Bridges Community School
Mark Your Calendars
Feb. 9 - North Mankato Taylor Library - 3rd (Hatlestad)
Feb. 12 - Bridges Lottery
Feb. 13 - Two Hour Late Start
Feb. 15 - Planetarium (East HS) 3rd Grade
Feb. 16 - North Mankato Taylor Library - 3rd (Townsend)
Feb. 20 - Regional Spelling Bee
Feb. 22 - Children's Theatre (The Wiz) 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade
Feb. 23 - Bridges Family Night / Children's Museum
Mar. 2 - North Mankato Taylor Library - 3rd (Hatlestad)
Mar. 5 - It works Museum (2nd Grade)
Mar. 6 - Young Writers and Artists Conference (3rd, 4th and 5th Grade)
Mar. 9 - North Mankato Taylor Library - 3rd (Townsend)
Mar. 12 - BAC Meeting 6:00pm
Mar. 13 - Two Hour Late Start
Mar. 16 - No School
Mar. 20 - Parent Conferences/Book Fair 3:30PM-8:30PM
Mar. 22 - Parent Conferences/Book Fair 3:30PM-8:30PM
Mar. 26 - Parent Conferences/Book Fair 3:30PM-7:30PM
Mar. 27 - Read & Feed
Mar. 28-Apr. 2 - No School/Spring Break
Bridges Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction
Thursday, April 19th, 4:30-8pm
200 Chestnut Street
Morning Drop Off and Parking
We can no longer park in front of the building in the bus drop area at all. The bus drop off area must be reserved for bus loading and unloading only.
In the morning please drop off and go without hindering the bus drop off in any way. It is against the law to park in a bus loading and unloading area. You will be ticketed.
Students can be dropped off near the west end of the building between 7:45am and 8:00am. Supervision is available and students are brought in on below zero days.
Students can be dropped off near the east end of the building after 8:00am.
Parents wishing to park and bring their students in to school can come through door 1 and wait with their children until 8:00am to head on to class.
Parents choosing to park must do so on the opposite side of the street from the bus drop off. Parents should not be parking in the lot and bringing their students in door three before 8:00am. 7:40am - 8:00am is staff work and meeting time. Please respect their time.
Mankato Area Public Schools' Family Academy
Monday, March 5th, 5pm
1001 Heron Drive
Dress for the Weather
Business hours for parents are 8:15-2:15 with the back parking lot and security entrance available right off the parking lot, door 3. Students arriving between 7:45 and 8:10 will be allowed in the front entrance, door 1, at 8:00am. Supervision is provided on the playground from 7:45-8:00. Please keep school arrival to 7:45a.m. Students may not be dropped off without parent supervision prior to 7:45. School start time is 8:00a.m. - 8:10a.m. Door 1 off Garfield Avenue is open 8:00a.m. - 8:10a.m. Students arriving after 8:10 must be signed in by a parent at the office. 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.
8:00AM Bus Arrival
Being There Experiences
Students arriving for breakfast should enter door 2 off the playground between 7:45-8:00. All kindergarten students are offered a free breakfast if you would like. Students can stay for breakfast in the cafeteria until 8:00 and then head up to class for the day.
Early Bus Arrival
We do have one or two buses that arrive prior to 7:45 every morning. Please have your children who ride the early bus enter through door 1 and go to the office. At 7:45 they can go to the lunchroom for breakfast or they can go to the playground.
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 Tammy Hayes 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.
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 $3.65. 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 11:05-11:25 Recess - 11:25-11:45
First Grade - Lunch 11:25-11:45 Recess - 11:45-12:05
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 11:35-11:55 Lunch - 11:55-12:15
Fifth Grade - Recess 11:35-11:55 Lunch - 11:55-12:15
Community Group and All School Meeting
Rain Days and Below Zero Days
Students should enter door 2 on rainy days and below zero days in the morning between 7:45-8:00. They can go to the auditorium where they will have staff supervision until time for school to begin. The main entrance, door 1, will be opened at 8:00a.m.
Students will remain in their rooms on rainy days and below zero days until 2:40 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 2:40.
Students will have indoor breaks and recess on rainy days and below zero days.
Bridges Community School
320 Garfield Avenue, North Mankato
Phone: 507-387-2800 / Fax: 507-387-3143
Lead Teacher: Robin Courrier
Secretary: Amanda Robinson
Nurse: Tammy Hayes