Sunday Message

Week of 12/17/18

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Greetings Twelve Bridges Elementary Families,

It's the last week before our winter break! Thank you for sharing your children with us every day and making Twelve Bridges Elementary such a special place to be.

Remember that every day this week is a 1:40 pm early release day and there is no school on Friday.

I'd like to thank Mrs. Bremner and all of the parent volunteers for their hard work and long nights running the Book Fair. The kids love visiting the Book Fair and participating in Mrs. Bremner's daily contests for free books! It was great seeing so many of our students assist Mrs. Bremner as part of our first ever Junior Book Fair Crew!

The students did an excellent job in their Winter Performances! Thank you to our music teachers, Mrs. Gale and Ms. Harp, for making them a success. I'd also like to thank our custodians, Mr. Andy and Mr. Sean for the extra effort they put it in around the busy holiday season.

This week, we are going to have a holiday themed spirit day on Wednesday. Students can wear their ugly holiday sweaters, Santa hats, elf ears, reindeer antlers, red or green, or anything else they can think of to show their holiday spirit. I'm looking forward to seeing the students and staff all decked out!

As we are in the full swing of the busy holiday season, it is the people we love and care about that make this time so special. Please take a minute to review the safety reminders and announcements below to help ensure our students are safe.

Have a great week!

With gratitude,

Mr. Middleton

Safety Reminders and Announcements

At Twelve Bridges Elementary School, our top priority is the safety of our students. With that, I have some important announcements and reminders in regards to the safety of our students.

First, we have had a few close calls in the parking lot. Some students are being dropped off in the left hand lane of our parking lot. This forces them to cross in front of cars in the right hand lane. Also, students are being dropped off in the far part of our parking lot (near Eastridge Drive) and are walking unattended across the crosswalk in front of the school. That crosswalk (in front of the main office) does not have a crossing guard and is intended for adults or adults accompanying their children. Please drop your students off at the sidewalk directly in front of the school in the right hand lane only, or park and walk your students across the crosswalk.

Supervision starts on campus at 7:55 am. Students who arrive earlier (with the exception of students attending STAR or students getting breakfast at 7:45 am) are left unsupervised.

Due to staffing, TBE is only able to provide supervision at the back gate from 7:55-8:10 am. Starting in January, the back gate will be locked at 8:10 am to ensure that students are safe and that no unauthorized adults come onto campus. I understand the inconvenience this may cause some families, but it is important that we take all precautions to make student safety a priority. For the rest of this week, the back gate will be closed, but left unlocked, at 8:10. I will be by to lock the gate around 8:15 am or shortly after. I apologize for this inconvenience and I appreciate your understanding.

This week...

December 17th
  • K-Kids 1:45-2:45pm
  • Choir practice 1:45-2:15pm
  • Community Outreach Choir Performance 3:30-4:30pm
  • Early Release at 1:40pm

December 18th

  • Early Release at 1:40pm
  • Wild Things Assembly (K-1st Grades) 9:25am-10:45am

December 19th

  • Holiday Spirit Day - Wear your ugly holiday sweaters, Santa Hats, elf ears, reindeer antlers, etc.
  • Early Release at 1:40pm
  • 4th and 5th Grade Fieldtrip to B Street Theatre 8am-Noon

December 20th

  • Early Release at 1:40pm
  • Band Practice 7-8am
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 2018! Enjoy your Winter Break!

School Resumes on January 7th 2019

Lost and Found Items

Parent please check out the items in the lost and found to see if your child might have a jacket, sweatshirt or lunch box. If items have not been picked up by December 20th they will be donated over the break. Thank you!

PTC Corner

A huge THANK YOU to Dawn Bremner and our parent volunteers for making our Book Fair run smoothly last week. We had a wonderful turn out. All proceeds go directly to our library and classrooms!

Spirit Wear is here! We are offering TWO NEW DESIGNS on T-shirts and hoodies. Spirit wear is now available for sale in the front office. Cash or check.

T-shirts $10

Hoodies $20

A Look Ahead:

1/15 Father/son Laser Tag @ Extreme Craze, 5-8:00pm

2/12 Mother/daughter Paint Night, Two sessions: 4:00 & 6:00pm

3/2 Daddy/daughter Dance, 6-8:00pm

1st and 2nd Grade Information about Holiday Parties

This year instead of a traditional classroom holiday party, the first and second grade classes thought they would do something to help others in need. What better way to teach our children how to think of others than to give to others. In the spirit of giving, we have decided to create stocking stuffer bags for children who have been affected by the recent Camp Fire in the Paradise/Chico area, as well as our local homeless. Many of these children will not have the type of Christmas our own children enjoy. We thought we could help by providing some basic daily items as well as small Christmas gifts. As you are out doing your own holiday shopping, please consider gathering items to donate for this charity. Please see the flyers below for each grade level for more information. Contact your child's teacher if you have any additional questions.

Donation List: (these are suggested items)

  • Toys: action figures, trivia/memory games, small games, small dolls/clothing, dress up, purses
  • Art Supplies
  • Everyday items: socks, knit hats, gloves, toothbrush/toothpaste, brushes/combs, soaps, lip balm, hair ties

Save the Date

  • December 21-January 6 Winter Break

Proof of Residency

Parents we still need you to bring in your Proof of Residency here at Twelve Bridges Elementary. Please bring in a copy of a current utility bill showing your address. Newly enrolled Kinder, TK and new students do not need to participate. Thank you for responding to our request so promptly!

Box Tops

Thank you everyone for turning in box tops during October! We received just over 11,000 box tops! Amazing! Winners will be announced and prizes handed out soon for October.

Keep collecting those box tops!

Monthly Hosted Lunches for Staff

Hosted lunches will resume after Christmas break and you can contact Tami Jones in the meantime to be added to the list.

ROAR Store Volunteer Sign-up

We need help running our ROAR store on Fridays during lunch. Please sign up to volunteer or email Kathleen [] for more information.

TBE School App

Parents did you know you can download our free TBE school app in your app store? Just go to your app store and search "Twelve Bridges Elementary". Once you download the app you can enable push notifications so you don't miss out on what's happening at TBE.

Mondays are Always Early Release Days!

Early Release Day Schedule

7:55-8:10 Supervision

8:15 School Begins

1:40 Dismissal

PM Kindergarten Early Release Schedule

10:10-10:20 Supervision

10:20 School Begins

1:40 Dismissal