Bradley Messenger 3.15.24

Posted 03/16/2024

School News

  • Snow Days to end the week! We hope you all are keeping warm and enjoying your snow days. We’ll see you on Monday!
    • Read Across America Spirit Week: March 18-22 is Read Across America! What better way to celebrate than by reading and a spirit week! Flier
      • Monday – Hat Day – And Lifetouch picture day!
      • Tuesday – Twin Day – Dress up with a friend as twins
      • Wednesday – Read about an influential athlete or person
      • Thursday – Reading is FUN! Dress up as your favorite book character or teacher
      • Friday – Reading is Relaxing! Drop everything and read in your pajamas!
  • Destination Imagination Competition: Good luck to our Bradley DI teams this Saturday!! We know you are going to be amazing!
    • Lifetouch Class & Spring Photo Day: Get ready for class and spring individual picture day on March 18th! The fliers will be sent home. You can also purchase photo packages online at with code: for individual pictures use code EVTHBNDF4. For class photo, use the code EVTXCSNKF.
  • Bradley Summer Camp: Bradley Summer Camp: DPS notified Bradley this week that there will be construction projects happening in the building and on the grounds from May to July. Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold summer camp this summer. We apologize for having to cancel this and understand that this has left some families without care during June. PTO will be issuing refunds to all families who have already paid. Please note that Discovery Link holds summer camps at other DPS buildings. Discovery Link Summer Programs,  Eisenhower Rec Center and MY Denver Card!  Thanks for your flexibility and understanding.
  • UPK Funding Update for ECE-4 Students: The Universal Preschool Colorado (UPK) pre-registration application for the 2024-25 school year is open through Thursday, March 28. UPK provides funding for ECE-4 students.  Pre-registration is the first round of the application and is intended for those who have the following enrollment priorities:
  • Continuing care for a child currently enrolled.
  • A sibling who is currently enrolled.
  • A family member currently employed with a UPK provider. 

Families can wait until they receive their school match or they can complete the UPK pre-registration application now and list their top schools, knowing they may be matched elsewhere. Round 1 school matches should be delivered to families by Friday, March 22.

    • Denver Urban Gardens (DUG): Meeting rescheduled: Denver Urban Gardens has selected Bradley International as a site to install one of its new food forests. The Food Forest is coming to Bradley, and we want your ideas! There will be fruit trees, nut trees, berry bushes, and vines! See the plans and let the team know what you’d like to see integrated in the space for the school. The Community Input Meeting is April 10th at 4 PM – 5:30 PM at Bradley (directly following the Bradley CSC meeting). We hope to see you there! 
  • American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge: Kids Heart Challenge at Bradley International School is nearing its end, but there’s still time to reach our goal! We’ve raised $15,020.82 donations towards our $23,000 goal, and we hope all students will join the team! So far, 170 students have already joined, and 24 students have completed Finn’s Mission, entering them into the NFL Sweepstakes for Super Bowl 2025 tickets! Have you reached your Kids Heart challenge goal? A few more days to sign up, donate, or get a donation and complete Finn’s Mission. It’s a great time to send one final reminder to friends and family who will want to support you.
    • 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 Parent guide to website here: 
    • 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 available. Please check the DPS Job Board and search for jobs at Bradley! 
  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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

  • YMCA Spring Sports: Sign up by March 18th for YMCA spring soccer, basketball or baseball! See fliers to sign up and dates: SPRINGSPORTS
  • 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! March My Denver Card Events

Upcoming Important Dates to Remember

March 18 – Lifetouch Spring Class & Individual Picture Day
March 18-22 – Read Across America Spirit Week
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 10 – DUG Community Meeting 4pm Library (rescheduled date)
April 10 – SchoolChoice Round 2 Choice Window OPENS
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 22 – Earth Day
April 23- 24 – 5th Grade to Balarat
April 26 – DPS Shakespeare Festival
April 26 – Garden Instillation Day
May 3 – NO SCHOOL – Bradley First Friday

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