Bridgewater Friday Update

Bear Pride: Respect, Responsibility, Be Safe, Do Your Best

April 9, 2021

Summer PLUS

2021 SUMMER PLUS (current K-5 students) will be held July 19 - August 19, Mondays - Thursdays each week, 9:30a - 3:00p. Summer Plus is a free program for students who meet state qualifications and district criteria. Programming will focus on literacy skill development, STEAM activities, and social/emotional learning. Youth registration forms will be sent home mid to end of April.

Yearbook Orders

Yearbook Orders are Due on April 15th. The cost is $14. You may order online at with the online code of: FMYB113766 or send in the packet with checks made payable to BBC.

MCAs (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments)

MCAs start next week for 3rd-5th graders across the state of MN. The Reading MCA will take place next week, and the Math MCA the week of April 19th. The best preparation is getting plenty of sleep the night before. We encourage students to try their very best.

Community Book Drive

We are holding a Community Book Drive to distribute free books to kids in Northfield! Can you help us out with this? If you have new or gently used books, you can place them in one of the Northfield Rotary Club collection bins located around town – including at Bridgewater, Greenvale Park, and Sibley Elementary Schools; the Northfield Community Education Center, (700 Lincoln Parkway); the Northfield Middle School; the Northfield Area Family YMCA; and the Northfield Community Resource Center. Content Bookstore has a link that is still up that you can order online directly or donate funds! You can also send the books in with your child and we can get them to the drop off locations. Thanks for your support in spreading the love of reading!

Northfield Promise

Library Programs for April

Lalo's Lunchbox LIVE on Facebook

Lalo's Lunchbox is an interactive livestreamed show for the whole family! Join us at to participate. Viewers choose what happens next in the show, which includes sketch comedy, songs, and interaction aimed at teaching about healthy foods and the importance of being kind. Learn more about the show at This program is made possible by a Library Legacy Grant. Please fill out a survey on the Facebook event page after you enjoy it!

Facebook Live

Monday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Earth Day Storytime on Facebook

Join us for songs, stories, and amazing facts about our planet in a special storytime. Geared to kids of all ages and their caregivers. Premiering on Facebook at 10:00a.m., will be archived for later viewing at your convenience.

Facebook Premiere

Saturday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m.

STEM Mystery Bag Challenge on Zoom

For elementary-aged kids. What will be in your mystery bag? Using recyclables, odds & ends, scissors, and tape (all supplies provided), build something to solve the design challenge posed on a card in your bag. Each bag has a different challenge. Then, share your challenge and show and tell us about what you engineered to solve it on Zoom! Program limited to 16 kids (adults are welcome to attend alongside them!) Please register at and pick up your mystery bag at the children’s desk sometime between April 12 and April 20. This will give you time to construct your solution before the April 24 program!

Zoom Virtual Event

Saturday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m.

Emily Lloyd

Youth Services Librarian

Northfield Public Library

210 Washington St

Northfield, Minnesota 55057


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

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 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

Upcoming Events

Apr 12-16---Grades 3-5 Reading MCAs

Apr 19-23---Grades 3-5 Math MCAs

Apr 30---BBC Spirit Day (Hat & PJ Day)

May 4---Fifth Grade In-House River Bend Compass Course Field Trip

June 10---Last Day of School for Students

Bridgewater Elementary School

World-class Learning for Elementary Students Grades K-5 Bridgewater Elementary School, situated on a 14-acre campus just south of downtown Northfield, is a K-5 public school serving approximately 600 students. It serves the neighborhoods on Northfield's southern side, Dundas, and the rural area south of Highway 19 and west of Highway 246. Students benefit from an active Bridgewater Booster Club and many parent volunteers.

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.