Friday Features


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

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 then go to Event Signups after you verify your information.

Dine & Donate - Smoothie King

Join us at the Bridgewater Smoothie King on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 2-7 PM for a Dine & Donate fundraiser. You buy a smoothie to cool off and BGS earns 20% of the sales. Be sure to show or mention the flyer below to ensure BGS earns credit for your purchase!

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: 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 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".

PTO Meeting Sign - 9/24 at 7:30 BGS Library

Become a Library Volunteer

Our new librarian and technology teacher, Ms. Rayburn, would LOVE to have some help re-shelving books and checking students out in the library. This is a flexible, but year-long commitment. We're looking for a morning and afternoon volunteer every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. If you can help out, send an email to with which day and time slot would work best for you.

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: It's worth a watch to learn about the Homework Policy, School Start Times, Safety Updates and more.

Flag Football Clinic Sign Ups

Sharing on behalf of the Panther Athletic Club...

Give Flag Football a try! Open to Grades 3-7, practices start 9/23. Sign up using the form below.

BRHS Mini Cheer Clinic

Wondering what to do when school is closed on Sept. 30 and Oct. 9? BRHS Cheer is offering a 2 day cheer clinic for kids in Kindergarten - Grade 8. Learn all about it and sign up using the form below.

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

Any questions about BR CAREs Bradley Gardens can be directed to Kevin Stianchi:

Dates to Remember

Sept. 18 - 2-7 PM - Smoothie King Dine & Donate

Sept. 23 - 27 - Fall Book Fair

Sept. 23 - Final Day for Room Parent Sign-ups

Sept. 24 - 6:30 - 7:15 - Room Parent Info Session (BGS Library)

Sept. 24 - 7:30 - 8:30 - PTO Meeting (BGS Library)

Sept. 25 - Room Parent Lottery

Sept. 30 - No School

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, Co-President

Kelly Schmidt, Co-President