Bridges Breeze

Friday, January 13, 2023

A Message from Mrs. Rittmiller

Greetings Families,


You are enough.

You have influence.

You are a genius.

You have a contribution to make.

You have a gift others need.

You are the change.

Your actions define your impact.

You Matter.


by Angela Maiers

Each Tuesday we take time to recognize students! Each child at Bridges Matters and will be in the limelight before the school year is over! We recognize students in the classroom, office and make a special call home. Thank you students for being unique, special and going out of your way to share your kindness and talents!

Working together,

Jody Rittmiller, Principal

YOU MATTER! January 10

Thanks for supporting Back-Pack Foods and Climb to Feed Kids - HAT DAY!

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Pick up after School

Please remember to leave the bus lanes open for the buses to get in and out easily. Parents, please park in front of the buses or behind them and leave the space on the road between our two exit doors free of cars. We will try to have cones out as well with the lanes hard to see with all the snow.
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How do we know if it is a 2 hour late start or a snow day?

  • District information line at 507-386-4777

  • District website

  • Television: WCCO (Ch 4), KSTP (Ch 5), FOX (Ch 9), KARE (Ch 11), KEYC (Ch 12)

  • Radio: KMSU (89.7 FM), KXLP (94.1 FM), KDOG (96.7 FM), KEEZ (99.1 FM), KXAC (100.5 FM), KRRW (101.5), KYSM (103.5 FM), WCCO (830 AM), KTOE (1420 AM)

Science Fair - Grades 3-5 - March 1

Many students are busy working on their projects. If you haven't shared your topic idea, please share it with your classroom teacher or the office staff.

This week, try to complete your purpose and hypothesis steps in your packet.

*The timeline is just to help you continue to make progress and to be prepared for the science fair. We will not be collecting packets.

Winter Gear

The snow is here! Our Bridges students go outside 2-3 times per day. Please send all snow clothes (boots, coats, snow pants, hats and mittens daily). If you have any snow clothes that are too small and you would be willing to donate, we are in need of warm mittens, snowpants and winter coats.

Job Opportunities at Bridges - Join our Bridges Bears!

Bridges is currently looking for amazing people to join our family! Here are the current openings:

Lunchroom/Playground Supervisor: Looking for a great way to know all the Bridges Bears? Interested in a job that is only a couple hours a day? Join us in the lunchroom or on the playground. Click here to apply

Guest Teachers/Substitutes: If you have a 4 year degree and want some flexibility in the days you work. subbing is a great place to be! The daily rate is $200 a day!We could also use a few more guest teachers! If you are interested, please take a look at our job postings! Click here to apply

Backpack Food Program

The BackPack and Power Pack Food Programs are free programs providing students in grades K-8 with weekend food packs containing breakfast, lunch and a snack for each day off of school. As of right now, food packs will be delivered weekly directly to a students backpack while they are at lunch or on break. Sign up today to give your child an additional boost of nutrition.

Backpack link

Dates to Remember:


14-BAC Sledding at Spring Lake Park

16 - No School/MLK Day

18-Chipotle Fundraiser 4-8pm (Mad. Ave)

23 - No School/Workshop Day for teachers

24 - Paraprofessional’s Day

24-Bridges New Family Tours (9:00am & 6:00pm)

25-Bridges Leadership Team Meeting

26 - Staff Meeting

27-Bridges Spelling Bee Grades 4/5 (12:30)

30-Achievement & Integration Family Fun Night at Spring Lake Park (5:00-6:30)


1-Bridges Showcase (1:30)

3-Glow Party (Bridges Gymnasium 6:00pm)

6-10-School Counselor Week

8-2 Hour Early Release

8-Bridges Lottery

15-Heggies Pizza Pick up at Bridges - Grade 5

21-MSU Children’s Theatre at Bridges (1:00) for students


March 13, 15, 20 - Spring Conferences & Book Fair

March 9 - Spring Concert at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm

*please choose one concert time that works best for your family to accommodate all families

June 2 - All School picnic (pm)

June 6 - 5th Grade Celebration at 1:45 pm

Principal & Administrative Assistant

Jody Rittmiller, Principal

Amanda Robinson, Administrative Assistant