February 17, 2023
Thank you for sharing your kids with us for another fabulous week! The kids had a BLAST with their Valentine's Day activities - there are some pics below from some of the fun.
I hope you have something fun planned for the three-day weekend - even if it just means one less day that you have to set an alarm.
GENERAL LOTTERY RUNS ON TUESDAY
The sibling lottery ran last week. We will run the general lottery on Tuesday. This lottery will fill the remaining spots we have open. We will continue to run lotteries throughout the year, as spots come available, until school begins in August.
The link to enroll in the lottery is:
This week's staff highlight features three of our AMAZING specialist, Mariah Pickard (librarian and visible learning, Lynette Johnson (social studies) and Kenan Powell (PE and health). Keep reading below to learn more about these awesome teachers.
Mark you calendars for the following days of NO SCHOOL
- February 20 (President's Day)
- March 9 & 10 (Parent Teacher Conferences)
- April 3 - 7 (Spring Break)
- May 26 (Teacher work day)
- May 29 (Memorial day)
- Roy City Fire Department Safety Assembly - April 19
- Classic Skate Night - May 3
Please keep reading for more information about this past week and events for the upcoming weeks.
As always, thank you for sharing your kids with us!
Since the timing of puberty and adolescent development varies, maturation is a topic that parents can choose to share with their students at the age in which a parent feels a child is ready. Parents can also determine the amount of information they want to share with their child.
Davis school district is one district that has developed an online maturation program for parents to use with students. The program incudes a video for boys and girls as well as an information handout for parents.
Provo school district has also created a plethora of resources for parents to use. Their resources include videos in multiple languages and booklets to download for students and parents.
Open Positions - Next School Year
NOW HIRING FOR OPEN POSITIONS NEXT YEAR
Interested individuals should email resume to Lani@BridgeCharter.org
4th, 5th and 6th Grade Para Educators
Our para-educators work in the classrooms assisting students with computers, stations, specials, lunch and recess. Para-educators must pass a background check and have a minimum of an associate's degree or pass a para-pro Praxis test which they take through ETS.org Our para-educators work 29 - 35 hours weekly and receive paid time off and holiday pay for five holidays. Full-time employees (working 30+ hours weekly) are eligible for benefits including access to 401 K and health insurance. Salary is based on education and experience and is $15 - $18 hour.
Valentine's Day Fun
Weber Human Services - Stabilization and Mobile Response (SMR)
Visible Learning - Flexibility
- I will anticipate change.
- I will adjust when needed.
- I will look for the benefits.
- I will finish the job.
- I will do what is right.
By internalizing visible learning traits students will become lifelong learners who are set up for success. You can find all of our Visible Learning traits on our website at:
Field Day Donations Needed
We are looking for donations for our game booths. Students play games and win prizes. These are not elaborate prizes. We are looking for simple things like you get at Zurchers, pick up in packs at the Dollar Store, or buy from Oriental Trading. We also need tons and tons and tons of cans of soda for the ring toss. Please drop your donations off in the office and remember to enter your donations (converted to hours) into our volunteer tracker so your family can be place into our Frog Pond in the front foyer.
Easy Way to Donate to Bridge - Amazon Smile
School Website: https://www.bridgecharter.org/donate
Hey! I'm Coach. I teach PE and Health. I love getting to know the kids and introducing them to new and old games. I love watching kids find out that they are good at something and watching them have an aha moment! When I am not at Bridge I love spending time with my beautiful wife and wonderful kids. We are always adventuring with sports, family fun, and traveling. I love soccer, but not as much as I love my family and friends!
Hello! My name is Mariah and I am the Librarian and Visible Learning Specialist. I feel very lucky because I get to see every student at Bridge at least twice a week! As the librarian, I enjoy helping students discover books they love and develop a passion for reading. As the visible learning specialist, I help students recognize the traits of a good learner. I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Weber State University and plan to pursue a Masters degree later this year. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, bingeing shows, playing video games, and playing with our two cats. I also enjoy singing, playing guitar, and spending time with family and friends.
Hi, I’m Lynette Johnson and I teach social studies here at Bridge. I love history, government, geography, economics–all the social studies stuff. It is so much fun to see kids make connections between what we talk in class about and their lives.I have a bachelor's degree in history teaching from BYU and a masters degree in American history from the University of Utah. I spent nine years teaching high school history and English before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Now I get to teach three of my four kids and a whole bunch of your kids at Bridge.
Besides teaching, I love learning new things and being outdoors. My favorite ways to learn are reading, listening to podcasts, and asking questions. Outside I enjoy hiking and camping with my family, running with my husband, and watching for unusual things in nature. I also love to travel. I have a goal to visit all the national parks and all fifty states.(I’m currently at thirty-seven states). I love that as we learn and explore we can feel part of a larger community. I hope that my social studies students leave my class with a better understanding of their place in the world and how they can make a difference.
Code = BridgeES
Pre Pay code = BridgeYB23
Link to Order: YEARBOOK ORDER
Online Lunch Payments
When payments are made online we must complete several steps to get the payments moved to Aspire. We do this every Monday and Wednesday. After we run the online report it takes another day for the money to post to your student's Aspire account. Please allow 3 - 5 days from the day you make the online payment to the day the information posts in Aspire.
The link to make payments online is found on our website by selecting the MEALS icon.
- Cutting Watch Me Learn tickets (stop by the office)
- Pulling weeds in the rock areas and park strips (we have all the area in front of the school and up 4800 S along the school fence).
- Using rakes and shovels to redistribute the gravel from the bottom of the retention area in front of the school to the top area to cover the black landscape screen.
- Parking lot duty before and after school (just check in at the office, put on a yellow vest and talk to Travis in the crosswalk for instructions)
After you have volunteered please enter your hours in our volunteer form on our website:
Once your family has logged 30 volunteer hours they will have a frog put into our Volunteer Pond in the foyer.
If you want to volunteer but do not have the time, you can donate $90 to cover the 30 hours. If you choose to donate, complete the volunteer form. You can donate in the office or by using our DONATE icon on the home page of our website.
Excuse an Absence
Bridge Elementary receives our Title I funding based on the percentage of students that qualify for free or reduced lunch. For this reason we encourage ALL families to apply for Free/Reduced lunch through Aspire to ensure every single student receives the services needed, including access to free or reduced meals if appropriate.
Title I provides avenues for parent input and participation. We do this through our surveys and the link to the form on our website which allows parents to submit questions and suggestions.
You can find more information about Title I as well as a form to ask questions or provide suggestions regarding Title I, on our website at:
Who to Contact for What
At-Risk Programs Coordinator - Stacey Archuleta - Stacey@BridgeCharter.org
- Morning Supervision and BASE
- Behavior including Bullying
- 504 Plans
Lead Secretary - Lalani Williams - Lwilliams@BridgeCharter.org
School Nurse - Vicki Ross - Vicki@bridgecharter.org
Diane Nelson Lead SpED Teacher - Diane@BridgeCharter.org
Julie Christensen SpED Director - Julie@BridgeCharter.org
ELL Coordinator - Nichol Lloyd - Nichol@BridgeCharter.org
Meal Issues - Jodi Jensen - Jodi@BridgeCharter.org
Classroom Teachers - see website - https://www.bridgecharter.org/teachers
- Daily activities for your child
- Student progress
- Questions about student schedule