Bradley Messenger 1.5.24

Posted 01/06/2024

School News

  • Happy 2024! We hope your winter break was relaxing!
    • School Choice 2024-25: Open Choice Enrollment dates for Round 1 will begin January 11, 2024 at 10:00am. All ECE families have to submit a Choice Application. 5th grade families should submit a choice application if they are trying to attend a middle school that is not their boundary school.
    • Reminder: NO SCHOOl – January 15th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Mill Levy Update: We have a special message for you from the Planning, Design, and Construction Office at Denver Public Schools. As some of you may know, we were selected to receive construction upgrades to help improve our school when DPS’ school bond measure passed in 2020. To help kick off the new year, the office responsible for all bond-related construction across our school district wanted to share a special message on the progress they’ve made with our community. You can view their message here
    • Lunch Menu: Monthly Menus
  • BESS Parent Screening: Parents/Guardians, This is a friendly reminder to complete your child’s mental health screener. Our winter screening window is open until January 19th. Please review the BESS FAQ document to learn more about the BESS and universal mental health screening in DPS this year. Please follow the link that will bring you directly to the site to complete the screener: Thank you so much for your participation!
  • 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
  • CSC: Next meeting: Jan. 10th @ 6:00 pm Virtual

IB Profile of the Month

Our IB learner profile for January is Balanced.  When students are balanced, they understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and for others. 

Activities for Parents:

  • Encourage a wide range of activities for your child to participate in outside of school. These include structured activities such as soccer, ballet, community service projects, etc…
  • Role model being balanced. Spend time as a parent or family doing many different things. 
  • Discuss the food groups with your child and have them help plan a balanced meal.  Spending a few minutes during a mealtime deciding if what your family is eating is balanced. 
  • Practice self care with your family and name what you are doing and why it’s important for mental, physical and/or intellectual health.

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:

  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Our next PTO meeting is Thursday, January 11th, at 3:00 p.m. in the school library. Child care will be provided.
  • Bradley Backpack: The Backpack Program needs your help in sustaining the program. We will be running a food drive for specific items the 2nd week of each month starting in the new year. All donations are greatly appreciated! January 8th – 12th we will be collecting shelf stable meat sticks, yogurt pouches, fruit cups, individually wrapped peanut butter crackers, peanut butter, jelly, loafs of bread and granola bars. Thank you for your support!
  • Bradley PTO is on INSTAGRAM! Bradley PTO is now on Instagram! Follow us for updates, reminders and information! Scan the QR code or search “Bradley International IB PTO.”
  • King Soopers account linking information – Go to —> sign into your account —> click on my account —> scroll down to community rewards —> enter Bradley International School PTO.
  • Check out the PTO website for full details and future meeting dates. 

Community News

  • Denver Zoo Summer Safari: Need help with Summer Camps this year, Denver Zoo Summer Safari Scholarship information is available: See HERE
  • DPS Discovery Link is HIRING!: We’re hiring! This Part Time job is perfect for College students, Retirees and Moms!! Use the QR code and specify Bradley or use the DPS website: the job codes Program Leader  #59172 / Staff Aide #48319
  • Eisenhower Rec Center: Check out the daily events at Eisenhower and the upcoming Pup or Treat Costume Contest: Eisenhower

Upcoming Important Dates to Remember

January 8 – Session 3 After School Enrichment Classes BEGINS
January 10 – CSC Meeting – Virtual 6:00pm
January 11 – Round 1 SchoolChoice Opens – 11:00am
January 11 – Bradley PTO General Meeting – Library 3:00pm
January 12 – Coffee w/Principal 7:45-8:15 – Library
January 15 – NO SCHOOL – MLK Jr. Day


January 16 – Session 3 Tutoring Begins
January 17 – Bradley Dines Out – Sweetgreens – 4-9pm
January 19 – D.E.A.R Day
January 24 – Prospective Kinder Parents Information Night 5:30pm
February 2 – NO SCHOOL – First Friday
February 8 – Bradley PTO General Meeting – Zoom 7:00pm
February 12 – Round 1 SchoolChoice Closes – 4:00pm
February 14 – Kids Heart Challenge Assembly & Cupid Shuffle
February 14 – CSC Meeting – Library 3:00pm
February 15 – Bradley IB Family Math Night
February 16 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day
February 19 – NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day
March 1 – 2nd Trimester ENDS (Progress Reports in Parent Portal)
March 1 – NO SCHOOL – First Friday
March 8 – NO ECE Classes – Teacher Training Day
March 13 – CSC Meeting – Zoom 6:00pm
March 22 – Lifetouch Spring Class & Individual Picture Day
March 26-29 – NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
April 1 – NO SCHOOL – Cesar Chavez Day
April 2 – Students Return to School


2023-2024 Bradley Calendar

Have a great weekend!