Friday Features - 12/7/18

Your Weekly BGS PTO News & Happenings

From Crafts with Frosty to the Holiday Shop, our Bears kicked off December with a dose of holiday spirit. We're so grateful to all of our volunteers of all ages who've helped make this week memorable. Special thanks go to:

  • Our BGS Alumni, Brandon, Mathew & JR - for donning the Frosty costume and making spirits bright during Saturday's Crafts with Frosty & Holiday Shop
  • All of our Bear parents who volunteered during the Holiday Shop - whether you were helping little ones find a gift or ensuring they didn't spend too much, we truly couldn't have run the Holiday Shop without you!

We have one final event this month and it brings with it opportunities to help us continue to build our BGS community. Read on for more details.

- Kelly & Briana, PTO Co-Presidents

The Toy Sale is Coming Next Week...

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It's a Great Chance to Help Out...

Volunteer Your Time

Come meet some new parents, have a little fun, and help out the school. We could use some helping hands to set up and price items for the Toy Sale. Click the banner above or visit to let us know you can help out for a bit. Even 30 minutes of time can go a long way!

Boxes Needed

Did you know what happens to the toys that don't sell at our Toy Sale? Our Toy Sale chairs have made arrangements with other local charities to pass on what we can't sell. To help make that possible, we would appreciate donations of large moving boxes. You can drop them off during any of the above-mentioned Toy Sale donation times next week. We'll use them to box up our left over toys to pay it forward to others.

Score Some Great Deals!

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Other Quick Reminders for the Week

Last Call for Read-a-Thon Pledges

If you still have outstanding Read-a-Thon pledges, get them in to school by Monday the 10th. Our Read-a-Thon collection period will officially close at that time.

Spirit Wear Makes a Great Holiday Gift

If you missed your chance to order spirit wear, now's your chance! We've opened up our "Spirit Wear Vault" have some great deals on selections from years past. Supplies are very limited, as it's only what we have on hand.

All items are for sale on our SignUp Genius Store here: Claim your gear before it's all gone!

Shop & Support BGS with Amazon Smile

Still doing holiday shopping on Amazon? Why not earn money for the school while you're at it? Just go to and register to support the BGS PTO (we're listed as PTA New Jersey Congress Of-Bradley Gardens). It's still the great Amazon services and prices AND Amazon donates a portion of the purchase back to our school! Just remember to place your Amazon purchases from rather than the regular Amazon link.

Dates to Remember

  • Dec. 7 - Spirit Day
  • Dec. 13 - Toy Sale Donations Accepted - 4-7 PM
  • Dec. 14 - Spirit Day
  • Dec. 14 - Toy Sale Donations Accepted & Set-Up Times - 9 AM - 2 PM, 4 - 7 PM
  • Dec. 15 - BGS Toy Sale - 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Dec. 21 - Pajama Day
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 1 - Winter Break

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, Co-President

Kelly Schmidt, Co-President

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