Welcome. Within the peaceful environment and unity of Bradley School, the commitment to excellence encourages extended learning for all students, engendering mutual respect and responsibility, self esteem and appreciation for the world's diverse inhabitants and cultures. Bradley's reputation for educational excellence has been earned over the years because of the school's consistently clear focus on high academic standards, strong parent/community support, and a held belief that all students need to develop their higher level cognitive abilities. Students participate in a broad-based curriculum where a positive and enriched learning environment is provided for all students. Students are recognized for academic excellence, musical and artistic achievement, physical fitness, citizenship, community service, and perfect attendance.
Summer message from the principal
I hope that you are enjoying the start to summer vacation. Summer is a wonderful time to rest, relax and recharge. However, it is also important to stay in touch with the school year that is up coming. There are few easy ways to do this.
1. Read, read and read. Your student should be reading every day for at least 20 minutes. Read as a family, read out loud, read to them (if they can't read yet) but simply just read. This is the easiest way to stay in touch with school. If you plan on taking a long car ride this summer you can read aloud during the car ride, books on CD/tape/ipod or get special books just for the car ride. Again, just read!
2. Unplug. Take some time each day to unplug. Video games, phones, TV are all great and fun, but each day your student should go outside and do some non tech stuff. Take a walk, ride a bike, go to the playground and the like. If you have a chance to have a meal together, make sure everyone at the table is unplugged and can enjoy the conversation and the food. Unplugging from devices will allow for your student to experience something other than a screen and learn how to interact with the world around them.
3. Do some math! Yes, math. Count, multiply or just discuss. The easiest is to purchase or download some math fact sheets and have your student working through them over the summer. These sheets are readily available for download or appropriate grade level books can be purchased from an education store. Keeping up on your math facts is a simple way to be prepared for your upcoming school year.
4. Lastly, have some fun. See, it's not all bad. Enjoy your summer, run around, sleep in every once in a while and enjoy your time. (don't forget to read though!)
I am looking forward to the upcoming year and all the wonderful things it holds.
Enjoy your summer!