Friday Features - 4/8/22

Your BGS PTO News & Happenings

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 20th so we can plan our events accordingly.

Flocking Is Back!

After migrating south for the winter our BGS Flock is back! Thanks to all who took part in flocking your friends in the fall.

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

Get Moving at the Color Run

After a 2 year hiatus due to COVID, our Color Run event is back by popular demand. 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 by April 20 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.

Two registration options are available:

$25 Registration per student includes a t-shirt, along with your registration packet

$15 Registration per student includes your registration packet ONLY (no t-shirt)


Please note: Only students participate in the color run. Adults ae welcome to circle the field and cheer on our runners!

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Color Run Volunteers Needed!

Our Color Run can't happen without volunteers to help run it. We need volunteers for everything from setup, check-in, running our concession stand, throwing powder on our runners, to clean-up. If you're Bear is participating you'll be there anyway so why not offer a helping hand?

Please make sure you available on May 6th and our rain date of May 7th! To volunteer please click here!

LAST DAY: BGS Adult Spirtwear

By popular demand the Bradley Gardens PTO has set up a pre-order sale for ADULT spiritwear in PtBoard. If you are interested in ordering, please place your order by TODAY, April 8th. This will be the last opportunity this year to purchase adult spiritwear.

Looking for youth size spiritwear? No problem. We have listed what youth size inventory we have left from our previous sale on PtBoard as well. Youth items are available for immediate delivery via school backpack.

All spiritwear can be found on our PTO hub on PtBoard.



TODAY is your last chance to order a yearbook at early bird price of $12. Starting Saturday, April 9th yearbook prices are going up!

Yearbooks can be ordered on PtBoard today to snag early bird pricing. Yearbooks will be delivered on 4th Grade Fun Day in June.

Please note: yearbooks are only for 4th grade students.

Shop on Amazon & Support BGS At The Same Time

Did you know that you could help the Bradley Gardens PTO while you shop? Always go to when shopping on Amazon (bookmark this page). In a few easy steps, you can designate the BGS PTO as your charity of choice and a portion of every purchase you make will be donated to us!

  1. Sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

  1. Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone
  2. If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, simply sign up at following the steps listed above
  3. 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 8 - LAST DAY : Early Bird Yearbook Pricing
  • April 8 - LAST DAY: To Order Adult Spiritwear
  • April 11 - 15 - School Closed for Spring Break
  • April 18 - School Closed for Spring Break
  • April 20 - Teacher Appreciation Week Donations Due
  • April 20 - Color Run Registration Due
  • April 22 - 24 - Dine & Donate at Char Burger
  • May 2 - 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week!
  • May 6 - Color Run - 7-8 PM
  • May 7: Color Run RAIN DATE
  • May 11 - IN PERSON PTO Meeting - 7 PM

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Sally Bartlett, Co-President

Melinda Harz, Co-President

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