Friday Features


Thanksgiving - Bradley Gardens Style

On Tuesday, we celebrated our annual Thanksgiving Feast with the entire Bradley Gardens community. Together with Mangia Buono and Bridgewater Bakery, the PTO put on a tasty catered meal that brought together our students, faculty, and staff in a celebration of the first Thanksgiving. Families contributed an array of desserts and whimsical centerpieces. More than 40 volunteers helped to serve the meal and more than 300 in our Bears family were thankful for it. Congratulations to the Khoury family for their winning Feast Centerpiece!

Thank you to EVERY volunteer - whether you donated, decorated, or served. Special thanks to our co-chairs, Briana George and Annie Qureshi, for leading the charge on this fantastic event. It's truly something unique to BGS and we're so thankful for your leadership.

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Recognize a Teacher or Staff Member

In this month's Gardens' Greetings, Mrs. Binford announced that nominations are now open for Governor's Teacher of the Year and Educational Service Professional of the Year. Don't miss out on this wonderful chance to recognize a dedicated BGS faculty and staff member. You can read more about the eligibility criteria for nominations here.

If you would like to nominate someone, please complete the nomination forms and send it in to Mrs. Binford's attention by 11/27/19.

Read-a-Thon Wrap Up

We're still looking for about $900 in outstanding Read-a-Thon pledges!

If you or your family have outstanding pledges that need to be paid, please send them in to school in an envelope marked "Read-a-Thon", including both the name of your child AND the name of the sponsor(s) whose contributions are included. Your sponsors need to fulfill their pledges by Dec. 6.

Clean Out for a Cause

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We need your help to set up for the Toy Sale on Friday, December 6 and for the actual sale on Saturday, December 7. Even if its for an hour at pickup, we can use your hands. You can sign up for shifts either day in AtoZ connect:

Setup Signup Sheet is here:

Sale Day Signups are here:

YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ATOZ CONNECT IN ORDER TO BE PERMITTED TO VOLUNTEER. We provide a list of volunteers in advance to the school for security purposes, so if you're not on the list, you won't be able to enter. If you're having issues with sign-up, contact

Please contact Michele Fitzgerald at with any questions.

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PTO Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 7pm

Bradley Gardens School Library

Join us for our next PTO meeting. We'll be recapping fall events, finalizing prep for winter events like the Toy Sale & Holiday Shop, plus discussing some late winter happenings like Family Fun Nights.

Don't forget to bring your gently used toys to drop off before the meeting!

Shop AmazonSmile for the Holidays

Some of you are already starting to shop for the holidays. Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at, AmazonSmile donates to our Bradley Gardens School PTO? Bookmark it for all your Amazon shopping needs!

Stay Tuned for Info On Some "Cool" Winter Events

Dates to Remember

Nov. 27 - 4 Hour Session

Nov. 28-29 - No School

Dec. 4 - PTO Meeting - 7 PM

Dec. 4 - Toy Sale Donation Window 4-7 PM

Dec. 5 - Toy Sale Donation Window 4-7 PM

Dec. 6 - Toy Sale Donation Window 9 AM - 2 PM & 4-7 PM

Dec. 7 - $1-2-3 & Up Toy & Bargain Bike Sale - 9 AM - 1 PM

Dec. 12 - Barnes & Noble Night - 4-7 PM

Dec. 14 - Crafts with Frosty & Holiday Shop Preview - 9 AM - 12 PM

Dec. 16 - 18 - Holiday Shop (in school)

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, Co-President

Kelly Schmidt, Co-President