Bridges Community School
Mark Your Calendars:
Oct. 26 - North Mankato Taylor Library (3rd Grade)
Oct. 29 - Stuff A Truck Donations Begin
Oct. 29 - BAC Exec Meeting 6:00PM
Nov. 2 - No School/Teacher Prep Day
Nov. 5 - Minnesota Timberwolves Read to Achieve Challenge Begins
Nov. 8 - Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (3rd Grade)
Nov. 8 - Parent/Teacher Conferences and Book Fair 3:30-8:30
Nov. 12 - BAC Meeting 6:00pm (Bridges Media Center)
Nov. 13 - Two Hour Late Start
Nov. 13 - Parent/Teacher Conferences and Book Fair 3:30-8:30
Nov. 15 - Last Day for Stuff-A-Truck Donations
Nov. 15 - Parent/Teacher Conferences and Book Fair 3:30-7:30
Nov. 16 - North Mankato Taylor Library (3rd Grade)
Nov. 19 - Read and Feed
Nov. 19 - Winter Weather Safety (3rd Grade)
Nov. 20-Nov. 23 - No School / Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 28 - Guthrie/A Christmas Carol (5th Grade)
Nov. 30 - Bridges Movie Night
Dec. 2 - Minnesota Timberwolves Read to Achieve Challenge Ends
Dec. 11 - Two Hour Late Start
Fall Conferences and Book Fair
Thursday, November 8th 3:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, November 13th 3:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday, November 15th 3:30pm-7:30pm
You can sign sign up for conferences by clicking here.
Or, you can go to https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Bridges_Community_School to sign up for a conference time with your child's teacher.
*Please only sign up for one conference time per student/family.
Bridges Book Fair
The Book Fair will be held in the Gymnasium on the stage during conference hours. The Book Fair will close at 7:00pm on Thursday, November 15th. Please stop by and visit the Book Fair!
Rain Days and Below Zero Days
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.
Flu Information for Families - provides influenza information
Weather Related Information - includes details on where to find out about weather related closings and late starts
The class with the most tickets wins a traveling trophy for their class.
Let's have fun filling the Mankato Area Food Shelf!
Contest begins Monday, October 29th and ends Thursday, November 15th.
This is our first community service project of the year.
Canned vegetables, shampoo, baby formula and food, pasta, cereal, laundry detergent, baking supplies, cleaning supplies, peanut butter, non perishables.
Minnesota Timberwolves Read to Achieve Challenge
December 2nd will be rewarded with a Timberwolves prize package.
More information will be sent home in the Tuesday folder on October 30th.
From the School Counselor, Mrs. Olivo
This month the focus in my classroom lessons has been respect and diversity (that all people have value and matter). In each class we have discussed that as people we are the same and different (how we look, things we like and don't like, where we live, who is in our family and what we can do), and that we all deserve to be respected.
In Kindergarten, we were able to create self-portraits that showed what makes us unique. In First Grade, we illustrated pages to our own class book that shows how we are similar to and different from each other. In Second Grade, we drew pictures to show that how our differences can make us better together. Third Grade classes used critical thinking skills to decipher if situations are respectful or disrespectful. In Fourth Grade, we watched The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss and committed to at least one way we can respect others. Finally, in our Fifth Grade class we showed appreciation for classmates that are different from us by complimenting each of our classmates.
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
Late Start 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.org
Head 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.
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
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