Bradley Messenger 2.29.24 – Thursday Edition

Posted 03/01/2024

School News

    • Remember: No School, Tomorrow, Friday, March 1st – Bradley First Friday
  • Today is Leap Day!
    • Session 4 After School Enrichment Registration is OPEN: Last After School Session registration is open. We are excited to offer a variety of after-school enrichment programs! All enrichment programs run from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Please send a snack for your child and be prompt for pick up at 4:00 pm. Pick up students at main entrance doors and sign out is required for ALL enrichment classes. Please read closely and be sure to sign your kids for the correct grade range. Registration CLOSES on Wednesday, March 6 at 3pm
    • 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 donations so we can help the American Heart Association and earn PE equipment for our school. As of 2/27/2024 we’ve raised $8,887 donations towards our goal! 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! Congratulations to the following students who have already earned our school’s challenge: Olivia P , Hannah G , Leon B , Simon B , Lily K , Sofia L , Ari P, Lincoln N , London H , Malcolm B , Nathaniel S , Penny B , Oliver S , Ella B , Amia B , Emma M , Elise B , Tate M , Juliet S , Alice S , Matthew B , Audrey F , Betty L , Thomas S , Jake M , Melody R , Emilia P , Solomon N , Wesley B , Asher P. 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.
    • 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  
    • Social Media Safety for Families Workshop: The DPS 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. They will launch an interactive training module for DPS families 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.
    • 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
  • 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 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:

  • 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!
  • Sandwich ziplock bags: We go through many snack and sandwich bags of ice daily for all the bonks at Bradley! If you have an extra box or could donate a bag, we would greatly appreciate that too!
  • 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:

  • 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

  • Events in Denver this weekend: Events
  • 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!

Upcoming Important Dates to Remember

March 1 – 2nd Trimester ENDS (Progress Reports in Parent Portal)
March 1 – NO SCHOOL – Bradley 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 – 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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