Barton Creek Elementary 1314 PATTERSON RD BCE EXPRESS PHONE: 732-9180 V O L U M E 1 1 , I S S U E 1 1 N O V E M B E R 5 , 2 0 0 9 FAX: 732-9189 Top Ten Reasons to Stay in Your Car When November Dropping Off Your Child at School: Fri 11/06 10. You will avoid dirty stares from other parents who you are holding up in the 5th Grade Graduation traffic line. Volunteer meeting 9. Because traffic will flow more smoothly, you will be responsible for more stu- 9:00 am dents getting to class on time…including your own. Mon 11/9– 8. You will help make the student drop off routine more efficient and lessen parent and staff frustration. Wed 11/11 7. You’re child won’t hide her face with embarrassment as you are opening her 5th to LOA door for her and breaking a rule of which everyone is aware. Tues 11/10 6. You will help the school maintain its safety record and steer clear of a costly hospital and car repair bill by not stepping out in front of oncoming traffic. Refer to Community Forum #10 above. 6:00 pm 5. You will avoid the teachers’ wrath each and every morning. Trust me, this is a Wed 11/11 good thing. BCBC Mtg 8:00 am 4. You can happily sit in your car in the drop off line knowing the honking and Veteran’s Day finger pointing behind you is meant for someone else. Assembly 9:00 am 3. You can safely consider yourself a team player when it comes to doing what’s best for the Barton Creek Elementary students. Tues 11/17 2. You will avoid having to speak with Mr. Andrews. Who needs a flashback of Picture Retake being summonsed to the principal’s office anyway!? Ugh! Thurs 11/19 …and the #1 reason to stay in your car when dropping off your child at school is: BCE Family Action Network Coffee 1. You will be setting a good example for your own child(ren). 8:00 am– BCE Library Mon 11/23 Little BJ Singers Morning Assembly Wed 11/25– Fri 11/27 School Holiday School Hours Office 7:00am-4:00pm First Bell 7:40 am Tardy Bell 7:45 am Dismissal 2:45 pm We want to thank all the BCE families that have donated this year. We have raised over $30K from 200 families!!!! But we are still $5K short of our goal. It is not too late to donate. You can drop off your donation in the "No Hassle" office mailbox or online through the Booster Club website. Jeff & Leslie Abbott, John & Shannon Abikhaled, Regan Agness, Stacy & Brett Agnew, Aarti Ahuja, Erol & Dara Akdamar, Anderson Family, Ellen & Lou Apostolakis, Mary Baldwin, Steve and Marina Bird, Jack & Cindy Ball, James Barton, Jim Battey, Christopher & Heather Bauer, Sara Beechner, Janice Benzel, Ariane Bihan, Erin & Mark Bogar, Richelle Bonadero, Annette Bos‐ worth, Sandy Brockman, Carlos & Debbie Brown, Beth & Russ Buyse, Debbie & Justin Cannon, Car‐ vallo, Rekha Cardoza, Jennifer & Kevin Casey, Nicole Cave, Sarah Chamoun, Kirni Chandhoke, Samita Chatterjee, Guoyou Chen, Amy & Mark Clopton, Rebecca & Mark Coffey, Fraya Cohen, Vivian Cohn, Sheila & Kent Cooper, Elizabeth Cotter, Gina Cottle, Mark & Barbara Craig, Michael & Anastasia Cur‐ tis, Dao Family, Shelby & Karen Davenport, Maike Dealy, Laurie & Drew Duncan, Emily Dunlap, Erik Eff, Cadie & Chip Evans, Peter & Stephanie Fagan, Munira Fareed, Leo & Debbie Fletcher, Emily & Dave Fournier, Cathy Fulton, Lisa & Geoff Furnish, Roger & Laura Gammon, Prasad Ganne,Garcia family, Linda Gardner, Rene Gense, Chris Germann Family, Crissi & George Gianakopoulos, Susan Glover, Laura & James Goodell, Brian and Deena Graham, David & Starla Gray, Candice Griebel, Mitch & Kerry Haws, Hunter & Amy Hillin, Denise Hirose, Hogan Family, Daniel Hollenbeck, Rex & Kathy Hoover, Heidi Huising & Rickey Chevrie, Jamail Family, Mark Jayawant, Torye Kambe, Kandik‐ onda, Kiely, Jeff & Elizabeth Kelley, Kimberly Kiely, Kimball, Brian Klass, Kobayashi Family, J.B. Kuang, Joel & Sandra Lange, Paul & Tatiana Leadbetter, Mark Lecuona, Nancy & Daniel Ley, Virginia Li, Hui Lin, Jung‐Fu Lin, Lijia Liu, Christopher & Theresa Livingston, Zuning Luo, Christine & Greg Machon, Debra Madden, Nimai Malle, Lesley Margerrison, John & Ellen Mayer, Patricia McCain, Scott & Paige McClendon, Mike and Peggy McDonell, Kristin & Shaun McDuffee, Liz & Michael McWhirter , Marti & Michael Medina, Olin Mehring, Mark & Teresa Mendry's, Nickie & Paul Mene‐ fee, Tory & Karen Meyer, Patty Ann Meyer, Stacy Montgomery, Lisa & Matt Mooring, Fuchen Mu, Nathan Aaron Murdock, Anne & Brad Nabors, Marina Natale, Susan Nelms, Caroline Nelson, Tryna Thompson & Tim Newan, Diane & Hayden Nicholas, Karen Harris Odama, Lourdes Oliveira, Mat‐ thew and Cydney Padon, Wasana Pangan, Michelle Craft‐Paniagua, Patel Family, Leonardo Pereira, The Perl Family, Kim & Mark Permenter, Sanjay & Rupal Pillay, Faith & Mahit Prasad, Ronald & Debrah Preston, Imran & Samara Qureshi, Ramana Rachakonda, Rangel Family, Elizabeth Haluska‐ Rausch, Ajay & Bhargavi Reddy, Stephen & Jill Respass, Laura Ringwood, Greg & Joanie Rivera, Chele & Vince Robinette, Luis & Sabdra Rodriguez, Kathryn Rodrique, The Roush Family, Todd & Stephanie Routh, Heidi Ruiz, Mauricio A Rullan, Liz Sander, Karin & Tim Schuetze, Marcus Schwick‐ ert, Asit B Shah, Stuart Shapiro, Nisha & Shanker, Sharma, Jason & Lauren Shen, Patric & Lisa Sher‐ hart, Rozana Sims, Krishnaveni Sistu, Mark Skiles ( Pizza Nizza), Leemie Kahng‐Sofer, Tom & Mi‐ chelle Sonderman, Dan & Stoppenhagen, Melanie & Aron Strout, News from the Bird’s Nest . . . . . . a weekly student column What Should I Be When I Grow Up? by Rhianna Rose Millions of kids ask themselves this question every day. And what are you going to be? Only time will tell that. But you can’t just become something. You have to work for it. But if you have no idea, here are some questions you can ask your- self to get some idea. First of all, what are you good at? What do you like do- ing? Do any of those answers match? Maybe you like writing, or math. Possibly science. Well, if you are good at something and like doing it, that is what will get you a job, because you like doing so you will work for it, and you are good at it too. Was one of your answers something you are learning in school? Well, if it was, you should give your teachers a big “Thank you!” for teaching you that. They work really hard every day just to help you. If one of your answers wasn’t something you are learning in school, you can always take after-school classes. I hoped this helped you! -news - Eanes Education Foundation Thank you to everyone who supported our first-ever Challenge Day last Friday! From the beautiful weather for our morning pep rallies to the fabulous tailgate party to cap off the evening, it was a wonderful one-day event in support of excellence. Many thanks to the Challenge Day team for their hardwork in making Challenge Day a success: Cathy Hoover, Cindy Cullers, Lisa Kirkpatrick, Brenda LaGuarta, and Christie Bybee. We are still counting the proceeds, so watch this space for a report next week on the grand total! Now it's time for the next great event that benefits EEF: the 3rd Annual Jam Fest! Scheduled for November 14th at the Belmont, from 3-7pm, this event features seven bands whose members range in age from 10-18. Some of the finest middle school and high school musicians in Austin will be represented! Bands slated to play are: South of Center, ThorBjorn, The Loose Wheels, Comintern, After Math, Georgia Napolitano and The Fireants. Come out, enjoy some amazing music from some superb young musicians, and support educational excellence in Eanes at the same time! Tickets for Jam Fest are available for $5 through the EEF Office (9am-4pm weekdays), and can be purchased online for $7 through Frontgate Tickets (www.frontgatetickets.com). Concert t-shirts are also available through the EEF Office for $10. Thank you to Dr. Randy Kunik and the Kids are Alright Festival for sponsoring this fun event! Find out more about Jam Fest on its Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Austin-TX/ Jam-Fest/141891094525?ref=ts or see the coverage at http://www.thekidsarealrightfest.com/. EEF - Funding the gap between adequate and excellent. http://www.eaneseducationfoundation.org The BCE Lego Bots Team, comprised of students from Barton Creek, will participate in a Central Texas Qualifier on Saturday, November 14that West Ridge Middle School to determine if it will be one of 60 teams to compete in the First Lego League Central Texas Region Competition. The Qualifier begins at 9:00 a.m. and will end by 2:30 p.m. The FLL International Program promotes problem solving, creativity, and contributing to society through real-world engineering challenges. Nearly 15,000 teams with 150,000 children in grades 4-8 from across 50 countries participate in FLL. More information about this year’s challenge, entitled “Smart Move”, may be found at http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/fll/ smartmove1.aspx . The team members from Barton Creek are Brett Etter, Shrey Majmudar, Alvand Moini, Grant Odama, and Manuj Shah. Their coaches are Brett Etter and Hiren Majmudar. Come and cheer for the BCE Lego Bots and learn more about this wonderful robotics program that inspires children from all over the world. Technology Corner Atomic Learning Log into Atomic Learning to find out how to do those things on your computer that you just can’t figure out. Eanes ISD has provide a subscription to all teach- ers, parents, and students in the district. You can log in with the username eanesblujays and password atomic. Some of the tutorials that are extremely helpful are Access, Excel, Garageband, iDVD, iPhoto, iTunes, and many oth- ers. These are broken into segments that are mostly less than two minutes. Check it out! No Bluejay Authors’ Collection this week again The classes have been SO active with technology these last few weeks that there has not been time to plan and record a podcast. We just finished three Videoconferences with 4th grade comparing our Monsters to the ones made by other schools from our instructions. The fifth grade has just completed a project using Voicethread, a blog, and Google Earth and is now starting another one making a campaign commercial with MovieMaker. Now Mrs. Alkire’s class is working on radio shows! The third grade has just finished intensive key- boarding. All of them learned to use the home row keys and made progress on their speed and accuracy. Now all they need is more practice! All of that and Veterans Day coming up! Keep in tune… we will be back!
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