Friday Features


And more snow....

We are in our last week of the Read-A-Thon! Thank you ALL!!!!! - As of this morning, our bears have read 130,821 minutes and raised over $5000! They have already exceeded our goal of 100,000 miuntes and we have met and exceeded our goal to earn $4,000, after processing fees for the school. Mrs. Bohen's class has taken the lead for minutes read and Mrs. Winter's class is leading in fundraising, closely followed by Mrs. McNulty's class for reading and Mrs. McNulty's class for fundraising! 512 minutes and $322 separate them!!

Please join us this Tuesday night, February 23rd for our next Yearbook Planning meeting. See bleow for details.

Have a great week and keep reading!!! Stay warm.

Briana George, PTO President

Yearbook Planning Meeting - February 23rd

Briana George is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Yearbook Planning

Time: Feb 23, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 834 7157 4175

Passcode: bears

One tap mobile

+16465588656,,83471574175#,,,,*509140# US (New York)

+13017158592,,83471574175#,,,,*509140# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 834 7157 4175

Passcode: 509140

Find your local number:


WhooosReading is our Read-A-Thon.

The children love logging their minutes and changing their owl avatars. They are certainly off to a great start!

Remember the maximum minutes that can be logged for a specific day are 120.

The student who logs the most minutes and the student who raises the most money will both receive $50 worth of items through Scholastic.

*If there are several students who qualify, we will have a drawing to pick the winner.

We are still working out the incentives for the classes. Homework passes, lunch with the teacher, and maybe a virtual visit from an alpaca are all possibilities. If you or your child have any suggestions, feel free to let me know.

Our Read-A-Thon is running through February 28th.

Any questions, please contact Briana George @

Bradley Gardens Masks are Here!

The student council is running a fundraiser. They come in two sizes, adult and teen. $10 each. Check out AtoZ Connect to place your order. You can also contact Kim Yacykewych @ to place an order or ask questions.

The teen size is great for our school-aged children and those with thinner faces.

PTO Positions - Co-Treasurer

This week we are highlighting our Co-Treasurer position. We currently used QuickBooks to record our financials.

This is a great way to get involved if you want to see how everything works while still making a valuable contribution. The back-office work is just as important. This is work you can do from home at your leisure throughout the month.

This position has several responsibilites that are divided between 2 people. They include:

  1. Has charge of all funds; presents financial report(s) at all meetings.

  2. Receive deposit forms, checks and cash, then make deposits.

  3. Receives check requests and supporting documentation to process necessary checks.

  4. Coordinate with event chairs for start-up cash to run events.

  5. Prepare budget with the President/Co-Presidents.

  6. Present proposed budget for approval at first general meeting of the year.

  7. Maintains an awareness of the PTO calendar to ensure appropriate funding and cash flow to support events.

  8. Secure audit of account and submission of books to accountant (if applicable) for preparation of tax return by August.

  9. Shall keep secure all permits, licenses and official documents.

  10. Due to the nature of the role, it is recommended that the treasurer responsible for maintaining the books has prior accounting or bookkeeping experience with the PTO’s bookkeeping software.

We Need A Nominating Committee

We need three PTO members, if you've paid your dues - you're a member, to be part of our nominating committee. The nominating committee collects the names of people who want to run for PTO positions next year. They also receive recommendations from people and then prepare a slate for the elections. Elections are held in May.

If you have a talent for seeing the potential in people and matching them to a need, then WE NEED YOU!

Are you in the field of marketing or advertising? Maybe you can help with advertising the positions?

Many hands, make light work. If you can spare a few hours, we could use your help.


We are in need of volunteers to help run the PTO next year. Several board members have students in the 4th grade and will be leaving Bradley Gardens.

Specifically, we will need 2 PTO Presidents, 1 PTO Vice President, 2 PTO Treasurers, 1 Recording Secretary, and 1 Webmaster.

If you are interested in any of the positions, please email Briana George @

The more help we have the easier it is to run the PTO events and manage the administration of the PTO. Hopefully next year we are back to "normal", but either way, the events we have come to love and the support that we have given the school in terms of assemblies, equipment and programs need to continue. Please consider joining our team.

Many people have asked where to find a description of the roles. You can find our complete by-laws on the PTO website under forms and documents. I am also including the section that specifically address the roles below.

We are happy to answer any and all questions.

Play Ball


Online registration for the Bradley Gardens Little Loop baseball and tball program is now open.

Visit our website at and click on"2021 BGLL Registration Form" on the top right under "Register Online" You will be directed to create an account which will allow you to register and pay online and select uniform sizes for your player(s).

Celebrating its 63rd year, the Bradley Gardens Little Loop baseball program emphasizes teamwork and sportsmanship, and provides quality baseball instruction to every child who participates in the league regardless of skill level.

The Little Loop season runs from April to June, and is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 4 ½ and 12, regardless of where they live and regardless of their experience level. Players are placed into one of four divisions based on their age as of May 1, 2021.

From beginners to more advanced players, all are welcome to play. Unlike other leagues, the Little Loop does not require parents to post work bonds before their children can participate in the league. We are an all volunteer program and a non-profit organization. Our focus is on providing your child with the best baseball experience possible at an affordable price.

Sponsors, Managers, and Coaches are always wanted. Questions about the league? Send us an e-mail at

Box Tops for Education

Don't forget to use the Box Tops app and scan your receipts. Or better yet email your digital receipts to

Dates to Remember

Jan. 15 - Feb. 28th Read-A-Thon

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, President