September 2, 2022
Thank you for another fabulous week with your kids!
This week we had our first fire drill. It took a little longer than planned to get the kiddos outside and all accounted. We will be doing another drill next week to improve our time and process.
Did you know that at the end of this newsletter is a WHO TO CONTACT list for names and the contact information of individuals responsible for specific areas at Bridge?
Please keep reading for more information about this past week and information for the upcoming week.
Have a fabulous THREE DAY weekend! Remember, there is no school on Monday.
Visible Learning - Reflection
"Reviewing my learning to see what works and ways I can improve."
Para Educators at Bridge
Starting the week of September 12 our para-educators will also be providing all 1st - 3rd graders with an additional boost of small group reading during our P90 program. We could NOT run our amazing model and provide your students with personalized learning experiences without our para educators! There are a few pics below showing all the ways they help support our kids.
This link is a video for you to learn more about the bench.
Advisory Started Today (Friday)
See below for more information about the PLP process.
Personalized Learning Plans (PLP)
Each month students meet with their PLP Advisor (Aspire-assigned teacher) to discuss goals and look at their monthly progress. During the meeting advisors facilitate students identifying action steps which will help the student achieve their goal. The PLP is shared digitally, via email, with parents. Every couple of months teachers will invite parents to participate in the child's PLP meeting either in person or via Zoom.
Research has shown that a student's ability to self-report their grades and progress, set goals and plan steps to achieve their goals and students reflecting on their learning promotes incredibly high achievement for students.
Advisory started on Friday, September 2. By the end of the month the advisor should have met with your student two times and sent you a link to their PLP. If you do not receive the link by the end of the month PLEASE reach out to your child's teacher.
Virtual Field Trips
Student Name Badges
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program - FFVP
We LOVE this program and feedback from parents and students indicated our families LOVE the program too!
Friday After-School Programs Offered by Two Vendors - Begins September 9
- 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.
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.
Outside Provider Resources
You can also find this on our webpage at: https://www.bridgecharter.org/community-events
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.
Excuse an Absence
If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID they should remain home in isolation for five days from the first date of symptoms. When they return to school, they should wear a mask for five more days. If a student or staff member is in proximity (within 6 feet for 15 or more minutes) to an individual in the home who tests positive for COVID, the exposed individual should wear a mask at school for at least 10 days following exposure.
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 through a video on our website at:
Who to Contact for What
At-Risk Programs Coordinator - Sara Tucker - Sara@BridgeCharter.org
- Morning Supervision and BASE
- 504 Plans
- ELL Coordinator
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
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