Principal's Weekly

Principal Beth N. Choquette, Bridge Street School

Bridge Street School

2 Parsons Street

Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

413-587-1460 (phone) 413-587-1484 (fax)



Beth N. Choquette, Principal bchoquette@northamtpon-k12.us

Elizabeth Peterson, Administrative Assistant epeterson@northampton-k12.us

Nicole Soutra, Senior Clerk nsoutra@northampton-k12.us

Nora DeJasu, Head Teacher ndejasu@northampton-k12.us

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Translation of the Principal's Weekly

Just a reminder that the website I use to create my weekly newsletters, now has translation in many different languages. Here are the steps to have it translated:


At the top of the weekly email, there's a link that reads "View it in your browser," click that and it takes you to the post on a webpage.

Scroll to the bottom where there's a black menu bar and pick the option that says "Translate."

Select the language you would like it translated in and it will then translate it on the webpage.

Traducción del semanario del director

Solo un recordatorio de que el sitio web que uso para crear mis boletines semanales, ahora tiene traducción en muchos idiomas diferentes. Aquí están los pasos para traducirlo:


En la parte superior del correo electrónico semanal, hay un enlace que dice "Verlo en su navegador", haga clic en eso y lo llevará a la publicación en una página web.

Desplázate hacia la parte inferior donde hay una barra de menú negra y elige la opción que dice "Traducir".

Seleccione el idioma en el que desea traducirlo y luego lo traducirá en la página web.

A Message From Principal Choquette 2/15/19

Good afternoon and happy belated Valentine's Day. This week at our k-2 celebration we talked about being extra caring and using kind words towards each other as a way to celebrate Valentine's Day.


This year our school report cards are being shared electronically. They are slightly different now due to the newer MCAS. You will find information about our school in the various drop down selections. The link is up on each school's website and I have added it below. I've also added the link to the Superintendent's District Improvement Insider. This can also be found on the district website.


Each Wednesday morning Becky Shannon plays her fiddle when students enter the school. It’s only for 15 minutes but what a great 15 minutes for everyone starting the day.

We are looking for other musicians who would like to volunteer one morning a week to play in the school entryway. It would be a weekly commitment from 8:40-8:55 a.m. Please contact Alison Morse - grandparent to some great BSS students if you are interested. Thanks. Alison.morse@verizon.net


Next week there is no school due to the winter break. School will resume on Monday, February 25th.


I hope you all have a wonderful week enjoying time together.

Kindergarten Registration

Each school will host a district-wide kindergarten registration day. Please see the schedule below and spread the word.


Jackson Street: February 27th, 3:30-6:00 pm

Bridge Street: February 28th, 3:30-6:00 pm

Ryan Road: March 5th, 3:30-6:00 pm

Leeds: March 7th, 3:30-6:00 pm

  • ALL families who live in-district can complete the district registration at any school
  • Students will be assigned to schools per home address.
  • Open Enrollment Applications will be available.
  • Current NPS preschool families do not need to register (children are already registered)

BSS Annual Science Fair

It's time for the annual Bridge Street School Science Fair!! The Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 20th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (snow date is March 21st). Students in Grades 1-5 are encouraged to participate in this fun and engaging community event by exploring their science questions individually, in pairs or in small groups! Registration forms are being sent home this week in student folders. Extra forms can be obtained in the BSS office or by contacting Stephanie Pouliot at spouliot2009@gmail.com. Please also feel free to contact Stephanie if you have any questions about registration or the event itself.

3-5 Celebration

Our next celebration will be on February 28th. This celebration is for 3rd-5th grade students and families and Ms.Byl's 4th grade class will be presenting.

Important Dates

2/18/19-2/22/19 Winter Break, No School

2/26/19 Winter Concert (grades 3-5)

2/27/19 School Council 3:30-5:00 BSS

2/28/19 Kindergarten Registration 3:30-6:00 BSS

3/20/19 Science Fair

4/23/19 Spring Concert (grades k-2)