News & Director's Notes

January 27, 2015

Director's Notes - January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent. ~~ Barack Obama Thank You and Appreciations Thank you to the CORE Academy teachers and specialists.  We had an outstanding first semester. A ropes course adventure for the 8th grade, a trip to see the Pompeii exhibit at the Science Center for the 6th grade, and our 7th grade got a first hand look at how our water is processed.  They also offered exciting electives like Robotics, Art 1 and 2, Chorus, Spanish, and Honors Math.  Many appreciations go out to the teaching team for making this first semester so academically engaging for the students.   CORE Academy The CORE Academy has just ended its first semester. Parents of middle school students should look for report cards to come home this Friday. Congratulations on a fantastic first semester!   Variety Show The annual BRIDGES Variety Show will be on Saturday January 31 at 7PM. Ticket sales will be online at http://www.bridgespac.org starting FRIDAY January 23rd. Don't delay! $4 general seating $10 for premium seating. This is the first four rows and includes 2 snack bar items. $15 for professionally recorded and edited DVDs of the show   We have over 50 acts from our talented students and parents. The grapevine says that the Dads are working on a surprise act too. Doors open at 6:30.   Questions? contact Sherisse Hughes, Performing Arts PMC chair, sherisserose@yahoo.com, 860-888-0044. Extensions! Our Extensions has a new number!  For everything relating to Extensions please call 805-796-1988 (please note this phone takes voice mail messages only, no texts). Parent Information Nights and Enrollment Enrollment season is upon us.  Our next Parent Information Night is on Tuesday, February 3rd.  Interested families can RSVP for PINs and tours directly from the bridgescharter.org website.   Along with our PINs we will officially begin our tour season. If you are interested in helping out with either PINs or tours please contact Sandy McGlynn at sandymcglynn@gmail.com. PAC Giving Thank you to the PAC.  At the last PAC meeting on Monday, January 5th, the PAC gave generously to many areas of our school including the library, the garden, the Outdoor Classroom, the Specialist and to science.  If you have not yet become involved in the PAC checkout their link on the bridgescharter.org website. Our Community of Learning Here we can share community of parents, teachers, staff members and students to sharing out of whole child research, articles, videos and other bits of information that support our philosophy of whole child education. Daniel Pink's thoughts on drive - what motivates us: vimeo.com/15488784 A TED Talk on the power of believing that you can improve: http://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve#t-2830 And then . . . As always, should you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at juliet.herman@bridgescharter.org. Ms. Juliet  

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