Bradley Messenger 1.28.22

Posted 01/29/2022

News from the Nest….

  • The 5th Grade Balarat trip was snowy but a BLAST! Students were still able to enjoy most of the activities and missed some sleep. We are sure that they will remember this trip always.
  • Groundhog Day is Wednesday! Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow and will we have winter weather for 6 more weeks? Only time will tell!
  • Reminder: NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 4th – It’s a Bradley First Friday non-contact Teacher Professional Day.

School News

  • Happy New Year – Chinese New Year Celebrations begin January 31st. Find more information about the new year:
  • Please use caution when driving in the ice and snow and continue to obey all traffic laws and Bradley rules concerning pick-up and drop-off.
  • Kids Heart Challenge: Our school cares about heart health!! The American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge starts soon.  Will your student choose the challenge to be active or be kind? To register download the Kids Heart Challenge App or go to To kick off the Kids Heart Challenge, there will be a virtual assembly revealing our Bradley Heart Hero on Monday, February 14th! Students will also perform their Cupid Shuffle Dance – details to come!
  • Please use caution when driving in the ice and snow and continue to obey all traffic laws and Bradley rules concerning pick-up and drop-off.
  • Symptom Free School: Amid the significant rise in COVID-19 cases, we are doing everything we can to maintain in-person learning for our students. Please remember, do not send students to school with any symptoms of sickness – fever, stomachache, cough, etc. We will send students home with any symptoms without a doctor’s note. We ask that you please keep students home when they are feeling sick. Please find more information on those symptoms on our website: Free COVID-19 Testing & Vaccines: To help protect our community and keep each other healthy, all DPS staff, families and eligible students are encouraged to take a few important steps. To start, if you haven’t already, please get your vaccine (available to those ages 5 and older) or booster. Additionally, community members should get regular COVID tests to help stop the spread. Tests are available through COVIDCheck Colorado sites across the city. Lastly, please continue to follow the DPS 5, which outlines our safety guidelines while at our schools and buildings. Masks: Please also remember, masks are required on school property at all times including drop-off and pick-up. Please make sure that your student has multiple masks with them when they leave home.

PTO News

  • Upcoming Dines Out – a two night:  Torchy’s Tacos for Taco Tuesday, February 8th and Taco “Two’s” Day Tuesday, February 22nd (2/22/22) from 10AM to 10PM at their Hampden Location (6325 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80222).  Let them know you are with Bradley or show the attached flyer.  This is for dine in or carry out orders only (no third party delivery apps). Torchys Tacos Flyer
  • Join us next Thursday, February 3 at 7 p.m. for the PTO Meeting – hear updates from Mr. Wera and planning for upcoming fundraisers, including the Read-a-Thon!; Meeting ID: 876 7506 0143; Passcode: Bradley21p

Community Happenings

  • Denver Water Pipe Replacement Project: Denver Water is starting a water main replacement project in U-Hills, beginning this week. Crews will be replacing nearly 8,000 linear feet of aging water mains underneath the road. Work will begin this week and is expected to last through fall 2022. Denver Water will make every attempt to complete this project within the stated timeframe. However, as with any construction project, unforeseen circumstances, such as weather conditions, material shortages and crew availability may extend the completion of work. Emergency work may also take priority. Working hours are typically Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. If neighbors have questions about this project, contact Denver Water Customer Care at 303-893-2444. (PLEASE NOTE: Denver Water’s Customer Care is experiencing long wait times due to a labor shortage. When possible, customers should visit for self-service options and project information.) Please see attached image for affected roads.
  • Winter Carnival: Grand Lake Goes to Prom: We are excited to announce our 2022 Winter Carnival theme: Grand Lake’s Snow Games! This will be a completely outdoor winter event inspired by famous winter sport events we love and is completely free to attend. The event schedule includes teapot curling, snowshoe + snowball biathlon, fat-biking course, ski bike hill, snowman building contest, parent-child sled pull, human bowling, ice skating, and will wrap up the day with a closing ceremony with fireworks! There will be fire pits and a warming station available, as well as over $2500 in prizes from local businesses. Out of an abundance of caution for the rise in Covid-19 cases nationwide, we pivoted the theme for our 2022 Winter Carnival to “Snow Games” so that the entire program of activities consists of outdoor events. Our initially proposed theme was “Grand Lake Goes to Prom” and included both indoor and outdoor themed events. In order to offer the full experience associated with that theme, we will table our prom plans for a future Winter Carnival. We look forward to celebrating Winter Carnival with you on February 5, 2022. Bring your stoke and test your Winter Sport skills at Grand Lake’s Snow Games!

Important Dates to Remember

February 4 – NO SCHOOL – First Friday

February 8 – Bradley Dines Out – Torchy’s at Hampden & I-25, 10:00am-10:00pm
February 14 – American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge Begins (Virtual Assembly) & Cupid Shuffle
February 21 – NO SCHOOL – President’s Day
February 22 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher Professional Day
March 4 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher Professional Day
March 14 – Bradley Dines Out – Ester’s 4:00-10:00pm
March 22 – CMAS Testing Begins
March 28-April 1 – NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
April 4 – NO SCHOOL – Professional Learning Day
April 5 – Students Return to School

Visit the Bradley website for more information and more important dates:

Have a great weekend!

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