Wildcat News

May 12, 2023

Principal Message/Mensaje del director


First and foremost, I would like to thank all the community members who contributed to all the acts of kindness and appreciation directed towards staff this week. The gestures were heart felt and deeply appreciated by the staff here at Bridger.

If you have a moment, stop by to check out the beautiful mural supported by the Bridger PTA, to commemorate the wonderful Bridger community.

As we approach the final weeks of school, we have a lot of important events planned to celebrate our learning this year and start our planning for the year ahead. Please read below about upcoming community events.

I also would like to give a huge shoutout to Chi, a Bridger parent, who shared his story and the art of Tai Chi with Bridger students in honor of AAPI month. Thank you Chi!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Dr. Kristy Mize


En primer lugar, me gustaría agradecer a todos los miembros de la comunidad que contribuyeron con todos los actos de bondad y aprecio dirigidos al personal esta semana. Los gestos fueron sinceros y profundamente apreciados por el personal aquí en Bridger.

Si tiene un momento, pase a ver el hermoso mural apoyado por la PTA de Bridger, para conmemorar la maravillosa comunidad de Bridger.

A medida que nos acercamos a las últimas semanas de clases, tenemos muchos eventos importantes planeados para celebrar nuestro aprendizaje este año y comenzar nuestra planificación para el año que viene. Lea a continuación sobre los próximos eventos comunitarios.

También me gustaría agradecer enormemente a Chi, un padre de Bridger, quien compartió su historia y el arte del Tai Chi con los estudiantes de Bridger en honor al mes de AAPI. ¡Gracias Chi!

¡Tener un fin de semana maravilloso!


Dra. Kristy Mize

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Spring Fun at Bridger

Let’s celebrate our beautiful Bridger community this Spring! Below are the exciting events for the rest of the year, come have some fun and as always, we would love any interested volunteers to make it happen.

Evening Events

  • Bridger Blast: Saturday, May 13th 10:00-1:00

  • PTA Meeting: Wednesday, May 17th 6:30-8:00

  • Mural Celebration Day: Friday, May 19th 3:00-6:00

  • Talent Show Audition (3rd -5th grade): Tuesday, May 22nd at 3:15

  • 5th Grade Promotion Celebration: Thursday, June 8th 6:00-7:30

School Day Events

  • Author Visit by Vera Ahiyya: Friday, June 2nd

  • Talent Show (3rd-5th grade): Wednesday, June 7th @1:30

  • Student/ Staff Soccer Game: Friday, June 9th (right after school)

  • Field Day: Monday, June 12th

  • Last Day of School Ice Cream Social: Wednesday, June 14th

**All events are sponsored by the PTA with the exception of the community building event on Thursday, May 11th, the students/staff soccer game and field day.

Diversión primaveral en Bridger

¡Celebremos nuestra hermosa comunidad de Bridger esta primavera! A continuación se encuentran los emocionantes eventos para el resto del año, venga a divertirse y, como siempre, nos encantaría que cualquier voluntario interesado lo haga posible.

Eventos nocturnos

  • Bridger Blast: Sábado, 13 de mayo 10:00-1:00

  • Reunión de la PTA: miércoles, 17 de mayo 6:30-8:00

  • Día de celebración del mural: viernes 19 de mayo de 3:00 a 6:00

  • Audición para el Show de Talento (3 ro -5 to grado): Martes 22 de mayo a las 3:15

  • Celebración de Promoción de 5to Grado : Jueves , 8 de Junio ​​6:00-7:30

Eventos del día escolar

  • Visita del autor de Vera Ahiyya : viernes 2 de junio

  • Espectáculo de talentos (grados 3 a 5 ) : miércoles 7 de junio a la 1:30

  • Juego de fútbol para estudiantes y personal: viernes 9 de junio (después de la escuela)

  • Día de campo: lunes 12 de junio

  • Evento de helados del último día de clases: miércoles 14 de junio

**Todos los eventos son patrocinados por la PTA con la excepción del evento de construcción de la comunidad el jueves 11 de mayo, el partido de fútbol de estudiantes/personal y el día de campo.

Library News

News From The Bridger Library!

Greetings from Library Land here at Bridger. As we come towards the end of this amazing school year there are a few dates to note.

Wednesday May 17 is the last day for student check out this school year.

Friday June 2nd is the final due date for all library materials to be returned.

It is with great joy that we are bringing back the

Children’s Book Bank FREE Book Fair June 5-7

all students will have an opportunity to pick out several FREE books during their scheduled library times those days.

Also on the front of the stage are many boxes of books that need to find new forever homes. Please stop by as you are able and take books! These boxes will be available throughout the rest of the school year and during all evening events.

As always if you have questions or concerns please reach out to myself,

Ms Jamsgard bjamsgard@pps.net or Ms Nowak cnowak@pps.net

June 2nd Author Visit!

Bridger Welcomes Vera Ahiyya!!!

You can buy her books locally from Third Eye Bookstore.

Please use the links below to order books in advance:



You Have a Voice


The books will not be available in store however we will use our direct to home shipping service to ship the books directly to customers.

There will be an opportunity for students to get their books signed at the visit.

Kindergarten Sneak Peek Event

Dear Kindergarten Families,

Welcome to Kindergarten!

We would like to invite you and your child to drop by our Connect to Kindergarten “Sneak Peek” on Wednesday, May 31st, anytime from 4:30-5:30pm. This optional, outdoor event is an opportunity for you and your child to say hi to our Kindergarten team, take a peek at our school garden and maybe meet a new friend!

Where: We’ll be outside on the south side of our school, near the water garden.

When: Come anytime between 4:30 - 5:30pm, plan to stay for about 15 minutes.

What: We’ll offer a scavenger hunt card inviting you and your child to do things like say hi to the Kindergarten teachers and other school adults and explore the school garden.

We look forward to meeting you and your child!


Christi Braun, Kindergarten Teacher

Lauren Wahl-Stephens, Kindergarten Teacher

Karen Hadley, Kindergarten Educational Assistant

5th Grade Promotion

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Public Student Roster

Dear Bridger, CSS, Lent, & Marysville families,

Build community with your new school over the summer and next year! Sign-up below to include your student's information in a Public Student Roster.

All families who sign-up will be emailed a copy of the Public Student Roster before this summer. You will be able to keep up with friends, set-up playdates with families of your new school, or whatever else you can dream up to get to know your new school community.

Select the link below that corresponds to your student's school for Fall 2023:

Bridger CSS :: https://forms.gle/4XGasW4kfpvyCMz68

Lent :: https://forms.gle/2JGkx72awQKDqueRA

Marysville :: https://forms.gle/3D9tH6eiVrHXeCWo9

Please note: Including your contact information is voluntary and will be available to anyone else who signs up (Contact info should be used for personal use only). The deadline to participate is May 31st, 2023.


Estimadas familias de Bridger, CSS, Lent y Marysville,
¡Construya una comunidad con su nueva escuela durante el verano y el próximo año! Regístrese a continuación para incluir la información de su estudiante en una lista pública de estudiantes.
Todas las familias que se inscriban recibirán por correo electrónico una copia de la lista pública de estudiantes antes de este verano. Podrás mantenerte al día con tus amigos, organizar citas para jugar con las familias de tu nueva escuela o cualquier otra cosa que puedas soñar para conocer tu nueva comunidad escolar.

Seleccione el enlace a continuación que corresponda a la escuela de su estudiante para el otoño de 2023:

Bridger CSS :: https://forms.gle/4XGasW4kfpvyCMz68

Lent :: https://forms.gle/2JGkx72awQKDqueRA

Marysville :: https://forms.gle/3D9tH6eiVrHXeCWo9

Tenga en cuenta: incluir su información de contacto es voluntario y estará disponible para cualquier otra persona que se registre (la información de contacto debe usarse solo para uso personal). La fecha límite para participar es el 31 de mayo de 2023.

PTA News

BRIDGER BLAST!! On May 13 we will be having a fun filled game day for the whole family. It's our capstone party for the whole school, and without volunteers it can't happen.We will have field games, a bake sale to raise money for an epic ice cream social on the last day of school and a place for kids to sell their crafts and wares! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ACAA28A3FAC43-bridger2

Come help the kids make art to celebrate their time at Bridger and explore their thoughts and feelings about the upcoming transition. The art is being made with each class the weeks of May 15th and May 22nd. Please review the available slots at the link below and click on the button to sign up. Some spots are for multiple classes and some are just for one. Teachers are listed next to each time slot if you are hoping to sign up for a particular class. Special thanks to Mrs. Archer and Hannah of Free Arts NW for volunteering their time to help make this possible. And thank you to all for volunteering! Feel free to contact Kit at kit_murray@hotmail.com with questions.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0944A8AE2CA5FBC52-transition

Thank you for helping make this a fantastic ending to a great year!

Bridger CSS Summer Dates

Dear Bridger and CSS families,

What an exciting time! Our two schools are becoming one and we have many wonderful things to look forward to as a combined community!

We are modifying a much-loved Creative Science School tradition to this year host informal Summer Get-Togethers as a way for students and families to socialize and continue building community.

Summer Get-Togethers offer an opportunity for:

  • Incoming students to meet others that might be in their class next year and to begin building connections and fostering a sense of community.

  • Families to get to know one another and celebrate our changing, growing community.

  • Families to ask questions about our school: the culture, storyline, constructivism, the PTA, what the food in the cafeteria is like…. You know, all the random questions you wondered about but weren’t sure who to ask before your child started school, (especially if your student is just beginning school).

Linked HERE you will find a spreadsheet with the dates, times, locations and details of the Summer Get-Togethers. Two will be focused on younger students, and one will have a mid-level focus, but all Bridger CSS students and families are welcome and encouraged to attend any and all. Our kick-off Summer Get-Together will be at the Bridger playground as an evening BYO Picnic!

We are looking for two volunteer hosts for each Summer Get-Together. Ideally, we’d have one host coming from CSS and one host coming from Bridger for each date. Your role as a host is simply to welcome families, informally facilitate introductions and answer any questions that may come up about our upcoming school year. Anyone can sign-up to host! Get-Togethers generally run about 1.5 hours. To host one of the Summer Get-Togethers, just enter your name and contact information onto the spreadsheet, show up on your date to the park you selected, and have fun!

Even if you can’t host a get-together, please mark your calendars and plan to attend as your summer schedule allows. These are always a fun way to stay connected and will build new memories with our growing, changing Bridger CSS community.

Bridger Transition Art

Come help the kids make art to help them celebrate their time at Bridger and explore their thoughts and feelings about the upcoming transition. The art is being made with each class the weeks of May 15th and May 22nd. Please review the available slots at the link below and click on the button to sign up. Some spots are for multiple classes and some are just for one. Reminder that a Volunteer Background Check must be current. Teachers are listed next to each time slot if you are hoping to sign up for a particular class. Special thanks to Mrs. Archer and Hannah of Free Arts NW for volunteering their time to help make this possible. And thank you to all for volunteering! Feel free to contact Kit at kit_murray@hotmail.com with questions.


Venga a ayudar a los niños a hacer arte para ayudarlos a celebrar su tiempo en Bridger y explore sus pensamientos y sentimientos sobre la próxima transición. El arte se está haciendo con cada clase las semanas del 15 y 22 de mayo. Revise los espacios disponibles en el siguiente enlace y haga clic en el botón para registrarse. Algunos lugares son para varias clases y otros son solo para una. Recordatorio de que una Verificación de Antecedentes de Voluntarios debe estar al día. Los maestros se enumeran al lado de cada intervalo de tiempo si desea inscribirse en una clase en particular. Un agradecimiento especial a la Sra. Archer y Hannah de Free Arts NW por ofrecer su tiempo como voluntarios para ayudar a que esto sea posible. ¡Y gracias a todos por el voluntariado! No dude en ponerse en contacto con Kit en kit_murray@hotmail.com si tiene preguntas.


SUN News

Hello Bridger families!

SUN School

The Bridger SUN community school is a place and support hub where schools and communities work together to support the success of children and families and provide a comprehensive array of services. The SUN program leads to educational success and family self-sufficiency through an integrated network of social and support services for youth, families, and community members. We are known for providing free enrichment and academic extended-day learning opportunities for students, as well as providing families support to various resources in the community.

To be connected to our Family Resource Navigator for support, please complete the following GoogleForm:

Bridger Family Assistance Sign Up

SUN Contact Information:

Cindy Ku Jimenez - marisol@latnet.org / 503-729-8821

Danette Pelayo - danette@latnet.org

¡Hola familias de Bridger!

Escuela de SUN

La escuela comunitaria de Bridger SUN es un lugar y un centro de apoyo donde las escuelas y las comunidades trabajan juntas para apoyar el éxito de los niños y las familias y brindar una matriz completa de servicios. El programa SUN conduce al éxito educativo y la autosuficiencia familiar a través de una red integrada de servicios sociales y de apoyo para jóvenes, familias y miembros de la comunidad. Somos conocidos por brindar oportunidades gratuitas de enriquecimiento y aprendizaje académico de día extendido para los estudiantes, así como brindar apoyo a las familias a varios recursos en la comunidad.

Para conectarse con nuestra navegadora de recursos familiares para recibir asistencia, complete el siguiente formulario de Google:

Registro para asistencia para familias de Bridger

Información de Contacto de SUN:

Cindy Ku Jimenez - marisol@latnet.org / 503-729-8821

Danette Pelayo - danette@latnet.org