Friday Features - 4/22/22
Your BGS PTO News & Happenings
LAST CHANCE: Donations for Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week and the Bradley Gardens School PTO is planning a very special week to celebrate our educators’ dedication to our students. But we need your help. With the pandemic, the PTO has had limited ability to fundraise during the past two years so we are looking for families to make donations to help fund our week of activates for our teachers.
The PTO appreciates your generosity and support. While a $20 donation is suggested, we will accept donations of any amount. Donations will help fund things such as a catered lunch for our teachers, a gift card raffle, and other daily fun displays of our appreciation. The more we raise the more we will do during the week!
Please look for the Teacher Appreciation Week donation item on PtBoard. All donations must be in by April 25th so we can plan our events accordingly.
Dine & Donate: Char Burger
With outdoor seating and tons of play structures, Char Burger is the perfect place for an outdoor playdate meetup! Mother Nature has also decided to help us out with beautiful weather this weekend!
Can't stay? No problem! As long as you mention our fundraiser, we'll get a portion of proceeds from take out orders as well!
Flocking Is Back!
Help support BGS while having a little pink flamingo fun! Make a $25 donation to send a flock of 20 pink flamingos to your friends', neighbors', or family members' front yards! The flock will fly in overnight and fly on to a new location after 2 days.
Send the flock to someone on their birthday, to celebrate a milestone, as a pick me up, or just for fun! You can send the flock to anyone who lives within the BGS attendance area. For an additional $5 you can add a birthday balloon to the flock!
All flocking is anonymous! A $5 donation allows the recipient to find out who sent the flock their way.
Want to make sure you aren't flocked at all or aren't flocked AGAIN? No problem! For a $10 donation you can purchase Flocking Insurance. If someone tries to flock you at any point during the school year, the flamingos will go to them instead!
The flock is ready to fly now through the end of the school year but you should signi up now and reserve the flock for your desired date. To sign up to send a flock, find out who flocked you, or purchase flocking insurance, just click here!
See the flyer below for all the details. For any questions, please contact our flamingo wrangler Lindsay Rath at email@example.com
Get Moving at the Color Run
By popular demand, we've left open Color Run registration open for a a few more weeks. T-shirt orders are already in and can no longer be purchased but it's not too late to register to attend and wear your own t-shirt!
Students race around the field behind BGS while getting showered with color powder on Friday, May 6 from 7-8 PM.
Registration in PtBoard is required to ensure we have enough packets for everyone.
Every registration includes a registration packet which includes sunglasses to protect your Bear's eyes from flying powder and a powder packet so they can spray their friends while running.
$15 Registration per student includes your registration packet ONLY (no t-shirt)
SEE THE FLYER BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS AND GET REGISTERED ASAP!
Please note: Only students participate in the color run. Adults ae welcome to circle the field and cheer on our runners!
Color Run Volunteers Needed!
Please make sure you available on May 6th and our rain date of May 7th! To volunteer please click here!
4th Grade Yearbook - All Orders Due by May 14th
ATTENTION 4th GRADE FAMILIES!
Don't miss out on the opportunity to get a yearbook for your 4th grader to remember all the fun times they've had at BGS. The order deadline is May 14th.
Yearbooks can be ordered on PtBoard for $15. Yearbooks will be delivered on 4th Grade Fun Day in June.
Please note: yearbooks are only for 4th grade students.
In Case You Missed It.....
Teacher Appreciation Certificates
Honor and acknowledge your child’s past or present teachers, coaches, or any staff member at any school in the BRRSD district. You can recognize the extraordinary efforts being made during these extraordinary times by ordering Teacher Appreciation Certificates here.
Place your order by May 2nd for delivery during Teacher Appreciation Week. Certificates will be delivered to recipients through BRRSD emails. Suggested cost is $8.00/Certificate or any amount you wish to donate. $2 from each certificate will go to BRHS staff and student led Ukrainian Relief efforts. Proceeds support BRHS PTO Awards ($500.00) and Honorariums ($250.00) for graduating seniors in the Class of 2022.
Raritan Public Library May Events
Click here to see all the fun things Ms. Amy, the children's librarian, has planned for the month of May. You do not have to have a library card at the Raritan Library to attend.
Shop on Amazon & Support BGS At The Same Time
- Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
- From your desktop, go to Your Account and select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
- Search for "Bradley Gardens PTO" and select it as your charity
Use the Amazon app for shopping? No problem! You can still support the BGS PTO by following these steps:
- Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone
- If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, simply sign up at smile.amazon.com following the steps listed above
- Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your app
PTO & School Dates to Remember
- April 22 - 24 - Dine & Donate at Char Burger
- April 25 - Teacher Appreciation Week Donations Due
- May 2 - 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week!
- May 6 - Color Run - 7-8 PM
- May 7: Color Run RAIN DATE
- May 9 - Dine & Donate at Rita's
- May 11 - IN PERSON PTO Meeting - 7 PM
- May 14 - 4th Grade Yearbook Orders Due
- May 30 - 31 - NO SCHOOL
Stay in Touch
Bradley Gardens PTO
Sally Bartlett, Co-President
Melinda Harz, Co-President
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