Bradley Messenger 2.23.24

Posted 02/24/2024

School News

    • Remember: No School, Friday, March 1st – Bradley First Friday
    • International Mother Tongue Day: Thank you to all the families who came to Bradley classrooms to talk about their native language and to read a book about their culture. It was an enlightening experience for all students.
    • Lost & Found: It’s that time again. Please stop by the lost & found area to find that missing coat, sweatshirt, lunchbox, water bottle, hats, gloves, etc. Items are added daily! All unlabeled items will be donated on March 1.
    • American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge:Join the action! Sign up for Bradley International School’s Kids Heart Challenge team on the American Heart Association Schools app for iPhone or Android or online: Donate to fuel our school’s $23,000 goal. As of 2/20/2024 we’ve raised $3,467.51 donations towards our goal! 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! Congratulations to the following students who have already earned our school’s challenge: Tate M , Alice S , Olivia P , Audrey F , Betty L , Simon B , Ari P , London H , Nathaniel S , Penny B , Oliver S. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. THANK YOU for supporting our Kids Heart Challenge! 67 Students have already joined!  If 50% of our students register online our school will receive a $500 bonus for fitness and well-being equipment! After joining, spread the word by sharing your page with friends and family so they can learn Hands-only CPR and spot a stroke F.A.S.T. just like you! You can email or text your Kids Heart Challenge page from the app or your website. SHOW YOUR HEART. Personalize your page to share why fighting heart disease matters to you! See how kids like you are making an important impact.
  • DPS Your Voice – Tu Voz Student Survey: 3rd-5th grades ~ March 5th!
    The “DPS Your Voice / Tu Voz” Student Survey is nearly here. As we end our school year, we want to know how well we did to make our students feel safe, healthy, welcomed, engaged, & involved.  Results identify successes and highlight opportunities to improve school outcomes so that Every Learner Thrives. All third- through 12th-grade students are invited to participate. The survey invite will be emailed to your student’s DPS email on Monday, March 4 and have until Friday, March 15 to answer the questions. Individual student responses are kept private and anonymous; they are only viewed in combination with hundreds or thousands of others. Students are not required to take the survey. If you prefer that your student not participate in the March survey, please click here to opt them out by 12 p.m. on Friday, March 1. Thank you so much for the input you have given our district through prior DPS “Your Voice/Tu Voz” family and student surveys. Your voice is essential to helping DPS do better!
    Arabic Letter & Spanish Letter  
    • 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 try to have students present for CMAS testing days and to rearrange appointments accordingly. CMAS Family Letter 2023-24 (Spanish & Arabic
    • Family Social Media Safety Training: The Family of Community Engagement is offering a Social Media Safety for Families Workshop on March 12 from 5-6 p.m. This session will provide resources and tips for families on the dangers of social media and how to help students stay safe and smart online. Families will gain valuable information and collaborate with other families on technology safety solutions. We will launch an interactive training module for DPS families as well to use after this session and receive certification they have completed the training. Families can learn more and RSVP here. Questions can be directed to Jasmine Rigby.
    • Summer Connections registration for Summer Connections is now open. For more information, visit
    • DCTA: The DCTA newcomer clothes drive starts officially on Monday, February 12, and will go through March 1st.  A collection box will be at Bradley starting on Monday, February 12. We are so excited that Bradley is participating in this event with the DCTA. We’ll gather materials for our DPS HUBs and school distribution sites!  Bradley will be collecting kids winter boots, hats, gloves and grocery gift cards. Donations being collected will have a home and be useful to the majority of our newcomers and their families.  If you are not familiar with the DPS HUB program sites, please click here to check them out! If you are in need of items, resources or opportunities, please visit a DPS HUB nearby. 
  • 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 09, 2024 10am – 1pm MST East High School Cafeteria 1600 City Park Esplanade, Denver, CO 80206
  • 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 February is Caring. Caring students develop empathy, compassion, and respect towards the needs and feelings of others.  They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the environment. 

Here are some activities you can do with your child

  • Role model the caring behavior you would like to see in your child all the time.  –Your child has big eyes and big ears and notices everything you do.  Using kind words, helping people without being asked, being an active listener, and showing your child that you care about people. Even a simple thing, like holding the door for someone, shows your child that you are aware of others and want to help them. 
  • Smile!
  • After reading a book, spend some time considering how the people in the book acted.  Was someone caring? All of the time or just some of the time? Were all of the characters in the book caring or just some of them? 

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.


  • Next Meeting is March 13 at 6:00pm via Zoom
  • CSC Family Input Form: give CSC feedback, questions, thoughts, etc. Family Input Form

PTO Happenings:

  • Thank you to our Bradley families that visited Dough Counter for our dines out last week! Our next Dines Out is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 at Birdcall – All day!!! And we get 25% back!
  • 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

  • Disability Awareness Month: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is recognized annually in March, through presidential proclamation, as an opportunity to celebrate the inclusion of people with disabilities in civic and social life to create strong and diverse communities. “A World of Opportunities” – we’re celebrating people and working together to remove obstacles. Our goal is to build a community that’s committed to creating a world where everyone can do well and succeed. Join us in making a world where all kinds of people have the chance to thrive.See more information: NACDD
  • Flag Football Coach Opportunity: Do you have experience coaching or playing flag football? Are you passionate about providing youth with great experiences? Join us as an ELCSports Spring 2024 flag football coach! Who can coach? Any teacher, staff, community or family member at your school. Must be 18+ and pass a background check. See more information HERE.
  • Eisenhower Rec Center: Check out the daily events at Eisenhower and the upcoming Pup or Treat Costume Contest: Eisenhower

Upcoming Important Dates to Remember

February 29 – End of Session 3 After School Enrichment
February 29 – Session 4 After School Enrichment Registration BEGINS
March – Disabilities Awareness Month
March 1 – 2nd Trimester ENDS (Progress Reports in Parent Portal)
March 1 – NO SCHOOL – First Friday

March 6 – Session 4 After School Enrichment Registration ENDS
March 8 – NO ECE Classes – Teacher Training Day
March 10 – Daylight Savings BEGINS – Spring Forward 1 hour
March 11 – Ramadan Begins
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 (Flier)
March 16 – Destination Imagination Competition
March 18 – Lifetouch Spring Class & Individual Picture Day
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


2023-2024 Bradley Calendar