Bridgewater Friday Update
Bear Pride: Respect, Responsibility, Be Safe, Do Your Best
November 13, 2020
Please let us know right away if your child tests positive for Covid. This includes sending an email during the weekend or evening hours or calling the office during the school day. You are welcome to send the email directly to me, and I will take it from there. Please know that your child's name will remain confidential. This is not a blame or shame situation; we just want to keep everyone as safe as possible.
I too am working from home in quarantine since my college daughter tested positive for covid, and I spent the day with her helping with homework. She is recovering slowly, and I tested negative. I look forward to returning next week and am thankful to be healthy.
We are struggling to have enough staff to teach classes this week and moving into next week with so many staff members out in quarantine or testing positive. Everyone is hanging in there, but this is getting extremely challenging.
I am very sorry that we have to go to distance learning! I know this is challenging for you as parents as well. I wish the virus would go away, but I don't see this happening any time soon. Please know that we will help as much as we can.
Thank you for your understanding and patience!!
Meal Benefit Applications
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Penny Hillemann, Executive Director of Rice County Area United Way, recently shared that there are 900 Rice County children signed up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - FANTASTIC! She wants our help to sign up 100 more children - for a total of 1,000! - before Thanksgiving. I think we can do it!
Attached are brochures, and families can find more information from this website: Sign up for Imagination Library!
This amazing program gets free books into the hands of Rice County's youngest learners - mailed right to their home. Once a child is signed up, it takes about 6 weeks to 2 months to receive the first book, but then they come once per month until the child's 5th birthday.
Thanks so much for your help to spread the word about Dolly Parton's Imagination Library!
Registration forms are attached below.
Bridgewater Elementary School
The staff is intensely dedicated to offering a high quality, well-rounded education that strives to meet the specific needs of each student. We focus on empowering our students in their learning and building a solid foundation for their educational journeys.