Bridgewater Friday Update
Bear Pride: Respect, Responsibility, Be Safe, Do Your Best
April 5, 2021
MCAs (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments)
Community Book Drive
Note from Northfield Public Library
Northfield Public Library is forgiving fines for National Library Week, April 4-10
Northfield, MN (March 29, 2021)
The Northfield Public Library will celebrate National Library Week (April 4 to 10, 2021) with Fine Forgiveness. From April 5 through April 10, 2021, the library will waive all late fees. Library staff extend a warm welcome to all cardholders whose access to the library has been blocked by fines on overdue materials. Fine forgiveness allows library cardholders access to all vital programs and resources as the library recovers outstanding items.
The Fine Forgiveness program requires cardholders to call or come into the library to verify their address and return any overdue materials. Fines for the overdue materials will be waived during the one-week amnesty period. Fine Forgiveness applies only to items checked out before April 5, 2021. Fines and lost book charges for interlibrary loan items (borrowed from other libraries) will not be waived.
Northfield City Council declared April 4 to10, 2021, as National Library Week in Northfield in recognition of the importance of libraries in the life of our community. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.
“During the pandemic, the Northfield Public Library shifted essential library services to a socially distanced and virtual world by increasing access to wireless internet, creating and broadcasting virtual programs for all ages, increasing our collection of eBooks and other online resources, and serving many residents through home delivery and contactless pickup,” said Natalie Draper, library director. “We continued to deliver our enriching and informative programming and outreach services to underserved populations, as well as city initiatives such as the City ID and Link Services, while rapidly adapting them for new platforms and methods of delivery.”
The theme for National Library Week, “Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building - and that everyone is welcome to use their services. During the pandemic, libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs.
Youth Lacrosse Registration is Open!
Registration is open for the 2021 youth lacrosse season with the Northfield Lacrosse Association (NLA)! We offer a travel season for boys 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U; and girls 10U, 12U, 14U, and 18U starting in June through July/August. Our spring training season starts in late April. For more information go to https://www.northfieldlacrosse.com/.
Try Lacrosse for Free for Grades 1 – 6!
We’ll be offering a Try Lacrosse for Free day at the Dundas Dome from 12 - 1 pm on Sunday, April 11 for girls and boys grades 1-6. No experience or gear needed. Covid waiver and face mask required. Come and give it a try!
Free Sunday Open Dome Time
Our regular free Sunday Open Dome times for girls (grades 1 – 12) and boys (grades 1 – 8) will continue to take place as scheduled for two more Sundays. If you need equipment (a stick and goggles) or more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The scheduled dates are:
· 3/8/21 6:00 – 7:00
· 4/11/21 7:00 – 8:00
NLA Parent Meeting
To kick off the season, we’ll be holding a parent’s meeting for registered players on Tuesday, April 14 at the Middle School Cafeteria:
· Boys’ lacrosse meeting will be from 6:00 – 7:00pm;
· Girls’ lacrosse meeting will be from 7:15 – 8:15pm.
Thank you!Chris Walker
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:
Bridgewater Elementary School
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