Friday Features


Lend Us a Hand!

We'd love your help to make our upcoming activities special for our Bears. Upcoming Volunteers Opportunities include:

We provide a list of volunteers in advance to the school for security purposes, so if you're not on the list, you won't be able to enter. If you're having issues with sign-up, contact

Don't Miss the Toy Sale

There's still time to drop off your gently loved toys for our Toy Sale. We'll take games, books, bikes, toys, sports equipment, and more so long as it's in good condition. Sorry - no stuffed animals! Donation drop off is available Friday, Dec. 6 from 9 AM - 2 PM, then 4 - 7 PM at the middle doors of the school. Tax receipts are available.

Then join us on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 AM - 1 PM to come score great deals! Toys start at $1, bikes start at $10. Cash, check and credit accepted.

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Barnes & Noble Night

Please join us on Thursday, Dec. 12th from 4 - 7:30 PM at the Barnes & Noble in Somerville. We'll have guest readers, crafts, tattoos and don't forget to pick up one of our Signature Frappuccinos. The 4th graders designed it and our parents at Wednesday's PTO meeting named it. Come see what they chose!

You'll also have a chance to pick up books from our guest author who will be visiting the school in the spring. Mrs. Rayburn has been hard at work planning our next author visit. Jodi Moore will be coming to our school in March. Order forms will go home in January if anyone is interested in purchasing one of her books. In the meantime, Barnes & Noble was able to secure a few limited copies of one of her books, When a Dragon Moves in Again for us next week.

If you can't join us in person, but still want to help support BGS, you can place orders online from Dec. 13-16 at and entering Bookfair ID 12578456. Share the flyer with friends and family too!

Thanks for your support!

Crafts with Frosty & Kids' Holiday Shop

We're kicking off the holiday season with a new twist on two favorite events. Join us Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 AM - 12 PM for our Holiday Extravaganza where we combine Crafts with Frosty & our Holiday Shop.

Stop by any time that morning to:

  • Do small holiday crafts, play games and take pictures with Frosty to get in the holiday spirit.
  • Check out our Kids' Holiday Shop. We'll be open for a special preview sale so that you can help your kids shop for gifts for friends and family. Gifts include mugs, jewelry, toys and more, including special gifts for Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa and all the special people in your child's life.

Our usual in-school Holiday Shop hours will be Monday, Dec. 16 - Wednesday, Dec. 18. Further details will be coming home next week.

If you'd like to help make spirits bright at the Saturday Holiday Extravaganza event or during our In School Holiday Shop hours, you can sign up for a time slot to set up, help kids shop, or breakdown the events in AtoZ Connect - Note that teacher names have been added to the various time slots, in case you prefer to volunteer during times your child's class will be attending.

Shop AmazonSmile for the Holidays

Some of you are already starting to shop for the holidays. Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at, AmazonSmile donates to our Bradley Gardens School PTO? Bookmark it for all your Amazon shopping needs!
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Got Accounting Skills?

We currently have an open position for a co-treasurer. If you have an hour or two a month to spare and have prior accounting or bookkeeping experience, we could use your help! Quickbooks experience or the equivalent is required. If you are interested or have questions about the role, please contact Briana George at

Love Show Biz?

We're starting to put plans in place for our Talent Show, to be held April 17th, 2020. If you'd like to get involved in the planning committee, please contact Janine Guasco at

Dates to Remember

Dec. 6 - Toy Sale Donation Window 9 AM - 2 PM & 4-7 PM

Dec. 7 - $1-2-3 & Up Toy & Bargain Bike Sale - 9 AM - 1 PM

Dec. 12 - Barnes & Noble Night - 4-7:30 PM

Dec. 13 - Holiday Shop Set Up - 6-9 PM (sign up in AtoZ Connect)

Dec. 14 - Crafts with Frosty & Holiday Shop Preview - 9 AM - 12 PM

Dec. 16 - 18 - Holiday Shop (in school)

Dec. 21 - Jan. 1 - No School

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, Co-President

Kelly Schmidt, Co-President