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Principals Message

2018 - 2019

BRIDGEPREP ACADEMY TAMPA SCHOOL YEAR

Dear BridgePrep FAMILY!

Welcome to another great year of learning!  The start of a new school year is always a monumental moment with great anticipation and excitement.  We know this is going to be a year of success, whether your child is new to school, making a change from another state, or simply returning after a fun-filled summer! 

I want to formally welcome you to our 2018-2019 school year and inform you that your child(ren) is/are officially enrolled in BridgePrep Academy South Tampa Dual Language Program. Please call us immediately if this is in error. If you know someone who has not received this email and is enrolled have them call our offices (email could be wrong in system).

Please read below important information that may be of great assistance to you as we plan for the new school year (remember all information and updates can also be found on our website and FB page):

We are anticipating your attendance in the following events: 

• July 31th (Tuesday) New Parent(s) Orientation tailored to you and your child’s BPA experience. All the “need to know” things about our learning environment. 
• Aug 1st  (Wednesday) Returning Parent Orientation to address current state of affairs and changes that have been created to better serve your child’s needs.
• August 9th (Thursday) Open House / Meet the Teacher between the hours of 12:30pm until 6:30pm 
• August 10, 2017 (Friday) 8AM First Day of School!! Attendance is important on this day and will allow us to guide our kids through the schedules, rules, and procedures.

NEED TO KNOW:

Supplies:  You can find these on our website http://bridgepreptampa.com under students and then supplies. 

Uniforms:  LOTS of Ibiley sales taking place so please visit the website and or call directly @ http://www.ibiley.com/locations.aspx. In addition, Ibiley will be present with merchandise on both Orientation days.

Aftercare & Lunch Docs: Can be picked up during Orientations and inside your child’s First Day Packet. 

Our Children:  We will continue a computer-based blended course into our curriculum which will enhance your child’s growth in reading, comprehension, fluency, writing, as well as computer skills with digital literacy. Additionally, our Spanish program for all K-8 will be based in literacy and will help each child be better prepared for the global economy. 

Our Staff:  We have grown and hired new teachers and staff to enhance our learning environment. You will see lots of favorite and familiar faces as well as new ones that are eager to be a part of our community. I am so very excited about what we as a team will offer our BPA children.  

Our Families:  It takes a village to create a rewarding and successful school year, and in BridgePrep fashion, we have many wonderful events you won’t want to miss! PLEASE stay connected and check out our Website, Facebook, and Phone App daily. The yearly school calendar is available on both the website and phone App. 

I welcome emails, calls, and personal visits to address any questions and/or comments that may arise. I thank you, in advance, for your patience as my focus is on children’s academic programs based on data collected. Therefore, my availability during student hours may be limited between 8:00am and 3:30pm; as I will be an active instructional leader focused on your child(ren), rigorous instruction, and consistent safe learning environment for all.

We will work together “as a family” to grow, expand, and sustain an innovative academic environment with your support.  

Sincerely, 
Mrs. Harris

Christine N. Harris M.Ed
Principal BridgePrep Academy South Tampa
813-258-5652
charris@bridgeprepacademy.com