Next week is our homecoming!
BCEL is excited for all the spirit days, the parade, and the game!
Our spirit week will conclude with a parade and football game on Friday, September 29th. BCEL is not walking in the parade but we encourage you all to find a spot along Stewart Rd or at the High School to watch all the attractions.
We are looking forward to a fun week.
BCEL students are being encouraged to read read read!!! Students can send in names of books they read/ have read to them and have that title added to our caterpillar! We can't wait to watch Carl the Caterpillar grow!
This week BCEL was lucky enough to have volunteers, directed by the CNC, come and work on some nature projects! We are so grateful for their time and hard work! Volunteers worked on building rain barrel platforms for our new rain barrels that will be installed, replacing stumps in seating areas that needed to be refreshed, and removing invasive Buckhorn that is found back in our nature areas. Thank you so much to Mrs. Pretzer, Mr. Frisbee, and Mr. Marcus for coordinating all of these efforts! And especially to all the volunteers that worked so hard! BCEL appreciates all of your work!!
BCEL's May Leaping Lancers were so plentiful that we had to break them into 2 groups. Our last group of the year is a fantastic group of little learners who have grown by leaps and bounds!! We are so proud of you for how hard you have worked to grow this year! We love our LIttle Lancers so very much!! Great job ya'll!!
Our May Leaping Lancers were so plentiful that we had to split them up into 2 groups. Today's group has shown grit and perseverance all year long working and growing as individuals. We are so proud of these little ones for pushing through different adversities and growing, not only as learners but as amazing little humans! Great job ya'll!!!
On June 2nd from 5-7:30, BCEL/Pine River PTo is putting on our biggest event of the year...COLOR THE CREEK!! This is always such a fun event to end our school year with. This year Color the Creek is getting even more special. Mrs. Bredt will be representing the organization Riding for Ryan. Along with her family, she will be handing out free bicycle flags to anyone and everyone who would like one. These free flags make kids so much more visible as they enjoy riding their bikes! Please, visit their website for more information on the organization or to donate to their cause.https://www.ridingforryan.org/about/our-story-purpose
We can't wait to see everyone at BCEL on June 2nd from 5-730. Make sure to stop by the Riding for Ryan booth before you leave for your free bike flag!!
Yesterday BCEL was treated to a NED assembly! Students learned about Never giving up, Encouraging others, and always Doing their best all while being entertained by an amazing Yo-Yo'ist/magician! She kept the kids amazed while delivering these important messages!! We LOVED NED and all the cool yo-yo tricks!!!
Mrs. Lombard's 1st-grade explorers had their final visit, for the year, from their CNC naturalist. This last visit included some very special guests!!
Three of our BCEL 2nd grade students, Emelyn Temple, Louis Oswald, and McKenna Blackhurst, received the C.A.R.E award last night! This award is given out to students, by the Rotary Club of Midland Morning, to students who have worked hard to make significant progress in reading. These students were nominated by their very proud teachers! We are so so proud of how hard these students have worked to grow as readers!
BCEL's April Leaping Lancer award winners continue to amaze us with their growth!! We are so proud of our students and their continued efforts!! Well done little ones!!!
You know its been a good day out at nature when you have a sidewalk full of wet boots and kids covered in mud!!!! We love our nature program so so much!!!
Today we celebrated our beloved Mrs. Fleming! Not only was it administrator assistant day but it kicked off our celebration of her retirement. All day Little Lancers showered her with cards, songs, hugs, and gifts! We even arranged for her to have lunch with her old "Lunch Bunch". We love you, Mrs. Fleming!!! Thank you for all you do for us every single day!
Ms. Traci was rocking out at BCEL this morning reminding our families to get those pledges in for the Color Run!!! What a fun way to start our day!! Our drop off line was thoroughly entertained!!!
Mrs. Hedlund's kindergarten scientists at BCEL held worm races today for scientific purposes :)
What a fun way to explore these wiggly creatures!
Yesterday was the first of our visits with our student-athletes from the high school. Mr. Freeland, our athletic director, arranged for some of our athletes to visit classrooms to read books on sportsmanship or assist in an activity. Our BCEL students loved their time with them. They were total superheroes in the eyes of our Little Lancers!! Thank you, Mr. Freeland and our BCHS athletes for visiting us!! We loved having you here!!
Mr. Beeck was kind enough to volunteer to deliver the Junior Achievement program to all 4 1st grade classrooms at BCEL.
The JA program introduces students to entrepreneurship, families, neighborhoods, money, and needs and wants.
The naturalist visited Mrs. Woods' first grade class today at BCEL. They learned about native birds in Michigan and their amazing beaks. Students had a great time using pretend beaks to pick up seeds, fruit, and insects!!
Our friend, Derek, from Mrs. Williamson's ASD room and Mrs. Reid's kindergarten room helped us with the pledge yesterday! He used his communication device to help communicate the words! We are so proud of you, Derek!! You did an amazing job!!
Mrs. Hedlund's Kindergarteners, at BCEL, came across a visitor out in our track this afternoon! They were able to observe this amazing creature, talk about him, and ask questions. What a great experience!!!