September 16, 2022
Thank you for another fabulous week with your kids!
I can't even begin to believe we have already been in school for one month already! We have completed all the assessments and students are being divided into their appropriate, skill-based groups. On Monday we started P90 our EXTRA dose of small group reading for all students in grades 1 - 3. Read below for more information about his amazing program! Our chess and math program for very accelerated 1st - 3rd graders also started this week as well as pull out program for students identified as needing ELL services.
Mark you calendars for the following days of NO SCHOOL
- October 10 - 14 (Fall Break)
- November 21 - 25 (Thanksgiving Break)
Did you know that at the end of this newsletter is a WHO TO CONTACT list for names and the contact information of individuals responsible for specific areas at Bridge?
Please keep reading for more information about this past week and information for the upcoming week.
Enjoy the weekend!
Beginning of Year (BOY) Data
Acadience Reading is a basic reading screener that assesses basic reading skills. Imagine Learning Language and Literacy is a more broad reading assessment that looks at language, vocabulary and reading. Our Acadience reading data shows 50% of our students are reading at or above grade level. Our Imagine Learning Language and Literacy scores show 63% of our students are at or above grade level in their language arts skills. Both of these data points are a significant drop from how we ended the year last school year suggesting SUMMER SLIDE is a real thing and few kids used Imagine Learning in the summer or spent much time reading. Our school goal is to increase this by 15% by the end of the year.
Acadience Math is a basic math screener that assesses basic math skills such as number recognition, computation, and concepts/application. Imagine Learning Math also provides a math assessment and issues students a "Quantile" score based on their performance in all areas of math concepts.
Our Acadience math data shows we have 30% of students at or above grade level while Imagine Learning math also shows we have 30% of students at or above grade level. Acadience is a paper pencil test while Imagine Learning is a computer-based assessment. Our school goal is to increase this by 20% by the end of the year.
Flu Clinic Through Community Nursing Services at Bridge
Visible Learning - Thoroughness
"Taking care of details and doing my best."
P90 Reading Program
During P90, students will work on phonics skills and/or reading comprehension skills using one of our research-based reading programs. The skills needed are determined based on Acadience data and a reading diagnostic assessment given to all below grade level students in 1st - 3rd grades. The reading diagnostic is a new state requirement and provides our staff with excellent information to identify exactly WHAT reading skills we need to focus on for your student.
The P90 program was piloted last year with our 1st grade students midway through the school year. The data was so promising we decided to include this as another piece of our learning model for grades 1-3. This program is one of the areas in which we are using our School Land Trust funds to help increase the percentage of students reading at grade level.
P90 is just ONE MORE WAY in which we personalize instruction for students. See below for pictures of P90 in action.
Air Quality and Outdoor Recess
You can check the air quality using this link and selecting the Weber County tab:
Online Lunch Payments
When payments are made online we must complete several steps to get the payments moved to Aspire. We do this every Monday and Wednesday. After we run the online report it takes another day for the money to post to your student's Aspire account. Please allow 3 - 5 days from the day you make the online payment to the day the information posts in Aspire.
The link to make payments online is found on our website by selecting the MEALS icon.
- Pulling weeds in the rock areas and park strips (we have all the area in front of the school and up 4800 S along the school fence).
- Using rakes and shovels to redistribute the gravel from the bottom of the retention area in front of the school to the top area to cover the black landscape screen.
After you have volunteered please enter your hours in our volunteer form on our website:
Once your family has logged 30 volunteer hours they will have a frog put into our Volunteer Pond in the foyer.
If you want to volunteer but do not have the time, you can donate $90 to cover the 30 hours. If you choose to donate, complete the volunteer form. You can donate in the office or by using our DONATE icon on the home page of our website.
Excuse an Absence
Bridge Elementary receives our Title I funding based on the percentage of students that qualify for free or reduced lunch. For this reason we encourage ALL families to apply for Free/Reduced lunch through Aspire to ensure every single student receives the services needed, including access to free or reduced meals if appropriate.
Title I provides avenues for parent input and participation. We do this through our surveys and the link to the form on our website which allows parents to submit questions and suggestions.
You can find more information about Title I through a video on our website at:
Who to Contact for What
At-Risk Programs Coordinator - Sara Tucker - Sara@BridgeCharter.org
- Morning Supervision and BASE
- 504 Plans
- ELL Coordinator
Lead Secretary - Lalani Williams - Lwilliams@BridgeCharter.org
School Nurse - Vicki Ross - Vicki@bridgecharter.org
Diane Nelson Lead SpED Teacher - Diane@BridgeCharter.org
Julie Christensen SpED Director - Julie@BridgeCharter.org
Meal Issues - Jodi Jensen - Jodi@BridgeCharter.org
Classroom Teachers - see website - https://www.bridgecharter.org/teachers
- Daily activities for your child
- Student progress
- Questions about student schedule