Bradley Messenger 9.29.23

Posted 09/30/2023

School News

    • It is still time to submit your input for a new principal. Principal Hiring Community Input Form. DPS highly values the voices of all our stakeholders. To honor this, we would like to invite students, staff, families, Collaborative School Committee (CSC), and community members to share your input in determining the ideal characteristics you would like to see in the next principal. Please provide your feedback for Bradley by Mondy, October 2, 2023 We appreciate your time and engagement in this process. Please find the survey HERE.
    • The PTO Fun Run was a huge hit!! What a FUN DAY! Did your child see the Purple Flash??? 
  • Parking & Kiss n Go: Please be aware of the parking rules and neighbors driveways when parking to pick up your student. Also, the Kiss n Go zone is for drop off and go only, no parking. Also, no double parking which is when you park next to a parked car in the middle of the road. We want to make sure all our students are safe during drop off and pick up times.
  • Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS): As part of our effort to support the Whole Child, Denver Public Schools will be implementing a universal social and emotional screening for students and parents/guardians. These screenings are a useful tool to help identify students who may need extra social or emotional support. Please complete the Parent/Guardian Survey and visit BESS FAQs & Passive Permission for more information. Please indicate if you DO NOT want your child to participate in social and emotional screening, please do so by selecting opt-out on the Passive Permission Forms by Oct. 2nd.
  • ECE Soap Project: The ECE 4 year old students will take “Action” in their Who We Are Planner, by collecting NEW wrapped or boxed bars of soap. The Soap Drive will kick off on Monday, October 2nd and run through Friday, October 27th. Please have your child bring the donated bars of soap to an ECE 4’s teacher. Please see the flier for more information.
  • 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

News from Ms. Roller:

  • A reminder that I am out of the building and returning 10/9.  In my absence, retired Principal Dori Claunch has been here to support Jodie Leatherman and the entire Bradley staff.

IB Student Learner Profile Monthly Highlight

  • October is for Inquirers!  Inquirers develop their natural curiosity.  They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning.  They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.  

Some activities you can do with your child at home include:
Encourage areas of your child’s interest by visiting the library to borrow books that explore these topics.
Develop an understanding of the internet.  Work with your son or daughter when the Internet is being used and try to help them navigate which sites are reputable and safe. 
Model being an inquirer!  Admit when you don’t know the answer to a problem or a question and work together to  seek out answers!
Encourage inquiry by posing questions instead of giving the direct answer.  

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.

PTO Happenings:

  • Thank you to everyone who dined out at Sweetgreens on Wednesday! What an amazing turnout!
  • Thank you Bradley families for helping us to have an amazing Fun Run! A huge thank you to the specials teachers for letting us hold this fundraiser during their class times and to Mr. Hoffer for his help organizing and hosting the run! Pledge envelopes went home today in your student’s Friday Folder check them out to see how many laps your student ran and total amounts due. The pledge due date is extended due to fall break!!! All pledges are due back to Bradley by no later than Wednesday, October 18! Feel free to send in the completed envelopes with funds to your student’s teacher anytime on or before October 18!
  • Spirit Wear sale is LIVE today through Sunday October 1st! Items will be ready mid to late October and will be delivered directly to your child. Check out the new spirit wear art and new items and be ready for purple Fridays!
  • Bradley PTO is on INSTAGRAM! Bradley PTO is now on Instagram! Follow us for updates, reminders and information! Scan the QR code or search “Bradley international IB PTO.”
  • King Soopers account linking information – Go to —> sign into your account —> click on my account —> scroll down to community rewards —> enter Bradley International School PTO.
  • Check out the PTO website for full details and future meeting dates. 

Community News

  • Suave Fest v3.0: Join the 3rd annual Suave Fest on Saturday, September 30th from 12-6pm located at 1401 Zuni Street. Celebrate Latinx-owed Craft Breweries, artists, artisans, live entertainment, food vendors and MORE! Find more information at:
  • Get ready to embrace the autumn vibes at the Hamilton Fall Festival happening on Saturday, September 30th, from 11 am to 2 pm!
    Gather your loved ones and head over for a day filled with laughter and joy. Everyone is welcome, so don’t miss out on the chance to create unforgettable memories together. Spread the word far and wide!
    Secure your tickets in advance to breeze through the entrance lines and dive straight into the action-packed festivities!
    Excitement awaits around every corner: explore a variety of vendors, challenge yourself with classic carnival games, take the ultimate plunge in the dunk tank, let the kids bounce to their hearts’ content in the inflatable house, indulge in delectable treats from food trucks, be captivated by live entertainment, and so much more. There’s something for everyone! FLIER
  • Please join us for an exciting night at Thomas Jefferson High School on Tuesday, October 10th. You are invited to join us for a Fentanyl Awareness Night & Resource Fair from 5:15pm-7pm. Also happening TJ Choir Concert at 6pm and TJ Varsity Volleyball game at 7pm. Starting at 5:15pm-6pm we will have an expert panel discussion on Substance Use and how it is impacting our youth and community. More information HERE.

Upcoming Important Dates to Remember

October 1 – PTO Spirit Wear Sale ENDS
October 2 – DPS October Count – Students MUST attend school this day
October 3 – 5th Grade Stargazing 6:30-7:30pm
October 5 – 5th Grade Field Trip to Planetarium

October 9 – Kindergarten Field Trip to the Zoo
October 10 & 11 – Evening Parent Teacher Conferences (3:00-7:00pm)
October 10 & 11 – Scholastic Book Fair – Library (3:00-7:00pm)
October 12 – NO SCHOOL – District Professional Development Day
October 13 & 16 – NO SCHOOL – Fall Break
October 14 – Solar Eclipse (Information)
October 17 – 3rd Grade Field Trip to Denver Center of Performing Arts
October 19 – Bradley PTO General Meeting – Zoom 7:00pm
October 19 – CSC Meeting – Zoon 5:00pm
October 19 – Session 1 After School Enrichment Programs END
October 20 – ECE 4’s Field Trip to Berry Patch Farms
October 23 – Bradley Dines Out – Esters 4:00-9:00pm
October 27 – Super Citizen Assembly
October 28 – Pup or Treat Costume Contest at Eisenhower Rec Center 11am-1pm
October 31 – Pumpkin Carving Contest & Thriller Dance

2023-2024 Bradley Calendar