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Bear Creek March 2018

KATY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

KATY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT WWW.KATYISD.ORG IMPORTANT DATES March 7 th - Family Night (No Homework Assigned) March 30 th - Holiday/Students and Staff MARCH 12 TH -16 TH KATY ISD RANKS AS THE TOP SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA The 2018 Best School Districts rankings have been announced and looks like “The Best is in the West” for the Greater Houston area, with Katy Independent School District taking the top spot. Niche, a ranking and review organization for K-12 schools, assesses school districts across America every year. Katy ISD received an overall grade of “A+” for its outstanding educational accomplishments. The rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics, reviews from students and parents, as well as data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings and more. Katy ISD is known as one of the fastest growing school districts in the country and currently has an enrollment of over 77,000+ students. BAD WEATHER MAKE-UP DAYS Texas weather has not been kind and continues to bring many challenges to our community. Due to the wintery conditions that caused the District’s closure in mid-January, we need to alert you to a change to our 2017-18 Instructional Calendar. As you may know, Katy ISD, along with all Texas school districts, is required by state law to have 75,600 minutes of instructional time built into its calendar each year. While the Texas Education Agency (TEA) granted our district a waiver for missed instructional time this past fall as a result of Hurricane Harvey related closures, the District has been informed that waivers will not be provided for January’s bad weather days. Unfortunately, our students lost significant instructional time this year. Monday, February 19 th was currently designated as a bad weather day and was used to make up instructional time for all students. Additionally, in order to be in compliance with state law, the secondary school day will be extended by ten minutes during the week of May 14 th -18 th , with dismissal being at 2:45 PM each day. KatyISD recognizes that this may be an inconvenience for some families and we apologize ahead of time for that. Just as we must meet the requirements of the law, it is also just as important that we are in a position to ensure that we can effectively achieve our mission to provide educational excellence and opportunities that prepare our students for success in college, career and life. With that said, having our students in school to grow and learn is of the utmost importance. As always, your understanding and support is greatly appreciated. 8 March 2018 | Bear Creek Community Newsletter

BEAR CREEK ELEMENTARY CALENDAR www.katyisd.org/campus/bce/Pages/default.aspx March 2 nd : Science DLA - 5 th grade; Kindergarten Rodeo and Chili Cook-off March 5 th : Wear Ivory for C.E. Patience; Cougar Pride Meeting March 6 th : Spring Pictures - Class and individual photos. March 7 th : College Spirit Day, Math DLA - 5 th grade; No Homework Night; McDonald’s Fun Night 5-8 PM March 8 th : Field Day and Class Parties for Kinder, 1 st and 2 nd grades March 9 th : Field Day and Class Parties for 3 rd , 4 th and 5 th grades March 12 th -16 th : Spring Break March 19 th : School Resumes March 21 st : College Spirit Day; Reading DLA - 5 th grade March 23 rd : Report Cards go home March 28 th : College Spirit Day March 29 th : Family Fitness Night/Color Run 5:30 PM March 30 th : School Holiday April 2 nd : Wear aqua for Core Essential: Peace; Cougar Pride Celebration April 4 th : College Spirit Day April 5 th : Reading DLA - 4 th grade April 10 th : STAAR - 4 th writing; 5 th Math; Kindergarten Round Up SPANISH 2 de marzo: Examen de Ciencias- 5º grado; Rodeo de Kindergarten y Chili Cook-off 5 de marzo: Usar color marfil para característica esencial de Paciencia; Reunión del Orgullo de Pumas 6 de marzo: Fotos de Primavera- Fotos individuales y de clase 7 de marzo: Día del Espíritu Universitario, Examen de Matemáticas - 5º grado; Noche sin tarea; Noche divertida en McDonald’s 5-8 PM 8 de marzo: Día de campo y fiestas de clase para Kínder, 1 ° y 2 ° grado 9 de marzo: Día de Campo y Fiestas de Clase para 3º, 4º y 5º grado 12-16 de marzo: Vacaciones de primavera. 19 de marzo: Regreso a clase 21 de marzo: Espíritu Universitario; Examen de lectura DLA - 5o grado 23 de marzo: Reportes de calificación van a casa 28 de marzo: Espíritu Universitario 29 de marzo: Noche familiar de ejercicios/carrera de color 5:30 PM 30 de marzo: Vacaciones - No hay clases 2 de abril: Use color aqua para esencial básico de paz; Celebración de Pumas 4 de abril: Espíritu Universitario 5 de abril: Examen de lectura DLA - 4º grado 10 de abril: Examen STAAR - 4o grado - escritura; 5o grado - matemáticas; Rodeo de Kínder ECI PROJECT TYKE ECI Project TYKE is a year round Early Childhood Intervention program (ECI) in the Katy Independent School District that specializes in working with children who need extra help. The program provides developmental services to children who may need assistance in attaining developmental milestones or who may have a disability. Services are provided to children from birth to three where they live, learn or play. ECI Project TYKE develops a supportive partnership with families by providing educational and emotional supports, which enriches the daily routines and relationships that will enable their child to reach his or her maximum potential. Anyone (parent, family, friend, caregiver, professional) can refer a child to ECI Project TYKE. If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd. org. ECI services are available statewide to help families. Early is best!!!!! $ 45 TACL #B26458E Free Estimates • Service All Brands SERVICE CALL With this coupon. Not to be combined with any other offer. 16 SEER, 4 TON FURNACE Complete System (Gas) $ 6,650 $ Call for more details 55 Financing Available SPRING MAINTENANCE With this coupon. Not to be combined with any other offer. Manuel Teran (Hablamos tu idioma) 281-345-7714 Bear Creek Community Newsletter | March 2018 9