Director's Note, December 11th: Mid-Year Family Surveys, Moorpark College Collaboration, Family Math Night, and More!



Upcoming Dates for your Calendars:

12/18                Ameci Fundraiser, Oak Brook Plaza
12/23-01/03    Winter break, no school
01/06              PAC meeting in MPR, 6:15pm
01/09              Who Was History Bee
01/15               Early Release at 12:20 for staff development
01/20              No School, Local Holiday
01/23              Family Math Night, 5:30pm
01/29              Early Release at 12:20 for staff development
02/20             Schoolwide spelling bee
05/16 10 Year Gala and Silent Auction at Los Robles Golf Club

Mid-Year Parent Survey 🗒️
Typically we only give a parent survey at the end of the year, but this year we would like to collect feedback from you now in order to have the opportunity to make improvements to our school and educational programs before the school year ends. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes!

SCHOOL-WIDE SURVEY:
Please follow this link to access:

We also ask that you fill out this very brief survey about your child’s classroom. You can fill out one survey for each child you have attending Bridges!

CLASSROOM SURVEY:


Lottery Dates, Open Houses, and Orientations
We have recently announced dates and times for tours and orientations for families new to Bridges for the 2020-2021 school year! Our public lottery will be held after school on Wednesday, March 18th this year. For new families joining Bridges, lottery forms are due to the front office no later than Friday, March 13th.  

New Families interested in Bridges have many options for learning more about our school:

Kindergarten Open House -- we are offering two kindergarten specific open houses     this year that will include a tour, interviews with students, and observation time. Our next Kindergarten Open House is Thursday, January 16th at 11:45am!

Parent Information Meeting and Tour -- we are hosting two Parent Information meetings for parents to gain general information about Bridges and to visit our wonderful school. Our first information meeting is January 28th at 5:15pm in the MPR.

Middle School Information Meeting -- the middle school meeting is for 5th grade families already enrolled at Bridges and new families interested in joining our 6th grade waiting list.  You’ll have the opportunity to hear from our phenomenal team of middle school teachers.

Please share this link widely with your friends and on social media so that they can learn more about Bridges:

https://www.bridgescharter.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=992548&type=d&pREC_ID=1308279


Collaboration with Moorpark College’s Early Childhood Education Department
You have have noticed an increase in the number of college students volunteering in our classrooms recently! We have been excited about building collaboration with Moorpark College’s Early Childhood Education Department, specifically with their Elementary Education classes.

Last week, a class of students from Moorpark College surprised our third grade students with Dictionaries as part of the Dictionary Project! Read more here: https://www.dictionaryproject.org

They intend to continue this project every year with Bridges third grade students!




Harvest Festival -- THANK YOU!
Thank you to Meredith Johnson, our PAC president and to all of our parent volunteers who helped make our Harvest Festival a huge success!

First Lego League Competition Results
Congratulations to our 4th-8th grade students on competing in Bridges’ first ever First Lego League Competition! We had an amazing first season, and we are so proud of our students for their dedicated efforts and for representing Bridges with integrity at the competition. Both of our teams had high table scores, and The Crazy Crushers won a Judges Award!

Robotics at Bridges will continue after winter break. There will be after school extensions classes for those who would like to learn more about robotics. Stay tuned!


Spelling Bee Information
The Scripps Spelling Bee words will go out to Kinder-8th students who wish to participate the week of Dec 9-13 in library (after the classroom History Bees). The classroom bees will be held the week of Jan. 6-10.  The school bee will on Feb. 19 after school.

Family Math Night
We’re so excited to be hosting  our first annual Family Math Night on January 23rd! RSVP here:  http://www.bridgescharter.org/apps/form/form.BRICS.rKn3y4U.8Z



We hope you have a fantastic week!

Dr. Kelly and Ms. Cindy
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