May 6, 2019
Happening This Week
  • Classroom upgrades starting with new furniture.
  • Dining Hall scores 100 on inspection.
  • Join us on Thursday to celebrate the careers of three retiring faculty and staff members.
  • Spots are filling up for Bright Days summer program.
  • Half off in the used uniform sale Wednesday, May 8.
  • Time to plan for the Bright School Picnic on May 17.
  • Order your 2018-19 yearbook for $35.
Wrapping Up a Gift for First Grade
Parents visiting school for Open House or other times in the last month may have noticed a change in the first grade classrooms. Thanks to the funds raised through Charleston Wrap, organized by the Parents' Association, the school purchased $18,000 in new furniture for the first grade classrooms. We replaced desks with six-pointed tables, and all the chairs for the students are new and allow for movement. The classrooms also have new soft seating. The new furniture allows teachers to reconfigure spaces easily and quickly accommodate different lessons during the day. This is just a start of what's to come for the renovations this summer as part of the Building a Bright Future campaign.
Perfect Scores for the Dining Hall
We commend Mary Westerwal and her Sodexo staff for earning perfect scores twice this year from the Hamilton County Health Department. Auditors check that all health and safety guidelines are followed, and they awarded 100s in both categories for the dining hall twice this year. Great job!
Celebrate Retiring Faculty and Staff on May 9
Parents and students are invited to attend a reception for Janie Lemoine, Jan Connell and Susan Jones from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, in the library.
Half Off Used Uniforms Next Wednesday
Stock up on used uniforms this Wednesday, May 8. This big sale will be 7:15 a.m. to noon in the Treehouse.

Also, the lost and found bin will be emptied today. Unclaimed items will be donated.
Plan for the Bright School Picnic
The annual Bright School Picnic is May 17. There is no school that day. Instead, students of all grades and their families spend the morning at Cross Creek Farm in Ringgold, Georgia, for fun games, races, and food. It is always a favorite day for students! The action begins at 9 a.m., so please arrive between 8:30 and 9 a.m. to get a good spot along the race area. Bring chairs, blankets and cold water, if you like. Lunch will be served after the races. Tickets are complimentary for fifth graders, and their families. Otherwise, it is $5 a person, paid by May 10. Please see this information sheet and payment form.
It's Time to Order Yearbooks
We're putting together the 2018-19 yearbook, and now it's time for you to reserve your copy. Order now by going online. Click here or on the box.

Yearbooks are $35 each. They will be available for pick up for rising grades PK-4 at next year's Registration Day. Current fifth graders will receive their yearbooks at a special gathering in the fall.
Join Us for Summer Fun at Bright Days!
Weeks are filling up for this summer! Bright Days is open to girls and boys age 3 (by August 1) through rising third graders. For all the details, visit the Bright Days website.
May 8
Used Uniform Sale
7:15 a.m.-noon

May 9
Retirement Reception
3:30-4:30 p.m.

May 10
Bright T-shirt Day

PK Luau

Third Grade: Colonial Day

Kindergarten Water Day
May 11
Lookouts Game

May 13
Fifth Grade Field Trip

May 14
Bright Family Breakfast
7-7:45 a.m.

May 15
Fifth Grade Recognition
8:15 a.m.
May 17
Bright School Picnic
9 a.m.

May 23
Early Dismissal: Last Day of School
11:30 a.m.

May 24
10 a.m.
(Fourth and fifth grades only)
What's for lunch? Check out our menu.
Bright Scene
Jan and Betty Jonson enjoy spending Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day with their grandson, Truman, in Miss Jasmine's kindergarten class.