Happy 1st Day of Summer, Bridger!
As many of you know, there are some changes coming to the Bridger SUN Program on July 1st. As of July 1st the Bridger SUN Program will be run by Latino Network. We will still be serving all members of the Bridger community, but we will have access to some new and exciting resources for the Latino community. Priority for afterschool classes will be given to those students at risk for academic failure and we will do our best to ensure students who would like to participate in SUN are given the chance to do so.
Unfortunately, with the change in agency comes some changes in staffing. Geoffrey "Mr. Geoffwah" Blackmer will not longer be in his role as the Bridger SUN Extended Day Coordinator/Food Pantry Coordinator and his last day will be June 30th. Geoffrey has been an integral part of the Bridger community and he will be missed!
The Bridger SUN-sponsored Food for Families will also be changing with the new school year. Due to limited funding through the Oregon Food Bank, Bridger will be transitioning to a Harvest Share site. Food distribution will still take place on the 3rd Friday of the month, 3pm-5pm, but will no longer include dry good/shelf stable items. Harvest Share will offer delicious, fresh produce and will be open to everyone in the community.
Due to low participation numbers at the end of the school year, the Latino Parent Group will no longer meet on the first Friday of the month. Instead, we will be hosting a month Latino Family Dinner on the last Wednesday of the month. This will give parents and community members to enjoy a nice dinner, learn about what is going on at Bridger and in PPS, and childcare will be offered.
If you turned in a summer SUN registration form for the 2016 Summer Session reminder post cards will be sent out at the end of June/beginning of July.
If you have any questions regarding the Bridger SUN Program do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-502-1485.