Burley Primary News
The Brandon Elementary school supply list for 2020 is now available! Please note that many of the basic school supplies will be provided by the district. Masks are mandatory on campus. Parents/Guardians, please make sure to provide appropriate masks for your child.
Provided is a link to all Back to School Information, including the Lufkin ISD Smart Start Guide. The following document is designed to help families make well informed decisions about the Lufkin ISD Virtual Learning Academy (LVLA) option. All information in this document is written as a baseline guide and may be subject to change based on best practices, staffing, schedules, and teacher discretion.
Book Buddies of East Texas is giving out FREE books! Children ages infant/toddler to middle school may choose up to 6 free books! The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Friday) and Saturday at the Chestnut Village Shopping Center, 533 S. Chestnut St.
Is your child a bus rider? Please take the time to fill out this district survey regarding bus transportation to and from school. Please click, “Start Survey.” The survey is available in English and Spanish. We appreciate your feedback!
Mrs. Torres have given more specific information as to how school may look for 2020-2021. This includes a new dress code for Pre-K through 8. We know that school can look different, but WE ARE BRANDON BEARS, and BRANDON PRIDE, NEVER DIES! That doesn’t change.
Registration for the 10th Annual Back to School Bonanza, hosted by the Junior League of Lufkin, is now open! All you need for picking up supplies is a report card, or a school schedule, and a Parent/guardian photo ID. We want to make sure that all students get supplies, so please register! Click on the link to the registration form.
Superintendent Lynn Torres announced this morning that Pamela McClendon will be the new principal at Brandon Elementary. The previous principal, Mark Keith, has accepted a principal position in his hometown of Paris, Texas.
Delivery of the Brandon yearbook will be in mid-June since the pandemic delayed production. When a date is confirmed, more information will be given at that time. Thank you for your patience.
Please note the scheduled dates to take care of distributing student final report cards, medications, curriculum materials, and assorted personal belongings, as well as a time to return school library books.
Brandon’s counselor, Mrs. Knox, provides helpful tips. Please follow her on FaceBook – Counselor Stephanie Knox.
The faculty of Brandon Elementary want to show support for autism, but more importantly kindness in general. Please view the video below to see the messages from the Mama and Papa Bears of Brandon.
We really miss our Brandon Bear Cubs!
Mrs. Roe put together some things for you to do to keep you going in Science. They are fun and a bit challenging! It may be just what your brain needs right now. There is one for each grade level, but feel free to try any of them that you would like.
If you have any questions, please message Mrs. Roe by commenting to her post on her webpage. She will be available between 11:30-1:30 each day to help you.
Stephanie Knox, Brandon Elementary Counselor, reaching out to parents, teachers and students.
Lufkin ISD will continue to post updates on the coronavirus situation at LufkinISD.org. If you have not done so already, we encourage you to visit LufkinISD.org, find the “SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL” box and sign up for alerts as we post them.
Free takeout breakfast and lunch March 16th – 20th.
Here you will find a compiled list of resources for our students to stay engaged. Thank you, parents and guardians for all that you are doing to make this time more focused on fun, family and future. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Brandon Bear family. During this time of isolation, we are still very much connected. Stay positive! We rise. Aim high!
While our Spring Break is extended, until it is deemed safe to return to school, please keep students engaged in learning at home. There are many wonderful links and resources available on the Brandon Elementary PTK FaceBook page. This time may be confusing and maybe even scary for our students (and parents too). While we are taking serious measures to stay safe, please join us in spirit and stay connected. We are having a virtual spirit week! Feel free to post pictures, of how the week is going, on the Brandon Library Google Classroom, or #WeRiseAimHigh or #BrandonBears or #BrandonPrideNeverDies.
With all of the rain we have had, the field is not in a good condition for an enjoyable powder puff game. Brandon Bears are still looking forward to this epic event, and we will keep you posted, as a day looks possible!
Please read the attachment for complete information about Brandon’s Field Day March 4th at the Expo Center. Car riders should be taken directly to the Expo Center by 7:45am, and picked up from the Expo Center at the end of the school day. See more information for walkers and bus riders. There is also a menu attached for your convenience. It is going to be an exciting day for all!
We will have early release on Friday, March 6th. Please arrange early transportation to pick up your child at noon. Please be safe and rest up during our Spring Break, March 9-13. School will be back in session on March 16th.
The last day to purchase a yearbook is this Friday, March 6. The Price is $20. A form is attached, or
you may order online at YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM and use Yearbook ID Code: 13755720.
If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Crocker at brandonelementaryPTK@gmail.com
Attention 5th grade parents! You will not want to miss this informative meeting on February 24th at 5:30pm, held at Lufkin Middle School, to orientate you with the transition to middle school.
Please join us for Literacy Night, February 25th 5:30pm-7:00pm. We will have community organizations join us from Kurth Memorial Library, ADAC, Texas Forestry Museum, Abundant Life, and Book Buddies. There will be free books and books to purchase from the Book Fair! Balloons, snacks and face painting will be available too. Geronimo Stilton will be walking around for photo ops, and literacy stations will be set up for even more fun! We are Wild About Reading at Brandon!
Thank you for supporting the Brandon Bears by selling World’s Finest Chocolate bars! It is now time to turn in the money collected for the fundraiser. The money must be turned in by Wednesday, February 19th, with no exceptions. Thank you.
Please join us for Brandon’s Black History Program on February 26th at 1:00pm. Our honored guest speaker will be Mr. Joe Deason, author of Legacy.
The students have a wonderful program planned, and you will have the opportunity to visit the book fair.