BCE Book Writers Update
Completed books are due back to school NO LATER than Friday, April 24th. Late entries will not be able to be judged.
• Any topics are okay, any format is okay, as long as the content is original. Participants may either hand write their stories and draw illustrations directly in the books, or may use the computer if they desire, or do a combination of both.
• Parents can encourage authors to start early to give themselves time, make an outline to help plan out the story, and parents may review the writing checklist with the authors. Parents can also draw lines, if needed, for younger students that need help writing straight across a blank page. However, all work must then be done by the children. Parents should not type or write the story and edit it, and should not create the artwork.
• Please be certain the authors name, grade level, and teacher's name are labeled inside the front cover. Once completed, you may want to place the book in a plastic bag prior to sending back to school. This may prevent backpack/water bottle spills or other issues in transit.
• All completed books will be evaluated in the contest by a group of judges. All students will receive a ribbon, and students will have the opportunity to read their piece in class if they desire.

National Library Week!!!
It is National Library Week, and BCE is one of the luckiest schools aound to have Mrs. Kanak as our librarian. Take a moment this week to tell her how much we appreciate everything she does for our school. BCE loves Mrs. Kanak!!!

Collect BoxTops and help out our school!
Bee Cave Elementary collects Box Tops for Education. It's easy to do! Just buy your favorite BoxTops products, cut out the BoxTop and send your BoxTops to school. Please see the this flyer for information.

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Late Night @BCE Update:
Thanks to everyone who volunteered and came out to support our Spring Fundraiser, Late Night at BCE.  It was a success! The weather turned out perfect and it was a great night to enjoy live music, unique activities, great food, and generous BCE family spirit.  We still have some camps to auction off and we plan to do so in the very near future online.  Details to follow shortly.  Once we have auctioned these camps, we will be able to give you final totals on what was raised for our school.  After expenses, we have already raised over $20,000 dollars! ... read full article

A Note from Mrs. Kanak
Dear Bobcat Families: Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. BCE supported that belief at our spring book fair where we sold $14,264.86 worth of merchandise. The library received $3294.43 and $1300 worth of free hardback books. Our school uses the Kagan structures to make sure that all students are actively engaged in learning. I have already used these proceeds to purchase 20 licenses for the Kagan Timer Tools for our teachers. The library uses this money from the book fairs to purchase items the district does not provide. I would like to say ... read full article

NHS Spring Fling
Hey students! If you're looking for some fun this spring, then mark your calendars on April 2nd for the LTISD Spring Fling! There will be a cake walk, face painting, silent auction, games and much more from 3:10 to 5! Tickets will be sold at the gate for only $5, and all proceeds will go to the Lake Travis Education Foundation. So come on down with your friends and family to the Lake Travis High School's Track and Field for some Spring Fling fun! ... read full article

Thank You!
BCE staff would like to thank all of the volunteers that brought in delicious dishes for the luncheon.  Our PTO it best!!!! The office staff would like to say THANK YOU to the Kardivas  for  helping out at Kindergarten Round- Up!!!   3rd grade teachers appreciate all of the donations that were sent in for the hands on math and science lessons.  The kids loved it and it was a tasty to treat in the end.  Thank you! ... read full article

STAAR Testing for 4th and 5th graders
It's time for our fourth and fifth graders to shine!!! The first round of STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) is this week. Fourth graders will take the writing test on Monday and Tuesday, March 30th-31st. Fifth graders will take the reading portion of the test on Tuesday, the 31st.  Please make sure your child brings a snack and water on testing days, gets plenty of rest, eats a healthy breakfast, and arrives to school on time. Also, visitors will not be allowed in the fourth and fifth grade hallway during testing. Students will have four hours to ... read full article

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