November 5, 2021
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!
Title I at Bridge
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: https://www.bridgecharter.org/policies-procedures 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
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
Visitors at Bridge
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.
PARKING LOT FLOW CHANGEIn 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.
Mad Science Program
BASE - Our After School Enrichment Program is Open to ALL Students and Includes FREE Dinner
Volunteer Hours and Donations
Once a family has 30 hours they are added to our Volunteer Pond in the front foyer of the school.
LOST & FOUND PILE - WILL BE DONATED AGAIN ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 29
HEALTH INSURANCE FOR KIDS
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
INITIATIVE teaches students to "RECOGNIZE AND DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE I AM ASKED TO DO IT".
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
- 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: https://www.bridgecharter.org/policies-procedures
Or use this link to download the Dress Code Specifications: DRESS CODE
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.
WHO TO CONTACT FOR WHAT
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)