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Believe, Educate to Achieve, Ready to Succeed.

 
 
     

Important Dates!

-EOG Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders is May 18th-26th
-May 26th is a regular school day
-May 29th is Memorial Day Holiday, no school for students/staff
-The Last Student Day is June 1st with early dismissal at 11:30
-Summer Remediation for select students begins June 2nd through June 9th
-Kindergarten Celebration Ceremony is May 25th at 5:30pm
-Fifth Grade Celebration Ceremony is May 30th at 5:30pm
Spring Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair will take place April 24th - May 1st!

Our Spring Book Fair is scheduled for April 24th - May 1st and will be open for students to shop during the school day.  The Book Fair will also be open during the Arts Luau Night on Thursday, April 27th.  Mrs. Carney, our school media specialist, needs volunteers to help with Book Fair -- setting up, helping students shop, running the cash register, and packing up the books.  If you are interested in volunteering during Book Fair, please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a4a62fa7fb6-weneed1/ to sign up for a time to volunteer!






Kindergarten Readiness Handbook

For our future Kindergarten Parents, please check out our district's Kindergarten Readiness Handbook for Parents! 
Click here for our Kindergarten Readiness Handbook

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration will take place at Brush Creek Elementary on April 25th and April 26th.  Call now to schedule your child's appointment.  (828) 649-1547 ext. 240 Mrs. Taffer.

                             Book Character Parade

 

Brush Creek Elementary earns Exemplar Status

Brush Creek Elementary earns EXEMPLAR STATUS for our PBIS program. This is the highest level of recognition by NC for Positive Behavior Programs. Thank you to our staff for implementing the program with fidelity and for thoughtfully problem solving ways we can continue to improve our program!

Inclement Weather Reminders

If school is closed or dismissing early, we will use the All Call School Messenger System to notify families.  Therefore, it is very important that we have updated, working phone numbers in our system.  Any time that you have a new phone number, please share the number with your child’s teacher and the front office.  This will help us keep all contact information up to date so that you receive important messages from the school.  Information will also be posted on WLOS News 13, the Madison County Schools Webpage, and our Brush Creek Bears Facebook page.
Inclement Weather Procedures:

  • Early Release Plan … sometimes due to weather our school will close early.Please make sure that your child’s teacher knows how your child will go home in the event of an early closing: as a car rider or on Bus # ___ to ______ location.The phone lines get very busy and it is important that your child has a regular plan for early dismissal days so that we can ensure all children are safely delivered to the correct locations.
  • Delays … sometimes due to weather our school will start school on a delayed schedule.
    • If we operate on a Two Hour Delay, the school day will begin at 10:00 a.m. and students may enter the building at 9:15 a.m. 
    • If we operate on a Three Hour Delay, the school day will begin at 11:00 a.m. and students may enter the building at 10:15 a.m. 
    • Breakfast will still be served in the cafeteria on delayed schedules.

 

Title 1 Parental Involvement Policy

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BEAR AMBASSADORS

Meet Brush Creek Elementary School's Bear Ambassadors! Bear Ambassadors consist of student representatives from third, fourth, and fifth grades. The Bear Ambassadors will serve as leaders in the school to help with decision making, share information with classmates, mentor younger students, and lead special projects.
Front Row L to R: Lyndsie Percell, Keeley Messer, AJ Thomas, Mason Teague, Jordan Treadway, Kaylee Bugg, Seth Nelson
Back Row L to R: Austin Reece, Jordan Cantrell, Kayla Bradshaw, Laura Wilson, Preslea Harwood, Alexa Bradley, Avery Ramsey, Logan Hensley, Kloie Fotner, Henry Worley, Amber Hernandez

Click to Pay Your Child's Lunch Account Online          
To set up your child's account through the online payment system, you will need your child's account number.  If you do not know this number, you can call Mrs. Amanda Edwards, our cafeteria manager, and she can give you this information.

Fourth and Fifth Grade students at Brush Creek Elementary are learning to play ukuleles! 

Thanks to the hard work of our art teacher, Mrs. Sara Sagar, and a very generous donation from The Board of Directors of PIKOhana, an organization with the mission of sharing and celebrating the cultures of the Pacific Islands, Brush Creek is now home to 25 ukuleles!  

As part of our fine arts and physical education program at Brush Creek, students will study the cultures of the Pacific Islands through stories, visual arts, dance, and music.  Students are learning how to tune the instruments and are learning the first two chords during music class.  During PE class, students are learning the basic movements of traditional Pacific Island dances.  A special arts showcase event later in the year will feature the work of our students in a Hawaiian Luau fashion with instrumental ukulele performances and dance.

  Experience the Mountains, Trails, and Streams at Brush Creek Elementary  
 

Brush Creek Elementary's beautiful building is nestled at the front of our 30 acres campus.  Our campus boasts the Brush Creek Stream, a spacious outdoor classroom by the creek, and The Brush Creek Trail which consists of over six miles of hiking trails through our expansive wooded campus.  Our teachers and students spend time with inquiry and investigation as they utilize the outdoor learning spaces on our campus.

 
     
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School Arrival and Departure
SCHOOL ARRIVAL
Each school day will begin at 8:00 am.  Students will be allowed to enter the building through the front door or through the bus lot door at 7:20 am.  All students must report to either the cafeteria for breakfast or the multi-purpose room until 7:45 am, at which time, students will be allowed to enter the hallways to go to their classrooms.  During the first week of school, we allow you to walk your child into the building.  Beginning on Monday, August 29, as part of our School Safety Plan, we ask that you drop your child off in the car line and not walk students into the building.  We will have staff on duty to assist children to classrooms.  From 8:00 am—3:00 pm, all entrance doors will be locked and visitors must be visually identified and buzzed in through the front door only.  We require that all non-students entering the building, at any time, must report to the front office to sign in and receive a visitor badge. We appreciate your support of our security and safety practices.  The safety of your child at BCES is our top priority.
 
SCHOOL DEPARTURE
You will provide your child’s teacher with departure instructions.  All bus riders will be escorted to the bus lot by their teacher.  All car riders will be provided with (3) Car-Rider name cards.  One of those cards must be displayed in the front window of the pick up vehicle in order for a child to be released.  Additional cards are available through the front office.  All car riders will be held in the cafeteria until their pick up vehicle arrives.  Students must be picked up at one of the 5 pick up points marked by a cone at the front entrance.  Students will not be allowed to enter the parking lot.  If a car rider card is not visible, the parent must park in a parking space, enter the school and sign the student(s) out in the front office.  Car riders will be dismissed at 3:05 pm.
 
 
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