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Reserve Your Spot at the Sweetheart Dance

Enjoy a Winter Wonderland at this year's Sweetheart Dance on Feb. 21 from 6:30-8:30 PM. The dance is open to all BGS students and a special someone OR a BGS staff member and their child. Families should dress to impress. Admission will be $5 per child, payable at the door. Reservations are required.

When RSVP'ing, please keep in mind this dance is for adult-child combos only (i.e mother-son, father-daughter, etc). This is NOT a full family event and parents may only bring current BGS students (sorry - no older/younger siblings who do not attend BGS). This is NOT a drop off event.

Register to attend, volunteer to assist, or donate some snacks or drinks via our AtoZ Connect site:

Not yet signed up for AtoZ Connect? Find out how here:

Help Make the Dance Even Sweeter

Our events can't happen without your help! Our Sweetheart Dance planning team needs assistance with set up, staffing a few tables during the dance and with clean-up. We're also soliciting donations of sweet treats, salty snacks, drinks and paper products.

Let us know how you can help make this the sweetest event ever! Volunteer to assist or donate some snacks or drinks via our AtoZ Connect site:

Save Money at Local Businesses & Support the Bradley Gardens PTO!

Friendly reminder to send in your order form for your Bradley Gardens Bears Discount Card!

Save money over and over at local businesses such as: Rita’s Buffalo Wild Wings, Zinburger, Houlihan’s, Olive Garden, Enrico’s, Auntie Anne’s, The Golf Range, QDOBA Mexican Grill, Smoothie King, Color Me Mine, Escape Room Center, and many more businesses (clickhere to see) in Bridgewater, Somerville, Branchburg, Flemington, Whitehouse, Clinton, etc.!

There are over 150 business across Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren counties where you can save money. A full list of stores can be found at

All you have to do is present your Bradley Gardens Bears Discount Card at participating businesses. It's that simple. No coupons to cut. Just show your reusable discount card. You are sure to save much more than $20 over the course of the rest of the year.

Tell your friends, family, and neighbors so they can save too. Your child gets a rubber ducky for every card they help sell. Return order forms (attached below) to school in an envelope marked "Discount Card" OR just purchase one in AtoZ Connect ( in the General section of the Store.

Cards will be distributed within a few days of receiving your order, so you can start saving as soon as possible! Thank you again for helping us achieving our fundraising goals - we really appreciate your support!

2020 CSA Summer Program Registration

CSA Summer Program registration is now open!

Looking for camp during a specific week this summer? Programs by week

For more information see our flyer or to register visit CSA Summer Programs. Don't miss out on these great opportunities offered by BRRSD teachers!

In Case You Missed It...

From the Superintendent's Office: BRRSD Citizen Advisory Committee on School Start Times

Dear Families of Current BRRSD Students:

The Board of Education recently passed a resolution calling for the formation of a Citizens Advisory Committee on School Start Times. This group of representative stakeholders will examine options and present to the Board of Education, by June 2020, a plan to move the middle school and high school to later, healthier school start times while balancing the developmental needs of primary and intermediate school students.

It is the Board's goal to include association reps, staff members, community members, high school student(s), and Board members. We are working to keep the committee to no more than 20 individuals while still building a representative cross-section of community interest groups.

All interested stakeholders are encouraged to self-nominate.

For anyone interested in participating, we are asking for a commitment of 3-5 evening meetings between February and March for the development of the plan, with an understanding that the work may continue into April, a presence for the presentation to the Board of Education, and the willingness to take an active role in communicating the final recommendations of the committee.

The first meeting of the committee will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Wade building on March 3. The remaining meeting dates have yet to be confirmed, but we are looking to schedule meetings at 6:30 p.m. at the Wade Building, on either Mondays or Tuesdays in March and April. No meeting should last more than two hours.

Click here to self-nominate. The form will close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18.

All nominees will receive a response no later than Monday, February 24.

Thank you.

Bradley Gardens Little Loop Baseball Registration

Is your son or daughter looking to learn the FUNdamentals of baseball this Spring in a positive and relaxed environment? Consider Bridgewater's original baseball program, Bradley Gardens Little Loop! Celebrating its 62nd year, the Bradley Gardens Little Loop baseball program emphasizes teamwork and sportsmanship and provides quality baseball instruction to every child who participates in the league regardless of skill level.

The Little Loop season runs from approximately April 2020 through June 2020, and is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 4 ½ and 12, regardless of their experience level. Players are placed into one of four divisions based on their age as of May 1, 2020. From beginners to more advanced players, all are welcome to play. Unlike other leagues, the Little Loop does not require parents to post work bonds before their children can participate in the league. We are an all-volunteer program and a non-profit organization. Our focus is on providing your child with the best baseball experience possible at an affordable price.

Registration forms can be obtained by visiting Sponsors, Managers, and Coaches are always wanted. Questions about the league? Send us an e-mail at

Bridgewater-Raritan Schools Are Shaving The Way to Conquering Kids' Cancer

WHERE: Eisenhower Intermediate School

WHEN: FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.

WHY: The selfless students and faculty of the Bridgewater-Raritan Schools will once again have their heads shaved to raise money to Conquer Kids’ Cancer!

Ladies who wish to participate but not shave their heads are invited to cut their hair for Beautiful Lengths and Locks of Love.

Over the past 9 years students from every school in the B-R School District participated - raising over $850,000.00 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation which funds the most promising research and pediatric oncologists working for cures for childhood cancer.

Go To:

Sponsored by the Van Holten Elementary School PTO

Click here for more details.

Dates to Remember

Feb. 17 - No School (President's Day)

Feb. 21 - Sweetheart Dance (RESERVATION REQUIRED)

Mar. 5 - Author Visit (in school)

Mar. 6 - Brain Show - 7 PM

Mar. 11 - PTO Meeting - 7 PM

Mar. 13 - No School

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, Co-President

Kelly Schmidt, Co-President