Bradford Elementary School
May 2, 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is amazing how fast time goes during a school year. It is hard to believe that we are already in the last month of this school year. We are so thankful to have the opportunity each day to work with your children at Bradford Elementary School. It has been a great year so far. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you a few updates for this last month.
We are very excited to announce that we will have special visitors touring our school tomorrow to visit and discuss the importance of early literacy and building foundations for our youngest students. The Commissioner of Education, Candice McQueen, and First Lady Crissy Haslam will be touring our school and classrooms tomorrow. We would like for all of our students to wear their "groovy themed shirts" to school tomorrow for this event.
We have several additional exciting events coming up over the next few weeks as we close out this school year. These are listed on the back of this note for your convenience. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the listed events. Most of these will be on our school facebook page and school website.
We are still taking applications for the summer program. Please contact the school if you need an application to be sent home with your child. We will have summer reading days on Tuesdays during the month of June where students can come to the school and hear a special guest, read books, etc. Your child will be bringing home summer reading logs following transition days. They are welcome to take advantage of the school library on these days during allotted time frames whether they are enrolled in the summer program or not. We would like to provide as many opportunities as possible for the students to have access to literature resources throughout the summer.
We are excited about the remainder of the school year and all that is planned. We hope to prepare your children as best as possible for the next level and continue to cultivate an environment where students are successful and constantly "growing" as students!


Kelly Knott


5/3 - Visit by the Commissioner of Education and First Lady
5/3 - 6th Grade Educational Field Trip - Discovery Park
5/4 - 1st and 3rd Grade Educational Field Trips - Dixie Theatre
5/5 - 4th Grade Educational Field Trip - Cypress Grove Park
5/5 - 5th Grade Educational Field Trip - Safarri Park
5/5 - Midnight Madness Run
5/5 - Destination Imagination Sponsored Dance - 6:00 - 7:30 (K-3) 7:30 - 9:00 - (4-6)
*Bradford Students Only
5/9 - Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Field Trips - Cowen Farms
5/10 - 2nd Grade Field Trip - Donelson Century Farm
5/10 - Multiplication Bee
5/11 - 4th Grade Science Fair - 8:00 - 10:30
5/12 - Strawberry Festival - no school
5/15 - K-3 Field Day/ Pre-K and 4-6 Jumper Incentive - Good Behavior Reward
*students may wear athletic shorts, Bradford shirts, Field Day shirts
5/16 - Transition Day 1- Pre-K - 6
5/16 - Kindergarten Graduation - 7PM
5/17 - 4-6 Field Day/ Pre -K and K-3 Jumper Incentive - Good Behavior Reward
*students may wear athletic shorts, Bradford shirts, Field Day shirts
5/18 - 6th Grade Luncheon - 11AM
5/18 - Transition Day 2 - Pre-K - 6
5/19 - Last day for Pre-K and Kindergarten students
5/19 - Kindergarten Awards - time - 1PM - BES Library
5/22 - Awards Day for 1st - 6th Grade (School Awards - 8AM - 9AM) (Classroom Awards - 9:00 - 10:45)
5/22 - Half Day for Students - Report Cards go home / Last day for students. (11:00 Dismissal)
5/23 - Half Day - make-up - only students with make-up work will be required to attend.
6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 - Summer Reading
6/5 - 6/30 (weekdays) Breakfast and Lunch available for students 18 and under eat free.
Breakfast Time - 7:30 - 9:00
Lunch Time - 11:00 -12:15