The Bridges Academy is committed to teaching our students the value of giving back to the community. We plan a series of activities for all ages throughout the school year to give our students the opportunity to do community outreach projects.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS
Many of our community outreach events are in conjunction with our Parents’ Association.
Silly Socks - March 2022
Students and staff may wear silly socks on Friday, March 4th and they’ll be asked to donate a pair of new socks to a local shelter.
Valentine’s Day Cards - February 2022
The Bridges students made cards for the residents at Our Lady of Consolation Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in West Islip.
P.S. I Love You Day, Inc. - February 2022
The Parents’ Association organized a fundraiser to support the local organization PS. I Love You Day, Inc. with a $5 donation for a dress down day for the students on Valentine’s Day and raffle off three kindness baskets to our families and the community which focused on positive mental health. We also did relationship building activities with our students.
Giving Tree - December 2021
The Bridges Academy families donated wrapped gifts for families in need and the names were provided through the Good Samaritan Hospital’s Pediatric Unit. The staff and families were very appreciative of our generosity.
Long Island Cares Food Drive - November 2021
The Bridges Academy community collected almost two tons of food, (1,930 pounds) for the Long Island Cares, Inc. food drive during the month of November! Amazing!
Veterans Day Cards and Event - November 2021
The Bridges Academy’s ECC-8th grade students sent cards and letters to the veterans at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook.
We had a Veterans Day Event in front of the school to honor our veterans which included our scouts, student council, and a presentation under the direction of Mr. Hadgeoff and Mrs. Ciemnecki, with our lower grade students who sang a few songs to the staff, students, and the veterans that attended.