Superintendent's Newsletter, December 12, 2019
To: Zeke Martinez, Wayne van Zwoll, Tracy Zahn, Maggie Ochoa, Matt West
From: Scott Sattler
CC: Eddie Morales, Tami Jackson, Diane Hull, Mario Martinez, Jesse Macy, Shawna Weiding
Hanna Coffman, all staff.
Re: Supt. Report
Strategic Plan Improvement Goals
- Ensure a school culture where every student is respected, safe, academically challenged and engaged.
- Ensure rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
- Ensure high quality and effective personnel in all positions.
- Ensure strong partnerships with students, families, and community.
- Ensure district resources support the strategic plan.
District items of interest:
The next regularly scheduled school board meeting is December 30th, 2019 6:00 pm, Superintendent’s Office.
The flu season is here. We had 136 students absent from school on Tuesday K-12. Please make sure students that are showing signs of fever are directed to the offices so we can contact parents.
James P. Rohrback, Attorney at Law, made a generous donation to the high school and middle school band in the amount of $2,000.00. He made this donation in memory of his friend and we are to call it “Sonia’s gift.” Mr. Rohrback wants the donation to go to needs the band program may have such as music, instrument rentals, etc.
Dennis and Jean Hardie donated a 12 foot Christmas tree to the high school. We are excited to be able to use this tree for Christmas 2020 once all construction is complete and we will have the perfect spot for it in the high school commons.
High School Mustang Basketball has 34 young men turning out. High School Fillie Basketball has 19 young women turning out.
Bridgeport High School ASB is selling Mustang & Fillie shirts and sweatshirts.
Ensure a school culture where every student is respected, safe, academically challenged and engaged:
The Omak Mirage Theater is showing the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and we want to take all of our Bridgeport Middle School Students. If you are not familiar with the film it is “a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod”. We are scheduled to see the movie on Wednesday December 18th.
The Elementary is having a door decorating contest: Students help decorate their classroom doors.
The Elementary Book Fair is running from Dec 10-17.
The Senior class had presentations by two branches of the military this month- December 2nd (Airforce) and December 10th (Marines). Both branches of the military discussed scholarship opportunities, jobs within the military, apprenticeship programs, how to read student ASVAB results, and the importance of honesty, integrity, and doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.
Ensure high quality and effective personnel in all positions:
Career Fair’s will begin in February. If you plan to retire or move on to another district in the upcoming school year, please let your principal know as soon as possible.
December 17th, 2019, Tamra Jackson and Jen Varrelman will attend a meeting at the ESD that will assist in understanding the new high school graduation pathways.
December 4th, 2019: The counseling team (Angie, Brandon, and Jen), along with the Special Education Director (Raelynn) attended a 504 training to continue to be current on our practices.
Ensure strong partnerships with students, families, and community:
The cheerleaders are having a Christmas theme cheer camp for all children from Pre-School to 8th grade, December 19th -20th. For more information, contact cheer coach, Mrs. Torres or the cheerleaders.
Winter Concerts: Elementary Cafeteria
Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Dec. 16 @ 6:30
2nd Grade & 3rd Grade: Dec. 17 @ 6:30
4th Grade & 5th Grade: Dec. 18 @ 6:30
The high school B.Kind Club is looking at promoting a canned food drive in January to help benefit the Brewster Food Bank, which serves Brewster, Bridgeport, and Pateros.
Ensure district resources support the strategic plan
Construction: The MS and the Elementary School are on schedule to be completed by the end of the month. We will begin to transition into our new space after the Christmas break. The High School will not be complete until mid-January.
We were notified by OSPI that we will be receiving the Urgent Repair grant $200,000 to remodel the HS front office to make it a more secure entry way. The remodel will take place later this school year.
12/16/19 6:30 pm K-1 Music Concert (elementary cafeteria)
12/17/19 6:30 pm 2-3 Music Concert (elementary cafeteria)
12/18/19 6:30 pm 4-5 Music Concert (elementary cafeteria
12/20/19 12 noon Early Release Christmas Break
12/30/19 6 pm School Board meeting
Dec. 12 Thursday 5:00 MS basketball @ Brewster
Dec. 13 Friday 4:30 Manson @ BP BJV
Dec. 14 Saturday 11:00 am Pateros @ BP
Dec. 17 Tuesday 4:30 BP @ Tonasket
Dec. 17 Tuesday 5:00 MS basketball Omak @ BP
Dec. 20 Friday 4:30 Oroville @ BP GJV
Dec. 28 Saturday 3:00 LB X-Mas Tournament
Jan. 3 Friday 4:30 Liberty Bell @ BP BJV