Bridgeport Newsletter

February 28, 2020

Bridgeport Elementary School

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Contact information


Office: (503) 431- 4200

Fax: (503) 431-4210

Attendance: (503) 431-4220

Address: 5505 SW Borland Rd. Tualatin OR 97062

School Hours: 8:10am-2:30pm

A Note from our Principal

Dear Bridgeport Families,

I hope you have enjoyed the sunshine this week! As you have probably heard, we have some exciting events coming up in the near future. The first is on Wednesday, March 11 from 6:30-8:00. We will have a community meeting focused on educating and caring for students who have experienced trauma. This will be an informational night with a panel discussion for both families and educators. There will be interpreters, childcare, and a light meal provided.

Another event that you will want to have on your calendars is Color our World, which is our Bridgeport arts and literacy event on March 19 from 5:30-8:00. Kindergarten and first grade classes will also “Dance Around the World” with their families in the gym that night! Join us for piñata making, painting, crafting, music, calligraphy, drama, and so much more!

Lastly, earlier this week you all received communication about the ICE activity and the arrests in the Tigard-Tualatin community. I want to reiterate that our Bridgeport community is a safe place for all of our students and we are committed to serving all of our families. Our staff is ready to support any needs that your family may have. Please feel free to contact the office or to reach out directly to Tania Uluan, our new community liaison, at 503-431-4255 or if we can support you or your student in any way.


Jordan Mills


Meet our new Community Liaison

Tania Uluan

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I was born in Morelos, Mexico, and moved to the United States when I was 1 1/2 years old. I am married and have three children; Rebeca who is 7 years old, Daisy who is 5 years old, they both attend Bridgeport Elementary School, and my youngest son is Samuel, he is 4 years old and attends Head Start.

I have lived in Oregon since 2000 and moved to Tigard in 2007. I love nature and the outdoors, that's why summer is my favorite season. In my free time I love to run, play soccer, and spend time with my family. I am very passionate about helping others and it makes me happy to know that I will be working for the community.

Please contact me with questions, concerns or for help with resources. My contact information is:

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Please Remember

Arrival Time

Student supervision will be provided at 7:50am in the cafeteria. Those students having breakfast can be served starting at 7:50am. Teachers are not available prior to this time. The only exceptions for earlier arrival are: pre-approved clubs, special tutoring arrangements, or by teacher request. Students will be dismissed to their classrooms at 8:00am. Students should be seated and ready to start at 8:10am.

  • 7:50am: Students may be dropped off at school Breakfast served
  • 8:00am: Students dismissed to their classrooms 8:10am: School begins

Dismissal and end of the day

If a student needs to leave school during the school day, a parent must come into the office and sign his/her student out. Please be aware that if your student is to go home in a way different than usual, a parent/guardian note is required. If there is no note, the student will go home by his/her normal route. When there are last minute arrangements, a phone call from the parents to the office will be accepted. The ​call​ must be received by 1pm to allow time for delivery to the classroom (unless absolute emergency). Student-initiated last-minute changes will not be allowed.

The school day ends at 2:30 pm. Students being picked up must meet their parents in the cafeteria between 2:30pm and 2:40pm. Younger siblings wait in the cafeteria for older siblings before walking home.

Lost and Found

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We have many items looking for their owners! Please come check the lost and found to see if any of the items belong to your children. We will be donating items to Goodwill by next week.

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A big thanks to our Bridgeport volunteers. We have logged over 2800 hours this year! Are you ready to help? Come to our next PTO meeting on Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30pm to see what is in store for next year and find out ways you can make a difference at our school.

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Mark Your Calendars!

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No School - Spring Conference Day

Friday, March 6th, 8am

Bridgeport Elementary School

Other Important Dates

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Art Lit Volunteer Training

Tuesday, March 3rd, 1-2pm

Bridgeport Elementary School Conference Room

1st Session for Bridgeport Open House

Thursday, March 5th, 4-7pm

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Individual teachers may have slight variations to accommodate other meetings so please refer to communication from your student's teacher for exact times.

2nd Session for Bridgeport Open House

Friday, March 6th, 8am-12:30pm

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Individual teachers may have slight variations to accommodate other meetings so please refer to communication from your students' teacher for exact times.

Community Meeting - Trauma informed care

Wednesday, March 11th, 6:30-8pm

Bridgeport Elementary School

Parents, families, teachers, and staff are invited to an evening of learning and discussion focused on parenting, educating, and caring for students in the age of trauma. We'll be learning about trauma, the impact on student development, and what we are doing at Bridgeport to ensure that our services are trauma informed. There will be a short presentation, followed by a panel discussion.

The presentation will cover the following questions:

  • What is trauma?

  • How does trauma impact the developing student?

  • What does this mean for parents, caregivers, and educators?

Presenters and Panelists: Alfonso Ramirez, Trauma Specialist, Jordan Karr, PhD, School Psychologist, Alan Cordova, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

PTO Meeting

Wednesday, March 18th, 6:30-7:30pm

Bridgeport Elementary School Library


Five Guys Restaurant Night! Thursday March 19th 4-5pm

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March 19th, 5:30pm-8:00pm

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ParentVUE Activation Email Coming Soon!

Dear Bridgeport community,

We are expanding our ParentVue online tool to elementary families! Your ParentVue account will provide you with secure access to your child's attendance, report cards, teacher communication and school information. Additionally, you will be able to update your phone number(s) and email address(es) online for your parent account We hope this will allow the school to use the email and phone numbers you prefer, for school-related communication as well as the best way to contact you during the day, if needed. Please look for an email late this week from Tigard-Tualatin School District that will include an activation link and instructions to set up your account and download the ParentVue App.

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Our students' art work on display!

Art Lit projects are going up at the TTSD district office and the Tigard Library!

The Tigard Library will have our students' work on display as of February 23rd in the Puett room (children's activities room).


Bridgeport Community Garden

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Volunteers Needed!

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Please call the office at 503-431-4200 or click on the links below if you can help!

After School Clubs

After School clubs are up and running again! The math, jump rope, arts & crafts, chess, Disney art, card & board game, and girls’ sport clubs could all use some additional support. Lots of opportunities to lend a hand!

TTSD Foundation Call-A-Thon

Bridgeport is hosting the TTSD Foundation Call-A-Thon this year! Tuesday, February 18th, 3:30-5:30 pm. No cold calling, just reaching out to last years’ donors. Food, drinks, raffle prizes, thank you gifts, and babysitting available! RSVP here:

Can’t make it to the calling party? You can still do your part and save our volunteers a call by making your tax-deductible donation today!

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Children's safety is one of our top priorities! Mornings and afternoons can be very hectic and we need your help! If you can help us on Monday mornings between 7:45am to 8:15am. Please contact Jes Lancaster at or call the office at 503-431-4200 if you can help out!

We also need help in the afternoons between 2:30pm and 2:45pm! Please email Jes Lancaster or call the office if you can help either of these times!

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The date of our All School Carnival has changed to May 29th! Mark your calendars!


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Shopping with BENEFIT

Raise money for Bridgeport using the new shopping app Benefit! Benefit allows you to purchase digital gift cards and redeem them online or in-store. You can link your credit card or checking account and Benefit keeps track of your balances. Choose from 100s of brands and up to 20% of each transaction will go to support our school.

Download the app today!

What is Benefit?


Meal Prices

Breakfast Paid - $1.75 Reduced - Free

Lunch Paid - $2.90 Reduced - Free
Additional Milk: $0.55
Adult Breakfast: $2.40 Adult Lunch: $4.50


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