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Congratulations to our 3rd/4th grade Battle of the Books team, along with the 5th grade Battle of the Books team for again winning this week's competition. The teams are headed to the Quarter Finals on Monday, March 2nd at 5:30 p.m. for the 3rd/4th grade team and Tuesday, March 3rd at 5:30 p.m. for the 5th grade team. Both battles will take place at the Castle Rock Library. We are so proud of these students!
A terrific group of students participated in this year's Spelling Bee at BRE. Ashton K. was the winner and will participate in the Douglas County Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Castle Rock Middle School. Josh R. was the runner-up. A big thank you to Mrs. Sedersten and Mrs. Wedge for leading this fine group of students.
During the second quarter of this school year, all BRE students worked towards making connections from their classrooms to the building theme of “Openness to Collaboration Cultivates Creativity.”
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It has been a fantastic beginning to the 2014-2015 school year at BRE!
Personally Owned Devices
As we strive to deliver a World-Class Education for our students, we believe that allowing students to use digital tools can open more learning opportunities in our classrooms.
That is why the District is allowing students to use Personally Owned Devices (P.O.D.s). The goal is to leverage these devices, so that students have access to learning applications and online information throughout the school day, not just when they are in a computer lab or when using school-owned devices. Any student, grades 3-5, who would like to bring a P.O.D to BRE must complete the online permission form and turn in the POD Waiver to their classroom teacher. For more information, please view the presentation on P.O.D.s.
The caring and dedicated Buffalo Ridge community collaboratively empowers innovative thinkers to meet the ever-changing challenges of a dynamic world through balance, problem-solving, and authentic learning.
A caring community working together to empower young minds.
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KING SOOPERS GIFT CARDS
Don't forget to use your King Soopers Gift Cards. BRE receives 5% back on all purchases (groceries and gas) at all King Soopers or City Markets. If you don't have a card already, you can pick up a form at school under the BRE bulletin board.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION - KEEP COLLECTING!
Our first Box Tops challenges were a huge success in 2012-2013 raising over $2,000 for our school just from our BRE families collecting Box Tops from items they are already purchasing. We hope you will continue to collect more Box Tops for our next BRE Box Tops challenge!
TARGET - TAKE CHARGE OF EDUCATION
Did you know you can link your Target Red Card VISA (not a debit card) back to BRE so our school can earn 1% back on all your purchases made through your card? While 1% may not seem like much, dollars spent at Target can really add up over a year. The program is easy to sign up for so https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home to learn more!
Express Check-In/Parent Portal
Express Check-In for the 2014-2015 school year is open. If you are having difficulty with Check-In, please use the following numbers.
applicationatthe Student Data and Information Service hotline at 303-387-0016.
Access schedules, grades, and student information.
Try this app to track assignments, grades, and attendance of DCSD students. It can by used by parents & students. DCSD District IC code is QKKYJL.
Buffalo Ridge Character Pledge
I will treat everyone the way I want to be treated, No one should feel left out, unwanted or defeated. I will always be thoughtful, I will always be true. I will stand up for myself, and also for YOU!
Changes for the new school year have been made. Please check the DCSD website for your students bus stop times and locations. Have your student(s) go to the closest bus stop to your home.
We are now sending exclusively via email information pertaining to all Bus Routes. Please be aware changes occur through out the school year. Check the DCSD website periodically for changes.
As a reminder, students should be at their bus stop five minutes before stop time.
Please use the Express Check In link on your school's website to apply for your Zpass and pay any Transportation fees, including new cards and the optional annual pass . If you would like more information on Zpass please check the DCSD website . Please check your Bus Stop Information before applying for your Zpass or paying fees.
If your student has lost their Zpass please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a $25 fee accessed to your students account for the new card.
DCSD Early Childhood Education
The DCSD Early Childhood Department is happy to be joining the wonderful community of Buffalo Ridge Elementary School. The teachers are looking forward to delivering a World Class Education to its youngest learners and, in doing so, matching the high standards of the rest of the school. The preschool uses a balanced, child centered approach to build a solid social and educational foundation for each student. The curriculum is research based, developmentally appropriate and aligned to state standards. Exciting activities happen in a warm nurturing environment! For more information, please visit the district website at Early Childhood Education or call the preschool information line at 720-433-0025.