Welcome from Principal Henry

Dear Bidwell Parents and Community,

I would like to welcome you back for the 2018-2019 school year. I am delighted to begin my 5th year as Principal of John Bidwell Elementary school and anticipate an exciting year as we collectively continue to foster a community of excellence.


School Parking Lot Closure
Daily from 7:45-8:00 am and 1:00-2:30 pm

Closing the school parking lot

Due to ongoing safety complaints and concerns regarding our parking, please note the following: The

School parking lot will be closed to traffic from 7:45 to 8:00. Buses will only be allowed.

The parking lot along the street will be used to pick up and drop off students.

Parking will be used as a “safe zone” for student crossing.

The crosswalk on 17th Street will be monitored before / after school for a safe crossing, please do not stop on crosswalks.


Bidwell Winter Showcase
December 20th 5-6pm


District Wellness Policy
No more cupcakes in the classroom...

“A Wellness Policy is an important tool for parents, educational agencies and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and assuring that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meals standards. It contains goals specifically for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity, and other school based activities that promote student wellness.” -USDA

May I still bring treats for the class on my child’s birthday or general classroom celebration?


Curbside…Parent Coffee
Every 2nd Friday at 7:30 am...


English Language Advisory Council
ELAC- 7 de diciembre 5-7 pm

Lo invitamos a unirse a nosotros en la Primaria John Bidwell para nuestras del Consejo Consultivo de Estudiantes de Ingles (ELAC) reuniones.