News for You!

September 2016

Principal's Corner!

Hello Bright Parents!

We have had a wonderful start and that is the sign of a great school year.

Coffee with the Principal - We learned more about our Positive Behavior & Intervention Support (PBIS) system as well as our leveled reward system. Students can earn positive referrals by exhibiting the follow character traits - B (Bravery) R (Resilience) I (Integrity) G (Gratitude) H (Humility) T (Tolerance) BRIGHT! Over time they can become BRIGHT Stars, Elites & Ambassadors. We also shared the link to PBIS World to help reinforce the character we would like to see.

Dismissal - The instructional day ends at 2:55 pm and we are finishing up dismissal by 3:08 pm each day. That's about 12 minutes! This process runs smoothly when we all do our part. Thank you for remaining in your cars during carpool, walking along the west side of the building if you are walking to pick up your children and having your pick up cards visible. Bright staff will always guide the dismissal process and we appreciate your kindness and cooperation.

If you need to change your child's dismissal plan, please try to do so in writing to your child's teacher no later than the morning of the day of the change. When this is not possible please call the main office at 469-633-2700 so that message can be communicated to your child's teacher. Due to safety, any dismissal changed made after 2 pm will not be honored.

Birthday Parties/Class Parties - Per Frisco ISD, elementary students may only bring items for distribution to classmates on the three (3) party days: Winter Party, Valentines, Day and the end of year celebration. In addition, students issuing invitations to individual birthday parties or other celebrations may only do so at the school if all students in the homeroom class are invited. These birthday invitations must be passed out at the end of the day with permission from the teacher.

Good Morning Bright - We will celebrate GMB every week on Fridays from 8:00 - 8:30 am. Students and staff will be highlighted for their accomplishments throughout the week. Beginning next Friday, September 9th, families are welcome to join us. Simply stop in the main office to have your license scanned and proceed to the cafeteria.

Lunch Visitors - We have had two weeks to practice procedures and expectations. If you would like to visit for lunch you are welcome to begin on Tuesday, September 6th. Be mindful that you are free to bring outside food for and have lunch with your child only.

Who to Talk to? - If you're wondering who to talk to, the information below could be a helpful guide. Your first step is always to contact your child's teacher. He/she will guide you in the right direction.

Carrie Dellinger (Assistant Principal) - Student incidents and behaviors

Angela Williams (Counselor) - Student needs beyond the classroom

Karen Ross (Nurse) - Student medical needs

Starla Hock (Data Clerk) - Student enrollment, tardies and absences

Becky Ortega (Receptionist) - General questions

Sarika Pride


Whole Child

Each month we will be highlighting an area of focus that families can do at home to help support the whole child. This month, encourage your children to eat colorful healthy foods. Below are a few examples. Challenge yourselves to try something new!

Mondays (Red) - Strawberries & Beets

Tuesdays (Green) - Green Apples & Green Beans

Wednesdays (Orange) - Oranges & Carrots

Thursdays (Yellow) - Bananas & Squash

Fridays (Purple) - Plums & Egg Plant

Saturdays & Sundays - Your Choice!

Upcoming Events

9/1 - Curriculum Night & PTA Meeting 5:00 - 6:45 pm

9/5 - No School - Labor Day

9/16 - Adventure Dash

9/19 - 9/23 - College Week

9/29 - Fall Pictures

Staff Birthdays

8/5 - Ms. Altieri & Ms. Pittsenbarger

8/8 - Ms. Richmond

8/10 - Ms. Vaughn

8/24 - Ms. Walker

8/25 - Ms. Sharpe

9/15 - Ms. Holifield & Ms. Pride

9/22 - Ms. Armstrong

9/23 - Ms. Williams, L.

9/28 - Coach Vogel

Thank You

Expedition Church for providing the staff lunch and teacher supplies

Frisco Lakes Outreach for donating school supplies

St. Philip's Church for providing the staff breakfast and teacher goodies

Frisco Kings Sports for donating backpacks and school supplies

My Muse Photography for taking our staff pictures for the website

Mercy Church for providing the staff breakfast

Peggy Hawkins for the $25 donation

Donut Place for proving the staff doughnut treats

Attendance Expectations

School hours are 7:45 am - 2:55 pm. Instruction begins promptly at 7:45 am and students entering the building after 7:40 am are considered tardy.

If your child is tardy or absent please be sure you provide a note from your child's doctor or dentist. All doctor's and dentist's notes must be received within 3 days of your child returning to school.

Parents are allowed eight (8) parent notes, (four (4) per semester) for absences and tardies. Then only medical notes are acceptable to be counted as excused.

If your child will be absent, please email the data clerk or call the office using the information below before 8:30 am on the day of the absence.