News for You!
As you know, the expectations in school continue to be more and more demanding each year. Our goal is to help students manage these growing expectations by focusing on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and self-regulation. We teach and model deep breathing, going to a cool-down area, counting to 10, thinking about happy experiences, using words to express our feelings, and more! This month, talk to your children about strategies they can use to calm down, refocus, and manage their emotions.
October is Cyber Awareness Month! Check out these cool tips to help your child be cybersafe https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/my-drive
Our Campus Improvement Team (CIT) needs you! The purpose of our CIT is to develop and review the Campus Action Plan (CAP) for areas of success and areas we can improve. We will meet three times per year (October, January & May) from 3:30 pm -4:30 pm. We have three slots available and if you would like to serve on our CIT please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, my door is open. If you have question, concerns. or want to share some good news I am here.
Thank you for trusting us with your children.
Bright Elementary is committed to help decrease bullying behaviors by having the following programs in place for our students:
Routine Classroom Meetings
Positive Behavior Supports
Good Morning Bright
Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 3rd-5th CogAT testing for 5th grade -Parent Letter https://goo.gl/3k6GNG
Oct. 4th Bricks 4 Kids 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Oct. 7th Staff Development/ No School
Oct. 8th District Sponsored Student Parent Workshop http://www.friscoisd.org/docs/default-source/district-flyers/student_parentempowermentoctober_final.pdf?sfvrsn=2
Oct. 10th Holiday/ No School
Oct. 14th Story Telling Festival 4th Grade Field Trip
Oct. 21st Pumpkins on the Prairie Kinder Field Trip
Oct. 24th-27th Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 25th Opera 3rd Grade Field Trip
Destination Imagination & National Walk to School Day!
Has your child always loved to build with legos, act in a play, sing, write stories, help others, or problems? If any of these qualities sound like ones that your child has, then Destination Imagination is the perfect club for your child!
The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams then showcase their solutions at a tournament in February.
Destination Imagination Teams form their own schedule to practice, so there is time and space for anyone that is interested!
If you are interested please come to our meeting Tuesday October 4th at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. If you have any questions or you can not make the informational meeting please feel free to email Miss McNeill at email@example.com
National Walk or Bike to School Day
October 5th is National Walk to School Day!
Walking to school helps
your body stay fit and healthy while
reducing your environmental impact!
To honor this the Green Team will be handing out Comic and coloring books to the first 100 kids that come to school by walking or riding their bike!
Frisco Honor Choir Members
Congratulations to these students for making the Frisco Honor Choir!
Ms. Stacy and a few 2nd graders during WIN!
Celebrating during Good Morning Bright with a dance off!
Message from our PTA!
Ahoy Mateys! Aargh you ready for Bright PTA's Buccaneer Book Fair: Where books are the treasure? Join us all week in the library for a swashbuckling reading adventure. We're open for sales 7:10am-3:30pm daily. Bring the whole crew to Family Night on Tuesday, October 4 during our extended hours 3:30pm-7:30pm. While you're here, stop by the Bricks for Kids Lego Event in the gym 6:30pm-7:30pm. Don't forget to invite your friends and neighbors to shop the book fair in person and on-line. A percentage of all purchases are donated to the school. Please show your support and help foster a child's love of reading. The book fair will walk the plank on Thursday at 11:30am.
If your child is tardy or absent please be sure you provide a note from your child's doctor or dentist. All doctor's and dentist's notes must be received within 3 days of your child returning to school.
Parents are allowed eight (8) parent notes, (four (4) per semester) for absences and tardies. Then only medical notes are acceptable to be counted as excused.
If your child will be absent, please email the data clerk or call the office using the information below before 8:30 am on the day of the absence.
Dismissal - The instructional day ends at 2:55 pm and we are finishing up dismissal by 3:08 pm each day. Thank you for remaining in your cars during carpool, walking along the west side of the building if you are walking to pick up your children and having your pick up cards visible. Bright staff will always guide the dismissal process and we appreciate your kindness and cooperation.
If you need to change your child's dismissal plan, please try to do so in writing to your child's teacher no later than the morning of the day of the change. When this is not possible please call the main office at 469-633-2700 so that message can be communicated to your child's teacher. Due to safety, any dismissal changes made after 2 pm will not be honored.
Who to Talk To?
Who to Talk to? - If you're wondering who to talk to, the information below could be a helpful guide. Your first step is always to contact your child's teacher. He/she will guide you in the right direction.
Carrie Dellinger (Assistant Principal) firstname.lastname@example.org - Student incidents and behaviors
Angela Williams (Counselor) email@example.com - Student needs beyond the classroom
Karen Ross (Nurse) firstname.lastname@example.org - Student medical needs
Starla Hock (Data Clerk) email@example.com - Student enrollment, tardies and absences
Becky Ortega (Receptionist) firstname.lastname@example.org - General questions
Sarika Pride (Principal) email@example.com