The Bulldog Bulletin

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Upcoming Events


  • MAP Testing-April 15-26 (details below)
  • Kindergarten Preview, April 23
  • Healthy Kids Week-April 22-26


  • PTO Meeting-May 2 @ 7pm
  • Blacktop Ball-May 3 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Early Dismissal-May 10 @ 11:45am
  • Crossover Day-May 14 @ 9:15am
  • Field Day-May 17
  • 5th Grade Party-May 21
  • Field Day Rain Date-May 22
  • 5th Grade Farewell Celebration-May 24
  • Last day of School & Early Release- May 24 @ 11:45am

Click here to view the complete school calendar online.

Meet Baby Peterson!

Bristol Community,

I would like to take a moment to introduce the newest addition to our family, Josephine Maureen Peterson. She was born on April 9th at 8:43pm weighing 8lbs 4oz 20.25 inches long. We are absolutely smitten with our baby girl. I will be out for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year and look forward to seeing you all in the fall of 2019!

Dr. Hannah Peterson

MAP Testing

  • April 16th-24th--5th Grade MAP Testing
  • April 17th-25th--4th Grade MAP Testing
  • April 23rd-26--3rd Grade MAP Testing

The Missouri Assessment Program or “MAP Test” are assessments used in Missouri is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in Missouri’s Learning Standards (MLS). The assessments yield information on academic achievement at the student, class, school, district and state levels. Assessments are administered to students in grades 3-5 online unless determined by an IEP/504 plan or otherwise noted.

Feel free to connect with your child's classroom teacher to get more specific information.

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Bristol Day at the Ballpark Update!

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for Bristol Day at the Ballpark! We’ve sold 417 tickets! As of Friday afternoon, we have 83 tickets left. We’ll accept any late orders through Wednesday, the 17th or until they are all gone.

Tickets will be sent home in backpack mail on Wednesday, May 1st . (If you prefer to pick up your tickets in person, contact me to make arrangements) If you wrote a check, those checks will be processed during the week of April 22nd.

Again, thank you to everyone who purchased tickets making this a fun, Bristol family event!!

If you still need an order form, you can print it here:

Bristol Spirit Gear!

Attention All Bulldogs! Check out New Bristol Spirit wear available now on our website: Sale ends 4/26 - get it while it’s hot!

Kindergarten Preview

The below message was sent via email to parents of Incoming Kindergarten Students who are already registered with WGSD for next year. Please contact our administrative assistant, Terry Mueller at 314-963-6433 if you have any additional questions about registration or this event.

Parents and Guardians of Incoming Kindergarten Students,

Welcome to Bristol Elementary! We are so excited to meet and get to know you and your children. In an effort to make this happen, we host a Kindergarten Preview on Tuesday, April 23rd. Included in this e-mail is a link to a SignUp Genius where you can sign up for a time slot to come to Bristol Elementary for a 20-30 minute session.

During this preview, students will work with one of our kindergarten teachers in classrooms while parents will have the opportunity to mingle in the library as well as meet Mr. Senti, school principal and Ms. Chapman, school nurse. In addition to this opportunity to meet and greet with one another, parents will be given an information card to complete on behalf of your child. Parents will also receive information about our annual home visits. This is a visit for your child to meet their classroom teacher as well as another Bristol staff member.

We so hope you are able to join us for 20-30 minutes on April 23rd.

Please contact our administrative assistant, Terry Mueller at 314-963-6433 if you have any additional questions!

Sign Up Here!

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Health & Wellness Event

THIS SATURDAY, the Webster Groves School District's Wellness Committee will be hosting its first Health and Wellness Event on April 13. The event will take place at Edgar Road Elementary school from 9am-noon. All district families and community members are encouraged to attend this FREE event, no RSVP or sign up needed.

You won't want to miss the 2 Keynote speakers from 9am-9:45am, discussing both Opioids and Addiction as well as the 5 basic physiological functions that can help your mental health. Children/Students are more than welcome to come and listen to either speaker's presentation with their family.

From 10am-noon, there will be breakout sessions and resource tables from community organizations, free raffle/giveaways, physical activities for families and kids to participate in together, and free food! All sessions and tables are centered around various health and wellness topics. Kids are welcome to attend any breakout session with their parents or can explore the resource tables and play family games with a parent.

Who is coming and what are the free raffle items? Click on the following link to see all the resource tables and presentations for the event, as well as a list of the raffle items.

Please keep spreading the word to neighbors and friends! If you have any questions please free to contact Dr. Betsy Moppert, Wellness Event Coordinator, at

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Come and Watch Intelligent Lives on April 17th at 6:00 P.M.

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.

INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.

INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.

Film length: 70 minutes

5th Grade Art Show!

5th Grade art will be on display at the Old Orchard Gallery from April 8th-12th. Gallery hours are 9am-5pm. Bristol and Givens will be hosting an opening together on April 8th from 4pm-6pm.


Contact: Marissa Capron at

PTO Executive Board Openings for the 2019-2020 School Year

  • Co-President (1 opening)
  • 1st Vice President (1 opening)
  • 2nd Vice President (2 openings)
  • Auditor (1 opening)

Please contact Mason Alinger at or 202.421.4567 or Jamie Baley at

MQP 2019 Volleyball

The MQP 2019 Volleyball registration link is now active. To register please go to:

Registration Deadline

for INCOMING boys and girls

3rd grade through 8th grade

is May 12th

See below

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Office Contact Information

If you are in need of contacting the office for absences, late arrival/tardy, dismissals, etc., our school administrative assistant is Terry Mueller and can be reached either via e-mail or phone at:


Arrival Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that doors open at 8am and students should not arrive prior to 8am unless they are in a supervised club or adventure club. Thanks!
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Please help us with traffic flow

Because of our location arrival and dismissal are challenging. There are a few things that can help:

  • No Parking Zones: Please observe designated No Parking zone on W Cedar heading away from Bristol. Cars parked here slow traffic flow and create an unsafe situation at the crosswalk. Thank You!
  • U-Turns: Please do not make U-Turns on Gray or in the intersection or Gray & Cedar during arrival or dismissal. This slows traffic flow and creates an unsafe situation at the crosswalk. Thank You!
  • Drop & Go: Please refrain from parking and exiting your vehicle during arrival & dismissal times. If you must park please pull all the way down Gray or park on a neighboring street.

Thank you!

Little Statemen Store

The Ambrose PTO has gained permission to open an online Little Statesmen Store specializing in spirit wear for the youngest of children in the district (infants through preschool). The High School Parents Club graciously shared their designs with us so we could be the providers for little kids. Please help our PTO support the Ambrose Center by sharing this information. The store will be open for three weeks so timing is everything.

Link to the store:

Chess Club Dates

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Cafe News!

Happy April from the Cafeteria!

• April is Earth Month look for ways to reduce food waste in your cafeterias!

•It is estimated that 40% of our total food supply is thrown away or 63 million tons of food, once thrown away food will end up in landfills where it emits 124 million tons of greenhouse gases per year, the more waste we put in our landfills, the more harm to the planet.

Food Service website

What's for Breakfast & Lunch?

Find Breakfast and Lunch menus here:

Allergies & Lunch Room Seating

To ensure the health and safety of all students during lunch, and to make sure everyone feels included, we provide tree nut & peanut free tables/seating on each side of the cafeteria. These tables are clearly marked. Please note that students who buy school lunches are allowed to sit at the peanut free tables. If your child brings a lunch from home and wants to sit at the peanut free table with a friend, they need to check with an adult to ensure their lunch doesn't contain any nuts.

Thank you!

Bristol Elementary School

Part of the Webster Groves School District in Webster Groves Missouri. Established in 1869. Our Core Values: Be respectful. Be responsible. Be safe. Be supportive. Mascot: Buddy the Bulldog