Friday Features

Back to School Edition - 8/23/19

Join Us for an Open House & Playground Social

As you may have seen in Mrs. Binford's August Gardens' Greetings, there will be a School Wide Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 2-3 PM.


We'll be holding a Playground Social to welcome all of our Bears back during and after the Open House from 2-4 PM.


Be sure to bring a few bucks with you so you can enjoy some Kona Ice to cool off. Our friends at Kona Ice will be donating 25% of the sales back to our school!


Our spirit committee will be selling BGS school supplies - folders, pencils and erasers - during the social for 50 cents - $2, so you can stock up on some last minute supplies.


We've also invited some community friends to come join us during the social. Stop by booths to learn about Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4H, and Bradley Gardens Little Loop. Good times will be had by all.

Sign Up for the New PTO App

Our PTO is moving everything you need for the PTO to a tool called AtoZ Connect. This one-stop-shop is available via your web browser AND an app for your mobile phone. Check out a quick intro video about AtoZ Connect here.


We'll turn on a few features to start, including:

  • Online directory (available to paid PTO members) so you can set up playdates
  • Ability to decide what family contact info you want to share in the directory (available to everyone)
  • Online school store
  • Sign up for volunteer slots and events
  • Sign up for special email lists like our Volunteer Opportunities list


Even better - it's FREE for our PTO to use, so we can direct more of our fundraising to school activities!


Here's what you need to do to get started:

Don't delay - get registered for AtoZ Connect today!

Win an Amazon Echo Dot

You're entered for a chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot each time you complete one of the following Back to School activities:

  • Register for AtoZ Connect
  • Verify your info after you register
  • Purchase a PTO Membership


We'll pick a lucky winner in mid-October!

Shop Our School Store

Once you register for AtoZ Connect, you can take care of some Back to School Purchases, including:

  • PTO Membership for 2019-20 - see flyer below about PTO membership
  • Class Fund Dues for 3 gifts for your child's teacher throughout the year plus offsetting any additional party items
  • Buy a printed copy of the school directory (remember, an online copy is included free with PTO membership)
  • Make a tax-deductible donation to the PTO

Get Involved - Volunteer to Be a Homeroom Parent

Kids love to see their parents involved at school. Consider volunteering to become a Homeroom Parent.


Read our Homeroom Parent flyer below to learn more. If you'd like to volunteer, let us know by completing our interest form: http://bit.ly/BGSRmPrt2019

Coming Next Week...

An Update On The PTO's Latest School Enhancements - Faculty Room Makeover, Gaga Pit & More!

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, Co-President

Kelly Schmidt, Co-President

bgsptopresident@gmail.com