Friday Features


And just like that it's October!

Our book fair is ending today. Last chance to stock up on new books for our upcoming Read-A-Thon. The link is included below. Don't forget this is a great opportunity to support the PTO. We will receive 25% of all sales!

Make sure to click on the PTO link in Mrs. Binford's Back to School night presentation. A link is included below.

Don't forget that membership is still open! Join the PTO to help us create lasting memories for our Bears. Fees to join are $10 for families and teachers, and $5 for BGS Aides. Membership grants you free electronic access to our Student Directory. This is especially important now as we try to schedule virtual playdates and have the children connect with other children in their classes outside of the google class meets. You can purchase membership via our AtoZ Connect app or by returning the form below in an envelope marked "PTO Membership". You can return the form when we return to school. However, in order to expedite the process, I recommend you use paypal or a credit card. If you have any questions or concerns please send me an email.

If you want your information to be visible in the directory make sure to choose the "OPT IN" option when you enter your data.

We hope you'll join us for our first PTO meeting of the year this Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. The login information is below.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 861 2370 5355

Passcode: Bears

Have a great week!

Briana George, PTO President

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Last Day for the Book Fair!

You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from 9/21 - 10/2/2020! All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.

You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs

  • All orders ship direct to home

  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*

  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:

The PTO is Mobile - Sign Up Today

Our PTO uses a tool called AtoZ Connect. This one-stop-shop is available via your web browser AND an app for your mobile phone. If you are new to BGS or need a refresher course on AtoZ, you can catch a full recap of how we'll use it on the PTO Website here:

  • Go to and click on “Sign Up Now.”
  • The PTO will approve your access, then you'll verify your information.
  • While you're there, you can purchase your PTO membership

If you joined AtoZ last year, there's Good News! All you have to do is verify your information and pay for your membership. If you pay online, you will have instance access to our online directory. If you pay by check or cash, we will grant you access once we receive the payment, but don't forget to still verify your information.

While you are in AtoZ, you can also check out our Products. We have some BGS pencils, folders and erasers available for purchase in our online store.

Back to School - To Do List

  • Update/Verify your demographic page in Powerschool (on a computer)
  • Verify/Enter your directory information in AtoZ Connect
  • Join the PTO
  • Support Bradley Gardens School PTO when using
  • Support Bradley Gardens School PTO with your Box Tops

Box Tops 4 Education

Don't forget to download the Box Tops app and upload your receipts!

Choose Bradley Gardens Primary School when you setup your account.

If you shop online or get digital receipts, you can email your receipts to receipts@boxtops4education from the email that is associated with your Box Tops account.

Every little bit helps!!

What About Homeroom Parents?

Normally at the beginning of the year we are looking for Homeroom Parents. We will still need Homeroom Parents, but until we know more about how our year will look, we're not sure yet how many per class we will need or what the roles will look like.

Have ideas? Suggestions? PLEASE join us at the PTO meeting and share your thoughts.

We will keep you posted as we know more.

Yearbook Committee

I know it's the first issue and already I'm talking about the yearbook! We need a committee to brainstorm about how this year's yearbook will look. We'll probably need more pictures from prior years too, so 4th grade parents start looking for those photos! And while you are at it don't forget to take some pictures of our 4th graders at home as they learn virtually.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact Briana George at

Dates to Remember

Oct. 6 - PTO Meeting via Zoom

Oct. 20 - Chipotle Fundraiser 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, President