Bridgewater Bear Tracks

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October 15, 2021

October Spirit Day

October's Spirit Day is hat and pajama day. Wear your favorite PJs or hats on Wednesday, October 20th! Please bring $1 if you choose to wear Pajamas or hat, $2 if wearing both. Money should be turned into the student's classroom teacher. 100% of all money collected will be evenly redistributed to teachers for the purchase of items needed in their classrooms.

No School Oct. 21-24

Oct. 21-24 is MEA Break with no school for students and staff.

Vision & Hearing Re-Screening

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45a9af22a7fdc70-hearing1


Date: Tuesday, 10/26/2021


Time: 8:00am - 11:30am


Thank you very much for volunteering!


~ Bridgewater Booster Club


IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT: Northfield Schools require that all volunteers complete a background check - here's the website... https://northfieldschools.org/schools/bridgewater-elementary/volunteer/

Traffic Changes Coming--Oct. 25th

The change is coming soon. In working with the City of Northfield, we will change the traffic pattern entering and exiting our school beginning on Oct. 25, 2021, which is right after the MEA break.


We will change the entrance to the school from Jefferson Parkway to Division Street (Highway 246) with traffic being one-way entering campus and exiting at Jefferson Parkway. This approach will allow us to double the number of vehicles that can be lined up on our school property instead of backing up onto Jefferson Parkway.


We are working on signage and preparing for the painting of arrows and lines. Eventually, we will need an entrance sign indicating the entrance to Bridgewater; we will start with a welcome banner in this location.


Here are the links from the City of Northfield of videos explaining the traffic flow change:

English— https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8IBpMmlLQE

Spanish— https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf9l3k9wx-g

Labeling Clothing

All outdoor clothing should be labeled with your child's name inside. This makes it easier for us to return it to them if they should lose it. We have many items in the lost and found, and some items are rather expensive.

Spirit Wear Order

Below is the flyer for Bridgewater and Raider gear. The deadline for ordering is Sunday, October 24th.

Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, Nov. 9th is Picture Retake Day in case your child was absent and missed Picture Day. I will send out the online link as soon as I receive it.

VFW Essay Contest

See the details below for the VFW Essay Contest with a chance to win $100 for your child's teacher to use in the classroom.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 19---5th Grade 5K @ 8:35 a.m.

Oct. 20---Hat & PJ Day

Oct. 21-24---MEA, No School for Students

Oct. 26---Vision & Hearing Re-screening

Nov. 8---Teacher Workday, No School for Students

Nov. 9---Picture Retake Day

Nov. 9---BBC Meeting 6:00-7:00 BW Media Center

Nov. 24-28---Thanksgiving Break, No School for Students and Staff

Dec. 10---4th Grade River Bend Visit for Waste Education

Dec. 14---BBC Meeting 6:00-7:00 BW Media Center

Dec. 23-Jan.2---Winter Break, No School for Students and Staff

Bridgewater Elementary School

World-class Learning for Elementary Students Grades K–5

Bridgewater Elementary School, situated on a 14-acre campus just south of downtown Northfield, is a K–5 public school serving approximately 550 students. It serves the neighborhoods on Northfield’s southern side,
Dundas, and the rural area south of Highway 19 and west of Highway 246. Students benefit from an active parent-teacher organization, Bridegwater Booster Club (BBC) and many parent volunteers.

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.