Hurricane Book Drive and Pause for Paws End Wednesday

The fourth graders will continue to pick up new and gently-used children's books from each classroom through Wednesday. These books will be donated to children in the Houston area and shipped by Destinee's Gift Inc. There has been a great response so far, but we need more books!

It's a tight competition between all the grades for which has brought the most pet supplies for Pause for Paws, organized by fifth grader Isabella Moore. The items will be donated to the Riverview Animal Hospital and Humane Educational Society. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!

One More Week to Sell Charleston Wrap

Thank you to everyone who has sold Charleston Wrap so far! Proceeds from the sales will go toward the dining hall renovations.

If you have sold any item or made a donation of any amount, please turn in your child's participation ticket to the office. The participation ticket was included in the Charleston Wrap packet. This helps us keep track of what percentage of students is participating in each class. Classes with at least 75% participation will receive a lunch from Chick-fil-a! These classes have already hit 50%: K-Greene, 1-Cooper, 1-Levine, 1-Sharpe, 3-Womack, 3-Hyer, 4-Angel, 4-Satterfield and 5-Warren.

The other ticket is for sending out 10 emails through the Charleston Wrap website. There is a small prize in the office for turning in this ticket.

Follow the directions on the packet to register your student for online ordersThe deadline to submit all orders is 3 p.m. next Monday, October 2. Any orders submitted after this deadline will still be processed but not counted toward the class total. 

Bring Shirts for Shop

Shop teacher Richard Parks is seeking old/used adult button-down style shirts for the students to use as paint smocks. If you have any to donate, please bring them to the office. Thank you!

Last Chance for Lost & Found

All lost and found items will be displayed on a table in the main lobby during parent conferences. Items not taken by Friday afternoon will be put into the next used uniform sale.

Bright Afternoons on Parent Conference Days

Bright Afternoons will be offering extra days during Parent Conferences this Thursday and Friday. Your child may stay after the 11:30 a.m.dismissal on Thursday and/or stay all day on Friday. Reserve your child's spot by this Wednesday, September 27. Download this form and email it to Mary Bosshardt or bring it to the office.

Parents attending conferences may drop off children in Bright Afternoons during the conference time at no charge.

National Box Tops Week

Thank you to everyone who has contributed Box Tops so far. In celebration of National Box Tops Week, we are having a mini-collection. There is a flyer going home today that you can use to collect Box Tops. Just tape them on and turn in the flyer to the office by Tuesday, October 10. 

You do not have to fill all the spaces on the flyer. You also will receive a list of products that have Box Tops and information about the Box Tops App, which helps you earn extra points when you scan your grocery receipt.

Remember, our goal is 12,000 Box Tops this year to pay for the new water fountain/filling station by the gym.

Garden Work Day on October 4

It is once again time to get our hands dirty in the early childhood gardens! Our annual Fall Gardening Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. We will offer water and pizza for everyone that evening, but please make sure to RSVP by the day before to ensure that there will be enough to feed all of our amazing volunteers. Feel free to bring gardening tools and gloves to the party, and make sure to dress to get dirty! Email Bill Greene to RSVP and if you have questions. We hope to see you and your family there!

Reserve Football Tickets by October 1

The Bright Parent Social Committee invites you to join Mr. Morgan for a day of NFL fun! We are kicking off the school year by inviting parents and students to Nashville to see the Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals game on Sunday, November 12. The Bright School Game package includes charter bus transportation from Bright School, a Fan Zone buffet lunch, three drinks at the stadium, and a game ticket.

Children are welcome if accompanied by a parent. The cost is $130 per person. The deadline for reservations is October 1. You may download this form and turn it into the office with payment.

Questions? Contact Lynne Forato, parent social committee chair at [email protected] or 423-641-3310.

Spirit Shirt Days Are Coming!

October 13 is the first Bright spirit shirt day of the year. There will be one each month. Students may wear any Bright t-shirt with uniform bottoms. There are great new shirt choices in the bookstore across from the main office and in the online bookstore.

The bookstore is mostly open Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If you would like to volunteer to work in the bookstore, visit the volunteer sign up page.