After School Activities Cancelled Today

Due to the weather forecast for later today, all after school activities are cancelled. This includes Bright Afternoons, Soccer Shots, cross country and any other class or activity at the school after 3 p.m.

JPK and PK students who need to stay past the 1 p.m. dismissal may stay in Bright Afternoons until 3 p.m. All students must be picked up in the 3 p.m. car line.

The Dalton bus will leave at 1 p.m., and the Signal Mountain bus will leave at 2:30 p.m.

In addition, the Bright Family Breakfast and Sodexo Listening Session scheduled for tomorrow morning have been postponed to next Tuesday, September 19.

Pause for Paws

Each year, our fifth grade students have an opportunity to propose a community service project. The first project this year is organized by Isabella Moore called "Pause for Paws," and she is collecting new dog and cat collars, leashes and toys to benefit the Riverview Animal Hospital and Humane Educational Society. Many of the items will go to families and animals displaced by the recent hurricanes. Collection boxes will be outside the main office and in the ECC from tomorrow through September 27.

Bonanza on Saturday!

Still Time to Bring Jazzy Jars
If you have not brought in a Jazzy Jar, please do so by tomorrow. There is a contest for the best jar. There are empty jars still available if you don't have one.

Food Orders Due Today
All food orders must be turned in today. Download this form and bring it to the office with payment.

Bring Cakes Thursday and Friday
If you signed up to bring a cake for the cake walk, please drop it off in the morning or afternoon car line this Thursday or Friday. JPK and PK parents may bring them to the ECC. 

Volunteers Needed
Bonanza chairs Lisa Skates and Kathy Lawson need help collecting cakes from the car line. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up online.

Reminders
Bonanza is rain or shine! All parking is at Stuart Heights Baptist Church. Shuttles will run throughout the day.

For more details about Bonanza, visit the website.

Girl Scouts Meeting on Wednesday

Ready, Set, Girl Scout! Troop 40473 is ready to kick off the school year. Please join us Wednesday, September 13, for a parent meeting after 8 a.m. drop off in the Bright Dining Hall. The first monthly meeting for the girls will be Friday, September 22, from 3-4:30 p.m. If your child would like to join but has not already, visit the Girl Scouts website to sign up. When prompted, ask to join Troop 40473. For more information, contact Samantha Lunn at [email protected].

Basketball Training Begins Tomorrow

A fall basketball training led by Coach Roy Panky begins tomorrow for grades 1-5. There is still time to register. The sessions are Tuesday afternoons in September, October and November. Download this form and return it with payment to the office.

Parent Portal Open to Schedule Conferences

The Parent Portal is now open to schedule parent-teacher conferences on September 28 and 29. September 28 is a half day with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. for students. There is no school on September 29. Click this link to access the Parent Portal. To schedule a conference, select "Student Profile" along the top menu. This will take you to a new page. Along the left side menu you will see Teacher Conferences. Once you select this, you will see the options for conference times. If you have multiple children enrolled at Bright School, in the top right corner you will toggle between your children's names to schedule a time for each of their teachers. 

Shop Needs Old Shirts

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!

Middle School Admissions Meeting

Fifth grade parents are invited to an informational session to review and learn more about the middle school admissions process. Parents may choose to attend at 8:15 a.m. in the library or 5 p.m. in the KEC boardroom on Thursday, September 21. In the meeting, we will answer questions and review the steps Bright School will complete for your family and upcoming dates and deadlines. You also will receive important forms you need to return. We are here to help you have a successful journey through the admissions process. Please email Renee' Kropff at [email protected] if you are not able to attend either time.

Which After School Classes Begin This Week?

Check this list to see when your child begins after school classes. Parents are welcome to pick up students from the class location and sign them out with the instructors. Otherwise, students will be brought to the Early Childhood Center's front desk after their classes. Students not picked up immediately will be checked into Bright Afternoons. Please do not park along the concourse to wait for your child.

Mondays
Soccer Shots (JPK-PK 2-3 p.m.) (K-2 3-4 p.m.): (cancelled today)

Tuesdays
Chattanooga Ballet Creative Movement (2:30-3 p.m.): FULL
Chattanooga Ballet Pre-Ballet (3:15-4 p.m.): started last week
Chattanooga Ballet Grade 1 (4:15-5:15 p.m.): started last week
Spanish Club Pequenos with Sra. Claudia (JPK-PK 2:30-3:15 p.m.): starts this week
Spanish Club with Sra. Claudia (K 3:15-4 p.m.): starts this week
Woodshop (3:15-4:30 p.m.): all sessions FULL
Word Club (3:15-4:15 p.m.): starts this week
Yoga (3:05-4:05 p.m.): starts this week

Wednesdays
Angela's Athletes (3-3:45 and 4-4:45 p.m.): started last week

Thursdays
Art (3-4:15 p.m.): all sessions FULL
Spanish Club with Sra. Avendano (grades 1-3) (3:05-4:05 p.m.): starts this week
Imagine That (2-2:50 p.m.): FULL
Create the Play (3:15-4:15 p.m.): FULL
Words Words Words (4:30-5:30 p.m.): starts this week

Ready for Some Football?

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 September 15. 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.

Shop for Spirit Wear Online

The new bookstore is open across from the main office, and spirit wear for children and adults is available online.
The bookstore will hold regular hours on Tuesday and Thursdaymornings. If you would like to volunteer to work in the bookstore, visit the volunteer sign up page.

Only clothing items (shirts, jackets, etc) with the official Bright School logo (house with name) and the "Property of Bright School" sweatshirts are allowed to be worn in the classroom and at assemblies. Spirit shirts, which include the new athletic B logo, may be worn on special t-shirt days but are not part of the uniform. Outerwear may be worn before school, during recess and after school. Belts and socks purchased at the bookstore may be worn with the uniform.