August 18, 2022
One week of the 2022-2023 school year is already in the books!
Students started their beginning of year assessments already. As a personalized learning school we rely heavily on data to help our teachers provide instructional activities for our kiddos based on student need. We will continue assessments for the next week or so. Data from these assessments will be sent home on the beginning of year (BOY) progress report the middle of September.
Please keep reading for more information about this past week and information for the upcoming week.
Thank you for entrusting us with your students! Have a fabulous weekend!
Visible Learning - Initiative
"Recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it."
Label Children's Jackets - Backpacks - Water Bottles - Lunch Boxes
Friday After-School Programs Offered by Two Vendors - Begins September 9
School Picture Day - Tuesday, August 23
This is NOT a dress down day. Students must wear school dress code clothing. In the spring we will have another picture day where students will have a free dress down day.
All students will get their picture taken on Tuesday for the yearbook and for their name badge. In addition, you may purchase pictures using the information sent home on the picture form or by using the information on our website:
Order online at BellPhoto.com using code BridgeESFall2022 or visit our website at:
Assessment in Full Swing
In the middle of September students will receive a progress report with their beginning of year (BOY) data and an indicator regarding the student's on grade, below grade or above grade level for that assessment. These progress reports are sent home three times each year.
- One entrance and one exit
- NO left turn out of the parking lot during school hours.
- Pull forward during pick up and drop off AS FAR AS POSSIBLE.
- Be patient - be kind - be observant!
Students are NOT allowed to cross through the parking lot without their adult guardian. Do not stand at your car and motion your kids to come to you. Park your car, get out, and come to the front curb to safely escort your kids to your vehicle.
Please do NOT park across the street from the school and attempt to navigate crossing the road. NEVER drop your kids off and have them walk across the street to the school and especially, do not park here after school and motion for your kids to come to your car. This is extremely dangerous as cars turn the corner off of 4800 S and are not always paying attention.
Please do NOT park at the pharmacy. This is a private business and they get pretty upset when Bridge families hog up all their parking spots.
You can find the parking lot flow on our website at:
Please take a moment to ensure ALL your child's emergency contacts are added and they have a little green arrow next to their name indicating they are allowed to check out your child from school.
You can log into Aspire, and find the instructions to set up your Aspire account, on the Student Data page on our website.
Checking Students Out
When an individual is checking your student out of school, including parents, we will ask for picture ID. Please be prepared and make sure the person checking your child out also understands this rule. The rule is made to keep your kids safe, not because our office staff are unreasonable.
Morning Supervision and BASE After-School Enrichment
Morning Supervision - drop off (after the first day of school) is 7:30 - 8:25 am. School begins promptly at 8:30 am. Students are NOT allowed to play outside or run around the school in the morning. In the morning, students come into the school and go to the gym for breakfast (served 7:45 - 8:15) and then go to their designated place. We have an adult door greeter each morning who will help kids find where they need to go in the morning. Additionally, on the first day of school teachers will share this information with students and show them where the student goes in the morning.
BASE - BASE is held M - TH, 3:30 - 4:30 pm. It is an enrichment program that extends the school day by providing students with engaging academic activities. Students who attend BASE also receive FREE dinner at 4:15 pm.
Each day students have a different focus area:
Monday - Literacy or Writing
Tuesday - STEM (science, technology, engineering or math)
Wednesday - Fine Arts or Movement
Thursday - Natural World - History - Holidays
Students MUST be signed up to attend BASE. Our teachers use the list to help determine which students remain at school and which students need to go outside and wait for their pick up.
The information about BASE, including the sign up, can be found on our website under CALENDARS > SCHEDULES. The link for the sign up is below.
Meals at Bridge
Application for FREE / REDUCED Breakfast and Lunch
The application for FREE/Reduced meals is completed through Aspire. We will have someone from our lunch team available during Back to School Night to help you with this process. They will be in the Middle KIVA on the main floor.
Student Breakfast SERVED 7:45 - 8:15 am
Free - Free
Reduced - $.30
Full price student - $1.50
Adult Breakfast = $2.50
Free - Free
Reduced - $.40
Full price student - $2.60
Adult or Student Extra Unreimbursed Lunch = $3.85
Dinner for BASE Students = FREE
Paying for Meals
You can pay online using our Secure Instant Payments portal or you can pay using cash/check in the front office.
Menus for all meals are posted on our website at: https://www.bridgecharter.org/lunch
FFVP - Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Bridge was awarded a grant to provide students fresh fruit and vegetables for snack each day, M-TH. This program is designed to give students the chance to try new, fresh and healthy foods that they may not otherwise have a chance to try. Our kids LOVE this program and find all kinds of yummy things and sometimes, something they think is "yucky". This program will begin next week!
Who to Contact
At-Risk Programs Coordinator - Sara Tucker - Sara@BridgeCharter.org
- Morning Supervision and BASE
- 504 Plans
- ELL Coordinator
Lead Secretary - Lalani Williams - Lwilliams@BridgeCharter.org
School Nurse - Vicki Ross - Vicki@bridgecharter.org
Diane Nelson Lead SpED Teacher - Diane@BridgeCharter.org
Julie Christensen SpED Director - Julie@BridgeCharter.org
Meal Issues - Jodi Jensen - Jodi@BridgeCharter.org
Classroom Teachers - see website - https://www.bridgecharter.org/teachers
- Daily activities for your child
- Student progress
- Questions about student schedule