The Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
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 Academy students can be a voting member and hold offices of the PTA; Therapy Center parents and guardians are welcome to 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. Full schedule below.
2022-2023 PTA Officers:
President – Ronda Johnson
Vice President – Heather Watson
Secretary – Maira Fagan
Treasurer – Julie Brown Kolibash
Staff Appreciation Coordinator – Becky Harris
Social Activities Coordinator – Ashley Breneman and Tiffany Wise
Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator – Tiffany Wise
PTA Cares – Kyleigh Maxwell
In-School Activities Coordinator – Maira Fagan and Heather Watson
For more information about PTA or to get involved, email PTAbridgeway@gmail.com.
2022-23 PTA meeting schedule:
The business of the PTA will be conducted from 1:30 – 2:30pm. Social time to connect and share will take place from 2:30 – 3:15pm.
To stay up to date with PTA happenings, please join our private “Bridgeway Academy Families” Facebook group. Both Academy and Therapy Center parents are welcome to join the group and participate in the PTA.
Please also “Like” Bridgeway Academy’s official Facebook Page where you can learn about organizational functions and events directly.
General Parent Reminders:
Logo Wear: T-shirts are available for purchase online in the Spirit Store.
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.
Before and After Care: Click here to learn more.
Medication Administration (JFS 01217): If your child needs to receive medication but does not need a care plan, please complete form (JFS 01217).
About SCRIP – Buy gift cards and earn money back toward your tuition!
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. In 2020, SCRIP moved cards to an e-gift card format. If you desire plastic gift cards to be ordered, please reach out to the PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance and they will do their best to accommodate you.
Raise Funds for Bridgeway Academy – FREE TO YOU!
Amazon Smile: Make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile and a portion of funds will be donated back to Bridgeway Academy. Be sure to select Bridgeway Academy (formerly Helping Hands Center) in your Amazon Smile account.
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.
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.