Friday Features - 2/18/22

BGS PTO News & Happenings

More Than Halfway There!

This week we celebrated our 100th Day of School! In addition to 100th Day activities at each grade level, the PTO decorated the outside of the school for the occasion and our staff and students dressed up like 100 year olds (see pics below). That means we're more than halfway through the school year! Time flies when you're having fun!

The Read-A-Thon Is Back!

Our biggest fundraiser of the year starts next week! Student login info will be sent home soon so keep an eye out!

If you're not familiar, our annual read-a-thon is our biggest fundraiser of the year and helps fund a needed upgrade to our school each year. This year's read-a-thon will begin on February 22nd. Each child will receive a unique login where you can help them setup their read-a-thon page and customize their owl avatars.

Once we officially start, students will read daily and log the minutes they've read each day all while asking friends and family to sponsor their reading efforts. Be on the look out for fun incentives for logging reading and getting sponsors as well as fun weekly challenges.

Chairpersons Needed!

The PTO is excited to bring back our fun-filled Color Run event in early May. Students have friends and family sponsor them and then run laps around our field while listening to music and being showered in colored powder! Kids go home messy but elated! We have not been able to hold this even since 2019 due to the COVID pandemic.

With that said, this event will not be possible without a few volunteers to make it happen. First and foremost we're looking for a dynamic duo to co-chair this event. Nearly all the work can be done from home and the PTO board will assist you every step of the way! Please reach out to the PTO Presidents at if you would like to find out more or if you're interested in helping out!

Calling All 4th Grade Parents!

If you have a 'graduating" 4th grader please be on the lookout for info regarding yearbooks coming soon. Not only will the yearbook sale be starting soon with special discounted "early bird" pricing but we'll be putting out a call for all 4th grade parents to upload pictures to be included in the yearbook!

Please start looking through your pictures now! We'll be asking for "Then and Now" pictures, "Throwback" pictures, etc. We are looking for pictures that only include 4th graders (sorry - no siblings or family). If you've been a class parent in years past, we're especially interested in pictures from class parties and school events from previous years! Pictures from distance learning are also welcome! With COVID restrictions and limited access to the building we'll be relying on our parents and teachers to help provide content so our graduating Bears have an awesome yearbook to remember their time at BGS!

PTO Board Members Needed For Next Year!

Much of our PTO board is "graduating" and moving on to Eisenhower. With next year anticipated to be a more "normal" school year, the PTO has big plans to bring back ALL of our fun events! However, this won't be possible without volunteers to join our board and help us get it all accomplished next year. Many positions are opening up with varying levels of responsibility. Many can be largely done from home! If you're interested in joining our board for next year or would like more info please email our PTO Presidents at

Board members for next year are typically voted in during our May or June meetings so don't wait to raise your hand!

In Case You Missed It

Bradley Gardens Baseball Registration Open!

PLAY BALL!!! Registration for the Bradley Gardens Little Loop 2022 Spring baseball & t-ball season is now open!

Bradley Gardens Baseball registration fees remain the lowest in Bridgewater and all age eligible boys and girls are welcome to play regardless of what school they attend, what town they live in, or their experience level. Bradley Gardens Baseball is an all volunteer "Public Charity" and does not require families to post a Work Bond. Come join the fun by clicking here or viewing the flyer below!

Registration closes March 6th!

CSA Summer Camps & Enrichments Are Back!

The Bridgewater-Raritan School District Council of Schools Association (CSA) will offer summer athletic and enrichment programs for students in grades K-12 this summer. See this link to the CSA Summer Programs or the flyer below for more info.

A variety of in person, virtual, and hybrid programs are planned.

Bridgewater Recreation Spring Program Registration!

Registration is now open for most of Bridgewater Recreation's Spring Programs. Click here for more info or to get signed up!

Don't Forget!

Feb 21 - No School

Feb 22 - PJ Day

Feb 25 - Spirit Day

Mar 2 - PTO Meeting 7pm (details to follow)

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Sally Bartlett, Co-President

Melinda Harz, Co-President

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