Bradley Messenger 3.22.24

Posted 03/23/2024

Have a great Spring Break!
Student return to school April 2,2024.
No School - Spring Break - School Calender - The Greenspire School

School News

  • NO SCHOOL March 25-29 and Ceasar Chavez Day April 1; Students return April 2nd – Have a great spring break!
  • Destination Imagination Competition: Bradley had 3 teams compete at the DPS tournament last Saturday.  Our second grade team did a fantastic job with their very first experience at DI. They created a journey to save the Axoltls!  The two fifth grade teams had spectacular wins in the Improv challenge taking first and second place!  On the Spot and The Improv Imposters will be continuing on to the Colorado State Tournament on April 6th.  Go Bradley Improvers!!
  • CMAS: CMAS testing starts the week of April 2nd when we return from break 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
  • National Craft Month: Help Bradley win a Cricut for the school! Did you know March is National Craft Month? In honor of this event, Cricut is celebrating the creation of arts and crafts projects as a powerful way to unite school communities and promote school spirit. The best part? They’ve just launched their Cricut National Craft Month Campus Bundle Giveaway for K-12 schools (U.S. only). Each Friday during the month of March, Cricut will choose one school to win a Campus Bundle, which includes the following:
  • Cricut Venture Wide-Format Smart Cutting Machine (1)
  • Cricut Maker 3 Smart Cutting Machine (1)
  • Cricut Joy Smart Cutting Machine (2)
  • Cricut Autopress (1)
  • Cricut Mug Press (1)
  • and so many materials!

(The total retail value is $4,532, and the promotion ends March 27, 2024 at 10:00pm MST.) To nominate your school, click the button below, enter your info, and answer the following prompt: “Tell us how your school would use Cricut to build community & promote school spirit (Max. 200 Words).”

    • 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.


  • CSC Meeting April 10 at 3:00pm in the library
  • CSC Family Input Form: give CSC feedback, questions, thoughts, etc. Family Input Form

PTO Happenings:

  • The online Bradley Spirit Wear sale is LIVE! Check out the new spirit wear art and items — be ready for Purple Fridays! Items will be ready in late April and will be delivered directly to your child at school. For questions, please contact PTO Spirit Wear Team Leaders: Laura Mersmann ( or Lisa Hicks ( Thank you for your support and let’s show that school spirit! Store will close April 4th.
  • Mark your calendars! Please join us for our next PTO meeting on Thursday, April 11th at 3-4 p.m. in the library or Zoom (child care is provided). Topics discussed will be SPENDING FUNDS!
  • *NOTE- this is a change from a 7:00 p.m. ZOOM meeting*
  • 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

  • ENOR or Eagle’s Nest Owl’s Roost Summer Camps: Distinct from other outdoor camps are ENOR’s FOCUS, OUTDOOR ACTIVITY, CARE, AND PARTNERSHIPS. ENOR’s FOCUS is environmental education and youth development rather than recreation. Each day the curriculum highlights unique environmental and social themes that guide learning. Science, math, history, drama, art, and teamwork are woven into the activities to meet the diverse interests of the young learners. OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: To encourage healthy lifestyles, active engagement with the outdoors, and perseverance through challenge, the camp day includes hiking in local parks and open spaces. Campers are transported by Jeffco Public School buses to unique locations each day. CARE: Campers are assigned to one caring educator for the week.  This gives campers the opportunity to bond with their leader and peers, creating a pathway to comfort and safety, supporting an environment of learning. PARTNERSHIPS: Personalized instruction is paired with supplemental programming from a number of community partners that enhance the opportunity for the campers to broaden their horizons and interact with professionals in various fields. ENOR Camp is a licensed day care program, with the State of Colorado. All important information, including scholarship applications, can be found here – ENOR Environmental Discovery Camp – Jeffco Extension ( This camp is an amazing experience that allows kids to have fun AND learn! ENOR
  • 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 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 – 3:00pm – In-person – Library
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

2023-2024 Bradley Calendar