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.
2017 MCAS SCHEDULE FOR GRADES 3, 4, and 5
MCAS Testing is scheduled to begin at Bradford Elementary on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Please refer to our school calendar page for a complete listing of all MCAS testing dates specific to your child’s grade.
Tips to Help Your Child
Prepare for Tests Parents and families can do several things to create a positive test-taking experience and help students prepare for tests. Here are some ideas:
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.
Fourth Grade – Third Annual Literacy Fair
The 4th grade students at Bradford Elementary School invite you to their Third Annual Literacy Fair!
Date: Wednesday, Mar 29th
Time: 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Location: Bradford Elementary School Cafeteria
Postural Screenings for Grade 5 Students – Week of March 27, 2017
During your child’s next physical education class, he/she will be screened for postural problems, such as scoliosis. The screening will be conducted on all students in grade 5 starting the week of March 27, 2017.
The screening procedure is very simple. The school nurse will look at the student’s back as he/she stands upright and bends forward. The screening is done separately for the boys and girls, in a private and discreet manner. Girls are asked to wear a close fitting t-shirt or camisole for the screening.
Parents will be notified and referred to your pediatrician if your child does not pass the screening. If your child is currently under a doctor’s care for scoliosis or you choose not to have your child participate in the screening, please contact the school nurse by Friday, March 24, 2017 at 978-374-2442 or by email at email@example.com.
PTO Meeting – March 29, 7:00 PM
The Bradford Elementary School PTO will be meeting on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, @ 7:00 PM in the Library.
Bradford Elementary Family Night at Fenway Park – June 9, 2017
Bradford Elementary School Family Night at Fenway Park is scheduled for Friday, June 9, 2017 @ 7:10 PM. Please click here for more information/order form. The deadline to order tickets is Friday, March 17, 2017.
Second Trimester Report Cards/Parent-Teacher Conferences
Report cards will be issued for grades K-8 on Friday, March 17, 2017. In order to share with you the progress your child has made, parent teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary and will be on a first come first served basis. Most appointments will be approximately 5-10 minutes long. If you feel you need more time, please notify your child’s teacher.
Highlights from Twilight Tales
Our second annual Twilight Tales was a huge success! Special thanks to the members of the Merrimack College Football Team for volunteering to help out for the night. A fun time was had by all!
Read Across America Special Visit
Class Pictures Scheduled for March 30, 2017
Husky Hangout Summer Program Registration
Registration for the Husky Hangout Summer Program will take place at Bradford Elementary School on Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Program coordinators are Kendra Brackett and Mary Lasonde.
click here to download registration information.