Bridgewater Friday Update
Bear Pride: Respect, Responsibility, Be Safe, Do Your Best
March 12, 2021
March School Spirit Day--Friday, March 19th
Attention Bridgewater Families!
Let’s fill our local food shelf and help support families in need. This year our food drive will look a little different. For the safety of our students and staff, Student Council members are partnering with Northfied Fire and Rescue Department and the Community Action Center here in Northfield. We will collect food items on Saturday, March 13th from 9am-11:30 right at the food shelf.
The Community Action Center is located at 1651 Jefferson Parkway in Suite HS-200. There will be signs to follow and Student Council volunteers to direct individuals that would like to donate. It’s simple and easy to do. Collect food from your home, drive it down to the CAC and hand it to the volunteers from the window of your car.
The top 8 most requested food shelf items are:
Canned meat and fish
Canned and dried beans.
Did you know people can donate money online also? By visiting communityactioncenter.org/donate you could make a donation right online.
Are you in need? Anyone can visit the food shelf and this year the food shelf has taken extra precautions to help those in need by using social distancing drive-by and contactless pick up. Also, if you know someone in need that cannot drive the CAC will arrange for the delivery of food. More information can be found on their website at: https://communityactioncenter.org/programs/feeding/
Remember, this year we are not collecting food at school. There will be a one day, drive through drop off from 9am-11:30am to donate food.
Fee covers skate rental and safety equipment. This message only pertains to grades 3-5. Please use the attached link to pay and give permission for your child.
Bridgewater Physcial Education
Conferences with Specialist Teachers
Dear loved ones of our artists, scientists, athletes and musicians,
If you would like to schedule a conference with a specialist teacher we will be available to meet with you March 9th and 16th between 3:30-6:30pm.
Please email the specialist teacher you would like to conference with to set up a time on March 9th or 16th between 3:30-6:30pm to conference over zoom or telephone call. Please include the time you would like to meet, preference (zoom or call), and your contact information in your email.
The Specials Team
ART - Ms. Woodstrup email@example.com
MUSIC- Mrs. Hummel firstname.lastname@example.org
SCIENCE- Mrs. Phenow email@example.com
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Mr. Mathison firstname.lastname@example.org
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Mr. Bernhard email@example.com
Northfield Youth Baseball (NYBA) In-House Registration
Baseball Registration NOW OPEN!
Register today through March 31st | www.northfieldyouthbaseball.com
NYBA In-House Baseball is open to any child who is entering Kindergarten in the fall (age 5 by September 1st), all the way through the 8th grade.
T-Ball: currently enrolled in Pre-K (and/or age 5 by September 1st, 2020) and Kindergarten Futures: currently enrolled in Kindergarten (who have played T-ball before) and 1st grade Rookies: currently enrolled in 2nd and 3rd grade
Minors: currently enrolled in 4th and 5th grade
Tournament Teams: for 4th grade (10u) and 5th grade (11u). Please note that this registration has already closed for the 2021 season. If your player is signed up for a tournament team, they are automatically signed up for “Minors” league in-house baseball as well. Tournament team players will play in-house “Minors” league and participate in tournaments with their tournament team.
SMCBL: formerly “Majors” league, is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders looking for less of a drive/time obligation than on a 12u, 13u or 14u travel team. The league was created to give older players a more authentic feel without as much travel throughout the summer and on weekends. Games will still be played in neighboring communities, such as Lakeville and Farmington, as well as at Sechler Park. SMBCL players must sign up via “Travel” registration on our website.
Please visit our website for specific dates/times of each age level:
Library Programs for Spring Break
Virtual 40-LEGO Challenge: Let's Build on Zoom!
Wednesday, March 24, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
20 kids. 20 bags of 40 random LEGO bricks. Three challenges we’ll build and share live over Zoom. Let’s build, chat, and see how everyone tackles the same challenges with different bricks. Be prepared to describe what you build! To-go bags of LEGO available at the children’s desk starting March 15—you must register for and attend the March 24 program for a bag. Register online at mynpl.org/events, or in person at the children’s desk. LEGOs are sterilized and yours to keep. For elementary-aged kids. 20 spots available.
Virtual Puppet Show: Loon Song
Thursday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. on Facebook
Julie and Gustavo Boada return with another amazing puppet show! As the constellations move into their spring location, Grandfather Turtle waits with anticipation for the return of his beloved granddaughter, Loon. He remembers the Ojibwe stories he told her and some of the lessons they carry that he used to guild her as she matured. Told with hand and rod puppets, Loon’s Song touches on Ojibwe culture and loon biology. Premiering on Facebook at 10:00a.m., facebook.com/northfieldpubliclibrary
History of Dragons for Kids
Friday, March 26, 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Stories about dragons have been around for thousands of years, all around the world. Join us for a LIVE event where we’ll learn about the origins of these stories, and then create and decorate clay dragon eggs. Register online, pick up your supplies starting March 17, then join us live on Zoom to learn and create! This program is intended for ages 6 to 10.
Youth Services Librarian
Northfield Public Library
210 Washington St
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
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