BPOV

May 24, 2012

posted Aug 6, 2012, 7:52 AM by EISD webmaster

Dear Parents,
Today the students who began as kindergarten at Bridge Point in 1999 and left Bridge Point in 2005 joined us during Morning Assembly.  They are part of the Class of 2012, most graduating from Westlake High School.  We even had one student join us from North Carolina!  It was a joyous reunion of over 90 students decked-out in their college t-shirts.  They are a proud representation of Bridge Point’s contribution to their success and they were a wonderful foreshadowing of the quality and college-ready student your child will be in 7-12 years.
 
As we wrap up this school year we must include in our activities a warm and appropriate farewell to many Bridge Point teachers and staff who are moving on.  Some have been a part of our campus since the first years of BP!
Bridge Pointer
Current Position
Years at BP       
Disposition
Nancy Turner  
Reading Intervention
15
Retired
Debbie DeLuca 
Fourth Grade
13
Resigned
Susan Bigham 
Fourth Grade   
9
Retired
Karen Welsh
Music Teacher
9
Retired
Kelly Blake 
Second Grade   
8
Retired
Dana Hurd 
Second Grade   
8
Retired
Karen Vinson*
Speech
7
Transferred
Donna Muyshondt** 
Occupational Therapy
6
Transferred
Aimee’ Sheehan 
Fourth Grade   
5
Retired
Roberta Waddell 
Special Ed. Teacher Assist.
4
Transferred
Allie Bruce
Fifth Grade
3
Resigned
Annie Wolf
Second Grade   
2
Resigned
Stephanie Stakes
First Grade
2
Resigned
Kelly Van Meter ***
Fourth Grade   
2
Transferred
Christi Ford
Office Secretary
1
Resigned
                                               
*Took District position as Assistive Technology specialist.
**Itinerant Special Education position, will serve different campuses next year. 
***Selected to be Instructional Partner for Eanes Elementary
 
This is a big deal.  Next year 15 of our 86 positions will be different.  I have learned over the years to appreciate the years we have been together rather than grieve passages.  Each of these good people continues a journey.  As you see, their journeys include retirement, promotion, transition (stay-at-home mom or new locale), and pursuit of happiness!  I am thrilled for each of these friends.  They were important parts of Bridge Point and added to what we are.
 
That’s the attitude I bring to Thursday, May 31 when almost 145 Fifth Grade students and many of their families pass to other schools.  I will dearly miss them but I am grateful for the time we had together.  If we are lucky, our paths will cross and we’ll catch up and warmly remember the time we shared….just like we did today with the students of  BP Class of 2005 which is now the WHS (and more) graduating Class of 2012.
 
Enjoy your summer.  Relax and recreate.  We have all worked hard and played well.  Let’s put a bow on it!
 
Sincerely,
 
M. Bradford Wirht
Principal

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