Dear Bobcat Families,

    It has been a wonderful first month of school at BCE. We have transitioned very nicely into this school year. All of our Bobcats from Pre K Threes to 5th graders are working hard each day! Thank you for all of your support, as we have kicked off this fabulous new year.

    As a staff, we have been doing a great deal of learning about mindset over the last year. Carol Dweck, psychologist at Standford University, has done decades of research on achievement and success and a simple idea that is making all the difference. I am excited to invite you to participate in a parent book study to learn about the topic. Debbie Jones, SAC chair, and Tessa McGrew, PTA president, and I have recently read a book titled, Mindset for Parents and would love to share it with you. If you are interested in our first Parent Book Club, please fill out the form on the last page of the newsletter and return it to school by Friday, September 29th .

    Our PTA is hard at work to plan some great family events for this year. Some BCE favorites like Fall Fest, Giving Tree, and Candy Cane Lane are going to be here before we know it. This year, PTA is also scheduling Give Back Nights with various restaurants in our area. Be on the lookout for these businesses that are choosing to partner with our school through the year.

    I look forward to seeing you around campus soon. Please know that my door is always open if you have a question, concern, or if you just want to say hello!



    Jenn Mekler, Principal