June Bridging Events to be Drive By

posted 5/3/21 -- As the world reopens, LCCAA Head Start works to reestablish key traditions while keeping everyone’s safety in mind.

Traditional bridging ceremonies could not be held in 2020 due to COVID-19. Families were encouraged to hold ceremonies at home or over Zoom with relatives and send in photos. Certificates and T-shirts were mailed out and contributed photos were compiled into a video for all to enjoy.

This year, centers will host drive-by Bridging celebrations. Each center has a physical bridge set up and teachers will take photos of students.

On the last day of school, parents will be invited to drive-by at specific times to accept congratulations, copies of the photo, completion certificates T-shirts, yard signs and summer learning kits.

“We look forward to the return of our typical ceremonies, but are grateful for the chance to mark this milestone for our students,” said Education and Disabilities Specialist Jennifer Bartlebaugh. “Every Head Start student has grown this year and it’s important that we recognize their accomplishments in a fun and safe way.”

All LCCAA Head Start students receive recognition whether they are bridging to kindergarten or bridging from one milestone to the next.

Due to the needs of our partners in the buildings at Firelands and LaGrange, drive-by bridging for these students will take place on June 3. All other centers will hold their drive-by events on June 10. For specific times, please talk to your child’s teachers.