Friday Features - 3/25/22

BGS PTO News & Happenings

Read-A-Thon Wrap Up

Our Read-A-Thon ended March 18th! Great job to all who participated and made this year our most successful year to date! Our Bears have impressed us so much!

  • Our students received a whopping $14,554.42* in pledges from their sponsors (more than double our original goal!)

For the next four weeks, we're in what we refer to as the "collection period". Students are no longer able to invite sponsors, but anyone they invited that hasn't sponsored them yet can still do so. After our "collection period" is over we will announce our top readers and fundraisers and the winners of our prize raffles for Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets.

If your child has "offline donations" (sponsors that committed to cash or check donations), please send those into school in an envelope marked "attn: readathon" ASAP.

*Please note: the PTO will not net this full amount as there are fees associated with the company that hosts our event.

Stuff A Bradley Bear Sale!

Our Stuff a Bradley Bear kits are still being sold but only until Friday, April 1st. For a mere $17, you will receive a kit to stuff your own teddy bear. Each kit will contain everything you need to create your own Bradley Bear from the comfort of your home and will come in a cottage carrier. Get your order in before it's too late!

Kits can be ordered on PtBoard and will be delivered to classrooms in early May. See the flier below for details or reach out to our event chair, Jeanine, at

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Get Moving at the Color Run!

After a 2 year hiatus due to COVID, our Color Run event is back by popular demand. Race around the fields of BGS while getting showered with color powder on Friday, May 6 from 7-8 PM.

Registration in PtBoard is required by April 20 to ensure we have enough packets for everyone.

Every registration includes a registration packet which includes sunglasses to protect your Bear's eyes from flying powder and a powder packet so they can spray their friends while running.

Two registration options are available:

$25 Registration includes a t-shirt, along with your registration packet

$15 Registration includes your registration packet ONLY (no t-shirt)


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Open PTO Position For Next Year: Co-Treasurer

Much of our PTO board is "graduating" and moving on to Eisenhower. With next year anticipated to be a more "normal" school year, the PTO has big plans to bring back ALL of our fun events! However, this won't be possible without volunteers to join our board and help us get it all accomplished next year.

This week we are highlighting our soon to be open Co-Treasurer position. Do you have an accounting or bookkeeping background? Then we could really use your help!. The main responsibilities of this position can be fully done from home and include:

  • Reconciling the PTO's bank account
  • Creating and overseeing the PTO budget
  • Keeping and updating the PTO books
  • Issuing checks on behalf of the PTO

Please reach out to our Co-Presidents at for more info.



4th grade yearbooks are officially on sale at early bird prices! See the picture to the right for a preview of this year's yearbook cover. Order your yearbook by April 8th at our discounted early bird price price of $12. All orders placed after April 8th will be charged an increased amount.

Yearbooks can be ordered on PtBoard or using the order form below. If sending in paper orders, please make sure to send them in to school by April 8th to snag the early bird price. Yearbooks will be distributed to students during 4th Grade Fun Day in June.

Please note: yearbooks are only for 4th grade students.

Pictures Needed for the Yearbook

Our yearbook committee needs your help. We are asking all 4th grade parents to provide us with photos to help fill out this year's yearbook. Please send us 1st day of school pictures, sprit/theme day pictures, and pictures from year's past for our "walk down memory lane" section, Feel free to include photos from events, field trips, and even virtual school from previous years. Pictures should only include our 4th graders (no pictures of siblings or family). PLEASE UPLOAD ALL PHOTOS BY APRIL 4TH.

Pictures can be uploaded here. If asked for a username please enter: 420725951. See the flier below for more details. If you have questions, please email our event chair, Jenn, at

Don't Forget!

Apr 11-18 - No School, Spring break

May 11 - In-person PTO Meeting 7pm (details to follow)

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Sally Bartlett, Co-President

Melinda Harz, Co-President

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