Friday Features - 5/24/19

Your Weekly BGS PTO News & Happenings

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Thanks to everyone who came out for last week's Color Run! The brief storms rolled out and we ended up with beautiful weather for our race around the fields. The kids had a blast, our volunteers ended up just as colorful, and a fantastic time was had by all!

Special thanks to Janine Guasco, Jennifer Khoury & Jennifer Winchock for their leadership in organizing the event!

Field Day Helpers Needed

There's still time to let Mr. C & Mr. U know that you can can help run events during BGS Field Day on Wednesday, May 29 (Friday the 31st if it rains).

The event runs from 8:50 - 11:30, but volunteers are asked to report at 8:15 for a briefing on game instructions. Note that while you may see your child in passing, you won't be able to follow them to their various challenges. This is a great chance to help out the whole school, see some of the activities they do in gym, and cheer on our Bears.

If you can assist, please contact Mr. Chartowich at

BGS Enrichment Field Hockey & Lacrosse Clinics

For Grades: 1st & 2nd and 3rd & 4th

Clinic Organizer: Emma Knauf

Emma is a BRHS junior working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award. She is also a BGS alumni. The focus of her Gold Award is to get Bradley Gardens students to “Try Something New.” She will be hosting a limited number of clinics after school in late May and early June to introduce the students to field hockey and lacrosse – so they can give them a try! No equipment or experience is needed - just bring water, a snack and a smile! Emma is Rutgers Safety Certified, a member of the BRHS JV Girls Lacrosse Team, Captain of the BRHS JV Field Hockey Team and she hopes to see you there!

More details, sign up forms and permission slips came home last week - return them ASAP. If you missed them, you can find the flyer attached below.

Space is limited so don’t wait.

Spring Book Fair

Don't miss our BOGO (Buy One - Get One) Book Fair the week of June 3. Students will attend with their classes during the week. You can also shop as a family on Wednesday, June 5 from 6-8 PM.

Volunteers will be needed to help run the store both during school hours and during the family shopping evening. Even an hour of help means a lot to our Bears! Sign up to help out here: Note that some volunteer slots may be removed once the teachers have signed up for their shopping times.

Volunteer Breakfast

It's been a very busy school year and we'd like to take some time to recognize the hard work of ALL of our volunteers. Without your help, we couldn't have staffed book fairs and holiday shops, decorated for events, cooked for teachers, arranged class parties, counted box tops, or done any of the other great things our PTO does to make the BGS community so special.

We invite all members of the BGS community who have volunteered their time or talents in some way to our annual Volunteer Breakfast on Wednesday, June 5th from 7:45 AM until school starts. Kids are welcome. To ensure we have enough goodies on hand, we just ask that you let us know you're coming by RSVP'ing here:

See you there!

Co-Chair An Event in 2019-2020

Thanks to everyone who has expressed interest in serving as a co-chair for PTO events and fundraisers for next year. We appreciate your leadership and can't wait for your help and ideas!

Some of the co-chair roles still available include:

  • Class Trips
  • Faculty Meals
  • Family Fun Nights
  • 4th Grade Fun Day
  • 4th Grade Yearbook
  • Membership & Directory
  • Read-A-Thon
  • Spring Plant Sale
  • Talent Show
  • Toy Sale
  • Volleyball Gall

These positions do not require nomination, just your willingness to lend a hand in leading it.

If you're interested in any of the above, check out our list of chairperson positions. It includes a quick description, special skills you might need, and the time commitment so that you can help find the perfect fit. Contact to let us know how you can help and what you'd like to get involved with.

Mark Your Calendar

PTO & School Dates to Remember

  • May 27 - No School
  • May 28 - No School (see revised school calendar)
  • May 29 - Field Day
  • May 31 - Field Day Rain Date
  • June 3-7 - BOGO Book Fair
  • June 5 - 7:45 - 8:15 AM - Volunteer Breakfast
  • June 5 - 6-8 PM - Family Shopping Night for the Book Fair
  • June 14 - 4th Grade Fun Day
  • June 19 - 4 Hour Session
  • June 20 - 4 Hour Session - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, Co-President

Kelly Schmidt, Co-President

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