Bright - "A School to Emulate!"

A Fresh Start - 10/31 - 11/4/16

November Already?!

Hello Bright Staff!

Monday, October 31s is the day that many children celebrate Halloween. Students may be excited about dressing up and spending time outside Monday after school. With this highly anticipated experiences comes lots of sweet goodies. Let's keep this in mind as we proceed through the week.

Parking: Our Cafeteria Manager, Ms. Annette, has shared that she and her staff are having difficulty parking in the mornings. Please refrain from parking along the curb near the cafeteria entrance and always keep the driveway area clear for deliveries.

Morning Meetings/Community Circle: Thank you to those who have invited me to come in and record the wonderful work you are doing. I'm still interested. Let me know if you're willing to be recorded. Also, I'd love to record any special greeting you use when students enter the room. If you're looking for ideas, check out this link

Reminder - Parent /Teacher Conferences: The window is now open through November 18th. Please document and keep a record of your conferences with families. Click the link to access the "Parent Notification of Child's Progress in Reading" letter. A completed copy of this letter should be given to the parents during parent/teacher conferences.

Thanks everyone and let's have a great week!

Instructional Highlights_You Got Caught...

Corey for adding wonderful student work displays in the hallway. Ashley S. & Ashley Y. for collaborating with another FISD elementary school for the Monster Match activity. Ashley T. for the creative padlet activity in her class. Click the links to check them out- (Math (Reading Ashley T., Soo, Laura, Debbie for analyzing student writing data to drive WIN decisions. Keesha, Sarah, Landry, Angela S., Lonai, Alison, Jordan, Teresa, Karie for problem solving through tough student behaviors. Angela W. for being a seamless buffer to all of us and handling so much behind the scenes. Ashley S. for making the Pearson readers and the fluency tutor available for everyone K-5th grade. Rachel, Angela W. Kari & Carrie for helping our SST meetings to run smoothly. Ashley T., Soo, Laura, Debbie, Fabiana, Cassie, Yvette, Chelsea/Jennifer for amazing math CBA scores! in every class more than 80% of the students demonstrated mastery!

Send your highlights my way and read them here.


Send your funnies my way and read them here.

Great Job!

Yvette, Fabiana, Cassie, & Jennifer for being a well-oiled machine in all areas! Everyone for working hard on managing student behaviors. Oncourse discipline referrals are declining. Our third & fourth grade students for awesome behavior on the field trips. LaDonna, Kellee, Corey, & Kate for organizing and preparing for Pine Cove as if this ISN'T the first time!
Laurie, Paige, Ashley Y., Kristen V., for being flexible with Sped through all of the changes. Heather for organizing such an awesome field trip and making music a place where kids love to go. CORE team for helping out and being so supportive.

Send your kudos my way and read them here.

This Week is a B-Week!

10/31 - Specials Collaborative Planning

11/1 - First Grade SST 3:15 pm

11/1 - Third Grade Collaborative Planning

11/2 - Fifth Grade to Pine Cove Camp

11/2 - Team Planning 3:15 - 4:15 pm

11/2- Fourth Grade Collaborative Planning

11/3 - Make-up Picture Day

11/3 - Fifth Grade Collaborative Planning - Cancelled

11/4 - GMB

11/4 - Reading Buddies following GMB

11/4 - Fifth Grade return from Pine Cove Camp

Principal's Schedule

11/4 - Pine Cove Camp

Happy Birthday!

11/5 - Angela S.

From the Bright PTA

Kinder Team has 100% participation in Bright's PTA and has become eligible for the free lunch/recess period!! We are so appreciative of your taking the time to join.

PTA, in conjunction with lead teachers, plan three classroom parties each year. These are: Holiday (Dec 16), Valentine's Day (Feb 14) and End of the Year (June 2). We need helpers. Please reach out to your families.


Please help us reach it this year!

PTA’s goal: Recruit 100% of school faculty to join PTA

We need your help!!! Send in your membership form to receive a Bright Elementary auto decal AND the following reward:


With 100% participation in your grade level,

PTA will cover one lunch and recess period

Group 1: Specials & Paras

Group 2: SPED, Life Skills & Resource

Group 3: Administrators & Office Staff

With 100% participation within your group,

PTA will provide a delicious breakfast

Remind your group members to join by October 31st

Questions: contact Sue Hambright at