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November 7, 2014


Dear Parents,


During Morning Assembly on Tuesday, November 11 we will conduct our annual Veterans Day Recognition.  The Lifeskill we are emphasizing in November is “Citizenship”.  Tuesday’s mid-term election (polling place in the BP gym) and next Tuesday’s Veterans Day are clear elements of citizenship and help illustrate it.

 The Bridge Point Third Grade team hosts the recognition.  They invite family, friends and significant acquaintances who are veterans to be honored guests for the schoolwide assembly.  The guests then join their host students in their classrooms for the mutual learning that occurs between students and veterans.  Binding together the elements of Veterans Day is an important learning experience for the students and a concrete illustration of citizenship. 


Through the years we have extended our gratitude to our assembly visitors for being a part of the program. The program includes a description of what a veteran is and how they risk while contributing.  We also describe the full-family piece that being a veteran is.  It is a serious and collective lesson for our students.  Veterans are honored by our efforts to teach the students and heartened that we are aware of and are knowledgeable of their contributions.  The program ends with a video backdrop and the Third Grade students… this year 130 of them…singing “Thank you, Soldiers” under the direction of Ms. Revering and Ms. Hatch, our music teachers.

The program is a big deal.  We welcome you to join us.  We welcome you to invite any important person in your life who is a veteran to join us.  We have found the gathering of 5-to- 90-year-olds in one room is moving and a tremendous learning experience.  Huge thanks to our Third Graders and their teachers for leading our recognition and for providing learning for the school in a real way for this element of citizenship.



Sincerely,

M. Bradford Wirht
Principal


PS - November 11th-14th will be a “Toys for Troops” drive. Please donate a new, unwrapped toy for the children of our military troops. These toys go directly to families of the 6th Civil Support Team posted at Camp Mabry. You may drop a toy off in the box at the front entrance of the school.  Check out the flyer in the Over the Bridge section.


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