Principal Beth N. Choquette, Bridge Street School
Bridge Street School
2 Parsons Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
413-587-1460 (phone) 413-587-1484 (fax)
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A Message from Principal Choquette 9/13/19
Happy Friday, I hope you all had a wonderful week. I'd like to begin with thanking the PTO for the welcome back picnic on Wednesday evening. It was so nice to see so many of you there. I hope that you were able to meet new people and had a chance to enjoy time together as a school community. Also, thank you to the PTO for hosting our first family dinner last night. On behalf of myself and the staff at Bridge Street School, we appreciate all that you do for our school.
Our buses arrivals and departures are getting slightly better. Yesterday they were at the school by 3:17 p.m. Ideally we'd like them at school between 3:00 and 3:10, and I know the district is working hard to resolve the problems.
Now that we have had the breakfast program for a few weeks and have had to figure out breakfast for celebration days as well as inclement weather days, we are going to move to have one K-5 celebration a month. For as much as I love have 3 celebrations a month, I think moving to 1 a month will make breakfast easier. Also, starting Monday, we will have a separate line outside in the morning for students who don't want breakfast. We will have that line enter first. Students who will not be having breakfast should form a line along the left wall (when looking at the building from the playground) next to the playground doors. Please go over the breakfast menu with your children so they know what is for breakfast prior to coming to school in the morning.
Next week we will have a 4 day week due to the professional development day on Wednesday.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Don't forget to wear your BSS gear or blue and white on celebration days to show your school spirit!
Walking School Bus (WSB)
The Bridge Street Walking School Bus is running again this year! For those of you unfamiliar with the WSB, it is the equivalent of a motorized school bus--drivers, students, and a defined route with scheduled stops--but it all runs on foot power!
We are excited to announce that in addition to the existing Sheldon Field route that starts at the Route 9 commuter lot and walks up Bridge Street to the school, we now have a WSB that starts at the Lumber Yard homes on Pleasant Street, walks up Williams Street to Pomeroy Terrace, and ends at the school! Both routes run each and every morning during the school year, rain/snow or shine! The Sheldon Field WSB departs from the commuter lot at 8:25 a.m. and the Lumber Yard WSB departs from the outdoor courtyard at the Lumber Yard homes at 8:10 a.m. There is no sign up required--just show up at one of the WSB stops and hop on the bus!
**THE WSB NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS FOR BOTH ROUTES!! Drivers can work as few or as many mornings as their schedule allows, or can act as a substitute driver. Please contact Stephanie if you are interested in becoming a WSB driver**
Please make sure you have turned in all of the forms that went home with students at the start of the school-year. It is especially important that we have the emergency contacts and information for each child as well as the other documents that needed to be signed and returned.
Also, the late bell rings at 8:50 a.m. If you arrive after 8:50 a.m. you must check-in at the office to ensure that your child is not marked absent and that they get a lunch. Students will get a tardy slip from the office to give to their classroom teacher.
Lost and found: Lost and found is located outside of the cafeteria. Please check it the next time you are in the building. There are already clothes and water bottles piling up down there. There were many articles of clothing left from the welcome back picnic.
September 17th: 1st Grade Family Dinner 5:30-7:00 p.m. BSS Cafeteria
September 18th: No School-Teacher Professional Development
September 19th: 2nd Grade Family Dinner 5:30-7:00 p.m. BSS Cafeteria
September 24th: 3rd Grade Family Dinner 5:30-7:00 p.m. BSS Cafeteria
September 25th: 4th and 5th Grade Family Dinner 5:30-7:00 p.m. BSS Cafeteria
October 2nd: Open House BSS 6:00-7:30 p.m.
October 16th: Picture Day