Bridge Bulletin

May 20, 2022

Principal Chat

We are on the downhill side. Most of the testing is complete except for a few students who were absent or on vacation. Once we are 100% finished we will post the test data so you can see the growth within our school. So far we are extremely pleased with the data!

Your child's individual scores will be reflected on their progress report. In addition, in the envelope you will find a paper that shows the benchmark scores for each grade allowing you to compare where your child is to the expectation for that grade level. Progress reports will be sent home the last week of school and a copy will be placed in your child's file.

We need volunteers to help with Field Day. Please contact your child's teacher to see how you can help. All the games and activities are staffed but your child's teacher would LOVE help wrangling kids :) Field Day is June 1st (the last day of school). Filed Day is 9:00 - 1:30. All volunteers receive FREE lunch. PLEASE do not bring younger siblings or non-Bridge children to Field Day.

Please keep up on your emails and social media if possible as these are the first methods of communication with parents.

Have a terrific weekend!

Lani Rounds


Field Day June 1

Wednesday, June 1, is the last day of school. It is a short day and school is released at 1:30. It is also Field Day! We have lots of FUN activities for kids - bounce houses, face painting, games, a magician and an end of year movie. Students will be outside for a majority of the day. PLEASE send your child with a water bottle and sunscreen. Students in grades 4-6 may want to bring a towel as they will have a water activity in place of bounce houses. Students in grades K-3 will not have a water activity.

Yearbooks (or an autograph book for those who did not purchase yearbooks) will be distributed that morning and each grade has time set aside for yearbook signing.

Dress Down Day

Next Friday is our last $2 Donation Dress Down Day. Funds from our dress down days are used for Watch Me Learn prizes and to support of our Field Day activities!

Our last day of school, Wednesday, June 1, will be a FREE Dress Down Day!

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Acadience Reading Data

Our Acadience reading data is finally complete. Eventually ALL end of year data will be shared, but this is SO exciting we can't wait to share the news. At the beginning of the year only 48% of our students were at benchmark for reading. At the end of the year, 58% of our students are at benchmark. That is a growth of 10%! The state expects a growth of 3% - 5% so we are absolutely THRILLED with this news! We believe measuring student GROWTH, as opposed to just proficiency, is a better measure of success!
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Alphabet Count Down - 2nd Grade

One thing our 2nd graders look forward to is the Alphabet Count Down at the end of the school year. They start with A (Art - painting t-shirts using glow paint) and end with Z (Zoom home). The pics below show P (picnic), Q (quick relay) and R (read a thon).

Dinosaurs and Ladybugs - oh My!

Our kindergarten kiddos had a great time learning about dinosaurs and ladybugs!

Visible Learning - Summer Challenge

This summer we are doing the Visible Learning Challenge!

Each student will receive a GREEN challenge paper. If your child did not bring one home you can download it from our website under EVENTS > SCHOOL EVENTS.

Students will demonstrate each of the traits over the summer and record the information on the chart. A FULL chart can be turned at the beginning of the school year for a drawing for FABULOUS prizes!

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

NASA Solar System Ambassador Visit - 6th Grade

One of the highlights of the week was a visit from a NASA Solar System Ambassador! She provided a remarkable presentation to our 6th graders. Students got to see REAL moon rocks and meteorites as well as make their own asteroid. Our one hour presentation lasted nearly two hours. Our NASA specialist said our kids had the BEST questions she has ever had from a group of students and just couldn't leave without answering everyone!

Save Your Slightly Used School Clothes for Back to School Night Uniform Swap

During Back to School Night , August 11, we will have tables set up for a uniform swap. Our uniform swap does not involve any money. Instead, parents bring their slightly used school clothes (dress code pants and shirts), fold them nicely and place them on the table according to size. Parents take items that they need for their children.

How Can I Help My Kiddo This Summer?

Parents always ask WHAT can kids do over the summer to reduce the "summer slide"? We are SUPER lucky at Bridge as our Imagine Learning vendor will keep student access available until about July 30. Even our 6th graders who are leaving us for bigger pastures can still use Imagine Learning. Imagine is such a great option as it is adaptive and knows what students know and what they need to learn. If your child uses Imagine Learning just 20 - 30 minutes, 4X week over the summer, they could potentially eliminate the academic regression that occurs over the summer.

Staff Appreciation Week

This week was Staff Appreciation Week. Some schools choose to do teacher appreciation; however, at Bridge we are keenly aware that it takes every single staff member to keep this ship afloat. Our staff are AMAZING at helping us create a positive, supportive learning environment for ALL students.

Each day was celebrated with a treat for staff. On Friday, Christian Worship Center provided an AMAZING lunch for our entire staff - pizza from The Pie, salads, fruit, drinks and cookies.

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CSI Skills Needed

A student in the boy's bathroom pulled the caulk off the bottom of a toilet and then twisted the toilet off the base. Please ask your students if they know who may have done this. Our custodian is making the repairs but the bolts for the toilet are on backorder.

Lost & Found

PLEASE grab your children's items from the Lost & Found. The Friday after school is out ALL items will be donated.

Closed Toe Shoes

Just a reminder - students cannot wear shoes with open toes (sandals, flip flops, etc.) to school - even on dress down days. Students are required to wear closed toe shoes every day to school.

Breakfast & Lunch Next School Year

Our hearts are broken to announce this.....the flyer below explains that beginning NEXT school year, breakfast and lunch are no longer automatically free for students. Instead, parents will need to complete the free/reduced meal application through Aspire. The new application will be available in July. We will notify parents when the application is available. FREE or REDUCED meals will apply to students based on parent income, homeless status, and SNAP status.

Dinner, which students receive when attending BASE, our after school program, will still be FREE for students.

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Registration for Next School Year

If your child is registered to attend Bridge next year, your circumstances have changed and your child will no longer be attending Bridge, PLEASE let the office know ASAP. We are full in every grade except 5th grade and still have 100s of kiddos in the lottery waiting for a spot to open up.

FREE Saturday Summer Fun

Weber County RAMP has FREE Saturday activities ALL summer long! This is the link to their calendar: RAMP CALENDAR

Excuse an Absence

PLEASE excuse your child's absence by:

  • Calling our attendance line (801)499-5180
  • Using the online form found on our website under the Student Data icon


Substitute Teaching at Bridge

Bridge is ALWAYS looking for fabulous substitutes to fill many positions including teaching, para-educators and recess duty. We pay $14 hour for subs and the company we use, Ready2Teach, provides an incentive program of up to $28 extra per day for each job filled.

To get more information please visit Ready2Teach at:

Bridge Elementary

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.


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