Bridgewater Friday Update
Bear Pride: Respect, Responsibility, Be Safe, Do Your Best
January 15, 2021
MLK Day Thoughts
This is a good time to think about others and what we can do to make their lives better. We truly cannot do something for someone else without getting some of the goodness on us. Please take the time to talk with your family about what you can do to serve others even if it is just the smallest of ways. Martin Luther King, Jr. has left an amazing legacy that centers around the value of people and speaking up for those who are less fortunate than we are.
A Note from Specials
Dear artists, scientists, athletes, and musicians,
IF you took home your Specials bag, please return it when we come back to school. Specials bags contained markers, crayons, glue, scissors, pencils, and an eraser. You will also need to bring back any other items you might have taken home for Specials such as your gym shoes, art sketchbook, and 4th and 5th grade science notebook. Please see Mrs. Hummel's note below about Music:
MUSIC NOTE: Students may keep all printed music materials previously sent home.
Mrs. Hummel will continue RECORDERS with 4th graders. 4th Grade students are asked to keep their recorder instruments and "Cool Tunes" packets at home until further notice. Students will practice reading notes, counting rhythms, and will also review fingerings during music classes - with the opportunity to play along with recorder videos at home through Schoology.
We miss you tons and THANK YOU for all your hard work in Specials!
Ms. Woodstrup, Mrs. Phenow, Mrs. Hummel, Mr. Mathison, and Mr. Bernhard
Milk is included in the price of a breakfast and lunch meal. Students who take milk only at meals will be charged $0.50 per carton. Extra milks are not allowed at this time. Please know that if your child is bringing lunch from home and ordering milk they will be charged $.50.
This information is available on the Child Nutrition District Website Page if you want more details.
Scholar Squad Tutoring
Free Reading & Math Tutoring from Scholar Squad
Let’s face it. COVID-19 has made everything challenging this year, especially learning. Reading Corps and Math Corps have launched a new initiative to help! Scholar Squad offers one-on-one, online tutoring for Minnesota students in PreK-8th grade, and it’s easy to get started.
Visit ScholarSquad.org to request help for your child. A literacy or math coach will be in touch to set up a time to learn more about your child and conduct a short screening. If the screening shows your child could use extra help to boost their skills, you’ll be matched with a tutor who will provide one-on-one practice and support.
Powered by AmeriCorps, tutoring is provided at no cost to families.
Tutorías de lectura y matemáticas gratuitas de Scholar Squad
Hay que aceptarlo. La COVID-19 ha hecho que todo sea un desafío este año, sobre todo el aprendizaje. ¡Reading Corps y Math Corps lanzaron una nueva iniciativa para ayudar! Scholar Squad ofrece tutorías individuales en línea a los estudiantes de Minnesota de PreK a 8.° grado, y es fácil comenzar.
Visite ScholarSquad.org y solicite ayuda para su hijo. Un experto se comunicará con usted para agendar una cita para saber más de su hijo y hacer una evaluación breve. Si la evaluación muestra que a su hijo le vendría bien una ayuda adicional para mejorar sus habilidades, le asignaremos un tutor que le dará apoyo y prácticas individuales.
Las tutorías, provistas por AmeriCorps, se ofrecen sin costo para las familias.
Returning to School In-Person
- Jan. 19: K-2 students return to school
- Jan. 27-28: Planning Days for Gr. 3-5 Teachers; no class for Gr. 3-5 students
- Feb. 1: Gr. 3-5 students return to school
- Childcare will still be offered Gr. 3-5 students until Feb. 1st
We will still be wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands frequently. Please let me know if you have questions.
Message from the Northfield Library
First Chapter Fridays, Fridays at noon (or any time afterwards), December 11-February 26, on Facebook and YouTube
For elementary-aged kids. Listen to the first few chapters of a recommended book and decide if you want to read more! While these are "videos", there will be nothing to see beyond the book's cover, author information, and available formats. Take some time to just close your eyes, listen, and discover a great new read. Recordings will be archived on facebook.com/northfieldpubliclibrary and on the library’s YouTube channel to listen to any time. We’re kicking things off with some of this year’s Maud Hart Lovelace nominees!
Thank you for considering!
Youth Services Librarian
Northfield Public Library
210 Washington St
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
Jan 18--Martin Luther King Day, No School for Students and Staff
Jan. 19---K-2 Students Return to School
Jan 27 & 28---Pivot Days for Gr. 3-5 Teachers; No School for Gr. 3-5 Students
Jan 29---Teacher Workday for Report Cards; No School for Students K-5
Feb. 1---Gr. 3-5 Students Return to School
Bridgewater Elementary School
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.