The Bulldog Bulletin

September 6th, 2019

Upcoming Events

September:

  • 19 Thursday School Picture Day and 5th grade panoramic picture
  • 20 Friday FALL FESTIVAL 4:30 pm

October:

  • 3 Thursday PTO meeting 7:00 pm Library
  • 8 Tuesday STEM Night 6:30 pm
  • 9 Wednesday Early Dismissal 11:45 am
  • 24 Thursday 4th grade concert 6:30 pm 5th grade concert 7:30 pm
  • 31 Thursday Halloween Parade (1:30) and Parties (1:45)


Click here to view the complete school calendar online.

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Fall Festival Information

Join us on Friday 9/20 at the annual Bristol Fall Festival


  • Rain or Shine | 4:30-7pm — Entertainment, food, and fun for all ages
  • Skip the lines and save when you buy tickets in advance
  • Parent volunteers needed: Sign up to volunteer and receive a free unlimited ride wristband!
  • Limited edition tees for sale today
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Room Parents Needed!

Welcome Back Parents,

Now that school is off to a great start, the Room Parent committee is reaching out to you for your help! A number of classrooms are in need of room parents for the upcoming year.

Room parents are the liaison between the classroom parents and the PTO. Room Parents ensure that our holiday parties are planned and executed (they do not need to attend the parties unless they want to); they send out important information and reminders to the classroom about PTO initiatives and events; and they encourage participation from other parents in school-wide activities.

Please consider volunteering as a Room Parent or to assist with other activities and events. Signing up is easy and can be done through the online buzz book: Membership Toolkit.

If you are unsure about the time requirements, please attend the Room Parent informational meeting Tomorrow night (Thursday Sept 5 @6:30 in Bristol library) and let us explain in person.

We hope to see you all there!

Kathy and Ashlee (Room parent co-chairs)

kathy.melton@me.com

ashleemw@gmail.com

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Bristol Buzz Book

Bristol Buzz Book Is Online


The Online Directory is available and is now accessed through Membership Toolkit (similar to MySchoolAnywhere, which has been used in years past). An email was sent to all parents on Tuesday, Sept. 4 using the email that was given to WGSD at registration (or the email that was already in the MySchoolAnywhere database).


If you did not receive the email, please check your Junk folder. If you still cannot find it, you can still register and login to Membership Toolkit using the link and steps below:


https://bristolpto.membershiptoolkit.com


  • Click on the Register/Login button.
  • Select "Create Account" and fill in the name, email, and password information.
  • Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.
  • Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process:
  1. Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information. If the email you used to create your account is the same email used for Webster Groves School District registration, you should see your Family Information and be able to confirm/update it as necessary. If the email you used to create your account is different, you will be prompted to enter in Family Information from scratch, and you may end up with duplicate Family/Contact records in the system.
  2. Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.
  3. Once these forms are complete, you will be presented with forms for PTO donations, Printed Buzz Books, and Volunteer Opportunities.



Please contact Maria Wetzel at bristolbuzzbook@gmail.com with any questions you have about the “Buzz Book”.

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Volunteering at Bristol

Anyone wishing to volunteer (parents, grandparents, etc) at Bristol should do the following…

Webster Groves School District Website

Click on Departments specifically Human Resources and there are two icons (Raptor Volunteer Screening and Raptor Volunteer Application) to click on that explain what is needed to volunteer within Webster Groves School District schools.


Questions? Please contact Terry Mueller @ mueller.terry@wgmail.org

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Bristol Spirit Gear

Get the following Spiritwear items while they last! Bristol Bulldog Tech tees, hats, mugs, and headbands are running out! Show your support (and look cool!) by placing your order today! Orders can be emailed to carolineragan@yahoo.com. Check out bristolspiritgear.com for more great items, too!

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Bristol PTO 1 and Done Campaign!

Learn more by checking out the flyer below!
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Webster Groves Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

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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!

3rd Grade Strings Information!

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Bricks for Kids!

See the flyer below for more information!
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Chess Club!


Chess Club! Join in on the Fun!

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 first half of the school year.

Sept. 13

Sept. 27

Oct. 11

Oct. 25

Nov. 8

Nov. 22

Dec. 6

Dec. 20

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 info@wgsdfoundation.org

Arrival/Dismissal

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