Rice Challenge a Success!

Thank you to all families who donated rice for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank on Friday in conjunction with the Fifth Grade vs. Faculty Basketball game. A total of 3,280.5 pounds was collected!

Classes that brought the most rice by weight got front-row seats at the game. Students who brought in 100 pounds or more received a medal. Then there was a corn hole competition between the winners from each grade. Fourth grader Max Minninger was the overall medalist for bringing 221 pounds. Second grader Samantha George won the corn hole contest and took home the biggest stuffed panda you have ever seen!

Thanks to coach Jeff McDaniel, director of advancement Kim Brown and several parents for organizing the efforts. This collection was part of the school's ongoing partnership with the food bank.

Re-enrollment: Contracts and Deposits Due Wednesday

Families with children in grades K-4 are automatically enrolled for next school year unless you inform Director of Admissions Brooke Moore by this Wednesday that your child is not returning.

Families with children in JPK and PK who are re-enrolling need to fill out and return contracts by Wednesday.

For families using the FACTS tuition service, the $1,000 enrollment deposit will be added to your FACTS account in February for automatic draft as a convenience for you. Deposits are due by cash or check Wednesday for families choosing the one-payment plan. 

If you would like to apply for tuition grants (financial aid), now is the time to get started. The first step in the process needs to be completed by Friday. Go to our tuition grants webpage for more information.

Parent Conferences on Thursday and Friday

Thursday is a half day with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. There is no school on Friday.

The Parent Portal is open for reserving your time to meet with your child's teacher. Contact Renee' Kropff if you have questions about logging into the portal.

Bright Afternoons will be open both days of parent conferences. On Thursday, Bright Afternoons will begin at the 11:30 a.m. dismissal and be open until 6 p.m. On Friday, children may come all day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you would like to sign up, please use this form and turn it into the office by Wednesday.

Carpool and Traffic Information

Car Line Reminders

Please refrain from using your cell phone while in the car line.

Some vehicles drop off and pick up more quickly than others, and some children enter and exit from the left side of the vehicle. For the safety of everyone, please remain behind the vehicle in front of you. Do not pull out and move ahead after you have dropped off or picked up your child.

McDade Lane Information

The city has attempted to repair the potholes on McDade Lane leading to the school. We have been notified that McDade Lane will be repaved this spring. There will be other changes on McDade Lane to make it safer for pedestrians. The school zone will extend onto McDade Lane, and a pedestrian lane and sidewalk will be added along the triangle and road off of Hixson Pike at the top of the hill. We will provide updates of this work when we have more details and a timeframe.

ERB Testing

Third graders will take ERB tests on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please be sure your child eats a healthy breakfast and arrives on time for school. Testing results will be provided to you during parent conferences.

Order a 2017-18 Yearbook

Online ordering for the 2017-18 yearbook is now open. If you would like to order a yearbook, please use this link and pay online. Click on Buy Yearbook in the middle of the screen to begin. Yearbooks will be available for pick up at Registration Day in August for current JPK-4 grades. Fifth graders will be invited to a yearbook party in the fall.

Galentine's Day Tea

The Bright School Parents' Association invites you to join fellow Bright School Gals as we celebrate friendship at the Galentines' Day Tea.

Gather with us on Tuesday, February 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the home of Becca Levin, 1226 Enclave Road. You are free to come and go as your schedule allows.

Kindly RSVP by today via this link. Cost of the event is $15 in cash or check made payable to The Bright School by today to the office. Attendance is limited to the first 75 gals.

This event is catered by Events with Taste. View the elegant menu at this link.

Box Tops Collection

Have your kids help clip and collect Box Tops and send them in (labeled with your child's name, grade and teacher) by Friday February 23. The overall school winner will receive a customized S'well water bottle that can be reused daily and filled with the new water fountain at school. Remember, our goal this year is to collect 12,000 Box Tops to pay for the new water fountain/bottle filling station by the gym. 

Soccer Training

Boys and girls in grades 1-5 of all skill levels are invited to participate in Excel Soccer Training offered by Luke Winters, former CFC player and current head coach at Tennessee Wesleyan, and John Carrier, current CFC player and assistant coach at Bryan College. There are eight sessions that meet each Wednesday from 3-4:15 p.m.: Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 14, March 21, April 4, April 11, April 18 and April 25. Cost is $90. Form and payment are due to the office by February 8. Download the form here.

Track Season

Boys and girls in grades 3-5 are invited to come out for track and field. The first practice is February 22. The cost is $90 with a uniform and $70 without a uniform. Students may wear uniforms from last year. Form and payment are due to the office by February 9. Download the form here.

Lacrosse Season

Boys and girls in grades 3-5 are invited to come out for lacrosse. There will be a U12 boys team, and U12 girls team will be combined with Normal Park. The cost is $120 with a jersey and $80 without a jersey. Students may wear jerseys from last year. Boys practice will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting February 20. Girls practice will be Mondays and Wednesdays. Form and payment are due February 8. Download the form here.

Sailing Lessons

Joshua Sneideman from Privateer Yacht Club will make a presentation along with Kaiulani Sherrow about opportunities regarding summer sailing lessons. They will be here on Wednesday, February 7, from 3-3:45 p.m. in the KEC board room for anyone interested in learning more.