Friday, February 10, 2023
A Message from Mrs. Rittmiller
Being that February is a month filled with Bridges Bear love, friendship, and positive energy, I would like to wish our entire Bridges Community a Happy Valentine’s Day! I feel blessed to be your elementary principal and I am proud of our children, families, staff, and surrounding communities. In fact, I am thoroughly convinced that Bridges Community School has the greatest students, staff and families!
I love our work ethic. I love our kind hearts. I love that I have an amazing teaching and support staff. I love that we have learned to say thank you, please, and I am sorry. I love that a Bridges Bear sorry means not only an apology, but a commitment to make a better choice next time. How is that for Valentine love? Please keep supporting our students, staff and our school.
Thank you for your kindness, smiles, and support with kind behaviors, hard work, and modeling the importance of a solid education.
My challenge for the remaining days of February are to go unplugged as much as possible. Turn off the TV, put away your tablet, quiet your phone and social media, and cuddle up with a good book to help celebrate I Love to Read Month. Staff has also been challenged to do "brain breaks" that don't involve screens! This month we have had two incredible activities without screens: Literacy and Fun Night at Spring Lake Park and our Glow Party! Thank you to everyone that planned these events, volunteered and showed up!
"Darkness cannot drown out darkness; only light can do that."
"Hate cannot drown out hate; only love can do that."
Martin Luther King Jr.
Jody Rittmiller, Principal
YOU MATTER! February 7
All School Meetings - Student Talents
Friday mornings when we have All School Meetings, know that all family members are invited to the gymnasium from 8:20-8:45 am. We review the life skill, hand out spotted slips and recognize students or staff for the amazing things that are going on!
This is also a time where we feature student talents. If your child has a talent that could be shared with the school community, please have them sign up with their teacher or in the office.
Science Fair - Grades 3-5 - March 2
How do we know if it is a 2 hour late start or a snow day?
District information line at 507-386-4777
District website www.isd77.org
Television: WCCO (Ch 4), KSTP (Ch 5), FOX (Ch 9), KARE (Ch 11), KEYC (Ch 12)
Radio: KMSU (89.7 FM), KXLP (94.1 FM), KDOG (96.7 FM), KEEZ (99.1 FM), KXAC (100.5 FM), KRRW (101.5), KYSM (103.5 FM), WCCO (830 AM), KTOE (1420 AM)
Job Opportunities at Bridges - Join our Bridges Bears!
Lunchroom/Playground Supervisor: Looking for a great way to know all the Bridges Bears? Interested in a job that is only a couple hours a day? Join us in the lunchroom or on the playground. Click here to apply
Guest Teachers/Substitutes: If you have a 4 year degree and want some flexibility in the days you work. subbing is a great place to be! The daily rate is $200 a day!We could also use a few more guest teachers! If you are interested, please take a look at our job postings! Click here to apply
Backpack Food Program
The BackPack and Power Pack Food Programs are free programs providing students in grades K-8 with weekend food packs containing breakfast, lunch and a snack for each day off of school. As of right now, food packs will be delivered weekly directly to a students backpack while they are at lunch or on break. Sign up today to give your child an additional boost of nutrition.
Dates to Remember:
15-Heggies Pizza Pick up at Bridges - Grade 5
21-MSU Children’s Theatre at Bridges (1:00) for students
2-Bridges Science Fair
2-Cub Connection (5:00 & 6:00) - Incoming kindergarten students & families
3-Children’s Theatre “Corduroy” (K-1)
7-Young Writers & Artists Conference (3-5)
8-2 Hour Early Release
10-No School/Prep Day
HOLD THE DATE:
March 13, 16, 20 - Spring Conferences & Book Fair
May 9 - Spring Concert at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm
*please choose one concert time that works best for your family to accommodate all families
June 2 - All School picnic (pm)
June 6 - 5th Grade Celebration at 1:45 pm
Principal & Administrative Assistant
Amanda Robinson, Administrative Assistant