Thursday, November 20, 2014

$10,000 Donation!

The Smith Mountain Lake Lions Club presented the PTO with a $10,000 check Monday night for our new picnic pavilion that is being built!!! We are overwhelmed with such a generous gift and offer countless thanks to the SML Lions Club! THANK YOU!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Picture Retake Day

School picture retake day is coming up in just 2 days! If your child was absent the first picture day (or you just want your child's photo retaken), please ask for a form in the office & dress your best on Thursday, November 6th!

Book Character Dress Up Day!

Students and staff had a blast on Book Character Dress Up Day! Check out the photos of all the awesome costumes:

Book Character Dress Up Day Photos

Some of the staff dressed up as Harry Potter characters! Can you name them all?

Red Ribbon Week Photos

Red Ribbon Week was a success! Check out some of the fun photos from the week:

Red Ribbon Week Photos

Friday, October 24, 2014

November is Reading Month!

Our librarian, Mrs. Dudley, has a number of fun activities planned for students throughout the month of November to celebrate Reading Month!

October 31st will be the Reading Month Kick-Off Event: book character dress up and parade day! Students will participate in a parade with their costume and book. Students will listen to a story in the gym after the parade.

November 5th will be a Book Cover Contest: all students will illustrate the cover of their favorite book. A winner from each class will be chose to be displayed on the bulletin board outside the Library.

November 7th - School Spirit Day: everyone will wear their red & black to support the BCES bulldogs.

November 12th - Favorite Book Day: teachers and students will share their favorite books. Pamela Palmer, the FC Library @ Westlake Children's Librarian will share a story with each grade level.

November 14th - Read-A-T-Shirt Day: everyone will wear a t-shirt that can be read.

November 19th - Hats Off to Reading: everyone will wear a hat that can be read.

November 21st - Team Up With Reading: support reading and your favorite team by wearing a team shirt, hat, beads, and all of your team gear.

November 26th - Cuddle Up and Read (Pajama Day!): everyone will wear their pajamas and slippers to school! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Attention Fourth Grade!

Attention Fourth Grade!

We are reading a cute novel for the next week or so, called The Candy Corn Contest. We do not have enough books to send one home with each student, so we are putting chapter summaries and other information on our blog. Check out each night for updates!

Mrs. Walker

Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

On October 17th, the SCA sponsored a Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Monday, October 20, 2014

NEW BCES Shirts!

BCES has a new shirt design for the 2014-2015 school year!

Shirts are available for pre-order now! Short sleeve shirts are $10, Long sleeve shirts are $15, and hoodies are $20! Order forms are due on November 7th and orders will be available for pick up on November 24th! If you would like to place your order online (and pay with credit card or paypal, check out or search "Burnt Chimney" on!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Family Reading Night!

Family Reading Night & PTO Meeting will be held on Monday, October 20th.

The PTO will be offering pizza, drinks, & cookies beginning at 5:45 in the cafeteria.

We hope to see everyone there!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be from Friday, October 24th through Thursday, October 30th.

*Friday, 10/24 - “Keep the Bulldog Spirit Drug Free”
Wear red to show your school spirit for all bulldogs - living healthy & drug free!

*Monday, 10/27 - “Don’t Get Mixed Up With Drugs”
Wear mismatched clothes!

*Tuesday, 10/28 - “Put a Cap on Drugs”
Wear a hat or cap!

*Wednesday, 10/29 - “Join The Fight Against Drugs”
Wear camouflage!

*Thursday, 10/30 - “Think Twice! Pair Up Or Team Up Against Drugs”
Wear your favorite team shirt or dress as a twin!

Wanna know more about Red Ribbon Week & what it's all about? Check out:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Book Character Dress Up Day!

Book Character Dress Up Day Is Coming Soon!

Friday, October 31, 2014, students are invited to dress up as a book character here at BCES. We ask that students bring a copy (or picture) of their book to carry along with them all day so other students can identify the character and so your child can share their character’s story!

We will have a costume parade and students will hear a story in the gym read by special guest Dumbledore (whose muggle name is Mr. Bryant)!

Please, no masks or heavy makeup. Though we want our students to have fun, this is still a learning environment and we need to be respectful.


Theatre IV Presents "Snow White"
Theatre IV presented a musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale "Snow White" to students on Tuesday, October 7. If you would like to learn a little more about Theatre IV (where they're based, how much shows cost and how they are paid for, etc.), check out their website:

Friday, October 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BCES Website Changes

Our website has been updated! All the information you need is still right there, easily accessible... with a new look. If there are any additions you would like to see on our website, please don't hesitate to let us know. Thanks!

Monday, September 29, 2014

SCA Election Speeches & Results

CLICK HERE for photos of the SCA Speeches.

We had a number of talented, thoughtful, hard-working students run for Student Council this year! 
Students who ran for office are:

President (a 5th grade position)
Aiden Garcia 
Donny Lampley 
Erica Blake Sellars 
Addie Shorter 

Vice President (a 4th grade position)
Jake Brown
Andrew McKnight

Secretary (a 5th grade position)
Jocelyn Routt

Treasurer (a 4th grade position)
Marianne Alcorn
Lora Altice
Robbie Knott
Parker Olsson

Historian (a 5th grade position)
Dylon Barberree
Ava LaPradd
Eve Plaster

All of our candidates did a fantastic job on their posters and speeches. 


SCA Officers for 2014-2015 are...
President: Addie Shorter
Vice President: Jake Brown 
Secretary: Jocelyn Routt 
Historian: Ava LaPradd 
Treasurer: Robbie Knott


Here are a few photos from the last few weeks...

August DQ Night

Back To School Night & PTO Meeting

PTO Spaghetti Dinner

Friday, September 26, 2014

2014... So far!

In order to reach a broader parent audience, we have converted all of our grade level websites into more-easily updated blogs. We are also updating the "Bulldog Announcement" website page into a blog, too. (If you're reading this, it's probably pretty obvious already!) Hopefully, these changes will enable teachers and staff to update more frequently with relevant info, such as homework, study guides, spelling words... pretty much everything helpful! 

Here are links to each of the new blogs: 

If you have any [helpful] suggestions, please let us know! These blogs are works-in-progress. If you would like to see something specific (grade-level calendar, reading list, etc.) added to your child's grade-level blog, please let your child's teacher know!