Bradley Messenger 5.27.22

Posted 05/28/2022

News from the Nest….

  • Happy Volunteer Appreciation week! Thank you to everyone who was able to support Bradley by volunteering this year!
  • Remember: NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 30th – It’s Memorial Day!
  • 3rd Grade Geometry Rocks! Third graders did an AMAZING job on this performance!
  • Several classes went on field trips this week! Each trip allowed students to learn about Colorado history or plants or science or just how to play together!
  • 5th Grade Revolutionary War in 45 Minutes of Less Performance took place at the outdoor classroom!
  • School Picnic Items: You can still bring any school picnic items Tuesday morning and any FROZEN Otter Pops/Flavor Ice by Wednesday for Field Day.
  • Lunch Menu for next week: May 30-June 3 Lunch Menu

School News

  • Lost & Found Tables: Please stop by the Lost & Found tables which will be located on the blacktop area near the gym on the picnic tables. This will be the last one for the year! Find those missing items!!
  • Bradley Nurse: If your child currently has any medications in the school health office, please pick them up on Friday, June 3rd. We will have a table outside the school’s front doors at pick up on Friday, June 3rd from 12:15-12:30. If you are unable to pick up medication on Friday, June 3rd, please contact the health office and we can arrange for another pick up time. Any medications left after school on June 3rd in the health office, will be destroyed.
  • Greetings From the Bradley Library! As the school year winds down, we are trying to collect all the library books before summer break. Please try and locate all missing books and return them to our library as soon as you can. If the books cannot be located, you may either pay a $20 cash fee so we may purchase a new copy of the book for our library OR you may buy a copy of the same hardback book and donate it to the library. If the books are not accounted for, your child will not be able to attend Bradley Field Day and an alternate activity will be provided. If you cannot locate the book and payment is not an option for your family, please let me know. We can try and accommodate you as best we can. Thank you! Ms. Distel, Teacher Librarian
  • Field Day: Field Day will be held on June 1st (rain date, June 2nd). Parents are welcome to attend Field Day. See attached flyer. Please see the schedule below:
      • 9:00-9:30am – AM ECE 3’s
      • 9:15-9:30am – Opening Ceremony
      • 9:30-11:00am – Grades 3rd-5th
      • 9:30-10:00am – Ms. AJ’s ECE Class
      • 10:00-10:30am – Ms. Helen’s ECE Class
      • 10:30-11:00am – Ms. Lisa’s ECE Class
      • 1:20-2:50pm – Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
      • 2:30-3:00pm – PM ECE 3’s
  • Skate City Summer Card: Skate all summer between May 31st through August 12th for only $1 per skate session! Regular admission is $7.50. What a deal this card is! Buy the Summer Card through Bradley for only $5. Cards are on sale online this year at Skate City Colorado
  • Summer of Sora Reading Program: Summer of Sora is the DPS summer reading program to encourage students to enjoy our digital library of over 35,000 eBooks and audiobooks, all summer long. Beginning June 6 and extending for 10 weeks, through Aug. 12, every Sora eBook or audiobook checkout is a chance for students to win prizes. Watch the Summer of Sora video for more information and a tutorial on how to log in to the free Sora app and website. Access Summer of Sora fliers in English and Spanish. Questions? Contact the Library Help Desk at
  • DPS School Lunch 2022-23: Due to the expiration of Federal Waivers that Nutrition Services has been operating under since the beginning of the pandemic, school lunches will no longer be free for all students in the 2022-23 school year. All students will need to be recorded by student ID numbers when they take their breakfast and lunch. Breakfast will remain no charge for all students.
    • Lunch prices for 2022-23 will be as follows:
    • Elementary lunches: $2.60
    • Middle School lunches: $2.75
    • High School lunches: $3 

PTO News

  • Buy Your School Supplies Now! – School Supplies Sale May 27-June 25: Thinking about school supplies for next year? Although summer is almost here, the new school year will be here before you know it, and with it comes the whirlwind of shopping for school supplies. With that in mind, PTO is partnering with school supply company, EPI, to provide parents an optional, hassle-free way to buy school supplies for next year. School supplies purchased through EPI will be delivered directly to the school, letting you cross that “to do” off your back-to-school list. In addition, the PTO makes $1 from each kit purchased. The flyer with more details and prices is attached to this DEET.  To order your supplies please visit: and see video about the Educational Products: Use School code: BRA241  (3 letters/3 numbers) To see next year’s school supply list: School Supply Please note: Headphones are not included in the supply pack. You can either order them separately from EPI or provide your own set of headphones on the first day of school. Supply kits will be available for purchase from May 27th-June 25th so act soon!

Community Events

  • Old South Gaylord Memorial Day Weekend Festival: May 29-30: Neighborhood in the heart of Wash Park between Mississippi and Tennessee Avenues. Concerts, vendors, food, entertainment, and MORE! 
  • Ft. Logan National Cemetery: Visit over Memorial weekend to honor and remember all those lost in combat. See the amazing display of flags carefully and thoughtfully placed on each headstone in honor of their sacrifice for our freedom.
  • University Hills Neighborhood Association: Join the Summer 2022 Food Truck Events that the UHNA has put together for a fun summer at Eisenhower Park! Kona Ice on June 3rd, Mountain Melt Grilled Cheese Truck on June 17th; Hip Hop Gelato Bars Truck on July 1st, and more….all ending with the UHNA Movie Night in August, 2022 at Bradley. Keep up to date at

Strategies to Help Children Cope

  • When a tragedy — such as a natural disaster, mass shooting or terrorist attack — occurs, it can be hard to talk to your child about what happened. Find out how to start the conversation and help your child cope. How do I start a conversation with my child about a tragedy? Talking to your child about a tragedy can help him or her understand what’s happened, feel safe and begin to cope. Silence might make the event seem more threatening to your child. If possible, choose a time when your child is likely to want to talk, such as before dinner. Ask your child what he or she already knows and what questions or concerns he or she might have. Let your child’s answers guide your discussion. What can I do to help my child cope? Find out more information at the MayoClinic

Important Dates to Remember

May 30 –NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
May 31 – School Picnic
May 31 – Literacy Ceremony – Virtual
June 1 – Field Day
June 1 – 2 – Lost and Found Tables (Blacktop area)

June 2 – 5th Grade Continuation (3:15-5:20)
June 3 – Kinder Bridging and ECE Continuation
June 3 -LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – Dismissal 12:15
June 3 –Progress Reports Available in Parent Portal

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

Have a great weekend!

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