Frosty's Holiday Fair
Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s time for the school holiday shop. This year, we will offer the holiday shop online through Frosty’s Fair
, which is a local holiday shop. Students can pick their presents and have them shipped directly to school to help keep the surprise for everyone! Shop Frosty's Fair
at your convenience. All orders must be placed by December 10th.
December Spirit Week
December Spirit Week is The 6 Days of Christmas and will be held on December 10, 13-17. We encourage all students to participate in the daily dress-up days:
Friday, December 10 - Feelin' Festive Friday - Light up your wardrobe with lights, glitter, tinsel, etc.
Monday, December 13 - Mad About Plaid Monday - Wear plaid shirts, socks, hats, ties, scarves, etc.
Tuesday, December 14 - Tree Topper Tuesday - Wear your favorite holiday hat or headgear
Wednesday, December 15 - Wacky Wednesday - Wear wackiest and tackiest (think Ugly Christmas Sweaters)
Thursday, December 16 - Turn It Green Thursday - Wear GREEN everything today
Friday, December 17 - Polar Express Day - Wear your PJs or comfiest clothes
Bell's Gives Back
Let’s show our Simpsonville Fire & Police Departments how much we appreciate their hard work, dedication and sacrifice this holiday season. Each grade at BCES will sponsor a gift box filled with goodies and cards for our Simpsonville Fire & Police Stations. We are asking families to donate pre-packed snacks, drinks and small items that might be useful while working during the holiday week. You can send items in with your child December 6th-16th or drop off in the carline on Thursday, December 9th.
Palmetto Pride 2022 Art Contest
The Palmetto Pride 2022 Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest is underway. Please see the Parent Letter with Contest Guidelines and Contest Application if you are interested. See key points below. Please consider participating.
Artwork must depict an original interpretation of the theme. “Litter Trashes Everyone”
Poster design. Draw your design on the dull side of the poster.
Write the theme Litter Trashes Everyone on your poster in free-hand or with stencil in block or bubble font.
Use strong bold, vibrant, and brilliant color. Do not leave white space in the foreground and background.
Materials: Crayons, Markers, Colored pencils, Gel pens, Watercolors, etc. Do not use oil pastels.
Space and Composition: Draw “BIG”. Fill the negative space with positive elements.
Submit artwork to Dr. Hillard by Friday, February 11, 2022. Contact: Dr. W. Y. Hillard, Art or Palmetto Pride Art Contest Site
We will pick a winning poster to represent our school in this competition.
Are you a world changer? Do you have great ideas on how to make the world an amazing place? Then enter in the PTA Reflections contest! Entries are due by December 10th and will be turned in virtually this year. Use the button below to visit the Reflections website for more information on the different categories and to see the rules and regulations.
You will turn your entries in online. If you plan on entering, please email the BCES PTA President
to get access to the folder to upload your entry.
Purchase an Eagle News Shout Out
Eagle News Shout Out Form
Want to give your child a special birthday shout out? Have they reached a special goal or achieved an accomplishment that you want to celebrate? Purchase an Eagle News Shout Out for $1 and we will give a Shout Out to your child on our morning news show for the entire school to hear! If your child misses the announcement, or you want to view it, you can find news episodes on our ENN website to watch online. Complete the Eagle News Shout Out Google Form to purchase a shout out and send the $1 payment to the office in an envelope labeled ENN Shout Out. Both the form and the payment must be received 48 hours prior to the shout out date selected to air to get included in the script.
Rethink Ed Parent Access
Please see the buttons below for parent access to Rethink Ed content. This access will help parents to be fully informed about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) by seeing exact lessons. The access also allows parents to reinforce skills at home with their children. This letter will also be linked as "learn more" on the GCS page discussing Social Emotional Learning.
SEL Parent Letter - English Version SEL Parent Letter - Spanish Version
COVID Protocols for 2021-22 School Year
Please view the COVID-19 Q&A
the district put together for parents about what to expect as we start the school year in regards to COVID 19 restrictions.
Social Emotional Learning in GCSD
Social Emotional Learning is a term used to describe traits students need to be prepared for opportunities in life, education, and employment. GCS has committed to building a better graduate, which includes social and emotional skills like perseverance, integrity, work ethic, and interpersonal skills. These are all skills that the business community has emphasized are needed for our students to become healthy and effective employees. Visit the GCSD SEL
page to learn more.