Happy Fall Break!

Fall break begins Thursday. Wednesday is a full day of school with all regular after school activities. There is no school on Thursday, Friday or next Monday. School resumes Tuesday, October 10.

Have a safe and wonderful break!

Last Day for Charleston Wrap

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

All orders and participation tickets are due in the office today by 3 p.m. No exceptions! Classes that reach 75% will receive a Chick-fil-a lunch. Participation counts as an order or donation of any amount.

Follow the directions on the packet to register your student for online orders

Thank You for Donating!

On behalf of Destinee Harris and Destinee's Gift Inc., we want to send a HUGE thank you to all the students, parents, and faculty that made the Hurricane Book Drive a success. We collected 1,310 books, and they will be headed out to Houston on Wednesday. We would like to make a special

mention of the fourth graders who helped to make sure the drive was communicated to all by designing posters and creating flyers as well as collecting books from classrooms each day:  Jim Bradshaw, Hadley Golden, Soleigh Kueter, Arwyn LaRock, Petra Lund and Ella Claire Stalvey.   

Pause for Paws, organized by fifth grader Isabella Moore, collected 569 collars, leashes, dog and cat toys and more for Riverview Animal Hospital and Humane Educational Society. The fifth grade collected the most -- 111 items -- and will receive a surprise after fall break.

Parking Safety

For the safety of our children and families, please do not park in front of the Early Childhood Center doors where the pedestrian walkway is painted on the driveway. This area is for people to exit the building and walk to the parking area. If you are picking up your child from Bright Afternoons, please park in the parking lot and walk into the building. Similarly, the driveway along the concourse is a fire lane. Please do not park there when you are picking up following after school classes.

Garden Work Day on Wednesday

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!

Box Tops Due After Fall Break

Use the flyer that went home with your child last week 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. Remember, our goal is 12,000 Box Tops this year to pay for the new water fountain/filling station by the gym.

Tennessee Titans Reservations Due Today

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 2. 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.

 

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.

Mexico-Earthquake Relief

If you are interested in donating to help earthquake relief in Mexico, Spanish teacher Claudia Rodriguez and her husband have organized a fundraiser that is donating to 

Fundacion Checo Perez and Fundacion Harp Helu as well as giving directly to friends and family members in Mexico to purchase the most needed supplies directly. Claudia is from Mexico City. Donate here.

Puerto Rico-Hurricane Relief

If you are interested in donating to help hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, parent and interim Spanish teacher Maria Vives recommends two organizations: United for Puerto Rico and Unidos. Maria's family lives in Puerto Rico.

The Empty Bowl Project

Looking for a fun activity over Fall Break that helps the community? Make a ceremic bowl to benefit the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. Go to Scenic City Clay Arts on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 11:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. between now and October 12. For more information, click here.