October 27, 2017

Bridge Point Elementary



Dear BPE Families,

Autumn is upon us and the year has begun in an exceptional manner! The months of September and October were very busy. As of today, we have successfully completed Arts Days and parent conferences. I wanted to thank all 95 parent volunteers, along with Jie Ralls, Ingrid Sprangle, Alex Fundemenski, and Susan Thomson for all their hard work, time and preparation that went into this awesome learning experience. As I walked around today, I witnessed our students' excitement and focus while learning and creating together. It was impressive! Most of the art is still here drying and will be sent home next week. Please ask your child about Arts Days…there is a lot to share.


Fifth grade students, Ms. Hatch, and Mrs. Jones are busily preparing for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  Parents of fifth grade students are invited to attend the debut on Thursday, November 9 right after morning assembly at 8:00 AM.  3rd and 4th grade students will have an opportunity to watch the play immediately after the parent performance.  K, 1st and 2nd grade students will be audience members during the last dress rehearsal.  


In closing, I want to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to all of our BPE Families, Booster Club and the Eanes Education Foundation. Without each of you and your support, we could not do the exceptional work we do at school. We are through our first nine weeks and you are getting a glimpse of student progress and behavior from within the classroom. We want to continue working on great communication between parents and teachers, so please make sure you are checking teachers' websites weekly, reading newsletters, reviewing take home folders, calling the office to report absences/tardies, and checking lunch accounts. If there is anything I can personally do to help you or your family, don't hesitate to contact me.



All My Best,

Heather Meek

p.s. Every vote counts! Early voting runs now through November 3rd at Randalls West Lake Hills and includes Saturday (10/28) and Sunday (10/29). Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. 



Let your voice be counted. More info on the Penny Swap & Drop: www.eanesisd.net/pennyswap


Counselor's Corner


As you reviewed the first report card of the year, you will have noticed the new Social Emotional Learning (SEL) criteria.  For some of you, this information may have provided welcomed reassurance, while others may have been left wondering how better to support your child's social-emotional growth at home.  One of our favorite resources is Parent Toolkit.  This website has a wealth of resources and information on topics ranging from academics to health & wellness- there's even a section on financial literacy.  Here in the counseling center, we LOVE the social and emotional section!  There you can find developmental milestones, strategies to support your child's social and emotional growth and many great articles.  We hope you will find this tool helpful whether you are in immediate need of support, or you want to bookmark the resource for future use.

Parents of 5th Graders, it's almost November!  Time for a new rotation of 5th Grade Leadership Jobs!  We count on the kids to be responsible and keep track of their jobs, but sometimes they need a little extra help from adults.  Remember, all 5th grade leadership jobs for the entire year are posted on our BPE SEL webpage.



Addie Edwards and Amy Ashorn

Shelf Life: Library Update


From August 28th - September 29th, Bridge Point Library hosted a book drive to benefit Libraries of Love. This Austin-based nonprofit sends groups of volunteers to Africa each year to build school libraries for students. This year, Bridge Point families donated eight boxes worth of "like new" hardcover books to Libraries of Love.

Mrs. Marshall, the Libraries of Love founder, was particularly impressed with the quality of the books that we donated. She said, "You managed to get such wonderful books. It seemed they were almost all brand new. They were perfect. The kids will love them."

She also sent us a thank you letter, which explains that these books will be used to help restock twelve existing elementary libraries and create one new high school library during the spring of 2018. Thank you to everyone who donated books! This is such an amazing cause and a wonderful way for Bridge Point students to give to others.


Friday - October 27, 2017
7:40 AM - 11:50 AM
11:50 AM - 11:50 AM
Tuesday - October 31, 2017
3:00 PM
Thursday - November 2, 2017
11:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday - November 6, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday - November 7, 2017
12:50 PM
Thursday - November 9, 2017
8:00 AM
Friday - November 10, 2017
7:40 AM
Wednesday - November 15, 2017
All day
Thursday - November 16, 2017
All day
Friday - November 17, 2017
All day



6401 Cedar Street, Austin, Texas 78746


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