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Bridgeway Island K-8
Elementary School

3255 Half Moon Bay Circle
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 375-7778
(916) 375-7794 Fax
 

Grace Chin
Principal
gchin@wusd.k12.ca.us

Tim Grisaffi
Vice-Principal
tgrisaffi@wusd.k12.ca.us

Monica Magaña
School Secretary
mmagana@wusd.k12.ca.us

Susan Lee
Attendance, Secretary I
slee@wusd.k12.ca.us

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For the safety of your child, please follow the
pick-up and drop-off procedures.

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Bridgeway Island K-8 Elementary
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Bridgeway Habitat Project

Our first planting event on Tuesday, November 5th was a great success.    Thanks to everyone who came out and helped get our first plants in the ground.  We’re looking forward to more planting events throughout the winter and spring.

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Contact Peter Folks 
pfolks@wusd.k12.ca.us

Principal’s Buzz

      Thank you for supporting our PTO’s annual cookie dough fund raising event.  The PTO earned approximately $12,000 and has offered $1000 to each grade level for use towards field trips or school supplies for our students.  Special thanks to Mrs. Jeanette Ali for coordinating this successful fund raiser and for all the volunteers who helped distribute the ordered merchandise. 

Our annual holiday craft fair is on Wednesday, December 3, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Come and enjoy an evening making holiday decorations with your student.

If your child loved the movie Frozen, this year’s winter musical extravaganza will delight your family.  Our Frozen Musical Program is on Tuesday, December 16, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  This wonderful program will highlight the talents of our Bridgeway students. 

Our 3rd-8th grade students competed in our site’s spelling bee.  The final spelling bee contest will be on Tuesday, December 9, at 1:15.  The top three students from the each contest will move on to compete in the finals.

One of the school’s core values is providing students with opportunities to give back to the community.  Our leadership students had a successful Hug a Bear drive collecting bears for the patients at Shriners hospital.  They collected over 426 bears for holiday distribution.  Thank you for supporting our leadership students’ community service project. 

Principal’s Café will be n Friday, December 12, from 8:15-9:00 a.m.  Enjoy a cup of coffee and cinnamon rolls with your neighbors and friends. 

Bridgeway students successfully maintained a 98%          attendance rate from September through November 7.  Thank you parents for making attendance a priority with your student.  Attendance + hard work= academic success. 

The staff and I wish you and your family a joyous holiday season!

Beyond Bullying

Washington Unified School District has set up training for each school site to address bullying. Our training will be offered to Parents, Staff and Students and will be given by international speaker: Kevin Bracy, who will be speaking on Channel 10 ABC, this Sunday evening, 12/21/14, between 6 and 7 PM. The segment is called, "Beyond Bullying." Please watch this program and check out Kevin's website at www.kevinbracy.com

Bridgeway PTO and AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. How do I shop at AmazonSmile?   To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device and SEARCH for BRIDGEWAY ISLAND ELEMENTARY PTO. (http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3465329) You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations.

Bee Active!

Encouraging students to walk or bike to school.Ms. Van der Hiede's 1st period class scanned in a total of 96 times during October. We had 9 scan days.
Statistics for October
227 students scanned in 1158 times during the month. That's a little over 5 scans per student for the month. Together we walked and biked over 1624 miles.
Did you know that "one-way" miles count?
Did you know that you can make your miles count even if you just walk to school in the morning or walk home from school? Scan in before school starts at the Bee Active! table by the office, or look for someone by the back gate to scan you in. Not sure if you are registered? We can check.
Scan Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays this Year.
Where is everybody?
We have over 500 students and staff members that are registered for our program, but only 244 have actually scanned in this school year.
Tip of the Month
Wear your helmet! A bicycle helmet reduces the risk of serious head and brain injury by 85-88%. In California, children under 18 years of age must wear an approved helmet when riding bikes, scooters, skateboards or inline skates. It's the law! 

Trophy Winners for October
Grades K-3. Dea
Grades 4-5. Hinojos 
Grades 6-8. Van der Hiede

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The wildlife habitat is thriving!

The wildlife habitat is thriving!

Help Stop Bullying!

What is Bullying?

  • It is a specific type of aggression
  • Can be verbal, physical, or psychological
  • The behavior is intended to harm or disturb
  • It is carried out repeatedly and over time
  • There is an imbalance of power, either physical or psychological

What are We Doing?

  • We take every report of bullying seriously
  • We interview students and conduct an investigation
  • If the bullying report is founded we submit a formal report to our district office as directed by AB 9
  • Students involved will receive consequences based on our progressive discipline policy

Resources

Suspected Bullying Report

More Information

Attendance Procedure

Effective January 7, 2012, when your student is absent you will have up to 72 hours after your child has been absent to verify/clear your student’s absences (via note, email- slee@wusd.k12.ca.us, phone call to school, or submit a doctor’s note).  If absences are not verified within the 72 hours, the absent/absences will be considered unexcused.  Note: Once our attendance month accounting cycle closes due to non-verification we cannot overwrite or change that absent/absences.

 Please read Frequently Asked Questions regarding Attendance

Homelink Access

Homelink gives you the opportunity to keep track of your child's progress from your computer.  Please see the school secretary to receive a user name and password to access your account.  We have a computer available in the school office that parents may use to access Homelink .

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Our Outdoor Classroom

Our Outdoor Classroom

Neighborhood Wildlife

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