Principal's Weekly

Dr. Beth N. Choquette

Bridge Street School

2 Parsons Street

Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

413-587-1460 (phone) 413-587-1474 (fax)

Dr. Beth N. Choquette, Principal

Elizabeth Peterson, Administrative Assistant

Jordan Celino, Secretary

Nora DeJasu, Head Teacher

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Bridge Street School Vision and Mission Statements

It is the vision of Bridge Street School to promote educational excellence and equity for ALL students. Promoting educational excellence and equity will prepare and motivate students to be engaged learners and critical thinkers who strive for high academic achievement, listen to all perspectives, value the multicultural and diverse world we live in, and actively participate in eliminating racial and social injustices so that all people are able to reach their full potential.

Bridge Street School’s faculty and staff, caregivers, and community are committed to providing educational excellence and equity to its students by challenging the injustices that create barriers to high academic achievement, to access and opportunities to learn, to high-quality teaching and learning, and to a climate of belonging. This commitment to educational equity, where all children are successful regardless of their personal, social, or cultural contexts, is at the core of our practices, structures, and policies.

A Message from Principal Choquette

Good afternoon, I hope you all had a good week and were able to enjoy the warmer temperatures. Next week we will be back to more typical temperatures for this time of year, so please make sure students are dressed appropriately. We are outside a lot, even if it is slightly wet out.

Picture day is on Thursday the 21st. Please make sure you send in your order form and payment by Thursday. If you child is absent on Thursday, the re-take day will be on December 2nd.

Some of you have been asking about caregiver/teacher conferences. Please make sure you have the most up-to-date district calendar as caregiver/teacher conferences are now in January not October. Of course, if you have any concerns that you want to discuss with your child's teacher, please reach out to them anytime.

We have been dealing with an increase of unkind behavior between students, especially at recess. Students are making hurtful statements and calling each other unkind names. We are also seeing an increase in talk about marriage, dating, etc. We have conversations everyday with our students about our core values and school-wide expectations and ask that you also have these conversations at home. Below are our core values and school-wide expectations.

Create Respectful environments for students to learn and grow in

Foster a commitment to the value of Relationships

Engage students in being Responsible members of a school community

Finally, our Covid testing days have been moved to Wednesdays. I'd like to thank Dr. Provost, Lisa Safron, and Nurse Jessica for everything they are doing to help keep our students and staff safe so we can all stay in school.

Thank you for your support, have a great week.

Important Dates

October 20: School Council 6:30-8:00 PM via zoom (Date Change)

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October 21: School Picture Day

From Dr. Provost

Please see the memo below regarding the districts anti-discrimination policies and the policy conversation video with Dr. Provost. The video link is here:

Early Childhood

From Nurse Jessica


Dear BSS Families, (Mensaje en español abajo)

Save the Date - BSS Halloween Walkathon! Join your BSS friends for a fun, neighborhood walk on Saturday, October 30 at 3:00 PM. Costumes optional! If you’re interested in volunteering, we'd love to have your help day of. More info here!

Now’s the time to order cookies and pie! Each year, we look forward to the delicious treats from Lyman Orchards, and every order you make helps support our school. Order forms went home in your students’ folders and the deadline to submit your order form to the office (send it with your student!) is this FRIDAY!

Check out the BSS Directory! This is a great way to stay connected to each other outside of school. Access the directory at, with password bridgestreet21-22. If you’d like to update your information at any time, please fill out this form.

We’re here if you’d like to connect anytime! Email with questions and ideas anytime. And follow us on Facebook to stay up to date:

Happy fall!

Your PTO

Queridas familias de BSS,

Guarde la fecha - ¡Caminata de Halloween de BSS! Únete a tus amigos de BSS para una divertida caminata por el vecindario el sábado 30 de octubre a las 3:00 PM. Los disfraces son opcionales. ¡Más información aquí!

¡Ahora es el momento de pedir galletas y pastel! Cada año, esperamos las deliciosas golosinas de Lyman Orchards, y cada orden que usted hace ayuda a apoyar nuestra escuela. ¡Los formularios de pedido fueron enviados a casa en las carpetas de sus estudiantes y la fecha límite para enviar su formulario de pedido a la oficina (¡envíelo con su estudiante!) es este VIERNES!

¡Revise el directorio de BSS! Esta es una gran manera de estar conectados entre sí fuera de la escuela. Accede al directorio en, con la contraseña bridgestreet21-22. Si quieres actualizar tus datos en cualquier momento, rellena este formulario.

¡Estamos aquí si desea conectarse en cualquier momento! ¡Envíe un correo electrónico a con preguntas e ideas en cualquier momento! Y síguenos en Facebook para mantenerte actualizado:

¡Esperamos tener un gran año con todos ustedes!


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PTO Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, November 9 at 6:00 PM - PTO Meeting
  • Tuesday, December 14 at 2:30 PM - PTO Meeting
  • Tuesday, January 11 at 6:00 PM - PTO Meeting
  • Tuesday, February 8 at 2:30 PM - PTO Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 8 at 6:00 PM - PTO Meeting
  • Tuesday, April 12 at 2:30 PM - PTO Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 10at 6:00 PM - PTO Meeting
  • Tuesday, June 14 at 2:30 PM - PTO Meeting

Virtual Art Show

K-5 BSS Virtual Art Show 2020-21

Hello Bridge Street School Families,

Throughout this school year students at BSS have been working hard on their art

projects. The fifth, fourth and third graders began the year by creating a google slide

and added some of their original art work to it. If your child does not have their own slide

I have photographed some of their art work and added it to the grades sections.

Next year I plan to photograph all of the students’ artwork throughout the school year

and create another Virtual Art Show, as having an art show in person can be difficult

during these trying and uncertain times.

There are a lot of slides so be patient and let them download before opening it. If a slide

looks blank click on it to view the artwork.

Thanks! Enjoy!

Ms. Lilly