November 3, 2018



Early Release and Election Day Reminders:


Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Bridge Point will be a polling location for our community. Voting will take place in the gym and a security guard will be present throughout the day. All voters will enter and exit through the gym doors and will not have access to the rest of our building. This is also an early release day for Eanes ISD. Bridge Point will dismiss students at 11:50 and lunch will not be served. Please update your Smart Tag dismissal change ASAP if you know your child will need to go home a different way on Tuesday, November 6. Dismissal changes need to be made no later than 10:50 am on all early release days. 



Have a great weekend,

Heather Meek



Counselors' Corner


It's hard to believe it is already November!  This week we wrapped up our classroom lesson on Cooperation. As we mentioned earlier this month, we worked on a school-wide quilt that has a quilt square to represent each student here at BPE!  Later this month, the Bridge Point counselors will join the counselors at Valley View, Cedar Creek, Forest Trail, Eanes and Barton Creek to assemble all of our quilts together to make one district-wide quilt that represents every elementary student we serve.  We are excited about this project and look forward to sharing more about it later on this month!

A new month also means fifth graders are starting new leadership jobs!  We love providing fifth graders with this opportunity to grow their leadership skills and work on their independence.  That being said, we know they still need some support keeping track of their jobs. Please take some time to visit our website,, with your fifth grader to take a look at their jobs in the 5th Grade Leadership section of our webpage.  We are also working on a "Frequently Asked Questions" section for our fifth grade leadership, so keep an eye out for that in the next week!



Addie Edwards and Jennifer Cheatham

A Message from EEF


The Eanes Education Foundation funds teacher and staff positions in Eanes ISD, in fact, 50 positions across all 9 campuses, AND 4 here at BPE alone! Without the generous donations from our community, our district would not be able fund positions such as nurses, counselors, music and PE teachers, librarians, and additional teachers to keep our class sizes small! We can all agree that these positions are vital to the success of the educational experience and enrichment for all children!


Two really fun things to keep in mind:
1) There is a dollar match going on now through donation day! So each dollar you donate will be matched! That doubles your donation!! Every dollar counts!
2) There is a grade level participation competition underway now! Kinder and 5th are neck and neck. Every donor matters here! The grade level with the highest level of participation will win a ROCK OUT dance party with ICE CREAM and SILLY STRING. The donations will be tallied for this event until NOVEMBER 9th! Donate today!


(Note: Donations can be set up for monthly installments, which is HUGE help this time of year when our financial commitments are many.)


The parents of BPE truly rock and always show up to support our school, our teachers, and all of these amazing students!! Please use the LINK below and DONATE today! Every dollar counts and every donor matters!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!


Tuesday - November 6, 2018
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:50 AM
Thursday - November 8, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Friday - November 9, 2018
7:40 AM - 8:10 AM


All schools release exactly 3 hours early. Bus routes run exactly 3 hours early.

Elementary Parent Reminders: Lunch will not be served; Remember to make any necessary changes in Campus Dismissal Manager.

Join us on November 5 from 11:00 AM -12:30 PM or 5:30 PM -7:30 PM for a casual opportunity for public comment and input on the future of instructional technology. No formal presentation. Come and go as you are able. Visit to learn more.

The Kindergarten Gifted & Talented Assessment Information Meeting is Monday, November 5, 6:00 PM at Valley View Elementary School. For more information visit the Gifted/Talented webpage:

Resilience is not something kids are born with or born without. It is a skill that can be taught. Teaching kids to be reflective is also an important skill that enables children to learn from their mistakes...

In October, the Board heard reports on several topics including an update on the Digital Learning Task Force, the selection of the Envision Eanes committee, the review of potential bond category #2 (energy efficiency & conservation) and an update on the Special Education initiative. You will notice there are numerous opportunities for discussion and involvement; please participate as you are able.

Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard presents highlights from last year as well as challenges & opportunities facing our District. If you missed the presentation at your child's campus, join us at any of our other campus presentations. Click title for full schedule.

Nutcracker Spectacular

To buy tickets, click the image above or visit



6401 Cedar Street, Austin, Texas 78746



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