Bridle Ridge Parent Update

October 14, 2016

Mission and Vision

Ray-Pec Vision
: - Turning today’s learners into tomorrow’s leaders.

Ray-Pec Mission: - Preparing EACH student for a successful and meaningful life.

End of First Quarter

I know it's hard to believe, but the end of the first quarter was on October 13th. Progress reports will be made available to parents on Friday, October 21st. Parent/teacher conferences are October 26th - 27th. There will be no school for students and staff on Friday, October 28th.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are Oct. 26-27

Visit with teachers about your child's academic progress

Watch for information from your child's school about Parent-Teacher Conferences on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27.

Parent-Teacher Conferences (or Student-Led Conferences at some grade levels) provide an important opportunity to learn about your child's academic progress. Often, you will see examples of student work or information about assessments.

The conferences are also a time to discuss strategies to support student learning at school and at home.

Conference schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 26 (schools to dismiss early):

  • Grades Pre-K-6: 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Grades 7-12: 1 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27 (schools are not in session):

  • Grades Pre-K-6: Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Grades 7-12: Noon to 8 p.m.

Reminder: Schools are not in session on Friday, Oct. 28.

What About Report Cards

What about report cards?

First quarter ended on Thursday, Oct. 13

Oct. 13 was the end of the first quarter, and parents of students in PreK to grade 6 will be able to access first quarter report cards onFriday, Oct. 21, via TeacherEase.

Teachers will review the information in more detail at Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Students in grades 7-8 receive progress reports every 9 weeks (quarters 1 and 3) and a semester report card at the end of each semester. Progress reports include scale scores for each course and no GPA. Only semester report cards at the middle school have letter grades. Parents can also view student scores via TeacherEase.

Students in grades 9-12 receive progress reports electronically at six-week intervals. The third report is the first semester grade, and the sixth report is the second semester grade. High school grades are reported through the Parent Portal.

Grades K-8: TeacherEase
Grades 9-12: Parent Portal

CAN Food Drive

The food drive runs Oct 17-22 and benefits the CAN program.

Box Tops

We collect Box Tops, Best Choice and Campbell's labels. The first Box Tops deadline is Nov. 1st for mailing. If you've got any at home PLEASE send them in to your child's homeroom teacher. And, if you could, please check expiration dates (it really does matter) and trim them? Heather is a great volunteer to put all this together but if we can save her some work on the front end I'm sure she'll appreciate it! With Box Tops and the other labels, we'll take them all year. Anything we can't use before Bridle Ridge Intermediate ceases to exist, we'll have for the elementary that emerges. Tell your kids to watch for an informative and fun video to be shared during announcements later this month.

Bridle Ridge Culver's Night

Wednesday, October 19th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Please come join us!

Picture Retakes

School picture retakes will be on Tuesday, October 25th beginning at 8:35 a.m.

First Quarter Awards Assembly

Students of the Month will be recognized in our quarterly assembly on Wednesday, October 26th.

Fifth Grade: 9:00 in the gym

Sixth Grade: 10:00 in the gym

Early Release

Wednesday, October 26th will be an early release day for students. Parent/Teacher conferences begin.

No School

There is no school for students on Friday, October 28th.

PTA/APEX Fundraiser

Bridle Ridge will be participating in the APEX Fun Run as our fundraiser this year! Apex leaders will be in the building for two weeks to teach lessons with a LEGENDS theme on leadership that culminates in a fun run that the kids gather pledges towards. The monies that the PTA keeps will go towards our field trips and yearbooks. Additionally 10% of classroom funds goes back directly to teacher led classroom spending.

Monday Oct. 31st is the teacher "huddle" before school and at the end of the day a Pep Rally to pass out student materials. Then for 8 school days Apex coaches will present a quick leadership lesson taught. Don't worry, your kids will still get plenty of classroom time! Lessons are only 8 minutes long and teachers will sign up for the time that works best for them to not interfere with SCHOOL. Nov. 9th is our fun run! Volunteers will be needed. For more information you can visit their facebook page or contact Kristi or Allison Bruflat.

Trunk or Treat Carnival

Where: Ray-Pec High School NORTH building, back lot

When: October 25th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Admission is free, but a donation of one non-perishable food item from each child that participates would be greatly appreciated. All donations will go to the local food pantry.


$.50 per ticket or $1.00 for four tickets

Activities will be one to two tickets each.

Contact Tessa Velez @

OR Emma Start @

PTA Mtg.

The next PTA meeting is currently scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th.

Early Release

Friday, November 11th will be an early release at 1:10 for students. Teachers will be participating in professional development.

Book Fair

Bridle Ridge Book Fair is scheduled for November 14th-18th. More information to come.

No School

There will be no school November 23rd-25th. Enjoy the fall break!