Bridges Community School
Mark Your Calendars:
Dec. 23-Jan. 1 - No School/Winter Break
Jan. 7 - Heggies Pizza order deadline
Jan. 10 - North Mankato Taylor Library (3rd Grade)
Jan. 12 - Wow! Zone Breakfast Buffet (Bridges Fundraiser)
Jan. 13 - BAC Meeting
Jan. 14 - Two Hour Late Start
Jan. 14 - MSU Theatre Performance/A Knight's Tale at Bridges
Jan. 20 - No School/MLK Day
Jan. 21 - Site Council Meeting 3:00
Jan. 23 - Heggies Pizza Pick-up at Bridges 6:00-7:00pm
Jan. 27 - No School
Jan. 30 - Bridges Showcase
Feb. 5 - National School Counselor's Day
Feb. 5 - Children's Museum of Southern MN (3rd Grade)
Feb. 7 - Bridges Spelling Bee
Feb. 11 - Two Hour Late Start
Feb. 12 - Bridges Lottery
Feb. 14 - North Mankato Taylor Library (3rd Grade)
Feb. 17-18 - No School
Feb. 18 - Regional Spelling Bee
Heggies Pizza - 5th Grade Trip Fundraiser
Pizza's will be ready for pick up at Bridges on January 23rd 6:00-7:00pm
Bridges Community School Breakfast Buffet at Wow! Zone
Sunday, Jan. 12th 2020 at 8am-12pm
2030 Adams Street
Kids 5-12 $5
Children 4 & under FREE
Breakfast Potatoes, Biscuits and Gravy, Pancakes, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Ham, Scrambled eggs, Orange Juice and Coffee
Bridges Spelling Bee
Friday, Feb. 7th 2020 at 8:15am
320 Garfield Avenue
North Mankato, MN
Students in grades 3-5 who have signed up will receive a practice spelling word list to take home over the break.
The Spelling Bee will take place in the Gymnasium on Friday, February 7th
There may be a first round assessment prior to the Bee.
Bridges Science Fair
1. Submit topic by January 10, 2020
2. Science Fair at Bridges - March 3, 2020
3. Regional Science Fair at MSU - April 25, 2020
Winter Weather Information
Please know your family plan in case of a weather related early release. School closing and early dismissal notices will be announced on several websites, radio and television stations, or you can call the District HELP Line at (507) 386-4777 for a recorded message.
In the event that school closes early, Bridges will close 15 minutes earlier than the announced time. On early release days due to weather, students should be picked up from their classroom.
Rainy Days and Below Zero Days
Students will remain in their room on rainy days and below zero days until 2:30 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 2:30.
Students will have indoor breaks and recess on rainy days and below zero days.
Business hours for parents are 8:05-2:15 with the back parking lot and security entrance available right off the parking lot, door 3. Students arriving between 7:35 and 8:00 will be allowed in the front entrance, door 1, at 7:50am. Supervision is provided on the playground from 7:35-7:50. Please keep school arrival to 7:35a.m. Students may not be dropped off without parent supervision prior to 7:35. School start time is 7:50a.m. - 8:00a.m. Door 1 off Garfield Avenue is open 7:50a.m. - 8:00a.m. Students arriving after 8:00 should be checked in at the office by a parent. 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.
After School Pick up:
Students arriving for breakfast should enter Door 2 off the playground between 7:35-7:50. All kindergarten students are offered a free breakfast if you would like. Students can stay for breakfast in the cafeteria until 7:50am and will then go to class for the day.
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 $3.85. 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 11:00-11:20 Recess - 11:20-11:40
First Grade - Lunch 11:20-11:40 Recess - 11:40-12:00
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 - Recess 11:40-12:00 Lunch - 12:00-12:20
Fifth Grade - Recess 11:50-12:10 Lunch - 12:10-12:30
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 Holly Holmbo 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.
Community Group and All School Meeting:
Bridges Community School
320 Garfield Avenue, North Mankato
Phone: 507-387-2800 / Fax: 507-387-3143
Lead Teacher: Robin Courrier
Secretary: Amanda Robinson
Nurse: Holly Holmbo