Welcome to Bridge Street School!
Bridge Street School is the only downtown public elementary school in Northampton, Massachusetts. We serve a diverse population of students, families, and community members. We have approximately 300 students enrolled in Pre-K through 5th grade. Our location to the downtown area allows for our students to explore Northampton by foot. Our students enjoy taking walking tours around the city to learn about Northampton and its rich history.
We have a dedicated faculty and staff committed to enriching the lives of our students through education, exploration, creativity, and hands on learning. Bridge Street has strong support from its families and the local community. We have an active volunteer program made of parents and community members who work with our students daily.
Every week at Bridge Street School the students, families, and community members meet in the gymnasium for our Weekly Celebration. During the Weekly Celebration, classes take turns sharing an exciting topic they are learning about and present it to the entire school. It also provides us with the opportunity to meet as a school family and to practice mindfulness.
Our school is a PBiS school (positive behaviors and intervention system) where we focus on the positive behaviors and replacement behaviors. We follow the 4 R’s: Being Respectful, Reliable, Reasonable, and Responsible. Students caught following the 4 R’s receive Paw Tickets from staff. Each classroom sets a goal to reach for the number of Paw Tickets they receive. When they reach their goal, the classroom celebrates with something special. Our classes also use the Second Step Curriculum where students learn about Empathy, How to Manage Emotions, and Problem Solving.
Bridge Street School is a great school with wonderful students, families, and a dedicated faculty and staff. Please stop in to visit anytime, our doors are always open!
Bridge Street School PTO
Please consider joining the BSS parent/teacher organization. The PTO is a wonderful way to get involved and to help support our school. Check out their facebook page, Bridge Street PTO. The next PTO meeting will be held on March 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the school library.
February 20-24 No School, Winter Break
March 1 3:30-6:30 Kindergarten Registration JFK Middle School
March 3 9:30-12:30 Kindergarten Registration JFK Middle School
March 6 Principal's Chat 8:35-9:30 BSS Library
March 8 2-Hour Delay, Teacher Professional Day
March 8 School Council 3:30-5:00 BSS Conference Room
March 15 Science Fair 6:00-7:30 BSS Gym (March 16 snow date)
March 22 PTO Meeting 6:30 BSS Library
The Bridge Street School Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the conference room. Our parent members are Lori Shine and Natalie Scruggs, our community member is Gerald Budgar. All meetings are open to the public. The school council develops the School Improvement Plan and discusses budget and other topics regarding school.
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