May 29, 2020
Bristol School District #1
Biweekly Friday Flyer
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Renegade News:

  • District Administrator Message
  • Principal Graf's Message
  • June 4th: Renegade Year-End Send Off
  • Instructional Technology Updates
  • June 3rd: 8th Grade Graduation
  • Masked Singer Video
  • K-5 Virtual Art Show Video
  • Encore Video
  • Holmstrom Family Scholarship
  • Positive Office Referrals
  • Bristol's School's Web Pages
  • May 29th: Open Enrollment Window Closes Today

Community News:
  • Jr Falcon Fall Youth League Interest Survey
Renegade Resources:
District Administrator Message

Dear Bristol School Families,

I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has stepped up over the past several weeks to support the students, staff, and families of Bristol School. It has been extremely encouraging to see our residents, schools, businesses, and organizations come together during this time of crisis. It’s difficult to find words that adequately express my level of appreciation.

Even while school buildings have been closed, important work behind the scenes continues. Our teachers are continuously preparing online learning opportunities and resources for their students, working to keep students as engaged as possible. I believe it’s important for you to know that area district administrators are continuing to meet weekly, collaborating on all decisions that affect our community. School districts are receiving guidance from the Kenosha County Health Department and the Department of Health Services on ways to best serve our families. Plans for the fall are being developed by district administrators with the help of local and regional cooperative educational service agencies (CESAs). Area principals continue to communicate with one another and their teachers to plan and problem solve for the different scenarios that are possible for the upcoming school year. In other words, while our buildings may not be open, school is still very much in session. We are privileged to have such dedicated educators leading the way. 

To our teachers and staff, we sincerely appreciate all of your efforts to check in with students, to provide these important educational resources, and to make sure everyone is doing okay. Our students and families will continue to turn to you for guidance and a sense of normalcy as we move forward.

To our parents and guardians, thank you for your patience and understanding while we’ve worked to navigate an unprecedented situation. We know that the school closures have been incredibly challenging for you and your loved ones. Please know that we are thinking about you and are here to help.

There are no doubts that the road ahead of us will be challenging, but what has been seen from our school and community, I know we will emerge from this situation stronger than ever. Once again, thanks to all for remaining strong and sticking together. Stay positive!

Dr. David R. Milz
Principal Graf's Message

As we close out the 2019-2020 school year, I would like to share some of my thoughts with you. One of my favorite movies of
all time is Wonder. In this movie Auggie Pullman was
homeschooled all his life, as a boy with facial differences,
he transitions into a traditional school like Bristol, where he
must find friends amongst bullies. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey unites everyone and proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

This school year, I observed so many students that have stood out and made great decisions during the uncertain times. In Auggie's speech at the end
of his school year, he shared that nobody is ordinary and that we all deserve a standing
ovation once in our lives. I think all of the students, families and staff deserve more than a standing ovation for their efforts this year.

Auggie quotes in the movie to "be kind, for everyone is fighting hard battles, if you
really want to see what people are.... Just look".

The definition of wonder is a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. As we all have the desire and curiosity of what the future might bring, I know that as the Proud Principal of Bristol School, there is no other place I would rather be.
June 4th: Renegade Year-End Send Off
(Summer Packet Pick Up & Student Materials/Chromebook Drop-off Event)
View the video below to review all library items currently checked out!
Technology Updates
Zoom Reminder:
This is just a reminder that due to security and student safety concerns Bristol Schools IT department does not provide any support for Zoom. According to CNET ( See Article Here ) Zoom has seen a rash of attention attracting ads as well as "Zoombombing" in which an individual hacks into a Zoom meeting and projects inappropriate material on the screen. Bristol staff are strongly recommended to use Google Hangouts/Meet for staff/student interactions
June 3rd: 8th Grade Graduation
Bristol School is excited to announce that a virtual graduation ceremony should be available for viewing starting at 6:30PM on June 3rd!

At 6:30PM Bristol graduates should be able to view the pre show slide show that has been created for past Bristol graduation ceremonies. The virtual graduation ceremony will be available immediately following the premiere of the slideshow. The graduation ceremony video is about an hour long. 

Bristol school will provide a link to this ceremony via our website; for those who are unable to view the premiere, the video will continue to be available on our website for an extended period of time. 
Thank You To All Staff That Delivered
8th Grade Yard Signs!
Bristol's Masked Singer
Since you all rocked virtual learning, we wanted to rock out for you! Please enjoy Bristol School’s version of The Masked Singer, and see if you can guess who’s behind each mask!

Keep an eye out for the reveal video that will be posted next week in Bristol's Social Media accounts!
K-5 Virtual Art Show
Your children have been working so hard on their art projects during at-home learning! Thank you to all Bristol Families that shared their pictures!
Encore Video
Click below to view a special video message has been created for you, by your Encore teachers.
Holmstrom Family Scholarship
     The Holmstrom Family Scholarship fund was established by family/friends in memory/honor of Eric Edward Holmstrom who began playing music at a young age and was passionate about playing his trumpet and drums throughout his life. Eric was a Bristol Grade School graduate and a member of the band/jazz band. The $500 scholarships are awarded to the recipients to be used to pursue their love of music. Students submit an essay regarding their musical background, the importance/value of music and their musical plans for the future. They are also rated on leadership qualities and solo/ensemble/effort and rating.

     This year’s recipients are Kie Whipple a drummer and Wyatt Shaffer a trumpet player. Both young men exhibited a passion for music and put great effort into their craft. Congratulations!
"One of the most important parts of music and drumming is that it lets people be themselves and lets people see things they have never seen before in themselves. Through music and band I found a place to fit in." - Kie Whipple
"I believe music has great value to society because it allows people to express themselves and enjoy each other's music. It also can help people through difficult times. It helps us remember people in good spirit and celebrate life." - Wyatt Shaffer
Positive Office Referrals Update
While the school year did not end as we all would have hoped, I have been honored to continue to share positive news and celebrate good choices with students and their families through the Virtual Positive Office Referrals. Thank you to everyone who has sent in a Positive Office Referral and allowed me to celebrate with their students. 

This week and next week, I will continue to celebrate with students and families via their preferred method, in-person visit with social distancing, phone call, Google Meet, or a certificate in the mail for the 63 received Positive Office Referrals.

Thank you for a great year Renegades and keep making those positive choices all summer long!
Open Enrollment Window Extended
2020-2021 Open Enrollment Window closes TODAY, Friday, May 29, 2020 at 4pm!*

*Late applications will not be accepted for any reason.
Jr Falcon Fall Youth League Interest Survey
Would your family be interested in participating in a
fall youth league* for grades 5-8?

The Jr Falcons Girl Program strives to develop the individual physical, mental, and emotional talents of 5th through 8th grade girls in our volleyball program. Through sportsmanship, team competition and fun we encourage responsibility, compassion and excellence in all aspects of performance, both on and off the volleyball court.

*Since the Jr Falcons Girls program is a feeder program for the Westosha Central volleyball program, girls in the Westosha Central School District in grades 5th - 8th who will attend Westosha Central High School are eligible to play.