Friday Features


Thank You!

Our Bears shopped for books at our Book Fair all last week! Thanks so much to those who volunteered their time and energy to keep our book fair open for business. Special thanks to Annie Qureshi and Jennifer Chen for their leadership in chairing the Fall Book Fair.

We'd also like to thank all of the parents who joined us for our Classroom Parent Orientation and the PTO Meeting on Wednesday evening. In addition to discussing this year's PTO budget, recapping the book fair, and discussing upcoming activities, we did a bit of brainstorming on ideas for additional ways the PTO can help enhance the school community. We'll have minutes in the next Friday Features so you can catch up on all the details and stay informed.

PLEASE NOTE: To try and reduce the number of emails you receive, the Friday Features will now be sent on an as needed basis (on Fridays) instead of every single week.

On Behalf of Homeroom Parents: Request for Class Funds

Our Homeroom Parents help to coordinate class celebrations and recognize the teaching staff throughout the year. To offset the costs of these activities AND limit how many times throughout the year that parents are asked for funds for teacher gifts, our Homeroom Parents request a single contribution of $20 per student just once at the beginning of the year. This covers 3 gifts for the teachers in the classroom (the holiday season, teacher appreciation week, and end of year gifts), as well funds some small supplies for the class parties.

Please pay for class funds online via PtBoard right on the main homepage/landing page.

Please note, class funds are NOT the same as PTO membership and go directly to your class parents.

Celebrate Our Week of Respect

Students and staff will participate in our annual “kick off” for the Week of Respect. Everyone is invited to wear the items that represent the pillars of character on each of the days listed below.

  • Mon., Oct. 4 - Wear your brightest & shiniest neon or sparkly outfit
  • Tues, Oct 5 - Wear as many colors as you possibly can
  • Wed, Oct 6 - Wear BGS gear and/or BGS colors (navy blue & yellow)
  • Thurs, Oct 7 - Wear sweatshirts and sweatpants
  • Fri, Oct 8 - Dress to impress in your finest attire

Have You Done All You Can to Win an Amazon Gift Card?

We'll enter you into a raffle to win an Amazon Gift Card each time you complete one of our Back to School activities:

  • Register for PtBoard (1 chance to win)
  • Become a PTO Member in PtBoard (1 chance to win)

For every 25 PTO memberships purchased, we'll raffle off an additional Amazon Gift Card. For more detail on PtBoard registration and membership, check out our instructional flyer below!

We'll draw a lucky winner in mid-October - it could be YOU!

Big picture

Picture Day October 8th!

Picture day is Friday, October 8th! Order forms were emailed to all parents. Make sure to send your child to school dressed to impress and with their completed order form and funds!

News From Around the District

Calling All BGS 1st Grade Girls!

Would you like to learn while having fun? Have a 1st grade girl who attends BGS that is interested in Girl Scouts? Troop 60416 has a few open spots for 1st grade girls! But act fast! Our first meeting will take place on Saturday, October 9th.

Email ASAP for more info!


Age: 15+ to join, 18+ to start fire School. 1 year probation before you become a full member.

Location: 24 Old York Rd, Bridgewater NJ

Positions needed: Fireman/FireWoman and Fire Police. All positions must pass Firefighter 1 or a certified Fire Police class (paid for by the fire company).

Incentives include unlimited paid training, pay per call, relief association membership, life insurance benefits, and much more!

Please reach out for an application.

Call: 908-725-1250


Or show up at the firehouse any Tuesday at 7pm for an application!

Please click here for a brief informational video about us!

Dates to Remember

Oct. 08 - Picture Day

Oct. 11 - No School

Oct. 12 - Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm

Oct. 13 - Virtual PTO Meeting 7:00 pm (Zoom link will be emailed)

Oct. 26 - Board of Education Meeting 7:30 pm

Nov 04 - No School

Nov 05 - No School

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Sally Bartlett, Co-President

Melinda Harz, Co-President