Bridges opened on September, 2013 as a fully-independent, federally recognized not-for-profit, offering Preschool through 8th grade, an “all-through” school with no need to change schools at various grade points.
Bridges provides an academically accelerated curriculum in a nurturing environment with a teaching staff dedicated to preparing students for life in an interdependent world. Pre-School years are the formative learning period in a child’s life, where children grow on many levels and Bridges prepares a child for a lifetime of learning with small class sizes and a curriculum shaped to individual needs. Our K-8 program is world class, tracking students individually through academically accelerated programs that include Mandarin and French language, Robotics, music, arts, theater, science, mathematics and advanced reading skills.
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The month of December has been a very festive month at The Bridges Academy. We just celebrated our second birthday and there have been many activities. There are so many people who have quietly put together the events that happened at our school for all of your children to enjoy. This is the time to thank Dr. Caruso, the Board of Directors, the Staff and the Parents’ Association for their continuous support and energy to achieve all we have accomplished. We also want to acknowledge and thank our class parents and all of the parents who help the students and teachers in the classrooms and after school to make our school come alive. The 8th grade students and Student Council are always willing to set up and organize any project or event, too. After Thanksgiving, Billy Skinner, our custodian, surprised us with an amazing holiday display in the cafeteria for all of us to enjoy. With all of your efforts, we are building a wonderful school and community at The Bridges Academy.
UPCOMING OPEN HOUSE EVENTS
Jan. 25th Open House, 1:00-4:00 PM
Feb. 7th Open House, 1:00-4:00 PM
EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (ECC)
Several weeks ago, the Parents’ Association held “Olaf Days” in our beautiful cafeteria for all Early Childhood students. Each class made an Olaf snowman, a picture frame with the child’s picture in it, sang songs and listened to a special holiday story. Everyone had a great time!
All of the ECC classes had their holiday parties with sing-a-longs in their classrooms. The students have been learning about different holiday traditions.
In January, the Pre-K children will spend time with Mrs. Knussman and her students to experience our kindergarten class.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Our cast, which is composed of 2nd and 3rd grade students have been rehearsing for the play Jack and the Beanstalk which will be Friday, January 23, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the gymnasium at The Bridges Academy. All of our kindergarten through 3rd grade students will be singing in the play too.
On Friday, Mrs. Ciemnecki announced the following students from our school who have been chosen to perform in the SCMEA All-County Festival in March: saxophone – Alden Sahi and vocals – Alannah Chernik, Juliet DeNapoli, Isabella Malize, and Jake Chinappi. The SCMEA Festival is a series of concerts made up of 5th through 10th grade Suffolk County students from public and private schools that have been nominated and chosen for the performances. Congratulations to our talented students.
HOUR OF CODE
Our K-8th grade students had an assembly about coding, organized by Mrs. Fernandez, Mr. Sciabarassi, Mr. Marino and Dr. Caruso. The adults discussed the importance of coding in our world today, and our students demonstrated the computer games they developed with their coding skills.