Bridge Bulletin

March 10, 2023

Principal Chat

Parent Teacher Conferences are our favorite time of year. Teachers love meeting with parents and guardians and sharing all the great things that kids are doing! We hope you had an opportunity to stop in and visit with your child's teacher or teachers and maybe even stop by the book fair. Keep reading below to see some fun pictures of kids and parents visiting our school.


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


This week's staff highlight features our 6th grade para-educators, Ms. Richelle, Ms. Alexis and Mr. Ryker. 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)
  • Kindergarten Round Up - April 28 (information will be emailed to parents)
  • Classic Skate Night - May 3

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


Bullfrog Shirt Order Now Open

Our new shirt order is open and closes March 12. There are tons of great colors in t-shirts, crew neck sweatshirts and hoodies available. We do not have any control over the quantities available in various styles and colors so order soon.

Shirts are paid for online and delivered to the school. When ordering please remember two things:

  1. Enter your OLDEST child's name in the comment field so we can deliver your shirts to the correct kids. If you are new to Bridge next school year please enter "NEW STUDENT and your child's name" in the comment field.
  2. Youth sizes MUST be preceded by "Y". A youth small is "YS". An adult small is "S". We do NOT have the ability to exchange any shirts that are ordered incorrectly or that do not fit. The school does NOT have extra shirts on stock.

Use this link to order your shirts:

Parent Teacher Conferences

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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 - Thoroughness

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 THOROUGHNESS. Thorough learners take care of details and do their best.
  • I will plan my work.
  • I will pay attention to details.
  • I will make a list so I don't forget.
  • I will finish what I start.
  • I will clean up along the way.

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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6th Grade Paras

Alexis Layne

Alexis has a small family that consists of her husband and dog. She is a very upbeat person who loves animals, especially butterflies and turtles. She loves music, especially when she gets to sing along! She enjoys going on drives up the canyon to get away from the busy city. She also enjoys baking sweet treats to share with the people around her. She is so excited to be with the 6th graders and help them become the best versions of themselves!

Richelle Dowler

My name is Ms. Richelle. I have 2 children I love dearly. I have been married for 25 years. I have 3 crazy and lovable dogs, with a side of fancy leopard gecko. Favorite color is purple and one of my favorite foods is sushi! I am hardworking and love teaching kids. When I am not at work, I love playing video games with my family. Movie nights are always a must in my house and hanging with friends and family.

Ryker Hill

Ryker has been working at Bridge for 2.5 years now. Loves his job, and the people he gets to work with on a daily basis. He spends his free time fishing, hunting, shooting skeet and sporting clays, or trying new things to cook and bake. His favorite things to make are either profitéroles, eclairs, or homemade baguettes. His favorite animal is a dogs hands down. He continues to pursue his career in education, wanting to teach political science, history, and government in secondary education or college. He hopes to one day become an administrator, and wants to use that experience to become a lobbyist to help better education broadly.

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.