Bridge Bulletin

March 25, 2022

Principal Chat

Happy Friday!

Just one more week of school until Spring Break! I am hopeful the weather cooperates with your plans. I will be hiking and exploring the area in and around Zion's.

A huge thanks to all who were able to support our Book Fair. Scholastic provides schools with credits based on book fair sales. The credits are used to purchase books for the library. We had almost $5,000 in sales which should provide us with a nice pile of books.

We are still looking for some donations for our Field Day Blow Out! We are in need of cans of soda and small / medium prizes for our game booths. Prizes are like those you would get in a bag at Zurchers or Oriental Trading. Packs of bubbles from the Dollar Store are also a big hit.

Please keep up on your emails and social media if possible as these are the first methods of communication with parents.

Stay safe and healthy and enjoy the weekend!

Lani Rounds


1st Grade Power Hour and Next Year's Plan

A couple months ago we implemented "Power Hour" in 1st grade. During this hour each and every student is in small group literacy instruction for 20 minutes. Students rotate between small group, Heggerty/Read Aloud and writing - three rotations at 20 minutes each = Power Hour. This is in addition to the small group instruction they receive in regular rotations.

During Power Hour students meet in a group of 4-6, in the classroom, with a para-educator, reading interventionist or teacher to receive explicit reading instruction according to their skill level.

We have been analyzing progress monitoring data and the results make our heart happy! Because of the success of this program and thanks to our Trustlands Committee, we are expanding it to P90 next year (90 minutes) in 1st AND 2nd grade. The new P90 program will provide every 1st and 2nd grade student with and additional 30 minutes of small group reading instruction, Monday - Thursday. We are SO excited for our Bullfrogs to have this additional small group reading support.


One of the key elements of the Bridge model is the use of stations. Stations are part of rotations where students in grades 2 - 6 rotate through small group instruction, computer aided instruction and stations. Stations are supervised by para-educators and the work is differentiated based on the student's skill level. Stations are comprised of collaborative and independent activities.

In 1st grade, stations are in larger groups and are comprised of Heggerty/read aloud, writing and Power Hour small group reading. In kindergarten stations are part of a rotation where students meet in small group with their teacher and para-educator and then work in stations with peers.

Each grade has an accountability system in place in which students are rewarded for completing their station work. Talk to your student or your child's teacher to find more information about the stations that are part of your child's day at Bridge.

Positions Open Next School year

We currently have two positions open for next school year. We will be interviewing the middle of April. All individuals hired MUST have a clean background check.

2022-2023 Recess / Custodian / Parking Lot Full time position - Hours are 8:00 - 4:30 M - TH and 8:00 - 2:00 Friday. Pay is $14 - $16 hour based on experience.

2022 - 2023 Professional Licensed Special Education Teacher This is a full time position on a teacher contract. Pay is determined based on qualifications and experience. The hours are M - F, 8:00 - 4:30 pm.

Please have interested candidates send a resume to

Puppies on the Portico

It's spring and lots of people like to take their pups with them. We LOVE pups too. However, we do not love pups under the portico or on the sidewalks when students are present. Your cute little ball of fur could accidentally nip at another animal or a child. We have students who are fearful of dogs - big, little and in between. We also have students with allergies. PLEASE leave your pups at home or in your vehicle when you come to school to pick up your students.
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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Field Day - Last Day of School

Our Field Day is going to be another FABULOUS fun-filled day! It is the last day of school, Wednesday, June 1, and is a short day. Activities include:

  • Magician (K-6)
  • Bounce Houses (K-3)
  • Face painting (K-6)
  • Yard games (K-6)
  • Water Activity (4-6)
  • BBQ Lunch (K-6)
  • Games and Prizes (K-6)
  • School Movie (K-6)
  • Yearbook Signing and Autographs (K-6)

We are SUPER EXCITED that parents can volunteer with their child's class this year! In May your child's teachers will send information out about signing up to volunteer for Field Day.

We need the following donations for our Games and Prizes booths. Please drop items off in the office.

  • Cans of soda for ring toss
  • Small prizes like you can buy in a bag at Zurchers or Oriental Trading
  • Medium prizes like you would find at a dollar store

Order Yearbooks Now - Closes April 15

Order your yearbooks today! Yearbooks will NOT be sold at the school. They will be delivered to the school and handed to students on the last day of school. The deadline to order April 15. If you choose not to order a yearbook for your student we will provide them with an autograph book on the last day of school they can use during yearbook signing.

Bridge Elementary

Prepay Code: BridgeYB22

To order yearbooks online, CLICK HERE

You can also find this information on our website under EVENTS > SCHOOL EVENTS at:

Classic Skate Night - April 22

Mark you calendars for another fun-filled skate night at Classic Fun Center in Layton.

Friday, April 22 - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Beginning March 15, students can turn in 10 Watch Me Learn tickets to have their name added to the FREE 10 Token Pass! Only one 10 Token Pass will be available for students. Students will pick up their Token Pass at the Bridge table at the rink. The tokens are used on the arcade games. Skating is FREE (bring your own skates or scooters) or you can pay to upgrade to a pass that includes ALL of the activities including Laser Tag, Bouncing, and Pirate's Cove.

Math in May Family Night

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - We are hosting a fun filled "Math in May" family night on May 11, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. We will serve FREE dinner to all who attend! Families will have multiple stations to visit to play math games - tables filled with information regarding the math curriculum used at Bridge - and an estimation station in the foyer for a chance to win prizes by guessing how many items are in a jar. Each time a student visits a station and completes an activity they will earn a ticket for a prize drawing. Parents and guardians who attend will also receive tickets for an adult prize drawing.

Excuse an Absence

PLEASE excuse your child's absence by:

  • Calling our attendance line (801)499-5180
  • Using the online form found on our website under the Student Data icon


Visible Learning - ENTHUSIASM


Practice these "I WILL" statements with your student:

  • Be an energy giver
  • Smile
  • Encourage others
  • Treat every job as important
  • Not be discouraged by failure

Our mission is to empower students to take ownership of their own learning. By learning, practicing and embracing these visible learning traits, students will have the skills needed to become accountable for their own lifelong learning. You can find the six Visible Learning traits on our website at Visible Learning

Substitute Teaching at Bridge

Bridge is ALWAYS looking for fabulous substitutes to fill many positions including teaching, para-educators and recess duty. We pay $14 hour for subs and the company we use, Ready2Teach, provides an incentive program of up to $28 extra per day for each job filled.

To get more information please visit Ready2Teach at:

Bridge Elementary

The mission of Bridge Elementary is to provide students with a personalized learning experience and empower them to take personal ownership and accountability for their own academic performance.


Principal - Lani Rounds

Lead Secretary - Lalani Williams (Aspire, registration, lottery)

Admin Support - Sara Tucker - (Title 1 and At-Risk Coordinator, ELL support, 504 Plans, Behavior Support and BASE)

Curriculum and Instruction Specialist - Keri Toponce