Bright Music Day

The Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet is performing and teaching at Bright throughout the day. Parents are invited to the quintet's concert at 2 p.m. today in the Centennial Theater.

The musicians' visit is made possible by the Henry B. Aldridge '55 Music Fund for Visiting Artists, which was begun by Dr. Aldridge and classmate Fontaine Patten Moore '55 this year. The fund was inspired by Dr. Aldridge's love of music, which began when he was a student at Bright. Dr. Aldridge is emeritus professor of electronic media and film studies at Eastern Michigan University and accomplished organist.

Auction Is Live

Bid now on a huge variety of items including experiences for students such as Head of School for the Day, special activities with teachers, and a free dress day on November 3 for each grade purchased in the auction.

Message Alert System

The school will test our text message alert system again tomorrow. Please look for a text message from the school. If you have already been accepted into the system, the text you receive will say: "If you received this message, you are opted-in to the Bright School Emergency Text Alert System. Thank you." This means you do not have to take any further action.

If you are new to the message system, you will receive a text that asks you to opt in. Please respond to the text with a Y to opt in for future messages. You will not receive future messages if you do not opt in. The message system is used to notify parents of closings, delays and other unexpected changes to the schedule due to inclement weather or other issues. If you experience any difficulties, please contact Renee' Kropff.

Halloween at School

Next Tuesday is Halloween, and students are allowed to wear orange or Halloween shirts with uniform bottoms. They may also wear Halloween socks and accessories like necklaces. Costumes and masks are not allowed.

Pajama Day on November 1

To celebrate the end of the Pajama Party Auction, all students may wear pajamas to school on Wednesday, November 1. We encourage parents to remember that students will still be going to P.E. and recess on this day, so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately to be outside and active. Students must wear tennis shoes with their pajamas.

Students also will be participating in a special art and Spanish project for Dia de los Muertos onNovember 1. The activity involves painting and other coloring methods.

Basketball Season Information K-5

Team registration is due November 13. No late registrations will be accepted.

Basketball Clinic

Start the season with a clinic to work on skills. Boys and girls of all skill levels in grades K-5 are invited to Coach Roy Pankey's clinic on Friday, November 3 from 4-8 p.m. in the gym. Cost is $50. Registration due November 1. Turn in this form to the office.

Grades K-1 Boys and Girls

Students in grades K-1 will play in the YMCA league. Cost is $90 for non-members and $65 for members. Fill out and return this form to the office by November 13. Turn in the form to Bright. Do not sign up through the YMCA.

Grades 2-3 Boys and Girls, Grade 4 Boys

Students in these grades will play in the Chattanooga Area Basketball Club. Cost is $85. Fill out and return this form to the office by November 13.

Grades 4-5 Girls and Grade 5 Boys

Students in these grades will play in the Independent School Conference. Cost is $115. Fill out and return this form to the office by November 13.

Contact Stacie Helton with questions: 423-718-6616 or email.

Sweatshirts Now Available

Does your child need a sweatshirt for cooler temperatures? All sizes now available in the bookstore. Also, be prepared for the next Bright T-shirt day on November 10. There are great new shirt choices in the bookstore across from the main office, and you can view some of them on our website.

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.