are dressing for their Thanksgiving presentation costumes.
  • Our Pennies for Patients final donation count will be on Friday. The current estimate is $2,500 collected. Way to go, Broncos!
  • For Mrs. Flanders’ Theater Arts class trip this evening:
    • The bus leaves at 4:30.
    • Check in at the lobby with Mrs. Flanders or Ms. Bender before 4:30.
    • All backpacks and other student items need to come with you on the bus because the school will be locked upon return tonight.

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Volunteers Needed: Grandparents & Special Friends Day

We need three volunteers Friday 10am, 11am, and 12pm to help sell Bronco merchandise during Grandparents & Special Friends Day. Sign up or comment below to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f44aaac2daaff2-spirit

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Lost and Found

Odds are HIGH that your family has something in Lost and Found. Come check it out.

  • Both items without names and ITEMS WITH NAMES come here.
  • If you have time when you’re in the lobby, please sort through it and hang things up.
    • If you find items with names and bring them to the front desk; they can radio for the student to come pick up his/her item.
    • It would be a great help because the school does not have enough staff for someone to do this.

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Parent Information Meeting November 21: Math

You can view a Facebook Live video of the parent information meeting on the PTO’s Facebook page.

Parent Information Meeting Nov 21: Math

Thank you to our Math Specialist, Pam Morris, for teaching parents: – How teachers talk about math at school – What commecial games are great for practicing math kills – Easy "math" games you can play at home with just a deck of cards – How to talk to/help your kids with math at home.She started with: – A number talk – Math card games demonstrations – Summary talk about how the school and parents can talk to kids about math.Handouts are on the PTO Website in English. (Spanish to come.)https://briarmeadowpto.digitalpto.com/november-21-math/

Posted by Briarmeadow Charter School PTO on Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thank you to our Math Specialist, Pam Morris, for teaching parents:
– How teachers talk about math at our constructivist school and how parents can help
– What commercial games are great for practicing math skills
– Easy “math” games you can play at home with just a deck of cards
– How to talk to/help your kids with math at home
She started with:
– 0:00 A number talk
– 7:00 Math card games demonstrations
– 19:30 Summary talk about how the school and parents can talk to kids about math
Handouts are on the PTO Website in English. (Spanish to come.)
https://briarmeadowpto.digitalpto.com/november-21-math/

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Charter Chatter Issue 8

Hello, Broncos! Attached is Issue #8 of Charter Chatter.

  • Tomorrow is the monthly parent information meeting at 7:15am; the main topic is math.
  • For Friday, we still need volunteers for Grandparents & Special Friends Day to take photos or help sell Broncos items from the PTO school shop. Please sign up if you can come.

Attached is the Charter Chatter packet:

  • Charter Chatter Issue 8, English
  • Charter Chatter Issue 8, Spanish
  • November 22: Re-enrollment & Sibling Information form is due
  • November 22: Grandparents & Special Friends Day flyer with volunteer links
  • November 22: Thanksgiving lunch flyer
  • BCS Birthday Package flyer
  • Cash for Broncos flyer
  • PTO Get Connected flyer

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Volunteer with Music Benefit Concert

Briarmeadow parent José-Miguel Yamal has proposed a music benefit concert to create a fellowship opportunity and raise money for the school. He needs help organizing it and volunteers during the event. Comment below or reach out to José-Miguel at [email protected]. Thanks, Broncos!

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Volunteer with Buildings & Grounds

Do you have the skills to help our Buildings & Grounds lead volunteer Brian Barragy improve the school for our kids? He has a growing project list and needs your help with repairs and improvements. Comment below or reach out to Brian in English or Spanish at [email protected] or (713) 623-3972. Thanks, Broncos!

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From Morning Announcements Nov 18-19

From Mr. Heinze’s morning announcements November 18-19:

  • Tuesday is Workout Day and Wednesday is Team Day for Friendship Week.
  • DaCamera is here for a music encounter with PreK Tuesday and with Kinder Wednesday.
  • Congratulations to our teachers, staff, and students for achieving great Children at Risk ratings: A for our Middle School and A- for our Elementary School.
  • Tuesday 11am-11pm is Family Night Out at Barry’s Pizza.
    • Say you support Briarmeadow and the school receives 15% from dine-in, to-go, and delivery.
    • Balloon animals and face painting from 5-7pm.
    • Kids’ make-your-own pizzas.
  • Pennies for Patients boxes were due back Monday November 18. If you have any donations, please bring them in now.
  • This year our school is having student council elections for 3rd – 5th grades.

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Re-enrollment for 2020-21

Re-enrollment forms for 2020-21 are due to school by Friday.

There is a paper form and an on-line form.

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Return Any Pennies for Patients Donation Boxes Monday November 18

Pennies for Patients is a voluntary program collecting donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of Briarmeadow student Alijah McDaniels who died this summer from leukemia.
The donation boxes that students brought home last week are due back to school on Monday November 18. (The return date has been brought forward.)

You can also create an online donation page at penniesforpatients.org and link it to your social media.

I think there is a prize from Olive Garden for the classroom that collects the most donations; please check with your student for details.

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America Recycles Day November 15

Today is America Recycles Day!

  • While the national recycling rate has increased over the past 30 years, the current recycling rate in the US is just 34%.
  • Take the pledge to increase your recycling this year and learn more about how you can help reduce waste at https://americarecyclesday.org/pledge/.

 

Recycling Tips from the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition

  • The City of Houston reports that the amount of contamination in the recyclables collected is high, and high contamination means less will be recycled and the value of the recyclable materials is less.
  • By being a better recycler, you can help the City of Houston, or any recycling program, be more successful.
  • The City of Houston’s Solid Waste Department wants all Houston residents to recycle every bottle, can, piece of paper and cardboard they have within their home; and to look for ways to reduce their waste and recycling generation by buying fewer single-use items.
  • “If we could achieve this, we would have a very successful program!” writes Sarah Mason, the City of Houston’s Recycling Division Manager.

 

So how can you do better?

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Pennies for Patients Due Date: Now Monday November 18

Update:  Pennies for Patients donation boxes are now due back to the school by Monday November 18 if your student has anything to donate.

On November 7 the school kicked off a donation drive:  Pennies for Patients

  • Now through November 18.
  • This is a voluntary program collecting coin and cash donations.
  • Amounts collected will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of Briarmeadow student Alijah McDaniels who died this summer from leukemia.
  • Please check with your student for more details. He/she should bring home a collection box today or soon.

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Farmer for a Day Fundraiser

Can you help fundraise for a new chicken coop by participating in Farmer for a Day?

The kids who participated last year had a ball (video).

You can sign up your student farmers for this year here.

 

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