Principal's Newsletter

Bradford School

MONTCLAIR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
87 MT. HEBRON ROAD ~ MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY 07043
WWW.MONTCLAIR.K12.NJ.US
NAOMI KIRKMAN
PRINCIPAL

 

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."   - Albert Einstein


Notice 1: Please see the attached flyer regarding the third grade “Sock-Toe-Ber” Drive.

 

Notice 2: Please be reminded that Bradford classrooms are peanut and tree nut free!

 

Notice 3: Please see the attached “Fridge Facts” that you can use as a handy reference!

 

Follow us on Twitter @BradfordSchool to receive daily photos and updates about school!

 

Bradford is the University Magnet – Look what we do with MSU!

• Today: 2K (Ms. Kretz’s class) participated in a Dance for Children class with MSU Dance Department students.

• On Wednesday, Grade 5 visited Panzer Gym for Health and Physical Education Stations.

• On Wednesday, ½ of 5K visited the John J. Cali School of Music for a Voice Recital.

• On Oct. 11th, 2B will participate in a Dance for Children class with MSU Dance Department students.

• On Oct. 11th, Grade 1 will visit Panzer Gym for Health and Physical Education Stations.

• On Oct. 16th, Grades 3-5 will participate in Field Day at MSU.

• On Oct. 16th, ½ of 5D will visit the John J. Cali School of Music for a Strings Recital.

 

Pancake Breakfast and Fall Book Fair – TOMORROW!

• Our annual Pancake Breakfast is tomorrow! Come enjoy freshly made pancakes, sausages and other breakfast treats with other Bradford families. You can also visit the Fall Book Fair in the school library as well! Vegan/gluten-free/nut-free pancakes will be available for families with allergies and food restrictions.

 

BradPAC

• You are cordially invited to the first BradPAC meeting on October 25th at 9:15 a.m.; BradPAC is a group of parents of special needs students who can offer information, resources, and support to one another. BradPAC is an offshoot of the district Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) that is specific to Bradford parents. Coffee and bagels will be provided, so come hungry! This meeting will serve an an opportunity for parents to get to know each other and discuss what topics they would like to address throughout the year in BradPAC meetings. We will also share information and answer questions related to SEPAC meeting and activities.

Toni’s Kitchen Backpack Program

• Please reach out to Ms. Goff or Ms. Kirkman if your family would like to participate in the Healthy Backpack Program. For those who don't know, Toni's Kitchen provides backpacks filled and nutritious foods for families in our community. These nondescript backpacks are sent home weekly with your children. Bradford partnered with them last year to help families in need of this support.


“Sock-Toe-Ber”

• The third grade classes are spearheading a sock drive for people in need in our community. All socks will be donated to Toni’s Kitchen. Toni’s Kitchen has indicated that socks are a real need for many of their patrons as the weather gets colder. You may send in a pair of new socks to be delivered to Ms. Caceres’, Ms. Eckardt’s, or Ms. Evangelista’s classrooms during the month of October. See the flyer attached to today’s e-blast for more information.

 

Little Brother to Brother for Grades 4 & 5 Boys

• The Little Brother to Brother program serves to meet the needs of young boys by engaging them in developmentally appropriate activities to support the achievement of their full academic and social potential. This community-based program is offered to all male students in fourth and fifth grade. Mentors offer their time, skills, and life experiences to positively impact the lives of our fourth and fifth grade boys. Making positive choices, promoting self-esteem, and emphasizing academic achievement are all encouraged by the mentors.. The Bradford Little Brother to Brother program starts on Tuesday, Oct. 8th and runs from 3:15-4:15. Sessions will meet in Ms. Bangs’ classroom, Room 5. Click here to sign up!

 

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

• Oct. 5th:         Pancake Breakfast and Fall Book Fair begins

• Oct. 9th:         District Closed for Yom Kippur 

• Oct. 10th:       PTA/SATp (School Action Team for Partnerships) meeting at 7:00 p.m.

• Oct. 14th:       School Closed for Staff Professional Development

• Oct. 18th:       PestoFest (Pasta and pesto made from our garden’s fresh basil will be served during lunch hours. Students are encouraged to wear green to celebrate)!

• Oct. 31st:       Halloween Parade at 2:00 p.m.


Have a great weekend!

 

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