Welcome from Principal Henry

Dear Bidwell Parents and Community,

I would like to welcome you back for the 2017-2018 school year. I am delighted to begin my 4th year as Principal of John Bidwell Elementary school and anticipate an exciting year as we collectively continue to foster a community of excellence.


Bidwell Book Fair
March 5th- 9th

Dear John Bidwell Families:
Join us in sharing a love of reading with our students at the John Bidwell Scholastic Book Fair from March 5th-9th before and/or after school.
 Visit the Book Fair as a family.
 Talk with your child about what they are reading.
 Connect your child with books they want to read and build your home library.
It’s a great way to ensure your child’s success!
Ms. Henry, Principal 

STEM academy

STEM Academy at Bidwell (5th and 6th graders)
Starts February 13th, every Tuesday and Thursday after school

Sign your 5th and 6th grader up for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy at Bidwell:




Classes start February 13th and run through May 9th


Every Tuesday (2-4pm) and Thursday (1-3pm) after school…Please have your student come by the office for a flyer with all the details. 



Early Kindergarten Registration
Come to Bidwell and register your Kinder child early!

We will be registering all Kinders Monday through Friday 8:30-2:30 until January 31st.

What you need to register:

1. Birth Certificate

2. Up to date Immunizations

3. Address verification (i.e. SMUD, phone, rental agreement, etc.)


Bidwell Book Fair


School Site Council Meetings


Parent Teacher Conferences (Shortened Days)


Third Trimester Begins