B-Well Bulletin

Posted November 10, 2022

November 10, 2022
Important Upcoming Dates:
November 11 @ 8:30AM – PTA Meeting (In person & Virtually) (Agenda)
November 15-16 – Little Feet Shopping Event
November 15 @ 4:00PM – CSC Meeting (In person & Virtually)
November 16 – DINE OUT @ Bad Daddy’s
November 18 – Annual Turkey Trot
November 18 – Final Day to donate to the Annual Fund!
November 21-25 – Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
There is no shortage of new and important information to share this week; please be sure to read through our entire bulletin!
There is about one week left during our Annual Fund fall fundraising effort, so grab your piggy banks!  Change jars are outside the office and we are ready to crush our participation goals!!!  Also, the classroom with the heaviest jar, and the classroom with the most money raised will get extra recess with Ms. Newman!  If you’re giving on-line and not sure how much to give?  Don’t worry – any amount truly counts!  And if you want to match your donation from last year but can’t remember the amount, email bromwellpta@gmail.com, and we’ll be glad to help you out.  Time is running out to hit our milestones, so please don’t wait until the last day!
HEALTHY START TIMES – There will be an important discussion regarding healthy start times at tomorrow’s PTA meeting.  Bromwell is currently slated to have a 7:40AM start time for the 23/24 school year.  However, DPS has provided schools with an opportunity to appeal, and potentially start later (Tier 3 start times – 8:50 to 9:10AM).  We will hold a listening session tomorrow, @ 8:30AM, in person or virtually, during our regular PTA meeting.  If you cannot make this meeting, please join us during our CSC meeting on November 15 @ 4:00PM.  If these meeting time do not work, please reach out to bromwellpta@gmail.com with questions or concerns.  
BEAR BIZ – Our Bromwell PTA is rolling out a new fundraising initiative, led by parents Nick Evans and Rob Inglis, that will look to our surrounding community businesses to help bridge our funding gap.  We need a few parent volunteers to help us spread the word about this fabulous effort.  If you have a bit of spare time this Saturday and want to help, please reach out to bromwellpta@gmail.com.  We will ensure you are armed with the appropriate talking points!  
TURKEY TROT – It is turkey trotting time once again!  This is a fun tradition on the Friday before the Thanksgiving Break to expel some extra energy and get our kids moving!  We will be building on our November giving spirit by adding on a healthy canned food drive, led by our newly elected Student Council (please ask your Bears what they’ve heard from Student Council announcements regarding the food drive)!  Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade will trot between 12:50 – 1:30, and ECE, 3rd, 4th & 5th will trot between 1:45 – 2:20.  Everyone is welcome to come and watch, and if you are available to volunteer, please sign up HERE.   
BROMWELL GEAR – Remember the gear offered last month?  Orders are in and will be delivered to students today and tomorrow.  If you have any questions about what you ordered, please email Jodi at jmcgovney@gmail.com.
CULTURAL CORNER – November is National Native American Heritage Month!  This is a time for Native Americans to celebrate their heritage and for non-Native people to listen and learn.  Did you know that there are more than 574 different Native American Tribes within the United States?  Denver is on the ancestral land of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Ute Nations, and 48 Tribal Nations are historically tied to the land now known as Colorado.  Bromwell recognizes, honors, and celebrates the diverse traditions, cultures, and languages of Native Americans.  Here are a few local resources where you can learn more:
Denver Public Schools
Denver Public Library (Great Book Lists!)
History Colorado
Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce
We also recognize that the best resources are those that come from Native Americans, themselves.  Please let us know if you want to share how you are celebrating your Native American heritage!
The Lost & Found is overflowing and will be donated at the end of the month.  Cold mornings and warm afternoons result in a lot of shed clothing each day! Please be sure to label Jackets, hats and gloves so we can return them to their owners.
We will have Lost & Found available outside during the Turkey Trot.
The November Lunch Menu is attached.
Please do not stop/park in the intersection in front of the school (4th & Columbine) when dropping off your Bear in the morning.  It is not safe for you or the other students arriving at school.  If you are driving, please use Kiss & Go on 3rd & Columbine).