Director's Note, April 30th: May Coffee Chat, Makerspace, Teacher Appreciation Week, and More!

Kudos to our Fun Run and After Party Parent Volunteers!
Thank you, parents, students, and teachers for all the effort you put in to making our Fun Run and After Party not only a huge financial success, but a huge community building success! We were so proud of all of our students who ran or walked for 15-25 minutes in the fun run. The event took so many hours of planning and labor for our parent volunteers -- thank you for all the time and energy you committed to making this event another huge success for our school.

Community Goal Setting Meeting - Success!
We had a great turn out of parents, teachers, and board members represented at our Community Goal Setting Meeting last Tuesday evening. The group was instrumental in helping us reflect on our areas for growth and fine tune our goals for the 2018-2019 school year. Thank you to everyone who attended! There will be another opportunity for community input tomorrow during the coffee chat.

Director's Coffee Chat TOMORROW (May 1, 8:30-9:30am)
This is your last chance to come to a coffee chat for this school year! We will be gathering tomorrow morning (May 1st) from 8:30-9:30am in room 19 to informally discuss our goals and areas for growth. Please join us if you can!

May Makerspace
The last Makerspaces of the year will be Wednesday May 2nd and Wednesday May 9th! Ms. Rebekah is looking for parents to bring some donations.  You can sign up to donate here:

This month the kids will get to engineer a plastic egg tower, further their knowledge with Snap Circuits, learn to spool knit to yarn bomb the outdoor classroom,  design and create their very own animation using a zoetrope, and construct their very own game using cardboard.

Teacher Appreciation Week
Teachers at Bridges work hard.  Their job is not often easy, but they always bring so much love to their classroom and your children on a daily basis. Teacher appreciation week is one way that we can say Thank You to them for all that they give to our children! Room parents are in the process of gathering money and volunteers to appreciate your child's teacher during teacher appreciation week (May 7th-11th). Look out for the emails from your room parent, and please participate if you can!

April Attendance Update
Bridges Families, you are on a roll with attendance! We are not quite up to the percentage we were at in August and September, BUT, we are at a higher attendance percentage for April than we have ever been. That means that more students are in class for more instructional minutes, and more learning is happening! Thank you for your help to continue this trend for the last six weeks of school.

Open House and Voting for Board of Directors
Our year-end Open House is scheduled for May 17th from 5-6:30pm.  We hope you will join us to walk through our classrooms, mingle with our teachers, and cast your vote for the three vacant seats on our Board of Directors.

Bridging Ceremony, Thursday, June 7th 12-3pm
We typically hold our Bridging Ceremony in the evening, but because so many other local schools have graduation on the same date, we have decided to hold our Bridging Ceremony on June 7th from 12-3pm during the school day. We are letting you know this early with the hope that as many of our working parents can participate and support their children during the year-end ceremony.

We hope you have a great week!

Dr. Kelly and Ms. Cindy

Upcoming Dates for your Calendars:
  • Tues. 05/01: Director's Coffee Chat 8:30-9:30am
  • Thurs. 05/17: Open House and Voting for Board of Directors 
  • Mon. 05/28: Memorial Day Holiday, No School
  • Mon. 06/04-Fri. 06/08: Minimum Days (Release time at 1:30pm)
  • Thurs. 06/07: 8th grade Graduation 9am-11am
  • Thurs. 06/07: Bridging Ceremony for all grades 12pm-3pm
  • Fri. 06/08: Last day of school 

Ms. Kallie (third grade) getting soaked in the bubble burst :)
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