Friday Features - 10/5/18

Your Weekly BGS PTO News & Happenings

October is here and our PTO's Beautification Committee has been getting BGS all set up for the fall season! The fourth grade BGS Girl Scout Juniors Troop 61213 had lots of fun working together after school on Monday to water the school's grasses and mums, carry cornstalks and put them up at the center island as well as near the BGS sign. They also put up the scarecrows from the PTO closet to decorate the outside of the school building. They did this during their meeting as part of their effort to reinforce the ideas of volunteering, community service and making the world a better place, starting with their school!

Special thanks to Farmer Debbie at Norz Hill Farm for their generous donation of hay bales, grasses and gourds. If you have a chance, check out the Norz Hill Farm Fall Festival!

Also of note, if you missed our PTO meeting last week, you can check out the full minutes here.

Lastly, we invite you to attend the Superintendent's State of the District Forum. It is this coming Monday, October 8 at 6:30 PM at the Middle School. Discussion topics will include the district’s 5-year strategic plan starting with an overview of the current state of the district and moving to our goals for growth over the coming years. In addition, current information on our academic programs, facilities, budget, and information about how you can get involved with and stay informed about the district's strategic work.

- Kelly & Briana, BGS PTO Co-Presidents

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Library Helpers Needed

Help us keep the BGS Library in tip-top shape. Volunteers are needed to help re-shelve books on Thursdays or Fridays, at your convenience.

If you'd like to help out, sign up here. We'll get back in touch with you shortly to arrange an intro meeting with Ms. Shatten, our new librarian, before you start your volunteer duties.

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Clean Your Closets for a Cause

The $1, 2, 3 & Clothing Sale is a long-standing BGS tradition that helps you clean your closets, helps those in need, and helps the school by raising funds that contribute to events such as the Brain Show and teacher enrichments.

Your sorting, folding and merchandising skills are needed throughout the day on Friday, Oct. 19. Assistance is also needed to help organize during the sale on Saturday, Oct. 20. Come for an hour or come all day - we'd love to have you! Let us know you can help by signing up here if you're interested in joining our team!

Want to help, but can't make it to the sale? Help us advertise by re-tweeting our Facebook event page or printing our sale flyer below and posting it around town.

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Celebrate Halloween at the Halloween Hoot

Join us for trunk or treating and ghoulish fun at our Halloween Hoot on Friday, Oct. 26 at from 7-8:30 PM. Admission is $5 per child / maximum of $15 per family. Children of volunteers attend for FREE!

We'd like to know you're coming - just give us a quick headcount by signing up here.

Help Make the Halloween Hoot A Success

The Hoot is great fun, but needs your help to run! Our Hoot Sign Up Genius has been updated with some new opportunities to help us make this a spooky success. If you can sponsor a trunk, donate some snacks, help us set up, or even just assist at the snack table, let us know by signing up here.

Remember - children of volunteers attend for free!

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Get Fit & Have Fun - Action for Distraction 5K

Looking for something fun to do with the family? Why not give back, get fit, and have fun? Check out the Action for Distraction 5K. Registration details are in the attached file, passed along by Nurse Ambrose.

In Case You Missed It....

Pay for Class Funds Online

$20 per student to offset the costs of class parties & teacher gifts - goes to our Homeroom Parents. Pay online here. For cash payment, send to school with child's name, teacher's name, and mark the envelope "ATTN: Class Parent - Class Funds".

Pay for PTO Membership or Spirit Kit

Pay annual $15 PTO Dues & order limited edition spirit kits. If you do prefer paper, checks can be made out to BGS PTO and your order form below can returned in an envelope marked "PTO Membership/Spirit Wear".

Dates to Remember

  • Oct. 12 - Fire Truck Visit (during school hours)
  • Oct. 12 - Last day to order Spirit Kits
  • Oct. 12 - Spirit Day! Wear your spirit gear.
  • Oct. 16 - PTO Meeting @ 7 PM
  • Oct. 17 - Picture Day
  • Oct. 18 - Clothing Sale Drop Off - 4 - 7 PM
  • Oct. 19 - Spirit Day! Wear your spirit gear.
  • Oct. 19 - Clothing Sale Set Up 9 AM - 2 PM & 4 PM -7 PM
  • Oct. 20 - $1, 2, 3 & Up Clothing Sale
  • Oct. 22-26 - Red Ribbon Week - teachers will sponsor events in school
  • Oct. 24 - “Teaming Up to Good Choices” Wear your favorite jersey/team shirt
  • Oct. 26 - Wear Red - in honor of closing out Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct. 29 - Black & Orange Day
  • Oct. 31 - Halloween Parade - 10:45 AM

Stay in Touch

Bradley Gardens PTO

Briana George, Co-President

Kelly Schmidt, Co-President

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