Bradley Messenger 4.5.24

Posted 04/06/2024

School News

  • Solar Eclipse: Monday, April 8 is the Solar Eclipse.  Students will be provided with eclipse glasses to see the eclipse.  Please remind your student to never look directly in the sun without their special eclipse glasses.
  • Field Day: Save the date for Bradley K-5 Field Day on May 31.  3-5 will be in the morning and K-2 in the afternoon.
    • 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
    • A 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 integrated for the school. The Community Input Meeting is Wednesday, April 10, 4 PM – 5:30 PM at Bradley (directly following the Bradley CSC meeting). We hope to see you there!
    • Bradley Farm Update: 150 Plum Trees Coming to Bradley’s Farm to Cafeteria Space! Separate from the new Food Forest, 150 plum trees are coming to Bradley! The harvested fruit will go directly to kids when they eat in school cafeterias across the DPS district. Last week, Farmer Mike planted spring cover crops on the full acre of the farm. These peas and grasses will be turned into the soil in May to provide nutrition for the squash and melons we are planning on planting in June. Please join to help plant trees and spread mulch! Tree planting will begin the weekend of Friday, April 12. Mulch spreading will begin the weekend of Friday, April 19. Email DPS Farmer, Mike Fedison, to volunteer to help!
    • 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 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:
  • Slideshow

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 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!
  • Support Bradley by dining out on Wednesday, 4/17 from 4-8 pm at Chipotle UHills (CO Blvd & Yale). Bradley gets 25% back when you tell them you are with Bradley!
  • Join the PTO next Thursday, 4/11 at 3-4 pm in the library or Zoom for our next meeting. Child care is provided and we will discuss how best to spend our funds based on suggestions we received from the community! Check out the PTO website for full details and Zoom links.
  • 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:

  • 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 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 (How to Submit)
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
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 21 – Ms. Nicola’s class – Geometry Rocks 3:00pm
May 22 – Mrs. Collins’ 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
June 7 – Main Office Closed

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