Bradley Messenger 4.12.24

Posted 04/13/2024

School News

  • To our Bradley Arab community:  Eid Mubarak; ‘have a blessed Eid’; Eid is celebrated by millions of people worldwide with delicious food and celebrations in the company of loved ones.
    • Solar Eclipse: We provided glasses for all students and staff to view the eclipse on Monday. What a fun experience! We hope this is a memory that students will remember until the next eclipse!
    • Bradley’s New Urban Food Forest! What trees, fruits, and nuts would you like to see at Bradley’s new Urban Food Forest? Take the short Bradley Food Forest Survey! Want to help care for Bradley’s new Urban Food Forest? DUG is looking for volunteer Tree Keepers. Being a Tree Keeper doesn’t require any previous tree care experience—you’ll be trained in pruning, pest management, and general tree health. Learn more about Urban Food Forests and how to volunteer as a Tree Keeper!
  • Destination Imagination: Congratulations to On the Spot DI and Improv Imposters for their excellence at State DI competition this past weekend!! Both teams will be heading to Regional competition in Kansas City in May! Great Job!
    • 1st Grade Takes Action: 4Ocean: Dear Bradley Families, The first graders have been learning all about the ocean and how our actions impact its ecosystem. We are excited to share with you an opportunity to support our students and the environment through 4ocean products. 4ocean is an organization founded by two surfers dedicated to cleaning up ocean pollution. They create bracelets and other items from recycled materials, with each purchase helping to remove one pound of trash from the oceans. You can learn more about their inspiring story at this link: 4ocean Website. To assist our students in making a positive impact, we will be offering 4ocean products for purchase from April 8th to 18th. All orders with payment must be submitted by Thursday, April 18th. Please consider participating in this project by purchasing these products. Here you will find a list of available items and an order form. Remember to include your child’s name and teacher on the form and make payments in CASH ONLY. Keep an eye out for a flier in your child’s backpack for more information. Thank you for supporting our 1st graders in this meaningful project. Warm regards, Mrs. Dines Ms. Dougherty Ms. English 
    • Lost & Found: Please check and have your student check the lost and found area for missing items. All items will be donated on April 19th.
    • CMAS: CMAS is underway at Bradley! Remember, please bring testing students to school on time (7:25-7:35am) after a great night’s sleep and hearty breakfast. CMAS Letter
    • 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 April is “Knowledgeable”. Students who are knowledgeable explore concepts and ideas that have local and global significance.  In doing so, they inquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines. 

Activities for Parents:

  • Encourage your child to read books at home that correspond to the topics being covered in school
  • If English is not your primary language, then encouraging books in their mother tongue will help them make more meaningful, lasting connections to what is being taught in their classroom in English.
  • Ask your child about what they are learning in school and engage them in conversations about it.
    -“Why do you think that is an important thing to know?”
    -“Can you think of anything that is happening in the world today that might be similar to that aspect of history?”
  • Encourage your child to become more familiar with current events and to read the newspaper or watch the news when appropriate. (The following website has a list of sites for you, as a parent, to look at to help you make a decision about kid friendly resources:
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News from the Nurse:

  • For students who are ill, please call the Attendance Line at 720.424.9398. After three days of illness you need to provide a doctor’s note to be able to excuse the absences.
  • 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:

  • HUGE thank you to everyone that joined us at our monthly meeting on 4/11. Check out the meeting minutes to see what all attendees voted on to spend PTO funds. PTO leadership will start working on the top-voted items and will provide more info at our final meeting on May 9th (3 pm in-person/Zoom). 
  • April Dines Out at Chipotle! (Yale and Colorado Blvd Location) Make Dinner Easy on Wednesday, April 17th! Our April Dines Out will be at the Yale and Colorado Blvd Chipotle (2760 S Colorado Blvd) on April 17th from 4pm-8pm. Make sure to show the flyer to the cashier to get 25% donated back to Bradley! If you are ordering online, please remember to use Code#: CLRQQDE 
  • The Bradley Spirit Wear online sale has been extended through April 14! Items will be delivered directly to your child at school at the end of April/early May. Questions – PTO Spirit Wear Team Leaders: Laura Mersmann ( or Lisa Hicks (
  • Have Spirit Wear items that no longer fit? Drop them off in the bins inside Bradley! We will have a gently used clothing swap later in the year.
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is May 6-10 and we need your help showing our staff our love and appreciation all week long! Please check out the Signup Genius if you would like to contribute and deliver items to the front office before April 22. Thank you for your generosity!
  • PTO needs YOU – we are looking for more volunteers! Please click the link to see where you can help
  • Check out the PTO website for full details and future meeting dates. 

Discovery Link:

  • Interested in Discovery Link for your ECE student next school year?  Fill out this survey to express your interest.

Community News:

  • Screenagers Next Chapter: What is this about and how can this benefit me? Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. Ruston sets out to understand challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how parents and schools empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility. The film follows personal stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges.  Interwoven into the stories are surprising insights from brain researchers, psychologists, and thought-leaders that reveal evidence-based ways to support mental wellness among our youth.
    • What: Screenagers, The Next Chapter (presented with Spanish subtitles)
    • When: Thursday May 2nd, 2024
    • Hour: 5:30pm to enjoy drinks and food (more info to come!). Movie starts at 6:00pm
    • Where: TJHS Auditorium
    • The movie is 63 minutes long and is encouraged for kids 6th grade and older.
  • Skate City Summer Skate: Beat the heat by skating all summer for just $1!! Buy a summer pass for $5 and skate all summer for $1 each session. Sign up HERE – Remember to list Bradley International as your school!
  • Street Sweeping: April 2nd starts Street Sweeping. Check the red signs when you park to make sure you are not parked during street sweeping day!
  • The University Hills Spring Market is April 13 from 10am-1pm. LOTS of your favorite vendors from the Summer farmers market will be there and new ones, too. There will be live music as well, so mark your calendars and get ready for all kinds of Spring and Summer market happiness. Keeping it local and fun throughout the year.
  • The Kids Bowl Free Summer Bowling Program is available in the Denver area and your family might enjoy this great deal.  Each child receives 2 FREE Games of Bowling Every Day All Summer and last summer over 2,800,000 kids enjoyed this great program.
    • Here’s How You Can Register Your Children/Family
  1. Go to
  2. Click on the State and then select the bowling center that you’d like to participate at.
  3. Register your children to receive Free Bowling all summer long
  4. Sign up the adults and/or older children for the optional Family Pass which allows up to 4 adult family members including parents, grandparents, or older siblings to join in the bowling fun.
  • Art for Life Summer Camp: Our mission is to bring the best in art education to Colorado. We believe in sharing our knowledge and passion for art. For either children or adults, we work to develop strong fundamentals while having fun. Creativity blossoms best in a fun and supportive environment. Let us help you take your first steps into what hopefully becomes a lifelong love of art. Flier
  • 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

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
April 29 – Mini Science Fair
May 3 – NO SCHOOL – Bradley First Friday/Student Led Conferences
May 6 – 10 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6 – Early Bird Online Registration BEGINS (How to Register)
May 8 – CSC Meeting – 6:00pm Virtual
May 9 – Session 4 After School Enrichment ENDS
May 9 – PTO General Meeting – Library 3:00pm
May 20 – Mrs. Collins’ class – Geometry Rocks 3:00pm
May 21 – Ms. Nicola’s class – Geometry Rocks 3:00pm
May 23 – Ms. Harrison’s class – Geometry Rocks 3:00pm
May 24 – Early Bird Online Registration ENDS
May 27 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
May 31 – Field Day (Time TBD)
June 4 – 5th Grade Continuation (Time TBD)
June 5 – Kindergarten Continuation (Time TBD)
June 5 – End of 3rd Trimester/Last Day of School (Dismissal 11:15am)
June 7 – Main Office Closed


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