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Hands on learning in kindergarten.

Hands on learning in kindergarten. 

Peace Bridges for Conflict Resolution in our outdoor classroom.

Our Peace Bridge for conflict resolution. 

Kindergarten teachers

Kindergarten teachers Ms. Tina and Ms. Carmen 

Bridges staff

Bridges Teachers and Staff :)

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Chumash exhibit

An interactive experience for our students to learn about the local Chumash.

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. 

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."

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. 

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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Popcorn

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Nov 29

Latest News

Director's Note, November 6th: Important November Events, Report Cards, Healthy Kids Survey Data, and more!

Though we are on minimum days for conferences this week, we are grateful to be back after the extraordinary circumstances last week with the local fires. Thank you to everyone who offered help to displaced families, and we extend a special thanks to first responders and their spouses in our community who made many sacrifices last week to keep our precious homes, families, and pets safe. We so appreciate you!
Chumash museum

SCHOOL CLOSING, THURSDAY OCTOBER 31ST

Bridges Community -- We hope that you are all staying safe and have not felt the impact of the fires too significantly. Because of continued air quality concerns, local fires, and mandatory local evacuations, we have made the decision to close school on Thursday, October 31st. Please remember that we have a staff development day scheduled on November 1st, so we will not see students back at school until Monday, November 4th. For those in our community who are first responders, or who have significant others who are first responders, please know that we are so grateful for the sacrifices you are making, and we continue to send our support and love. Updates will be made regularly as more information becomes available. -- Dr. Kelly and Ms. Cindy

Director's Note, October 2nd: Coffee with the Directors, Bridges Worm Farm, Homeschool Enrollment, and More!

Welcome to the second full month of school! October is an exciting month for us at Bridges; as the fall weather is settling in, we have many things to look forward to including our annual pumpkin sale, Halloween activities, and our Fall Book Fair. Our 4th and 5th graders will also be leading us through October with this month’s social-emotional theme, Courage. Students will be discussing courage in their classrooms and we will end the month with a whole-school assembly led by our 4th and 5th graders. The 4th and 5th graders will also be responsible for our morning announcements this month! Please note that we have several days off school this month: October 9th is a local holiday, the school and office will be closed, and October 18th is a staff development day.  🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃
first graders in worm garden

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.