Friday Features


Happy Friday!!

Spring Break is here. With the warmer weather approaching it is a great time to take advantage of our outdoor space. With that in mind, the PTO has purchased 3 slant leg canopies for the school. It is a great way for a class to gather outside for lessons and still have some protection from the sun.

Christine Kedziora has volunteered to organize the little bite wrapper collection. Thank you Christine! Please drop you wrappers off in a plastic bag in the purple bin outside the school.

Please see below for a note from our Occupantional Therapist, Ms. Lewinski regarding World Autism Day.

Bradley Gardens Baseball is wrapping up registration. Please see below for details.

Remember, if you've made a pledge to our Read-A-Thon and chose to send in a check, you can do so now. Just address the envelope to Read-A-Thon with your child's name and class.

Have a great spring break. Stay safe!

Briana George, PTO President

Bradley Gardens Baseball

There are still a limited number of roster spots available for boys and girls in our Tball (ages 4-1/2 - 6), Rookie (ages 7-8) and Minors (ages 9-10) divisions. Opening Day is set for Saturday April 17th so reserve your spot before it's too late. Register online at, email us at and don't forget to Visit us on Facebook

World Autism Day

World Autism Day is April 2nd so we were hoping to spread awareness and acceptance at Bradley Gardens School next month when we return from spring break.

The colors of rainbows have many different meanings. Most recently, the range of colors depicted in a rainbow have been used to celebrate and raise awareness regarding the range of abilities of the individuals on the Autism Spectrum. This year we are asking students and staff to wear a different color of the rainbow each day to celebrate Autism Awareness month during the week of April 12th. The schedule is as follows:

4/12, Monday wear RED

4/13, Tuesday wear ORANGE

4/14, Wednesday wear YELLOW

4/15, Thursday wear GREEN

4/16, Friday wear BLUE or PURPLE

Every Friday (4/9, 4/23 & 4/30) during the month of April wear rainbow colors or autism awareness t-shirts.

Students please trace and decorate your own handprint to show the support of diversity of Autism Spectrum Disorder and turn them into school/your teacher by Friday, April 9 and we will hang them up in the hallways.

Please reach out with any questions and thanks for your support in helping spread awareness!

Enjoy your spring break!
Nicole, Melissa, Paula and Jackie

Nicole Lewinski

Occupational Therapist

Entenmann's Little Bites

Please bring your little bites pouches in plastic bags and drop them in the purple bin outside the main door. We collect the pouches for recycling and earn some cash in the process. It's a win, win!

From the District

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you are all aware, New Jersey strongly discourages all non-essential interstate travel at this time. The complete instructions can be found here but for the purpose of this message, please refer to the information below excerpted from the state website:

Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging following recommendations from the CDC:

  • If travel is unavoidable, travelers should consider getting tested with a viral test (not an antibody test) 1-3 days before the trip and again 3-5 days after the trip.
  • If travelers test positive, they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should postpone travel during that time.
  • If travelers test negative, they should quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
  • If testing is not available (or if the results are delayed), travelers should quarantine for 10 days after travel.

The advisory is no longer specific to certain states. Because of the high number of case counts across all states, there is an increased risk of spread of COVID-19 upon return from any travel.

As we approach Spring Break, we encourage families to be cognizant of these travel restrictions while planning trips. While these restrictions are still in place in NJ, residents are discouraged from non-essential travel outside of the region (per the state of New Jersey). If travel is necessary, you and your children will still need to quarantine upon return from any area identified by the state of NJ. The quarantine period for travel is now 7 days from the date of return with a negative test result from day 3, 4, or 5 of quarantine.

It is important to note that as of this writing, the NJ Department of Health and our local health official have confirmed and reconfirmed that the travel restriction and need for quarantine applies even to individuals who have been fully vaccinated. Should you need to travel, please reach out to your child's school nurse for information specific to your family and the situation.

We appreciate all that you have done as a community, and continue to do, during this pandemic and hybrid learning and understand that the desire for travel, visiting other places, and seeing loved ones is felt by everyone. This has been a long road, coupled with a snowy winter that only intensifies the desire to “spring” free and get a change of scenery. We ask that you remain mindful about how far we have come and continue to practice safety measures in accordance with the guidance set forth by the NJDOH and the CDC so that we can all limit our exposure to remain healthy until we are all vaccinated.

Thank you for your attention in this matter.

4th Grade Yearbook Early Bird Sale is Open!

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. You can also contact Kim Yacykewych @ to place an order or ask questions.

The teen size is great for our school-aged children and those with thinner faces.

PTO Positions - Co-President

This week we are highlighting our Co- President position.

This position has several responsibilites that are shared among two people. They include:

  1. Preside at meetings.

  2. Prepare calendar of PTO events in partnership with the school principal. Make changes as necessary during year. Establish dates with the Council of Schools Association for meetings and to correlate calendars, including dates for all PTO functions.

  3. Coordinate chairpersons and create special committees as needed.

  4. Set agenda for PTO meetings.

  5. Prepare budget with Treasurer.

  6. Maintain PTO mailbox and PTO storage areas.

  7. Sign checks and make deposits in absence of Treasurer.

  8. Be ex-officio member of all committees.

  9. Obtain all necessary state and local permits, licenses, etc.

  10. Keep a list of all paid Bradley Gardens School PTO members, as provided by the Membership Chair

  11. Establish review of the by-laws by the Board every 2 year and update Constitution and By-Laws, as deemed necessary by that review.

  12. Will attend Council of Schools Association meetings as Bradley Gardens School PTO representatives, as calendared by the CSA.

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.

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

3/29 - 4/5 Spring Break

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, President