Welcome back to all of our returning bear families and a HUGE welcome to all the new families joining us for the 2019-20 school year. We are so glad to have you with us. I have a feeling that year number 3 is going to be the best one yet!
PTO stands for Parent / Teacher Organization and our group truly is a collaboration of Bradley parents, administration, teachers and staff dedicated to providing support to school. The work done through our PTO, of which you all are a part of, enhances the learning experience of every student at Bradley Elementary.
We are so very lucky to have a dedicated administration, wonderful teachers, and caring staff willing to guide our children through their elementary school education. Our partnership with them is an important piece of the PTO puzzle, but we could not do all the things we do without our volunteers. So whether you are a new or a returning parent we invite you to become involved. Here are a few easy ways how you can make a difference!
Volunteer – For the PTO to be effective and truly representative of our school, everyone’s participation is essential. Many parents feel they cannot participate in the PTO because they can’t come to meetings, or be at school on a regular basis. There are volunteer opportunities for EVERYONE! We want you to feel a part of the Bradley Bear family, so wether you have 30 minutes a day or 30 minutes a month, your ideas, your time and your talents are vital to us. Throughout the year many opportunities will become available for many of the events we have at Bradley. Please take a moment to review our calendar and reach out to the committee chairs of any events that may interest you. Or feel free to contact our PTO president (firstname.lastname@example.org) to help your find the right fit for your availability.
Attend a PTO Meeting – There are so many fun ways to get involved. Please visit our events calendar for all PTO meeting dates and times. If your schedule does not permit you to attend PTO meetings we invite you to read over the meeting minutes found here –> http://bradleybearspto.org/info/meeting-minutes/
Donations – Support your PTO by making a monetary contribution directly to the organization. Whether it be $5, $500 or $5,000, all donations are welcome. We want all families to feel a part of our organization! Your annual contribution is fully tax deductible and goes straight to supporting the education of every child in our school . Your donation brings enrichment programming into our classrooms, funds school improvements, supports teacher training and so much more!
Be in the Know – Check back here (on our PTO website) often for an amazing amount of information! You will find details on upcoming events, you can subscribe to receive our PTO Newsletter by registering your family. Be sure to submit your contact information to the directory and don’t forget to join the Bradley PTO FB Group. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to someone on our team.
We have been blessed with a couple of extra yearbooks once distribution has been completed and we would like to offer families who did not purchase a yearbook during the purchase period an opportunity do so.
- Please click on the image below to access the form.
- Complete the form in it’s ENTIRETY; only complete forms will be considered. — The form will only be open for 24 hours and only one entry per student will be accepted.
- Winners will be randomly selected; only one winner per family will be selected.
- If you are selected you will receive an email with the link to complete your payment; payments will only be accepted for 24 hours. If we don’t receive your payment within 24 hours you will forfeit the opportunity to purchase and a new winner will be selected.
- Yearbooks will be distributed to the winners that have completed payment process by Tuesday morning.
Good Luck to All!!!
Parents Night out this coming Friday night … Leave your kiddos at World Champions Centre and go have some fun … or some quite time … whichever you choose! Complete the form below to reserve your spot.
We will be offering cash-only concession snacks during the event; they will range from $.50 – $1.00 . All reservations must be paid on-line there will be no admittance at the door. Please visit the WCC website to complete your waiver in advance.
“If you don’t care for the tea you can at least make polite conversation!” – Mad Hatter
Join us on Saturday March 30th for our first annual Mad Hatter Mommy Daughter Tea Party. Our event will be held at Hochzeit Hall in Old Town Spring from 1PM – 4PM. We would love to see all of our Bradley girls with their moms, sisters, grandmothers and aunts.
Ticket Sales will close on Thursday, March 28th. Please note that due to limited space only a limited number of tickets will be available and tickets will only be available online.
Who’s ready to get their pizza on!??!?
Com join us all day on Thursday, December 13 at Crust Pizza Co on Rayford Rd for an all day Spirit Night!
Spirit Nights are an easy way to make a big impact on our PTO’s fundraising efforts. Share with your family and friends, it’s a great way to involve the community in our children’s education without having to knock on doors and sell stuff! Just remember whether you dine in or carry out … drop your receipt in the box!
Can’t wait to see y’all there!!!
Come crochet or knit with us on Monday December 10th at 10 AM, as we make little red hats for babies born in the month of February – also known as Heart Health Awareness Month. The Little Hats, Big Hearts program is a joint effort of the American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation to bring awareness to both Women’s Heart Health and Congenital Heart Defects.
It’s time for our second gathering! We will still meet again in January to get ready for delivery to the American Heart Association for distribution at local hospitals. If you are unable to attend but would still like to participate please feel free to drop off your donations (of either yarn or completed projects) to the schools front office. If you have any questions please feel free to PM me.
At the gatherings we will provide patterns as suggested by the program and have also received generous yarn donations so we have yarn for your projects. Should you want to provide your own yarn it must be either acrylic or cotton red or mostly red if you choose a variegated yarn. Please keep in mind the skin sensitivities of newborn babies as you make your yarn selections. They also ask that the hats don’t have any bows or buttons that can easily come off. Please bring your own needles, hooks, and other necessary tools.
If you have any questions about this project or how you can help please feel free to reach out to me!
Join us for a fun night of skating on Thursday, December 6! Concessions will be open for dinner and the first 100 skaters will get a free spirit stick!!!
A message from Sk8Town …
The staff at SK8Town wish to provide a clean, wholesome family atmosphere where you, your family, and your friends can come and have fun! Most of our sessions include skating games and activities including a chance to race. We offer a full concession stand for drinks and refreshments. We also have games and a redemption counter packed full of prizes.
Come join us on Saturday, December 1st from 11:00AM – 5:00PM for a day full of fun, community and holiday spirit!
Our first annual Bradley Elementary PTO Winter Wonderland Festival will have rides, games, live entertainment, and fun for the whole family! Come shop our Nutcracker Market or try your luck at winning those gifts by entering the silent auction. Drop your name in for the opportunity to win some raffled prizes by our wonderful Nutcracker Market Vendors and other local community businesses. If you get hungry our PTO Hospitality team will have concessions on-hand and if you have a sweet tooth the M.O.B.B. (Moms of Bradley Bears) will be hosting a Holiday Bake Sale.
While your here visit our very own, the talented Jennifer Chenault of JL Chenault Photography for family holiday pictures you’ll cherish year after year! And the main attraction of the whole event will be our wonderful “Trail of Trees”. A wide selection of Christmas trees that will be auctioned and donated to various charitable organizations in our area to help ensure that those less fortunate will have a magical holiday!
We look forward to seeing all of our Bradley families at this wonderful event!
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It’s time for ghosts and goblins!!! Join us for Bradley Elementary’s 2nd Annual trunk or Treat.
Whether you want to register your vehicle or just join in on the fun please complete the form below and return to your child’s teacher. All vehicle entries must be received no later than, October 24th in order to be considered! We will also gladly be accepting candy donations at the front office!
M.O.B.B. members are invited to engage in round table conversations that address issues impacting their students social, emotional, academic growth and family life.
This months conversation: Finding Me! How to create harmony and bring balance during life’s most stressful moments without losing yourself.
These conversations are facilitated by trained licensed professionals. M.O.B.B. embers will receive more details via email. Here is more information about the M.O.B.B.
We have some volunteer opportunities available!
Library Assistance – Ms. Rock the Librarian is looking for help every day to assist with students checking out books as well as re-shelving at the end of the day. To sign up to help click here.
Work Room Assistance – There is help needed in the school work room, making copies and laminating documents as requested by the teachers. If you are interested to sign up click here.