Friday Features


Happy Friday!

This snowy weather must be conducive to reading! Our Bears are doing wonderful! - As of last night, our bears have read 107,543 minutes and raised over $5000! They have already exceeded our goal of 100,000 miuntes and we are a few hundred dollars from our goal to earn $4,000, after processing fees for the school. Ms. McNulty's class is holding the lead for minutes read and Mrs. Winter's class is leading in fundraising, closely followed by Mrs. Bohen's class for reading and Mrs. McNulty's class for fundraising! 844 minutes and $33 separate them!!

Thanks to all who joined our PTO meeting this week. And thank you to Rachel Bohach and Jennifer Chen for joining our Yearbook Planning meeting last Tuesday. And thank you to Marisol Landin and Sally Bartlett for reaching out to help. We still need help. Please consider joining our next meeting. Stay tuned for details.

Have a great week and keep reading!!! Happy Valentine's Day!

Briana George, PTO President

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WhooosReading is our Read-A-Thon.

The children love logging their minutes and changing their owl avatars. They are certainly off to a great start!

Remember the maximum minutes that can be logged for a specific day are 120.

The student who logs the most minutes and the student who raises the most money will both receive $50 worth of items through Scholastic.

*If there are several students who qualify, we will have a drawing to pick the winner.

We are still working out the incentives for the classes. Homework passes, lunch with the teacher, and maybe a virtual visit from an alpaca are all possibilities. If you or your child have any suggestions, feel free to let me know.

Our Read-A-Thon is running through February 28th.

Any questions, please contact Briana George @

Bradley Gardens Masks are Here!

The student council is running a fundraiser. They come in two sizes, adult and teen. $10 each. Check out AtoZ Connect to place your order. You can also contact Kim Yacykewych @ to place an order or ask questions.

The teen size is great for our school-aged children and those with thinner faces.

PTO Positions - Web Master

This week we are highlighting our Web Master position. This position has several responsibilites. They include:

  1. Maintains the PTO website with current information
  2. Updates social media tools (Facebook, Twitter or other electronic communications) as necessary with PTO reminders and news

We Need A Nominating Committee

We need three PTO members, if you've paid your dues - you're a member, to be part of our nominating committee. The nominating committee collects the names of people who want to run for PTO positions next year. They also receive recommendations from people and then prepare a slate for the elections. Elections are held in May.

If you have a talent for seeing the potential in people and matching them to a need, then WE NEED YOU!

Are you in the field of marketing or advertising? Maybe you can help with advertising the positions?

Many hands, make light work. If you can spare a few hours, we could use your help.


We are in need of volunteers to help run the PTO next year. Several board members have students in the 4th grade and will be leaving Bradley Gardens.

Specifically, we will need 2 PTO Presidents, 1 PTO Vice President, 2 PTO Treasurers, 1 Recording Secretary, and 1 Webmaster.

If you are interested in any of the positions, please email Briana George @

The more help we have the easier it is to run the PTO events and manage the administration of the PTO. Hopefully next year we are back to "normal", but either way, the events we have come to love and the support that we have given the school in terms of assemblies, equipment and programs need to continue. Please consider joining our team.

Many people have asked where to find a description of the roles. You can find our complete by-laws on the PTO website under forms and documents. I am also including the section that specifically address the roles below.

We are happy to answer any and all questions.

Play Ball


Online registration for the Bradley Gardens Little Loop baseball and tball program is now open.

Visit our website at and click on"2021 BGLL Registration Form" on the top right under "Register Online" You will be directed to create an account which will allow you to register and pay online and select uniform sizes for your player(s).

Celebrating its 63rd 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 April to June, and is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 4 ½ and 12, regardless of where they live and regardless of their experience level. Players are placed into one of four divisions based on their age as of May 1, 2021.

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.

Sponsors, Managers, and Coaches are always wanted. Questions about the league? Send us an e-mail at

Box Tops for Education

Don't forget to use the Box Tops app and scan your receipts. Or better yet email your digital receipts to

Dates to Remember

Jan. 15 - Feb. 28th Read-A-Thon

Feb. 15th - President's Day - No School

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, President