Bridgewater Friday Update

Bear Pride: Respect, Responsibility, Be Safe, Do Your Best

October 23, 2020

Message from Mrs. Antoine

Daylight Saving Time Ends

Sunday, November 1st is the end of Daylight Saving Time. Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour; fall back.

Morning Drop Off

Overall, morning drop off is going well. It would help if we could unload 8-10 cars at a time. You don't need to wait until you get up to the front door to let your child out, especially when they are older students. Pay attention, stay in line and make sure you are at BW before 8:16 so that your child will be on time. If you pull into the parking lot after 8:23, your child will be late for class. Again, most things have gone very well, and I appreciate your help!!

Afternoon Pick Up

Now that the roundabout is open, there are no restrictions on what time you may arrive in the afternoon. My request for after 3:00 is no longer needed since the busses will use the roundabout. Thank you so much for your patience!! This is a happy day!!


Thank you to all of the families who use our buses! This process works very well in the morning and afternoon, especially when the weather is nice outside!

Thank you to our drivers who transport the students safely to school and home every day! We have a wonderful group of drivers this year, and I enjoy working with them! We will be sending them a care basket this year since we are not able to serve breakfast to the crew this year.

Winter Wear

It is that time of year again to bring out the warm winter wear. It is essential that students wear warm clothing with the colder temps in this early surprise winter. Please make sure to label outwear just in case they get lost. A winter jacket, hat, mittens/gloves, boots, and snow pants are needed for each student.

School Bus Safety Week

This week was School Bus Safety Week. Students learned how to conduct themselves on the school bus and how to get off the bus safely in the case of an emergency. It is important for all of us to be aware of school busses and make sure we are extra careful when children are getting on and off the bus. Stay alert and aware to keep kids safe.

Mask Wear & Care

Students and Staff are expected to wear masks every day. They may take them off during recess time, lunch time, and outside during mask breaks. Masks must cover the nose and mouth fitting snug and yet not too tight to hurt the ears. Masks should be washed or changed out daily. We are having to remind a few students to keep their masks up, and overall the students are doing well.

We have had volunteers making masks for students, and this is greatly appreciated! We use these with students from time to time. Masks are readily available now more than in March, so they are easier to find. Let us know if this is a problem for you.

Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, Nov. 11th is Picture Retake Day in case your child was absent and missed Picture Day. I will send out the online link as soon as I receive it.

Roundabout Is Done!!!!

The Roundabout is Open!!!!!!


If you have a loved one who is currently serving or has served in the armed forces, please consider emailing a photo of him/her to be included in our 2020 Veteran's Day Slide Show. Please include the name and the Bridgewater connection such as, Sharon Lyght (Army), sister of Mrs. Antoine. The slide show will be included in our 2020 Veteran's Day Assembly on Wednesday, November 11th; this will be done virtually this year and shared with each class. We will only accept digital photos in .jpeg format. Please email your photos to Jessie Huebsch at: no later than Friday, November 6th. You will receive a confirmation email in return indicating that we received your photo.

No School Nov. 25th-29th

November 25-29 is Thanksgiving Break. There will be no school for students and staff. The Bridgewater office will be closed.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 10---BBC Meeting

Nov. 11---Picture Retake Day

Nov. 11-13---Book Fair

Bridgewater Elementary School

World-class Learning for Elementary Students Grades K-5 Bridgewater Elementary School, situated on a 14-acre campus just south of downtown Northfield, is a K-5 public school serving approximately 600 students. It serves the neighborhoods on Northfield's southern side, Dundas, and the rural area south of Highway 19 and west of Highway 246. Students benefit from an active Bridgewater Booster Club and many parent volunteers.

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.