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BRYTE ELEMENTARY

637 Todhunter Ave.

West Sacramento, CA. 95605

(916) 375-7660

August 10, 2011

 

Welcome Bryte Families! Hope you have enjoyed the summer time with your children and read a lot of books. I’m excited to begin a year full of learning and enjoy watching our children grow. Here are some details to help you get ready for August 24th!

 

School Opens

Our office is open: 7:30-4:00 daily. Class lists will be posted by the cafeteria and front doors on Friday afternoon at 4:00 on August 19th. Teachers and staff have worked hard to place students in their classes and no changes will be made at this time.

 

First Day of Classes

Students return to class on Wednesday, August 24th. We look forward to seeing you then!

 

Regular School Hours

Kinder First & Second Grade

a.m. 8:00-11:20 8:05-2:25

p.m. 11:20-2:40

Extended Day 8:00-1:00

 

Minimum Day Hours

We will have Minimum Days usually once or twice a month on Wednesdays for Staff Development. September and October have three minimum days—a Minimum Day Calendar will be provided in your Start of School Year Packet. Please note that August 31st is a Minimum Day, due to Back to School Night. ALL Kinder students: a.m, p.m, and Extended Day will attend from 8:00-11:20 for Staff Development days. Kinder lunch is served from 11:00-11:30. First and Second grade students will attend from 8:05-12:50.

 

Visitor Information

When you are visiting a classroom, please remember to stop in the office first to sign in and receive a Visitor pass. You are welcome to visit and we appreciate you following our safety steps of reporting to the office prior to entering the classroom and making previous arrangements with the teacher. We also have a visitor sign in located in the cafeteria, for those adults who’d like to stay with their students during breakfast.

 

Uniform Dress Code

We expect students to come to school dressed to learn and in proper uniform. As a school district, we have adopted a uniform policy for all K-8 students. This way we are consistent from school to school.

 

Tops: All shirts shall not have logos or writing unless it is a school t-shirt.

White and navy blue polo type shirts with collar

School T-shirts (also previous schools)

White and navy blue button up shirt or blouse

White and navy blue turtle neck

 

Bottoms: All pants or skirts shall be plain without decoration. No denim is permitted.

Navy blue or khaki jumper or skirt

Navy blue or khaki pants for both boys and girls

Navy blue or khaki shorts

Pants should fit firmly around the waist—not “sagging”.

 

Shoes: Shoes need to be enclosed—no sandals.

 

 

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from: 7:45 to 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast cost: $ .75 and $ .25 for reduced

Lunch cost: $2.00 and $ .40 for reduced

 

After School Program

We have an exciting opportunity for 60 children after school daily until 6:00!  Our after school program focuses on academic support, physical/social activities and a nutritious snack, this is part of the ASES KidZone program which Bryte had last year.  We are excited to continue with this great experience for students. To add your child to the KidZone waiting list please call the West Sacramento Parks & Recreation Office at 617-4620.  Families will be contacted as space becomes available in each grade.

 

Curriculum

Our language arts program is Open Court with a tremendous focus on differentiating instruction to meet each student’s needs. We are excited to continue with our math program, Houghton Mifflin “Expressions”. This program has tremendous opportunities for our students to learn in fun and engaging ways! Each student will need a “Homework Partner”. You may begin to decide which adult in their lives will have this great chance to learn more about our math program. At our Back to School Night, you will learn more about this We are continuing with: Every Day Counts Calendar Math. This connects the calendar with math concepts in a fun and rhythmic way.

 

Parent/Family Opportunities

We have quite a few opportunities to become involved with our Bryte school community. We will need adults interested in serving on our School Site Council and our ELAC/SCE Committee. These two groups provide input and guidance for our school.

 

New this year—we will be working in partnership with Riverbank Elementary to form a united parent group that will serve our two Bryte/Broderick Schools.

 

We do require volunteers in the classroom who work with students to have a current Tuberculosis negative results test and fingerprinting. Please get a packet from our office to begin the process of clearance, so you may join your student in the classroom.

 

Back to School Night

Please reserve August 31st from 4:30-5:30 for our Back to School Night. We will meet in the cafeteria at 4:30 to introduce teachers and staff. Students will attend school for Minimum Day hours in order for teachers to have time to prepare for this event. Riverbank Elementary Back to School Night begins at 5:30.

 

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to a wonderful start of a fabulous school year!

 

Sincerely,

 

Laura Twining, Ed. D.

Principal