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Thanksgiving Lunch in the Cafeteria

This just in:  the school is combining its annual Thanksgiving lunch (turkey ‘n’ fixin’s in the cafeteria) with Grandparents & Special Friends Day on Friday November 22nd.

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PTO Update #4

Hello, Broncos!

  • This is the off week for the Charter Chatter Newsletter, but the PTO has information to share. Attached is PTO Update #4.
  • Click here to sign up for PTO text messages.
  • Click here to tell us your thoughts about the Fall Festival.

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Gymnastics Canceled Tomorrow

I’m sorry to say that after school gymnastics class is cancelled tomorrow Wednesday November 13 due to a death in the family of Coach Blake. If you know someone in gymnastics, please share this message with them. The school also plans to post it to LivingTree.

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Yee-haw to our Middle School Music Elective!

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Bronco Winners and Other Announcements

From morning announcements this week:

  • Volleyball East Region/Greater Houston Area Champions
    • The Briameadow Volleyball team won their tournament this weekend and are City Champions in their 26 team league.
    • Next is the State Championship semi final this weekend in Austin.
    • See LivingTree for more details including photos and a planned, but not yet scheduled, pep rally this week. Go, Broncos!
  • Fall Festival
    • Thank you to:  our Fall Festival chairpeople John and Natalie Weatherly, our Fall Festival committee, our Fall Festival sponsors, all volunteers, all who donated food to the Festival, and all who attended.
  • Superintendent Visit
    • On Wednesday Dr. Grenita Lathan, the HISD Superintendent, will visit Briarmeadow and some classrooms.


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Girls Ages 8+: Girls Elevated Conference

Baylor College of Medicine has invited our female students ages 8+ to register for and attend the 7th Annual Girls Elevated Conference.

  • This event is February 29th at the United Way on Waugh Street.
  • It’s an interactive, multi-track event designed to educate young girls ages 8 -18, and their caregivers, on emotional and physical development, mental health and healthy relationships.
  • There is an inspirational speaker and learning activities for the girls and caregivers.
  • For more information and to register, go here:  https://www.texaschildrens.org/girlselevated.

 



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Baylor College of Medicine Program for Middle School and Up

7th and 8th Grade Families,

The application link for the Baylor College of Medicine Saturday Morning Science Program will be live in about a week. This is a program that exposes 7th-12th graders, especially underrepresented minorities and/or underserved students, to careers in medicine and science, and runs for a total of eight sessions on Saturdays, January-May 2020.

https://www.bcm.edu/about-us/diversity-inclusion/programs/saturday-morning-science

If you apply, let our school know so they can let Baylor know to look out for our Bronco applicants.



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Friendship Week Dress Themes

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Grandparents & Special Friends Day Letters

November 18:  Letters to students from distant grandparents are due to the PTO Mailbox at the Front Desk
November 22 @Lunch:  Grandparents & Special Friends Day

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PTO Text Messages

If you got the white PTO Text flyer at the Fall Festival this morning, the big QR code does not work. The QR code is corrected on the yellow flyer. If you have the white flyer, you need to add an @ to the beginning of bcspto4 so that your text reads @bcspto4 before you send it to phone number 81010.
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Fall Festival Dad’s Club Grille

The Dad’s Club Grille at the Fall Festival will have the same menu as last year:  choice of hamburger, hot dog, or grilled cheese sandwich with chips and a drink.

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Fall Festival Donations of Drinks & Chips: More Needed

Thanks for your donations, Broncos! If you were thinking about sending drinks and chips Friday—we can still use more. Please send them in if you can.

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Fall Festival Pre-Sales: Most Delivered Thursday to Backpacks

If you missed the pre-order for Fall Festival t-shirts, a few EXTRAS ARE FOR SALE now.
If your eldest student was at school Thursday, please CHECK THE BACKPACK. If your student was absent, please check the backpack after school today. If anything is wrong with your order, we apologize. It’s all done by volunteers learning as we go. For problems, please email [email protected] or visit the Fall Festival ticket tent on Saturday.

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The PTO Has Started Texting with Remind

Have you signed up for important text messages from the PTO yet? Sign up today with either link:

https://www.remind.com/join/bcspto

https://www.remind.com/join/bcspto4

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Pennies for Patients until 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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Charter Chatter Issue 7

Hello, Broncos! Attached is Issue #7 of Charter Chatter.

  • PTO meeting tonight 6-7:30 at school.
  • Friday is early dismissal.
  • Fall Festival Saturday:
    • Bring chip & drink donations to the conference room today and Thursday.
    • Buy tickets in the lobby Thursday or Friday mornings.
    • Our Elementary volunteer sign up has 32 empty spotsPlease sign up for an hour now.
    • Our 6th & 7th Grade Fall Festival volunteer sign up has 3 empty spotsPlease sign up for an hour now.
  • Friendship Week is the week before Thanksgiving break. See the PTO Calendar for theme dress details.

 

Attached is the Charter Chatter packet, mostly in chronological order:

  • Charter Chatter Issue 7, English
  • Charter Chatter Issue 7, Spanish
  • November 6-7:  Fall Festival Donations flyer
  • November 8:  Early Dismissal schedule
  • November 9:  Fall Festival flyer
  • November 9:  Fall Festival Attractions & Ticket Amounts
  • November 9:  Fall Festival Tips—good to read if you’ve never been
  • November 9:  Fall Festival Sponsors List—Thank you, sponsors!
  • November 19:  Family Night Out at Barry’s Pizza flyer
  • November 22:  Grandparents & Special Friends Day flyer

 

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Last Chance to Buy Fall Festival Tickets In Advance

Fall Festival volunteers are selling wristbands & tickets in the lobby before school Thursday and Friday.

 

  • Pre-sold t-shirts and tickets will go home with students Thursday and Friday. Please check backpacks. If you have any problems with your order, we apologize–it’s all done by volunteers figuring it out as we go–please either contact [email protected] or visit the Fall Festival ticket booth on Saturday.

 

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Fall Festival is in 5 days

  • Chips & Drinks are needed. Please bring them in now through Thursday.
  • The Elementary volunteer sign up is 33% empty: 52 open spots. Please sign up today. If your classroom’s booth is full, please sign up under another booth. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f44aaac2daaff2-fall17
  • The 6th & 7th grade volunteer sign up is 70% empty: 7 open spots. Please sign up today. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f44aaac2daaff2-fall18
  • If you cannot get the online sign up to work, email [email protected] with your name, your homeroom, and what time you can volunteer. We will sign you up.
  • IF WE DO NOT GET ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS, WE CANNOT OPEN ALL THE ATTRACTIONS.

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Family Night Out at Barry’s

Clarification:  Barry’s does not have specific halal menu items, rather they have vegetarian menu items. The flyer has been updated to remove “halal options” from the menu options list.

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Da Camera Music Encounters

These are during-school event for students. “Music Encounters” is a Da Camera education initiative that brings classical music and jazz to students just feet from their desks, connecting music with the content students are learning in school.

BCS Schedule:
Pre-K – Cinderella Tuesday, November 19 (8:15 – 10:00)
Kindergarten – Music and Emotions Wednesday, November 20 (8:15 – 10:40)
1st grade – Cultural Snapshots Wednesday, December 11 (8:15 – 10:40)
7th grade – The Holocaust Music Project Wednesday, January 15 (8:00 – 9:50)
8th grade – The Holocaust Music Project Monday, January 13 (10:00 – 11:50)

https://www.dacamera.com/learn/educational-programs/da-camera-music-encounters/