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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.
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Director's Note, May 21st: Tech Trek Scholarships Awarded, Spirit Day Tomorrow, Middle School Band Performance, and more!

Greetings, Bridges Families!

We are finding it difficult to believe there are just 13 days of school left! As we race toward the end of the year, many classes still have exciting field trips planned and big projects that are wrapping up. Today the middle school students stood on stage and gave speeches about their "truths" as an end of year class project in ELA, the 5th graders are just returning back to school from their adventures in Dana Point, our 4th graders are gearing up for their field trip to re-enact the California Gold Rush as they read about in "By the Great Horn Spoon", our first graders are off riding the metro to experience the diverse cultures that are at our fingertips in downtown LA, and many of our 8th graders will be heading out tonight on a red-eye to Washington DC. We still have so much excitement packed into these final few weeks of school for ALL of our students!

Our attendance today in K-5 is low at 92%. We are hoping to rebound from this tomorrow so that we continue to finish out the year well above 95%! So long as your children are healthy, please be sure to get them to school on time.
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Director's Note, May 14: Open House, Spirit Day, Sage Grant, School Goal Setting Draft, and more!

Hello Bridges Charter School,

Our book fair is off to a great start! It has so far been packed with students during recesses, and students are getting the opportunity to browse with their classes, too. With every purchase you make, 65% of every dollar spent goes straight back into our library. You can also make purchases for your teachers' classroom library, and you have the opportunity, too, to make purchases for our new teachers joining us next year to help stock their classroom libraries!

The book fair will be open during Open House for you to browse too.
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Director's Note, May 7: Family Survey, Q&A for Families, Open House, Book Fair, and More!

Greetings Bridges Families!

The weeks are quickly cascading toward the end of the year, and we are feeling the energy of summer creeping in. I am so proud of our students for continuing to stay focused on learning, and I have a huge amount of gratitude to our families for turning around our attendance trend these past few weeks. Kudos especially to our Kindergartners and our 5th graders for having over 98% attendance last week! 👏👏👏

Read on for all we have in store for students and families in this last month of school!
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Director's Note, April 30th: May Coffee Chat, Makerspace, Teacher Appreciation Week, and More!

Good morning Bridges Charter School!
Can you believe that we have just six more weeks of school? We are simultaneously planning for year-end events and for next school year. There is so much happening behind the scenes among teachers, administration, our parents, and our staff to deepen our practices around teaching, learning, and community involvement for the 2018-2019 school year. Many announcements will be made in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
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Director's Note, April 16th:

Good afternoon Bridges Charter Families!

We are quickly closing in on our biggest school fundraiser of the year! We are so proud of all of the parents, students, and teachers for making some groundbreaking leaps in the amount of money you have raised for our school for our upcoming Fun Run and After Party! In addition to getting some fun community-based exercise in the Fun Run, did you know that your students will have the opportunity to soak their teachers in the balloon drop? Your student will need to purchase tickets to join in the teacher-soaking fun! Tickets are for purchase before the event by texting "bridgesfunrun" to 71777. If we reach our community goal of $15,000 before Friday, PAC will donate a ticket to every student, so keep those donations coming!
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Director's Note, April 9th: Pajama Day, Social Emotional Learning Assembly, Middle School Dance, and more!

Good afternoon Bridges Charter Families!

Welcome back to our 7th graders, who spent 3 nights in Catalina exploring aquatic habitats and sea life. They, along with their teachers Mr. John, Mr. Martin, and Coach Lindsay even engaged in a night snorkel where they experienced bio-luminescence. Overnight field trips are a hallmark of our curriculum starting in 4th grade. See below for more photos from their trip!
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Director's Note, April 3rd: Join us for Goal Setting Workshop, County Science Fair Winners, Women in History Recap, and More!

Welcome back to school, Bridges Families!

We hope you enjoyed a relaxing break together. It's exciting to hear all the stories that the students are bringing back from their time away from school. As we start this week, we have just 10 more weeks of school, and there is still so much learning left to do! Attending school every day is important for the internalization of the skills and concepts your child is learning in their classrooms. So long as your child is healthy, please make a concerted effort to attend school. Every day matters in the learning process!
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