Principal's Newsletter

Bradford School


Dec. 13, 2019

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open.” - Frank Zappa

Reminder: Please do not park in either of the staff parking lots at dismissal time. It is a very busy time and children have been seen running in the parking lot as staff members are pulling out.

Reminder: The Grade 4 Dance Recital is Dec. 18th at 9:15 at Bradford. The Grade 5 Band Performance is Dec. 18th at 9:45 at Bradford. The Winter Concert for Bradford Singers and Grades K-3 is at Buzz Aldrin Middle School on Dec. 19th at 6:30 p.m.

Notice 1: Montclair High School “Mountie Talks” Parent Workshop Series Flyer

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Penny Wars
• Get rid of your spare change and help the fifth grade raise money for their year-end trip and other special activities! From Dec. 9th through Dec. 20th, students can deposit spare pennies and dollar bills in their grade’s jug in the front hallway. Students can lower other grades’ totals by adding nickels, dimes, quarters, and anything over one dollar. Parents of fourth and fifth graders can participate themselves when they are in school for the Dance/Band performances on Dec. 18th. The grade with the highest total will win a special reward. See the attached flyer for more details. We hope you will help us out and encourage your children to participate!

Bradford Annual Toy Drive for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
• Bradford’s 17th annual toy drive for pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders at St. Joseph’s Children's Hospital in Paterson has commenced! New, unwrapped toys for ages infants through 21 years will be collected in the playpen in the school’s front lobby through Dec. 20th. The gifts are given at the holidays and throughout the year for birthdays and treatment milestones. Small gifts are welcome, too, for acts of bravery like needle sticks and scary procedures. Please support this important cause and brighten a child’s day.

Art Room Website
• Ms. Bautista has created an art room website! Please check it out here. You can find information about art room activities, upcoming contests, art room needs, Artsonia, how to volunteer in the art room, and more.

Mountie Talks
• Montclair High School is sponsoring a series of talks for parents in 2020 that may interest you; the topics are school anxiety, technology and gaming addiction, preventing substance abuse, and depression. If you are interested, please see the attached flyer for more details and register here. If you have any questions, you may reach out to MHS Assistant Principal Reginald Clark here.

Bradford Reader

• Calling all Writers! We are now accepting submissions for the Bradford Reader. Please submit your child’s drawings, poems, musings, haikus, essays, and written thoughts. Submissions can be sent here. It's okay to submit handwritten submissions and we always welcome submissions from our youngest students. There's a space for your young writer in the Bradford Reader. Feel free to send questions to Taigi Smith here. See you in the Reader!

Colder Weather
• Students go outside for recess if it is 28 degrees or above (the real feel temperature must also be at least 28 degrees). Please be sure to send your children to school with outerwear appropriate for the colder weather. Students should have a winter coat, hat, scarves, and gloves or mittens. If there is snow on the ground, feel free to send your children with snow boots as we will go out in the snow. Make sure all outerwear items are labeled with your child’s name.

School Spirit Days
• Fridays are “School Spirit Days,” at Bradford! Students are encouraged to wear either a Bradford or a favorite college/university shirt. Or just wear blue and yellow! Please encourage your child to show his or her school spirit every Friday.

Upcoming Dates
• Dec. 18th: Grade 4 (Dance) and Grade 5 (Band) Performance at Bradford 9:15 a.m.
• Dec. 19th: Winter Concert for Grades K-3 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School 6:30 p.m.
• Dec. 23rd-Jan. 1st: Winter Break
• Jan. 2nd: School Re-opens

Have a great weekend!

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