Principal's News June 2018
It's the end of the another year!
Welcome Back Ms. Gray! Thank You Ms. Schadler
This year we are looking for support for our annual Field Day on Friday, June 8, 2018 (rain date Monday, June 11 - same times). We would like volunteers to help run stations and to help with clean up and set up. Parents/guardians are still welcome to attend to watch their child participate in field day. If you would like to volunteer AND watch your child participate, we suggest you volunteer for a time your child is NOT participating because you will not be able to rotate with them. You will be stationed at one activity. Also, one of the highlights of the day is the Opening Ceremonies. Please consider coming to watch the parade of students and staff out to the basketball court at 8:45am. The students gather to kick off the events!
Fifth grade students will be supporting the parents/guardians who are running the activity. As the parent/guardian volunteer, you will be in charge of giving the directions, organizing the students to get started, etc.
We very much appreciate your time and efforts in helping to make Field Day fun for everyone!
Sensory Stations at Bridge
In addition to the hallways, most classrooms are equipped with calming areas. The calming corner is a positive place that rewards students for keeping their emotions and behavior in check and using strategies so they can return to learning. The cozy corners often have bean bag chairs or comfy seating that is equipped with fidget tools such as glitter jars and coloring activities. Students can choose to access these materials when they need a break, when they can sense themselves being over stimulated, or at the request of the teacher. Students spend about 2-5 minutes calming their body so they are ready to learn and then rejoin the class activity.
We have also created spaces outside of the classroom, such as at the table near the Main Office, for students to take a break from class, to do their work in a quiet area, or receive small group instruction. The students will often spend 5-10 minutes completing their work in these areas and then return to class.
All of these additions are aimed at meeting the needs of all of our learners in a fun, supportive way. The students are eager to try the new sensory stations and learn how they might support them as learners.
Upcoming Events at Bridge-Come Join Us!
Grade 5 Graduation: June 21 10:00am-12:00 (following the hour long ceremony, the students will reenter the building for the annual clap-out, view a slideshow, and have a small celebration, seating opens at 9:30 am on the field, while the students will be under a tent, the visitors will not, wear sunscreen and bring water! A small tent will be provided for those visitors that need the shade.
Move Up Day: June 22 8:50am-9:20am (students visit a classroom and learn about what to expect in their next grade)
5th Grade vs Staff Kickball Game: June 22, 9:45am-11:45am (all students join us outside to cheer on the 5th graders and staff, send your child to school with water and apply sunscreen!)
Congratulations to Maggie and Maya!
They are proud to represent Bridge at the Destination Imagination competition! Way to go! Read more about the event here!
Congratulations to Alice Ma!
Alice recently earned 6th place nationally for the Kangaroo Math competition!
Welcome Back Ms Gray!
Ms. Gray returns from maternity leave on Monday June 4th. Thank you to Karen Marzioli who supported our ELL students as Ms. Schadler acted as Assistant Principal. Ms. Schadler will return to her position as ELL teacher on Monday.