BV News & Notes

Our Mid-Month School Announcements

AUGUST 14, 2014

Kindergarten Orientation

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 we will have our “Kindergarten Welcome” at 1:00PM (for AM Kindergarten) and 2:30PM (for PM Kindergarten) in the school cafeteria. All Bridge Valley kindergarteners are invited to this event. Kindergarten students will meet their teachers, visit their classrooms, and take a practice ride on a school bus. It will last approximately one hour. Please note that this is a kindergarten only event.

Open House

Please join us for Open House between 3PM and 5PM on Wednesday, August 27th. During this time students and parents have an opportunity to visit classrooms, say hello to their new teachers and tour the building.

Summer Teacher Letters

Teacher letters will be posted on the website, not mailed (some exceptions). After you sign on to Parent Portal to find out student placement(s) on August 1st, you will be able to click on the “Teacher Websites” tab of the BV website to view the teacher’s welcome letter(s). They are posted on each teacher's class webpage. Please note that some of our teachers were only hired as recently as late last week so their websites and letters may still be forthcoming.


Please see below for the dates and times for the Bridge Valley Back to School Night sessions.

Big image

Report Cards are now "Progress Reports" & "Reporting Conferences"

As was shared throughout last year, Central Bucks has revised the elementary curriculum over the past years to better reflect state and district standards. Thus, a standards-based reporting system is the final step in creating a fully unified and interconnected educational system. In addition, a standards-based reporting system gives more specific information than traditional letter grades, and reports how well students are progressing towards achieving the standards expected at each grade level.

The CBSD Standards-Based Report is one document which holds two templates. The first of those is the Conference Report which is completed after the 1st and 3rd quarters. This report offers achievement information and fosters quality conversations about learning for parents, teachers, and students.

The second template is the Progress Report which is completed by teachers at the end of the 2nd and 4th quarters. The Progress Report communicates specific mastery levels, as well as student strengths and goals for continued growth. Please CLICK HERE to view a short video highlighting the Conference Form and Progress Report. For additional information and resources please visit our website.

Parent Portal . . .

The Central Bucks School district uses Infinite Campus as its student information system. The Parent Portal allows parents/guardians to view schedules, attendance, immunizations, and assessment information. Parents can also update demographic information for their family. The Parent Portal is now open. For more information on the parent portal please visit the CBSD website.

Effective with the 2014-2015 school year, elementary school parents will also be able to view, print, and/or save their child’s progress report directly from the Parent Portal.

Big image

2013-2014 Report Cards

If you were away the last day of school, please know that your child(ren)'s report card(s) and other materials are here in the school office if you haven't already picked them up. The office is open Monday-Thursday from 8AM-11AM and 1PM-4PM through August 21st to pick up these items. They will also be available for pickup at Open House on August 27th from 3-5PM.

Dates that Rate!!!

Please be sure to click here for the school calendar of upcoming events...

Get Ready for KidStuff Books!!!

Big image

BV Chess Club

Big image
Big image