Friday Features - 12/14/18

Your Weekly BGS PTO News & Happenings

We're wrapping up December with our big final push to the Toy Sale - both for donations and for volunteers!

Remember to drop off any gently used toys, bikes, or kids' books during donation hours on Friday. Times are 9 AM - 2 PM, then again from 4-7 PM.

We can also still use some helping hands, so either drop by school any time from 9 AM - 8 PM to help us set up or join us during the sale on Saturday. Sign up for times on our volunteer registration here: Hope to see you there!

- Kelly & Briana, PTO Co-Presidents

Score Some Great Deals at Saturday's Toy Sale!

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Other Quick Reminders for the Week

Read-a-Thon Updates

We've officially closed out our Read-a-Thon collection period. Through your efforts, we raised more the $7,700! Thank you to all of your friends and family for contributing to enrich the BGS community.

We'll be doing all of our final recognition for our readers and fundraisers at the school-wide meeting at the end of January. That's also when we'll be duct-taping our principal and PTO co-president to the gym wall. Stay tuned for pictures!

Spirit Wear Makes a Great Holiday Gift

If you missed your chance to order spirit wear, now's your chance! We've opened up our "Spirit Wear Vault" have some great deals on selections from years past. Supplies are very limited, as it's only what we have on hand.

All items are for sale on our SignUp Genius Store here: Claim your gear before it's all gone!

Shop & Support BGS with Amazon Smile

Still doing holiday shopping on Amazon? Why not earn money for the school while you're at it? Just go to and register to support the BGS PTO (we're listed as PTA New Jersey Congress Of-Bradley Gardens). It's still the great Amazon services and prices AND Amazon donates a portion of the purchase back to our school! Just remember to place your Amazon purchases from rather than the regular Amazon link.

Looking for something fun to do as we head into the holidays? Check out our PTO Sponsor of the Month, Scrap U & Artistry Too. Whether you're looking to entertain the kids or something for the adults, they have a wide selection of classes available. Check out their programs page to see classes by age group. Highlights this coming week include:

  • Dec. 14 - Adult Deco Mesh Candy Cane or Wreath
  • Dec. 15 - Kids' Drop in Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media or Adult DIY Chalk Couture Class
  • Dec. 19 - Adult Holiday Wine Glass Painting or Adult Full Moon Circle
  • Dec. 21 - Holiday Wreath Making (for kids 8+ and adults)

Get all the details on pricing, times, and registration at the Scrap U & Artistry Too programs page or follow them on Facebook for all the latest events.

Dates to Remember

  • Dec. 14 - Spirit Day
  • Dec. 14 - Toy Sale Donations Accepted & Set-Up Times - 9 AM - 2 PM, 4 - 7 PM
  • Dec. 15 - BGS Toy Sale - 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Dec. 18 - Board of Ed Meeting - 7:30 PM at the Wade Building
  • Dec. 21 - Pajama Day
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 1 - Winter Break

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, Co-President

Kelly Schmidt, Co-President

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