Parent Teacher Association (PTA): The purpose of Bridgeway Academy’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a volunteer association established to form a partnership between Bridgeway Academy’s staff and families, to serve together to enhance and maximize the educational potential of every child. We will spread awareness, sponsor special events, fundraise and provide education for our families and the community.
Bridgeway Academy’s PTA exists as a nonprofit unincorporated association governed by a set of articles. All parents or guardians of Education Center students can be a voting member and hold offices of the PTA; Therapy Center parents and guardians may attend PTA meetings as non-voting members and are not eligible to hold office.
PTA meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month during the academic year with an annual meeting held each June.
2018-19 PTA Officers:
President: Sarah Smalley
VP of Secondary: Rachel Piekarski
Co-VP’s of Primary: Callie Mitchell and Maira Fagan
Treasurer: Lindsey Schaber
Secretary: Jen O’Brien
Social: Lindsay Schaber
Staff Appreciation: Primary – Callie Mitchell and Maira Fagan | Secondary – Mary Gause and Sarah Smalley
Box Tops: Kaytie Fulks
Book Fair: Primary – OPEN | Secondary – Jen O’Brien
Gala Baskets: Ashley Neidhardt and Kaytie Fulks
Classroom Parents: Primary – Sarah Higgins | Secondary – Becky Harris
Parent Directory: Callie and Noah Mitchell
SCRIP: Sarah Smalley
For more information about PTA or to get involved, email PTA@bridgewayohio.org.
2018-19 PTA meeting schedule:
Tuesday, August 22 @ 1:00pm – Primary School and Therapy Center
Tuesday, September 12 @ 1:00pm – Secondary School and Therapy Center
Tuesday, October 10 @ 1:00pm – Primary School and Therapy Center
Tuesday, November 14 @ 1:00pm – Secondary School and Therapy Center
Tuesday, December 12 @ 1:00pm – Primary School and Therapy Center
Tuesday, January 9 @ 1:00pm – Secondary School and Therapy Center
Tuesday, February 13 @ 1:00pm – Primary School and Therapy Center
Tuesday, March 13 @ 1:00pm – Secondary School and Therapy Center
Tuesday, April 10 @ 1:00pm – Primary School and Therapy Center
Tuesday, May 8 @ 1:00pm – Secondary School and Therapy Center in Bridgeway
If you are not already a member, please join our private “Bridgeway Academy Families” Facebook group.
Please also “Like” Bridgeway Academy’s official Facebook Page where you can learn about happenings directly.
Bridgeway Academy publishes a quarterly newsletter with information about upcoming events and activities, PTO updates and other relevant information. You can access archived issues here!
Please click below for a PDF version of the Bridgeway Academy newsletter:
Here are some general parent reminders:
Logo Wear: T-shirts are available for purchase. See your child’s teacher or the Bridgeway Academy office for an order form.
Winter Reminders: Don’t forget! Students go outside for recess of the “feels-like” temperature is 25 degrees or more; for gross motor if the “feels like” temperature is 15 degrees or more. Please remember to dress your child appropriately.
Closings and Delays: During inclement weather closings and delays can be found on all major stations.
Illnesses: As a reminder students that are ill must be kept home from school. If your child has a fever, vomiting or diarrhea while at school they will be sent home. In addition, we will be extra careful with students displaying flu-like symptoms.
Primary School Student and Parent Handbook: Information on policies and procedures for Bridgeway Academy’s Primary School
Secondary School Student and Parent Handbook: Information on policies and procedures for Bridgeway Academy’s Secondary School
Medication Administration (JFS 01217): If your child needs to receive any medication, supplement or lotion during the school day, please complete both forms (JFS 01217 and JFS 01236).
Child Medical Statement (JFS 01305): All students must have a current medical statement, signed by a physician, on file with Bridgeway Academy at all times.
Earn cash for tuition with SCRIP!
The PTA runs a fundraiser called SCRIP that allows you to raise money directly to your child’s tuition and FACTS account by purchasing gift cards through SCRIP’s website.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
2018 order dates: August 20. September 10. October 1 & 22. November 12. December 3.
Raise Funds for Bridgeway Academy – FREE TO YOU!
Box Tops: Clip and send in your Box Tops as often as you can. Register at www.boxtops4education.com to see a list of participating products, complete earning details for Bridgeway Academy (including Bridgeway Academy’s goal and earnings to date), print coupons for Box Top products and earn additional cash for Bridgeway Academy by shopping online.
Labels for Education: The Labels for Education program has been supporting schools for over 35 years. Clip and send in your labels to earn cash for Bridgeway Academy. Visit the Labels for Education web site at http://www.labelsforeducation.com for a list of participating products (including Campbell’s Soup, Prego, Pepperidge Farm, Spaghettio’s, Swanson, etc.), view Bridgeway Academy’s earnings to date, bonus offers and more.
Kroger Plus Card Rewards Program Register your Kroger Plus card online and each time you use your Plus card Bridgeway Academy will receive a percentage of your sale. Click on “Community Rewards Information” and search for Bridgeway Academy.
Goodsearch Internet Search Tool: Use the Goodsearch Internet search tool instead of Google or other search tools and each time you do a search Bridgeway Academy will earn money. To register, go to www.goodsearch.com and choose Bridgeway Academy as your designated cause. To set your Internet home page too Goodsearch, go to your Internet settings under Tools, then Options and type the Goodsearch web link as your Home Page link. Each time you open your Internet browser it will automatically show the Goodsearch web site.