Friday Features


Happy Friday!!

We're down to our last 3 days in our Read-A-Thon! Thank you ALL!!!!! - As of this morning, our bears have read 157,454 minutes and raised over $6000! They have already exceeded our goal of 100,000 miuntes and we have met and exceeded our goal to earn $4,000, after processing fees for the school. Mrs. Bohen's class is still in the lead for minutes read and Mrs. Winter's class is leading in fundraising, closely followed by Mrs. McNulty's class for reading and Mrs. McNulty's class for fundraising! 1798 minutes and $96 separate them!!

We will announce the winning classes next week.

If you've made a pledge and chose to send in a check, you can do so now. Just address the envelope to Read-A-Thon. We'll send out reminders next week.

If you are looking for a spring sport for your child, please consider Bradley Gardens Baseball. See details below.

Have a great weekend and keep reading!!!

Briana George, PTO President

Still Time to Register for Spring Baseball and T-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

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 - Co-Vice President

This week we are highlighting our Co-Vice President position.

This position has several responsibilites. They include:

  1. Perform duties of President/Co-President in their absence.
  2. Coordinate and install the class parents.
  3. Coordinate and administer the teacher grants program.

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.

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

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, President