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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Our Winter Clubs are winding down and they were a huge success, such as the Computer Club and Cooking Club for the K-8th students, and Craft Club for the ECC students. Many of our Spring Clubs have started this week. Our older students have enrolled in Criminal Justice, French Club, COOP review and Volleyball. Our younger students have signed up for Seeds, Sun & Soil, Sports Club and Lego Club. Students from 1st – 8th grade have enrolled in keyboard lessons too. Some of our students requested that Film Making and Jewelry Club be continued from the winter to spring season, and fortunately they have been.
K-8th GRADE BUS TRANSPORTATION FORMS DUE APRIL 1ST
To ensure your child will be able to take the bus to school starting next September, send in the bus transportation forms due at your child’s home district no later than April 1st. These forms must be sent in every year. If you need a copy of the transportation request form you can find it on your school district web site. If you should any problems please contact Renee Elder at 631-358-5035.
The students taking the IOWA tests will begin on Monday, April 20th – Friday, April 24th .
SPRING CONCERT & ART SHOW
The date for the Spring Concert & Art Show will be Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00 PM in the gym. All K-8th grade students are in the concert and are expected to attend.
EARLY CHILDHOOD SPRING PARADE
The ECC Spring Parade will be Wednesday, April 1st at 9:10 AM. Parents, please bring your children to their classrooms by 9:00 AM as usual and meet them in the gym along the perimeter behind the black lines. They may wear a spring bonnet or hat they have made from home. After the parade the students will return to their classrooms for their normal schedule.
1st & 2nd GRADE MOTHER’S DAY TEA
The 1st and 2nd grade classes will have their own, individual Mother’s Day Teas on Thursday, May 7th at 1:00 PM.
3rd GRADE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
The 3rd grade International Festival will be Friday, May 22nd in the school gym. We look forward to the delicious food, amazing presentations and incredible costumes.
Save the date for Sunday, May 31st to attend the Long Island Duck’s Game at 1:35 PM as a group from The Bridges Academy. A memo will be sent home soon.
Our last basketball will be Monday, March 30th at home at 4:00 PM. Our basketball team has won 3 out of the 4 games they have played and during our last game, all of our players scored! We are so proud of our players and grateful to have Ms. Asaro coach our students. If possible, please show your support by attending Monday’s game.
CINDERELLA (WITH A TWIST)
The Cinderella (With a Twist) cast have been rehearsing for the play. If you would like to place a booster or “shout out” in the Cinderella playbill, please complete the form that will be sent home soon to add your words of encouragement to the cast and the production. The play will open in May. We look forward to another wonderful production!
HOOPS FOR HEARTS
Ms. Asaro had a goal to collect $1,500 for the Hoops for Hearts fundraiser sponsored by the American Heart Association, because last year we made $850. We are thrilled to announce that our school community donated $3,208! We thank Ms. Asaro for organizing this great event and for all of you who sent in such generous donations.