Bridges Community School
Mark Your Calendars
Nov. 30 - Santa's Little Helpers Collection Ends
Nov. 30 - Bridges Movie Night
Dec. 1 - Santa's Little Helpers Shopping Day - Located at New Creation World Outreach Church
Dec. 2 - Minnesota Timberwolves Read to Achieve Challenge Ends
Dec. 11 - Two Hour Late Start
Dec. 11 - Site Council Meeting
Dec. 13 - Art Informances / Come and create with your child
Dec. 14 - North Mankato Taylor Library (3rd Grade)
Dec. 17 - 5th Grade Parent Meeting
Dec. 24-Jan. 1 - No School / Winter Break
Jan 7. - BAC Meeting
Jan. 8 - Two Hour Late Start
Jan. 8 - Site Council Meeting
Bridges: Time for Giving
Parents and students can sign up for a shift to assist with the shopping and wrapping on December 1st at New Creation World Outreach Church. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure they know you are a Bridges Volunteer.
Thank you for helping the families in our community.
From the School Counselor, Mrs. Olivo
This month the focus in my classroom lessons has been conflict resolution and how we solve problems. In each class we discussed what a problem is, and things we can do to be "super problem solvers".
In Kindergarten and First Grade we talked about the difference between tattling and reporting and what kids can do with kid-sized problems (tell the person to stop, ignore them or walk away). In Second, Third and Fourth Grade we talked about the problem-solving process STEP (Say the Problem, Think of Solutions, Explore Consequences and Pick the Best Solution). In each grade we practiced deciding what solutions fit best with what problems. In Fifth Grade we had an escape room themed lesson where students had to solve conflict resolution puzzles to "escape" from the classroom. In each grade we talked about reporting to a trusted adult right away when someone is hurt or in danger, or if you try to solve a problem three times and it doesn't work.
As a reminder for parents, I work at Bridges on Mondays, Wednesdays and every other Friday. If you need to contact me, please either email me at email@example.com or call me at my Bridges office at 507-207-5238. Thanks! Annika Olivo
Rain Days and Below Zero Days
Students should enter door 2 on rainy days and below zero days in the morning between 7:45-8:00. They can go to the auditorium where they will have staff supervision until time for school to begin. The main entrance, door 1, will be opened at 8:00a.m.
Students will remain in their rooms on rainy days and below zero days until 2:40 pick up. Parents should pick up their children in their classrooms at the end of the day. Bus students will be excused when buses arrive and ACES will be excused at 2:40.
Students will have indoor breaks and recess on rainy days and below zero days.
Illness and Attendance
If your child has had a fever or has been vomiting, we ask that you keep them home 24 hours after symptoms are gone without medication. Please call the school office attendance line: 207-5204 if your child is ill or has a doctor's appointment and will be in after. Please contact the school office if your child will be out of school or late for any reason. If you let your child’s teacher know through email, please email Tammy Hayes as well at firstname.lastname@example.orgHead Lice: Please report so the office is aware of it. District Policy states parents are notified if three cases are in one classroom. A request to treat is made by the school nurse. Parents are not mandated to pull their child from school for treatment but it will be advised.
Late Start Days
Parents are welcome to eat lunch at any time. Please let the office know by 9:00a.m. on the day that you plan to eat. Lunch for parents and visitors is $3.75. We do not have any cash in the office so please bring correct change. Parents and siblings may not use student pin numbers.
School lunch times:
Kindergarten - Lunch 11:00-11:20 Recess - 11:20-11:40
First Grade - Lunch 11:30-11:50 Recess - 11:50-12:10
Second Grade - Lunch 11:15-11:35 Recess - 11:35-11:55
Third Grade - Lunch 11:45-12:05 Recess - 12:05-12:25
Fourth Grade - Recess 11:40-12:00 Lunch - 12:00-12:20
Fifth Grade - Recess 11:50-12:10 Lunch - 12:10-12:30
Community Group and All School Meeting
Bridges Community School
320 Garfield Avenue, North Mankato
Phone: 507-387-2800 / Fax: 507-387-3143
Lead Teacher: Robin Courrier
Secretary: Amanda Robinson
Nurse: Tammy Hayes