Bradley Messenger 3.25.22

Posted 03/26/2022

News from the Nest….

  • We hope you all have a WONDERFUL Spring Break – get rested and we will see you on Tuesday, April 5th!
  • 3rd Grade vs. Staff basketball game on Monday was a BLAST! March Madness was present at Bradley!
  • 3rd and 4th graders completed the English Language Arts portion of CMAS this week!  We will continue CMAS testing after the break.

School News

  • Spring Break Math Message and Homework Packets: Please check Friday Folders for your student’s Spring Break packets. Students who complete the Spring Break Calendar  as well as the packets will receive an extra recess and a special spring surprise! Find the packets on our website HERE and our Math Message HERE. 
  • SMARTWATCHES AND CELL PHONES in Class: Please make sure that your student does not bring a smartphone, smartwatch or similar device to school. Personal electronics are not to be brought to school at all. Only families who have made arrangements with Mr. Wera or the nurse for Health reasons may have these at school. We are not responsible for lost or broken items.
  • DPS Appreciation Nights with the Colorado Rockies: Starting April 15, 2022 at 6:40pm join in the fun with the Rockies! Please find discounted tickets to four Colorado Rockies baseball games during the months of April and May. You can also visit for more information on these and other special offers. See image attached.
  • DPS Transportation 2022-23: DPS Transportation is working on scheduling and bus needs for the 2022-23 school year. If your student currently qualifies for DPS transportation and you would like to continue to have your student ride the bus for the 2022-23 school year, please log into your DPS Parent Portal account to opt into or out of bus service for 2022-23. Please do this before June 30, 2022. We know situations change over the summer. DPS transportation will be sending additional information over the summer.
  • Parent At Home Oral Health Survey 21-22: DPS cares about the health of your child. To support our efforts to identify health issues that may impact your child’s success and ability to learn, we are resuming our health screening program with in-person vision and hearing screenings at school. Due to the impacts of the pandemic, we will be unable to provide in-person oral health screenings this year. Since good oral health is so important for concentration, we are asking that you please complete the Oral Health Screening At Home survey on the Parent Portal. A few minutes and a flashlight or good light source is all you need to complete the screening! Along with the vision and hearing data, the information collected through the online oral health survey will help us connect you and your students to any health resources you may need. Please complete the survey electronically within three weeks from today. Although the data is most accessible electronically, if there is a need to complete a paper copy, please contact the school’s health or front office, then return the document within 3 weeks of this message. Click for further instructions on a Smartphone/tablet/laptop/desktop. At this time surveys in Burmese and Arabic languages are only available in a printed format obtainable from your school Nurse. Please see a short video:
  • Transparent August Clip Art - Summer Camp Drawing, HD Png Download - kindpngBradley Summer Camp: Need a fun summer camp for your student(s)? We are planning our Bradley Summer Camp for the month of June (June 6th – July 1st)! All camps are run by Bradley teachers and paras AND it’s at Bradley – what could be better! Registration is available online on the Bradley website (see attached flier)! Sign up soon, space is limited!
  • Kids Heart Challenge: Thank you to all the Bradley International Students for your participation in Kids Heart Challenge. As a school, we raised $20,438.33 to help fight heart disease and stroke! We had 174 students participate in KHC this year! 18 students completed Finn’s Mission and earned Finn’s Lifesaver Award: Shane M, Logan R, Jovanni C, Luke R, Oliver C, Ari P-L, Asher P-L, Van H, Cooper K, Nathanial S, Sofia L, Penny B, Oscar H, Paddy B, Jace S, Niyah R, Cooper N, and George T. We had 91 students raise $75 or more and will get to Color Blast Mr. Hoffer! Congratulations to: Sterling A, Joshua B, Cecilia B, Yui B, Leon B, Marie B, Benjamin B, Simon B, Quay B, Andrea B, Grace B, Dani B, Scarlet B, Ryerson B, Harper B, Penny B, Malcolm B, Nicholas B, Blake B, Oliver C, Oliver C, Jovanni C, Christopher D, Sarai F, Grant F, Isa F, Keegan F, Vivian G, Rhaine G, Van H, Brooklyn H, Oscar H, London H, Stella H, Ryder H, Temperance H, Janica J, Emilie J, Jack J, Cooper K, Olivia K, Gavin K, Kenzy K, Daniel K, Linda K, Lily K, Sofia L, Rowan L, Andrew M, Justina M, Emma M, Hadley M, Bronwyn M, Sydney M, Alec M, Shane M, Amelia M, Solomon N, Cooper N, Ford N, Liam N, Lily N, Thomas O, Zoey P, Hays P, Ari P-L, Asher P-L, Maxwell R, Niyah R, Logan R, Luke R, Elise R, Heidi R, Julien S-A, Jace S, Ender S, Oliver S, Nathaniel S, Lucia S, George T, Gage T, Maeve V D, Lucy W, Mira W, Logan W, Autumn W, June W, Noah W, and Jesse W.
  • DPS Summer Connections 2022 (formerly Summer Academy): Summer Connections is a FREE full day, 6 week program available in all DPS regions for ALL rising 1st-5th grade students that combines literacy, math, and science. Students will engage in hands-on enrichment experiences in STEM, Art and Spark Career Exploration. Students may receive individual or small group tutoring. See Summer Connections Information. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis and registration ends March 25th!
  • Yearbook: It’s not too early to order a yearbook! Order today – deadline is April 25, 2022. Go to our school’s passcode: 1015403147971338. Create your very own 2 page layout!

Weekly Critical Thinking Strategies for Students

  • Critical thinking goes beyond memorization, encouraging students to connect the dots between concepts, solve problems, think creatively, and apply knowledge in new ways. Despite myths that critical thinking skills are only applicable to subjects like science and math, the reality is that these skills—which are based on the evaluation and application of knowledge—are not only vital for success in all subject areas, but everyday life as well.
    • Ask Questions: Asking questions, especially open-ended questions, gives elementary school students a chance to apply what they’ve learned and build on prior knowledge. It also allows them to problem-solve and think on their feet, and boosts self-esteem by providing an opportunity for students to express themselves in front of their peers.

PTO News

  • Back by popular demand: Birdcall at 4996 E. Hampden Ave, Denver (Cherry Hills Village Location Only). Order in person or online ( using the code “bradley 2” (case sensitive) by entering it in the discount code field and hitting apply code. The event runs all day (10AM-10PM). See attached flier. Please note, third party delivery apps do NOT apply (Grubhub, Doordash, UberEats, etc.). See attached flier.
  • Get Your Purple Friday Spiritwear! The Bradley SPIRITWEAR Online Store is LIVE: You can now view and purchase Spiritwear online! The site will be available for orders for three weeks, through April 15. Your orders will be shipped to the PTO and we will host an after school order pick-up (date(s) TBD). We estimate that orders will be delivered in early May. Be sure to check out the “Space Logo” option when ordering any t-shirt on the site. Have fun shopping! Website:
  • PTO April Meeting: Join the PTO at our next meeting on Thursday, April 14 (date correction) – we hope to be able to meet in person right after school in the library. Watch the Deets for more updates

Community Events

  • International Sportsmen’s Exposition: March 24-27: Colorado Convention Center. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a sponsor of the International Sportsmen’s Expo, where more than 500 companies pack three giant halls with outdoor, off-roading, fishing and hunting products and expert presentations. ​​​​​On-site activities include live raptor demonstrations and the ability to pick up updated regulations brochures and ask CPW staff questions about hunting, angling and recreation in Colorado. You can celebrate with CPW at our 125th Anniversary merch and information area. Look for CPW signs near the food court located in the northwest corner of the exhibit floor. ​​Youth under 16 enter the Expo for free!
  • Saturday Train Rides! Colorado Railroad Museum: Bring the family, and enjoy an afternoon at the Colorado Railroad Museum! Mid-January through mid-May, we offer train rides every Saturday. Late May through mid-August, train rides are offered Thursday-Sunday. Saturday train rides then continue into late October, interrupted in September by three Day Out With Thomas event weekends. Train rides operate between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., with half-hourly departures. The ride takes you on a loop around the Museum’s 15-acre Rail Yard, and lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes. There are lots of other activities to enjoy at the Museum as well, such as exploring our outdoor railyard, viewing our indoor exhibits, and marveling at a massive HO Scale model railroad layout as well as an impressive, outdoor Garden Railroad. All Aboard for adventure! Check out their Spring Break Special Activities!

Important Dates to Remember

March 28-April 1 – NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
April 4 – NO SCHOOL – Professional Learning Day

April 5 – Students Return to School

April 11 – PTO Read-a-Thon BEGINS
April 12 – Bradley Dines Out – Birdcall
April 14 – PTO General Meeting (in person in the Library 3:30pm)
April 15 – D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything And Read Day)
April 22 – PTO Read-a-Thon ENDS
April 25 – Yearbook Orders DUE
April 26 & 27 – Lost & Found Tables in Front of School
April 28 – 3rd Grade to Butterfly Pavilion
April 28 – Kindergarten to Zoo

Visit the Bradley website for more information and more important dates:

Have a great SPRING BREAK!

Spring Break | Mary Hughes