Bradley Messenger 10-17-19

Posted 10/18/2019

News from the Nest….

  • Remember – NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, Monday, October 21st and October 22nd. Have a great Fall Break!

  • Thank you to everyone who shopped and volunteered at the Scholastic Book Fair! It was a successful event!!

  • A huge thank you to teachers and parents for attending parent teacher conferences this week. We know you received a lot of useful updated information on your student’s learning.

  • Bradley PTO pulled through another fantastic meal for teachers on Tuesday as well as Marta and her amazing chair massages for teachers on Wednesday. Thank you – you are an invaluable part of what makes Bradley AMAZING!

School News

  • Start thinking about the Student & Staff Pumpkin Carving Contest! Start bringing in your super pumpkin creations on Wednesday, October 30th. Students will vote on Thursday, October 31st. Winners will get a gift card!

  • You can order Yearbooks online with TreeRing. Order before the end of October to get 10% off! See how to order: TreeRing.

  • Halloween will here before we know it! There will be a ‘Thriller’ parade and classroom parties to follow. Please note that students and parents who dress up for the parade and parties will not be permitted to wear masks, no toy weapons will be allowed, no blood, gore or scary costumes. Please make sure costumes are elementary school appropriate. Thank you for understanding! The parade will start at 2:30pm on the blacktop (weather permitting) and classroom parties will begin around 3:00pm.

PTO  Happenings

  • Fun Run raffle prizes went home today – winners were selected using a computerized random draw program. We acknowledge and appreciate all Bradley students for their hard work and determination in raising money for our school! PTO will announce how much was raised after fall break, so there is still time to send in your money if you haven’t already. We cannot thank our families enough for your support and participation in this fundraiser.  

  • The Teacher & Staff Appreciation Committee would like to thank Jared Kaplan & The Bagel Deli as well as Margie Neehiniaani for generously providing food during parent/teacher conferences this week. The Bagel Deli prepared 50 customized boxed dinners and Margie hand-baked two fruit slab pies. Everything was delicious and greatly appreciated by our hardworking teachers and staff!

  • Stop by any Timbuk Toys store or shop online  ( now through Wed. 10/30 and Bradley PTO receives 20% of your purchase total. All you have to do is mention Bradley at checkout. Our neighborhood store is in U-Hills Plaza and is managed by Bradley parents who generously donate to our Fun Run and Spring auction events annually.  

Community Happenings

  • Join the University Hills Plaza for the Fall Fest in the parking lot of the Joann’s starting at 1:00pm.

  • Thomas Jefferson High School for their 7th annual Trick-or-Treat Street!! Stop by the high school from 4:00-6:00pm on Thursday, October 31st to enjoy games, special treats, music, costume contest with prizes, fun Halloween decorations and MORE! (See attached flyer)

  • Grace Methodist Church at the corner of Yale and Eudora St. – Join GMC for their 11th annual Trick-or-Treat Street on Saturday, October 26th from 5:00-7:00pm.

Important Dates to Remember

October 24 — 3rd Grade Market Day 5:00-6:00pm
October 25 — ECE 4’s to Berry Patch Farm 9:15-12:45pm

October 28 — Session 2 After School Enrichment BEGINS
October 28 — Super Hero Fun Run Contest (Free Community Event) – Eisenhower Park – 4:30-6:00pm
October 29 & 30 — ECE 3’s & 4’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Speaker
October 29 — 1st Grade to The Patch 9:15am-12:15pm
October 30 — Skate City Money DUE TO TEACHER by 9:30am
October 31 — Halloween Parade (2:30pm) Parties (3:00pm) & Staff & Student Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 31 — Trick or Treat Street – Thomas Jefferson High School – 4-6:00pm
November 1 — First Friday Early Release 12:45pm (Skate City option)
November 7 — Family Literacy Night 5:30-7:00pm
November 14 — IB Kindergarten Night
November 14 — Thanksgiving Luncheon Reservations DUE!
November 14 — PTO General Meeting LMC 4:00pm
November 14 — Bradley Dines Out – Old Chicago (Colo. Blvd.)
November 21 — Thanksgiving Luncheon (information coming home soon)
November 21 — Middle School Family Night 6-7:30pm Auditorium
November 22 — Tutoring ENDS
November 22 — Spark Change JOI Club Fundraiser ENDS
November 25-29 — Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

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

Have a great LONG weekend!!