Sunday Message

Week of 9/17/18

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Dr. Blake Brandes
Greetings Twelve Bridges Elementary families,

We had another great week at school! All of our 1st-5th graders and PM Kindergartners attended an assembly featuring Dr. Blake Brandes, a freestyle, hip-hop rapper. Dr. Brandes taught the students about the Growth Mindset, the Power of Yet, and Grit in a fun and engaging way.

Here is the original YouTube video by researcher Angela Duckworth on Grit

Here is Stanford researcher, Carol Dweck discussing the Growth Mindset and the Power of Yet

The Fun Run is coming soon! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Flyers went out on Friday and more information will be coming soon. Check out the PTC Corner below for more details.

Have a great week!


Mr. Middleton

Have You Seen These Signs?

Greetings Twelve Bridges Elementary Families,

Did you know that for the past two years, Twelve Bridges Elementary has been extremely fortunate to have two people who have committed themselves to making our school more beautiful? Before I came on as principal, I had heard a few brief stories of a lady who comes in and weeds the flower gardens near the parking lot. This was quite an understatement! All of the old, overgrown brush had been hauled away and the flower beds and landscaping surrounding the front of the school and parking lot had been re-landscaped with flowers, shrubs, and new bark. This summer, they also took the initiative to repaint the benches and picnic tables throughout campus.

Cathleen and Ed Hulbert are proud citizens of the Twelve Bridges community with no direct ties to the school. They believe that a great community looks out for each other and values their neighborhood school. The Hulberts have done so much to help the school look amazing! Their story to help doesn't stop there. The Hulberts have taken on the initiative to lead a community effort to help maintain the grounds throughout our campus. So many of you have responded with your time and effort to adopt a piece of the campus to care for. I'm sure most of you have noticed the little signs popping up around campus. We have around 50 families who have "stepped up" to help. The outpouring of support has been tremendous! Every space that was available has been spoken for. Cathleen and I spoke recently and there will be more locations available soon. For more information, you can follow Cathleen's Facebook page, "Friends of 12 Bridges Elementary School"

I want to thank the Hulberts and all of the families that have helped make Twelve Bridges Elementary a beautiful place for our students, staff, and families. Not only do your combined efforts help make the school look better, the message that it sends to our students and community is priceless. Our students will know that their community values their school. Our students can learn compassion, kindness, and the value of helping others through service projects. You are all setting the perfect example for your children and neighbors.

With appreciation and gratitude,

Mr. Middleton

Parents/Guardians we need your help!

We need everyone to create a parent login and update your emergency contacts on all of your children here at TBE. Please use this link to create your account.

If you are having issues signing up for an account, please contact the Technology Dept Aaron Dirks at (916) 434-3737 or email for assistance.

This week...

September 17th
  • Choir, K-Kids, & Vision soccer 1:45-2:45

September 18th

  • Art w/Ms.Tara 2:45 in Room 309

September 19th
  • Firefly Art 2:45 in Room 312

Fun Run Pep Rally Assembly

  • 8:15 TK, AM K, & 1st
  • 9:55 3rd/4th Grade
  • 10:30 5th Grade
  • 1:55 PM K & 2nd Grade

September 20th

  • Band practice 7:00 am in the multi
  • Early Engineers 2:45

September 21st
  • Band practice 7:00 am in the multi

PTC Corner

Our Fun Run is almost here!

9/14 Flyers came home

9/17 Pledges Open

Go to FUNRUN.COM to register

Visit to see this year's fun theme: Mind Spark Mystery Lab!

9/19 Fun Run Kick-Off Pep Rally

9/28 Fun Run. Parents, please come cheer your kids on and help count laps. See schedule below for run times:

8:25-9:25 TK, AM Kinder, 1st

9:40-10:40 2nd, 3rd

10:50-11:50 4th, 5th

11:50-12:50 PM Kinder

Moms and sons, start planning your costumes for the Mother-son Halloween Dance on October 20th! It's sure to be a ghoulishly good time!

Tickets go on sale October 1st.

Interested in being on the planning committee for this event????

Contact Leah Bassett at or come to the planning meeting on Wednesday 9/19, 6:30 in the art galleria.

Spiritwear will be available in time for fall! Details coming soon.

A look ahead:

10/3 PTC meeting. 7:00 PM in the art galleria.

10/20 Mother-son Halloween Dance, 6-8:00 PM at TBES.

ROAR Store Volunteer Sign-up

We need help running our ROAR store on Fridays during lunch. Please sign up to volunteer or email Kathleen [] for more information.

Monthly Hosted Lunches for Staff

" Hello fellow foodies! If you would like to participate in Twelve Bridges Hospitality monthly parent hosted lunches, please sign up here!

Mondays are Always Early Release Days!

Early Release Day Schedule

7:55-8:10 Supervision

8:15 School Begins

1:40 School Dismissal

AM Kindergarten and TK Early Release Schedule

7:50-8:00 Supervision

8:00 School Begins

11:20 Dismissal

PM Kindergarten Early Release Schedule

10:10-10:20 Supervision

10:20 School Begins

1:40 Dismissal

Firefly Art Begins on 9/26

Session A: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31

Early Engineers Begins on 9/27

Session A: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1

Save the Date

  • September 28th - TBE Fun Run
  • October 5th & 8th - No School
  • October 20 - Mother/Son Halloween Dance from 6:00-8:00
  • November 3 - Bowling and Baskets @ Strikes Bowling
  • November 9 - Veteran's Day Assembly TBD