Bridge Bulletin

November 5, 2021

Principal Chat

Holy smokes - here we are - November! Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, followed by Christmas and winter break and then the New Year. Where does the time go? It feels like we were just at the Back to School open house and kids were meeting their teachers.

Just a quick reminder we change the clocks this weekend and "fall back" an hour. This means it will now be light when we go to school each morning, but, sadly, it will get dark shortly after BASE is dismissed. In fact, it shows the sunset on Monday, November 8, will be 5:15 pm.

CALENDAR CHANGE FOR LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - we have made a slight update to the current school calendar. The LAST DAY of school is a short day - it was not clearly indicated on the calendar. You can find the current year calendar on our website at:

We KNOW you have lots of schools from which to choose, including your neighborhood schools and many charter schools in other cities. We are SO grateful you have chosen Bridge Elementary for you child's education!

Please keep reading the bulletin for important updates and information.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Lani Rounds


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Title I at Bridge

Title I is a federal program which provides schools with funding to help provide support for targeted students. Title I funds are received based on the percentage of students who qualify for free and or reduced lunch at the school. Support can include reading and or math intervention, behavioral support, and student access to before school supervision and after-school enrichment.

Bridge understands that parents play an integral role in assisting in their child’s learning. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school through volunteer hours, parent teacher conferences in February, participation in the child's Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) and communication with teachers. Parents are asked to participate in surveys that aid in assisting the school in making decisions that are in the best interest of families.

We know that parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees (if any) to assist in the education of their child.

Parent involvement also comes through our Parent School Student Compact and our Parent Family Engagement Policy which is included in our Policies and Procedures manual. These documents can be found on our webpage at: and are included in the registration information on Aspire. In addition, families are provided surveys a minimum of three times each year to help us assess how we are doing, services parents need most, and to help us make changes based on the data.

Headphone Assistance Please

Please talk to your students about proper use of the school's headphones. This year we deliberately spent more money for quality headphones (last year we bought dollar store headphones).We have at least 25% of these headphones now broken - students chew through the cords, pull off the soft ear foam, and rip the plug off the end of the headphones.

If possible PLEASE send your student with a pair of headphones LABELED with their name. Perhaps if a child has his or her own headphones they will be more responsible about keeping them in good repair.

1st Grade Virtual Field Trip

During advisory time our 1st grade students went on a virtual field trip to Washington DC with Mrs. Rounds, their Travel Guide.

Visitors at Bridge

Bridge students were visited this week by the Living Planet Aquarium and Scott Fisher, a local artist.

Parking Lot Flow Change Coming Soon and Crosswalk Safety


In the morning our crosswalk is staffed at 8:00 am. Prior to that, as teachers are arriving, we rely on the diligence of drivers to ensure they are paying attention to the crosswalk. PLEASE help us keep everyone safe and check the crosswalk BEFORE you roll across.


In the afternoons many parents are attempting to circumvent the stacking lanes by coming up between parked cars and trying to "edge" their way into the pick up traffic lanes. This action contributed to our recent parking lot accident which damaged two cars, including a parked teacher's car.

To help us keep our families safe and encourage everyone to follow the proper parking lot flow, we will be placing cones in the parking ares at the south end of the parking lot. We are asking ALL staff to park in the southern spots leaving the remainder of the parking lot open to parents and visitors.

Once the cones are delivered we will begin coning off the area (shown below as an orange line) about 3:00 pm M-TH and 1:00 pm on Friday. Below you will find a picture of the changes.

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Mad Science Program

Mad Science is a private organization that rents space at our school on Friday, 1:30 - 2:30 to offer a hands-on after school science class to students in grades K-6. The next class will begin in January. Look for information on our social media page in December to sign up your students.

BASE - Our After School Enrichment Program is Open to ALL Students and Includes FREE Dinner

Volunteer Hours and Donations

We are SO excited to have parent volunteers in school! Please remember to log your hours and/or the money you donate towards your volunteer time. You can log your hours by clicking on the RED BUTTON on this page:

Once a family has 30 hours they are added to our Volunteer Pond in the front foyer of the school.


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Excuse an Absence

PLEASE excuse your child's absence by:

  • Calling our attendance line (801)499-5180
  • Using the online form found on our website under the Student Data icon



Bridge is ALWAYS in need of great subs! If you are interested in subbing at Bridge - lunchroom, recess, classrooms, special education, etc. please apply today through Ready2Teach using the button above. We pay $14 for all substitute positions.

Visible Learning - INITIATIVE


Practice these "I WILL" statements with your student:

  • Do what is right BEFORE I am told.
  • Not put off until later what I can do now.
  • Do my part for the team.
  • Be part of the solution rather than the problem.
  • Look for ways to help others.

Our mission is to empower students to take ownership of their own learning. By learning, practicing and embracing these visible learning traits, students will have the skills needed to become accountable for their own lifelong learning. You can find the six Visible Learning traits on our website at Visible Learning

Dress Code Reminders

Just a couple of reminders:

  • Only Bridge logo jackets and hoodies can be worn during school (any type of jacket can be worn at recess). Sweaters are NOT a dress code item to be worn during school except at recess.
  • All bottoms - pants, skirts, jumpers must be BLACK or TAN only. Blue and gray are NOT the colors for bottoms - this is NOT new - our bottom colors have ALWAYS been black or tan only.
  • Leggings worn under dresses/skirts must be black, tan or white only. Striped, colored, polka dots, etc. are cute but are not dress code.

You can find ALL of the rules on our website at:

Or use this link to download the Dress Code Specifications: DRESS CODE

Bridge Elementary

The mission of Bridge Elementary is to provide students with a personalized learning experience and empower them to take personal ownership and accountability for their own academic performance.


Principal - Lani Rounds

Lead Secretary - Lalani Williams (Aspire, registration, lottery)

Admin Support - Sara Tucker - (Title 1 and At-Risk Coordinator, ELL support, 504 Plans and BASE)