Posted October 25, 2023
It’s hard to believe we’re already in October! We look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow night at movie night. Below is some new information as well as some reminders.
Behavior and Emotional Screening System (BESS)
All DPS schools are currently screening students’ social-emotional wellbeing. This school year, all students will complete screening using the Behavior and Emotional Screening System (BESS). The BESS involves having teachers complete a 20-item questionnaire on each of their students. In addition to the teacher ratings, students in grades 3rd-5th will fill out the Student Self-Report Form to rate their own social-emotional wellness. To provide a more complete picture of a student’s social-emotional wellness, parents can also complete the BESS on their child by accessing the link below. The results of the BESS will be made available to parents at Conferences
During the beginning of the year registration, you had an opportunity to opt your child out of completing the Student Self-Report Form of the BESS.
If you, the parent/guardian, would like to confirm or rescind your opt-out decision, please do so by calling your school’s front office.
You have the right, upon request, to review the items on the BESS This is completed through a phone call, video call, or in-person meeting with your child’s school. Due to copyright, school teams are not able to send a copy of the questions home prior to screening.
If we do not receive contact from you about confirming or changing to OPTing-OUT your student, we will assume you are choosing to have your child participate in the Student Self-Report Form of the BESS.
– Parent BESS form link
– BESS FAQs for parents
Please contact John Gallagher, Bromwell School Psychologist, with any questions.
Mark Your Calendars!
TOMORROW – Bromwell Annual Movie Night, 6PM!: Join us for an outdoor movie on the Bromwell Playground. We will be showing Elemental, Shake Shack is doing a give back, and 5th grade will be selling candy (cash and Venmo accepted for payment). Use code DONATE25 when ordering Shake Shack to give Bromwell 25% back. Grab some dinner and a blanket, and join us!
Wednesday 10/11 – PTA Meeting: Join us in person at school or virtually at 8am.
Fall Break – October 12/13 & 16/17: No school for students.
Wednesday 10/25 & Thursday 10/26 – Conferences for 1st – 4th Grade: Conferences will take place in the evening. Your teacher will provide a sign up.
**Kindergarten conferences will be scheduled by the teachers separately**
Tuesday 10/31 – Bromwell Annual Fall Crawl: Come cheer on our Bears as they parade through the shopping district and neighborhood! We will need volunteers to help with sidewalk crossings, more details will come. Costumes optional but encouraged.
Monday 11/6 & Wednesday 11/8 – 5th Grade Conferences: Conferences will take place in the evening. Your teacher will provide a sign up.