Bridges Community School
Mark Your Calendars:
Sept. 29 - Peacemaker Meeting/Lunch
Oct. 5 - Coupon Books Due Back to School
Oct. 6 - Walk-A-Thon - Come join your kids!
Oct. 9 - Prairie Ecology Bus - 1st Grade (Larson) and 3rd Grade (Hatlestad)
Oct. 10 - Two Hour Late Start
Oct. 11 - History Fest at McGowan’s Farm - 4th Grade
Oct. 11 - Prairie Ecology Bus - 1st Grade (Sletten) and 2nd Grade (Miller)
Oct. 12 - Prairie Ecology Bus - 4th Grade and 2nd Grade (Bardon)
Oct. 13 - North Mankato Taylor Library - 3rd (Hatlestad)
Oct. 17 - Picture Retake Day/Class Picture Day
Oct. 17 - Grandparents Day Celebration - Kindergarten
Oct. 19 - No School / MEA
Oct. 20 - No School / MEA
Oct. 23 - Stuff A Truck Begins
Oct. 24 - Science and Nature Conference 3rd-5th Grade at Gustavus
Oct. 27 - North Mankato Taylor Library - 3rd (Townsend)
Oct. 27 - Bridges - Family Movie Night
Nov. 3 - North Mankato Taylor Library - 3rd (Hatlestad)
Nov. 3 - Stuff A Truck Ends
Nov. 8 - Minnesota Harvest - 3rd Grade
Nov. 10 - No School
Business hours for parents are 8:15-2:15 with the back parking lot and security entrance available right off the parking lot, door 3. Students arriving between 7:45 and 8:10 will be allowed in the front entrance, door 1, at 8:00am. Supervision is provided on the playground from 7:45-8:00. Please keep school arrival to 7:45a.m. Students may not be dropped off without parent supervision prior to 7:45. School start time is 8:00a.m. - 8:10a.m. Door 1 off Garfield Avenue is open 8:00a.m. - 8:15a.m. Students arriving after 8:15 should enter off the parking lot with a parent and sign in at the office. Drop off in the morning can be done on Garfield Ave. avoiding the bus drop off area for incoming buses. Thank you! Your children’s safety is important to us.
Students arriving for breakfast should enter door 2 off the playground between 7:45-8:00. All kindergarten students are offered a free breakfast if you would like. Students can stay for breakfast in the cafeteria until 8:00 and then head up to class for the day.
Early Bus Arrival:
We do have one or two buses that arrive prior to 7:45 every morning. Please have your children who ride the early bus enter through door 1 and go to the office. At 7:45 they can go to the lunchroom for breakfast or they can go to the playground.
Late Start Days:
If your child has had a fever or has been vomiting, we ask that you keep them home 24 hours after symptoms are gone without medication. Please call the school office attendance line: 207-5204 if your child is ill. If you let your child’s teacher know through email, please email Tammy Hayes as well at firstname.lastname@example.orgHead Lice: Please report so the office is aware of it. District Policy states parents are notified if three cases are in one classroom. A request to treat is made by the school nurse. Parents are not mandated to pull their child from school for treatment but it will be advised.
Parents are welcome to eat lunch at any time. Please let the office know by 9:00a.m. on the day that you plan to eat. Lunch for parents and visitors is $3.65. We do not have any cash in the office so please bring correct change. Parents and siblings may not use student pin numbers.
School lunch times:
Kindergarten - Lunch 11:05-11:25 Recess - 11:25-11:45
First Grade - Lunch 11:25-11:45 Recess - 11:45-12:05
Second Grade - Lunch 11:30-11:50 Recess - 11:50-12:10
Third Grade - Lunch 11:45-12:05 Recess - 12:05-12:25
Fourth Grade - Lunch 11:35-11:55 Recess - 11:55-12:15
Fifth Grade - Lunch 11:35-11:55 Recess - 11:55-12:15
Community Group and All School Meeting:
Rain Days and Below Zero Days:
Students should enter door 2 on rainy days in the morning between 7:45-8:00. They can go to the auditorium where they will have staff supervision until time for school to begin. The main entrance, door 1, will be opened at 8:00a.m.
Students will remain in their rooms on rainy days and below zero days until 2:40 pick up. Parents should pick up their children in their classrooms at the end of the day. Bus students will be excused when buses arrive and ACES will be excused at 2:40.
Bridges Community School
320 Garfield Avenue, North Mankato
Phone: 507-387-2800 / Fax: 507-387-3143
Lead Teacher: Robin Courrier
Secretary: Amanda Robinson
Nurse: Tammy Hayes