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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.

Wildlife

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.

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Latest News

"Talking to Children about Tragedy"

Parenting and trauma expert, Jen Mundy, spoke with our community about ways to talk to children about traumatic events. Read on for some take away points from the discussion!
hands holding

Director's Note, November 26: Talking to your Child about Tragic Events, Next Coffee Chat, Opportunity to Learn about Hot Lunch Program, and More!

We hope that this message finds you all well and ready for a return to the routines of school. We have missed seeing your children and hearing their laughter! Even though our school had minimal impact from the fires, while we were away, our entire school received a thorough restoration which included cleaning in both our classrooms and outdoor spaces, deodorization and the replacement of all of our air filters. We are grateful that you all are safe. Even though we were not in school for several weeks, our community came together in big ways to give back to those impacted by the shooting and the fires. Thank you for your generous spirits and for coming together in the true and caring spirit of Bridges! As we have missed five instructional days due to the fires, our teachers will be covering a lot of ground in their classes before winter break. Especially after an extended break, attendance is very important for your children’s continued academic success, so let’s push through together in these last weeks of 2018! So long as your child is not sick, please make sure they are attending school on time!
kindergartner in a tree

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Kelly and Ms. Cindy wish all of our Bridges Families and staff a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for each and every one of you.
Fall leaves

Tuesday Night Discussion: Learn how to talk to your kids about Trauma and Grief

Learn ways to talk to children about difficult topics in a way that helps to restore a sense of safety and healing. RSVP here: https://www.bridgescharter.org/apps/form/form.BRICS.ra3759N.2eX Parents will learn age appropriate ways to help children cope with tragic events in the news and in their community including violence, natural disaster and death. Parents will learn strategies to help children restore their sense of safety after experiencing evacuation or other difficult transitions. Parents will learn ways to process their own feelings during difficult times so they can support their children. Tuesday, November 27th 2018 6:30-7:30pm
Grief and Trauma Discussion

School Cancelled through Friday, November 16th

The Bridges Board of Directors and the administration have decided to cancel school through Friday, November 16th as a result of cleaning, restoration, and assessment that needs to be done at our school site as a result of the fires. As the week of November 19th-23rd is Fall Break, we look forward to our students' return on Monday, November 26th.
staff outside at pickup

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.