Help Out at the Book Fair
Our Fall Book Fair will be held the week of Sept. 23. Students will shop Monday or Tuesday with their class. Your teacher will share which day your class will be visiting. Family shopping night will be 6-8 PM on Sept. 24 - grab a book and then stay for the PTO Meeting! Additional shopping times will be periodically throughout the school day on the 25th - 27th, based on volunteer availability.
Shopping flyers will be going home soon to browse books that will be available. You'll also receive information on Scholastic's new eWallet. You can pre-load money to a certificate so your child doesn't need to deal with cash that day. For more info, go to scholastic.com/fair.
Helpers will be needed to help staff the Book Fair. Volunteer slots are available each day, as well as Tuesday evening. Sign up for a slot to help via AtoZConnect - just go to Event Signups. If you're not already registered for AtoZConnect, you can do so by going to join.atozconnect.com then go to Event Signups after you verify your information.
Volunteer to Be a Homeroom Parent
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to be a Homeroom parent so far. Remember, if more than 3 people sign up for a class, we'll select the homeroom parent via lottery on Sept. 25.
Several classes could use more volunteers: Mrs. Winters, Mrs. Shomers, Mrs. Bohen, Mrs. Maciolek, Mrs. Hudock, Ms. O'Donnell, Mrs. Corrales (both AM and PM needed), Ms. Oliver, Mr. Perler, & Mrs. Coleman.
Your kids love to see you helping around the school. 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 Last day to submit your name is Sept. 23.
As a reminder, if you volunteer to be a Homeroom Parent, you must attend an information session on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6:30 - 7:15.
Be a Part of the BGS Student Directory
Our BGS Student directory is perfect for setting up playdates, sending party invitations, and finding buddies for carpools. It's only helpful when you submit your info!
To enter your information in the student directory, go to join.atozconnect.com. Remember that YOU get to pick what information is shared.
If you're one of the 60+ families who have already registered for AtoZ Connect, you're all set.
If you've registered, but haven't yet verified your information, you'll get a reminder notice this weekend to remember to verify your registration and finish things up.
PTO Members will get electronic access to the directory via AtoZ Connect or can opt to purchase a paper copy of the directory. We plan to print the directory by the end of October, so don't delay - sign up today!
Join the PTO
Our Bradley Gardens School Parent Teacher Organization is dedicated to helping make Bradley Gardens a GREAT place to learn. We raise funds for assemblies, equipment, and staff appreciation, as well as subsidize field trips and sponsor family fun nights. The BGS PTO could not do anything for the school without your support and help!
PTO Membership is purchased annually. This year, membership is $16 for families and teacher and $8 for BGS Aides. You can purchase membership either via AtoZ Connect under the "Store" option. If you prefer to send a check or cash, please use the form below and return it to school in an envelope marked "PTO Membership".
Become a Library Volunteer
News From Around the District
State of the District Forum Video Replay
Our BRRSD Superintendent Russell Lazovick hosted the annual State of the District Forum this past Monday. If you weren't able to make it, you can watch the video replay provided by our Council of School Associations team. You can check that video out here: http://bit.ly/19DistForum. It's worth a watch to learn about the Homework Policy, School Start Times, Safety Updates and more.
BRHS Mini Cheer Clinic
Jobs Available for BR CAREs Before & After Care Program
Bridgewater-Raritan CAREs is looking for staff for before and aftercare to help us look after our students. We're looking for staff with kind and enthusiastic attitudes. This is a great job for anybody who enjoys working with kids including high school and college students. We are flexible with our work scheduling and we look forward to hearing from any interested applicants. The applications are done through BRRSD Applitrack at https://www.applitrack.com/brrsd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Non+Bargaining+Unit
Any questions about BR CAREs Bradley Gardens can be directed to Kevin Stianchi: firstname.lastname@example.org