January 11, 2019

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MRS. MEEK'S WEEKLY MESSAGE

Dear BPE Families,

 

This morning during our assembly, the 18 STEAM day logo contest winners were announced by our STEAM day volunteer chair, Jayme Tirres. This announcement brought much excitement for our 21st annual STEAM day, taking place on Friday, January 26th. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. What makes this day so phenomenal is the huge selection of themed courses for students. Courses are taught by local science students, professionals, and even our very own BPE parents. We hope to expose our students to many branches of STEAM through hands-on-experiences. On behalf of our entire BPE community, thank you Jayme Tirres and volunteers. It takes many hours and a lot of energy to make STEAM day such a huge success each year. We are grateful!

 

Booster Club is hosting another beloved annual event in February…Bingo Night! Bingo Night will take place on Thursday, February 7. Mark your calendars now and watch for more details in the coming weeks.

 

It's been a great start to the new year and I wanted to thank you for your cooperation during arrival and dismissal in the morning and afternoon. The past couple of years I have had to send letters reminding parents about the "rules" during morning drop off. This year, instead of asking you not to do x,y and z, I would like to thank you for:

  • Entering the lower bus parking lot at 7:30 AM or later
  • Driving slowly through the bus lane and front circle
  • Having students seated and buckled in seat belts until you stop your car
  • Not talking or texting on your cell phone 
  • Waiting for a safety patrol student or adult to open your car door to let kids out
  • Remaining in your car and having kids exit on the curbside of the street to expedite drop-off

 

We appreciate your cooperation and attention to student safety here at BPE.

 

All my best,

Heather Meek

 

BPE NEWS

Counselors' Corner

Welcome back from break and happy 2019!  We are excited to dive head first into this second semester.  It is amazing how quickly the school year has passed already! This month our life skill focus is on Empathy.  Empathy is a challenging skill to teach, the best way we can promote empathy within our students and community is by modeling it ourselves and encouraging our kids to practice it as frequently as possible.  One of my favorite ways for practicing empathy is using characters in the books we are reading, to imagine how they might be feeling in various situations throughout the story.


We have also kicked off our second No Place for Hate activity of the school year, which is a Kindness Chain. Students are encouraged to notice acts of kindness happening around campus and acts bestowed upon them. When students see or experience these acts of kindness, they are writing them down on strips of paper and adding them to chains within their classrooms.  We will be building these chains over the next couple of weeks and will attach them all to one and other at the end of the month. We are excited to see how many acts of kindness are happening around Bridge Point!

 

Sincerely,

Addie Edwards and Jennifer Cheatham

 

BPE CALENDAR

Friday - January 18, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 

DISTRICT NEWS

Check out our catalog to learn about all the diverse academic and recreational classes we offer. Register at https://eanes.augusoft.net/


Our annual screening is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th, 2:00PM at Eanes Elementary.




FLYERS

BRIDGE POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
6401 Cedar Street, Austin, Texas 78746

http://bpe.eanesisd.net

 

 

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