January 18, 2019

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MRS. MEEK'S WEEKLY MESSAGE

Dear BPE Families,

 

This month is School Board Appreciation month.  Bridge Point would like to thank all of our board members for their service to our students, staff, and community.  Their dedication and commitment to our students is inspiring and we are all grateful for their service.  

 

Thank you: Jennifer Salas (president), John Havenstrite (vice president), Christie Bybee (secretary), Ellen Balthazar, Dr. Colleen Jones, and Jason Paull.

 

STEAM day is next Friday. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) follows current our district initiatives but I must point out that this school-wide learning experience has been specific to BPE for 21 years.  Once again our amazing community has lived out our value in proving experiences that allow students to apply the components of STEAM to real-world situations and possibilities. BPE's unique STEAM learning event would never be possible without the enormous amount of talent, participation, preparation, and shared purpose of our Booster Club STEAM Day committee and parents. There is so much excitement as we look ahead to next week.

 

I hope with the warmer temperatures you find time to play and relax as a family over the weekend. Next week is a 4 day week! There is no school on Monday, January 21, 2019.

 

See you on Tuesday.

 

All my best,

Heather Meek

 

BPE NEWS

Counselors' Corner

 

It's the time of year when illnesses are at their peak! We are seeing a lot of strep, some flu and a lot of fifth's disease. If you're not familiar with fifth's disease, it's a virus that might present with fever, stomach ache, headache or runny nose during the virulent phase. It finishes with the rash on their cheeks, which is why it's also called the "slapped cheek" virus. It's hard to diagnose until the rash is present, and the rash isn't present until the virus is no longer contagious. Please email me if your child has been diagnosed with flu, strep or fifth's as I am making note of any patterns in the school.

 

EISD fever policy: Student's that have a fever of 100 or more need to stay home. Student's can come back to school when they are 24 hours fever free without fever reducing medications.

Thank you for helping me keep your children well and safe!

 

 

Sincerely,

Leslie Boldrick

 

Counselors' Corner

 

As we prepare for a three day weekend and relish in an extra day off, it is easy to forget why we have this Monday off from school and work. It is no accident that we chose to focus on empathy during the same month we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is very easy to recognize the powerful work Dr. King did in promoting justice and equality and, most importantly, doing so peacefully. While I imagine many of us as teachers, counselors, and parents encourage our children to stand up to injustice and inequality, I think the traits we most want our children to emulate is his empathy and compassion. Our world is quite different than it was 50 years ago, but our kids are still growing up in a very divisive climate and Dr. King's message is just as powerful today. Our hope for this long weekend is that it gives pause for us to reflect on what we are doing to encourage our kids to love, empathize and care for all people, whether or not they share the same views as us.

 

 

Sincerely,

Addie Edwards and Jennifer Cheatham

 

BPE CALENDAR

Friday - January 18, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Monday - January 21, 2019
All day
 
Friday - January 25, 2019
All day
 

DISTRICT NEWS

Martin Luther King Jr. Day


This day is to raise awareness around the importance of mental health. It's a great opportunity for families and students to take a minute to check-in and to listen attentively to each other.  Start the conversation!


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