Dear Bradley I.B. Families,
Welcome back Bradley Eagles! We are ready to begin the 2019-2020 school year! Our teachers, staff and construction crews have been working very hard to ensure an energetic start and another fun-filled year. We cannot wait to see returning students and meet our new eagles!
Here is some information about our school model. Our cornerstone philosophy is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme which focuses on 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. Once again, our primary academic program is the Ready curriculum for math, reading and writing. This has proven to be 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, Lucy Calkins and Accelerated Reader.
Our Spring CMAS scores remained steady in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math in 2018- 2019. Therefore, we will work to adapt and revise our IB units of inquiry, especially in science, as we prepare for the new state standards for 2021. As always, our students will be happy to hear that we will continue Science Buddies this year!
Providing our students with engaging 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 primarily communicated through School Deets, as well as Messenger communications, Accelerated Reader, Signup Genius and the Bradley website. Please let our office staff know if you are not receiving the School Deets or other school-based emails as this is our primary method of regular communication. Classroom information will be sent via Deets this year and in the weekly Friday Folders.
I am thrilled to begin the 2019-2020 school year with our award winning staff and look forward to working with our new staff members. We are committed to being one of the very best schools in Denver and our dedication to your children’s success is unwavering. As in the past, Bradley will incorporate teacher planning and professional development time (including six FIRST FRIDAY/EARLY-RELEASE days) to enrich the I.B. units of inquiry.
Please contact us at (720) 424-9468 with any further questions or concerns.