Knights Rising Higher

1st Quarterly Newsletter

New Bridge ~ Ensuring all students achieve academic excellence through relevant learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math!

Knights Rising Higher 1st Quarter

Happy end of first quarter New Bridge families!

We hope this first quarter has been as invigorating for you as it has been for us. It's been delightful to partner with you and your child as we've focused on our school success plan and the 21-22 theme of "Knights Rising Higher." I see this happening day in and out in so many ways throughout our school and community! Please click on the link below and watch some highlights from our first quarter of teacher development, student learning, and fall activities!

Our teachers and staff have embraced our school goals and are working hard in our goal areas of:

  • Improving literacy instruction and student achievement in all literacy areas
  • Supporting all students and staff with social-emotional and behavioral needs
  • Increasing student learning through teacher observation and feedback
  • Requalifying for our Utah STEM Platinum status
  • Delivering high quality differentiated instruction for all students, especially our multi-language learners and students with disabilities

This year, New Bridge educators have adopted this quote from Charles Ketterling, an American inventor, engineer and businessman who invented the electric starter and unleaded gasoline, and who holds 186 patents. He said,

“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”

We believe this to be true and are holding high expectations of ourselves, our students, and our community in supporting student success. Thank you for your continued dedication to your child's education and to New Bridge School! As always, please reach out to your child's teacher or to our administrative staff if you have any questions.

Let's kick off this second quarter with renewed committment to engage ourselves in giving our children the best year ever!


Principal Bukey

21-22 New Bridge 1st Quarter Knights Rising Higher

Please click on this link to watch some highlights from our first quarter of teacher development, student learning, and fall activities! (abt 14 minutes)

Counselor's Corner

It's a new month, and our new SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) focus starts on Monday! November will be focused on Friendship! November is known as the month of gratitude and what better way to spend it than focusing on friendships and relationships! At the end of the month, we will also be focusing on some gratitude challenges! :)

Please refer to the counseling page on our school website for resources and ideas to use in your families. The November Counseling Connection newsletter in English & Spanish will be coming home with your child this week and can be found on our counseling webpage.

Mrs. Welch

New Bridge School Counselor

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Veteran's Day Celebration

If you're new to New Bridge, you might not be aware that very year our library hosts a wonderful Veteran's Day event, and this year will be extra special! We invite you to participate in our service project referenced above. Students can bring in donations until Nov 9th. The class with the most donations will receive a Menchie's party! We'll be honoring our local veterans during our annual Veteran's Day assembly, where each veteran will receive their own New Bridge student-designed and 3D printed veteran's medal.

Online Tutoring for 5th-12th Graders!

Ogden School District is making available PAPER 24/7 Online Tutoring help from certified teachers across the United States. Students are being trained in their classrooms on how to access this help. Whether they're finishing up a last minute assignment or exploring new math concepts, this tutoring platform is going to become a favorite tool for them and parents! Here is a link to the directions on how to access this help. Please let your child's teacher know if you have any questions.

How does PAPER help students? Reach out to this link to discover more.

Attendance Matters!

As we're planning for holidays and navigating the impact that weather and illness can have on school attendance, we encourage families to discuss the importance of attendance with your child. Good attendance is defined as attending 95% of the year, which equals a total of only 9 absences over a school year. So every day in attendance counts towards a childs opportunity to make a year's academic growth in school!

Here are some suggestions to consider as you're planning for the holidays.

  • This holiday season, the best gift we can give our children is a good education. And the best place to get that education is in school. Every day and on time.
  • Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after winter break. We hope to break that cycle!
  • Holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families both near and far away and exposing children to our native homes and languages. As we're planning, let's please keep in mind the costs to our children’s education if they miss too much school.
  • Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and putting our children behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.
  • Let's make sure our children are in school every day, right up until vacation starts. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning. But it’s harder to teach and it’s harder to learn when too many students are absent.
  • If missing school is unavoidable, especially in the event of illness, please talk to your child's teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work. But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom.
  • Let's give our children the gift of attendance and help build a habit of attendance. The habits they build now will become habits for life!

Upcoming Calendar Items

Tuesday, Nov 2

  • Report Cards go home by this date
  • 3rd Grade Field Trip Tree House Museum 9:15-11:15
  • 6th Grade Clark Planetarium Outreach 8:15-12:00
  • 4,5,6 Grades Clark Planetarium Assembly
  • 1,2,3 Grades Clark Planetarium Assembly

Wednesday, Nov 3

  • 5th Grade STARBASE Hill field trip

Thursday, Nov 4

  • Flu Clinic 9:00
  • Principal BINGO party 2:00

Friday, Nov 5

  • No Boys/Girls Club today

Tuesday, Nov 9

  • Vision Screening: 1, 2, 3, 5
Wednesday, Nov 10
  • Picture Retakes 8:30-12:30

Thursday, Nov 11

  • Veteran's Day Assembly

Friday, Nov 12

  • Rising Knights Assemblies
  • Bridging the Gap food distribution

Wednesday, Nov 17

  • National ESP Appreciation Day (all support staff)
  • SECURE Drill 12:45

Wednesday, Nov 24

  • No school, students
  • Compensatory day employees

Thursday, Nov 25 - Friday, Nov 26

  • Thanksgiving Break

Dec 1

  • iReady & Acadience Benchmark diagnostic window opens

Dec 2

  • Illustrator Garth Bruner Presentation, 2-3 grades

Dec 3

  • Rising Knights Assemblies

Dec 10

  • Bridging the Gap Food Distribution

Dec 13

  • Smart Smiles
  • 6th grade economics fair this week
  • Prevent Child Abuse presentations this week

Dec 15

  • Principal's Bingo Party

Dec 16

  • Community Council

Dec 18-31

  • Christmas Break

Jan 3

  • Teacher planning day, no students

Jan 4

  • CIA testing this week

Jan 7

  • Student At-Home Learning Day
  • Teacher Data Dive

Jan 13

  • End of 2nd quarter

Jan 14

  • No school students, teacher in-service day

Jan 17

  • Martin Luther King Day, no school students