Bridgewater Friday Update
Bear Pride: Respect, Responsibility, Be Safe, Do Your Best
September 25, 2020
Change of Plans
Temperature Checks-A Must
As previously communicated, construction of the new roundabout at the intersection of Highway 246 (Division Street) and Jefferson Parkway will continue beyond the start of school. The current timeline has the project concluding around October 23rd. They will be paving on Monday, and will need to complete additional work such as electrical, striping, and signage.
Vehicles are not allowed to use the Bridgewater Elementary parking lot as a shortcut from Jefferson Parkway to Highway 246 (Division Street.) School busses will be permitted to pass through the Bridgewater parking lots to help with the bus route times for students. We thank the Northfield Police Department for their assistance in supporting our traffic management.
Arrival/Dismissal Information--Parent Drop Off/Pick Up
- 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.
- Please don't arrive before 3:00 p.m. since we have busses coming through.
- Make sure your car tag is visible hanging from your rearview mirror.
- Yes, in the afternoon you may park at Rock Field and have your child cross with the patrols. Just let your child's teacher know.
- This is going so much better!! Thank you!
Who is Mrs. Antoine
I thought I would take a moment again this year to share a little bit about myself so that you may get to know me better. I am originally from a small town on the North Shore, Lutsen, MN. I graduated from Cook County High School, and had the pleasure of seeing Lake Superior every day on my ride to and from school on the bus! This is my 14th year at Bridgewater as the principal. I was a head principal for five years in Worthington. I also worked in the Robbinsdale School District, and taught in Minneapolis and in Texas. I am married to my husband Doug and we have two children, Chris and Jen. My little mother, Muriel Lyght, has also lived with us for the past twenty-three years. My son, Chris, is completing his last semester at St. Cloud State University where he is majoring in communications and business management. He played four years of football for SCSU until they cut their football program last winter. Jen is a senior at St. Cloud State, and is majoring in early childhood education with a minor in special education. It seems like just yesterday when they were students at Bridgewater, and I am very proud of them. Some Bridgewater students may know my kids as Thunder and Squiggles from the summer YMCA programs as they worked with the campers.
I also stay busy professionally trying to stay current across the state and nation. I am the Past-President of the MN Elementary Principals’ Association and serve as the chair of the Board of School Administrators. I also serve as the elementary principal representative on the MN Teacher of the Year Judging Panel. I was asked this summer to represent seven states on the NAESP National Racial Equity Task Force. I have learned so much through all of these experiences and it is great to see what happens in other school districts across the country. Locally, I serve on the YMCA Board of Directors.
I thoroughly enjoy working with students, staff and families, and try my best to learn the names of all the students. I cannot imagine not being around children; they are such great gifts and bring happiness with lots of energy! I am also a huge sports fan and that is why you may see me at many local sporting events when they are in session.
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.