Bridges Community School
Mark Your Calendars:
Nov. 25 - Read & Feed
Nov. 26-29 - No School
Dec. 2 - Bridges Middle School Meeting (Town Hall style) 7:00pm
Dec. 3 - Site Council Meeting
Dec. 4 - Picture Retake Day
Dec. 5 - 5th Grade Trip (Parent Meeting) 6:00pm
Dec. 5 - Bridges Middle School Meeting (Town Hall style) 7:00pm
Dec. 6 - BAC Movie Night - Bridges Gymnasium
Dec. 10 - Two Hour Late Start
Dec. 13 - North Mankato Taylor Library (3rd Grade)
Dec. 17 - Winter Music Performance (Grades 1/3/4) 1:00pm
Dec. 23-Jan. 1 - No School/Winter Break
Jan. 10 - North Mankato Taylor Library (3rd Grade)
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
Bridges: A Time for Giving
Toys for Tots recognizes all families who make a request no matter what holiday tradition they follow.
Please bring in a new, unwrapped toy or item for children birth through young adult. We will collect toys or monetary donations beginning December 2nd and running through December 18th.
Thank you for helping the families in our community.
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 email@example.comHead 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