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Sept. 22, 2015

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! School started Monday, August 31st!

I have been working hard this summer to prepare for the upcoming school year, and I look forward to seeing all the Bridgeville School students and families at our Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 9th at 4:30pm.

As a school leader, my focus is on the whole student growth of each of our children. I believe in setting high expectations and creating an encouraging and safe environment where every student can succeed academically, socially, and personally. Helping all students to see their capacity for success and building their self-esteem is an integral part of my emphasis as a teacher and administrator and our primary goal here at Bridgeville School. Additionally, I still believe in the school’s ability to provide students with character education and the opportunity to learn positive citizenship behaviors and personal responsibility. Our small class sizes and individual attention to every student’s needs is what makes Bridgeville School such a unique and wonderful learning community.

Family is the school’s biggest partner. Research has shown that family support and involvement in children’s schooling leads to better grades, less disciplinary action, better attendance, and higher self-esteem. Here at Bridgeville School, families are a unique and important part of our learning community. Communication is the key to successful relationships between families and educators. Communicating with teachers and other school personnel is important in advocating for your child(ren). Please get involved and always feel free to ask questions and make suggestions. If we work together with our students’ best interests in mind, we can create an even better school and learning experience for them.

Another key element to student success is attendance. Please help us share an enthusiasm for education by teaching your children the importance of attendance. We are hoping for many perfect attendance awards at the First Trimester Awards Assembly! Please schedule doctor and dentist appointments so that your child can at least participate in a portion of the school day, and unless students are ill, please help get them to school every day and on time! Thank you!

We will continue with our school-wide music program as our music teacher, Mr. Cox, will be back again on Tuesdays this year. We have adopted modern curriculum and the teachers have attended professional development sessions over the summer to prepare us to move forward with the Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards instruction. We have also worked to further increase arts in the classroom as well as technology access for all students.

We also have new Common Core based Report Cards this year. We have very talented and dedicated teachers and staff here at Bridgeville School who put the focus on student success and offer so much to our students. We will again have three classrooms (K-2nd, 3rd-5th and 6th-8th), reading and library support, and continue to offer breakfast and lunch each day. Our after school program will be open from the end of the school until 6:00pm daily with activities and homework help for students of all ages. The bus run will be the same as last year - from near Dinsmore (Cross Rock) to Swain’s Flat. We are hoping to have a school volleyball team and track team again this year.

If you are interested in enrolling your child here at Bridgeville School please call the office at 777-3311 or stop for a school tour and to pick up enrollment forms. We are looking forward to an educationally productive school year with an estimated enrollment of 30 students. I, along with the rest of the staff at Bridgeville School, would love to have the opportunity to provide a positive learning environment and productive experience for all of the children residing in our district. We truly appreciate the support of our community members here at Bridgeville School.

If you are interested in volunteering at school, being on our Site Council, or being a member of the Booster Club please call the office or stop by school. Thank you so much to our community and families for continuing to make Bridgeville School a wonderful place to learn and grow.

Beth Anderson

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