Trailblazer Tribune


May 27, 2016

Mark Your Calendar: 2016-2017 Dates

August 30th (2:00pm - 3:00pm) - Kindergarten Orientation

August 30th (2:00pm - 3:30pm) - Bridge Valley Open House

August 31st - First Day of School

September 13th Back to School Night

  • Grade 1 5:45pm - 6:30pm
  • Grade 3 6:30pm - 7:15pm
  • Grade 5 7:30pm - 8:15pm

September 14th Back to School Night

  • Grade 2 5:45pm - 6:30pm
  • Grade 4 6:30pm - 7:15pm
  • Grade 6 7:30pm - 8:15pm

September 20th Back to School Night

  • Kindergarten 6:15pm - 7:00pm

A Goodbye Message from Mrs. Carter, Assistant Principal

After a wonderful year of coming "home" again to Bridge Valley, it is with mixed emotions that I share that I am moving to a different position. Later this summer, I will transition as the Supervisor of Reading for the Central Bucks School District. In this new role, I will focus on the reading curriculum, and the teaching and learning linked to this subject. I will miss the people in the Bridge Valley community.

I want to take a moment to thank you for welcoming me back to such a special place. I have enjoyed seeing your sons and daughters grow under the care of an exceptional group of educators. Their dedication, coupled with your strong support, is evident every time I talk to a child.

Thank you for the privilege of sharing your child's education with me,

Kelly Carter

Trailblazing the Arts

Thank you to all of the second and third grade families who attended our student art showcase! The students demonstrated their many talents through their creative artwork displays and a music performance.
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Congratulations to Meghan Jester and Charlotte Imperato winners of the Doylestown Bookshops “Main Street Voices” poetry contest in the Grades 1-3 category.

My Mom - By Charlotte Imperato

My mom is a diamond

sparkling in the sky.

My mom is a lion

protecting me.

My mom is music

to listen to everyday.

My mom is a treasure

to keep forever.

Blue - By Meghan Jester

Blue is the ocean at the beach

Blue whispers as it hits the shore

Blue is a bird

Blue spreads as the feathers drop

Blue is a lake

Blue ripples as you throw a pebble in

Blue can be sad but beautiful at the same time

Law Day Poster Contest Winners

Abby Hughes, Claire Cao, and Kenny Daugherty recently attended a ceremony at the Justice Center in Doylestown to be recognized for their winning posters that they created for Law Day 2016. The theme of this year’s poster contest was “If I were President of the USA.”

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Doylestown Thompson Draw the Future Contest

Congratulations to our Bridge Valley Art Prize Winners from Mrs. Mazzenga's art class:

  • Sarah Ziskind 2nd grade

  • Alyssa Leung 3rd grade

Drawings will be on display at Thompson Toyota!

Distance Learning

Students "traveled" to the Cleveland Museum of Art with Mrs. Mazzenga in Art to learn about Contemporary Art and artists they have been studying throughout the year including Andy Warhol and Chuck Close. Students had a great time interacting with the museum curator and learning about the art collection at the Cleveland Museum of Art!

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The 2016 Bucks County 24 Math Challenge

As tradition would have it, Bridge Valley once again had 6 of its students compete in the Annual 24 Math Challenge. This year’s challenge took place on Saturday, May 14th at Churchville Elementary School.

  • Representing 4th grade were Ryan O’Neill and Melayna Pettigrew. Classroom winners were Andrew Walloff, Ryan O’Neill, Maddie Malena, Melayna Pettigrew, Clara Lee, Zoe Ketner, Matthew Hillman, and Magnolia Demiri-Worman.

  • Representing 5th grade were Daniel Blitshtein and Bryanna Theeuwes. Classroom winners were T.J. Simkiss, Koda Wunch, Billy Wilson, Jonathan Cross, Dylan Patel, Bryanna Theeuwes, Sean Fitzgerald, Kaveena Ponamgi, Daniel Blitshtein, and Keenan O’Donnell.

  • Representing 6th grade were Billy Loughnane and Connor McPartland. This was Billy’s second year participating in the 24 tournament and the third year for Connor. Connor finished in 6th place earning 128 points. Classroom winners were Drew Hauben, Billy Loughnane, Carly Wenner, Andrew Perillo, Lucas Badger, Abby Hughes, Rob Watson, Ellie Kuhnle, Cyrus Patel, Connor McPartland, Jason Rackas, and Ethan Zhang.

    Way to go, Trailblazers!

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The game of 24 is a fun and exciting way for children to strengthen their math skills, build upon their recall of basic facts, and deepen their understanding of number relationships. The object of the game is to make the number 24 from the four numbers on the face of the card. This is accomplished by using all four numbers once and by applying any of the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

  • Not sure how to play 24? How to Play
  • Want to get a deck of cards to play at home or on the go? Interested in getting the 24 Game app? 24 Game Catalog

The 24 Game app is a great way to have your child honing their skills in preparation for next year’s spring playoffs!

Get Ready for Field Day

BVE T-Shirts are available for sale in the front office from now through Field Day (June 2nd and 3rd) for $5.

Your child can purchase his/her t-shirt directly in the main lobby during morning arrival. Payable with cash or check made out to Bridge Valley Home & School.

Bridge Valley Teams Up with the American Red Cross

Bridge Valley is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive on June 6th, from 2pm-8pm in the LGI. We are in need of volunteers to help with registration and snacks.

To sign up to volunteer please click here.

To make an appointment to donate blood please click here.

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Save the Date: Harlem Wizards vs BV Teachers!

Sunday, Sep. 18th, 2pm

2804 Holicong Road

Doylestown, PA

Cheer on our home team as we play against one of the most talented basketball teams ever, the

Harlem Wizards! The show at CB East starts at 2:00. Click "Harlem Wizards" to learn more!

HSA Elections

At our May 26th Home and School meeting we said goodbye and thank you to our Co-President ~ Kelly Imperato, Vice-President/Assistant Treasurer ~ Wendy Seiler and Secretary ~ Lanie Sjostedt.

We welcomed our new board members Kim Hillman ~ Co-President, Lisa Wurster ~ Vice-President/Assistant Treasurer and Abbe Kerskey ~ Secretary.

Just Running

What a fun and fast 7 weeks we had building endurance in running and doing good deeds! Not only did many Bridge Valley students participate in the Irun4life Kids Only 3k to promote youth fitness, but they also donated over 150 items to the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter as a way to promote good deeds in our community.

A special thanks to all of the coaches who helped make Just Running a success: Sue Skjeveland, Courtney Foster, Denise Grotz, Felix Martinez, Chonis Gordon, Frank and Hannah Woodring, Amanda Dean, Beth Pacitti, Abbe Kerskey, Steve & Candace Brooks, Amy Greenspan, Monica Gerace, Nanette Valeriani, Azaria Godshalk, Yan Yan Li, Kathy Fallon, Kim Hillman, Filomena Kohl, Traci Nocito, Julie Davis, Lolly Curry, Ann Bauer, Michelle Theeuwes and Meredith Eater.

Anyone interested in helping out next year, please contact Bridget Loftus at

BVE Spring Book Fair

The Groovy BOGO Book Fair Committee sends out a huge THANK YOU to all of the parents who volunteered to make the book fair a success. From the parents who rang up purchases on the registers, to the parents who helped navigate students through the posters and bookmarks and the parents who helped students add up the coins in their zip-locks bags, it was truly a Trailblazer community event.

Young Rembrandts

New spring classes! click here

Fundraising (Passive)

Please register your Giant Rewards Card for free money for our school.

Box Top$ for Education

Please collect Box Top$ for Education! This is a huge potential for free money for our school. Ask your family and neighbors to save too!

Labels for Education

Labels for Education is a fun and easy program where families and members of the community work together to “Earn Free Stuff” for their school! Simply collect and bring in the UPCs from over 2,500 participating products. Let's help Bridge Valley start checking items off the wish list. To view list of participating products click here.
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