Bruneau Elementary Newsletter

August 2020

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 11th School Board Meeting at Rimrock 7:00pm

August 12th-14th Teacher Inservice

Monday, August 17th First Day of School K-12

Monday, August 24th First Day Pre-K

Monday, September 7th Labor Day No School

A Note from The Principal

Bruneau Elementary Families,


Welcome to the 20-21 school year! I hope that you have spent quality time relaxing and playing this summer. I am looking forward to seeing your students again in a few short days.


This summer, our teachers have been learning a new reading curriculum and will be partnering with reading experts throughout the year to focus on the teaching and learning of reading. Be sure to ask your students about their learning in reading this year. Teachers will also continue our character education with grit and perseverance. This continues to be a trait we believe is essential for students to learn.


As always, this year will be another great year because of the partnership we have with you. We will continue to involve you through communicating the learning and activities of the school year. Be on the lookout for newsletters, emails, phone calls, and fliers. You can also connect directly with your child’s teacher at any time. The more involved you are in your student’s learning, the more likely they will succeed.


This year we will not be having an open house at the start of the school year.


Thank you for your continued support for our schools.


Alex Meyers

Elementary Principal

New Staff at BES

Emily Waterlander

Hello - My name is Emily Waterlander and I look forward to rejoining the Bruneau-Grand View School District as the Elementary Special Education teacher. I was the Special Education teacher at Rimrock a few years ago. I left when the Air Force moved our family to Virginia. I have missed Idaho and this community ever since, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to move back. I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA in 2008, and have been moving every 2 years with the military ever since. My husband, Jon, and I are excited to move back to Idaho to put down roots and take our 2 year-old daughter, Annika, on amazing camping adventures.

Bruneau Elementary School Supply Lists

Bruneau Families,

We’ve worked to reduce the costs and time associated with back-to-school shopping again this year by purchasing many items through our school’s budget. Our goal again this year has been to keep our school supply list to $20 or less for each student. Thank you for supporting our district, we look forward to seeing you in the fall.

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