October 12, 2018



Dear BPE Families,


All BPE parents are invited to come socialize and enjoy food and drink at the EEF Houseparty this coming Thursday, October 25th at 7 pm at the home of Hilary and Brent Bellm. Dr. Leonard and Mrs. Meek will be in attendance, as well as other special guests from the District and BPE. Please RSVP through the Paperless Post invitation or contact Hilary for more info.


Please don't forget to make your family's donation to the EEF Teacher Fund.  BPE has 25% participation and we want to show our support with more families contributing. November 2nd is EEF's official donation day and November 9th is the end of our school contest in which the grade with the highest level of participation will rock out at an ice cream party with silly string. Kinder and 5th grade are currently neck and neck in the lead.


Enjoy the cooler fall temperatures this weekend,

Heather Meek



Counselors' Corner


Parent teacher conferences are coming up next week! Whether you're a parent brand new to elementary school or you're an old pro, we have some tips to help you make the most out of this brief, but valuable one-on-one time with your child's teacher.


Conferences are a great opportunity for you to get feedback from the teacher, but don't forget about your child!  Conferences are the perfect catalyst for conversations with your child and provide an opportunity to assess how your student feels about school, both academically and socially.  Below are some ideas for topics to bring up with your child prior to the conference and how to prepare yourself for the conference:

  • Explain that you and the teacher are meeting to help make this school year successful.
  • Ask your child how they feel about school: school work, friends, relationship with the teacher.
  • Ask your child if there is anything that they want you to talk about with their teacher.
  • Come to the conference prepared. Your child's teacher will likely have a list of things he/she needs to cover, but it is helpful to be prepared if you have specific concerns you want to address going into the conference, so that your time together can be as productive as possible. If there is something going on at home that may affect your child's performance socially or academically, this is a great time to bring it up!
  • If you have specific concerns, prepare a list of topics and questions such as:
    • What are my child's strengths and areas for growth?
    • How is my child doing socially?
    • How does my child treat & respond to others?
    • How is my child's behavior?
    • What can I do at home to help support what you are doing at school?
  • Be open! It's a near year, new teacher. This means you may hear things from your child's teacher that are different from years past. Each year, with new class dynamics and new academic expectations students may behave or perform differently than in previous years.



Addie Edwards and Jennifer Cheatham


Friday - October 19, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday - October 24, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
9:40 AM - 10:45 AM
11:50 AM
Thursday - October 25, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
9:40 AM - 10:45 AM
11:50 AM
Friday - October 26, 2018
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
11:50 AM


Wednesday, October 24 - Friday, October 26

Elementary schools will release exactly 3 hours early to allow teachers to meet with each family. On these days Middle and High schools will release at regular times. Click title for release times.

Interested in discussions around Eanes ISD's instructional technology structure and plan? This fall, Eanes ISD will reconvene the Digital Learning Task Force. Join us for an opportunity for public comment and input on the future of instructional technology in Eanes ISD.

Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard presents highlights from last year as well as challenges & opportunities facing our District. This week we'll visit Forest Trail ES Thursday morning and Cedar Creek ES and Westlake HS Friday. Click title for full schedule.

Eanes ISD is beginning discussions on items for a potential 2019 bond. We invite the community to join in on October 16 & 23 as we discuss Energy Efficiency & Conservation. Click the title to see other upcoming project discussions. 

Benefiting the Eanes Education Foundation. Students K-5th Grade can join Hyline for the Spirit Line at the Chaps Varsity Home Game on October 26th! Spaces are limited, visit the Hyline website, www.whshyline.com to sign up.



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