Bridge Bulletin

October 22, 2021

Principal Chat

Welcome to the end of October! There are several activities that you may want to participate in for the upcoming holiday:

  • October 25 - Roy City Trunk or Treat. Bridge Elementary will be stationed at Emma Russell Park. You must register your car to participate. You can find more information at
  • October 29 - $2 Dress Down and $5 Costume Donation day. Students can wear a Halloween costume (no masks please) or regular dress down clothes. Students who donated $15 at the beginning of the year can pay $3 and "level up" to a Halloween costume.
  • October 30 - CCW Harvestfest at Bridge Elementary - 5:00 - 7:30 pm. This is not sponsored by Bridge Elementary but is at our school (CCW rents the space). The event includes bouncy castle, live band, candy, food trucks and a raffle.

Calendar for 2022-2023 School Year - your input is needed to help us create a calendar for the upcoming school year that meets the needs of our families. Please check your email for a link to the survey.

As a charter school, we are a school of CHOICE. Parents have to CHOOSE to bring their kids here and then CHOOSE to keep them here. Bridge may not be the right choice for every student or every family. Our model is unique - that is the beauty of a charter school - we are able to do things that are not mainstream, for example, learning pods, personalized learning plans (PLPs), rotations, non-traditional seating, outdoor dining, full day kindergarten, morning supervision and after school BASE.

We KNOW you have lots of schools from which to choose, including your neighborhood schools and many charter schools in other cities. If your kids are here at Bridge we must be doing something right for your family otherwise you would pull your students take them somewhere else that better fits their needs. So, THANK YOU for having your kids at Bridge and entrusting us with their education.

Please keep reading the bulletin for important updates and information.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Lani Rounds


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Bullets - Bullet Casings - Knives

Yep - it's hunting season in Utah. This is evidenced by the uptick in absences as well as the hunting paraphernalia that kids bring to school. Please remind your kiddos it is NOT okay to bring bullets or bullet casings to school. It is also not okay to bring their camping pocket knife to "show their friends". These items violate the safe school policy and possession can lead to suspension or, in the worse case scenario, expulsion.

Birthday Celebrations and Other Parties

This is directly from the Family Handbook:

Bridge has very firm rules regarding treats in class, including treats provided for a child’s birthday. Classes are allowed two parties each year which can include edible treats. Teachers must complete the necessary paperwork to have a party approved and must communicate with families regarding the types of treats provided at the party. Parents must provide written permission for their child to partake of edible treats. Students may NOT bring treats or prizes to school for their birthday. Parents are encouraged to come to lunch on their child’s birthday and to celebrate with their child. However, parents may not bring food or other items into school for other children besides their own. The school will not participate in sending birthday invitations to classmates or by providing contact information for parents.

You can find the Family Handbook on our website at or pick up a printed copy from the office.

Parking Lot Flow Change Coming Soon

In the afternoons many parents are attempting to circumvent the stacking lanes by coming up between parked cars and trying to "edge" their way into the pick up traffic lanes. This action contributed to our recent parking lot accident which damaged two cars, including a parked teacher's car.

To help us keep our families safe and encourage everyone to follow the proper parking lot flow, we will be placing cones in the parking ares at the south end of the parking lot. We are asking ALL staff to park in the southern spots leaving the remainder of the parking lot open to parents and visitors.

Once the cones are delivered we will begin coning off the area (shown below as an orange line) about 3:00 pm M-TH and 1:00 pm on Friday. Below you will find a picture of the changes.

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Volunteer Hours and Donations

We are SO excited to have parent volunteers in school! Please remember to log your hours and/or the money you donate towards your volunteer time. You can log your hours by clicking on the RED BUTTON on this page:

Once a family has 30 hours they are added to our Volunteer Pond in the front foyer of the school.

Fresh Fruit and Veggie Program

I hope your kiddos are sharing information with you regarding the fresh fruit or vegetable they are offered daily, M - TH. Bridge was SO blessed to receive this grant!!! This week our kiddos had yellow dragon fruit AND the most scrumptious apple I have ever eaten - the Lucy Apple. Ask your students about this tasty apple!

Thanksgiving Point

Our 3rd graders were SO excited to participate in Thanksgiving Point's "Tulips Journey North" program. Students learned about insects and tulips and then each got to plant their own tulip in the front of the school. We can't wait to see the beauty in the spring as these 90 tulips bloom!


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Mad Science

Mad Science is a private company that rents space at Bridge to host an after-school, hands-on science club on Fridays., 1:30 - 2:30. The cost is $79 per student and the class is approximately 6 weeks long. Today's experiment involved electricity and circuits.

Their next enrollment is in December. Mad Science will post a flyer at the school and we will post their flyer on our social media page.

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



Bridge is ALWAYS in need of great subs! If you are interested in subbing at Bridge - lunchroom, recess, classrooms, special education, etc. please apply today through Ready2Teach using the button above. We pay $12 for all substitute positions.

Visible Learning - INITIATIVE


Practice these "I WILL" statements with your student:

  • Do what is right BEFORE I am told.
  • Not put off until later what I can do now.
  • Do my part for the team.
  • Be part of the solution rather than the problem.
  • Look for ways to help others.

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

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 and BASE)