News for You!
We have had a wonderful start to the year and I can't believe it's already November! This year is flying by and we are having a great time.
Attention all third, fourth & fifth grade parents! University Interscholastic League (UIL) try-outs are November 10th. We hope to see all interested students at try-outs! See the letter attached to the email for details.
Calling all Veterans! We would like to acknowledge and honor you at Good Morning Bright (GMB) on Friday, November 11th. Join us at 8 am and feel free to come in uniform.
The Parent/Teacher Conference window is open through November 18th. If you have not set up a time to meet with your child's teacher there is still time. We would love to talk with you about how your child is progressing.
Lastly, Thanksgiving break begins Monday, November 21st through Friday, November 25th. Enjoy the time with your families and we will see the students back on Monday, November 28th.
As always, my door is open. If you have question, concerns, or want to share some good news I am here.
Thank you for trusting us with your children.
Did you know that kids who aren't properly informed are at greater risk of engaging in unsafe behaviors and experimenting with drugs.
Please take time to read the article below provided by Kids Health website.
Nov. 2-4 - 5th grade @ Pine Cove
Nov. 3 - Picture Retakes
Nov. 8 -10 - 2nd grade ITBS Testing
Nov.10 - Flu Clinic 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Nov.10 - UIL Try-outs (3rd-5th grades) After School
Nov.10 - 3rd and 4th grade Veterans Musical 6:00-7:00 p.m. & PTA Meeting at 6:20 p.m.
Nov. 11 - GMB Veteran's Day Celebration
Nov. 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)
UIL 3rd-5th Grades
Message from our PTA!
Don't forget to turn in your party money. Please send $8.00 cash to your child's homeroom teacher or the front office. The PTA uses this money to put on three parties for the children during the school year. Each party consists of snacks, crafts and games. Our party dates are: December 16, February 14 and June 2. Parents are welcome to attend the parties with their children.
We are in search of party helpers. We need one room parent (party host) in each class and one grade level coordinator (party planner) for each grade. If you are able to attend and host a party, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Hilda Ocasio at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our teachers appreciate the help and our children love to see parents at the school.
PTA Meeting - Please come to the PTA meeting on Thursday, November 10 at 6:20 p.m. We would love to share our mission with you and and get your feedback.
Join PTA. Remember your child’s first day of school? Did you wish you had a handbook to help them get through the year successfully? Join Ida Lee Bright Elementary at www.joinpta.org for access to resources to help you, help your child do better academically.
If your child is tardy or absent please be sure you provide a note from your child's doctor or dentist. All doctor's and dentist's notes must be received within 3 days of your child returning to school.
Parents are allowed eight (8) parent notes, (four (4) per semester) for absences and tardies. Then only medical notes are acceptable to be counted as excused.
If your child will be absent, please email the data clerk or call the office using the information below before 8:30 a.m. on the day of the absence.
Dismissal - The instructional day ends at 2:55 p.m. and we are finishing up dismissal by 3:08 p.m. each day. Thank you for remaining in your cars during carpool, walking along the west side of the building if you are walking to pick up your children and having your pick up cards visible. Bright staff will always guide the dismissal process and we appreciate your kindness and cooperation.
If you need to change your child's dismissal plan, please try to do so in writing to your child's teacher no later than the morning of the day of the change. When this is not possible please call the main office at 469-633-2700 so that message can be communicated to your child's teacher. Due to safety, any dismissal changes made after 2 p.m. will not be honored.
Who to Talk To?
Who to Talk to? - If you're wondering who to talk to, the information below could be a helpful guide. Your first step is always to contact your child's teacher. He/she will guide you in the right direction.
Carrie Dellinger (Assistant Principal) email@example.com - Student incidents and behaviors
Angela Williams (Counselor) firstname.lastname@example.org - Student needs beyond the classroom
Karen Ross (Nurse) email@example.com - Student medical needs
Starla Hock (Data Clerk) firstname.lastname@example.org - Student enrollment, tardies and absences
Becky Ortega (Receptionist) email@example.com - General questions
Sarika Pride (Principal) firstname.lastname@example.org