Bridgewater Friday Update
Bear Pride: Respect, Responsibility, Be Safe, Do Your Best
January 22, 2021
Returning to School In-Person
- Jan. 27-28: Planning Days for Gr. 3-5 Teachers; no class for Gr. 3-5 students
- Feb. 1: Gr. 3-5 students return to school
- Childcare will still be offered Gr. 3-5 students until Feb. 1st
We will still be wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands frequently. Please let me know if you have questions.
A Note from Specials
Dear artists, scientists, athletes, and musicians,
IF you took home your Specials bag, please return it when we come back to school. Specials bags contained markers, crayons, glue, scissors, pencils, and an eraser. You will also need to bring back any other items you might have taken home for Specials such as your gym shoes, art sketchbook, and 4th and 5th grade science notebook. Please see Mrs. Hummel's note below about Music:
MUSIC NOTE: Students may keep all printed music materials previously sent home.
Mrs. Hummel will continue RECORDERS with 4th graders. 4th Grade students are asked to keep their recorder instruments and "Cool Tunes" packets at home until further notice. Students will practice reading notes, counting rhythms, and will also review fingerings during music classes - with the opportunity to play along with recorder videos at home through Schoology.
We miss you tons and THANK YOU for all your hard work in Specials!
Ms. Woodstrup, Mrs. Phenow, Mrs. Hummel, Mr. Mathison, and Mr. Bernhard
Arrival Information--Parent Drop-Off
Here are the rules/guidelines that need to be adhered to in the mornings:
- Students may arrive at 8:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays) if they are eating breakfast in the morning.
- Students may arrive no earlier than 8:10 a.m. each day (9:10 a.m. on Wednesdays) otherwise.
- Stay in your car and in line to drop off your child. Don't park and walk across the parking lot.
- Students walking to school should leave the house no earlier than 8:00 a.m.
- Do not budge in line, drop your child and hurry away; be the positive role model for your child.
When you pull up into the drop-off lane, please pull ahead as far as you can before letting your child exit your car. If there is a long line, please don't wait until you are directly in front of the door before letting your child out of your car. There is enough space for at least eight cars to drop off at the same time, and the children can walk up the sidewalk to the front door.
End of the Day--Parent Pick Up
As in the past, we will provide you a car-up tag for your child. Please write your child's name and grade big and clear on this tag, and place it so that it is visible through your windshield. This way you will drive up, we can read your child's name and make sure that your child gets to your car. Please remain in your car and in line. This is similar to a drive through, were you place your order and receive your happy face. Please be patient, alert and courteous. Everyone has a schedule with places to go.
We have about three times as many parents picking up this year. Everyone will need to be patient and respectful please.
- Pull up when you can without leaving a huge gap in front of your car.
- Make sure your tag is visible in your windshield hanging from your rear-view mirror.
- Our K, 1, 2 students are dismissed first, and they will be ready to be picked up right away. The older students will be down shortly afterwards. You will want to plan accordingly.
- Stay in your car and in line to pick up your child. Don't park and walk across the parking lot.
- We are trying our very best to get your child to the correct car in a timely fashion while looking out for the safety of all.
- Students walking home that need to cross Jefferson Parkway must cross with the safety patrols for their own safety.
Please call the Bridgewater attendance line if your child is going to be absent from school. This number can be accessed 24 hours a day. 507-664-3306 is the number and this is at the top of your Bridgewater magnet that you received at the beginning of the school year. We will place a phone call to families that we don’t hear from by the morning; this is done for the sake of safety. Thank you for your help!
Scholar Squad Tutoring
Free Reading & Math Tutoring from Scholar Squad
Let’s face it. COVID-19 has made everything challenging this year, especially learning. Reading Corps and Math Corps have launched a new initiative to help! Scholar Squad offers one-on-one, online tutoring for Minnesota students in PreK-8th grade, and it’s easy to get started.
Visit ScholarSquad.org to request help for your child. A literacy or math coach will be in touch to set up a time to learn more about your child and conduct a short screening. If the screening shows your child could use extra help to boost their skills, you’ll be matched with a tutor who will provide one-on-one practice and support.
Powered by AmeriCorps, tutoring is provided at no cost to families.
Tutorías de lectura y matemáticas gratuitas de Scholar Squad
Hay que aceptarlo. La COVID-19 ha hecho que todo sea un desafío este año, sobre todo el aprendizaje. ¡Reading Corps y Math Corps lanzaron una nueva iniciativa para ayudar! Scholar Squad ofrece tutorías individuales en línea a los estudiantes de Minnesota de PreK a 8.° grado, y es fácil comenzar.
Visite ScholarSquad.org y solicite ayuda para su hijo. Un experto se comunicará con usted para agendar una cita para saber más de su hijo y hacer una evaluación breve. Si la evaluación muestra que a su hijo le vendría bien una ayuda adicional para mejorar sus habilidades, le asignaremos un tutor que le dará apoyo y prácticas individuales.
Las tutorías, provistas por AmeriCorps, se ofrecen sin costo para las familias.
Message from the Northfield Library
First Chapter Fridays, Fridays at noon (or any time afterwards), December 11-February 26, on Facebook and YouTube
For elementary-aged kids. Listen to the first few chapters of a recommended book and decide if you want to read more! While these are "videos", there will be nothing to see beyond the book's cover, author information, and available formats. Take some time to just close your eyes, listen, and discover a great new read. Recordings will be archived on facebook.com/northfieldpubliclibrary and on the library’s YouTube channel to listen to any time. We’re kicking things off with some of this year’s Maud Hart Lovelace nominees!
Thank you for considering!
Youth Services Librarian
Northfield Public Library
210 Washington St
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
Jan 27 & 28---Pivot Days for Gr. 3-5 Teachers; No School for Gr. 3-5 Students
Jan 29---Teacher Workday for Report Cards; No School for Students K-5
Feb. 1---Gr. 3-5 Students Return to School
Feb. 15---Staff Development Day, No School for Students
Mar 22-28---Spring Break
June 10---Last Day of School for Students
Bridgewater Elementary School
The staff is intensely dedicated to offering a high quality, well-rounded education that strives to meet the specific needs of each student. We focus on empowering our students in their learning and building a solid foundation for their educational journeys.