This year, our new counselor, Mrs. Wager & our No Place for Hate Ambassadors, are helping Barton Creek become a No Place for Hate School for the very first time! If you don’t know already we have done projects to help us become a No Place for Hate School. Such as, the Buddy Bench and the Kindness Chain. One of the last thing is Kindness Month. And, to kick-off Kindness Month we are doing special activities this week. Like wear a hat or eat lunch and play at recess with a new friend. We’d like to thank our Fifth Grade No Place For Hate Ambassadors , Mrs. Wager, and all the students that are helping us! #kidblog #noplaceforhate
It’s the time of year to read even more! Can you guess? It’s the Book Fair! Pets are amazing. Right? Well, you can find story’s full of pets and more at the Scholastic Book Fair at the BCE library till Friday, February 9th, 2018 or you and your child (ren) can come before (or after) open house this Thursday! You can also bring amazing photos of your pets for other to see. You maybe can see someone special Thursday for open house. You can see Kit Cat at the Book Fair too! Go check it out and read some … BOOKS! #kidblog #readmore
Do you ever think about kids with no presents for the holidays? Or with no toys at all? Think about kids who can’t afford good presents. That’s where BCE comes in. For 10 years, Barton Creek has worked with Blue Santa a non-profit organization for kids who don’t get presents over the holidays. 5th grade students and Mrs. Poole set-up boxes outside of everyone’s classroom. They ask kids and families to bring brand new toys and put them in the boxes. They also encourage kids to donate by doing fun competitions like a dance party or an hour of STEAM time with the Joy Drive committee that you earn from the most toys or reach their class goals first. This year we collected an amazing 1,736 toys! Thank you everyone for putting effort in making this happen. #kidblog #bluesanta
Eanes ISD is hosting it's first ever Student Film Festival this year and it's open to all EISD KG-12th grade students. Students are invited to create original films that focus on SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) with a few twists. How will you move us? To tears, to feel, to laugh, to rise to action? How can we #CHOOSEKIND or how do we feel when we don't? Ask your campus Ed Tech for more information and check out the challenge, rules and regulations on the Festival de Eanes website.
Some of our students have been working very hard which now has become a few spectacular ….. Concerts! So, the school has had many choir performances, the 1st graders with Thanksgiving and 2nd graders with toys but the Blue Jay Singers is even BIGGER than the others! It’s called “Jingle Bell Jukebox.” McNicholas gathered 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders and worked since September to show teachers, students, friends, and family what they love to do …. sing! Thank you Blue Jay Singers, Little Blue Jays and Jamin' Jayz for amazing shows. I suggest going to see the Blue Jay Singers show at the Hill Country Galleria starting at 6:30 on Friday, December 15, 2017! I assure you’ll have a big happy smile after they perform! #kidblog #singingrocks #bluejaysingers
Yesterday we had the opportunity to have Jesse Ruben speak and sing to Barton Creek. He told us stories about his life and difficult obstacles he has been through. Our awesome counselor, Mrs.Wager went to all the classes and help us make I can posters to use at Jesse’s finale at the end of the day. We thank all the people that helped us make this happen and thank you Jesse for coming to BCE! #kidblog #wecan
Jesse Ruben Singing "We Can"
THANKSGIVING is a time to thank people. A time to remember the first Thanksgiving. A time to eat turkey. A time to enjoy football. A time to eat until your belly is full. A time to eat pumpkin pie. A time to give thanks. Thanksgiving is a time to eat. A time to be thankful for all of the things have like your family and food and friends. Thanksgiving is a time to be hungry! A time to celebrate the things that you have! It is a time to eat pie and have fun times with your family. It is a time to get together. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what you have.
Kindergartner’s thought about what they are thankful for and made these beautiful turkeys 🦃
First graders decorated these wonderful trees with things they are thankful for! #givethanks
2nd Graders strive for Kindness and Gratitude #kidpost #thankful
3rd Grade Turkey Pine Cones & 5th Grade Fall Bulletin Board
Veteran's Day is a day where we all celebrate all the people that fought for our country and still do now. Last Friday Barton Creek celebrated it by singing songs, making speeches, watching videos, and thanking everyone who was serving our country or still serving now. This year we had LT Fred Bednarski speak at our assembly and Ms. Samantha Prate sing our national anthem. We thank you all that serve(d) our country and Happy Veterans Day!
A BIG thank you to our Veteran's Day Committee!
You might be seeing on Barton Creek’s Social Media (on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter) the hashtag #kidpost. Well, that because Barton Creek has a new team called the Social Media Team. It’s a group of 4th grade students collecting photos for the Blog and Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to keep you caught up on what’s happening at BCE! We also would like to thank our amazing educational technologist, Mrs.Pampe! Make sure to go cheek it out! #kidpost #SocialMediaTeam
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