Welcome to Bridgman Elementary School
Bridgman Elementary School is located in Southwest Michigan in Lake Township, just twenty miles north of the Indiana border. Situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, Bridgman is known as a tourist destination due to its beautiful sand beaches, wooded dune trails, and local shops. The community is rich in agriculture and farming, and local produce is abundant.
Bridgman Elementary School prides itself on educating the whole child. Academic, social, emotional, and behavioral supports are implemented at every grade level. Academic achievement is an integral part of Bridgman Elementary’s growth and success. Academic data is analyzed on an ongoing basis to provide research-based intervention and enrichment time in a small group provided by all instructional staff.
Students follow the district Guidelines for Success: Safety, Responsibility, Respect, and Honesty. All staff regularly recognize students for possessing these characteristics, and students are celebrated throughout the year.
Fr. 03/17 - 1/2 day of school - dismissal starts at 11:00 AM
March 20-24 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Mon. 03/27 - School Resumes
Mon. 03/27 through Fri. 03/31.....Kdg/Pro-5 New Student Enrollment for 2023/2024 School Year - see details below
Fr. 04/07 - 1/2 day of school - dismissal starts at 11:00 AM
Mon. 04/10 - NO SCHOOL
Tues. 04/18 - Individual Spring Picture Day / online orders ONLY. Online orders accepted until 11:59 PM on April 17, 2023
Order code - 77178QA
Tues. 04/18 - Spring Group Picture Day - order code will be published soon
Th. 04/27 - Kindergarten Spring Concert at BHS PAC - 6:00 PM
Th. 04/27 - Gr. 2 Spring Concert at BHS PAC - 7:00 PM
Reminder – doors open at 7:30 AM for students to enter the building.
2023-2024 NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT PACKETS - Progressive 5 & Kindergarten Students
Enrollment packets will be ready the week of March 27-31, 2023 from:
March 27-31.....7:30 AM-3:00 PM
Wednesday, March 29.....5:00-6:30 PM
~Readiness screening for ALL new Kindergarten/Progressive 5 students will be conducted in May 2023
~Child needs to be 5 years old by September 1, 2023 to attend either Kindergarten or Progressive 5's
~Both programs are all day/every day.
~Current students do not re-enroll.
~This enrollment is for registration paperwork only; students will meet their teacher at a later date.
Please return completed forms within 2 business days. We will place your child on the enrollment roster upon receipt of completed forms.
**All new Kindergarten/Pro-5 students who enroll during the summer months will be readiness screened in August 2023
Bring the following items when picking up an enrollment packet:
--Original Birth Certificate (courthouse issued)
--Custody papers, if applicable
--Driver's License of parent/guardian
--Proof of Residency – rental agreement, property tax statement, building permit, deed, OR voter registration card
New students enrolling in Grades 1-4 – we also need a copy of their current report card from their previous school
IMPORTANT REMINDER TO PARENTS
Elementary Parents — Remember when you pick up your child in a vehicle you must use the parking lot pick-up process. Students using the “walker door” should live in the neighborhoods surrounding the elementary school and walk (not catch a ride to avoid the pickup lane) to their homes at the end of the school day. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.
“PARENTS AS TEACHERS” PLAYGROUPS
Berrien RESA sponsors the free Parents as Teachers “Read, Play & Learn” playgroups for children 0-4 years old in the Bridgman Elementary MPR.
Thursdays from 9-10 AM:
**March 16, 2023
**April 20, 2023
Bridgman Elementary School
3891 Lake Street
Bridgman, MI 49106
Lori Graves, Principal
Building Opens: 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast: Will be available
Students in Class: 7:30 a.m.
Start/End Times: 7:45 a.m.-2:50 p.m.
Half-Day: 7:45 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
2 Hour Delay: 9:45 a.m.-2:50 p.m.**
(**no breakfast served)
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.