Principal's Weekly

Principal Beth N. Choquette, Bridge Street School

Bridge Street School

2 Parsons Street

Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

413-587-1460 (phone) 413-587-1484 (fax)

Beth N. Choquette, Principal

Elizabeth Peterson, Administrative Assistant

Nicole Soutra, Senior Clerk

Nora DeJasu, Head Teacher

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A Message from Principal Choquette 1/3/20

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a peaceful winter break and were able to enjoy time with your family and friends. This was the first time in 14 years that I took the full vacation, I typically work but felt that I needed to take the time to get ready for the rest of the school year and to get ready for the final couple of months of dissertation writing. It was wonderful to see all of the children yesterday. I missed them over the break and am happy to be back with them.

Starting this month, every other week, the breakfast menu will include a breakfast parfait of yogurt and Cheerios. Students may choose to eat the Cheerios as cereal rather than as a parfait.

We will be having celebration on Monday, January 6th. Second grade music classes will be presenting. I will also be reviewing bus safety at this celebration. It is always a good time of year to remind students of the importance of being safe and following the expectations for behavior and safety on the bus.

Due to his election to the School Committee, Roni Gold will be stepping down from the Bridge Street School Council. I would like to thank Roni for his years of service to the council. He has been a valued member and will be missed. Nominations are now open for the school council. Below is an attached nomination form (Call for Nominations) in both English and Spanish. Please feel free to nominate a BSS caregiver or yourself. Please return all nomination forms to the main office no later than January 10th.

As we begin the start of another year, I'd like to wish you all a wonderful year filled with peace, good health, friendship, and love. Let's continue to work at being kind to each other and to those around us and teaching our children the value of being inclusive and welcoming to all, in our school-in our community-and around the world.

Happy New Year!

Kindergarten Information Night 1/15/20

Spread the word to any families you may know who have students who will be entering kindergarten next year. The BSS Kindergarten information night is scheduled for Jan. 15, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the BSS library.

K-5 Celebration

Our next K-5 Celebration will be on Monday, January 6th at 9:00 a.m. 2nd grade music classes will be presenting.

Lost and Found

The lost and found is overflowing and we will be taking all coats, snow pants, and boots and putting them in our lending area for students to use during recess. Everything else will be donated. We are looking to clean it out next week. Please come take a look. Our lost and found is located outside of the cafeteria.

Important Dates

January 6th: Celebration-2nd grade music classes presenting 9:00 a.m. Cafeteria

January 14th: PTO Meeting 3:15-4:15 p.m. Library

January 15th: Kindergarten Information Night 6:30-7:30 p.m. Library

January 17th: No School-Teacher Work Day

January 20th: No School-MLK Jr. Day

Dean's Beans

Love coffee? Love BSS?

Then order your coffee through the BSS PTO Coffee Fundraising Program!

It's simple. Follow this link to the form ( to order your favorite caffeinated or decaffeinated beverage, hot chocolate, candies, or coffee swag. You can order weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or just one time. Coffee will be delivered to BSS each week for pick up.

Amazing, right!? So, let's do it! If just 25 families order one bag of coffee each week we will raise $4,000 for BSS!

Please contact Jonathan Brody if you have any questions: 413-320-9259 or