Bridlemile Elementary School

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  • Bridlemile PTA
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    PTA Special Events

    Apparel: Find all the right Bridlemile apparel for you and your children. Apparel sales will be announced in the school newsletter.

    Book Fair: Each year the PTA holds a book fair. Books of all types, sizes and reading levels are available for purchase. Also available: computer software, posters, gift items and more. Please note that a percentage of your purchase come back to Bridlemile for use by the Library to purchase books, software and educational support material not only for the library but also for the teaching staff.

    Box Tops: Please consider clipping and sending in your Box Tops.  For a list of participating products go to  The Bridlemile PTA coordinated the Box Top projects and they order school materials with the Box Tops.

    Bridlemile Foundation Community Auction: This is a Bridlemile Foundation Fundraiser and has become one of the highlights of the school year.

    Clothes Closet: The Bridlemile Clothes Closet takes gently used children's clothing and shoes and redistributes them to families in need in the Bridlemile community.  Although PPS has a clothing closet at Marshall High School, this location is too far for most Bridlemile families.  Volunteers sort clothing and then invite children that have parent permission to "shop" in the closet.  All children visiting the closet receive new packages of underwear.  Donations of gently used clothing or new socks and underwear are greatly appreciated and they may be dropped off in the office.

    Community Outreach: This committee reaches out to families in need at Bridlemile.  They solicit interested families in the fall and then help with school supplies, books, clothing, and tickets for Bridlemile events.

    Field Day: Each year the PTA works with the PE teacher to put on a field day for K-2 and 3-5 grades.

    Fifth Grade Transition: It is a custom at Bridlemile for fifth grade students to raise funds and give a gift to the school.  Gifts have included the bridge and posts near the front entrance and books for the library and fifth grade rooms.  Fifth graders also have many fun traditions the last weeks of school.

    Freaky Friday: Bridlemile’s School Carnival. This is a fun time for all family members. Games, face painting, magic tricks and food are just some of the activities offered in past years. Tickets are sold in advance through the PTA newsletter. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

    Bridlemile Used Book Sale: If you are looking for a good cause for books your family has finished or if you are looking to find some great reads, the Bridlemile Used Book Sale is the place to be.  During early April we invite families and the community to drop off used books.  With a monumental volunteer effort from the Bridlemile PTA these books are sorted and sold. The primary purpose of this event is to exchange books within our own community.  It is also a fundraiser for the Bridlemile PTA.

    Garden Planting: Over the course of the last few years the garden area around Bridlemile has seen changes.  First the boxes were added, the bioswale was completed (2009), and then a perennial garden was started (2010).  The continued vision includes a semi circle seating area where teachers could meet in an outdoor arena with a classroom and continued expansion of the perennial area.  Every change has been thoroughly enjoyed by the school and the community.  Want to be a part of the work?  For either ongoing maintenance or new ideas talk with the garden coordinator.

    Health and Wellness: The Health and Wellness Committee was started in 2009-10.  It promotes the annual bike and walk events.

    Kindergarten Welcoming Committee: During the summer, parents from Bridelmile host several playdates for incoming kindergarten students.  This is a good way for incoming students and their families to meet one another.

    Missoula Theater:  Missoula Theater is a PTA sponsored week during which a traveling theater group comes in, selects a cast and puts on a performance in one week.  Auditions are open to all students.  This is a fabulous opportunity for students to be a part of a large production that takes only one week of time.

    Music Program: The PTA decorates for each of the three musicals during the school year.  This group consults with the Bridlemile music teacher and then finds decorations to match the theme.

    Outreach: Bridlemile PTA reaches out to families in need throughout the school year.  This includes three trips through the clothing closet, holiday food baskets, school supplies, and school event scholarships.  Please complete the form that comes home with opening packets if your are interested in any or all of these outreach efforts.

    Reader Board: Several years ago the PTA generously donated the reader board at the corner of the Bridlemile property.  This group confers with the office and keeps the sign updated.

    Room Parent Coordination: Room parents play a key role at Bridlemile as they host classroom parties, solicit volunteers for lunch and recess duty, and help out with many other key communications and volunteer duties.  This person coordinates them all.

    School Directory: Each year the PTA publishes a school directory with information from all families that have approved inclusion.

    Screen Free Week: This event encourages families to do without their TV for a week. A week in April will be announced as the spring approaches.  Discover the world of no TV and unlock the imagination of your child.

    5th Grade Science Fair: This is a fair for the celebration of discovery and creativity. All fifth graders have a chance to show off their cool science projects, and enter the Intel Northwest Science Expo.

    Science Night: See science demos, try out some brainteasers, and more. It is an Open House format so families may drop by during the evening to view science fair projects and see other cool science displays.

    Tree Sale and Pancake Breakfast: This is a Bridlemile Foundation Fundraiser - Stop by and enjoy a hearty, freshly cooked breakfast and find your holiday goodies.

PTA leadership

  • PTA Officers for 2016-17

    • President - Kristin Cornuelle
    • VP Programming - Monika Johnson/Katie McGuire
    • VP Fundraising - Christie Doerr
    • Secretary - Erin Fitzgerald
    • Treasurer - Paula Keady
    • Asst. Treasurer - Kendra Wise
    • Member at Large - Kristin Peschka

    Standing Committee Board Members

    • Membership - Heidi Barker
    • Volunteer Coordinator - Jen Moylan
    • Room Parent Coordinator - Sue Denton
    • Technology - Cathy Fowler
    • Community Outreach- Sarah Boyle & Trista Rodgers

    Special Commitee Board Members for 2016-17

    • 5th Grade Transition/Yearbook - Sarah Boyles
    • Amazon/Box Tops - Jenn Blair
    • Apparel - Marney Hoffman
    • Art/Display Bulletin Boards - 
    • Chinook Book - Tara Sherburne
    • Clothes Closet - Karen Kwiecien & Naomi Savage
    • Field Day - Christina Crouse & Larry Crepaux
    • Food Pantry - Robin Hartmeyer & Mona Rogers
    • Freaky Friday Carnival - Anna Hoffman Shih & Kristin Peschka (prizes only)
    • Garden Committee - Amy Armstrong
    • Gift Wrap Fundraiser - 
    • Kindergarten Connect/Welcome Committee - Mariah Fairben & Taylor Sterling
    • Lost & Found - Kelly Struble
    • Middle School Advocate - Janine Partovi
    • Missoula Children's Theater - Sue Denton & Monika Johnson
    • Music Program Coordinator - Trista Rodgers & Amanda Vowels
    • Passport Club - Riikka Marr
    • Past President Emeritus - Janine Partovi
    • Reader Board - Jessica Dreschler
    • Run for the Arts - Mona Rogers
    • Fall Book Fair - Erin Fitzgerald
    • School Directory - Caitlin Smith
    • School Pictures - Leslie Warren
    • Science Night - Jennifer Whitten
    • School Supply Distribution - Leslie Warren 
    • Used Book Sale (Spring)- Kelly Egbert
    • Valley Theater Fundraiser - Kim Mathews
    • Volunteer Workroom - Audrey Lungerhausen
    • Walk/Bike Fest - Ted Savage
    • Library & Battle of the Books - Kelly Egbert