Friday Features


Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week - May 4-8. Your classroom parents will be reaching out with individual plans for your classes.

Don't forget that even a heartfelt note, particularly during these changing times, can go a long way. So consider sending a greeting of your own to recognize your teacher's hard work and flexibility this year!

Supporting Our Essential Personnel

Our PTO, in partnership with Kika's Deli, has arranged for 50 meals to be delivered to RWJBH Hospital Somerset in Somerville this coming Friday. We're delighted to be able to show our support to our healthcare workers and equally excited to support one of our local businesses. We encourage you to check out Kika's Deli on Old York Rd. the next time you want some take-out.

We'd like to keep the love flowing to our front line workers as regularly as we can. If you'd like to contribute to our Feed the Front Line fund, you can donate here: or via AtoZ Connect (in the store, choose go to the Donations category). You choose how much you'd like to donate. Each time the pool reaches $200, we'll partner with a local establish to feed our front line workers!

Nominations Open for the BGS PTO Board

With spring upon us, that means it's time to begin the nomination process for next year's Bradley Gardens PTO board. Each term last for 2 years, beginning in June.

Many of our existing board members' terms are drawing to a close. We're looking for strong, enthusiastic folks who would like to take on leadership roles in the PTO. Open positions for the coming 2 years include:

  • 2 Co-Presidents
  • 1 Co-Vice President
  • 2 Co-Corresponding Secretaries
  • 1 Co-Recording Secretary
  • 1 Co-Treasurer

Specific duties for each role are described in our PTO By-Laws on our PTO website. Our nominating committee will be soliciting nominations until May 18. Board elections will be conducted at our May PTO meeting, with specific timing to be updated based on school schedules.

If you'd like to run (or re-run) for one of these open positions or have further questions about what the roles entail, please contact our Nominating Committee via Kelly Schmidt ( or Janine Guasco (

We look forward to you getting more involved!

Sharing On Behalf of District PTO's

Sharing On Behalf of the HS PTO: Get Your Teacher Appreciation Certificates

Honor a Teacher AND support the PTO Senior Awards & Honorariums with Teacher Appreciation Certificates.

For only $5, you can recognize the extraordinary efforts being made during these extraordinary times. - Payment can be made by cash, check or PayPal through the link below.

This is a unique way to acknowledge and thank a past or present teacher, a coach or any staff member, at any school in the district, who has made a difference in your child’s life.

Orders can be placed through the end of the school year. Certificates will be delivered to recipients as soon as schools re-open or electronically.

Click this link to place an order here: Teacher Appreciation Certificates.

All proceeds from the Graduation Lawn Signs and Teacher Appreciation Certificate fundraisers go to fund the PTO Awards and Honorariums for graduating seniors.

Nominations Open for Eisenhower PTO Board

For those of you transitioning to Eisenhower Intermediate next year, we're sharing this announcement on behalf of their PTO.


The Nominating Committee is

Accepting Nominees

For the Eisenhower PTO Executive Board

The following positions are up for election in the 2020-2021 school year:

Co-President (two positions)

Co-Vice President (two positions)

Recording Secretary (one position)

Corresponding Secretary (one position)

Co-Treasurer (two positions)

Webmaster (one position)

The PTO By-Laws are up on the District Website and available for reference here.

A job description for each position is outlined in the file attached below.


Candidates running for the above listed board positions should have attended the majority of PTO meetings and have chaired at least one committee in your respective school(s). If no person is nominated with these qualifications, the PTO Board has the right to waive these requirements.

Once all nominations have been received, a slate will be presented and candidates will be elected by a show of hands or by ballot if there is more than one candidate. For names to appear on the ballot, nominees must be submitted by May 15, 2020. However, nominations will still be accepted up to the night of the election but will appear as “write-in” candidates.

Please note that only paid Eisenhower PTO members are eligible to vote.

If you would like to nominate an individual, including yourself, please contact:

Hiren Khakharia - Nominating Committee

Marisa Cirriani – Nominating Committee

Joe Diskin– School Principal

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, Co-President

Kelly Schmidt, Co-President