March 4, 2022
And, here it is - March with the end of school right around the corner. For me, the end of the school year flies by so quickly. I am busy putting plans, staffing, budgets, enrollment and schedules together for next year while keeping on top of everything that still needs to happen for the remainder of the current year.
Kids have really enjoyed the warming temperatures during recess. Hopefully we can put up the lunch tent soon - kids are asking everyday - eating outside is their favorite! One cute little guy was "so warm" he rolled his pants all the way up into short shorts. This cracked me up as he proudly clomped to the office in his "short shorts" with his cowboy boots. I am still smiling!
On a less than smiling note, I want to talk a little bit about bullying - more specifically, I want to ensure that everyone understands the definition of bullying and how it differs from a kid being mean.
Bullying - an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behavior that intends to cause harm.
As stated above, bullying requires "intent to cause harm", is "ongoing" and is a deliberate misuse of power. Parents, kids, and teachers use the term "bully" to describe everything from a child budging in line to a child who chooses not to play with another child. In most of these cases the child in question is being "mean" rather than being a bully as they are not in a position of power and they are not intending to cause the other child harm.
Being mean is NOT okay - but it many cases the action does not mean the mean kid is being a bully or that your child has been bullied. When a child or parent reports "bullying" our hackles go up as bullying is a serious accusation and the consequences for bullying are different than the consequences for a student being mean.
You can find our "Bullying and Hazing" policy and our "Student Conduct and Discipline" policy and procedures on our website in our Policy Manual at:
Please keep up on your emails and social media if possible as these are the first methods of communication with parents.
Stay safe and healthy and enjoy the weekend!
School LandTrust Plan
Each school must put together a committee of parents to serve on the TrustLand committee (a link was sent out several news letters ago). The committee puts together a goal, action steps to achieve the goal, and a budget to spend the funds.
Our TrustLands committee met earlier this week and reviewed progress on this year's goal and created a goal and budget for next year. You can find the plan and information about Trustlands on our website at:
Dress Code Reminders
- Bottoms must be black or tan ONLY - blue and gray are NOT a Bridge dress code color for bottoms. Leggings worn under a dress, skirt or shorts can be white or black.
- Tops must be a plain colored polo shirt or a Bullfrog spirit shirt.
- Shorts, dresses and skirts must be NO SHORTER than 4" above the knee unless leggings are worn under the skirt, dress or shorts.
- $2 Dress Down Day is the LAST Friday of the month. This has always been a Bridge rule.
Spring Pictures March 24
I am hopeful that COVID Updates can end soon as we haven't had a reported positive case since February 15!!!! Although the cases have dropped to zero we will still continue our COVID mitigation protocols at the school with hand washing, sanitizing and cleaning. Masks will continue to be available for the students who choose to wear them.
We are tracking ALL COVID positive cases and at-home exposures as reported to us by parents, staff and the health department.. These are the numbers of reported COVID positive staff and students over the past 7 days.
COVID + Students = 0
COVID + Staff = 0
We will continue to notify you if your child may have been exposed to a person testing positive for COVID at school. As a parent you can decide if you want to keep your child home for the recommended five days or send your child to school. If they come to school they SHOULD wear a mask for 10 days.
Please understand, we follow all state rules when it comes to COVID protocols. We understand the rules are confusing and may not make sense since in the end, parents can choose to not follow the suggested rules. Our goal is to educate kids in person while keeping them as safe as possible. We are diligent about sanitizing and cleaning and can only hope parents are diligent about keeping their child home when sick, and following the state recommendations of quarantine and mask-wearing when needed in an effort to keep their child and others safe.
Parent Teacher Conferences
We host only ONE formal PTC each year. However, three times a year your child's teacher (grades 1-6) invite you to attend the student's Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) meeting. Also, each and every teacher is open to meeting with you as needed, simply send them an email requesting a meeting and the reason for the meeting.
Mad Science - Spring
THE CURRENT SESSION OF MAD SCIENCE HAS ENDED
The Spring session of Mad Science is open for registration. The theme is SPACE! Mad Science is a private organization which rents space from Bridge to host their amazing, hands-on science program. You can find more information and the registration link on our website at:
There is a cost of $79 for the six-week program. Scholarships may be available. If your student would like to attend but cost may be an issue, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Davis School District provides a fabulous online maturation program for boys and girls that parents can view and and use to help their kids through the maturation information. Using this format, parents are in control of the information provided to their children. Parents can also determine the age in which the child receives the information.
Use the link below to access the maturation videos for boys and girls.
Field Day - Last Day of School
- Magician (K-6)
- Bounce Houses (K-3)
- Face painting (K-6)
- Yard games (K-6)
- Water Activity (4-6)
- BBQ Lunch (K-6)
- Games and Prizes (K-6)
- School Movie (K-6)
- Yearbook Signing and Autographs (K-6)
We are SUPER EXCITED that parents will be allowed to volunteer with their child's class this year! In May your child's teachers will send information out about signing up to volunteer for Field Day.
We need the following donations for our Games and Prizes booths. Please drop items off in the office.
- Cans of soda for ring toss
- Small prizes like you can buy in a bag at Zurchers or Oriental Trading
- Medium prizes like you would find at a dollar store
Order Yearbooks Now - Closes April 15
Order your yearbooks today! Yearbooks will NOT be sold at the school. They will be delivered to the school and handed to students on the last day of school. The deadline to order April 15. If you choose not to order a yearbook for your student we will provide them with an autograph book on the last day of school they can use during yearbook signing.
Prepay Code: BridgeYB22
To order yearbooks online, CLICK HERE
You can also find this information on our website under EVENTS > SCHOOL EVENTS at:
We are also in need of school pants sizes 7-10 for our closet. We lend lots of clothes out for accidents (potty, mud, split milk, torn pants) and for students who do not wear dress code appropriate clothing.
Classic Skate Night - April 22
Friday, April 22 - 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Beginning March 15, students can turn in 10 Watch Me Learn tickets to have their name added to the FREE 10 Token Pass! Only one 10 Token Pass will be available for students. Students will pick up their Token Pass at the Bridge table at the rink. The tokens are used on the arcade games. Skating is FREE (bring your own skates or scooters) or you can pay to upgrade to a pass that includes ALL of the activities including Laser Tag, Bouncing, and Pirate's Cove.
Math in May Family Night
Visible Learning - ENTHUSIASM
ENTHUSIASM teaches students to "PUT THEIR WHOLE HEART INTO WHAT THEY DO".
Practice these "I WILL" statements with your student:
- Be an energy giver
- Encourage others
- Treat every job as important
- Not be discouraged by failure
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
Substitute Teaching at Bridge
To get more information please visit Ready2Teach at: https://www.ready2teach.com/
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, Behavior Support and BASE)
Curriculum and Instruction Specialist - Keri Toponce