Principal Welcome Letter

Welcome back I.B. Bradley Eagles! We are excited to begin the 2018-2019 school year!  Our teachers and staff have been working hard to ensure a smooth start and successful fun-filled year. We cannot wait to see returning students and meet our new ones!

Here is some information for you about our school model. We will continue to implement the I.B. Primary Years Programme through integrated and rigorous units of inquiry. The P.Y.P. has a high-focus on building internationally-minded students and instilling invaluable attitudes and attributes. This year we will once again use the Ready curriculum for math, reading and writing. We feel this is a comprehensive curriculum and are pleased with the level of rigor it provides. In addition to the Ready curricula, our teachers will continue to supplement literacy with Fountas & Pinnell, Accelerated Reader and other resources.

I am proud to report that our Spring CMAS scores increased in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math again in 2017-2018. We continue to outpace the district in 5th grade Science! We will work to refine and change our IB units of inquiry as we prepare for the state standards for social studies and science. Additionally, our students will be happy to hear that we will continue Science Buddies in 2018-2019

Providing our students with developmental activities to enhance student learning remains a priority, including after school teacher-led enrichment opportunities as well as other outside programs.  Bradley school information will be communicated through web-based applications such as School Deets, Messenger emails and voicemails, Accelerated Reader, Signup Genius and the Bradley website.  Please let our office staff know if you are not receiving the School Deets or school-based emails as this is our primary method of communication. Classroom information will be sent via email, Deets and in the weekly Friday Folders.

I am thrilled to begin the 2018-2019 school year with our veteran staff and look forward to working with our new staff members. We are committed to being one of the best schools in Denver and our dedication to your children’s success is unwavering. Again this year, Bradley will incorporate more teacher planning and professional development time (including our six FIRST FRIDAY/EARLY-RELEASE days) to enrich our I.B. units of inquiry.

Our Parent/Student Handbook with the first day of school and school procedures is available on our website 24/7 for your reference.

Please visit our website at www.bradley.dpsk12.org as it contains important information regarding the start of the school year.

Please contact us at (720) 424-9468 with any further questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Stephen Wera

Principal