September 28, 2018



Dear BPE Families,


Signs of fall have begun and the cooler morning temperatures were a welcomed relief this week. At this point we are in full swing here at BPE. With Monday being the start of October, we have so many things to look forward to in the life of our school. Our 5th grade students will embark on their trip to Live Oak on next Wednesday, we will be out of school on October 8th in observance of Columbus Day, Arts Day and parent conferences will take place the October 24-26. Students will be released from school early (11:50 am) on October 24-26 and lunch will not be served those days. Please be on the lookout for information from our school regarding how to sign up for a parent conference with your child's teacher.


Today we concluded The Booster Club No Hassle Fundraiser. I would like give a sincere thank you for your support of this critical fundraiser. We would not be able to have all the "extras" at BPE without your donations. Because of you, we are able continue provide the best supplies, equipment, materials and learning experiences for your child.  I'm including a very important message from Booster Club regarding a school wide celebration scheduled for Monday:


Because of the incredible enthusiasm and participation in this year's Booster Club fundraiser, Booster Club has decided to have a fun school-wide snack on Monday afternoon!  Pizza will be provided as a snack (not a meal) and gluten-free options will be available.  Additionally, if your child does not like pizza or has a food allergy that prevents them from eating pizza, there will also be popsicles available (priority given to kids with allergies to choose a popsicle over pizza), and you are of course welcome to send an alternative snack to school for your child.  


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Booster Club co-presidents ( and and they will work with you to find a snack that works best for your child!


Make it a great weekend Bobcats,

Heather Meek



Counselor's Corner


This week, we wrapped up our classroom counselor lessons on respect.  In each class we began by introducing our "tools" for showing respect: Manners, Consideration, and The Golden Rule.  We highlighted these three tools as ways to show respect, but emphasized that these tools are only three of many. We then read the book Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller and looked for evidence of our tools in use.  Finally, we spent time going over the Resolution of Respect and concluded our lesson by having each student sign the resolution of respect.  We are excited to get the ball rolling on No Place for Hate again this year beginning with our Resolution of Respect and assembling our student council, members of which were announced today! 



Addie Edwards and Jennifer Cheatham



Wednesday - October 3, 2018
All day
Thursday - October 4, 2018
All day
All day
7:15 AM - 7:45 AM
Friday - October 5, 2018
All day
3:00 PM


*New session added on Nov 1st at 5PM* Does talking about our differences make you anxious? Are you afraid of saying the wrong thing, or offending someone else? If we have trouble talking about diversity as grown-ups, how can we help our children to navigate the diverse world they are inheriting? Join Eanes ISD parent and author, Carolyn Helsel, for a three-part discussion series on the Gifts of Diversity: Understanding our Differences through the Lens of Gratitude.

Calling all Dancers!! Kindergarten through 5th grade!!  If you want to dance on the field with the award-winning Westlake Hyline then register now for their Youth Dance clinic which takes place at Westlake High school on October 8th from 9am-1pm!  Participants will then perform at the Westlake Freshman Football Game on October 11th. All dance levels are welcome! Visit the Hyline website, to register.



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