This Week in BISD
BISD’s ASPIRE program will not meet during STAAR testing April 20‒24.
The BISD School Board Candidate Forum will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 at the Thomas Coliseum, located at 6108 Broadway in Haltom City. The forum is sponsored by the Birdville Council of PTAs and the League of Women Voters.
Fifth six weeks celebration assemblies at The Academy at C.F. Thomas are Friday, April 24. Kindergarten and first-grade students are at 8:45 a.m.; second- and third-grade students are at 9:30 a.m.; and fourth- and fifth-grade students are at 2:30 p.m.
Kona Ice will be at Smithfield Elementary Friday, April 24. For information, call 817-547-2100.
Spicer Elementary’s spring carnival/garage sale is from 5:30–8 p.m. Friday, April 24.
The North Ridge Elementary Talent Show is from 6–8:30 p.m. Friday, April 24.
North Ridge Elementary Longhorn Celebrations are April 24. Grades 3‒5 are at 8:30 a.m.; grades K‒2 are at 9:15 a.m.
Spicer Elementary’s awards assemblies are Friday, April 24. Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students are from
8:30‒11 a.m. in the cafeteria. Kindergarten, first- and second-grade students are from 1‒3 p.m. in the big gym.
North Richland Middle School’s spring STAAR party is from 4:30–9 p.m. Friday, April 24.
Francisco Elementary’s book fair is April 27 – May 1.
Walker Creek Elementary’s Kindergarten Round-Up is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 27 – May 1. Tuesday, April 28 will be from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Binion Elementary’s Bobcats Worth Bragging About (BWBA) Luncheon is April 28 during the student’s lunch time.
Binion Elementary’s awards assemblies are April 28 and 29. On April 28, the fifth-grade students are from
1:45‒2:15 p.m., and fourth-grade students are from 2:30‒3 p.m. On April 29, kindergarten students are from 8:45‒9:15 a.m.; third-grade students are from 9:30‒10 a.m.; second-grade (dual language) students are from 10:15‒10:45 a.m.; first-grade students are from 11:50 a.m. ‒ 12:20 p.m.; and second-grade students are from 1:45‒2:15 p.m.
Spicer Elementary’s volunteer appreciation luncheon has been rescheduled to April 29.
Tennis team tryouts for seventh- and eighth-grade students at Richland and Smithfield middle schools begin at 4:30 p.m. April 29 at the BHS tennis courts. For pre-participation paperwork information, email Lacy Bauer at Lacy.firstname.lastname@example.org or Brandon Stafford at Brandon.email@example.com. For information regarding tryouts, contact Celina Burris at Celina.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Day at Francisco Elementary is April 29.
Richland High School’s athletic physicals for the 2015‒16 school year are April 29. Pre-sale tickets go on sale for $10 April 20 in the Gym Training Room at Richland. The medical history form must be complete prior to purchasing your ticket. Middle school students can participate by purchasing a ticket at Richland High. For information, email email@example.com.
Kindergarten students from Walker Creek Elementary are taking a field trip April 29 to see Stephen Fite.
Walker Creek Elementary’s PTA meeting and end-of-year celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. April 30.
Francisco Elementary’s volunteer appreciation breakfast is April 30.
Second-grade students at Binion Elementary are taking a field trip to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History April 30.
North Ridge Elementary’s Kindergarten Round-Up is from 6‒7:30 p.m. April 30.
Richland Elementary’s Jump Rope for Heart Event is April 30 in PE.
Kindergarten students at Spicer Elementary are taking a field trip to the Fort Worth Zoo from 9:15 a.m. ‒ 1:15 p.m. April 30.
Richland Elementary is having Reading Night April 30 in the cafeteria. There will be a light dinner from 5:30‒6 p.m., reading together from 6‒7 p.m., and a free take-home book distribution from 7‒7:15 p.m.
North Ridge Elementary’s Kindergarten Round-Up is April 30.
North Ridge Elementary’s Field Day is May 1.
Richland Elementary’s fifth six weeks awards assemblies and “E” conduct parties are May 1.
Richland Elementary’s awards assemblies are May 1.
Francisco Elementary’s school/PTA Carnival is from 6‒8 p.m. May 1.
Third-grade students at Francisco Elementary are taking a field trip to the zoo May 1.
First-grade students at Richland Elementary are taking a field trip to the zoo May 1.
West Birdville Elementary’s awards ceremony is May 1 in the cafeteria.
Foster Village School Elementary’s school carnival is from 6‒8 p.m. May 1. For information, contact Glenna Harris at 817-547-3173.
Walker Creek Elementary’s Field Day is May 1. To volunteer, call 817-547-3500.
Walker Creek Elementary’s volunteer appreciation luncheon is from 11 a.m. ‒ 12:30 p.m. May 1.
Spicer Elementary is participating in National Two Different Colored Shoes Day, celebrating human diversity May 4.
Spicer Elementary’s PTA meeting and talent show is from 6:30‒7 p.m. May 4 in the cafeteria.
West Birdville Elementary is having a Family Science Night for students and parents at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History from 6‒8 p.m. May 5. Admission is free.
Walker Creek Elementary’s Celebration of Kids is May 5. Contact the school at 817-547-3500 for specific times.
Storyteller DeCee Cornish will visit West Birdville Elementary May 7.
BISD will honor the district’s 33 campus teachers of the year at a Golden Gala on Thursday, May 7. The District’s teachers of the year will be announced at that time. For ticket information, call 817-547-5799.
Richland High School’s choir will present “The Times of Our Lives” for the annual Rebellaire Revue, featuring the Rebellaires with a guest appearance by the Southern Belles. The show begins at 2 p.m. May 9. (Revised date and time.) Tickets are $10 at the door.
North Ridge Elementary’s Girls on the Run 5K is May 9.
Watauga Middle School’s band is selling Texas Rangers ticket coupons for $40. The package includes four free home game tickets and six “two-for-one” coupons for designated home games. The band is selling ticket packages through May or until they are sold out. For information, call 817-547-4841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BISD’s Athletics Department is sponsoring a golf tournament May 11 at Iron Horse Golf Course. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch will follow at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. The cost includes: greens fee, cart, range balls (unlimited), and lunch. Additional lunch tickets are $10 per person. The entry deadline is Monday, May 4. For information, call 817-547-5910.
Third-grade students from Richland Elementary are taking a field trip to the Dallas World Aquarium May 13.
Fourth-grade students from Spicer Elementary are taking a field trip to the Log Cabin Village from 8:30 a.m. ‒ 1 p.m. May 14.
North Ridge Elementary’s volunteer appreciation luncheon is May 14.
Foster Village Elementary’s talent show begins at 6:30 p.m. May 14 in the cafeteria.
West Birdville Elementary’s choir will perform at the district retirement lunch May 15.
Richland Elementary’s Field Day is May 15.
Richland Elementary’s book fair is May 18‒22.
Third-grade students from Foster Village Elementary are taking a field trip to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History May 19.
BISD’s NRH20 Elementary Choir Festival is May 19‒20.
Fourth-grade students from Foster Village Elementary are taking a field trip to Austin May 20.
North Ridge Elementary’s Art Day is May 20.
Kindergarten, first- and second-grade students at West Birdville Elementary will have Field Day May 21.
Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at West Birdville Elementary will have Field Day May 22.
Foster Village Elementary’s field day is May 22. To volunteer, call 817-547-3100.
Richland Elementary’s fifth grade celebration begins at 6 p.m. May 26.
Richland Elementary’s kindergarten celebration begins at 6 p.m. May 28.
Fifth-grade students from Richland Elementary are taking a field trip to Rosebud Park May 29.
BISD is accepting online applications for parent/community volunteers for the 2015‒16 school year. New and returning volunteers can submit or renew their applications online at http://schools.birdvilleschools.net/Page/31523.
BISD has an employee recognition program called “A Touch of Class.” This program is an opportunity for students, staff, parents and community members to recognize employees for the extra-ordinary things they do for children and the district. For information, or to make a nomination, visit the district’s website at birdvilleschools.net.
Birdville ISD and JPS have joined together to provide two school-based clinics in the district. One is in Haltom City at 2807 Layton Ave., and the other is on the south side of The Academy at C.F. Thomas at 8200 O’Brian Way in North Richland Hills. The clinics treat students in BISD and their siblings, ages newborn to 18 years old. Services include: well-child visits, sports physicals, acute care, chronic illnesses (asthma, diabetes), immunizations, and much more. The clinic does not have X-ray capabilities or dental services. They see uninsured or Medicaid students that do not have a specified primary care physician. For appointments, call 817-702-4861 (Haltom City) or 817-702-4855 (The Academy at C.F. Thomas).