Bobcat News

Posted by David Wiechmann on 1/9/2019

Click to download January Brookhollow Reminder

Click to download Family Glo-Dance Flyer

Click to download 70s Dance Off Talent Show Flyer

Click to download Brookhollow Pflex Newsletter

Click to download PTO Calendar 

Greetings Bobcat Families,

Happy New Year! We have had a great start to the first week back after a long winter's nap. Some families and teachers traveled south and have returned with sun-kissed tans, some families and teachers went north and skied, some families and teachers stayed put here in Pflugerville to enjoy the quiet and recharge with two weeks off. Whatever it is that your family chose to do for the winter break, we are all happy to be back together again to move strong in the direction of great learning here at Brookhollow Elementary School.  

Taking A Look Back In 2018! - Our students and school community participated in a number of successful events from academic to community service this past Fall.

  • Health/Wellness: Our school nurse Christina Henderson with the support of the office staff and teachers ensuring our students were healthy and fit to be ready to learn in class by providing and working with outside entities to screen for Vision, Hearing, Dental and Flu clinic – bravo! Student also had opportunity to engage in American Heart Association led by Coach Fish.
  • Fine Arts: Students began the year with a new art teacher – learning about relationships with depth perception and art history, Ms. Vaillancourt  was our winner of the Texas Art Education Association - Student of Art Education Educator of the Year Award on the state, local and/or national level. Our 1st and 2nd grade students performed holiday inspired pieces at Family Fun Night – amazing! Third grade students visited the Nutcracker Ballet. Some of our talented  4th and 5th grade students participated in the musical Hairspray Jr. under leadership of Mrs. Garza – standing ovation performance!
  • Community Service: BES is celebrating 10 years of No Place for Hate! Our student coalition has led a very inspiring “Mix It Up Lunch” activity, “Don’t be a Bystander” booth at the school Fall Carnival as well as the only elementary PfISD school participating in the Pflugerville Festival of Lights Parade this past December – bravo students! Veterans Day – our 3rd grade students and NPfH students sung and performed acts symbolizing loyalty, sacrifice, and honor. BES student leadership organization led our school community in various drives – food, coat, Pflugerville Pets Alive – helping out nearby families and business in need. Our students daily assist in school community service projects from Safety Patrol, Student Council, Garden Club,  and our school wide behavior ROAR picking up trash and keeping the school respectful and safe all under the direction of our 5th grade teachers and staff. We love our future leaders of tomorrow!
  • Academics: Family Literacy and Science Night were both huge successes – an opportunity for high-impact learning, where students explore ...  learning reinforced by content knowledge through real-world – fun! Primary kept us aware with their Book, Sound, and Thanksgiving parades acknowledging milestones throughout their learning progress – memorable! Some of our students participated in the Duke TIP: helps students discover, explore and celebrate their interests through enrichment activities, resources and optional testing. POPS Rally lots of hard work during the first nine weeks many stood for Honor Roll and Homework Awards – BES RISE martial arts students performed – keep up the great work! All of our students engage in “Enrichment Friday” where they are able to build and create from robotics, engineering, to cooking, sewing and physical conditioning skills all led by our fabulous BES staff! Accelerated Reader celebration for all students reaching his/her reading goal.   Author visit from Phil Bildner; “I wanted to send you a picture of Michael... He is starting to write his own book and was inspired by Phil Bildner's visit. Thanks for encouraging him and helping develop his love of reading and creative writing!” Hour of Code completed our academic semester as our students jetted off to Winter Break with technology skills in hand!

We also began the process of launching our WATCH D.O.G.S program at BES. Look for more information about how to get involved soon. 

Finally, as we look forward to our 100th day of school; moreover, Spring is just around the corner!! With the winter doldrums upon us... remember educators we at Brookhollow Elementary School are thankful for all opportunities to impact young lives. Our students are the reason we’re here. As the second semester approaches, the teachers, other administrators, and I have one vision for our students and we hope it closely matches yours. We want ALL of them to become all that they can be. We want them to be successful through good, consistent attendance, perseverance, utilizing help from our faculty, and working diligently. We want this because these traits will build good habits that will carry them profitably throughout their life. We expect a great deal from them because they are so very capable of producing great results!

Passionately Serving,

Mrs. Harris

Upcoming Events:
Jan. 11: POPS Rally, 1:45 p.m.
Jan. 15: 90th Day of School - Dress like the 1990s
Jan. 18: Science Fair projects are due
             PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
             PTO Winter Dance, 7 p.m. (FREE dance lesson for kids during PTO Meeting)
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
Jan. 23: Viewing of Science Fair projects, 3-5 p.m.
Jan. 24: Science Fair judging
Jan. 29: 100th Day of School - Dress like you're 100 years old or like they did 100 years ago
              Fine Arts Showcase @ Hendrickson HS, 5:30-8 p.m.
Feb. 1: PTO Family Movie Night 6-7:30 p.m.
Feb. 2: UIL Academic Meet @ Hendrickson HS, 8:30 a.m.
Feb. 6: Individual & Class Group Pictures
Feb. 8: Diversity Fair

Let's Dance x2!
Brookhollow will have a group participating in That Pfunky Preliminary Talent Show on Jan. 10 at Weiss High School at 7 p.m. There will be 12 groups from across the district competing to advance to the final to be held during the Pflugerville Education Foundation Gala on Feb. 2 where thousands of dollars in grant money will be awarded to the top performances. Come support our Brookhollow Bobcats at the talent show preliminaries. Your support could help us advance to the final!

We also will have the Family GLO Dance hosted by the PTO on Jan. 18. The event runs from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Brookhollow Gym. Wristbands are $5 and we will have FREE glo-bracelets and snacks for sale. Your students can take a FREE dance lesson at 6:30 during the PTO meeting beforehand. 

Pfunky Talent Show Flyer   BES Family Glo Dance