Bridge Bulletin

March 17, 2023

Principal Chat

Happy St. Patrick's Day! This week brought some fun Leprechaun shenanigans to school - see below for pics!

We are ramping up for Field Day and donations are needed. See below for more information.



This week's staff highlight features our 2nd grade para-educators, Travis, Ms. Hoesel, Ms. Lesli, and Danie. Keep reading below to learn all about these amazing individuals!

Mark your calendars for the following days of NO SCHOOL

  • April 3 - 7 (Spring Break)
  • May 26 (Teacher work day)
  • May 29 (Memorial day)

Upcoming Events

  • Spring Pictures - March 23 (FREE Dress Down Day)
  • Math Night - April 20 (6 - 8 pm) includes FREE dinner
  • Kindergarten Round Up - April 28 (information will be emailed to parents)
  • Classic Skate Night - May 3
  • Roy Aquatic Center FREE Family Fun Night - July 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Please keep reading for more information about this past week and events for the upcoming weeks.

As always, thank you for CHOOSING Bridge and sharing your kids with us!

Lani Rounds


Frog Squad

Our Frog Squad is finally launched! These students were chosen by their peers as students who they felt were good friends to everyone and who would be able to help others learn how to become good friends as well. Our Frog Squad will learn about being "Upstanders". Coach Powell and Mrs. Archuleta will be our Frog Squad advisors.

In a bullying situation, an upstander is someone who recognizes when something is wrong and does something to make it right. If an upstander sees or hears about bullying, he or she will do something. This could mean stopping the bully, reporting the event, or otherwise helping the victim even after the fact.

Our Frog Squad will also help kids learn about our Visible Learning dispositions - the six "traits of a good learner" that students learn about during their visible learning class.

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Leprechaun Fun & March Shenanigans & Sea of Green

Negative Lunch Balances - Free and Reduced Options

It is NOT too late to apply for FREE or REDUCED meals. Applying now does not reduce any arrears but it will help with future meals that your children purchase. To apply, simply login to Aspire and select the FREE/REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION from the right side of the menu. If you need assistance please ask any of the office staff.

Our negative lunch balance is now close to $7,000. This is money the school has to find in its budget to pay at the end of the school year to cover the cost of meals that families did not pay.

PLEASE help us by paying down your negative lunch accounts. You can pay online or in the office. For those interested in donating to help parents with negative lunch balances, we have a Happy Go Lucky account to which you can donate. Ask the office for more information.

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FFVP - Fresh Fruit and Veggies for the Win!

It's been a minute since we posted some FFVP pics but the Sapphire Moon Drop Grapes made kids SO happy we had to add some pics to the newsletter and the rainbow carrots were fitting for this week's Leprechaun madness.

Open Positions - Next School Year


Interested individuals should email resume to

4th, 5th and 6th Grade Para Educators

Our para-educators work in the classrooms assisting students with computers, stations, specials, lunch and recess. Para-educators must pass a background check and have a minimum of an associate's degree or pass a para-pro Praxis test which they take through Our para-educators work 29 - 35 hours weekly and holiday pay for five holidays. Full-time employees (working 30+ hours weekly) are eligible for benefits including access to 401 K and health insurance. Salary is based on education and experience and is $15 - $18 hour.

Kindergarten Teacher (Mrs. Hill is moving to 1st grade to replace Mrs. Langhaim who is joining our SpED team) Professional License required and LETRS training

4th Grade Teacher (Mrs. Arboleya has chosen to use her Level 2 math endorsement at another school for next year) Professional License preferred though will consider an LEA or AEL license for the right person with experience

2023-2024 Calendar

The calendar for next school year is now approved. You can access it on our website using the link below:

Weber Human Services - Stabilization and Mobile Response (SMR)

Weber Human Services SMR is available for 24/7 crisis support and short-term stabilization. To request help or make a referral, dial 988. Weber Human Service's works with families to improve functioning, develop and maintain healthy communication, and enhance ability to cope with future crisis.

Visible Learning - Enthusiasm

Each week students attend a Visible Learning class where they learn about traits of a good learner. During next week's Visible Learning class students will learn about ENTHUSIASM. Enthusiastic learners put their whole heart into what they do.
  • I will be an "energy giver".
  • I will smile.
  • I will encourage others.
  • I will treat every job as important.
  • I will not be discouraged by failure.

By internalizing visible learning traits students will become lifelong learners who are set up for success. You can find all of our Visible Learning traits on our website at:

Field Day Donations Needed

We are starting the planning for our Field Day blowout! This is the funnest day of the school year and includes bounce houses, games, prizes, entertainment, food, fun, face painting, yearbook signing and more.

We are looking for donations for our game booths. Students play games and win prizes. These are not elaborate prizes. We are looking for simple things like you get at Zurchers, pick up in packs at the Dollar Store, or buy from Oriental Trading.

We also need tons and tons and tons of cans of soda for the ring toss. Please drop your donations off in the office and remember to enter your donations (converted to hours) into our volunteer tracker so your family can be place into our Frog Pond in the front foyer.

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2nd Grade Paras

Travis Karren

My name is Travis Karren. I live in Ogden. I love reading and writing, especially fantasy. I am working towards a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with hopes of one day being a teacher.

Amanda Hoesel

This is my second year at Bridge and I absolutely love working in second grade. My favorite things to do are progress monitor, helping our children read and reinforce our math skills. When I’m not in school I love spending time with my 3 kids, riding my horses, and taking my dogs for walks.

Danie Treadwell

Working at Bridge has been the best job I’ve ever had-so much so that it doesn’t even feel like work, it truly feels like I get paid to have fun and hang out with these awesome second graders. When I’m not at work I’m spending time at my home in Ogden with my 3 kids, my dog, and my husband. In the summer I love to be outdoors hiking, swimming, hanging out at the river, camping, and going to Lagoon. I’m a geek at heart and just about every weekend I’m either reading a good book or playing Dungeons and Dragons. My favorite holiday is Halloween…in fact I love it so much that I got married that day! Working at Bridge has opened my eyes to the magic of education and I hope I can leave a positive lasting impact on all the kiddos!

Lesli Delis

Hi my name is Lesli and I am part of the second grade team. I love working at Bridge. We have the best students ever. I love it when I have a student that isn’t understanding a math problem and I find a way that makes sense to them. I love to see the excitement in their eyes when they get it. I enjoy water and snow skiing which I can’t do either right now. I enjoy riding horses with my kids and i especially LOVE to be with my grandson Bubba!!!! I am also going to school for my Masters so I love when my students help me with my assignments.

Yearbook Orders

The yearbook can now be ordered, online. Orders are not taken at the school. Yearbooks will not be available at the school for sale. The cost is $15. The LAST day to order is May 1, 2023.

You can also find the order information on our website at:

Code = BridgeES

Pre Pay code = BridgeYB23


Online Lunch Payments

Lunch payments can be made online or in the front office using cash or check. Payments made in the front office are posted immediately in Aspire. Online payments are not immediately updated in Aspire.

When payments are made online we must complete several steps to get the payments moved to Aspire. We do this every Monday and Wednesday. After we run the online report it takes another day for the money to post to your student's Aspire account. Please allow 3 - 5 days from the day you make the online payment to the day the information posts in Aspire.

The link to make payments online is found on our website by selecting the MEALS icon.


We LOVE parent and grand parent volunteers at school! If you would like to volunteer, please check with your child's teachers. If you want to volunteer but aren't excited about coming into the school, we have LOTS of opportunity for outside volunteer work including:

  • Cutting Watch Me Learn tickets (stop by the office)
  • Pulling weeds in the rock areas and park strips (we have all the area in front of the school and up 4800 S along the school fence).
  • Using rakes and shovels to redistribute the gravel from the bottom of the retention area in front of the school to the top area to cover the black landscape screen.
  • Parking lot duty before and after school (just check in at the office, put on a yellow vest and talk to Travis in the crosswalk for instructions)

After you have volunteered please enter your hours in our volunteer form on our website:

Once your family has logged 30 volunteer hours they will have a frog put into our Volunteer Pond in the foyer.

If you want to volunteer but do not have the time, you can donate $90 to cover the 30 hours. If you choose to donate, complete the volunteer form. You can donate in the office or by using our DONATE icon on the home page of our website.

Excuse an Absence

Absences MUST be excused within 24 hours of the absence. You can do this by leaving a message on the Attendance line at school (801)499-5180 or by using the Excuse Absence online form. You can find this on our website by clicking on the Excuse Absence icon or using the link below:


Title I

Title I was initially passed in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). It is the largest federal assistance program for public schools. These supplemental funds provide students the opportunity to receive a fair, equitable and high-quality education to help close achievement gaps.

Bridge Elementary receives our Title I funding based on the percentage of students that qualify for free or reduced lunch. For this reason we encourage ALL families to apply for Free/Reduced lunch through Aspire to ensure every single student receives the services needed, including access to free or reduced meals if appropriate.

Title I provides avenues for parent input and participation. We do this through our surveys and the link to the form on our website which allows parents to submit questions and suggestions.

You can find more information about Title I as well as a form to ask questions or provide suggestions regarding Title I, on our website at:

Who to Contact for What

Principal - Lani Rounds -

At-Risk Programs Coordinator - Stacey Archuleta -

  • Morning Supervision and BASE
  • Behavior including Bullying
  • 504 Plans

Lead Secretary - Lalani Williams -

  • Aspire
  • Lottery
  • Registration

School Nurse - Vicki Ross -

Special Education

Diane Nelson Lead SpED Teacher -

Julie Christensen SpED Director -

ELL Coordinator - Nichol Lloyd -

Meal Issues - Jodi Jensen -

Classroom Teachers - see website -

  • Daily activities for your child
  • Student progress
  • Questions about student schedule

About Bridge Elementary Charter

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.