Bridgewater Friday Update
Bear Pride: Respect, Responsibility, Be Safe, Do Your Best
March 5, 2021
Mar 11th--Distance Learning Day
Attention Bridgewater Families!
Let’s fill our local food shelf and help support families in need. This year our food drive will look a little different. For the safety of our students and staff, Student Council members are partnering with Northfied Fire and Rescue Department and the Community Action Center here in Northfield. We will collect food items on Saturday, March 13th from 9am-11:30 right at the food shelf.
The Community Action Center is located at 1651 Jefferson Parkway in Suite HS-200. There will be signs to follow and Student Council volunteers to direct individuals that would like to donate. It’s simple and easy to do. Collect food from your home, drive it down to the CAC and hand it to the volunteers from the window of your car.
The top 8 most requested food shelf items are:
Canned meat and fish
Canned and dried beans.
Did you know people can donate money online also? By visiting communityactioncenter.org/donate you could make a donation right online.
Are you in need? Anyone can visit the food shelf and this year the food shelf has taken extra precautions to help those in need by using social distancing drive-by and contactless pick up. Also, if you know someone in need that cannot drive the CAC will arrange for the delivery of food. More information can be found on their website at: https://communityactioncenter.org/programs/feeding/
Remember, this year we are not collecting food at school. There will be a one day, drive through drop off from 9am-11:30am to donate food.
Fee covers skate rental and safety equipment. This message only pertains to grades 3-5. Please use the attached link to pay and give permission for your child.
Bridgewater Physcial Education
Conferences with Specialist Teachers
Dear loved ones of our artists, scientists, athletes and musicians,
If you would like to schedule a conference with a specialist teacher we will be available to meet with you March 9th and 16th between 3:30-6:30pm.
Please email the specialist teacher you would like to conference with to set up a time on March 9th or 16th between 3:30-6:30pm to conference over zoom or telephone call. Please include the time you would like to meet, preference (zoom or call), and your contact information in your email.
The Specials Team
ART - Ms. Woodstrup email@example.com
MUSIC- Mrs. Hummel firstname.lastname@example.org
SCIENCE- Mrs. Phenow email@example.com
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Mr. Mathison firstname.lastname@example.org
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Mr. Bernhard email@example.com
Safety in the Afternoon
All School Art Show: Creativity is Essential
FEB 11-MARCH 6, 2021
Every year the Northfield art teachers curate the All School Art Show to celebrate the incredible artistic talent that is bubbling up in the young people of our community. This show has been an annual celebration at the Northfield Arts Guild for the past three decades. The 2020-21 school year has been anything but typical. But even in the midst of uncertainty and less-than-ideal learning environments, the students have continued to experiment, grow, and achieve as artists.
Much of the artwork that has been created this year is not in teachers’ actual hands. Rather, it exists in digital files submitted by students working remotely. From the student digital collection and from the teacher’s own digital archives, each art teacher has selected four images that best summarized their collective experience during this unprecedented year. These images form a quilt of ideas that represent the struggles and successes of teaching art remotely. These images will also, one day, allow future educators to understand some of what it was like to teach and learn through a global pandemic.
In a typical year nearly 1000 pieces of student art would fill the Guild’s gallery space, and our community would gather in person to celebrate and share the students’ accomplishments. Although this years’ show is different, the hope is that it will nevertheless create the same sense of pride in our community of art educators and the art students who continued to create even in the midst of vast turmoil and separation. This show will demonstrate that even in the middle of a pandemic our community’s creative spirit was able to create something beautiful together.
Here is a video from Ms. Woodstrup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n46PI9lxz0Q
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.