Bristol Bulldog Bulletin

4/30/21

Upcoming Events

May 11th-14th- 4th Grade MAP testing

April 27th-30th- 5th Grade MAP testing

May 4th-5th- 5th Grade MAP testing

May 7th- 1/2 Day Dismissal @ 11:45am

May 14th- K-2 Field Day from 8:30am-10:15am

May 21st- 3-5 Field Day from 8:30am-10:15am

May 26th-Field Day for students in the Virtual Program from 1pm-2pm

May 28th-Last Day of School: Dismissal @ 11:45am

Class Placement

As you know, it was our intention to release class placements on May 7th. However, there are still some changes that may occur with staffing and the number of classes in each grade level due to the boundary changes and enrollments.


We will be sure to communicate class placements as soon as we are able. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

MAP TESTING for Grades 3-5

Responsive Learners MAP Schedule


4th Grade

May 11th-14th


5th Grade

May 4th-5th

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Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Join the Staff Appreciation Committee and show our teachers and staff some love!

  • We invite students and families to come by Bristol and "chalk the walk" starting Sunday, and continuing through the week (especially if it rains)! Write a positive message, mention a favorite teacher or staff member, draw a picture, etc. Help us keep it up through the week! We will put some chalk in the front and back, but bring your own if you have some, just in case. Don't forget the sidewalks in back of the school and the parking areas! Let's fill the pavement with positive messages for our awesome Bristol teachers and staff!
  • Throughout the week we have treats planned for teachers and staff. On Thursday we encourage students to consider something their class might like to do to recognize teachers and staff, for example: Having students write a note or draw a picture, write them a poem, bring a flower from their yard; having virtual students email the teacher, hold up a sign they made on camera, or make a short video; make a class top ten list of reasons your teacher is great; make a posterboard sign for your class door, etc.

Thank you for helping us make this week special for our wonderful Bristol teachers and staff!

Information below is repeated from previous bulletins.

Field Day Information

Yay!! We are going to have a modified Field Day!

  • K-2 Field Day will be Friday, May 14th 8:30-10:15am.
  • 3rd-5th Field Day will be Friday, May 21st 8:30-10:15am.
  • Virtual students Field Day will be Wednesday, May 26th 1-2pm during asynchronous time. A link will be shared with the students.
We will have a few water stations at school. Students may want to bring extra clothes and an extra mask on their Friday Field Day.

Special Announcement


Dear Bristol Parents & Caregivers,


It is with great pleasure that I write to you today with news regarding our Assistant Principal, Dr. Hannah Peterson. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Peterson, who has been selected to be the new Principal at our neighboring Avery Elementary beginning with the 2021-2022 school year.


We are incredibly grateful for Dr. Peterson’s time here at Bristol and are very excited both for her and the Avery community at this exciting time. We will certainly miss Dr. Peterson's leadership here, and we will begin our search for another Assistant Principal in the days ahead.


As always, thank you for your kindness and support!


Bill Senti

Principal at Bristol Elementary


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Summer Reading Skills Program through St. Louis University

FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR ALL!

Did you know that ALL Students who attend in-person can receive free breakfast and free lunch at their schools?! Virtual students can even have free home delivery!


Check out website for more information including menus!


Link to Bristol School menu:

https://webster.nutrislice.com/menu/bristol/elementary-lunch/2021-04-01


For meal delivery sign up, please visit:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH08CJCOJnb0mqz6Cg45vKq9mllDBcKBWFJWwbBoiM96s-9A/viewform?usp=pp_url


Contact pelant.nancy@wgmail.org with any questions.

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Spread the word! It's time to register for Kindergarten!

Please help us spread the word to your friends and neighbors! Kindergarten Registration is open! Knowing how many little Bulldogs we will have next year helps us plan and staff for the upcoming year.

Below you can find our Virtual Kindergarten Information Presentation.


This is intended for parents and guardians and is your chance to meet teachers and administrators as they provide information about the kindergarten programs.

View the 21-22 Kindergarten presentation using the link below:


https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=105&ModuleInstanceID=17359&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=37688&PageID=4414




ONLINE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION OPENS 2/12:

Kindergarten registration for all schools will then begin on Friday, February 12th.

Children eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall must be five years old before Aug. 1.

Online Registration "How-to": Here is a video explaining how to enroll online: https://youtu.be/DK1v2B8SHVU

Kindergarten Information Night
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School Lunches

Free Breakfast and Lunch Available for All WGSD Students

All Webster Groves School District students – whether in the Responsive Learning Plan or the Virtual Program -- continue to have access to FREE breakfast and FREE lunch Monday -Friday.

Meals are available for pick-up at Webster Groves High School and home delivery. Students who have opted for in person learning can choose their meal daily in the classroom.

For home delivery or meal pick up, please sign up using the below link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH08CJCOJnb0mqz6Cg45vKq9mllDBcKBWFJWwbBoiM96s-9A/viewform?usp=pp_url .

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy at pelant.nancy@wgmail.org .

Check out our menus at https://webster.nutrislice.com/ or download the Nutrislice app!

Information from WGSD regarding MAP and EOC Testing

In the Webster Groves School District, we have a balanced approach to assessments, which includes state-level required testing. The State of Missouri and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) have set the guidelines for assessments this year, which include in-person testing for all students in grades 3-8 and for End of Course (EOC) exams at the middle and high school levels. The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) helps gauge district, school, and individual student performance on state standards and grade-level expectations. As you may recall, MAP (and EOC) testing was canceled last year. Therefore, the last state data we have from assessments is now two years old. This is an opportunity to capture an accurate assessment of where students are at and DESE has indicated that they do plan to release individual student scores for parents. The results will not affect a student's grades nor their permanent records.

It is important to note that the state has included all virtual students in their guidelines and requires that virtual students take the tests in person in a proctored environment. In the next few weeks and following spring break, individual schools will be contacting virtual families with options for when their student can come to school to test if they are in a grade or class that requires testing.

Some important information to keep in mind regarding testing:

  • All virtual students will be provided options from their school for attending a testing session. These options will vary by school, so please watch for that communication in the coming weeks.

  • We will continue to follow the safety measures included within our Return to School 20-21 Plan in our school buildings to keep students as safe as possible.

    • All students and staff will be required to wear a mask while at school and testing.

    • Hand sanitizer will be on hand for student and staff use.

    • Appropriate distancing measures will be in place in the testing environment.

  • MAP Testing Windows (Grades 3-8):

    • April 5th - May 28th

  • High School EOCs (English 2, Algebra 2, Biology, Algebra 1, Government):

    • The high school is already in the process of communicating with families regarding testing options.

We support DESE’s efforts to assess students and enhance their education and we encourage all virtual students whose class(es) are testing to attend a testing session. If your virtual student is in a class that will be testing, you will be notified by your school as to your in-person options for testing.

Thank you for your continued flexibility and understanding as we work together to do our very best for all students.

More details regarding state assessments will be sent from us here at Bristol in the next week or two.


A Very Important Health Reminder

Students must not come to school if:

  • The student tested positive for COVID-19 over break and is presently in isolation and yet to be released by a physician

  • The student is in quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19 over break and yet to be released by a physician

  • The student is awaiting the results of COVID-19 testing

  • Someone in the student’s householdhas COVID-19-related symptoms and is awaiting the result of testing

  • The student has a fever (greater than 100.4) or hasn’t been fever-free for at least 24 hours, congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, sore throat, headache, body aches, cough, difficulty breathing and/or loss of taste/smell.

Dismissal Announcement

A friendly reminder to please create a paper with your child's name and grade level. Make this paper visible for our staff to see. If you have grandparents or other designated people picking students up, please ensure they also have a paper with student's names.

THANK YOU!

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

  • A-L families; please do not let students out of your car in the morning before the stop sign.
  • If possible, please stay in your vehicle. Staff can assist our younger students in getting out of the vehicle.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

  • Webster Groves Police Department as asked us to remind families that to enter the Gore Parking Lot, you must turn LEFT. To exit the Gore Parking Lot, you must turn RIGHT.
  • Student Drop Off Families-please make sure your child's mask is on before you pull up to one of our drop off zones.
  • Student Drop Off Families-students must exit on the passenger side of the car; it creates a safety issue if they exit the vehicle on the drivers side of the car.
  • Walkers/Bike Riders: please make sure the entire family (children 2 and under are exempt) is masked on Bristol's campus; the best examples of mask wearing are the adult caregivers in the family. Thank you for wearing your masks on Bristol's campus.


Please see the below graphics and click here for our new arrival and dismissal procedures.

Attendance Reminder

Please remember to let your student’s teacher as well as the office know if they will be missing from in school or vitual learning.

You can contact the office at (314)963-6433 or email Terry Mueller at Mueller.terry@wgmail.org


Thank you!!!!!!!

Terry Mueller

Administrative Assistant

Bristol Elementary

20 Gray Avenue

Webster Groves, MO 63119

(314)963-6433

(314)963-6438 fax

Mueller.terry@wgmail.org

Bristol Buzz Book

Returning Families:

Check your email for instructions on updating your information in the Buzz Book.


Families New to Bristol:

For those of you who are new to Bristol, the PTO uses Membership Toolkit for its Online Buzz Book. Membership Toolkit will allow you to access the Buzz Book from a desktop or mobile browser, as well as from a mobile app.

To begin, you will need a Membership Toolkit Account. With your account you will have access to the online directory, be able donate to the PTO or purchase Spirit Wear, or volunteer.


Here's what you need to do:

  • Go to https://bristolpto.membershiptoolkit.com
  • Click on the Register/Login button.
  • Select "Create Account" and fill in the name, email, and password information.
  • Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.
  • Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process:
  1. Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information.
  2. Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.
  3. Once these forms are complete, you will be presented with forms for PTO donations and Volunteer Opportunities.



Please contact Maria Wetzel at bristolbuzzbook@gmail.com if you have any questions.

WGSD Tech Support for Families

Please contact Support@wgcloud.org for technology assistance.