January 8, 2014
Hello and Happy New Year Everyone,
We hope that your break was wonderful even if part of it was-and still is- extremely cold. We had such a happy ending to the 2013 part of our school year that we are still basking in the warmth our amazing Holiday Show. Thank you, Noah, Alexis, Kam, Donovan, Eryn, Keresha and Ethan for the great script and sets. It was really fun. We also send congratulations to all our performers (the entire student body!) for bringing it to life so well for our big, appreciative audiences.
Also, on the subject of Holiday Show, please offer a huge “Thank You” to Joe Schine, Ross Parker, Denise Chapin and Anna Flanzala. These folks broke down the set and stored everything in the attic before we left on break. There was some creative maneuvering to tote things up the stairs for storage. It was an amazing feat really and not easy considering the size of the set pieces. Our gym and theater were immediately available when we returned for activities and classes thanks to them.
The Bartlett family spearheaded a very successful Bridge School collection to benefit our local food shelf in December. As the boxes were being taken away to be delivered, Tayden’s mother, Melinda, suggested we make this an ongoing monthly effort. The number of families in need of this food has increased and their need continues. We think this is a great idea and completely in sync with our community involvement and outreach goals. If you would be interested in delivering this collection to H.O.P.E one time or every time, please let Micki know. We will send out the word and have a box in the library to leave your donations. Let’s do it!
We have been participating in the Scholastic Reading Club this year and the orders you place help Bridge School get free books as well as very reasonably priced books for your family. The website has more selection than the catalogues and if you go to https://clubs2.scholastic.com and use our class code: LN3YC, you can order your books online. Paper order catalogs are also available. The new order deadline is January 17.
Please keep the Scholarship Raffle, Saturday, February 8 on your calendar and in your planning. The committee needs help in all areas of planning and set-up, preparing a savory or sweet specialty for the party, picking up raffle donations and selling raffle tickets. It is our major fundraiser, a super event and a perfect pre-Valentine’s Day evening for everyone. Great food, great music and great company, a bargain at $50.00.
The kids have already had fun slipping and sliding on ice that graces nearly every square inch of ground outside right now. Thanks again to Jeff Weaber and Noah for creating the ice rink for the kids to enjoy. We have always welcomed Bridge School and the wider community to enjoy the ice when school isn’t in session, which includes our afterschool program. Joe and his Bananas have dibs on the ice until 4 PM every school day, but you are welcome to skate after 4 PM and on weekends. There will be a sign up if skating is not permitted for some reason and please always leave the snow banks intact as you and your kids skate. We’re hoping for the cold (but not this cold) to continue so we can keep skating as long as possible.
Noah, Cynthia, Sharon, Joe, Diane and Micki