Bobcat News

Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 9/25/2018

Click to download October Brookhollow Reminder

Click to download UIL Parent Note 

Click to download West Pecan Coffee Parent Night flyer


Greetings Bobcat Families,

 

First and foremost, shout out to our fabulous BESPTO and hospitality for a wonderful evening of friends, family, and school community celebrating another great start of the school year at our B2S event picnic last Friday!  Lots of games, talk about the bond, and most importantly laughter amongst the crowds recalling back to school memorable moments! See pictures on our BESPTO Facebook. 

 

“ Say Cheese” - today was picture day for all our kiddos!  A seamless day with very little instructional time lost thanks to our office, staff, and  parent volunteers for giving us a hand, Mrs. Prystup, Mrs. King, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Ashcroft, Mrs. Sattler, Mrs. Lemmons, and Mrs. Rosel -– much appreciative!   Picture Retake is Nov. 2nd  .

 

Our nurse Mrs. Christina Henderson has been diligently supporting our parents to ensure our students are healthy and well ready to be successful in the classroom.  We have already completed our hearing and vision this year.   Here are few events to align with our Health and Wellness goals:

 

Flu Clinic Oct. 2nd

Lions Club “SPOT” Vision Screening ( special programs) Oct. 16th

St. David’s Dental Screen Nov. 1st & 2nd

 

 

The latest in  Bobcat News…

I have been working closely with my new area executive director of the “Hawk” team, Dr. Ohare,  to ensure our teachers as well as our students have the best plan in place for mastery of learning aligned to post-secondary readiness throughout the 2018-2019 school year! This new planning has been a big part of my beginning of year meetings thus far.   Part of my new studies allows me to reflect on my own personal growth as an instructional leader which in the end will allow for growth within the school community.  Moreover, our PTO reached out at the beginning of the year and asked me to complete the statement…I’m a Principal because…

 

 … help to strengthen students’ learning outcomes – including and especially for the most vulnerable students in our communities. We will impact ALL students in ways that equip the next generation to master the incredible challenges and seize the incredible opportunities of our time. It’s said Albert Einstein, the great scientist and philosopher, believed that one of the most powerful forces in the universe is the effect of compound interest in finance. I’m not sure if this attribution is true, but I do know that – like the power of earning “interest on interest,” – a great principal is a force that elevates, amplifies, and supports the great work of teachers and other school staff. And, that’s a mighty force! In my experience, it’s certainly one that moves mountains, uplifts communities, and accelerates student achievement. I am humbled and inspired daily by the work that I do and the impact that we have on your child. I will always be here for my 472 students (and growing), staff, and parents.  We are in a paradigm shift of change for the better – I asked that you trust and believe in all I do for the greater good of Brookhollhow Elementary –#WhyITeach! #IBelieveInYou! 

 

Back to School Parent Night at West Pecan – Wednesday, Sept. 26th – see attached flyer.  The childcare at Rise Wednesday evening is for children who are potty-trained.  There will be two rooms for care, the 5+ children will play marital arts games and get a look at what Rise has to offer while the younger children will be in a separate room with age appropriate activities.  To take advantage of this great service, simply drop your children at Rise around 6:30 p.m., complete the sign-in form and head over to West Pecan!  If you have any questions, please contact Amie King at king_m_e@yahoo.com.

 

 

The Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees has unanimously called for two elections in November 2018: A Tax Ratification Election (TRE) and a $332 million bond election. The TRE proposes the PfISD tax rate be lowered by two cents and could result in an additional $4.1 million in state funding. To stay informed on these elections, visit www.pfisdbond.net.

 

Please note: The Bond/TRE website may be displayed in Spanish, by clicking on the Google Translate button at the bottom of the website homepage.

 

Oct. 9: Voter registration deadline

Oct. 22 – Nov. 2: Early Voting

Nov. 6: Election day

PfISD has updated the Bond Website with a video (with more to come) and dates of the Community Meetings. If have questions about the upcoming Bond or TRE, please visit www.pfisdbond.net

 

 

Bobcat Fine Arts Needs You!

BES is performing “Hair Spray Jr.” Mrs. Nancy Garza has set up a Donor's Choose project designed to add a few more microphones to the sound system.  Please take the opportunity to check out details in the following link: Hairspray

 

 

Campus Academic Advisory Committee

If you would be interested in serving as a community or business representative on our Campus Academic Advisory Council this year, we meet quarterly to review and discuss our Campus Improvement Plan . Reach out to Lisa.harris@pfisd.net

 

School Breakfast and Lunch

ALL PfISD families are encouraged to complete an application for Free or Reduced price meals using this link: http://www.pfisd.net/Domain/92 If you qualified for either free or reduced-price meals last year, you must submit another application to remain eligible this year.

 

 

UIL

Attached is a note with  information regarding the University Interscholastic League (U.I.L.). UIL is a state organization that is responsible for most of the athletic, music, drama and academic competitions that go on in the state of Texas.  UIL has an academic division which is open for students to compete at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Open Enrollment for Academic UIL will be next week and will end on October 12. After November 3.

 

…quite simply, I quickly recognized that I’m not doing this  job alone. I have a team of talent around me and the job I have to do is to bring out the best in every single person in the school community. Every teacher, child, parent, support staff and so on has so much to share and letting you know it is safe to be transparent with me helps to move the school forward – much love,  Mrs. Harris, M.Ed.