Bradley Messenger 4.22.22

Posted 04/22/2022

News from the Nest….

  • Most of our 3rd and 4th graders  have completed their CMAS math tests!!! WOO HOO! We have a few make-ups to finish and 5th grade will wrap up their testing next week with math.
  • Earth Day clean-up – our 3rd grade classes worked hard today to beautify our school and grounds. Thanks 3rd grade for caring so much for our earth!
  • Thank you to ALL STUDENTS for participating in the PTO’s READ-A-THON!  It has been a fantastic opportunity for students to achieve their Triple Crown Goals!
  • Lunch Menu for next week: April 25-29 Lunch Menu

School News

  • IB Student Led Conferences: Save the date for IB Student Led Conferences on Thursday, May 5th! You should have received a Sign-Up Genius from your child’s classroom teacher in order to sign-up for a 20 minute conference. Your child will be leading the entire conference to build Student Agency (Voice, Choice & Ownership) within our IB programme. The Student Led Conferences will be held inside the individual classrooms and families will only be able to stay in the school for their specific 20 minute time slot. This is a school-wide family event held only on this date for all families. There will not be any child care available for siblings during the conferences. As a school, we are still encouraging masks and social distancing. We’re looking forward to having the students share what they have learned!
  • Next week on Wednesday and Thursday, please check the Lost & Found tables that will be outside near the front entrance. We have a TON of forgotten coats and long sleeves. All items will be donated.
  • Double Sweet Times for Bradley Families! Come see some sweet Bradley student art at our  most delicious local Milk & Cake Bakery/Frozen Yogurt Shop.  Tell them you are there from Bradley and they will give 20% back to THE ART ROOM!  Over 200 pieces of Bradley Art are there to be enjoyed, made by random students in grades 2-5.  Each work of art is tiny and includes one hidden detail to find.  And just for fun, on Bradley First Friday May 6, Bradley families are welcome to celebrate the artists at Milk & Cake with a Bradley Art Party at 3:00 pm-4:30 pm.  Show runs from April 24-May 8. (See attached invitation made by 5th Grade students.) Milk & Cake Flyer
  • Warmer Weather Dress Code: We are enjoying the warmer weather! Just a reminder about dress code as found in the Parent Handbook. Make sure students skirts and shorts are mid-length or end of arm rule. No spaghetti tank tops for any of the students – younger or older. And no flip-flop type shoes. Students usually run around on the blacktop so we require secure shoes for safety reasons.
  • NEW DPS Transportation Opt-In for 2022-23 School Year: The 2022-23 School Year Opt-In Program window is now open! Please opt-in your eligible student by June 30, 2022. If you do not opt in by June 30, DPS Transportation will plan bus routes without your student. This doesn’t change students’ eligibility, but it could cause a delay in service. Note: Students who were Exception Riders this year will not be able to opt in, families will need to file another Exception Request over the summer. If your student received transportation for special education, you do not need to opt-in for DPS Transportation. 
  • 2022-23 Online Registration: Current DPS families – save time by updating your student’s information online! By completing this process using your Parent Portal account, you can avoid paper forms and save time in August. All DPS Students must have an accepted seat prior to registering their student. Select one of the windows available to register your student(s) online for 2022-23:
    • The “Early Bird” window, May 2-20, 2022
    • Current year, late July-September 2022To register online, primary legal guardians of current DPS students must have an active DPS Parent Portal account. Visit myportal.dpsk12.org to sign up, or to check that your account is active and ready. For more information on how to complete online registration, contact the front office or visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org.

  • Yearbook: “Yearbooks are the BEST!” “I LOVE looking at my yearbook!” These are a few quotes from students about their previous yearbooks. Yearbooks are a great way to remember the school year. Order your copy today – deadline is April 25, 2022. Go to www.treering.com/validate. Enter our school’s passcode: 1015403147971338. Create your very own 2 page layout! See image of cover!
  • Bradley 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)! Registration ends May 18th!
  • 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 has been extended to April 29th!

Weekly Social Emotional Learning Skills for Students

  • I have, I am, I can: Taking time to strengthen resilience skills can help students bounce back from the daily adversity and challenges in and out of the classroom. The work of psychologist Edith Grotberg, Ph.D. inspires this mindfulness activity, which focuses on three resiliency points: I Have, I Can, I Am. This activity’s growth-mindset focus reminds students that they can manage their feelings through mindset-shifts and identify skills to confront challenges. When the going gets tough, and you feel like giving up, it’s important to remember that your situations and struggles are not what’s important. What really matters is who you have around you, who you are on the inside, and what you can do for your community. Think of three things for each section and write or draw them. I HAVE: People around me who support me no matter what. I AM: A person people can like or love. I CAN: Find ways to solve problems that I face. (For more information: Panoramaed.com)

PTO News

  • Hello Bradley Eagles! Read-a-Thon ends TODAY at 8pm! Get those minutes recorded! The Read-a-Thon ends today. We will be closing the Read-a-Thon for logging minutes TONIGHT at 8pm, so get those minutes recorded! Any minutes logged after 8pm today (April 22) will not be counted toward prizes. That said, students can still collect donations through the weekend to help our classrooms and school. Bradley students have read over 250,000 minutes (wow!) and have raised over $22,000 (awesome!). Please reach out to PTO at bradleyibpto@gmail.com if you have any questions. We will be sharing classroom prize winner information next week, so stay tuned. Thank you for participating! Go Eagles!

  • May PTO Meeting Date Change and IN PERSON: New Day – May 12, at 3:30 p.m. – IN PERSON – Bradley Library We will be canceling out May 5th meeting and moving it to May 12 instead. This will be an IN PERSON meeting in the Bradley Library. Please come join us to hear how Read-a-Thon went and talk about the final Bradley school event in May. This is a great time to meet PTO and find out how you can get involved next year. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Community Events

  • Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival – Sunday, April 24; Pearl Street Mall, Boulder: Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder when the beautiful, colorful Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall “waking up the tulips.” This much beloved springtime tradition features live performances, special activities for children and more than 15,000 tulips that adorn the world renowned Pearl Street Mall. Read on for details on everything we’ve got planned. https://boulderdowntown.com/events/tulip-festival
  • Día Del Niño: In Mexico, Children’s Day (“Día Del Niño”) is celebrated on April 30th. On this day teachers organize the day for their children. There are no classes in schools, even though it’s not listed as an official holiday in the school calendar. Instead schools organize special events and treats for the children, and the teachers take an active part in them. They organize games, music, and the children bring in their favorite foods to share with others. Some families also have a day out with their children. There are special activities for children in parks and sports centers. Sometimes, also, the children will be given presents by their families. As it is spring, children wear many bright colors to celebrate their youth and the coming of Spring. Children’s Day in Mexico started in 1925. This celebration had its origins during Álvaro Obregón’s presidential period after the country joined the Geneva Conventions and looking after the wellness of the vulnerable children affected by World War I. The United Nations suggested in 1959 countries adopt a National Children’s Day in honor of the Children’s Rights Declaration of 1959. Find events in Denver Denver.org

Important Dates to Remember

April 24 – Free Day at Clyfford Still Museum (Dia del Nino)
April 24 – Free Day at History Colorado Center
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
April 29 – CMAS Testing ENDS!
April 29 – Last Day to Register for DPS Summer Connections

May 2 – Online 2022-23 Early Bird Registration OPENS
May 5 – Student Led conferences
May 6 – NO SCHOOL – First Friday
May 6 – Bradley Student Art Show Party at Milk & Cake 3:00-4:30pm
May 8 – Bradley Student Art Show at Milk & Cake ENDS
May 10 – 2nd Grade to Museum of Nature & Science
May 11 – 3rd Grade to Denver Art Museum
May 12 – Session 4 After School Enrichment ENDS
May 17 – 3rd Grade to Museum of Nature & Science
May 18 – Last Day to sign up for Bradley Summer Camp
May 20 – Online 2022-23 Early Bird Registration ENDS
May 26 – Ms. Laura’s Kindergarten to Children’s Museum
May 27 – ECE 4’s to Botanic Gardens
May 30 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
June 1 – Field Day
June 1 – 2 – Lost and Found Tables

June 2 – 5th Grade Continuation
June 3 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – Dismissal 12:45

Visit the Bradley website for more information and more important dates: https://bradley.dpsk12.org/

Have a great weekend!

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