Dear Families,

We are excited for tonight's meeting for members of the professional community, an event that will gather educational therapists, psychologists, legal advocates, relocation specialists, and other professionals located in the greater Seattle area. Meetings for professionals are a regular feature of Bridges Academy and typically take place in a luncheon format to inform everyone about Bridges and to build community and connections. Luncheons are being planned for 2022. Stay tuned in next month’s newsletter for the recap of the event and a big thank you goes out to everyone who recommended a professional. 

Our open house season is beginning. For those already in contact with Bridges, we will be hosting small get togethers in Seattle and online, and Doug and Kayla are already speaking with families about our admissions processes. Over the next few months we will also be setting up open houses for those completely new to the conversation. 

Let’s keep the conversations going, spread the word and … there will be more soon.

Best,

Carl Sabatino
Head of Schools

Parent Panel
Last Tuesday, several current Bridges parents met for a parent panel to talk with interested Seattle families about Bridges. The panel included Co-Presidents of the Parent Association Heather David, her child Cameron is in high school, and Adriana Roze, her child Sebastian is a Phoenix student. The panel was rounded out with middle school parent Anahid Koumriqian and high school parent Sharon Rosas.

The panel began with introductions where parents spoke about how they knew public schooling and other schools weren't a viable option for their children and how they heard and found out about Bridges. Parents were then asked, "how does the Bridges philosophy differ from your son's prior schools?", "did you encounter any bumps and what did you and Bridges do to address them?", and "how do you see the effect of the educational philosophy on your son?".

After answering these questions the panel participated in a Q & A session with families in attendance. If you were unable to attend the event click here for the link!
High School Open House
On Tuesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. we will be hosting a High School Open House via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to the event, whether you've already been in communication with us or if you're brand new to the conversation and interested in learning more, so spread the word!


The Zoom link will be sent shortly before the event begins.

We hope to see you there!
Curriculum Corner
Bridges Academy Online
Grand Central station has moved from New York City to the second floor of the main building at Bridges Academy. Cohort leader Dylan McKenzie has been working with BAO teachers and students to provide a smooth and immersive experience.

Students in the Bridges Online Talent Development class have been introduced to the rich, independent nature of the program, given time to explore their ideas and stretch their imaginations and have begun the ever-important process of completing their planning forms, the proposal document all students in the program are asked to complete in order to get their projects approved.
Conceptual Physics Online
In Jasen Vita's conceptual physics class, students are learning about one-dimensional kinematics.

Here Jasen is modeling one method of how to solve problems concerning an object's motion.
English Online
Students in Jesse Karlan's 9th grade English class were introduced to Joan Didion's nonfiction piece "Why I Write" as scaffolding preparation for next term's student assignment: personal essay.

The class discussed Didion's writing process and the fact that she writes as a means of discovery (self discovery, discovering the meaning behind her thoughts, finding stories for the pictures in her head). Additionally, they discussed why students write - To share their identity? To find community or empathy by connecting to other POVs? - and what process works for them.
Next Crucial Conversations is October 20!
Join us Wednesday, October 20th, at 1 p.m. for the next episode of Crucial Conversations About Cognitive Diversity.

The next episode of season three will feature Marc Smolowitz. He is a multi-award-winning director, producer, and executive producer who has been significantly involved in 50+ independent films. The combined footprint of his works has touched 250+ film festivals & markets on five continents, yielding substantial worldwide sales to theatrical, television, and VOD outlets, notable box office receipts, and numerous awards and nominations.

Marc's credits include films that have screened at top-tier festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Venice, Tribeca, Chicago, Palm Springs, SF FILM, AFI Docs, IDFA, DOC NYC, CPH: DOX, Tokyo, Melbourne, Viennale, Jerusalem, among others.

Career Opportunities
If you, or anyone you know, are interested in any of the positions listed below please email Carl Sabatino at carl.sabatino@bridges.edu and denote which position you are applying for in the subject line.


Position: Assistant Head/Director of Bridges Seattle School

The search for the perfect Assistant Head/Director of Bridges Seattle School is still open. This is a great opportunity to take the 2e movement forward and for a meaningful career.


Positions: Teachers and Counselors

Soon we will begin interviewing for Bridges Seattle teachers. All grades and all subjects are available, as well as counseling and SEL positions. We will provide more information soon, but tell your teacher friends to update their resumes!
Directory
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Seattle Parent Coordinator
Site Committee Chair
Director of Admissions
Admissions Liaison