The Bulldog Bulletin

February 13th, 2020

Upcoming Events


  • 17 Monday President’s Day Holiday (no school)
  • 18 Kindergarten Registration 7:30am-5:00pm
  • 22 Saturday PTO Trivia Night and Auction 6:00pm-10:30 pm
  • 27 Science Fair Projects Due
  • 27 Science Fair Project Viewing from 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • 28 Science Fair Project Viewing from 8:30am-3:00pm


  • 5 PTO Meeting 7:00pm in the Library (new date!)
  • 6 Friday Spring Picture Day
  • 10 Tuesday Family Literacy Night 6:00 pm
  • 13 Friday Conference Holiday No School
  • 16-20 Spring Break No School
  • SPRING BREAK - School closes at end of day Thursday, March 12 and resumes Monday, March 23
  • 26 Thursday ArtFest, 6:00-7:30 pm

Click here to view the complete school calendar online.

Peter Reynolds Author Visit Book Order Form

Bristol Day at the Ballpark

Save the date Bristol Day at the Ballpark on Saturday, April 25, 2020! Our very own Bristol Bravos, under the direction of Dr. Wichard, will sing the National Anthem to kick of the game against the Miami Marlins. The game will start at 1:15.

Tickets will be on sale from March 19 - April 3. Tickets will cost $20 each.

More information will be coming soon about how you can purchase your tickets.

Save the date and join your Bristol family as we all cheer on the Cards!!

Celebrating Women's History through Literacy!

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Spring box tops competition starting next week to raise money for Bristol

Spring box tops competition starting next week to raise money for Bristol.

The classroom competition will run through the end of the school year.

See the scoreboard near the office to see how everyone is doing!

The winning classrooms that turn in the most box tops in each grade will have a party to celebrate

and the overall winning classroom will have a pizza party.
Bring in your box tops and turn them in to your classroom teacher or

bring in receipts after you or your caregiver scans them on the Box Tops app.

All classrooms start from from zero next week.

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Bristol Science Fair

When: Projects are due Thursday, Feb.27th. Viewing of projects is 3-6 PM on 2/27 and 8:30-3:00 on Friday, Feb.28th.

Where: Please drop off by 8:30 AM in the library on Thursday, Feb. 27th.

Who: Students in grades K-5 may submit a project. In addition, students may do partner projects.

Other Important Info:

1)This district website link will tell you everything you may need to know.

If you are unsure about what type of project you may want to do, check out the “Rubrics and Safety” section. It will show you all the project categories and requirements for each type of project. The rubrics at this link are the same that will be used in all science fairs at the building level, the district level, and the Greater St.Louis Science Fair. You can also get numerous project ideas in the Science Fair Links tab.

2)Please note the linked safety from. All projects must have this printed and signed with their project. If this needs to be printed at school for your student, please let Mrs. Clifton know, she is more than happy to print for anyone who needs it.

3) If you do a project that uses other people as “subjects”, you must also do the Human Consent from linked below. If this needs to be printed at school for your student, please let Mrs. Clifton know, she is more than happy to print for anyone who needs it.

4) Please use the linked How to Book as a guide. It has info regarding display board requirements. If you want a printed copy from school please let Mrs. Clifton know, she has copies ready to hand out.

5) If your project involves photos, please avoid faces as they are not permitted on the display board.

6) Please email Renee Clifton at if you have any questions.

7) Please let Mrs. Clifton know if your child plans to complete a project, and fill out the linked participation form.

Advance notice isn’t required but it helps in planning for space and judges.

Mrs.Clifton is happy to chat with kids about their projects as well. Students may come to her with questions before or after school. She can also help with printing forms off the district website also if needed.

Required Science Fair Forms:

Safety Form Link

Human Informed Consent Form Link

How To Booklet Link

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Chess Club Dates

Chess Club will meet on Friday mornings from 7:30-8am in the Library. Below you can find the dates the club will be meeting for the second half of the school year.

Feb. 21

March 6

March 27

April 10

April 24

May 8

Any chess club questions can be directed to Amanda Kingsbury at

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Inclement Weather Information

To further clarify what a delayed start would look like at Bristol, please see below:

  • Staff arrival time: 9:20 am
  • Student arrival time (doors open): 9:35 am
  • Classroom Doors open: 9:45 am
  • Class Begins/Announcements: 9:50 am

Bristol Trivia Night

February 22,2020

Bristol's Auction and Trivia Night! Buy a table in December and Save $40!

For more info click below or check backpack mail

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Flu Facts

Let's work together to remind our children of ways to stay helathy as we head into flu season:

  • Wash and use sanitizer on hands often, especially before eating and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • Keep sneezes and coughs to yourself (use a tissue or your elbow instead of your hand).
  • Keep your hands out of your eyes, mouth, and nose.

Check out the chart below for more helpful information:

Flu Information

Dear Webster Groves families,

This week several of our schools have seen an increase in the number of flu-like illnesses. This note is a reminder of the symptoms, care and prevention of the “flu.”

People with the flu are most contagious in the first three to four days after their illness begins but may infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. We are asking that you keep your child home if they are sick until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius) or signs of a fever (have chills, feel very warm, have a flushed appearance, or are sweating). This should be determined without the use of fever-reducing medicines (any medicine that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen). Along with fluids and rest, prescription antiviral medication can be used to treat flu illness. This treatment works best when started soon after flu illness begins. When treatment is started within two days of becoming sick with flu symptoms, this medication can lessen fever and flu symptoms, and shorten the duration of illness by about one day. They may also reduce the risk of complications such as ear infections in children, respiratory complications requiring antibiotics, and hospitalization in adults. The schools will continue to guard against the spread of the disease by keeping surfaces clean, encouraging proper hand hygiene and reminding students to “cover their coughs”, but your help in managing the spread of this infectious disease is greatly appreciated.

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Safety Reminder

In an effort to keep everyone in our community safe we are asking that when using the crosswalk across Lockwood at Gray, pedestrians please always use the push button to activate the crosswalk signal when crossing.

Contact Information

Please ensure that your contact information is as up to date as possible in the parent portal.

Should you have any questions, please contact our main office or Terry Mueller.


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Important Morning Arrival Reminder

If your child is attending Adventure Club, before school clubs, or eating breakfast the only entrance they will be allowed into the building is the side door entrance located in the school parking lot.

Morning supervision does not begin until 8am. Many students are arriving to school too early when there is not supervision. Front doors will not be opened until 8:00 am when supervision begins.

Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our Bristol community!

Webster Groves Foundation

Did you know that the Webster Groves School District Foundation gave over $36,000 in grants to district teachers last school year? These grants have helped bring innovative projects and teaching to your child's school! The Foundation is always looking for volunteers to help with fundraising events (Webster on Wheels, Run for Webster and more). If you have time to give or want to learn more about the Foundation please email


We need your help to keep everyone safe at arrival & dismissal. We recognize that due to our location, parking and student drop-off/pick-up can be a challenge.

We give our students safety reminders every day at dismissal, but need your help as well.

We want to make sure everyone gets in and out of school safely. Please help us with the items below:

  • Please use crosswalks: We ask that students and parents please use designated crosswalks. Cutting across the street at other spots is dangerous with traffic in the area.

  • Please observe no parking zones: Please refrain from parking in the designated No Parking zones at the corner of Gray & W. Cedar. Parking in those zones limits the ability for traffic to make turns and makes it difficult to see people in the crosswalk.

  • Please pull forward: We know that this is easier said than done, but please try and pull forward as far as you can when dropping off/picking up. IF we maximize our use of the curb/sidewalk in front of the school things will move more quickly.

  • U-Turns: We ask that parents & caregivers please refrain from making U-turns in front of the school.

It's not always easy, but if we all work together on the above items, we can make the best of a challenging situation and keep everyone safe. We have had reminders in the Bulletin throughout the year. Webster Police Department may be helping us keep everyone safe by in the coming days with reminders and enforcement.

Thank you for helping us stay safe!

Entering the Building, Visiting During School Hours

When visiting our school, please press the button located on the side of our building. After doing so, you someone will ask for your name and purpose of visit. Please know this is for the safety of our students. Once the door opens, please immediately go to the office to sign in.

Upon your first visit, you will be asked for your ID to scan into our system for the 2019-2020 school year. Once you scan in this school year, you will not need to repeat this process. You will just be asked for your name so that we can print your visitor badge.

Thank you for your support as we work to keep our Bulldogs safe!

Allergies & Lunch Room Seating

To ensure the health and safety of all students during lunch, and to make sure everyone feels included, we provide tree nut & peanut free tables/seating on each side of the cafeteria. These tables are clearly marked. Please note that students who buy school lunches are allowed to sit at the peanut free tables. If your child brings a lunch from home and wants to sit at the peanut free table with a friend, they need to check with an adult to ensure their lunch doesn't contain any nuts.

Thank you!

Lost & Found

The Bristol Lost & Found can be found in two large brown deck boxes located downstairs, right across from the library. Any items that are left over the summer will be donated. Please, please, please label your childs jacket/sweatshirts so they can find their way back home.

Bristol Elementary School

Part of the Webster Groves School District in Webster Groves Missouri. Established in 1869. Our Core Values: Be respectful. Be responsible. Be safe. Be supportive. Mascot: Buddy the Bulldog