Bridges Community School

September 2019

Mark Your Calendars:

Aug. 28 - Picnic in the Park / Wheeler Park 5:30-8:00

Sept. 3 - Entrance Conferences / School Pictures 8:00-3:30

Sept. 4 - Entrance Conferences / School Pictures 8:00-3:30

Sept. 5 - Welcome Back! First Day of School

Sept. 9 - Eat Wings, Raise Funds / Buffalo Wild Wings 4:00-9:00

Sept. 17 - Two Hour Late Start

Sept. 19 - Fall Bus Evacuation Drills Grades K-5

Sept. 23 - BAC Meeting

Sept. 25 - Vision and Hearing Testing

Oct. 4 - Walk-a-Thon

Oct. 8 - Two Hour Late Start

Oct. 11 - History Fest (4th Grade)

Oct. 15 - Picture Retake Day / Class Picture Day

Oct. 17-18 - No School / MEA Break

Picnic in the Park

Wednesday, Aug. 28th, 5:30pm

Wheeler Park, North Mankato, MN, USA

North Mankato, MN

Dinner and Treats - provided by BAC

Morning Arrival:

Business hours for parents are 8:05-2:15 with the back parking lot and security entrance available right off the parking lot, door 3. Students arriving between 7:35 and 8:00 will be allowed in the front entrance, door 1, at 7:50am. Supervision is provided on the playground from 7:35-7:50. Please keep school arrival to 7:35a.m. Students may not be dropped off without parent supervision prior to 7:35. School start time is 7:50a.m. - 8:00a.m. Door 1 off Garfield Avenue is open 7:50a.m. - 8:00a.m. Students arriving after 8:00 should be checked in at the office by a parent. Drop off in the morning can be done on Garfield Ave. avoiding the bus drop off area for incoming buses. Thank you! Your children’s safety is important to us.

After School Pick up:

Students can be picked up by Door 2 off Garfield Avenue. Please avoid parking in the bus loading zone. If you are parking in the back parking lot, please walk around to the front of the school to pick up your child. Do not drive onto the playground to pick up your child.


Students arriving for breakfast should enter Door 2 off the playground between 7:35-7:50. All kindergarten students are offered a free breakfast if you would like. Students can stay for breakfast in the cafeteria until 7:50am and will then go to class for the day.

Early Bus Arrival:

We do have one or two buses that arrive prior to 7:35 every morning. Please have your children who ride the early bus enter through Door #1 and go to the office. At 7:35 they can go to the lunchroom for breakfast or they can go to the playground.

Late Start Days:

Children must be registered in the office to attend late start days. All students must be be checked in at the lunchroom by a parent at 7:50 am on late start days. Door #2 off the playground will be open at 7:50am. Children not registered for childcare should be dropped off between 9:35am and 9:50am. Late start days are Sept. 17, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 10, Apr. 14 and May 12. *Children cannot be dropped off without supervision.


If your child has had a fever or has been vomiting, we ask that you keep them home 24 hours after symptoms are gone without medication. Please call the school office attendance line: 207-5204 if your child is ill. If you let your child’s teacher know through email, please email Holly Holmbo as well at

Head Lice: Please report so the office is aware of it. District Policy states parents are notified if three cases are in one classroom. A request to treat is made by the school nurse. Parents are not mandated to pull their child from school for treatment but it will be advised.


Parents are welcome to eat lunch at any time. Please let the office know by 9:00a.m. on the day that you plan to eat. Lunch for parents and visitors is $3.85. We do not have any cash in the office so please bring correct change. Parents and siblings may not use student pin numbers.

School lunch times:

Kindergarten - Lunch 11:00-11:20 Recess - 11:20-11:40

First Grade - Lunch 11:15-11:35 Recess - 11:35-11:55

Second Grade - Lunch 11:30-11:50 Recess - 11:50-12:10

Third Grade - Lunch 11:45-12:05 Recess - 12:05-12:25

Fourth Grade - Recess 11:40-12:00 Lunch - 12:00-12:20

Fifth Grade - Recess 11:50-12:10 Lunch - 12:10-12:30

Community Group and All School Meeting:

Community Groups meet every day Monday - Thursday at 8:20-8:35. All School Meeting takes place in the gym on Fridays at 8:05-8:35.

Bridges Community School

320 Garfield Avenue, North Mankato

Phone: 507-387-2800 / Fax: 507-387-3143

Lead Teacher: Robin Courrier

Secretary: Amanda Robinson

Nurse: Holly Holmbo