Bright - "A School to Emulate!"

A Fresh Start - 8/15 - 8/19/16

Welcome Back!

It has been great seeing everyone in the building and checking out your classrooms. We have a full week of professional learning and culture building ahead of us. It's going to be a lot of fun and I can't wait. You can access the agenda for the week by clicking this link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sts2D5CWXyrH7A5HIwnBhQZrIl6RyHc2FUtG2WSzRVE/edit.


I have created a Bright Staff Google Folder and included most of the documents you will need to access next week. You can access the folder by clicking this link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3v8MzRloaaVbzk4X1Q2WGp0WGs. Feel free to bring your device. No worries if you don't have a device handy; I will have hard copies available for you to reference.


Inside of the Bright Staff Google Folder is all of the information you will need about Convocation https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3v8MzRloaaVWXRfX2Q4YnE3NjQ. We will wear our Team Bright polo shirts, with black slacks and professional shoes. Our staff picture will be taken at 1:30 pm on Thursday (8/18) so please be photo ready. This is also a great time to take team pictures! If you haven't paid for your polo shirt please see Sharla as soon as you can.


Lastly, I would love to gather a bit of birthday information from you. Click the link and answer a few short questions http://tinyurl.com/BrightBirthdays. Also, if you are GT certified (have 30 hours and need the 6 hour update) please let me know as soon as you can. Thank you to those who have already done so.


Thanks everyone and let's have a great week!

Instructional Highlights

I know that we have all been in various locations learning and preparing for student arrival. The feedback I have received has been fantastic. The group that remained at Bright did a wonderful job of digging into the four questions below:

1. What do we want our students to learn?

2. How will we know when they have learned it ?

3. What will we do when they don't learn it?

4. What will we do when they already know it?

They have accomplished so much and I know that's true for everyone. What a great way to begin the year!

Funnies!

It warms my heart to hear about the "interesting" things our students say throughout the day. As the year progresses please send your "funnies" my way. Here is one of my favorites. I decided to color my hair at home and this was a BAD idea. I went to work the next day and a 2nd grader said, "Ms. Pride, your hair is orange, and yellow, and brown, and red, and black..." Thank you for noticing!

Great Job!

Kari & Carrie for leading wonderful Professional Learning sessions on 8/11 & 8/12. Landry, Laura, Kristen V., Carrie & LaDonna for volunteering to attend the district PLC Symposium in July. Laura & Kristen C. for writing curriculum over the summer. Kristen C. for being a district trainer at our new teacher orientation. Kristen C, Jordan, Karie, Kari, Cassie, Yvette, & Kristen V. for serving on the interview committee and helping to hire such an amazing staff.

This Week!

8/15 - Professional Learning @ Bright 8:00 am -3:30 pm

8/16 - Professional Learning @ Bright 8:00 am -3:30 pm

8/17 - Professional Learning @ Bright 8:00 am -3:30 pm

8/18 - Convocation @ The Star - Busses leave between 7 - 7:30 am

8/18 - Kinder Meet the Teacher 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

8/19 - Teacher Workday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

8/19 - First - Fifth Meet the Teacher 5:00 - 6:30 pm

8/20 - Building Open 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Principal's Schedule

On Campus All Week!

Birthdays

Remember to click the link - http://tinyurl.com/BrightBirthdays - we will wish you a happy birthday HERE!