Bridgewater Friday Update

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March 19, 2021

Spring Break

Spring Break is next week, March 22-28. There will be no school for students and staff, and the Bridgewater office will be closed. Monday, March 29th is a Teacher Workday, and the office will be open that day. Have a wonderful break and realize that memories are made by people and experiences. You don't need to spend tons of money to have fun with your family; just show up and make your time enjoyable!

Friendly Reminder about Covid

We are working hard to keep your children in school during this Pandemic. Please remember, if you have symptoms of Covid 19 and are being tested for Covid 19, please keep your child/children home until you receive the results of your test.

Youth Lacrosse Registration is Open!

Registration is open for the 2021 youth lacrosse season with the Northfield Lacrosse Association (NLA)! We offer a travel season for boys 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U; and girls 10U, 12U, 14U, and 18U starting in June through July/August. Our spring training season starts in late April. For more information go to

Try Lacrosse for Free for Grades 1 – 6!

We’ll be offering a Try Lacrosse for Free day at the Dundas Dome from 12 - 1 pm on Sunday, April 11 for girls and boys grades 1-6. No experience or gear needed. Covid waiver and face mask required. Come and give it a try!

Free Sunday Open Dome Time

Our regular free Sunday Open Dome times for girls (grades 1 – 12) and boys (grades 1 – 8) will continue to take place as scheduled for two more Sundays. If you need equipment (a stick and goggles) or more information, please contact us at The scheduled dates are:

· 3/8/21 6:00 – 7:00

· 4/11/21 7:00 – 8:00

NLA Parent Meeting

To kick off the season, we’ll be holding a parent’s meeting for registered players on Tuesday, April 14 at the Middle School Cafeteria:

· Boys’ lacrosse meeting will be from 6:00 – 7:00pm;

· Girls’ lacrosse meeting will be from 7:15 – 8:15pm.

Thank you!

Chris Walker

Northfield Youth Baseball (NYBA) In-House Registration

Baseball Registration NOW OPEN!

Register today through March 31st |

NYBA In-House Baseball is open to any child who is entering Kindergarten in the fall (age 5 by September 1st), all the way through the 8th grade.

T-Ball: currently enrolled in Pre-K (and/or age 5 by September 1st, 2020) and Kindergarten Futures: currently enrolled in Kindergarten (who have played T-ball before) and 1st grade Rookies: currently enrolled in 2nd and 3rd grade
Minors: currently enrolled in 4th and 5th grade

Tournament Teams: for 4th grade (10u) and 5th grade (11u). Please note that this registration has already closed for the 2021 season. If your player is signed up for a tournament team, they are automatically signed up for “Minors” league in-house baseball as well. Tournament team players will play in-house “Minors” league and participate in tournaments with their tournament team.

SMCBL: formerly “Majors” league, is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders looking for less of a drive/time obligation than on a 12u, 13u or 14u travel team. The league was created to give older players a more authentic feel without as much travel throughout the summer and on weekends. Games will still be played in neighboring communities, such as Lakeville and Farmington, as well as at Sechler Park. SMBCL players must sign up via “Travel” registration on our website.

Please visit our website for specific dates/times of each age level:

Library Programs for Spring Break

Virtual 40-LEGO Challenge: Let's Build on Zoom!

Wednesday, March 24, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

20 kids. 20 bags of 40 random LEGO bricks. Three challenges we’ll build and share live over Zoom. Let’s build, chat, and see how everyone tackles the same challenges with different bricks. Be prepared to describe what you build! To-go bags of LEGO available at the children’s desk starting March 15—you must register for and attend the March 24 program for a bag. Register online at, or in person at the children’s desk. LEGOs are sterilized and yours to keep. For elementary-aged kids. 20 spots available.

Virtual Puppet Show: Loon Song

Thursday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. on Facebook

Julie and Gustavo Boada return with another amazing puppet show! As the constellations move into their spring location, Grandfather Turtle waits with anticipation for the return of his beloved granddaughter, Loon. He remembers the Ojibwe stories he told her and some of the lessons they carry that he used to guild her as she matured. Told with hand and rod puppets, Loon’s Song touches on Ojibwe culture and loon biology. Premiering on Facebook at 10:00a.m.,

History of Dragons for Kids

Friday, March 26, 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Stories about dragons have been around for thousands of years, all around the world. Join us for a LIVE event where we’ll learn about the origins of these stories, and then create and decorate clay dragon eggs. Register online, pick up your supplies starting March 17, then join us live on Zoom to learn and create! This program is intended for ages 6 to 10.

Emily Lloyd

Youth Services Librarian

Northfield Public Library

210 Washington St

Northfield, Minnesota 55057


Upcoming Events

Mar 22-28---Spring Break

June 10---Last Day of School for Students

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 600 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 Bridgewater Booster Club 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.