Sunday Message

Week of 9/24/18

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Greetings Twelve Bridges Elementary Families,

This past week, we had some exciting times at school! Our Fun Run fundraiser kicked off and we had a great time on Thursday participating in Rock Your School.

Hopefully your child came home last week talking about how we “rocked the school”. Some of our teachers attended the National Conference of Get Your Teach On over the summer where they learned engagement and “think outside the box” teaching strategies from some of the best educators from across the country. Their motto is:

“What if we could get EVERY student in EVERY classroom to love to learn? It’s a tall order, but possible when we GIVE our students a reason to get excited about learning! Let’s ROCK out for our students!”

Our teachers were then challenged to keep the momentum of this awesome learning experience going by bringing these strategies back to their school. They were encouraged to “stretch themselves” and “challenge instructional practices” by “rocking” their school on September 20th: So, they joined the movement (along with teachers from around the world) and created an outside-the-box educational experience for their students! The experience brought smiles to students and staff, and it is not over yet! Your children will be surprised with the unexpected as the year goes on. Stay tuned…

Here are a few pictures from our week. Not pictured here, but we also had Mrs. Villa's class decked out as carpenters, Ms. Andrews dressed as Fern to kick off Charlotte's Web, Ms. Mandel's class going all out for "Talk Like a Pirate Day", and Mr. Gammelgard's class taking advantage of our orchard to build different types of native american homes. Click here to see how Kindergarten got involved.

Thanks for all of your support!

Your proud principal,

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.

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.

This week...

September 24th
  • Choir, K-Kids, & Vision soccer 1:45-2:45

September 25th

  • Art w/Ms.Tara 2:45 in Room 309

September 26th
  • Firefly Art 2:45 in Room 312

September 27th

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

September 28th
  • Band practice 7:00 am in the multi


  • 8:25-9:25 TK, AM Kinder, 1st Grade
  • 9:40-10:40 2nd & 3rd
  • 10:50-11:50 4th & 5th
  • 11:50-12:50 PM Kinder

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!

PTC Corner

Our Fun Run is here!

Go to FUNRUN.COM to register if you haven't already.

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

We had almost $10,000 in pledges made in just two days last week! That's incredible! Please keep them coming as we try to reach our goal of $35,000.

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?? Dads, are you available to help clean up after the event??

Contact Leah Bassett at

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.

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

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