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Welcome Mrs. Festa

I would like to welcome Mrs. Amy Festa to Bradley Gardens, in the Main Office. Her formal role was in Central Registration, where she registered new students, but also supported multiple supervisors. She is highly regarded in Bridgewater Raritan. Amy has her own children in our district and she is excited to be in this new role, working within a school. Please say hello and give her a warm Bradley Welcome!

Halloween Parade

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 10:45am

Around the Tennis courts

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is time to plan for Halloween! The students of Bradley Gardens will parade around the park turning by the tennis courts. The parade will begin at 10:45 am.

We will circle the path around the tennis courts two times. We are asking all visitors watching the parade to line up in and around the park. Parents are not permitted to gather by the doors of the school. It is a safety concern to have any parents/guardians by our school doors. Parents will be directed to the park, where all pictures can be taken. We also ask that you spread yourself out around the area, or move to a different location around the perimeter after first seeing your child. We encourage this so that the children have an audience the entire route and not just at the beginning. They love to have the crowd cheering them on.

Parking will be on a first come/first serve basis. We will be closing access to the tennis court lot at 10:30 for any parking, to make sure that no vehicles are moving while children are present. The instructional time will resume right after the parade, unless the party is at that time. Please carpool with friends if possible.

Afternoon Pre-K and Kindergarten students are invited to participate in the morning parade. Parents can drop their child off at the main entrance lobby at 10:35 (dressed in costume). They will march in the parade, and then parents can return to the front lobby to pick them up immediately after. The afternoon session will operate at its normal time of 12:15. Kindly let Mrs. Rose, Mrs. Corrales, or Mrs. Caruso know if your afternoon child will walk in the parade with the morning class.


In the event of inclement weather, we will send out an alert that it is cancelled.

Reminders about costumes:

  • No weapons, regardless if they go with the outfit.
  • They can wear the costume to school and you can send in a change of clothing.
  • The costume should be something that they can change in/out of alone.
  • If they have masks, make sure that they can see through them.
  • The weather is getting chilly. Send a jacket with the costume, or layer it with warmer clothes.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation! We are looking forward to a wonderful time.

Who's Doing their Best at BGS

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Character Trait: RESPECT


Jacob Sabella

First Grade

Weston MacDaniel, Arya Amin

Second Grade

Khristian Duenas, Akanksha Chevireddy

Third Grade

Milana Rivera, Sophia DiCostanzo, Aaron Duenas

Fourth Grade

Ryan Delmonico, Alyssa Mathewson, Jeremy Kursar


Roy Dunsavage


Javed Qureshi


Alexis Folkerts

Cafeteria/Play Assistants

Angel Aga Mogila

Xzavier Montalvo


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Nurse's Notes by Mrs. Colavito


Did you know?? Only 1 in 3 children are physically active every day. As the weather turns colder, it is essential to remember the importance of physical activity.

Parents play a key role in helping their child become more physically active or remain active.

Here are a few suggestions to help plan:

  • Talk with your child’s doctor for suggestions on an activity that would be appropriate for your child’s age and ability.
  • Find a fun activity that your child shows an interest in. The more he/she enjoys the activity, the more they will be likely to stick with it!
  • Be a role model! Remember, parents are a child’s best teacher. If physical activity is important to you, it will be important to them.
  • Turn off the TV and limit screen time. This will allow extra time for recreation.
  • Do not overdo it. If your child is not usually active, start slow and build up the time and intensity of the activity. It is important to remember that physical activity needs to become part of your child’s daily routine.

Physical activity builds healthy bones and lean muscles. It reduces fat which helps decrease the chance of becoming overweight. Along with a balanced diet, it becomes the foundation for a healthy active life. However, the most essential concept to keep in mind is………….physical activity should be fun!!! So, fall into fitness just for the fun of it!

For more information visit-

Bradley Gardens Health Office- School Nurse in the know!

Counselor's Corner by Ms. Arora

We started October off with The Week of Respect. The Bradley Bears participated in school wide and classroom activities that focused on the importance of respecting one self, others and our environment.

Beginning Monday, October 21, 2019, we will celebrate Red Ribbon Week. We use this week to teach students to make healthy choices. These choices include: eating healthy, exercising, being kind and being drug and alcohol free (for 3rd and 4th grade). On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, we are “Teaming up to Good Choices”. We ask that you send your child to school in his/her favorite team shirt/Jersey. On Friday, October 25, we are showing love for ourself by wearing red to school.

Finally, we will start our school elections (4th grade School President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer) on Monday, October 14, 2019.

While it has been and will be a busy month, it is certainly a great one.