Trailblazer Tribune


March 31, 2016

March Happenings:

Student Placement for 2016-2017

Dear Parents,

In our April 15th edition of the Bridge Valley News and Notes, we will provide detailed information regarding the 2016-2017 classroom placement process. As in the past, parents will be invited to express their suggestions via our placement form. Please look for more in the next newsletter.

Thank you!

Kevin Cochran and Kelly Carter

Applebee's Art Field Trip

Our fifth grade students had an opportunity to add to the art work at Applebee's. This local field trip not only beautified a restaurant, but provided the students with an opportunity to learn more about contributing to our local community. Enjoy the video!

PSSA Testing Information

Please be aware of the following dates for state mandated testing:

PSSA English Language Arts - April 11-15 - Grades 3 - 8

PSSA Math - April 18-22 - Grades 3 - 8

PSSA Science - April 25 - 29 - Grades 4 & 8

Please make every attempt to have your child in attendance on these dates to take these assessments. PDE encourages us to share information with our parents; please click here to view the testing information and cell phone policy during the PSSA testing.

Testing is scheduled from 9:00AM-11:00AM on these dates. Please DO NOT schedule any appointments or trips for your child during these test times. Students arriving after 8:50AM will not be permitted to take the test on that day and will have to attend a make up testing session.

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Sweetheart Dance

Come one, come all to our first ever Sweetheart Dance on April 15th from 7-9PM.

Important Notice: Any grade level girl is invited to bring her father, stepfather, uncle, or grandfather to the dance. For more information click here

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A great week of science at Bridge Valley!

We started the week with an awesome Family Fun Night show “Science Magic” and hands-on activities provided by the DaVinci Science Center. During the week, all classrooms had a turn visiting the Lab (LGI) and becoming scientists for an hour. Thank you to the members of the Science Alive Committee for all their time and effort perfecting these experiments, and for their support to ensure the lab ran smoothly;

Connie Korb, Kumu Sivarajan, Janelle Laufer, Dan McGinnis, Lisa Wurster and Pallavi Awasthi.

The lab and experiments would not have happened if it were not for all of the parent volunteers. The parent volunteers came into the lab prepared and ready to have fun, and for that I express a sincere thank you!

An extra thank you goes out to Meredith Eater for running the Star Lab for our third graders.

Last, but of course not least, a huge thank you goes out to the teacher’s committee for the awesome posters and advertising the week received:

Mrs. Hauck, Mrs. Howley, Mrs. Ziska, Mrs. McLaughlin and Mrs. Lowery; Mrs. Fuller (posting all our information on the Tribune and website) and Mr. Aungst (for keeping everything set up).

A successful Science Alive takes a lot of time and effort, caring volunteers and a supportive staff. I thank you all deeply for making Science Alive a huge success. See you in 2017!

Jennifer McGuire


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Shining Knights Chess

New spring classes! click here

Fundraising (Passive)

Please register your Giant Rewards Card for free money for our school.

Box Top$ for Education

Please collect Box Top$ for Education! This is a huge potential for free money for our school. Ask your family and neighbors to save too!

Labels for Education

Labels for Education is a fun and easy program where families and members of the community work together to “Earn Free Stuff” for their school! Simply collect and bring in the UPCs from over 2,500 participating products. Let's help Bridge Valley start checking items off the wish list. To view list of participating products click here.
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