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.
Grade 3 Field Trip – May 2/May 3, 2017
The third graders will be going on a field trip to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. May 2, 2017: Rooms 208, 210; and 211. May 3, 2017: Rooms 202; 206; 207, and 209. Permission slips are due back by April 12, 2017.
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.
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.
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
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.
Book Fair March 2 – 10, 2017
THANK YOU HOLLAND’S FLOWERS
3,250 CANS DONATED TO FOOD DRIVE
Thank you to all who supported the Student Council sponsored Canned Food Drive. This year, through everyone’s support 3,250 cans were donated.
The following classes/grades were recess winners:
Winner of an extra recess for largest amount of cans brought in by a class: Mrs. Carven, grade 2. (295)
Winner of two extra recesses for largest amount of cans brought in by grade: Grade 4 (1,017)