Bradford Elementary School
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Bradford Elementary School students will enter middle school with the skills and knowledge needed to attain success without remediation. Our students will be able to communicate effectively through verbal and written expression. Our students will be able to analyze and evaluate text in a variety of genres. Our students will possess the skills, knowledge, and conceptual understanding to effectively problem solve in science and mathematics. Our students will understand the benefits and appropriate uses of technology while encompassing the ability to adapt to variation and change. The learning environment at Bradford Elementary School will promote fair and equal opportunities for all students.
We plan to bring all students proficiency and beyond by:
Continually promoting clear high standards for all students.
Using a curriculum framework that is based on performance standards.
Maintaining an aligned curriculum both vertically and horizontally.
Providing quality instructional facilities, materials, and supplies.
Utilizing formative and summative assessment data to drive instruction.
Developing appropriate and effective safety nets for students that require remediation.
Maintain highly qualified staff who are reflective of practice and desires continual renewal.
SPIRIT WEEK: June 4 – June 8, 2018
Monday, 6/4– “Mismatch Monday” (How mismatched can you look? Different socks, shoes, prints,…OH MY!)
Tuesday, 6/5– “Tropical Tuesday” (Let’s get ready for summer with some tropical/ floral print, etc. No bathing suits)
Wednesday, 6/6– “Black Out Bullying” (Wear black to show that “Bully-Free Starts With Me” )
Thursday, 6/7-“Sports Day” (support your favorite sports team or even your own sports team-no equipment or cleats) *
Friday, 6/8– “Neon Day” (Let’s brighten things up at the end of the week! Wear your favorite neon color(s).)
We invite everyone to participate and look forward to a fun Spirit Week at Bradford Elementary.
May Breakfast and Lunch Menu
Field Day – Friday, June 15, 2018
Field Day will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018, with a rain date of Monday, June 18, 2018. Information will be sent home with students a few weeks before the event asking for parent volunteers.
Please note: Parents who wish to volunteer need to have an approved CORI on file. Please call the school at (978) 374-2443 if you would like a CORI application sent home with your child. CORIs take approximately 7-10 business days to process.
Grade 3 Field Trip – Harvard Museum of Natural History
The third grade students will be going on a field trip to the Harvard Museum of Natural History on May 31, 2018. Cost of the field trip is $9.00. Watch for permission slips which will be sent home the week of March 26th.
Bradford Students and Staff Raise $251.80 for Jimmy Fund
Grade 3 and 4 MCAS Schedule
Grade 3 and Grade 4 MCAS Testing Schedule
***testing begins at 9:15 AM***
Grade 3 ELA Session 1 – April 3, 2018
Grade 3 ELA Session 2 – April 4, 2018
Grade 4 ELA Session 1 – April 10, 2018
Grade 4 ELA Session 2 – April 11, 2018
Grade 3 Math Session 1 – May 8, 2018
Grade 3 Math Session 2 – May 9, 2018
Grade 4 Math Session 1 – May 15, 2018
Grade 4 Math Session 2 – May 16, 2018
THE DAY OF THE TEST
• Make sure that your child is well rested and eats breakfast.
• See that your child arrives at school on time and is relaxed.
• Comfort counts. Send a sweater if it’s a cool day. Dress in layers for a warm day.
• Encourage your child to do the best work possible and to have a positive attitude.
• Encourage your child to listen/read carefully to all test-taking directions and to ask questions if any directions are unclear.
• Remind your child not to get stuck on any one item.
• Encourage your child to check answers for accuracy if time permits.
Celebrating “100th” Day
Bradford Elementary Night at Fenway Park
Join your classmates, teachers, family and friends to kick off the summer at Fenway Park. Friday, June 22, 2018, at 7:10 PM. Deadline to order tickets is March 6, 2018. Please click here for more information and order form.
PTO Meeting – February 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM
The next PTO meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the school library. We hope to see you there.
Museum of Science Travelling Program to Visit Bradford Elementary Students
The Museum of Science Travelling Program will be visiting the students of Bradford Elementary. Animal Habitats will visit students in grades K-2 on Friday, January 19, 2018; and Animal Adaptations will visit students in grades 3-4 on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Thank you to the Bradford Elementary PTO and the Sughrue Family for providing the students with this wonderful opportunity.
Animal Habitats: Where is the ideal place for an animal to live? We bring up to three live animals for students to observe, and we look for clues that determine their ideal shelter and food. Based on the information collected, students are challenged to pick a suitable habitat for each animal. Students also have the opportunity to touch assorted skins, bones, and feathers so they can actually feel some of the characteristics that help these animals survive.
Animal Adaptations: Students expand their understanding of biological adaptations by observing both skulls and live animals. They see up to three live animals from different groups, place the animals in their correct classes, and learn about specific adaptations each has developed. After observing the live animals, students engage in a hands-on activity in which they become scientists and examine particular skulls to determine how the animal may have adapted.