Bradley Messenger 2.9.24

Posted 02/10/2024

School News

  • Happy Lunar New Year 2024! It’s the Year of the Dragon! See all the celebrations in Denver this weekend – Events
  • Celebrating Black History Month: February is Black History Month, a time when the nation reflects and pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who fought with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. See some great events going on in Denver: Events
  • Valentines Week Events: Spirit Week, Cupid Shuffle, Kids Heart Challenge Begins, Dines out at Dough Counter, and No school on Friday! 
    • American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge: Ready for a life-changing mission Bradley International School? Grab your family and join us in learning Hands-Only CPR through the Kids Heart Challenge and crush our goal for the American Heart Association! How to get started: Download the app for iPhone or Android, or register online! From there, AHA Ambassador Finn will be your guide. Conquer Finn’s Mission with your family! Exciting news: NFL and AHA have teamed up, offering a chance to WIN TICKETS TO THE SUPER BOWL 2025! EVERY STUDENT who completes Finn’s Mission will be entered into a regional sweepstakes to win TWO SUPER BOWL 2025 TICKETS! Click here to learn more (   If 50% of our students register online our school will receive a $500 bonus for fitness and well-being equipment. Why does it matter? Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in America and is 80% preventable. We want to empower families to take charge of their heart health. 
    • 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
  • 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!
  • School Choice 2024-25: Open Choice Enrollment Round 1 will close February 12, 2024 at 4:00pm. 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.
  • Lunch Menu: Monthly Menus
  • 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

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 February 14 at 3:00pm in the Library (Childcare provided)

PTO Happenings:

  • Help the PTO provide Valentine’s Day treats to the staff we love so much! If you can contribute, please complete this Signup Genius.
  • Please check out the February PTO Meeting Minutes here. The next PTO meeting is Thursday, March 14 at 3 p.m. in the library (child care provided) or Zoom. 
  • Bradley Dines Out is at Dough Counter (Colorado Blvd & Yale) on Tuesday, Feb. 13 ALL DAY! Grab some delicious pizza (including gluten free options) and help raise some dough for Bradley! Dough Counter is located at 2466 South Colorado Blvd Unit 101.
  • Backpack Program February Food Drive: It’s that time again! Our February food drive for the backpack program is the 12th-15th. This month we will be collecting Jiffy corn muffin mix, boxes of cereal, loafs of bread, jerky, bags of apples, clementines and whole carrots as well as monetary donations to be used for future food bank purchases. Thank you so much for your support!
  • Thank YOU Bradley families! The Read-a-Thon raised over $30,000 and students read just over 357,00 minutes total! The school will get over $24,000 that will go back to help with school improvements and directly to your student’s classroom. PLUS our top prizes for the school go to…
    • Top fundraising class in the school (wins ultimate recess at Eisenhower Park, date TBD) = Harrison!
    • Top reading minutes class in the school (wins a pizza party with dessert on 2/20) = Grotegut! 
    • Top reading minutes class for each grade (wins a pizza party on 2/20) = ECE-3 – Rubin; ECE-4 – Zinn; Kindergarten – Rosales; 1st – Dines; 2nd – Shepherd; 3rd – Nicola; 4th – Butcher; 5th – Grotegut!
    • Top fundraising student (wins a $50 bookstore giftcard) = student in Harrison’s class! 
    • Top 3 students with the most reading minutes (win a $20 bookstore giftcard) = students in Grotegut and Collin’s classes!
    • Plus students with the most reader minutes in each class win lunch with their teacher! 
  • 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

Join Discovery Link for K-5 summer camp at these locations: Bromwell | Denison | Dora Moore | Isabella Bird | Lowry | Slavens | Swigert | Valdez | Willow Summer In the City 2024 Registration Opens January 23rd Camp Dates: June 10th – August 2nd, 2024 Camp Time: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm Camp Cost: $55.00 Per Day.

  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science: See all the great upcoming activities at the museum – Spring Break camps, Girls & Science, Free Days, Storytime and MORE! DMNS
  • 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 12 – 15 – Cupid Spirit Week
February 12 – Round 1 SchoolChoice Closes – 4:00pm
February 13 – Mardi Gras!
February 13 – Bradley Dines Out – Dough Counter – all day
February 14 – Kids Heart Challenge Assembly & Cupid Shuffle 10:20 blacktop
February 14 – CSC Meeting – Library 3:00pm
February 15 – Bradley IB Family Math Night 5:30-7:00pm
February 16 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day

February 19 – NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day
February 19  – International Mother Tongue Day (Slideshow)
February 29 – End of Session 3 After School Enrichment
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 12 – Bradley Dines Out – Birdcall – all day
March 13 – CSC Meeting – Zoom 6:00pm
March 14 – Bradley PTO Meeting – Library 3:00pm
March 16 – Destination Imagination Competition
March 18 – Lifetouch Spring Class & Individual Picture Day
March 25-29 – 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!