Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Bridger School

Home of the Wildcats!

7910 SE Market | Portland, OR 97215
Phone: (503) 916-6336 | Fax: (503) 916-2612

Past School News and Announcement Postings


01/29/2012 At Bridger, students, parents, teachers and staff focus on creating a positive school community where all cultures are recognized and all students are encouraged to achieve their highest academic potential while developing a life long love of learning. If your child is entering Kindergarten in September 2012, we invite you to come hear what Bridger's has to offer and talk with the Kindergarten Team, Principal Fox and Bridger Parents.

Kindergarten Meetings to beheld:

  • February 8th, 2012 at 6:00pm - Immersion Program
  • February 16th, 2012 at 8:45am - Neighborhood Program
  • February 16th, 2012 at 6:30pm - Neighborhood Program
  • February 23rd, 2012 at 6:30pm - Neighborhood & Immersion Program
  • March 14th, 2012 at 9:00am - Immersion Program

How to Apply to the Spanish Immersion Program for 2012-2013?

  • Attend one Mandatory Meeting listed above
  • Complete a Statement of Understanding.
  • Submit a Lottery Application (Timeline: February 10 - March 9, 2012)

Applications found on the Portland Public Schools website: PPS Enrollment & Transfer School Choice Link http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools-c/make_a_choice.php . The application is available once the lottery opens in February

28-Dec-2011 - The Mitten Project championed by Bridger Teachers and supported by Bridger Families bought and delivered 15 Coats, 21 shoes, 21 Pant/Shirt sets and 2 Hat/Gloves set to Bridger Students! Thank you to all that helped this effort. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE!

01-Dec-2011 - The Mitten Project championed by Bridger Teachers helps Bridger Families in need of clothing this cold winter season (socks, shoes, tops, bottoms, coats). If you would like to join the Teachers in "the Mitten Project" please sign-up by Tuesday, December 13th to purchase an item or make a direct donation. Teachers will be going shopping on Wednesday afternoon.  Items you sign-up to buy need to be brought to Library with your Mitten Number and giftcards/cash need to be brought to the office by this Wednesday, December 14th. If you have any questions please reach out to your child's Teacher or Librarian Annie (alicurse@pps.net)

28-Oct-2011 - On Friday, October 28 we will have the Grand Opening of our new library sponsored by Target and the Heart of America Foundation! This will be a special day were we will have Target Volunteers on the school premises helping with indoor and outdoor school improvement projects. We will also have on site, some media crews from local radio and television broadcasts. (Don't forget to turn in your signed consent form for your child's photo release for that day. )


This will also be the kick off of the TARGET’S SUPPORT OF SCHOOL-BASED FOOD PANTRIES: MEALS FOR MINDS. The school pantry program, Meals for Minds, is an innovative initiative that brings food to schools to feed students and families most in need.
  • Distributions are open to all students and their families within the school.
  • Distributions are set up in a “market” or “client choice” style (i.e., families may choose from a variety of food offerings, including fresh produce).
  • Each child and their family should receive approximately 35 pounds of food at each distribution with a goal of 25% of this being fresh fruits and vegetables. The pounds of food for each distribution equal approximately 27 meals per child.

And you won't want to miss this spectacular or some might say spook-takular Costume Ball. A family event! Crafts, Games and DANCING. Costumes are required (no masks and no weapons) that means Mom and Dad too! Bring 10 Box tops to the ball and be entered to win a iTunes Gift Card!



06-Oct-2011 -  Dear Bridger Families,  I wanted to let you know that there was a boiler malfunction at the school today and steam was released into the boiler room, setting off the alarm. Students and staff safely evacuated the building. The fire department responded and the boiler problem was resolved. Students and staff were then able to return to the building and resume their school day.  Our students and teachers did a great job of following our steps for a safe exit and return.   Thank You Brenda Fox  Principal   

22-Sept-2011- Changes to First and Second Grade Classrooms--After much consideration, we have decided to adjust our first and second grade classrooms due to the large amount of students in the second grade classroom. We have had seven students enroll after September 6, 2011.  As you know class size is a major indicator in the success of young learners. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the classroom teachers or ask during back to school night Thursday. We are here to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone. We truly appreciate your support with this matter and believe that this is in the best interest for all the kids in our learning community. The transition will happen on Friday, September 22, 2011. We will have one first grade, one second grade, and one first/second grade.