Creating community. Building bridges.
Bridges believes that the parent, child, and teacher create an important tie. The Bridges Parents Association (BPA) works to foster a sense of community with Bridges families and teachers.
By planning class and school-wide events, the BPA brings students, faculty, and parents together.
Welcoming new and returning families
The BPA back-to-school Popsicle Parties provide children and their families time to spend in the classrooms with their new teachers. The BPA also hosts back-to-school class playdates as a fun opportunity for families to get to know one another outside the classroom at the start of the school year.
Celebrating the season
Students celebrate the fall season with in-class festivities, complete with pumpkins and decorating kits donated by the BPA.
Honoring our home
In the spring, the BPA plans the annual Earth Day event in conjunction with Bridges faculty, during which students celebrate the Earth and the knowledge they’ve gained about how to care for their precious planet.
Bringing parents together
The BPA also plans parent events throughout the year. From coffee morning get togethers to cocktail parties, these gatherings are fun opportunities for parents to get to know one another.
It is a constant value for the children to know that the adult is there, attentive and helpful, a guide for the child. Perhaps this way of working with the child will build a different understanding of our role than we have had before.
Clarifying the meaning of our presence and our being with children is something that is vital for the child. When the child sees that the adult is there, totally involved with the child, the child doesn’t forget. This is something that’s right for us, and it’s right for the child.