Bradley Weekly Messenger 3.8.24

Posted 03/09/2024

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School News

  • Spring Forward! It’s Daylight Savings Time. Don’t forget to Spring Forward 1 hour on Sunday!
  • Ramadan: Ramadan begins at sundown on March 10th. If students celebrating Ramadan need an alternative space during lunch, they may come to Room 218 (Mr. Greene/Mrs. Barnes) during their lunch period. We wish all of our Muslim families a happy Ramadan!
  • DCTA Newcomer Clothes Drive: Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our Newcomer Supply Drive.  We collected many winter items that will help keep kids warm this spring!   Your donations are greatly appreciated!
  • Denver Urban Gardens (DUG): Denver Urban Gardens has selected Bradley International as a site to install one of its new food forests. The Food Forest is coming to Bradley, and we want your ideas! There will be fruit trees, nut trees, berry bushes, and vines! See the plans and let the team know what you’d like to see integrated in the space for the school. The Community Input Meeting is Thursday, March 14, 4 PM – 5:30 PM at Bradley (directly following the Bradley PTO meeting). We hope to see you there!  (Flier
    • Lifetouch Class & Spring Photo Day: Get ready for class and spring individual picture day on March 18th! The fliers will be sent home. You can also purchase photo packages online at with code: for individual pictures use code EVTHBNDF4. For class photo, use the code EVTXCSNKF.
    • Bradley Closet is in Need of clothes: The Bradley closet where students can borrow clothes when they have an accident is running low on boys’ small pants and underwear. The pants can be gently used but underwear should be new. We are looking for size 4-8 in both pants and underwear. We would GREATLY appreciate it! You can drop off any items in the office.
    • American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge: Heartfelt thanks to the Bradley International School students who’ve learned Hands-Only CPR during Kids Heart Challenge, earned characters delivering heart-healthy messages, and are spreading awareness through texts, emails, and social media! Our goal is to raise $23,000 so we can help the American Heart Association and earn PE equipment for our school. As of 3/5/24 we have raised $12,687.69 in life saving donations! Want to help? Sign up, donate or get a donation, and complete Finn’s Mission! Download the free app for iPhone or Android, or online: Any student who raises $50 will qualify to purchase discounted tickets and get a special ON COURT experience with the Denver Nuggets! The class with the most students registered gets an EXTRA PE CLASS! And every student who raises $75 will get to turn Mr. Hoffer into a Human Disco Ball with GLITTER SLIME! Inspire Others. “Being someone who can save a life, that’s a superpower if you ask me” – Damar Hamlin. See what he says about knowing CPR. Completing Finn’s Mission is the way to inspire friends and family to get healthier, learn CPR, and to spot a stroke.
    • CMAS: CMAS testing starts in April for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Please find a CMAS letter for families to read as well as a calendar. Please have students present and on time for CMAS testing days and to rearrange appointments accordingly. CMAS Family Letter 2023-24 (Spanish & Arabic
    • Summer Connections registration for Summer Connections is now open. For more information, visit Parent guide to website here: 
    • Bradley Yearbook: Order your Bradley yearbook now through TreeRing! You get to customize 2 pages which makes your yearbook SPECIAL to YOU! See the flier HERE  or follow this LINK to order.
  • Job Opportunities at Bradley: We have a full time paraprofessional position as well as a part time afternoon ECE paraprofessional available. Please check the DPS Job Board and search for jobs at Bradley! DPS Job Fair: March 9, 2024 10am – 1pm MST New Location: Bruce Randolph Middle School, 3955 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205
  • VOLUNTEER: Volunteers in the school must fill out the DPS Volunteer form each year and must be cleared before volunteering in the classroom. DPS Volunteer

IB Learner Profile of the Month
The Learner Profile for the month of March is “Thinker”. Students who are thinkers exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Activities for Parents:

  • Challenge your child to try to think of solutions to problems independently (with someone at school or a sibling).
  • Pose different real life problems and questions to your child
    -“I wonder how much all the groceries in the cart will cost-how can we make an estimate?”
    -“I’m not sure how to arrange these glasses so they will fit in the cupboard.  What do you think?”
  • Ask your child questions when they are working on a problem.
    -”Do you have any ideas about how we can begin?”
    -”How can we do this differently?”
    -”What other ways can we show that?”
    -”I had never really thought of that.  Tell me more about it.”

News from the Nurse:

  • For students who are ill, please call the Attendance Line at 720.424.9398 
  • ILLNESS SYMPTOMS- If your student has a fever or exhibits any symptoms related to COVID-19 or any other infectious disease they must stay home and avoid coming to school. Anyone with a fever or vomiting must remain home and fever-free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication. Please continue to call the attendance line to report absences. 
  • Students who present these symptoms at school will be sent home (Fever, vomiting, coughing, cruddy/runny nose, etc.)
  • NUTS: Please make sure that you don’t bring items with nuts into the classroom, as we have students with allergies to nuts.
  • MEDICATION: If your student needs medicine during the school day, please contact our nurse Shayla Marak at 720-424-9394 to discuss the necessary paperwork.


PTO Happenings:

  • Tuesday March 12th, Bradley Dines Out at Birdcall! Visit any time 10:30am-10:00pm and use promo code BE0312 in your order online or at the kiosk. Go to the Birdcall Cherry Hills location (4996 E. Hampden, Denver, CO, this location only). IMPORTANT! To benefit our school, you will need to use this code at check-out when ordering online or in the restaurant: BE0312. Birdcall will be generously donating 25% of these sales back to Bradley. Make lunch or dinner easy!
  • Mark your calendars! Please join us for our next PTO meeting on Thursday, March 14th at 3-4 p.m. in the library or Zoom (child care is provided). 
  • We’ve already received some great suggestions, but would love more!  Here is a link to the online suggestion box.  There is also a physical suggestion box that is now located across from the main office on the PTO table.
    • PTO cannot function without our volunteers.  Please click the link below to see where you can help!  
  • Check out the PTO website for full details and future meeting dates. 

Community News

  • YMCA Spring Sports: Sign up by March 18th for YMCA spring soccer, basketball or baseball! See fliers to sign up and dates: SPRINGSPORTS
  • Visit LuBird’s Light Playground at Stanley Marketplace! 2501 Dallas St., Aurora CO. 80010 There are over 74,000 kids with disabilities in Colorado and most playgrounds do not give these children an opportunity to experience the fun and joy of being outdoors with their peers.  With your support, LuBird’s Light Foundation will build extraordinary, one of a kind inclusive playgrounds for children and families of all needs and enhance existing playgrounds throughout the Metro area.
  • Eisenhower Rec Center: Kids get free access to Denver recreation centers, swimming  pools, and cultural facilities where they can participate in healthy, safe and fun activities after school, over summer break, and on weekends! See what’s happening at the Eisenhower Rec Center and learn about the MY Denver Card! March My Denver Card Events

Upcoming Important Dates to Remember

March 10 – Daylight Savings BEGINS – Spring Forward 1 hour
March 10 – Ramadan Begins at sundown
March 11 – Session 4 After School Enrichment BEGINS
March 12 – Bradley Dines Out – Birdcall – all day (Use code BE0213)
March 13 – CSC Meeting – Zoom 6:00pm
March 14 – Bradley PTO Meeting – Library 3:00pm
March 14 – DUG Community Food Forest Input Meeting – Library 4:00pm
March 16 – Destination Imagination Competition

March 18 – Lifetouch Spring Class & Individual Picture Day
March 21 – Bradley PAC Meeting 7:00am
March 21 – DPS Multicultural PAC Meeting at Goldrick Elementary 9-11am
March 25-29 – NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
April 1 – NO SCHOOL – Cesar Chavez Day
April 2 – Students Return to School
April 8 – Solar Eclipse
April 9/10 – Eid al-Fitr – End of Ramadan
April 10 – CSC Meeting – 3:00pm – Library
April 11 – Bradley PTO Meeting – 7:00pm – Zoom
April 17 – Bradley Dines Out – Chipotle UHills 4-9pm
April 19 –  NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day
April 23- 24 – 5th Grade to Balarat
April 26 – DPS Shakespeare Festival
April 26 – Garde Instillation Day
May 3 – NO SCHOOL – Bradley First Friday


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