Friday Features - 5/17/19

Your Weekly BGS PTO News & Happenings

Upcoming Events

Butterfly Garden, Color Run & Panera Night

BGS Enrichment Field Hockey & Lacrosse Clinics

For Grades: 1st & 2nd and 3rd & 4th

Clinic Organizer: Emma Knauf

Emma is a BRHS junior working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award. She is also a BGS alumni. The focus of her Gold Award is to get Bradley Gardens students to “Try Something New.” She will be hosting a limited number of clinics after school in late May and early June to introduce the students to field hockey and lacrosse – so they can give them a try! No equipment or experience is needed - just bring water, a snack and a smile! Emma is Rutgers Safety Certified, a member of the BRHS JV Girls Lacrosse Team, Captain of the BRHS JV Field Hockey Team and she hopes to see you there!

More details, sign up forms and permission slips came home this week - return them ASAP. If you missed them, you can find the flyer attached below.

Space is limited so don’t wait.


Our Stars of BGS Talent Show was a delight for all. Thanks to all of the students who performed their hearts out, the parents who helped make it all possible, high school volunteers who helped us make magic, and the teachers who got in the spirit as well. Click here to check out a video clip of their performance. Special thanks to our co-chairs, Juliette Musaka and Alison Beebe, who led this fun-filled and entertaining event.

We'd also like to thank all of the families who made this week's Teacher Luncheon so special. Whether you donated your time, tasty goodies, or helped with set up or clean-up, we so appreciate your efforts to recognize the efforts of our teachers.

Can You Lend a Hand?

Field Day Helpers Needed

Field Day is coming soon, but it won't run itself! Mr. C & Mr. U will need some parents to help run the events throughout BGS Field Day on Wednesday, May 29 (Friday the 31st if it rains).

The event runs from 8:50 - 11:30, but volunteers are asked to report at 8:15 for a briefing on game instructions. Note that while you may see your child in passing, you won't be able to follow them to their various challenges. This is a great chance to help out the whole school, see some of the activities they do in gym, and cheer on our Bears.

If you can assist, please contact Mr. Chartowich at

Book Fair Helpers Needed

Our Spring Book Fair will be running June 3-7. Volunteers will be needed to help run the store both during school hours and during the family shopping evening. Stay tuned for a sign-up genius to grab a slot - even an hour of help means a lot to our Bears!

PTO Co-President Needed

Our PTO Co-President role is still vacant for next year. We welcome all interested parties to consider being nominated for the board. Board terms are 2 years in length. If you're interested, have questions, or want to understand more about the position, please contact

Co-Chair An Event in 2019-2020

Additional opportunities to get involved as co-chairs for events and fundraisers are available. These positions do not require nomination. Check out our list of chairperson positions - it includes a quick description, special skills you might need, and the time commitment so that you can help find the perfect fit. Contact to let us know how you can help and what you'd like to get involved with.

Mark Your Calendar

PTO & School Dates to Remember

  • May 17 - Butterfly Garden Prep - 5 PM in the Learning Garden
  • May 17 - Color Run - 7-8 PM in the BGS Fields
  • May 18 - Color Run & Butterfly Garden RAIN DATE - 10 AM
  • May 20 - Panera Restaurant Fundraiser - 4 - 8 PM
  • May 27 - No School
  • May 28 - No School (see revised school calendar)
  • May 29 - Field Day
  • May 31 - Field Day Rain Date
  • June 3-7 - BOGO Book Fair
  • June 5 - 6-8 PM - Family Shopping Night for the Book Fair

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, Co-President

Kelly Schmidt, Co-President

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