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Parent mindfulness classes

Our very popular parent mindfulness class led by Mindfulness teacher, Ms. Marcy. 

garden sprouts

Sprouts planted by students in our gardens. Students at Bridges have many opportunities to learn about organic gardening with our garden teacher, Ms. Marie. 

Students garden
chalk drawing -- do great things here
Harvest festival

A parent volunteering at an interactive learning center about the country Brazil during our annual Harvest Festival; our theme for 2017-2018 was "Passport to Adventure".

Ocean mural

Ocean Mural painted by Bridges Students guided by our Art Teacher, Ms. Laura 

Fun with crafts

Each month we explore a different Social Emotional Learning theme. Ms. Marsi and her class are exploring decorations made by older students during the theme "Discovering our Feelings."

students running in the fun run

Lower grade students cheering on our middle school students during their Fun Run. 

Students garden
Reading outdoors

Every student at Bridges Charter School has or is a Big Buddy to another student. Pictured are two buddies reading together in our outdoor classroom.

Students listening to a story.

Director for the Day, LilyRose, reading to first grade students. 

Board of directors

Board President, Marcy Crawford, and Board Secretary, Bonnie Hodge representing Bridges Board of Director's at our Welcome Back to School Event.

Mr Jason

Middle School teacher, Mr. Jason, at our annual whole school luau hosted and organized by our middle school students.


Forth Grade teacher, Ms. Megan, created a project-based learning unit for her students centered around urban habitats and our local mountain lion, P-22. They attended the P-22 festival at Griffith Park, and this photo was taken the students' culminating assembly for the project.


Latest News

Director's Note, September 25th: Coffee Chat, New Strings Ensemble, Makerspace, Mindfulness, and so much more!

Happy fall! 🍂🍂🍂 It's hard to believe that we are already a month into the school year! As your children were hopefully enjoying the day off yesterday, our 2nd-8th grade teachers were involved in a day long training with Promethean Board, the manufacturer of our smart boards. They were learning more tips and instructional strategies for integrating smart board technology into their classrooms. Among a variety of other topics, Bridges teachers spent the day learning tools for engaging students with the smart boards and their chrome books, they learned about new smart board apps, and they learned new classroom management tools. Our 2nd-8th grade classrooms are all equipped with Smart Board technology, and are stocked with Google Chrome Books for each student in the class. As Bridges teachers consider improving their instruction using technology, we are always conscious that healthy digital citizenship is grounded in relationships and relating with each other interpersonally.
chalk drawing of earth

Director's Note for September 11th: Protocol for Parent Concerns, Teacher Committees, Back to School Night, and More!

Your children are easing into the start of the school year with enthusiasm and engagement, and we are always so excited to hear reassurement from you that your children are enjoying their teachers and friends, and that they are engaging with classroom learning in meaningful ways. Of course we understand that there may be times when problems arise, when your child comes home unhappy, or when things just didn't go exactly right despite our best intentions. We hope that most of these opportunities are time of learning too and time to support your child in developing their resiliency; however, if there seems to be an ongoing problem, or some feel you need to step in, please know that we do have a protocol for this process. Read on to find out more about our protocols for addressing classroom concerns!
student goals

Director's Note for August 27th: Introduction to Toolbox, Science and Engineering Update, Volunteer Orientations, and more!

Welcome Back! We are off to a great start for the 2018-2019 school year! We hope your children are already starting to bring home stories about their friends, their teachers, and all the fun learning that they are already engaging in. The first few weeks of school are all about community building and establishing norms and expectations. Our teachers all recognize that if students are not feeling safe in their classrooms with their teachers and each other, then their learning will suffer. This is one of the main reasons why we recognize Social Emotional Learning and Whole Child as a cornerstone to everything that we do at Bridges! There is so much to be excited about this year, read on to learn more about what’s happening in our child’s classroom!
students using water pump

Final Director's Note of 2017/2018, June 4th: Wrapping up the year, Looking to Next Year, Parent Appreciation, and more!

Wow! We have almost made it through the school year. As we reach the end of the year, we want to thank you for entrusting us with your children's learning and well being through the year. I speak for all of the teachers and staff when I say that we have been humbled by the opportunity to be with your children every day that they are here; they are each so beautifully unique. They allow us the opportunity to learn more about ourselves, to be in a profession that brings us joy, and to make differences every day. As we move into this last week, I want to acknowledge each of you for being such an instrumental part of this wonderful community that we call Bridges. The end of a school year naturally brings us to a point where we have to say goodbye. A few of our teachers will be leaving town, our incredible 8th graders will be heading off to high school, and some of our families will be moving in different directions too. We will miss you all, and it has been an honor experiencing this slice of time with you. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart too, for being so supportive through my first year as Director. I am looking forward to returning in August on an even stronger foundation, and leading us even more closely toward the mission and vision of our school.
decorated door

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate the whole child using a combination of innovative curriculum and instruction along with social/emotional education embedded in the program. Students will be enabled to reach their innate intellectual, creative, and leadership potential through our commitment to nourish curiosity, compassion, independence, resourcefulness, and respect for diversity.