Principal's News May 2018

Meg Colella

What's Happening at Bridge This Month?

Spring is finally here! The staff and students are looking forward to utilizing the outdoor classroom for various lessons, and visiting the Bridge Garden during writing, science, and reading time. Mrs. Murray has been working hard with the students and staff to add a splash of color to the outdoor classroom with hand painted rocks. We look forward to meeting our new kindergarten students during Kindergarten Screening on May 14, 15, and 16th.

The staff has been assisting me in interviewing candidates for our open grade 2, 3, and 5 positions for next year. The process entails both an interview as well as a classroom observation of their teaching. We have moved forward three candidates and are excited for them to join the Bridge team next year. Below is a list of the teachers for each grade level for the 2018/2019 school year. Please know that class placement is underway. Thank you for your input through the parent/guardian placement forms. This year, we are moving to an electronic summer mailing. I will send detailed information to you regarding this new format in June.
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Bus Registration

All bus riders must register for the bus every year. If your child is in grade K - 6 and you live more than two miles from school, your child is eligible for town paid bus service. Registrations are still necessary.

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Literacy Night Rescheduled Update

Join us in your jammies for a night of literacy! Bring a book for our book swap!

All K-5 Students welcome from 5:30-8pm.

May 31, 2018

*This is a rescheduled event*

Project ACES

Project ACES began back in 1989 by Physical Education Teacher Len Saunders, of New Jersey. Len wanted to get one school in every state to exercise at the same time on a specific day in May to motivate his physical education classes to exercise. Project ACES aims to educate children about the importance of lifelong fitness. Bridge will be participate on May 18th at 9:00am! There will be a special guest performance by Bridge Flash Mob dancers! All parents/guardians are invited to attend and observe this wonderful activity. We suggest you stand on the hill behind the building as we utilize much of the hardtop in the back playground area.

Congrats Brandon!

Brandon Xie's drawing of “hawksbill sea turtle” got highest points out of all contestants from grade K-12 across nation and won the grand prize of 2018 endangered species art contest! Way to go Brandon!

3rd place winners of the state chess tournament grades K-3

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Lexington Book Talk

Katherine Reynolds Lewis, a Washington-based author and journalist, will speak on her new book, The Good News About Bad Behavior, at 7 pm, Wednesday May 2, at Cary Memorial Library (1874 Mass Ave). The talk is sponsored by the Lexington Community Coalition, and is free and open to the public.

Anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicide among America’s children are rising to epidemic levels. One in two six-year olds today will be diagnosed with a mood or behavioral disorder by age eighteen. Lewis first addressed this issue in Mother Jones Magazine in 2015. Her article went viral - viewed nearly six million times. She has spent the years since then criss-crossing the county, interviewing scientists, practitioners, teachers and families. In The Good News About Bad Behavior, she explains what is is happening, and lays out science-based and road-tested tools that schools and families are already using to help our kids.

The author will also speak on May 1, in the Acton Discovery Museum speaker series. The May 1 event is full, but a wait list is available at