Category Archives: Recent News

CogAT Testing for Second Graders

DCSD is committed to implementing equitable practices to increase access to advanced/gifted learning opportunities. Based on state and national recommendations and requirements, we will implement Universal Screening for students in second grade this February.   Second Grade Universal Screen As part of this process, ALL students in second grade not identified for gifted programming will take the Cognitive […]

Happy Birthday, Ben!

Benjamin Franklin’s birthday is Jan. 17, 1706, making him 316 years old. Since his actual birthday falls on a school holiday, the PTO will help us celebrate Ben’s Birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 18, with cookies from Eileen’s Cookies and an allergy friendly alternative for those with food allergies and sensitivities. New this year, there will […]

Boots & Beauties Tickets On Sale

All BFA girls and their father or other special adult are invited to attend this year’s Sweetheart Ball, Boots & Beauties (please note the theme change) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at BFA. Suggested dress for the event is Western attire.   Purchase your tickets online through MySchoolBucks from NOW through Wednesday, Jan. 26. Tickets will not be sold […]

Welcome to 2022!

In case you missed it, below is a message from Principal Simpson, which was sent out on Sunday, Jan. 2:   Happy New year! I am looking forward to a fun and productive second half of the 21-22 school year.   The fires up in Boulder County last week were completely devastating. Our hearts are […]

Preschool Intent to Enroll

PRESCHOOL

Current BFA families can express interest in the preschool program for the three-year-old and four-year-old classes via the Intent to Enroll form on the preschool webpage.    Preschool enrollment for new BFA families is on a first come, first served basis, so it”s a good idea to complete the Intent to Enroll form early; but we certainly encourage parents […]

Apple Award Nominations Due by Midnight Dec. 17

The Foundation for Douglas County Schools extended the submission deadline for the coveted Apple Awards to midnight tomorrow, Dec. 17.   This is a great way to honor our wonderful teachers and staff, while highlighting the innovative work they do to challenge and inspire students. Again this year, your nominations will be submitted as a video or written […]

Holiday Spirit Week

Student Council wants to spread a little joy before the Winter Break so they’ve received permission to organize a mini Spirit Week beginning on Monday, Dec. 13. Students should wear their regular uniform Monday through Thursday and can add the holiday accessories listed below if they choose; Dress of Choice is next Friday, Dec. 17. Monday: Holiday Hats – Bring a hat that shows holiday spirit. […]

Apple Award Nominations Accepted Through Sunday

Each year the Foundation for Douglas County Schools asks parents and students throughout the district to nominate teachers and support staff for the coveted Apple Awards. Nominees receive a certificate and recognition at the school level. Then, we choose two of the nominees to represent the school at the District awards ceremony, where they have the opportunity to […]

Author Visit Friday

We are very excited that BFA’s own children’s book author, Cara Brzezicki, is coming for a visit with kindergarten, first and second grade students at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, in the small gym.   Parents are welcome to pre-order books before the event. Click here to learn more about the book, and click here to order a book signed by Mrs. Brzezicki. While parents […]

Preschool Intent to Enroll Open NOW

Current BFA families can express interest in the preschool program for the three-year-old and four-year-old classes via the Intent to Enroll form on the preschool webpage. The Intent to Enroll form for the 2022-23 school year is now active.   Preschool enrollment for new BFA families is on a first come, first served basis, so it”s a good idea to complete […]

Thank You Sponsors!

Each year, PTO sponsorships allow BFA to continue to grow and to meet the needs of our school, as well as our teachers, staff, and students. We’d like to thank the 2021-22 PTO sponsors:   Cherry Creek Mortgage – Jimmy Kinley Groove Automotive Blue Sky Pediatric Dentistry Moody Insurance – Troy Moody Schomp Automotive Hinds Financial – Jon Kelley […]

Halloween Fun

In lieu of the costume parade, the PTO is hosting TRUNK OR TREAT tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 29! It’s going to be a FUN day for ALL preschool through eighth grade BFA students! Students can wear their costumes to school all day–but remember, costumes should be appropriate for school (no revealing/offensive clothing, costumes with pretend blood/gore, or […]

Parent Teacher Conferences

We’re looking forward to Parent Teacher Conferences this week! You should have received all the information about conferences from your student’s teacher(s). If you’d also like to speak with anyone on the Administration team and/or our Specials teachers see below for the virtual conference sign-up link.    Administration Team:  Mrs. Simpson, Principal Mr. Gomez, Asst. Principal […]