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Involvement

PARENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Welcome to the learning community at Bridges High School. We are excited that you have chosen our school for your child to attend and hope to work closely with you as we help educate your student. Parents are a very vital part of our learning community. We believe that the school should support parents by offering multiple ways for them to be involved. We offer support in communicating, parenting, volunteering, learning at home, decision-making and collaborating with the community. We have had 100% parent participation since 2007-8. We encourage your active participation in at least one of the following activities:

Building Accountability Committee—we meet quarterly to discuss the status of the school, including progress toward reaching annual building goals, improvements in curriculum and delivery, schedules, and finances. Parents hold positions as Chairperson, Vice-chairperson and Secretary. While everyone is welcome to attend any meeting, voting members of the committee include 3 parents, 3 students, 1 community member, 2 faculty members and the principal. Various sub-committees may be formed during the year as needed (Decision Making) 9/30/13, 6:00-7:30 pm; 12/2/13, 6:00-7:30 pm; 2/10/14, 6:00-7:30 pm; 4/21/14, 6:00-7:30 pm

Teacher Appreciation Luncheons (Snacks & Dinners)—parents sponsor and serve informal luncheons monthly for our teachers and staff. During the Fall Parent/Student/Teacher conferences, informal lunches and dinners are served to the staff. An annual coordinator plans the luncheon and sinner ideas and creates a schedule. We encourage all parents to participate in some way during the year. (Volunteering) Tues.-9/17/13-lunch; Mon.-10/28/13-lunch; Tues.-10/29/13-dinner; Thurs.-11/13/13-lunch; Wed.-12/11/13-lunch; Fri.-1/17/14-lunch; Mon.-2/10/14-lunch; Mon.-3/17/14-lunch; Thurs.-4/17/14-lunch; Fri.-5/9/14-lunch

Senior Thesis reviewers—as part on English 4, seniors prepare a major research paper connected to their Senior Project. We invite parents and community members to read, review, and make comments and suggestions about these papers (during the draft stages) either at school or in a setting of their choosing. This year we have over 25 papers that will need help and support. Students’ writing is anonymous and the reviews are returned to the students for consideration in their editing process. (Volunteering; Communicating) 12/2/13 and 12/4/13

Hut Trip(s) supplies, scholarships, equipment, chaperones, willing participants TBD

Community Service—we want our learning community to be involved with the greater community. Each year the students and staff (and any interested parents) give service back to the community. An organizer is necessary each year to work with staff members to plan the event. (Previous projects have included highway and community clean-ups, reading at pre-schools and retirement facilities, recycling, building and grounds beatification, trail maintenance, and weed removal projects.) (Collaborating with Community) TBD

All-School Camping trip chaperones, cooks, willing participants, equipment, scholarships TBD

Senior posters/photos for Graduation to celebrate the members and accomplishments of the Class of 2014 May 2014

Graduation potluck (Seniors’ parents) 5/30/14 @ 4:00 pm Annual Frog Leg BBQ 6/4/14

Birthday celebrations for students & staff (monthly cakes work great!)

School Club support (Student Council, National Honor Society, Recycling, Key Club, Yearbook, Safe School Ambassadors, Sports @ lunch, and Literary Magazine). Clubs (and faculty sponsors) need service ideas, food, supplies and extra funds. Any and all help is appreciated. On going

News Items—we want to keep lines of communication open! To accomplish this, we invite monthly submissions on important parent issues to be posted on the school’s website. Additionally we try to get news about our school out into local news. Submissions of photos and possible topics are encouraged. We also need someone to save newspaper articles that mention our students by name/photo/activity. (Communicating; Parenting; Learning at Home)

Community Mentors—as part of the Senior Project, students may need to complete internships with a local mentor related to their project topic. Volunteers are needed to be mentors for students and to encourage other members of the Roaring Fork Valley communities to agree to serve as mentors. A coordinator is needed annually to work directly with the Senior Project teacher. (Volunteering; Collaborating with Community)

Futures Room—recognizing the importance of higher education and training for our students, parents sponsor a room that focuses on those opportunities. General information of higher education opportunities, College catalogs and Scholarships are sorted, displayed and posted on the school’s website. The room and its contents are available for all students and their parents. A Futures Coordinator and an Assistant Coordinator are needed annually (usually the Assistant Coordinator serves as the Coordinator the following year). (Volunteering; Decision Making) 

Upcoming Events

Bridges Vision

We envision a learning community that is a hub for our students, families, teachers, alumni, surrounding school groups, and local residents. 

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