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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Translation of the Principal's Weekly

Just a reminder that the website I use to create my weekly newsletters, now has translation in many different languages. Here are the steps to have it translated:

At the top of the weekly email, there's a link that reads "View it in your browser," click that and it takes you to the post on a webpage.

Scroll to the bottom where there's a black menu bar and pick the option that says "Translate."

Select the language you would like it translated in and it will then translate it on the webpage.

A Message From Principal Choquette 1/4/19

I'd like to start by wishing you all a very happy new year! I hope that this coming year fills you with joy, good health, and happiness. It has been wonderful to see all of our students again. I hope they all enjoyed their time off.

As you know, it was a really hard start to the new year at BSS. I am happy to announce that our crossing guard, Audrey, is home and recovering. I was able to speak with her yesterday and she was in good spirits and wanted to be sure that I let everyone know that she is okay. She is so appreciative of the caring and supportive community here at BSS. We have delivered cards from the kids to her and the staff will be sending something as well. If you are interested in sending something please reach out to the PTO.

Yesterday you all received a letter regarding the deaths at Village Hill. We have reassured the students and staff that they are all safe and that we are all here together to help support each other with any worries or concerns they may be having. I am grateful to be part of such a caring and supportive community. If your child is expressing worries or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Florence Savings Bank

Every year Florence Savings Bank gives out $100,000 to local non-profit organizations. Their Customers' Choice Community Grants program has been a wonderful opportunity for many places, including Bridge Street School, to receive money to help our school. In order to receive money, Florence Savings Bank customers can either go to the bank or go online and vote for Bridge Street School. The more votes, the more money. Everyone who has an account can vote, including kids who have accounts. So, if you are a Florence Savings Bank customer, please vote for Bridge Street School! Here is the link: . Please spread the word to your family and friends who are customers of Florence Savings Bank. Thank you for voting for BSS and thank you for supporting our school!

Celebration- New Day!

It is that time of year where we switch the day of our celebrations. They will now be on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Our next celebration will be on January 10th. Mrs. Flaherty will be presenting with her 2nd grade students.


The next PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8th at 3:15 p.m. Childcare will be provided and David Cantler, technology integration specialist at BSS, will be the special guest. Hope you can all join us.

Benchmark Assessments

All students K-5 have begun taking their winter benchmark assessments in Literacy and Math. If you have any questions about the assessments please feel free to reach out to your child's classroom teacher.

Parent Cafe Series

Please see attached flyer for the Early Childhood Parent Cafe Series. The dates are January 10th, 17th, and 24th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Bridge Street School. I've attached the flyer below.

Important Dates

1/8/19 PTO Meeting 3:15 p.m.

1/10/19 K-5 Celebration 9:00 a.m.

1/21/19 No School, MLK Jr. Day

1/25/19 No School, Teacher Work Day