February 18, 2022
The 2022-2023 Calendar was updated, moving Fall Break to the correct week. The original calendar had Fall Break a week later. You can access the calendar using the link below. It can also be found on our website under the menu CALENDARS and SCHEDULES.
- The Bullfrog shirts have arrived! These will be sent home with the individual you listed on the order. If you did NOT list a name we will use our CSI skills to try and find the person the shirt belongs to.
- At Tuesday's board meeting the Roy City Council did NOT approve the development of homes and townhomes on the property to the south of the school. I imagine the developer will go back to the drawing board to come up with a plan the City will approve.
- A new COVID Protocol is in place. Please read below for more information.
- Spring pictures are scheduled for March 24. This is a FREE Dress Down Day. More information will be coming soon.
- There is no school on Friday February 18 and Monday, February 21.
Please keep up on your emails and social media if possible as these are the first methods of communication with parents.
Stay safe and healthy and enjoy the four day weekend!
COVID Updates and New Protocol
We are tracking ALL COVID positive cases and at-home exposures as reported to us by parents, staff and the health department.. These are the numbers of reported COVID positive staff and students over the past 7 days.
COVID + Students = 2
COVID + Staff = 0
At present, 2nd grade and Mrs. Call's kindergarten class were exposed to COVID positive individuals. Students who come to school in 2nd grade and Mrs. Call's class SHOULD wear a mask until February 25.
We have a new protocol that was just sent to parents Tuesday evening. It is also posted on our website at: https://www.bridgecharter.org/policies-procedures
The biggest change is that in the previous protocol individuals exposed to a COVID + person at school was treated differently than exposure at home. Now, exposure is treated the same wherever it occurs and students who are exposed should quarantine at home for five days. An additional caveat was added letting parents send a child to school wearing a mask, even if the child should quarantine. The mask requirement is a "should wear a mask".
We will continue to notify you if your child may have been exposed to a person testing positive for COVID at school. As a parent you can decide if you want to keep your child home for the recommended five days or send your child to school. If they come to school they SHOULD wear a mask for 10 days.
Please understand, we follow all state rules when it comes to COVID protocols. We understand the rules are confusing and may not make sense since in the end, parents can choose to not follow the suggested rules. Our goal is to educate kids in person while keeping them as safe as possible. We are diligent about sanitizing and cleaning and can only hope parents are diligent about keeping their child home when sick, and following the state recommendations of quarantine and mask-wearing when needed in an effort to keep their child and others safe.
Parent Teacher Conferences
We host only ONE formal PTC each year. However, three times a year your child's teacher (grades 1-6) invite you to attend the student's Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) meeting. Also, each and every teacher is open to meeting with you as needed, simply send them an email requesting a meeting and the reason for the meeting.
Field Day - Last Day of School
- Magician (K-6)
- Bounce Houses (K-3)
- Face painting (K-6)
- Yard games (K-6)
- Water Activity (4-6)
- BBQ Lunch (K-6)
- Games and Prizes (K-6)
- School Movie (K-6)
- Yearbook Signing and Autographs (K-6)
We are SUPER EXCITED that parents will be allowed to volunteer with their child's class this year! In May your child's teachers will send information out about signing up to volunteer for Field Day.
We need the following donations for our Games and Prizes booths. Please drop items off in the office.
- Cans of soda for ring toss
- Small prizes like you can buy in a bag at Zurchers or Oriental Trading
- Medium prizes like you would find at a dollar store
This is the link to find the menus: https://www.bridgecharter.org/lunch
Did you know that EVERY SINGLE DAY our kiddos have access to a fresh fruit and salad bar during lunch where students can take as much as they would like? Although the cost of fresh produce and the availability of fresh produce is a challenge, our lunch team work REALLY hard to have many fresh options for our students.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application
Because ALL of our meals this year are FREE we have had a lot fewer parents complete the Free / Reduced lunch application. The low response rate has greatly reduced the percentage of students qualifying for Free or Reduced lunch. The lower numbers may impact our ability to continue the Fresh Fruit Vegetable program and BASE dinner for next year, and could reduce our reading intervention efforts as the Title I funds we receive are based on the percentage of students who qualify for Free and or Reduced lunch.
PLEASE take a moment (it takes about five minutes) to complete the Free / Reduced lunch application in Aspire even if you don't think it applies to your family.
YOU WILL APPLY FOR FREE/REDUCED LUNCH STATUS THROUGH ASPIRE BY LOGGING INTO YOUR ASPIRE ACCOUNT AND SELECTING THE LUNCH APPLICATION FORM ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE. PLEASE CONTACT LALANI WILLIAMS OR CALL THE OFFICE AT (801)499-5180 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE LOGGING INTO ASPIRE.
Order Yearbooks Now - Closes April 15
Order your yearbooks today! Yearbooks will NOT be sold at the school. They will be delivered to the school and handed to students on the last day of school. The deadline to order April 15. If you choose not to order a yearbook for your student we will provide them with an autograph book on the last day of school they can use during yearbook signing.
Prepay Code: BridgeYB22
To order yearbooks online, CLICK HERE
You can also find this information on our website under EVENTS > SCHOOL EVENTS at:
Curriculum at Bridge
Although Bridge teaches using the Utah core standards we ALSO provide small group instruction in reading and math for EVERY SINGLE child with instruction that targets the specific needs of the students. Many schools use just one program to teach a content area; however, using a personalized learning model we do not take a "one program fits all" attitude.
Bridge does have core programs we use for reading, math, and writing - Engage NY, Reading Horizons, Heggerty, Vocabulary Surge, Imagine Learning, Four Square, and 95% Comprehension. In addition to these programs, Bridge also has a HUGE selection of resources teachers can use to meet the needs of kids. The breadth and depth of resources available is a rare find in a school and our teachers are always commenting on HOW grateful they are to have these resource available. In addition to the core curriculum, teachers also have access to our "Curriculum Closet" as well as a HUGE database of resources on our Google Drive which teachers can download when needed.
This is a link to our Curriculum Page on our website.https://www.bridgecharter.org/curriculum
Below are pictures of the Curriculum Closet.
We are also in need of school pants sizes 7-10 for our closet. We lend lots of clothes out for accidents (potty, mud, split milk, torn pants) and for students who do not wear dress code appropriate clothing.
Classic Skate Night - April 22
Friday, April 22 - 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Students who have passed off 50 Imagine Learning Literacy lessons by April 19 are eligible for a 10 Token Pass they will pick up at the Bridge table at the rink. The tokens are used on the arcade games. Skating is FREE (bring your own skates or scooters) or you can pay to upgrade to a pass that includes ALL of the activities including Laser Tag, Bouncing, and Pirate's Cove.
Math in May Family Night
Incoming Kindergarten Students
Our expectation is that incoming kindergarten students can do the following:
- Write their first name
- Count objects up to 10
- Identify numbers 1-10
- Identify the names of MOST upper and lowercase letters (80%)
- Provide the sounds of MOST letters (80%)
- Identify colors (red, blue, green, yellow, white, orange, black, brown, purple, pink)
- Identify shapes (triangle, square, circle, rectangle, oval)
- Read these sight words (the, of, and, a, to, in, is, you, that, it)
It is NOT too early to start working on those pre-kindergarten skills. One of the BEST ways is using the Waterford UpStart FREE pre-school program. UpStart ALSO provides a free computer and Internet service for students who qualify. To register your pre-kindergarten student for UpStart use this link: https://www.waterford.org/upstart/
- Kaylie Langhaim - Library, Visible Learning and Botvin Life Skills (4th Grade)
- Lindsey Smith - Science
- Sadie Taylor and Ali Hill - Writing
- Lynette Johnson - Social Studies
- Steve Johnson - STEM
- Kenan Powell - Health and PE
- Madison Fisher - Fine Arts
Lottery for General Public - February 22
Our lottery for the general public will run on February 22. This lottery will most likely fill all of our open spots for the upcoming school year. Please share this information with your friends and family who are interested in having their child attend Bridge. Enrolling in the lottery now GREATLY increases their child's chance of being selected to attend Bridge next school year.
ENROLL ONLINE at https://www.bridgecharter.org/enroll-today
Visible Learning - ENTHUSIASM
ENTHUSIASM teaches students to "PUT THEIR WHOLE HEART INTO WHAT THEY DO".
Practice these "I WILL" statements with your student:
- Be an energy giver
- Encourage others
- Treat every job as important
- Not be discouraged by failure
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
Substitute Teaching at Bridge
To get more information please visit Ready2Teach at: https://www.ready2teach.com/
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.
WHO TO CONTACT FOR WHAT
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