Friday Features


I'm in Awe!!!

Our Bears are doing great! - As of this morning, our bears have read 55,835 minutes and raised over $4000! Mrs. Bohen's class is in the lead for both minutes read and fundraising, but is closely followed by Mrs. McNulty's class! A mere 93 minutes and $25 separate them!!

A Yearbook Planning meeting is scheduled for this Tuesday night. Please join us.

Our student council's BGS Mask fundraiser is still active. Please consider supporting our student coucil. Stay safe and show your school pride.

Check out AtoZ Connect to place orders. The masks will be delivered soon.

AtoZ Connect is what the PTO is using for our directory and for any financial transactions. It is easy to set up an account and you'll have access to all we have to offer. Please take a look if you haven't already. If you need instructions, please visit our website at

Check out below for information from our friends at Bradley Gardens Little Loop.

Our next PTO meeting is Tuesday, February 9th, 7:00 pm. Please join us.

Have a great week and keep reading!!!

Briana George, PTO President


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.

Yearbook Planning Meeting

Calling 4th grade parents to join in the planning of the yearbook. We use Memory Book for the Bradley Gardens Yearbook. The program is online. We need help planning pages, gathering pictures and uploading data.

Parents of 3rd and 2nd graders, this is a great opportunity to learn the ropes for when it is your child's 4th grade yearbook.

Please join us this Tuesday night, via Zoom:

Briana George is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Yearbook Planning

Time: Feb 2, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 898 9572 9507

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PTO Positions - Recording Secretary

This week we are highlighting our Recording Secretary position. This position has several responsibilites. They include:

  1. Keep minutes of all meetings and submit to Webmaster and President(s) for posting on the PTO website and within PTO communications
  2. Provide a copy of the by-laws to all members requesting one.
  3. Keep by-laws updated as needed (as supplied by President/Co-Presidents).

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