Bridgeport Newsletter

November 13, 2020







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A letter from Jordan Mills

Dear Bridgeport Families,


It was wonderful seeing so many of you a couple of weeks ago at our pick-up event! Having students on campus, even for just a few minutes, filled our hearts. Thank you for taking the time to come by! Thank you also for your participation in our virtual conferences this year. We are encouraged by the growth your students are showing and really appreciate your honesty and thoughtful input on this new school situation.


I would like to share just a few quick reminders about a couple of important upcoming events. First, please mark your calendars for next Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 for a virtual technology night. Families will have a chance to learn more about the Canvas Observer tools that can be used to track your child’s assignments. If you are hoping to learn more about how to navigate Canvas as a parent, this is for you!


Also, please mark your calendars for next Tuesday, November 17th from 5:00-9:00 for our Bridgeport PTO restaurant night at Chipotle. This will take place at the Nyberg location. A portion of the proceeds will go to our PTO who has been supporting our Bridgeport students and community with donations that support the purchase of schools supplies, meals, and other basic needs for our students.


As always, we are here to help. If you have questions, requests, or ideas, please do not hesitate to reach out to your student’s teacher, our phenomenal office team, our family partnership advocate, Vilma Madrigal, or contact me directly. Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,


Jordan Mills

Principal

Elementary parent support session on grades and assignments in Canvas

Come and glean insight into the Canvas Observer platform to better understand how to support your child. We will discuss logging in, finding assignment status, and personalizing notifications.


More information to come!!

Thursday, November 19th from 6:00-7:00pm

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Library News from Mrs. Anton.....

We are ready to start Curbside Service for the library! Starting Monday, November 9th we began checking out books from the Bridgeport Library. Don’t forget to turn in any books that you might still have from last school year to the dropbox outside the front door. Follow the directions in the infographic for putting books on hold in Destiny. It’s that easy. Please remember to wait for me to email or call you to let you know the book is ready. Then just come by the school during office hours, M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm. You will find your books on the blue cart next to the dropbox.

Happy Reading Bulldogs!

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Mr. Karr's Counseling Corner

Hi Bridgeport families,


I hope you are doing well. I created a space where members of our community could find counseling, food, and other community resources. I hope this website will help us stay connected during this unsettling time. On the website you will find resources for supporting students at home, such as breathing and relaxation tools, ways to support children in identifying their emotions, and strategies for managing difficult behaviors. I will also post read alouds periodically and will be picking stories that seem relevant to the current time and the current needs of our students.


Thank you,

Jordan Karr

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BRIDGEPORT FAMILY PARTNERSHIP ADVOCATE, VILMA MADRIGAL

Bridgeport Families,


Vilma Madrigal, our new Family Partneship Advocate, created a website that would be a central place for you to find food, technology help, advice, and daily resources to stay involved in your children's education. If you don't find exactly what you need on her website, feel free to email her at vmadrigal@ttsd.k12.or.us or call (503) 431-4250. Our school is fortunate enough to have such a person that is so incredibly motivated, passionate and caring about helping others. Please click below to open to Mrs. Madrigal's website.

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Here are the Family videos for this week: Self-Management, I Can Manage My Emotions!

Self-management is managing your thoughts and actions to help you make positive choices, accomplish your goals, and meet expectations.

A good question to ask everyone at home would be:

How can you be more responsible for your own choices?

~Identifying Emotions~

Identifying Emotions Family Video
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~Identificar emociones~

Identificar Emociones
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The Bridgeport PTO is hosting a Restaurant Night Fundraiser at Chipotle on Tuesday November 17th, from 5-9pm at the Nyberg location!

Guac on! You can order online and use the promo code, or show them the attached flyer, and raise money for Bridgeport while enjoying delicious food.

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Community Action Resource

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Fiesta de Baile de las Girl Scouts (Niñas Exploradoras) EVENTO VIRTUAL

Todas las niñas son bienvenidas, no es necesario ser miembro de las Girl Scouts para asistir. ¡Los padres y cuidadores también son bienvenidos! No podemos esperar a conocerte a ti y a su niña.

Trae una amiga, haz nuevas y vuélvete loca en la pista de baile con las Girl Scouts-- ¡El baile es gratis!

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Con Code Ninjas®, los niños aprenden a codificar mientras construyen sus propios videojuegos. Aprenden a resolver problemas, a pensar críticamente y a hacer STEM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas) en un ambiente divertido, seguro e inspirador.

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(971) 229- 2900

tigard or@codeninjas.com

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Updated information from Club K

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Next PTO Meeting is November 18th @ 7pm

There will be no Bridgeport PTO General meeting in December. The next General Assembly meeting will be January 20th at 7pm on Zoom. Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Remember, YOU are the PTO! Every Bridgeport parent is a member and we value your voice, thoughts and opinions. Join us! The January 20th meeting link is:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84310246769?pwd=K2RFWlhaREhEcWRiN3l1NHlDMndZUT09

Meeting ID 843 1024 6769

Passcode: BPEPTO

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Packed with Pride

The Packed With Pride organization has done an amazing job delivering to Tigard Tualatin School District families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider donating to Packed with Pride to help ensure they can continue operations through this winter and spring, as they fulfill a critical need in our community!

Passive Fundraisers

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1. Amazon Smile Rewards

● If you don’t already have one, sign up for an Amazon Account

● Sign into your Amazon Account at smile.amazon.com

● Go to your Account

● Go to Your Amazon Smile

● Search for Bridgeport Elementary PTO by using the “Pick your own charitable organization” option

● Select “Bridgeport Elementary PTO” in Tualatin, OR

● Be sure to login to smile.amazon.com for your future orders

2. Fred Meyer Community Rewards

● If you don’t already have one, sign up for Fred Meyer Rewards

● Sign in to your Fred Meyer Rewards account and visit the Community Rewards page to link your card to an organization.

Search for us by using our name: Bridgeport Elementary PTO, or, our Non-Profit Organization Number: ​TC529

3. Box Tops for Education

If you don’t already have the app, download the Box Tops for Education app from the App Store (for iPhone) or Google Play (for Android) and set up the app with your necessary information

● Sign into the Box Tops for Education app

● Select or search for “Bridgeport Elementary School” in Tualatin as the school ● As you make purchases, look for Box Top Products

● Once your purchase is complete keep your receipt and go to the Box Tops app ● Select scan and follow instructions to scan the receipt within 14 day of purchase ● Shopping online? You can still submit receipts! Forward emailed receipts to

receipts@boxtops4education.com using the same email address associated with your Box Tops for Education account.

4. Benefit Mobile App

● If you don’t already have the app, download the Benefit Mobile app from the App Store (for iPhone) or Google Play (for Android) and set up the app with your necessary information

● Sign into the Benefit Mobile app

● Select Beneficiaries

● Search within Schools for “Bridgeport Elementary School”

● Select “Bridgeport Elementary School”

● Before making purchases, visit the Benefit Mobile app to search “Retailers”

● If your retailer appears in the app, select them from the list ● Buy a new card in the amount of your purchase

● Use the electronic card to make your purchase in person or online ● You can also purchase gift cards to send as gifts by using the “Send a Gift” option from the Benefit Mobile app

Algunos de nosotros podemos dar nuestro tiempo.

Algunos de nosotros podemos dar nuestro dinero.

Cualquiera de nosotros puede inscribirse para apoyar a nuestra escuela de estas formas sencillas.

1. Amazon Smile Rewards Recompensas por parte de Amazon Smile ● Si aún no tiene una cuenta, registrarse para obtener una cuenta de Amazon ● Inicie sesión en su cuenta de Amazon en smile.amazon.com

● Vaya a su cuenta

● Vaya a su Amazon Smile

● Busque el PTO de Bridgeport Elementary utilizando la opción "Elija su propia organización benéfica"

● Seleccione "Bridgeport Elementary PTO" en Tualatin, OR

● Asegúrese de iniciar sesión en smile.amazon.com para sus futuros pedidos

2. Fred Meyer Community Rewards Recompensas de la comunidad de Fred Meyer ● Si aún no tiene una cuenta, Regístrese en Fred Meyer Rewards

● Inicie sesión en su cuenta Fred Meyer Rewards y visite la página Recompensas de la comunidad para vincular su tarjeta a una organización.

Busquenos usando nuestro nombre: Bridgeport Elementary PTO, o nuestro número de organización: TC529

3. Box Tops for Education Box Tops para la educación

● Si aún no tiene la aplicación, descargue la aplicación Box Tops for Education de la App Store (para iPhone) o Google Play (para Android) y configure la aplicación con la información necesaria.

● Inicie sesión en la aplicación Box Tops for Education

● Seleccione o busque "Bridgeport Elementary School" en Tualatin como la escuela

● Mientras realiza compras, busque productos Box Top

● Una vez que se complete su compra, conserve su recibo y vaya a la aplicación Box Tops

● Seleccione escanear y siga las instrucciones para escanear el recibo dentro de los 14 días posteriores a la compra

● ¿Hace sus compras en línea? ¡Aún puede enviar recibos! Reenvíe los recibos enviados por correo electrónico a receipts@boxtops4education.com utilizando la misma dirección de correo electrónico asociada con su cuenta de Box Tops for Education.

4. Benefit Mobile App

● Si aún no tiene la aplicación, descargue la aplicación Benefit Mobile de la App Store (para iPhone) o Google Play (para Android) y configure la aplicación con la información necesaria.

● Inicie sesión en la aplicación Benefit Mobile

● Seleccione beneficiarios

● Busque "Bridgeport Elementary School"

● Seleccione "Bridgeport Elementary School"

● Antes de realizar compras, visite la aplicación Benefit Mobile para buscar "Retailers" tiendas

● Si su tienda aparece en la aplicación, selecciónela de la lista ● Compre una nueva tarjeta por el monto de su compra

● Utilice la tarjeta electrónica para realizar su compra presencial o en línea ● También puede comprar tarjetas de regalo para enviarlas como regalos usando la opción "Send a gift" (Enviar un regalo) de la aplicación Benefit Mobile.

Show your Bridgeport pride by rockin’ one of these awesome shirts or sweatshirts! https://bridgeport-elementary-pto.square.site/
    1. Supplies are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

    2. If your order is unable to be fulfilled due to a stock sell out, you will be offered an alternative style and/or size or issued a refund.

    3. Orders placed before 5pm Sunday night will be available for pick up in the PTO Drop Box at school the following Monday, @ 4p.m. - Friday @ 4p.m. Orders not picked up will be removed for the weekend and brought back the following Monday.

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Click below to see all the great information from our PTO on Facebook

The Bridgeport PTO webpage has been revamped and updated - check it out to learn more about past, current and future activities and events. The 2020-2021 school is proving to be much different than years past, but your Bridgeport PTO is still busy working for our community.

Health Care Resource

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